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.
Mike Harley, Developer

Mike Harley

Developer

Mike Harley

Developer

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One day I Googled my own name in search of doppelgangers. I ended up discovering a swedish underwear company with the same name as me. I sent them an email and they ended up sending me a free pair! Who needs their mom to write their name on the underwear?
FILIPE DA LUZ, Account Director

FILIPE DA LUZ

Account Director

FILIPE DA LUZ

Account Director

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I'll share with you two thoughts that really speak to me: 'Travel is the best form of education', 'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone'.
Scott Alton, Account Executive

Scott Alton

Account Executive

Scott Alton

Account Executive

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November 2015, a friend and I embarked on a road trip down the coast of Cali in a sports car (Mazda 2). Starting in San Francisco, and ending in San Diego. We did a lot in those 10 days – biked across the Golden Gate Bridge, Sky Dived in Santa Barbara, and Surfed in Santa Monica. We also learned that gas stations are sparse along the coast and even more so inland. We found this out the hard way when we ran out of gas near the top of our 8000m ascent to Sequoia National Park. Thinking on the spot, I put it in neutral and we coasted down the mountain to the nearest gas station. Life lesson: Sometimes you just have to put it in neutral and coast.
Shereen Ladha, Senior Strategist

Shereen Ladha

Senior Strategist

Shereen Ladha

Senior Strategist

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I’m a strategist by day, and professional dancer evenings and weekends. I was a finalist on the first (and only) season of Canada’s Got Talent. I have danced at Raptors half-time shows, and in Hollywood movies and TV shows. I now run a popular YouTube channel that features my choreography, master classes, and tutorials. Check it out (and subscribe!) @dancewithSL
EVRA TAYLOR, Bilingual Proofreader

EVRA TAYLOR

Bilingual Proofreader

EVRA TAYLOR

Bilingual Proofreader

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I've always had a passion for flying. Several years ago, I decided I wanted to take flying lessons. I wasn't driving at the time and my friends said, "Evra, don't you think you should be driving a car before you learn how to fly a plane?" I said "No," and proceeded to take flying lessons at a small, remote flying school outside of Montreal. It was exhilarating.
Conor Clarance, Account Supervisor

Conor Clarance

Account Supervisor

Conor Clarance

Account Supervisor

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As a child I had a consistent and succinct answer whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a Zamboni. Not the driver, but the actual machine. My dreams of being a real-life Transformer like Optimus Prime have not been fulfilled, but working in sports is pretty close.
Bill Schaefer, Senior Copywriter

Bill Schaefer

Senior Copywriter

Bill Schaefer

Senior Copywriter

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Let me start by saying I do not eat crackers in bed. This random fact is essential to understanding why I would be so confused waking up to a bed covered in goddamn tiny cracker pieces. As I wondered how on earth it had come to this, I heard the distinct rustling of a sleeve of Premium Plus. I crept out of my bedroom into my living room – and that’s where I saw it: the cockiest, most self-satisfied squirrel ever to shimmy up a balcony. It sat legs spread on my coffee table, mouth, hands and furry paunch full of crackers. It was so stuffed it couldn’t even run. It stared at me like, “What? You got yours.” Eventually, it heaved itself onto its side, rolled off the table, and out the open balcony door. I don’t live there anymore.
Calvin Daniels, SVP, Managing Director

Calvin Daniels

SVP, Managing Director

Calvin Daniels

SVP, Managing Director

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While a true Maritimer at heart, I have had the opportunity to live in all of Canada and around the world. In 1986, while living in London, England, I was working at a popular restaurant right around the corner from Harrods called the “Chicago Rib Shack.” One morning while preparing for our lunch service the whole place was taken over by Security who advised that we would be serving only one table that day. Princess Diana and her two sons, William and Harry, were dropping in for burgers and fries following a morning of Christmas shopping at Harrods. A true servant to The Royals.
Keeley O’Hara, Director of Creative Operations

Keeley O’Hara

Director of Creative Operations

Keeley O’Hara

Director of Creative Operations

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When my older sister lost her very first tooth, I stole it from under her pillow and replaced it with a popcorn kernel thinking that I could trick the Tooth Fairy into leaving me the money instead. Unfortunately, the tooth was still under my pillow in the morning and my sister was crying because the Tooth Fairy left her a nasty note telling her she wouldn’t get her money unless she was willing to give up her tooth. My parents actually thought she was trying to trick them, but I was the guilty one!
Ian Kapasi, Account Director

Ian Kapasi

Account Director

Ian Kapasi

Account Director

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Five or six years ago, I had the romantic notion of casting off the shackles of responsibility and taking a solo road trip through the North Eastern US, Kerouac style. But you know what’s not romantic? Sleeping in your car. After a week or so of showering in Dunkin’ Donuts’ bathrooms, I found myself at a farmers market in Portland, Maine telling people I was a chef from Toronto who would cook an amazing meal in exchange for a hot shower and place to stay for the night. And that’s the story of how I met the Allens. I’m pretty sure there’s a picture of me still on their fridge – you never know where you’ll meet new friends.
NILY NAZAMEZADEH, Media Strategist

NILY NAZAMEZADEH

Media Strategist

NILY NAZAMEZADEH

Media Strategist

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Don’t be surprised if you see me adding ketchup to my pizza, my pasta, or any other food I eat. I try to control my ketchup-eating disorder, or at least do it in private, but sometimes I am not very successful at hiding it.
Emily McKay, Producer

Emily McKay

Producer

Emily McKay

Producer

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From ages 5-12, I went to a camp in Cape Breton called The Gaelic College. It wasn’t a regular camp – we wore uniforms (kilts and white polos), and there were no bikes or canoe trips. But there were things like harp, fiddle, and highland dance. Over the years I learned the bagpipes, won a weaving award for my tea towels, and one summer I spent 2 weeks in Gaelic immersion (no English allowed). Don’t ask me to go portaging or how to start a fire, but if you need monogrammed hand towels, then I’m your girl.
JATIN PATEL, PC Support Specialist

JATIN PATEL

PC Support Specialist

JATIN PATEL

PC Support Specialist

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My wife tells me I am a “destroyer.“ She claims that whenever I open up and attempt to fix something, it never works when I put it back together. But hey that’s lie. I’m just not the sort of person who gives up or loses hope easily.
ADRIAN SUVA, Senior Digital Designer

ADRIAN SUVA

Senior Digital Designer

ADRIAN SUVA

Senior Digital Designer

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I took my post-secondary at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. I initially went into the Fine Arts program, but after the first year I got spooked by the prospects of doing the starving artist bit. For the second year, I transferred to the Graphic Design program.
Angelo Paralovos, Content Author

Angelo Paralovos

Content Author

Angelo Paralovos

Content Author

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I went camping a couple years ago at Killarney Provincial Park with some friends and family. They decided to go cliff jumping and I was very nervous as it was about a 30-foot drop. My friends had all jumped into the water and I was about to chicken out until I heard a sound close behind me. I turned around, and in the distance I saw a fox. I jumped into the water quicker than I could count to 3. Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith to have fun – or just have a fox come up behind you and scare you!
PETER LAGOSKY, Copywriter

PETER LAGOSKY

Copywriter

PETER LAGOSKY

Copywriter

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I was on a high school field trip in Stratford, ON to see a Shakespeare play, when out front of the theatre, my friends and I saw a young busker surrounded by swooning girls. With his soft voice, goofy ukulele and boy-bob haircut, we just didn’t understand his appeal—so we tried to steal his thunder by dancing like idiots to his music. The audience loved it. He didn’t. “Cut it out!” He said. “Shut it, pipsqueak,” I said. Two years later, that boy-bobbed pipsqueak sang “Baby” ft. Ludacris and became a star, while I was in first year university surviving on cafeteria French fries. Stay in school, kids.
Sergio Matos, Mac Operator

Sergio Matos

Mac Operator

Sergio Matos

Mac Operator

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I have a single on iTunes! When I first started working at MacLaren McCann, I was fortunate enough to work with a musical artist who asked me if I had ever sung. “Only in the shower” I replied. I was nervous when she asked me to come into her studio to do a few trials. We wrote a few lyrics together, and within a few days we were done: I had a single in her album. After the album release we got requests to do a small concert at a local bar/club for about 100 fans. At first I thought “no way,” but after 6 shots and and barely enough breath, I pulled it off! A little later we got another request to perform in front of 2000 fans at the Docks for a summer event. Let’s just say I’m glad to be working here! :)
Ed Anderson, Sr. Media Planner

Ed Anderson

Sr. Media Planner

Ed Anderson

Sr. Media Planner

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I was in Cuba on vacation when the island was hit with a category 5 hurricane. I was in Santa Clara, far from any airport. I got a ride to Cienfuegos in a ’53 Pontiac that had no door panels and one window winder that would be passed from person to person to raise and lower windows. I spent four hours in that car, driving down country roads and navigating around downed trees. At Cienfuegos we discovered that the airport was closed due to hurricane damage. So then we drove to Varadero – same car, same drill. After a total of twelve hours in that car, I made my flight with about fifteen minutes to spare.
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.
Trent Burton, Executive Creative Director McCann West

Trent Burton

Executive Creative Director McCann West

Trent Burton

Executive Creative Director McCann West

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I never thought I'd ever get into Advertising. For the longest time I thought I'd end up being a "businessman" whatever that is. So I was finishing up my undergrad (5 years for a 3 yr. BA!) and my marks we're attrocious. (C's get degrees!) Anyway, this being pre-internet I sent away for every college brochure I could think of in the hopes I could acquire some sort of trade. I applied to "International Relations - China", "Public Relations" and "Copywriting". I didn't get into the first two and backed into copywriting by default. So yes kids, you too can achieve your dreams by not working that hard.
Matthew Clemente, Account Director

Matthew Clemente

Account Director

Matthew Clemente

Account Director

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Not one for extreme anything, I accidentally got into cave diving about a year after learning to scuba dive in open water. I took a cavern diving course in Mexico thinking a cavern was just a rocky hole in the ground filled with water. But in the scuba world, a cavern is a submerged cave that extends only as far as the daylight can penetrate. Any further and it’s considered a cave. I discovered that water-filled caverns are incredibly beautiful and actually quite peaceful. Two months later I got my full cave diving certification. Every year I return to Mexico to explore the caves.
Craig Atkinson, Senior Project Manager

Craig Atkinson

Senior Project Manager

Craig Atkinson

Senior Project Manager

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Craig's convinced that oil runs strong through his veins. He has a passion for all things with four wheels and a powerful engine. It started when his Father took him to his first classic car show at the impressionable age of 6 and took a ride in an old T-bucket hot rod. Fast-forward a few decades, and Craig can now be found maintaining an all-original 1940 Plymouth, chasing his wife in half-marathon races, and applying over a decade of talent restoring connections between customers and brands through the power of well-designed digital experiences.
James Dahl, Developer

James Dahl

Developer

James Dahl

Developer

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When I was a young lad I once camped in the rockies among marmots and boulders, and my hiking companion regaled me with the entire Red Dwarf plot arc from the first season onwards. I remember watching a grizzly bear wander from one mountain to another, and a wolf far in the distance that ran off once we got within a kilometer of it.
BRENDAN CRUZ, Digital Strategist

BRENDAN CRUZ

Digital Strategist

BRENDAN CRUZ

Digital Strategist

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Within my first month living in Calgary, I bought the wrong-sized wheels for my car, totaled said car, had my new (to me) car broken into, and got a hockey stick in the face. Silver lining: I now have a pretty awesome driver’s license photo.
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!
PARTH VASHI, Digital Data Analyst

PARTH VASHI

Digital Data Analyst

PARTH VASHI

Digital Data Analyst

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The Gir Forest in India is home to the only population of wild lions in Asia. Experiencing their majesty is the most interesting thing I have ever done. I made the journey into the forest with a couple of locals as navigators. At one point our car couldn’t cross a river, so we set out on foot. After 10 minutes of walking, we realized we were surrounded by 3 lions. Fortunately they didn’t give a damn about us, and continued with their routine. I guess when you are nature’s most powerful animal and “king of the jungle” you don’t spend much effort worrying about lowly humans.
Karolina Krol, Executive Assistant

Karolina Krol

Executive Assistant

Karolina Krol

Executive Assistant

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A Polish-born, Canadian-raised Executive Assistant Extraordinaire. Professional, unflappable and passionate. That is how I describe my approach to being the CEO’s right hand. In my personal world I am known as a Nutella enthusiast, a dog lover, and a blue-bleeding Leafs fan who is married to a real-life Leprechaun…
Lisa Mcconachie, Budget Administration Coord

Lisa Mcconachie

Budget Administration Coord

Lisa Mcconachie

Budget Administration Coord

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I was born on the South Shore (Greenfiled Park) of Montreal. My parents separated when I was two and my brother and I were what you called latchkey kids. My Mother worked full-time and my brother and I entertained ourselves until Mom got home from work. When school finished for summer vacation we went to stay with my grandparents in Brighton, Ontario. The only way we could get there was by train. My Uncle who worked afternoon shift would take the two of us to the train station and let the conductor know we were travelling alone. For the next five hours, every time the poor conductor would go by, we would ask him “how much longer?” That was our usual routine for summer vacation.
Carmen Felix, Group Administration Manager

Carmen Felix

Group Administration Manager

Carmen Felix

Group Administration Manager

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This is my second stint with McCann. I’ve been with Momentum now for almost 16 years, but my very first job was actually at McCann Erickson back in 1986. A fresh graduate of high school, I had an interview with the President and Director of the media department. The interview was going well until she asked me if I had any agency experience, which was quite obviously no. Thinking fast, I told her that we could make a deal and if she hired me, she could ask that same question in six months, where I would then answer “sure, I have six months agency experience!” Fast forward to that night, I got a call and got the job!