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.
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.
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.
Originally from Cardiff, Penny brings a worldly perspective to Calder Bateman. Her years of experience in office management are rivaled only by her undeniably good baking skills, which—now that they’ve been mentioned—need to be tested for purely scientific reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Fascinated by the world around her, Vanessa is a self-proclaimed student of life. Her admirable ability to live in the moment means she’s well travelled and well informed, and if you’ve got a marketing problem, well, she’ll solve it.
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.
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.
Who knew one of the nicest guys you could ever meet could also be one of the most creatively talented? He’s as humble as pie, but the work he inspires and directs consistently gets our clients noticed the way they want to be seen. He’ll also buy you lunch if you “forget” your wallet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Impressive education aside, Andrea is a dog owner, playwright, filmmaker, dramaturge, Zumba instructor, blogger, vlogger and our digital project manager. So what’s the gist of this list? She’s a doer and she does things very, very well.