MARIANE MISOLA, Executive Assistant

MARIANE MISOLA

Executive Assistant

MARIANE MISOLA

Executive Assistant

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I believed I could, so I did.
SHANE HENDERSON, Digital Production Artist

SHANE HENDERSON

Digital Production Artist

SHANE HENDERSON

Digital Production Artist

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I once helped to rescue an abandoned baby seal. When I was a teen, my brother and I were spending a vacation at our family cabin in BC and while we were out rowing in the cove one afternoon a newborn baby seal popped up out of the water and started following us everywhere we went. She was very friendly, swimming under the boat and even letting us pet her. Hoping the mother was still around we waited overnight to see if they would reunite, but she returned alone. Luckily the Vancouver Aquarium was able to come out and give her a new home. We named her Luseal.
JULIE EVANS, Associate Media Director

JULIE EVANS

Associate Media Director

JULIE EVANS

Associate Media Director

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As a youth I had the ability to stand on my head for an extremely long time. It was probably my strongest skill and I was convinced that it would make me a millionaire. Unfortunately, as I got older I learned that standing on your head wasn't a marketable skill. So I joined advertising
JEROMEY SHANNON, Online Editor

JEROMEY SHANNON

Online Editor

JEROMEY SHANNON

Online Editor

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There is an overabundance of high-quality Independent Pro Wrestling here in the GTA, and I moonlight as cameraman and editor for several of them. From the old-school influenced “Hogtown Pro Wrestling,” the high-flying lucha libre of “Lucha in the 6,” and the hardcore-style “DEATHPROOF Fight Club,” there are almost a dozen promotions stretching from Hamilton to Oshawa, each with their own unique styles and wild personalities!
CORRINA MASCHERIN, Graphic Production Artist

CORRINA MASCHERIN

Graphic Production Artist

CORRINA MASCHERIN

Graphic Production Artist

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You clicked my picture? Awww shucks, I’m blushing! So, now that you’re here I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself, huh? Hmmmm welp – I’m actually quite terrible at writing about myself, so instead I offer this. If you’re ever at our office in Toronto, feel free to pop by my desk – which is now known as the community food area, as I usually have some sort of chocolatey creation ready to share with anyone who comes by.
AHMED OMAR, Account Supervisor

AHMED OMAR

Account Supervisor

AHMED OMAR

Account Supervisor

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I have always been fascinated by volcanoes. Over the years, my fascination grew into a crazy desire to stand on the edge of a volcano and look down at the center of the earth. On 19 Dec 2014, after a grueling 5-hour climb to the top of volcano Concepción in Nicaragua I did just that. The moment was perfect but the only thing I was missing was a selfie stick!
PEDRO RODRIGUES, Graphic Artist

PEDRO RODRIGUES

Graphic Artist

PEDRO RODRIGUES

Graphic Artist

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Having a passion for cars, I transfered to a school that specialized in automechanics only to find out when I got there that the classes were full. Only a printing class was available. That’s where it all started, creating and printing flyers for the school. To this day I am fascinated whenever I pass a billboard I helped to create.
KYLE SHIELDS, Art Director

KYLE SHIELDS

Art Director

KYLE SHIELDS

Art Director

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When I was younger, I taught sailing and coached a race team in Georgian Bay. The job was mostly lounging in the sun. On one of those blue-skied, thirty-degree, sunny mornings I saw a dark, purple haze coming over the horizon. “What is that”? I radioed the other instructors but suddenly a massive wall of weather was heading our way at an alarming rate. The wind began roaring, lighting flashed and hail rained down. Masts were breaking and boats capsizing everywhere, our students were all swimming for safety. We had to abandon the sail boats, and rescue all the kids in our dingy. Before we even made it to shore, the docks had broken loose and our boats were being ripped to shreds. Luckily, everyone made it back safe. This was the scariest weather I’ve ever seen. Now I know what a white squall is.
LINDSEY FEASBY, SVP, Director of Human Resources

LINDSEY FEASBY

SVP, Director of Human Resources

LINDSEY FEASBY

SVP, Director of Human Resources

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In no particular order, here are some of my favourite things...crisp clean laundry – put away in the drawers, white tablecloth dining on the beach in Positano in your bathing suit, Love Actually (and not just at Christmas), quiet starry nights at the cottage, bonfires and perfectly roasted marshmallows, watching reality TV with my girls, Colm Wilkinson in Les Miserables, Saturday night hockey, anything Chanel and ice cold Heineken in the bottle.
LIAM BROWN, Strategy Director

LIAM BROWN

Strategy Director

LIAM BROWN

Strategy Director

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I was flying airplanes solo before I was allowed to drive a car by myself. I feel like this says less about me and more about the strange priorities of our licensing system.
ANICK TANGUAY, Director, Client Services

ANICK TANGUAY

Director, Client Services

ANICK TANGUAY

Director, Client Services

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I discovered the joys of alpine skiing when I was 7 years old. At 17, hoping to share that joy, I completed an internship and became a level 1 ski instructor for beginners, generally young children. I learned how to teach basic movements through games – line up like a little train yelling “choo choo” or follow like a duck saying “quack quack”. You can imagine my surprise when they gave me a group of teenagers to work with!!!!
BRITTANY ANDERSON, Designer

BRITTANY ANDERSON

Designer

BRITTANY ANDERSON

Designer

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Well there was that one time I remained totally calm while driving on Highway 401 with a bumble bee in the car.
KEVIN DIAS, Senior Analyst

KEVIN DIAS

Senior Analyst

KEVIN DIAS

Senior Analyst

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I studied a minor in music in University, along with my mechanical engineering degree. As a student of the performing arts, I had the opportunity to sing all kinds of classical music in front of an audience. My first time on stage, I sang a baroque Italian piece and I spent so much time rehearsing the second half of the piece that (me being me) blanked out on it when it really mattered. Half-way through the piece I repeated the same melody as the first part but this time with complete nonsense for lyrics. With no Italians in the room, I got away with an applause and even a standing ovation. I think that might have been the day I realized I could scat sing.
OS RAHMANI, Copywriter

OS RAHMANI

Copywriter

OS RAHMANI

Copywriter

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Oz was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. His mom wanted him to be a doctor and his dad wanted him to be a lawyer. But his third and closest parent, television, wanted him to be a writer for The Simpsons. Obviously he went with option three. After a few job rejections and a restraining order from Matt Groening, Oz decided to put that dream on hold and pursue something else. He eventually went with copywriting after watching a commercial of a gorilla drumming to a Phil Collin’s song.
ANGELA GILL, Group Account Director

ANGELA GILL

Group Account Director

ANGELA GILL

Group Account Director

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My sister lives in London, UK. We’re crazy close. And I miss her just as much today as when she left 12 years ago. Recently I went for a visit as she and her husband were launching a fried chicken and donut restaurant chain, with the first location in a semi-dodgy part of town. Obviously a huge deal for the two of them. Across the street was a tattoo parlour. I’ve never been a fan of tattoos. I think the concoction of new biz/fried chicken/sibling love is to blame for our permanently branding ourselves with her restaurant’s icon (a chicken!). It’s kind of like having the lesser known version of the golden arches on your wrist – forever. It doesn’t make sense. And I love it.
RAMI AHARONOV, Quality Assurance Lead

RAMI AHARONOV

Quality Assurance Lead

RAMI AHARONOV

Quality Assurance Lead

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I always say confidence is key. Except for that time I twisted my knee skiing. And that time I twisted my other knee playing hockey. And that time I broke my finger playing basketball. And that time I broke my other finger tripping over an invisible rope. And that time I broke my toe doing a burpee. And that time I burned my arm in the oven making a pizza. Why isn’t second lunch a thing?
KRISTIE BAXTER, Vice President, Director of Operations

KRISTIE BAXTER

Vice President, Director of Operations

KRISTIE BAXTER

Vice President, Director of Operations

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With more than a few years of agency experience under my belt, I have earned a few grey hairs. The ups, the downs, and all the fun in between. The industry has introduced me to my husband, many friends and ultimately fed my desire for order, efficiency and watching good people do great things. When I’m not playing with reports, you can find me hanging with my two daughters, hosting themed parties, and forcing my friends into doing competitions of any kind, so long as I win!
TARAH COLCLEUGH, Account Supervisor

TARAH COLCLEUGH

Account Supervisor

TARAH COLCLEUGH

Account Supervisor

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We walked behind a man with a rifle slung loosely across his back as he led us through tall golden grasses. He warned us that those in sandals should stay behind and wait by the truck. I didn’t know where we’d be going, but I looked down at my worn flip flops and pressed on – I wasn’t staying behind. The muck was thick and I didn’t look up much as we walked for the next 30 minutes. Suddenly our leader halts and I’m confronted by our surroundings – we’re barely 10 metres from a herd of white rhinoceros. I look back and my brother has stopped in his tracks a few steps back, now staring at the magnificent scene before us. That man who led us, was their protector, and that day we bore witness to the largest remaining herd, not knowing that they would eventually be hunted.
EMILY MACLAURIN-KING, Group Account Director

EMILY MACLAURIN-KING

Group Account Director

EMILY MACLAURIN-KING

Group Account Director

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In University I was a photographer and photo editor for the student newspaper. I particularly loved to shoot concerts and sports; there was something about being able to find the little moments and expressions within all that action. Photography has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom had a darkroom in my childhood home and took amazing candid pictures of our life. When you think about it, being able to capture a moment in time and go back to it whenever you want is a pretty magical thing. I don’t spend nearly as much time as I’d like shooting or editing today, but it’s something I always come back to. And yes, I’m one of those people who still prints photos – my condo is full of them.
ALANNA TURNEY, Account Director

ALANNA TURNEY

Account Director

ALANNA TURNEY

Account Director

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Riding and showing horses has always been my true passion, and for most of my early life how I thought I would make a living. Unfortunately, this just wasn’t going to pay the bills (and I likely would have ended up crippled by the time I was 30). Luckily for me, the much broader world of agriculture has worked out just fine and allowed me to get back to trying to avoid injuring myself riding horses as a hobby.
DOMINIC LASET, Senior Finance Analyst

DOMINIC LASET

Senior Finance Analyst

DOMINIC LASET

Senior Finance Analyst

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When I’m not busy going through Excel workbooks and numbers, you can often find me emulating an episode of Buzzfeed’s series called “Worth It” with my buddies. Weirdest thing eaten to date: Cod Milt and Crickets (not together). On regular days, you can hear people near my desk ask me: “Where’s the stuff??” – Nothing sketchy at all – just happens to be Japanese candy, which I regularly replenish. As long as that gets them through their day, I’m happy.
DENNIZA GARO, Content Author

DENNIZA GARO

Content Author

DENNIZA GARO

Content Author

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For a hot minute, I aspired to be an English teacher in Korea and actually moved to Seoul in 2015 to study Korean at EWHA University. The plan didn't pan out, and I went back home to the Philippines after a year. But I met some truly interesting people, lived in one of the best cities in the world, and had the kind of experience that I wouldn't trade for anything else. Oh, and yeah, I can now speak broken Korean... for anyone who's interested...
TIFFANY PUNNETT,  Project Manager

TIFFANY PUNNETT

Project Manager

TIFFANY PUNNETT

Project Manager

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When people ask about my past and where I grew up, I start the story with “I was born in St Vincent.” This answer always generates quizzical looks, so I have learned to sum up my story this way: St Vincent, is an unspoiled, tropical island in the Caribbean that few have heard of, and even fewer have actually visited. My family, Vincentians for over 200 years, truly lived the classic island lifestyle. And that included me too. My earliest memories always seem to involve running around barefoot, and at times, naked. So when I moved to Canada at age 5, I quickly learned that shoes and clothing weren’t so optional anymore. To say that was a bit of an adjustment is an understatement!
JULIANA RAGONESE, Account Executive

JULIANA RAGONESE

Account Executive

JULIANA RAGONESE

Account Executive

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My favorite Friends moment of all time is when Phoebe goes through Joey’s resume taking off all his fake skills. While tapdancing, archery and horseback riding are all removed, Joey tries to prove to Phoebe he can truly drink a gallon of milk in ten seconds.
ANNE BERTRAND, French Copywriter

ANNE BERTRAND

French Copywriter

ANNE BERTRAND

French Copywriter

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September 5th of 2015, I am 23 years old and have just moved to Los Angeles to begin a Master's degree in Visual Arts at the Art Center College of Design. One week of classes, two heat waves, an ant invasion in my studio and a broken air conditioner later, I change my mind. My father takes a plane from Florida to join me. We cross the United States in 5 days aboard my 2004 Toyota Corolla (without AC). On October 5th, when I got back home, I realized that maybe it was a little too early to live the American Dream.
CARLY SMITH, Operations Director

CARLY SMITH

Operations Director

CARLY SMITH

Operations Director

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When backpacking, I stupidly boarded a ferry broke to a fairly deserted island where I quickly lost my phone and used up the last $23 to my name for 1 night's accommodation, a $2 meal and a single phone call to my almost dead phone. Things really turned around when I called my phone to find it with the ferry captain, begged my way into a free bus ride to get it and befriended the only other person on the bus who offered me a job to start the next day. I stayed for months working at a beach-side hostel, exploring the island and meeting the most amazing people. Kismet or a lot of luck?
MARK LOVELY, Associate Creative Director

MARK LOVELY

Associate Creative Director

MARK LOVELY

Associate Creative Director

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How many waves do you need to catch to have “surfed in Japan”? I trekked south on a recent trip to Japan to a small surf town called Kamakura. I rented all my gear, and waited at the crosswalk to cross the road to the ocean. A local with limited english skills said “you no walky, Akaei!” Seeing as how my Japanese was worse than his English I had no idea what that meant but it sounded like a warning. After some broken Japanese, many hand gestures and a simple drawing on the side of his car, I now know that Akaei translates to “STING RAY: STEVE IRWIN-KILLING STING RAY.” Needless to say, the number of terrifying waves you need to catch to have “surfed in Japan” is only one.
NEILL BROWN, Managing Director

NEILL BROWN

Managing Director

NEILL BROWN

Managing Director

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I just learned that the proper expression for "cut and dry" is actually "cut and dried". Apparently it was originally referring to herbs in the herbalists' shops, as contrasted with growing herbs; hence, fig. ready-made and void of freshness and spontaneity; also, ready shaped according to a priori formal notions. Then I had to google what "priori" means, and I'm still down that rabbit hole...
SASHIERE STEWART, First Impressions Manager

SASHIERE STEWART

First Impressions Manager

SASHIERE STEWART

First Impressions Manager

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I am the product of some total nerds, which means I have the pleasure of being named after the Original Star Trek series. "Sashiere" is a flower known to the Kelvan alien race (re: episode 50, By Any Other Name). In 2010 I accomplished a childhood dream and became Indiana Jones while I ventured around Petra (cue music). Since that first visit, I've been fortunate enough to return in 2012 and 2014 to continue my adventure. I'm also a proud Slytherin. What can I say? I'm kind of a nerd. It's in my blood.
ROB TRICKEY, Creative Director

ROB TRICKEY

Creative Director

ROB TRICKEY

Creative Director

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When I first started out as an art director, I listed my skills in my resume: Photoshop; Illustrator; Quark Express; can hit a 7-iron 175 yards. I got more calls about the 7-iron than anything else. Mostly “Tell me about that 7-iron,” and “Can you show me how to hit my 7-iron 175 yards?” Now, working advertising hours and a father of 2 kids, I’m still very proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator.