chemistry is interesting

Our staff’s interests and experiences are incredibly diverse. Yet in spite of our differences—or perhaps because of them—good things happen when we all come together.

  • partners
  • media
  • management/admin
  • creative
  • public relations
  • digital
  • accounts services
  • production
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Frank Calder

Frank Calder

Partner

Beyond Frank’s four decades of professional experience, he’s simply experienced in life. No one in the office has more interesting stories than Frank.

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Margaret Bateman

Margaret Bateman

Partner & CEO

From books to comics to labels, Margaret will read anything. She’ll also pore over stacks of policy documents before leading some of our province’s most complicated and controversial discussions.

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Ernie Pasemko

Ernie Pasemko

Partner

Ernie’s a family man. His favourite thing in the world is enjoying time with his wife and five kids. His second favourite thing? Spending time with his second family here at Calder Bateman.

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Craig Marler

Craig Marler

Chief Operating Officer

Craig is a curious man (that is to say he’s inquisitive, not weird). His communication skills are why he gets along so well with everyone in our office (including the weirdos).

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Andrea Peyton

Andrea Peyton

Senior Financial Officer

Andrea’s skill with numbers is only eclipsed by the size of her heart. She volunteers countless hours helping local charities and even founded her own non-profit: WeeHelp.

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Kelly McIlroy

Kelly McIlroy

Receptionist

Kelly is as popular in our office as Santa is popular with kids around the world. On a related note, Kelly’s favourite food is reindeer stew. Seriously—Santa’s got nothing on her.

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Jill Fraser

Jill Fraser

Admin

Jill knows how to balance lots of things all at once. At work, it’s the many ad hoc requests that hit her desk on a daily basis. At home, it’s three cats, two dogs and a teenager.

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Janine Blaise

Janine Blaise

Admin

Janine is involved in a little bit of everything around the office. Her musical life is much the same. She’s been in a blues-rock band, toured with the U of A mixed chorus, and sung at weddings—just as a start.

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Victor Tanti

Victor Tanti

Senior Consultant

Victor makes crisis communications look easy and looks good doing it—dual citizenship with Canada and his birthplace Malta guarantees dozens of trips overseas and a wardrobe of duty-free garb.

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Catrin Owen

Catrin Owen

Senior Consultant

In the 80s, Catrin fronted a Welsh punk band. Today she facilitates sessions with some of Alberta’s most powerful leaders and passionate advocates. Clearly she doesn’t lack courage in front of an audience.

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Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson

Consultant

Chris loves learning all he can about new clients. Really, he never stops learning—he’s an expert in everything from Bobby Kennedy’s ’68 campaign to ’90s west coast rap and the Oakland Raiders.

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James Eastham

James Eastham

Project Manager

James has all the right ingredients to keep projects on track for our PR clients. In fact, ingredients are a big part of his life. He loves baking—and our team loves when he shares what comes out of his oven.

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Alysia Lambertus

Alysia Lambertus

Account Executive

Pop culture junkies like Alysia seem to find the best customer insights. Her cultural research takes the form of b-movies, entertainment blogs, and pretty much everything on Netflix.

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Cheryl Meger

Cheryl Meger

Account Executive

At work, Cheryl enjoys the diversity of her clients. At play, she’s into snowboarding, golf, ringette, softball and walking her pup—just for a start. Notice a theme emerging?

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Jordan Mair

Jordan Mair

Account Executive

Jordan was recruited to join our account team while living and teaching in Japan. Clearly his reputation for honour and respect in professional relationships was quite far reaching.

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Wafia Ramprashad

Wafia Ramprashad

Project Manager

Wafia was born in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. While she may be laidback as an islander once she gets home, she’s always right on top of her client projects here at work.

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Kayla Panizzon

Kayla Panizzon

Project Manager

With interests in fashion, psychology and consumer behaviour, Kayla is equal parts shopaholic and ad geek. Picking her out in a kickoff meeting is easy— she’s always the best dressed.

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Salina Halabi

Salina Halabi

Project Manager

Salina has a way with words when it comes to design. When she’s not talking about new ad designs with clients, she spends her free time writing about new home décor for local magazines.

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Monica MacLean

Monica MacLean

Account Coordinator

Monica navigates the waters of account coordination with an aim to always stay in sync with the client’s needs. Clearly her time as a competitive synchronized swimmer paid off.

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Joe Di Fabio

Joe Di Fabio

Project Manager

At work, Joe collects client insights to share with the creative team. At home, his collection is a bit more colourful—a closet full of band t-shirts from all the gigs he’s rocked out at.

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Laura Tailleur

Laura Tailleur

Account Coordinator

Though her career is relatively fresh, Laura’s advertising experience goes way back—at 10 years old she cut out dozens of magazine ads and decorated her room with them.

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Danny Siman

Danny Siman

Account Coordinator

Before starting his career in advertising, Danny sold pitas. And guitars. And cars. Then he sold everything to learn la idioma in Spain. Now when our clients have something to sell, we know who to send them to. Olé!

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Nicole Vestergaard

Nicole Vestergaard

Media Supervisor

Nicole is one lucky lady. She’s won countless contests, including a trip to Hawaii and a big screen TV. Her media plans don’t need any luck though—their success stems from her years of experience.

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Alycia Williamson

Alycia Williamson

Media Coordinator

One of Alycia’s life highlights was reveling in the world-famous Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Needless to say, she likes to see a little excitement in her media buys.

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Robert Falconer

Robert Falconer

Senior Art Director

A 30-year ad industry veteran, Robert recently became a father—teaching him it’s never too late to change. Then again, last minute ad changes may have taught him that long ago.

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Jeff McLean

Jeff McLean

Creative Director

After being chosen as one of six program candidates at Royal Roads Military College to become a Canadian Air Force pilot, Jeff failed the eye exam—ironically leading to a career in Visual Arts.

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Nicola Pringle

Nicola Pringle

Art Director

Award-winning ads aren’t the only place you’ll find Nicola’s work. Her first job was with a publishing company—her Santa illustrations are still on a few Dollar Store gift bags.

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Jaime Calayo

Jaime Calayo

Art Director

Jaime once swallowed a still-beating snake heart, which we think is pretty hardcore. He’s equally hardcore when it comes to finessing the little details that make good design great.

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Ryan Kenny

Ryan Kenny

Copywriter

Out of 21 countries visited, Tanzania was Ryan’s favourite. He says it has the perfect blend of excitement and friendliness—which also happens to be a good combination for successful copy.

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Jon Manning

Jon Manning

Copywriter

You can’t spell mahjong without Jon. He just won’t let you. He also can’t get enough of being a creative writer. It seems to follow him around wherever he goes, which, you know, is probably good—considering it’s his job.

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Adam Rozenhart

Adam Rozenhart

Digital Strategist

Back in the day, Adam co-founded OilersNation.com—now one of Alberta’s most popular hockey blogs. These days, he directs his digital and social media energy towards our clients. Lucky them.

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Kassia Haynes

Kassia Haynes

Digital Content Manager

Armed with a Drama degree, Kassia once landed a small role in Hot Tub Time Machine. These days, her clients benefit from a little extra drama in their social media presence.

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Dave Falconer

Dave Falconer

Production Manager

Dave isn’t easy to pigeonhole. He likes tattoos, cigars and scotch—and he loves to bake. His interests at work are equally diverse—from managing print jobs, to I.T., to Photoshop.

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Lisa Stutsman

Lisa Stutsman

Traffic Coordinator

Lisa is a political junkie. But until she takes office, she stays on top of every project to keep all her work constituents happy—account team, creatives, suppliers and clients alike.

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Andrea Noye

Andrea Noye

Production Artist

Andrea almost became a denturist, which if you think about it, has a lot in common with production art. No matter what she creates, everything has to fit just right.

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Suzanne Huitsing

Suzanne Huitsing

Production Artist

Great designers keep up on the highs and lows of pop culture. That’s why Suzanne fanatically watches TV’s most celebrated dramas—along with a healthy dose of reality TV.

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Gillian Thomson

Gillian Thomson

Production Artist

Gillian’s first career put her Chemistry degree to use developing beauty products. These days, she mixes much more dangerous elements together—art and copy.