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Who We Are

We’re your team when it comes to advertising tech and data harvesting. We work across all industries and know where to find the audience you’re looking for.

 

LoKnow is a advertising tech and data company. We collect data from coast to coast to find the audience that’s right for you. We don’t like wasting time or money and will build you a campaign that finds exactly where your ideal audience goes. You can learn a lot about a person’s likes, hobbies and habits from where they go in the real world.

Location is Knowledge.

 

Our Values



 

Here are some of the things that are important to us. Our values define the way we think and operate. After a bit of brainstorming—mixed with some lively debate—we’ve decided that these core values best tell who we are and what matters.

 

Creativity rules when it comes to new ideas and tech! We work together towards unique and unprecedented solutions.

We’re an eclectic bunch with varied skills, talents and personalities. We lean on each other, we build each other up, we rise together.

It feels amazing to be heard and listened to. We can learn and grow so much from each other when we’re open.

We all have the ability and intelligence to make change. If you have an idea, take charge and own it!

We keep it light and fresh. Take time for yourself and share in the joy of our accomplishments!

Our Vision



 

Our Vision is for everyone to access, benefit from, and love the vast world of digital advertising.

 

 
 

Our Mission



 

Our Mission is to create, discover, and share with everyone the experience of extraordinary digital advertising technology.

 

Our Team



Vikram Seth

CEO & Founder

Vikram Seth

Vik is the guy in the office who knows a thing or two about any topic. Try him. He’s guaranteed read an article about whatever obscure Nixon-era political fact, the latest top-secret Silicon Valley tech or NCAA March Madness stat you just googled. He’s the one you’ll really want as your Phone a Friend when a million dollars is on the line. A cheerful and innovative ideas man who knows how to get moving on a project, Vik likes to stay busy and has been that way since his poli-sci university days when he had a different club meeting almost every day of the week. These days, running the ship at LoKnow fills his time—not to mention constantly distracting the staff with his incessant chattiness and non-stop movie trivia—but he gets the itch to travel every so often and is always excited to tick another country off the list.

Tyler Hanson

President

Tyler Hanson

Tyler wishfully describes himself as a “senior millennial,” but he is unavoidably the office dad. Whether he’s dispensing wisdom or busting guts with his subtle wit, he’s always happy to lend his guidance to the LoKnow team. A “Knower” since day one, he served on LoKnow’s Board of Directors since the company’s founding before stepping into the role of President in 2020. An engineer and proud alumnus of the University of Alberta, Tyler is no stranger to the boardroom. He likes to give back to his alma mater by volunteering his time serving on both the U of A Senate and the Alumni Council.

True to his nurturing nature, Tyler is happiest tending to his garden or spending time playing basketball with his kids. He’s currently working towards a really unstoppable old-guy catch-and-shoot three-pointer. Here’s hoping an errant rebound doesn’t land in his precious raspberries!

Don’t let his air of respectability fool you, though – Tyler knows how to let his hair down once in a while. His go-to party trick is he can recite pi to 35 decimal places. (Spoiler—the 35th digit is 8!)

Travis Riedlhuber

VP - Product & Experience

Travis Riedlhuber

One of our OG members, Travis tells some pretty interesting stories about moving to Edmonton and meeting with the team everyday at Transcend Coffee before having an office. Fast forward to having over 5 locations, Travis had a front row seat to watching LoKnow make strides. He’s a team player, so much so that his dad-like qualities landed him his own :dadtrav: emoji on our Slack channel. Hailing from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management (with great distinction!) under his belt, Travis knew that advertising was where he was meant to be. The former Advertising Manager at the U of L student paper, The Meliorist, Travis was also a semi-finalist in Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec in 2014. Travis joined the LoKnow team directly out of University and has since been an integral part of the LoKnow team, wearing many hats along the way.

An active person by nature, you can often find Travis sharpening his competitive edge playing sports like golf and volleyball, or chasing around Gus, his 3-year-old Toy Poodle, with his wife in his free time. If he’s not playing a sport, he’s likely watching one – namely the Blue Jays and Raptors! He’s a fan of working with his hands (or as he likes to call it, “tinkering”), and as a result has picked up quite a few new skills, from cooking and making cocktails, to yard work, planting, gardening, painting, building things and other odd jobs around the house. Tinkering isn’t the only thing Travis enjoys in his leisure time – one of his favorite things to do is a good old fashion walking pub crawl, especially when traveling. For Travis, Good Food = Good Mood, which might explain his unconditional love for pizza. He loves technology, and buying new electronics is as exciting as unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. He also has a small sneaker collection which has been on ice since he hasn’t had much of a reason to dress up and go out for a while – but perhaps an overdressed pizza run could change that?

Cerise Eugenio

VP - Finance & Administration

Cerise Eugenio

Imagine the Monopoly man, now make him a woman in a fancy crystal studded black tux, add in a cherry red cape and that is Cerise for you! Here’s why. Cerise has always had her eyes on the cash. She’s naturally had a keen interest in managing money at a very early age and that is exactly what she does today. As the Director of Finance & Administration, Cerise brings more than 10 years of industry experience in the realm of finance, operations, administration and executive management. Why the cherry red cape you ask? Because she’s like a superhero with her genuine willingness to help save the day in the best way she can. All the while being equipped with the technical skills, professional credentials as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Her outgoing nature has granted her the title “The Glue”! That’s because Cerise’s house became the hub for many social gatherings amongst her friends. She’s passionate about bringing people of different personal and professional backgrounds together and has been integral in helping them make connections as well. With the network she’s built, she’s fostered a strong supportive environment where encouraging everyone to reach their full potential is not uncommon.

As a way to complement her career in finance where precision and accuracy are key, Cerise expresses herself through other creative avenues like singing, recording cover songs, playing the piano and freelance modelling where she takes on photoshoots and runway shows. When Cerise isn’t professionally or artistically taking over the world, she plays sports such as volleyball, softball and golf.

Anna Michele

Director - Culture & Communications

Anna Michele

Anna began her professional journey in graphic design and communications, where she spent the first decade of her career in the for-profit, non-profit and freelance worlds. Her keen attention to design and artful creativity has led her into many creative opportunities such as being a part of a Summit Creative Award winning campaign, and becoming part of the marketing committee for the Nordlys Film and Arts Festival. With her expansive and diverse skill set, Anna originally joined the S&S department in her early days at LoKnow. As the company grew, Anna took on a new (and rewarding) task in the world of people and culture and has found an adoration for it. Still using her sharp eye everyday to interact with communications and design, Anna gets the best of both worlds by working with everything design and people-related.

A lover of learning and landscapes, Anna indulges in going for adventurous walks while plugged into a podcast to discover new perspectives. Her pastimes of choice include travelling to the mountains, reading books (both the real and audio kind), and scoping out new restaurants. While she doesn’t have any pets just yet, her unrealistic dream is to adopt a rescued Great Dane/Poodle mix to join her and her green family. Her plant companions are flourishing under her care; with 41 plants and counting, she definitely has a green thumb.

Described as kind, empathetic, helpful and an inspired leader by her team, Anna is a guiding voice and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A natural mentor, Anna has helped shape many of the things the team values most in LoKnow culture today. Most proud of her ability to adapt to new changes in her life, Anna holds three post-secondary diplomas, and looks forward to adding an additional degree. With her ambitious nature and tenacious personality, Anna is working towards her CPHR designation and hopes to continue expanding our team of Knowers!

Ben Goliath

Director - Audience & Optimization

Ben Goliath

Ben likes to keep active by going to the gym, playing hockey and snowboarding. You’d think he’d have some painful broken bone stories to share, but his calcium stores are too strong for that as he’s never so much as had a fracture. Ben’s love of sports extends to the professional leagues and the Blue Jays, Cowboys and Oilers get his loudest cheers—but that’s where the noise ends. He’s not one of those guys who’ll yell, “Missed a spot!” at unsuspecting zamboni drivers. He understands the pressure of having an arena full of people watching you manoeuvre a giant mop around the ice since he used to drive one himself. Ben graduated with a BCom from MacEwan University, and is also a NAIT Marketing grad. Before coming our way he worked as a trainmaster at CN. This guy has had the coolest jobs! Ben likes to spend his weekends camping and brings along his very silly husky-cross Stella. If he happens to be sticking around the city he’ll either be sitting on a patio, drink in hand, or bingeing a new Netflix series while waiting for HBO to release the latest season of Game of Thrones. Oh, and he believes that all of Westeros is screwed with a white walker dragon on the loose.

Cam Sullivan

Director - Strategy & Sales

Cam Sullivan

An outdoor enthusiast through and through, Cam is an avid hiker, runner, snowboarder, wakeboarder and mountain biker. He’s been involved in three avalanches, two Death Races and even caught a fish once while wakeboarding. How this guy is still alive, we’re not quite sure. It could be due to his eternal optimism. Cam always wakes up on the right side of the bed and might just be the friendliest guy you’ve ever met. He’ll converse with you for hours on any topic, including how to find the best lighting for nature photography, how to rebuild your car’s engine—he rebuilt his first when he was 14—or even the finer details of particle physics and quantum field theory. Cam has an MBA from Queens where he won multiple internal and external case studies, and also studied in Hong Kong while a University of Alberta student working on his BCom in Marketing and Business Law. Cam’s passion for life, learning, adventure—and fast cars—follows him from home to the office. He’ll always go the extra mile when it comes to client care and won’t stop working until every part of a campaign is race-ready.

Gabriela Domanico

Director - Strategy & Sales

Gabriela Domanico

Gabby’s passion for lifelong learning has left her well-read, well-rounded and well-learned. Starting her career in banking and finance at ATB, Gabby has worn many different hats during her past tenures. With experience in both leadership and sales as a Personal Relationship Manager, Personal Banking Manager, Branch Manager and Business Development Manager, she was awarded with ATB’s ‘President League’ award three times over the decade! Gabby joined the world of technical recruitment in response to her longstanding fascination with the tech start-up world. With her interest to join the grass-root movements of an innovative company that was disrupting the tech world, Gabby found her way to LoKnow.

With her signature laugh, Gabby’s incandescent personality can light up any room, and make her clients feel at home. Despite back-to-back client meetings filling her days, Gabby values taking a well-needed break in her downtime. A big advocate of the ‘work hard, play hard’ mantra, you can often find her hitting her favourite Pilates studio over the lunch hour or seizing sunny evenings to connect with family and friends on her rooftop patio.

Gabby has owned three franchises of her own over the years, however, when she’s not nose-deep in projects, travelling is her pastime of choice. With an appreciation for experiencing new, unique cultures, some of Gabby’s favourite visits so far have included Ibiza, Thailand, Mykonos and the Amalfi Coast. A classically trained pianist, and an undefeated Tetris champion, Gabby’s zest for knowledge and learning has made her a valuable addition to the LoKnow team, and a beloved director on our Strategy & Sales team.

Adam Riedlhuber

Regional Manager - Strategy & Sales

Adam Riedlhuber

Adam is a natural bundle of energy on our team of Knowers. Lethbridge-born and raised, Adam’s background began in Urban Studies, where his strategic thinking and ability to see the bigger picture groomed him into the wealth of knowledge he is today. Through his journey, he’s always pictured himself joining the hustle and bustle of “the big city” and living on the Red Mile. Eventually both happened and Adam found himself at LoKnow!

As cliche as it sounds, Adam loves living an active lifestyle. Unquestionably an outdoors person, Adam enjoys everything from golfing, volleyball and running, to cycling, backcountry skiing, and even wake surfing. Although, his affinity for outdoor sports somehow transferred into a love for 10 pin bowling (currently seeking a local roster spot)! Adam is an office wanderer, not often found behind his desk – when he’s not starting the day with a morning workout, he’s ending it with some fresh air at the dog park, courtesy of his Australian Labradoodle, Marvel. Yes, Marvel like the MCU – Captain America wielding Thor’s hammer still gives him goosebumps to this day. Adam prides himself on his DVD collection with Christian Bale’s Batman or Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on CD, and his uncanny talent for remembering the lyrics to almost any song – country not included.

Known for his incredible emotional intelligence, Adam genuinely loves meeting new people, and comes to life around them. Adam’s positive outlook on life has proven to be both infectious and uplifting. He indulges in the little things, like his daily black coffee IV drip, obsessive cleaning breaks and consuming his weight in sushi. His long term goals are humbly simple (and relatable), including quality hip mobility throughout the years, becoming a Girl Dad (see urban dictionary) and learning to cook hard-boiled eggs that actually peel properly.

Amanda Cooke

Regional Manager - Strategy & Sales

Amanda Cooke

A true people’s person at heart! Amanda has 15 years of serving experience under her belt as well as floor walking and managing at The Keg. She applies all the people’s skills she’s gained over the years to her professional marketing career. Having graduated from SAIT and having worked as a Marketing Client Coordinator for a year before joining LoKnow, Amanda’s skill, creativity and charm exceptionally shine when doing client-facing work at LoKnow as a Coordinator of Strategy & Sales.

Amanda has unrelenting energy when it comes to achieving goals that she sets her mind to. That’s always the case when she makes sure to plan workouts with her sister, meal preps and stays active. But even more so when she went back to school, made it to the dean’s list as she graduated, all while working full-time, living on her own, and taking care of her dog, Bentley who she’s had for 8 years! Bentley is Amanda’s small Bichon who looks angelic but acts like a huge dog who needs to assert his presence!

If there is one thing that particularly shines about Amanda, it would be her ability to play music that goes exactly with the mood and/or the weather! On top of that, her hidden talents include singing, being fluent in French, and slowly convincing people to join TikTok.

Regan Dennehy

Regional Manager - Strategy & Sales

Regan Dennehy

Regan moved back to his hometown of Winnipeg after a 25-year hiatus down under. He got his start selling sporting goods before branching into the ski industry at Sun Ice Ski Wear in Calgary. As sales manager, he signed the Canadian National Ski Team to the brand and the Team started to win! Coincidence? Sales went from 1M to 40M and the brand was awarded Official supplier to 88 Calgary Winter Olympics. This was a big win as Regan’s first love has always been skiing. He’s heli-skied in the Kootenays, spent 250 days at Whistler, and skied Banff, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Vail and Tahoe, to name a few. In ‘94 the family moved to Melbourne where Regan worked with Callaway Golf as the national sales manager for the South Pacific. He’s the kind of guy who’s got a great energy and will try anything once. In Australia he learned to surf, drive on the wrong side of the road and call a sweater a jumper. Since he’s been back in Canada, he’s started skiing and ice skating again and riding his bike every day. He’s also got a thing for old speed boats—and owned a 22′  mahogany boat. He loves the varnish, the sound of the motor, the wind in his hair and being on the water.

Royden Thomson

Regional Manager - Strategy & Sales

Royden Thomson

Have a question about cars? Ask Royden! Since applying his marketing degree within the automotive industry, car knowledge has become second nature for him. After relocating to Edmonton from Ontario as a District Manager for General Motors, Royden’s ambition to delve deeper into marketing analytics finally led him to LoKnow!

We’re learning that Royden’s a man of many talents – not only can he drive a manual transmission (no surprises here!) but he’s also a self-proclaimed pun-master, dad-joke connoisseur and probably has one of the highest records of Cadbury Mini Eggs consumed in one sitting. Like any other husband and dog dad, you can usually find Royden trying to convince his wife that tofu isn’t all that bad or visiting the local dog park multiple times a day. Parent to Lily, a two-year-old Labradoodle and an 11-year-old Russian Blue Cat named Socrates, Royden spends his free time balancing Lily’s constant need for cuddles and Socrates’ habit of eating before the sun comes up.

With the free time that Royden does find, he enjoys watching reruns of Schitt’s Creek, spontaneous weekend trips to Jasper, and long bike rides through the river valley to discover new hidden places in nature. Much to his own surprise, he’s not the biggest fan of camping as his fear of being eaten by wolves > his love for s’mores.

Michelle Chan

Department Manager - Strategy & Sales

Michelle Chan

Michelle moved to Vancouver a few years ago from Hong Kong and is quite the linguist. She perfected her English by getting involved in student groups, working in a bubble tea shop and joining an a cappella choir. She also speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean—thank you, Korean dramas!—a little bit of Japanese and enough Portuguese to teach her friends how to swear. She has become quite accustomed to the West Coast’s laid-back lifestyle and loves looking up at the sky and the tall trees. She says in Hong Kong the buildings are so tall she didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy nature in the same way. She’s noticed that even our escalators are laid-back, whereas in Hong Kong they’re so fast that if you’re not paying attention you could fly right off. Michelle studied communications and publishing at Simon Fraser University and has an interest in book-jacket design. She loves a simple image that uses the right colour scheme to capture a reader’s attention—you might say she really does judge a book by its cover. She loves wandering and exploring the city, book in hand, and if she’s not hanging out at a coffee shop in Gastown, she’s most likely lounging around English Bay.

Vi Nguyen

Department Manager - Strategy & Sales

Vi Nguyen

Hey there, sports fans! You might know your stuff but we bet you’re not as fanatic as Vi. Her goal is to visit every stadium in North America and she’s already hit 15 of them. She religiously watches football every Sunday and various other sports nearly nine months of the year with her dad and friends, cheering for the Seahawks, Oilers and Dodgers. She’s also huge into hot yoga and snowboarding. So much so that she’ll drive four hours from Edmonton to Banff to catch a good snowfall for a day of shredding down a mountain and then drive home. Her collection game is on point too. Being a bit of a sneakerhead, Vi collects shoes, mostly vintage Jordans, and has more than 40 pairs. Born and raised in Edmonton, Vi studied marketing at MacEwan University and has always been interested in the creative processes of advertising (maybe partially due to being a big Mad Men fan). But she might argue the best lessons come from the mob. At least on screen. Vi loves all things mafia-related like Casino, Goodfellas and The Sopranos, and as far back as she can remember always wanted to be a gangster. Jokes!

Aitzi Pérez

Supervisor - Audience & Optimization

Aitzi Pérez

No challenge stumps Aitzi. Hailing from Spain where she had an established career in radio journalism, she moved to Austria to learn German from scratch. Two years in and she was fully fluent! That was also when Aitzi was drawn to a career into digital marketing.

Like a colourful chameleon, not only does Aitzi adapt to all the new places and challenges that face her, she also makes great things out of them. Leaving her comfort zone behind, Aitzi moved to Canada together with her super brand-new family to chase after her dreams. One of her passions is teaching Spanish because she gets to speak her native tongue in front of people, which she finds reminiscent of her radio days.

As someone who loves a good challenge (and the mountains), Vancouver was the place for Aitzi. If she isn’t hiking, she’s probably listening to the radio or planning her next indie music excursion–artists who are probably cooler than anyone in your playlist!

Aitzi avoids buses and trains, preferring to ride her bike to get from point A to B and appreciates the workout. It’s the way Aitzi rolls… literally!

Alim Jamal

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Alim Jamal

Alim’s love for marketing dates back to his BCIT days, where he got his Marketing Communications Diploma, and later on, a Bachelor of Business Administration to follow. Before becoming a Knower, Alim was an expert in the B2B technology industry, with a focus in the automotive advertising realm. With extensive experience in digital, product, and growth marketing, Alim is revved (ha!) to finally expand his client marketing skills as one of our Strategy and Sales Coordinators.

Alim is the happiest (and ironically, the most stressed) during an intense game of football. A die-hard New Orleans Saints fan, every Sunday you can find him parked on the couch from 10 am to 9 pm bingeing as many games as he can. When he’s not dedicatedly watching NFL Redzone, he spends his free time travelling, hitting the gym and keeping-up-to-date with the stock market.

A proven polyglot, Alim can speak four and a half languages, namely English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kutchi and some basic Spanish. With his fervor to learn more, Alim aspires to master his leadership skills as his career progresses – manager, executive, and then who knows? Alim for Office 2024?

Alison Landstad

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Alison Landstad

Easygoing and full of smiles, it was only a matter of time before Alison would join our group of Knowers. Alison’s ongoing captivation with strategy games eventually translated into an interest in consumer behaviour which directed her towards a career in advertising. After working for one of LoKnow’s partners during her university co-op, Alison was intrigued by the inner workings of digital advertising campaigns, and knew LoKnow would be the perfect place to satiate her interests!

You’ll almost always find Alison outdoors on the weekend, no matter the activity; hiking, kayaking, going for a walk, travelling—the list is endless. She’s even among few who enjoy yardwork! When indoors, Alison likes to bake  and reputedly makes some mean banana muffins. You could say that baking makes her bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. A lifelong learner, she’s always on the lookout  for new workshops and courses to nourish her need for knowledge. How much does Alison love learning? The limit does not exist.

Alli Sparling

Specialist - Strategy & Sales

Alli Sparling

Alli is an upbeat and effervescent individual, with a passion for business that burns as brightly as her fondness for fire-type Pokémon. Always striving to be the very best (like no one ever was), her proudest achievement was completing her MBA in 2019 and then starting a clothing-design business with her friends. In 2021 she brought her talents to LoKnow to rep the brand in Saskatoon, our first official resident employee!

No offense to her business buddies, but her best-est friend in the whole world is her sweet little doggo, Rogue. Unlike her X-Men namesake, she won’t steal your powers when cuddled–only your heart! She also has two cats, Odin and Athena, who are each others’ best friend in order to maintain the balance of power in the household.

Energetic as she is, she’s happiest when she’s on the move. Eagerly going on adventures around the globe at any opportunity, taking in live music and theatre shows or even just going to the gym for some Muay Thai kickboxing—she must be a fighting-type Pokémon!

Amy Brown

Specialist - Audience & Optimization

Amy Brown

Back when the internet was young and fresh, teenage Amy taught herself how to make websites. Her inspirations? Mandy Moore, O-Town and rainbows. Yass! She studied software engineering at university and went on to build a pop-culture website empire that included sites on Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and actors Darren Criss and Robert Pattinson, which at one point was pulling in 10 million page views per month. At the same time, she managed to play 200 days’ worth of World of Warcraft. Amy loves Game of Thrones and co-created a GoT podcast and travelled to Croatia to visit King’s Landing—Red Keep! When she was 12 her family moved to Botswana for a year where their safari jeep once got stuck between a mama elephant and her baby. Amy loves animals and has been vegan for eight years—she decided to cut off meat cold turkey (get it?). Amy is big on weightlifting and you can find her at the gym four or five nights a week. She’s the kind of person who loves life and doesn’t take anything too seriously, classic Gryffindor. If she’s really engrossed in a project she’ll lose all track of time and stay up until 3am working on it.

Andrey Borzenko

Senior Software Developer - Technology & Development

Andrey Borzenko

Bio coming soon.

Angelica Medina

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Angelica Medina

Moving from Colombia at the age of nine, Angelica is one of our bilingual Knowers, fluent in both English and Spanish! A true marketing enthusiast, Angelica’s a double threat with a University of Calgary degree in Communications and Media studies, and a Digital Marketing Certificate from the University of Lethbridge. Coming from her last stop before LoKnow, she’s all about automation strategies, email marketing and developing her people skills. With a high emotional intelligence and system-based mindset, Angelica now brings her digital finesse to our S&S Team!

A Hobby Queen, Angelica spends her free time working out both her body and mind. On some days, she’ll work out at a crossfit gym and tackle olympic weightlifting, while other days she likes to read human behaviour books, meditate or listen to a marketing podcast. An old soul through and through, she finds joy in the little things like enjoying the fresh, early morning air, or savouring a good cup of coffee. A huge mental health advocate, Angelica is always discovering new ways she can connect with herself and nurture her relationships with others. With her family and faith as the centre of her life, she attributes the two, to laying the foundation that shaped who she is today.

Another Knower dog-mom, Angelica is parent to a little Frenchie named Chico – she loves him, almost as much as he loves eating, and snoring through his afternoon naps. Next to Chico, Angelica is also eternally proud of her new found make-up skills – ask for her tips, we hear she’s a winged-liner wizard! Constantly working towards growth in every area of her life, Angelica aspires to build stronger connections with her friends and family, continually cultivate well-rounded skills and hobbies, and evolve into a digital marketing expert.

Athena Kozak

Front End Developer - Technology & Development

Athena Kozak

A digital nomad, Athena has explored different aspects of the tech sector over the past seven years. From digital marketing consulting to running her own e-commerce business, she’s seen it all. Looking to cultivate her passions in coding and problem solving, Athena had heard about the action happening at LoKnow and hopped on for the ride as part of our software development team.

When it comes to hobbies, you could call Athena a literal nomad. Her biggest passion is travel, which led her to adventures in over 34 countries across the globe – stay tuned for number 35! On her excursions, you can find her scaling the beachside seawalls on her bike, or scooting around local cobblestone streets. One of her prized possessions is her little vintage Vespa scooter, which may or may not have a set of sparkly helmets to match (spoiler: it does). When she’s not travelling or cracking codes at work, you’ll probably find Athena smashing pads at her Muay Thai gym. Best to stay on her good side – she packs a powerful punch!

Aydan Kaya

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Aydan Kaya

Born and raised in Turkey, Aydan spent 18 years of her life living in Izmir before moving to Ankara, Turkey’s capital, for university. When we say Aydan loves to learn, we mean it. She’s done everything from Sociology, to her Master in Social Policy, before completing two more programs for Hospitality Management and Digital Marketing in Vancouver. Accomplishments abound! Before moving to Canada, Aydan had the chance to work on a variety of teams, including an EU funded project as a project manager and a UNICEF project as a procurement officer, but in the end, she found her real passion in digital marketing. Enamoured with the ever-changing structure of the digital marketing industry, Aydan is now managing campaigns as a coordinator on our A&O team!

Adventurous with a curiosity for fresh flavours, Aydan loves trying new recipes out on her family. She (allegedly) hasn’t gotten any complaints yet, so her culinary skills must live up to the hype! Aydan also dabbles in a little bit of everything when it comes to hobbies. She plays both the clarinet and the guitar, and once dreamt of being an actress — talk about a triple threat! If you ask her nicely, she might even catch you up on her days in the university theatre club acting in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and other works by Brecht and Durrenmatt. While Aydan still loves the theatre, she admits now she’s more than happy to appreciate shows from the comfort of her own seat.

Brian Chapman

Specialist - Audience & Optimization

Brian Chapman

Quiet on set! Brian can belt out that clarion call at higher than 110 decibels when needed, having worked as an assistant director in Toronto’s film industry for ten years. At any given point during a day he was responsible for dozens of actors and stunt personnel, and coordinating over 100 crew. Making sure they were in the right place at the right time, fixing problems, thinking on the fly and basically creating order against an unyielding tide of chaos—actors, am I right? Brian then completed post-grad studies in PR and Interactive Marketing Communications and worked as a freelancer before making the journey west. His pastimes include creating card and board games and TV show outlines. He has even created characters, mostly villains, that have appeared on television. Brian’s pretty much a jack-of-all-trades and regardless of the project he’s working on, he’s listening to a soundtrack tailored to the job. Brainstorming walks at night might call for one of his favourite horror soundtracks, while showing up early to crunch some pre-morning tasks might demand that the office sound like a 3am rave.

Calvin Li

Software Developer - Technology & Development

Calvin Li

Say hello to Calvin—University of Toronto graduate, tech lover and tennis fanatic! Calvin enjoys squeezing in a few sets after work, and will occasionally join the local tennis tournament to truly test his talent. When he’s not  smashing it on the court, Calvin’s serving savvy software solutions on our T&D team.

One of few who can actually boast, Calvin’s hidden talent is waking up every morning without an alarm – he literally starts the day 15-love. What an ace! His typical day includes a light breakfast, a morning hike or a round of tennis and some photography in the afternoon. To broaden his skills and perspectives, Calvin likes to watch futuristic sci-fi movies and expand his  coding knowledge – he even joined a choir in his first year of university just to gain a new experience!  Alongside his dream of becoming a software architect, Calvin hopes to one day raise a Corgi. He’d fit in well in the royal box at Wimbledon!

Dagger

Floofy Muffin

Dagger

I’mma bite you nom nom nom.

Daniel Shorten

Product Manager - Technology & Development

Daniel Shorten

Blending art and science is not easy, but Daniel has done exactly that. Having learned how to play the piano and currently singing in a jazz choir, Daniel has followed his adoration for music. Likewise, he pursued his passion for technology by studying Computer Science at the University of Lethbridge and turned this hobby into a career.

Daniel once spent a year in Nairobi, Kenya, volunteering his skills to develop software for a hospital. He has travelled all across East Africa, as well as Hong Kong, Spain, Germany and South Africa. A fluent French speaker, Daniel seized the opportunity to work in Montreal for a year and a half, as it was a great excuse to spend more time and bond with his brother who studied there.

Daniel is fascinated by philanthropy when it has a positive effect on healthcare, education and poverty, particularly the work of Bill and Melinda Gates. His own contributions include chapel speaking at a boys’ camp where he came up with a week’s worth of lessons, incorporating fun elements like costumes, raps and lasers. Talk about inspiring!

David Choi

Product Manager - RainBarrel

David Choi

With his background in engineering physics and computing, David is a certified electronics whiz. A proud Queen’s University alum, David’s interest was originally sparked by the program’s mission to teach undergraduates how to learn difficult things faster. After completing a co-op as a mobile applications developer and working as a QA engineer, David quickly seized the opportunity to land his dream job at LoKnow, where he hopes to keep championing the use of disruptive tech to solve important industry issues – whatever they may be!

A natural athlete, David’s recharging activities of choice include basketball, football and basically any other sport under the sun. His ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality has kept him balanced—when he’s not working hard in the office, you can find him at the helm of some organized pranking. More than anything, David is inspired by his friends and family; watching them succeed motivates him to push himself further—when he’s not pranking them mercilessly, of course.

Deniz Firat

Account Coordinator [Network] - Audience & Optimization

Deniz Firat

Check out Deniz, LoKnow’s resident chess champ! Once a pawn a time, Deniz competed for Turkey’s national chess team, before moving to Vancouver to study business at UBC. After graduation she chose to pursue a career in client-facing marketing, marrying her penchant for strategy and long-term planning with her desire to build strong working relationships.

A true extrovert, Deniz is happiest when surrounded by family & friends, be it while working, cooking, or just hanging out. Among her prized possessions is her collection of cards and letters from friends, a constant reminder of how much she’s valued. Her life goal is to have balance and joy in all parts of her life, including having a rewarding career working with great people where she always looks forward to Mondays. Checkmate, sister!

Divleen Kang

Executive Assistant

Divleen Kang

Meet Divleen, a self-proclaimed monkey! Divleen learned how to do aerial silk aerobics at Circofit because she enjoys focusing on sense development, balance, core development, and flexibility. This Thursday evening tradition keeps her motivated and fired up all throughout the week!

Like the true Gryffindor that she is, Divleen is always curious about how things work, why things are a certain way, and how she can advance herself. To satiate her curiosity about the world, Divleen went on an exchange trip to Vienna to finish her BComm degree and travelled to twenty-two countries in 2017! Her goal is to always have the number of countries she’s visited exceed her age numerically.

Divleen is always looking to grow and challenge herself. Having graduated from the University of Alberta after she studied HR, she particularly wanted to satisfy the love she has for building relationships and connecting with people to help in any way she can.

As someone who is always intrigued by human and consumer behaviour, Divleen enjoys working with LoKnow’s clients, researching their customer base, and learning more about their industries.

Donnalee Riley

Coordinator - Culture & Communications

Donnalee Riley

Donnalee is a talented, optimistic firecracker. Hailing from a musical family, she’s a bona fide one-woman band: drums, vocals, sax, piano, guitar, clarinet—she plays them all! Although, her instrument of choice is the keyboard (the QWERTY kind), as she specializes in written communications with a strong background in Digital Marketing. Between her marvelous musical mastery and her capacity to compose quality copy consistently (say that 10 times fast), Donnalee literally brings both culture and communications to the C&C team!

In her off hours she runs a digital fashion magazine, doing everything from planning issues to onboarding volunteers all while keeping things generally organized. She loves exploring her crafty side and teaching herself new skills, whether it’s learning Spanish, baking macarons, or taking up a new instrument (what’s next? Tuba?). To decompress at the end of a long day, she likes to read, watch movies, or crush it at late-night karaoke!

Gus

Smol Boi

Gus

Yip.

Haley Truong

Coordinator - Culture & Communications

Haley Truong

A skilled photographer and HR specialist, Haley has a talented eye and an eye for talent! Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and currently pursuing her CPHR designation, she is LoKnow’s point-person for seeking out new team members to contribute to our vibrant workplace culture. Haley loves getting to know great people and connecting them with great jobs. Now that’s a win-win!

True to her personable nature, she’s very much the social butterfly in her off-time, too. Haley’s happiest while hanging out with friends, be it for a bite to eat, on a trek to the mountains, or while belting out the bangers at karaoke. Whatever the event, you can bet she’ll take plenty of photos to commemorate the occasion!

Hiral Vyas

Software Developer - Technology & Development

Hiral Vyas

Hiral has a special place in her heart for travelling and seeing the world. Having moved to Canada from India, she uses her time off to see countries and learn about their cultures and foods. If she can afford it, she aspires to travel abroad once every year.

If she isn’t travelling (or thinking about travelling), Hiral kicks back by watching crime and romcom shows. Like the truly resourceful person that she is, Hiral can whip up a truly delicious meal from a variety of cuisines such as Indian, Mexican, and Italian; however, we don’t speak of the time Hiral made a cake and it didn’t work out. She makes total boss cookies though, so all is good!

Always striving to stay relevant, Hiral also spends her free time learning and improving her skills, particularly technologies that can help her advance her career. With her largely self-taught skillset, Hiral was able to accomplish much in her career in the two short years she’s been in Canada.

Imran Mutyala

Data Scientist - RainBarrel

Imran Mutyala

Imran lives and breathes in tech(nicolor). An electrical engineer by trade, he’s had the opportunity to work on all kinds of cool tech-related things, including his capstone project in which he helped build a helmet that detects when drivers are about to fall asleep. Experiencing first-hand the intricacies of technology and all it has to offer, Imran soon became fascinated by data science and machine learning. This led him to shift gears career-wise, working as an ML engineer before joining LoKnow as a data scientist for RainBarrel.

Imran likes to keep both body and mind active in his off hours, doing anything from playing basketball to busting out of an escape room with friends. In fact, he’s such an expert on finishing escape rooms, he’s even made a few of his own! Problem-solving is his jam, whether it’s helping build AI systems at work, or figuring out how to defend his running title of “foosball champ” from his friends.

Juno

"Lab" Assistant

Juno

Woof.

Kara Wenz

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Kara Wenz

Florida-born and raised, Kara has practically toured all of Canada’s west coast, living in many of LoKnow’s officed cities, like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and now Saskatoon! A customer service & outside sales pro, she’s worked the whole lot – from charming start-ups to giant conglomerates, including industries like craft beer and sustainable fashion. She’s been eager to break her talents into the advertising industry, and is now rock n’ rolling with our team of Knowers!

Maybe it’s because she grew up by the beach, but it turns out Kara is part-mermaid. She loves being where the water is – whether she’s drifting down a river or diving into a lake, Kara finds sheer bliss. Funnily enough, she’s completely enamoured with Canada so far, despite ironically detesting the cold weather – so much so that she still takes her morning coffee iced! She’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, including her brand new Nintendo Switch which kept her company through the pandemic, along with the Gameboy Color that she will forever keep – wouldn’t you say her collection’s complete? And as you might have gathered, she loves to travel. In addition to beaches, you’ll find here anywhere with a cabin or mountain view, trying out different breweries on her excursions.

Fun facts about Kara: she played collegiate level volleyball in her University years, and is proudly a member of #teamcatsanddogs, despite being a mama to two cats. She’s always ready to show pictures of her fluff muffins, Denali and 13-week-old Meeka – now we’re the ones asking for pics!

Lan Lertpanit

Coordinator - Finance & Administration

Lan Lertpanit

Bio coming soon!

Marvel

Gus+

Marvel

Who’s a good boi?

Matthew Bergin

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Matthew Bergin

Born in London, England and raised in British Columbia, Matthew is upbeat and easygoing with a knack for tech. A Poli-Sci graduate from the University of Victoria, Matthew’s interest in political campaigns ignited his curiosity for advertising campaigns, particularly the strategy involved getting one’s message across. Since graduating, Matthew has worked in a number of different roles in the tech sector, including SEO sales consulting and two cryptocurrency startups. The melange of his past roles piqued his fascination in digital advertising and sales, which finally pointed him in the direction of LoKnow!

If there are two things Matthew loves, it’s the NFL–nothing can deflate his love for Tom Brady–and playing golf. Spending the day on the course swinging with his Scotty Cameron Putter is definitely his cup of tee. He even played competitively growing up, and is known to get a wee bit ruthless when he joins his friends for a game.. When he’s not sinking putts on the green, listening to e-books, obsessing over everything Manchester United-related or just crushing Netflix are typically being checked off his list.

Mia Duong

Supervisor - Audience & Optimization

Mia Duong

A force of nature, Mia is a fun, motivated, self-disciplined go-getter who likes to set deadlines and gets things done. A well-travelled individual, she’s been across the world in pursuit of her education, from a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, to a post-degree diploma from BC’s Douglas College. Add to that more than 3 years’ experience with an ad agency in Vietnam, Mia brings a wealth of digital marketing know-how to the LoKnow team.

It’s not all hard work and deadlines, though; a self-described “foodie,” cooking and baking are Mia’s relaxation therapy, and she loves trying out new restaurants and coffee shops, as well as sampling new cuisines while travelling. One of her dreams is to start a blog/social media channel to document all her culinary adventures. She’s also an avid swimmer, and hopes to one day compete in the Oceanman open water swimming race. Look out, dolphins!

Always one to exceed expectations, Mia is a self-affirmed dog person who has a cat—a sweet exotic shorthair cat named “Mango.” Appropriate name; she is a foodie, after all!

Michelle S. Chan

Intermediate Database Developer - RainBarrel

Michelle S. Chan

When it comes to getting the heavy lifting done, Michelle is quite literally your gal. With a knack for weightlifting (currently deadlifting at 175lbs and counting), she loves a good workout almost as much as she fancies flexing her brain. Since graduating from the electrical engineering program at UBC, Michelle has had the chance to work with industrial automation systems, doing everything from programming conveyor systems, to designing databases, and field wiring. Following her fascination for technology and solving puzzles, Michelle found a spot on our team as one of our Database Developers for RainBarrel!

Michelle is a voyageur at heart— her extraordinary explorations have taken her on adventures both on land and off. Besides hiking with friends in the breathtaking BC mountains, you can occasionally find Michelle taking the plunge with deep sea diving. She has the credentials too. Michelle holds three separate scuba diving certifications for open water, advanced open water and dry suit diving, sending her on underwater excursions in places like New Zealand, Iceland, Thailand, Canada and the US. When she’s not scaling the ocean floor, Michelle unwinds by running her at-home ice cream maker where she can add all the extra chunks she wishes Ben and Jerry did.

Milkie Sendagire

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Milkie Sendagire

Milkie likes it quiet. Or very, very loud. Nothing in between.

For someone who favours extremes, Milkie’s a very chill dude. He likes to start each day in his backyard, enjoying the fresh air and silence… before putting his headphones on and cranking the volume to 11. It’s no surprise he’s a fan of Formula One—the speed and sound suit him to a tee!

His career track is no less exciting. After graduating from MacEwan University with a business management degree, Milkie started using Twitter… a lot. While exploring all the benefits and subtleties the platform has to offer, he discovered digital marketing was his calling. Quarantine was merely a pit stop, where he took the time to learn everything he could about digital marketing, figure out his life goals, and what values he wanted to see in an employer. In LoKnow he found a company whose values aligned with his own, and from then on it was off to the races!

Mitchell Calmão Baptista

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Mitchell Calmão Baptista

“Life is too short for bad coffee,” muses Mitchell, LoKnow’s café connoisseur. After completing University in his hometown of Amsterdam, he was whisked away to a global career in the coffee industry, working trade shows and conferences all over the world. This was how he met his Canadian fiancée, who eventually convinced him to settle down and start a family in Calgary.

Variety (if not caffeine) being the spice of life, Mitchell thinks curiosity and new experiences are what keep life interesting, so naturally a career in the ever-changing world of marketing tech suits him perfectly. Apart from keeping sharp during campaign builds, he’s recently taken up kitesurfing and snowboarding, and between a baby and his bizarre cat ‘Kaiju,’ every day is a new adventure!

Whatever the challenge, Mitchell faces it with unwavering optimism. For him, the glass is always half-full … unless the glass is for his coffee, then it’s always completely full. Always.

Molly McChesney

Supervisor - Culture & Communications

Molly McChesney

Molly is an artist and a dreamer who loves travelling and new experiences. She studied fine arts at UBC Okanagan where she discovered a love for sculpture, welding and transferring images onto plywood. In fact, she was chosen to be one of five Canadian students who travelled to Ajijic, Mexico to live as artists-in-residence for a month. She loved working in the sun, surrounded by other creatives, where she made collages that she turned into sculptures when she returned to Canada. She switched primarily to digital artwork and collage after university and is inspired by old photos of her family, nostalgia and items that make her think of family, which has included a lot dogs: an Australian Cattle rescue named Bailor, a Labradoodle named Olive, and her newest adoptee, husky Morley. Molly is a foodie and learned a recipe or two from the Mexican house mom during her stay. She’s also a big fan of trying out new restaurants and bars in Calgary—where’s she lived all her life—and her bike rides along the river are generally food-motivated and more often than not end with cookies and cream ice cream! Unless she stops at Village Ice Cream, then it’s melted chocolate all the way.

Moose

Not Literally a Moose

Moose

The Moose is in the hoose.

Morley

Husky Boi

Morley

Sploot.

Narmeen Saiyed

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Narmeen Saiyed

Born and brought up in Dubai, Narmeen moved to Canada at the young age of twelve, living in both Toronto and Fort McMurray, before moving to Edmonton! Though she’s always had a knack for all things visual, it wasn’t until she began pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences that she realized her love for all things social media and design. In her time freelancing, Narmeen worked as a consultant, creating social media content, print and digital collateral for local businesses and charities. Given her passion for both social media and volunteering, it wasn’t long before she took up a position as a social media coordinator for the international Mosquers Film Festival, where she’s now in her 4th year as the Marketing Director! With her digital savvy and interest in design, It only makes sense that Narmeen’s ambitions landed her a spot at LoKnow as one of our S&S dynamos.

Narmeen has a brilliant sense of humor and a friendly disposition, and can always be seen photobombing in the back of pictures with her signature peace sign. If she’s not smiling on the other side of our Google Meets, rumour has it you can find her enjoying a nap, adding to her extensive jewelry collection, or learning the latest TikTok transition. A natural adventurer, Narmeen is always the first to try out new halal restaurants in the city, and is constantly planning her next concert destination (who’s next, Harry Styles?). She also happens to be a chai connoisseur, and makes a killer latte. She must’ve had a lot of practice – if you don’t succeed at first, chai again, right? Her goals currently include working towards a 5-star island on Animal Crossing, trying to learn the “From Now On” dance number from the Greatest Showman, and learning how not to kill her office plant  – all tips are welcome!

Nolan McMahon

Machine Learning Specialist - Technology & Development

Nolan McMahon

Nolan is our resident machine learning specialist, but he himself is a learning machine. Graduating from the University of Calgary with an honours degree in physics, Nolan discovered his passion for machine learning when he got to test the efficacy of quantum computers. He spends a lot of his time studying and reading university-level textbooks on physics and electrical engineering. When he really wants to relax, Nolan plays computer games that tickle his strategy-loving nature.

An avid learner, Nolan thinks of his university experience as learning how to learn, and is fascinated by teaching. He particularly looks up to physicist Richard Feynman and his easy-to-follow approach to teaching difficult concepts. Along with his interest in electrical engineering, he would someday like to delve deeper into those two disciplines.

With that, Nolan is a firm believer in pursuing your passion without giving up… well, unless you’ve really thought about it and know it’s the right thing for you to do, like the time he gave up being a professional piano player!

Phong Pham

Lead - Audience & Optimization

Phong Pham

Endlessly inquisitive, positive and self-motivated, Phong combines an entrepreneurial spirit with an unbridled enthusiasm for collaboration. While pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management at Kwantlen Polytechnic, Phong started his own agency as a side gig, in which he helped small businesses get started within digital marketing and establish an online presence.

A born extrovert, Phong loves meeting new people and prizes personal relationships above all else. In his off-time he likes to keep active by playing sports or just being out-and-about in the fresh coastal air. Always eager to learn new things, he’s been known to spend many an evening down a Google-powered rabbit hole of interesting trivia.

On top of all that, Phong has been cutting his own hair since he was 13 years old. Not even COVID-19 quarantine can keep him from sporting fresh fades, much to the envy of his rather shaggy friends and colleagues.

Raheem Mian

Software Developer - Technology & Development

Raheem Mian

Curious, motivated and a die-hard Naruto fan, Raheem “The Machine” recently earned his degree in Computer Engineering from SFU. During his studies, he had the opportunity to work on biomedical software, which included developing an iOS app to assist patients with Parkinson’s. It’s here where he fell in love with software development and using tech to solve complex problems. He’s most proud of persevering through challenging content early in his program, only to find himself leading his classmates in labs dealing with the very same material. His drive and desire to learn from and share his expertise with others make him a valuable addition to the T&D team.

He’s also quite the poet! Inspired by the lyrical wizardry of Lupe Fiasco, Raheem took to composing raps in high school—with a little digging, you might find some of them on YouTube! In his free time, he enjoys gaming, anime, and best of all, sampling all the culinary delights downtown Vancouver has to offer!

Randy Thach-Yang

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Randy Thach-Yang

A team player with a keen eye for detail, Randy is no stranger to working with numbers. After earning his accounting degree, he worked in the finance industry for several years, at one point leading a highly successful business process improvement project. However, he always had a lifelong passion for tech, and welcomed the opportunity to trade balance sheets for data points as part of LoKnow’s A&O team.

Randy loves spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling to new and interesting places with them. He’s always sure to document his journeys, taking plenty of photos and videos as valued mementos. He’s also a huge sports fan, and is totally down to discuss anything sports-related at any time. Between his passion for sports and penchant for facts & figures, Randy is a dangerous man to have on your trivia team!

Rocco

Dapper Doggo

Rocco

Rocco n’ rollo.

Rogue

Arcane Trickster

Rogue

Roguish charm with a Doguish attitude.

Ross Vincent

Specialist - Culture & Communications

Ross Vincent

You know that one person who can figure out how to do anything and then does it better than you? Ross is that guy, though he’d never say so himself. Focused and meticulous, with a dry sense of humour, Ross lives by the words of the great Macho Man Randy Savage too, “Do the thing, ooooh yeah!” A graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in history, Ross honed his design skills as the Design and Production Editor at The Gateway newspaper, spending more time on his weekly comics than attending graduate classes. The devotion paid off as he went on to self-publish an e-book of his work in 2015. An avid pacer, graphic doodler, alpha cat, and wander-luster, Ross spent two months exploring the lands of his British and Irish ancestors in 2010, and a couple of weeks in Japan in 2015 only to discover that amidst a land rife with UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural splendour, the highlight of the trip was dinner theatre run by ninjas. At the office, Ross will sit for hours focused on his work, with the occasional guitar strumming or one-handed chin-ups breaks.

Ruya Rangara

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Ruya Rangara

Ruya is a lively, analytical ambivert with a thirst for knowledge and a flair for fashion. Originally from India, she moved to Vancouver to pursue a business degree at UBC, where she became fascinated by working with data and using it to devise strategies and convey messaging. This led her to further her education in Digital Marketing, as well as get hands-on experience as the sole in-house marketer for a local social enterprise. Her eagerness to learn more brought her to LoKnow, where she relishes the opportunity to play with LoKnow’s cool marketing tech.

Speaking of relish, Ruya is quite the cook! She particularly likes to prepare Indian delicacies, which keep her and her sisters in touch with their homeland and the flavours of their youth. In her free time she likes to keep active by working out or playing tennis, or relaxing with a movie or a podcast. Her pride and joy is her wardrobe—for Ruya, dressing up is serious business, as well as therapeutic. There’s nothing better than feeling good while looking sharp!

Ryan Ewanchuk

Specialist - Culture & Communications

Ryan Ewanchuk

Drumroll please! Meet Ryan: musician, designer and now a Specialist on our C&C team! A graphic design graduate from the Art Institute of Vancouver, Ryan has worked in a variety of design-adjacent industries, including working in a print shop, rotoscoping for a TV Pilot, and freelance graphic design. After taking a brief sabbatical to explore other pursuits, Ryan discovered LoKnow, which offered a role perfectly attuned to his interest in data management and his need to flex his creative muscles.

Ryan has been dancing to the beat of his own drum all his life. He’s expressed his creative side since the age of five, whether he was drawing his own Spider-Man comics or making home movies with his brothers and sisters. Today however, you’ll likely find him playing drums in his band, writing and recording songs at home, or adding to his vast vinyl record collection. Mastering instruments also happens to be Ryan’s forte — he’s proficient  on the drums, guitar, bass, and can even sing (but if you ask him in person, he’ll strongly deny it). When he’s not at band practice or adding a new instrument to his repertoire, he’ll likely be sharpening his drawing and painting skills. Though his goals include living a fruitful and meaningful life, he’ll also settle for the rockstar life!

Ryan Neeser

Coordinator - Finance & Administration

Ryan Neeser

Bio coming soon.

Samantha Craig

Supervisor [Network] – Audience & Optimization

Samantha Craig

Meet Samantha: giggly, honest, hard-working, proud Taylor Swift fan, all tied together with a smile. Graduating from BCIT’s Marketing Management – Marketing Communications program kicked off Samantha’s decade-long love story with media. Working at radio stations and agencies, she earned a reputation for anticipating project needs and potential problems, shaking them off as if she knew they were trouble.

When she needs to calm down, she likes to meticulously plan her next globetrotting adventure, sourcing the best deals and setting firm budgets and itineraries to ensure maximum happiness for evermore. She’s amassed an impressive collection of souvenir Starbucks mugs from gorgeous and exotic locales like Dubai and Edmonton. She once chased down a person she saw drinking a Frappuccino in Mykonos just to ask where the Starbucks was!

Such fearless determination has led to much success in her career. In a previous job, she won the company’s coveted sales award after only being there a year, a prize that included a trip to Cancun! Of course, the first thing she did there was go to Starbucks. She no doubt had to fill a blank space in her mug collection.

Shamika Salvi

Coordinator - Strategy & Sales

Shamika Salvi

Shamika is our resident Knower who is well accomplished, but would never toot her own horn about it! From her previous position at Ogilvy, to joining the LoKnow team, Shamika is crossing accomplishments off her list, including buying her dream home back in India before  turning 30! And as if that wasn’t enough, she’s well on her way to completing her growing  watch collection. On a typical day, Shamika may be hanging out with friends, or at home organizing (she may have admitted to just a hint of perfectionism).

Though she has a knack for cracking silly jokes, Shamika is someone who is always laughing, smiling, and can always be counted on. Her special talent for effortlessly making new friends has become her superpower over the years, and in her spare time, you can find her on a long drive out on the open road with her fav playlist blasting. We’ve finally learned the secret prescription to her constantly sunny demeanor – 10 minutes of morning meditations and a glass of chocolate milk!

Stella

Frenly Doggo

Stella

Bork.

Stephen Schiavone

Manager - Audience & Optimization

Stephen Schiavone

Have you ever seen the movie Cocktail with Tom Cruise? It’s actually a biopic of Stephen’s life, well, all except for the wealthy New Yorkers, illegitimate pregnancies, and excessive drama. When he’s not working at LoKnow, Stephen runs a small catering and pop-up restaurant company. He has a passion for fine food and a well-made cocktail. Known for hosting a mean dinner party, Stephen honed his skills cooking for his fraternity brothers at the University of Alberta, where he studied political science and economics. He’s also a fanatic about playing sports. All sports. He plays competitive soccer and recreational everything else, and you can’t shut him up about hockey pools, fantasy football, and any other imaginary sports played for fake internet points. Stephen’s other idea of fun is playing strategy board games into the wee hours of the morning. He’s a detail noticer and will work hard to make sure every project he undertakes ends up wowing those around him.

Theo Ehiwe

Lead - Finance & Administration

Theo Ehiwe

Doing what you’re passionate about while working with good people is a dream-come-true for Theo, LoKnow’s easygoing fiscal whiz-kid. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree from MacEwan University, Theo has always been intrigued by finance and is currently working towards attaining a designation as a Certified Financial Planner.

Away from his spreadsheets, Theo likes to keep active by running, playing soccer or basketball, and going on adventures that take him out of his comfort zone—like the time he went white-water rafting for the first time while in Switzerland, without knowing how to swim. When not playing sports, Theo spends his evenings loudly venting his displeasure at professional athletes. Sure, they probably can’t hear him through the TV, but at least his neighbours are fully aware that that was an obvious dive. Get your eyes checked, ref!

Formerly from Fort McMurray, he and his family were fleeing the great wildfire of 2016 when their car broke down on the roadside. Unable to flag down a ride from fellow evacuees, Theo had the brilliant idea to hold their cat, Kat, aloft much like young Simba in The Lion King, to catch the eye of a passing motorist so his family could hitch a ride out of town. This innate appreciation for the persuasive power of cats leaves no doubt that he was destined to join the LoKnow team.

Trevor Kuloglu

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Trevor Kuloglu

Trevor is a smart, helpful and friendly guy who enjoys the simple pleasures of sustainable living, good food, and good company.

Originally from Turkey, he grew up on his family’s hazelnut farm by the Black Sea, where he gained an appreciation for gardening, sustainability and of course, fine cuisine. These passions carried him to Canada where he studied renewable resources at the University of Alberta, achieving both his master’s degree and PhD (Paging Dr. Kuloglu!). With his interests and skillset deeply rooted in analytics and data-driven problem solving, he decided to pursue a career in digital marketing, eventually bringing his talents and cheerful demeanour to the LoKnow team.

Trevor’s no slouch in the kitchen, either. A dinner party diva, he loves to host culinary gatherings, impressing his guests with home-cooked Turkish delicacies such as shakshuka, kofte and carrot tarator. An avid gardener, he likes to collect and care for a wide variety of plants, and spends time within his personal plant jungle with its apex carnivore: a fluffy Maine Coon named Mocha!

Vaibhuv Rajour

Coordinator - Audience & Optimization

Vaibhuv Rajour

Curious and inquisitive, Vaibhuv approaches everything with an eagerness to learn. With a background in stage performance, his first foray into the ad world was making TV commercials. His love of media, travel and environmental stewardship drove him to pursue a master’s degree in sustainable tourism in Melbourne. Along the way he was introduced to digital marketing, and marveled at the power and granularity of the medium. Being the sole digital marketer at his previous jobs, he felt his knowledge could only go so far, and saw joining LoKnow as a fantastic opportunity to trade skills and advance his knowledge.

In his spare time, Vaibhuv is happiest outdoors, going on a hike or enjoying a cold beer with some hot tunes. He’ll even occasionally provide those tunes by playing his guitar, a prized possession he’s travelled with for the past 15 years. Above all, nothing beats spending time with friends and cracking bad jokes; hey, when you know your jokes are bad, a groan is just as good as a chuckle!

Vivian Nguyen

Supervisor - Audience & Optimization

Vivian Nguyen

Supportive, fun and a snappy dresser! Calgary-born and raised, Vivian is LoKnow’s resident fashionista. Her lifelong passion for fashion led her to pursue a Masters in Strategic Fashion Marketing at the London College of Fashion, where she got the chance to travel and soak up all the cutting edge styles Europe has to offer. Did we mention she likes fashion?

What convinced her to join LoKnow? The office dogs, of course! Sure, there’s also the ongoing drive to advance her skills in strategic marketing, but it’s mostly the dogs. Though currently petless, only time will tell if Vivian will cave to peer pressure from her canine-coddling cohorts and finally seek out and adopt the Westie of her dreams.

In her free time, Vivian likes pursuing new hobbies and taking them to the absolute limit—if they involve food, then all the better! She likes to cook everything from bread to kimchi jjigae, and loves exploring new cultures and cuisines, be it while travelling abroad or in her own hometown. She’s also admittedly a hoarder, though she prefers the term “collector,” as her many prized possessions spark so much joy she’d couldn’t bear to Marie Kondo them out of her life. Besides, that complete set of Sailor Moon stickers is bound to be worth something someday!

Yusrah Hameed

Coordinator - Culture & Communications

Yusrah Hameed

Graduating from Thompson Rivers University with a diploma in Business Management Studies, Yusrah lives and breathes Human Resources. Naturally inclined to the realm of HR, Yusrah is energized by building connections with people, listening to their stories, and helping make their career dreams come true. As she works towards earning her CPHR designation, she’s proud to use her voice in the meantime to stand up for things she cares about, like representing her religion and advocating for human and animal rights.

A believer in cherishing the small things in life, Yusrah finds joy in spending time with her family, sculpting snow forts and appreciating the beauty of nature. Her love of the outdoors has actually led her on a number of expeditions to places like Mecca, Medina, Cancun, and San Francisco, with her favourite place being the West Kootenay mountaintops with her snowboard in hand (or better yet, underfoot). On brand with loving the small things, Yusrah has an especially soft spot for her fluffy fostered feline Sonu, who also goes by many nicknames, including ‘Nomu’, ‘Stun’, ‘Goo’, ‘Kodak Black’ and ‘I already gave you a belly rub!’.

Calgary

550, 1201 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0Y6

Edmonton

201, 11041 – 105 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 3Y1

Saskatoon

310 Wall St
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N7

Toronto

200, 1920 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4S 3E6

Vancouver

1055 W Georgia St Suite 2153
Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3

Victoria

2031 Store Street
Victoria, BC V8T 5L9

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