Roksan Kohen Parfitt (she/her) 
Manager / Program Coordinator

Roksan is a visual artist/art teacher with a BFA from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University located in Istanbul/Turkey. She immigrated to Turtle Island in 2009 and moved to Galiano in 2012 where she currently lives. Her work evolves around the the concepts of time, transformation, environment and our connections to nature. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Turkey and Canada.

She is the founder and the art director of Yellowhouse Art Centre Society.

Board Director / Chair

Carpenter, builder, multi disciplinary artist, talented actor, father and partner John Parfitt has created an amazing space that is the Yellowhouse Art Centre almost from scratch and it is still evolving, He has exhibited installation works in curated shows and he is transforming the space as needed.


Dayna Szyndrowski (She, HER)
Board Director / Treasurer

With a background ranging from business to arts, Dayna Szyndrowski is excited to join the Yellowhouse board as it continues to grow and serve this island so beautifully.