We are Vendastians, we come in peace.

Here they are: the hardest working bunch of software gurus and business brains this side of the galaxy. Each one of them has ‘Work hard, play hard’ tattooed on the insides of their eyelids, and if you don’t believe it, swing by for a game of foosball.

Aaron Chuo
Aaron Chuo is his English name, and Zhihong Zhuo his given name. Aaron is a graduate Computer Science student of U of S. He likes playing soccer, fishing, reading and cooking, and is enjoying his new digs as a software developer here at Vendasta. He’s getting his fishing rod ready in hopes of reeling in the biggest catch at Vendasta’s annual camping trip this summer.
Aaron LeBlanc
Aaron LeBlanc was born in Canada's largest city, Toronto, and like many Canucks has Native American blood running through his veins. Despite his youthful looks, he has been working as a sales professional for over 10 years, selling everything from mortgages to advertising. During his time off, he enjoys reading, learning, and staying active.
Abinesh Manoharan
Abinesh Manoharan was born and raised in Chennai (India), and moved to Saskatoon in 2010. He doesn't understand what all the fuss is about - he transitioned seamlessly from +45 degree summers to -40 degree winters. Abinesh loves new challenges and being busy all the time, so he feels like he has found his true calling in the Digital Ads team. He loves reading books, watching movies, and is a serious tech nerd who stays on top of all technology news. He is a fan of cricket and watches live games at unholy hours - something his wife has learned to live with. Anyone is welcome to chat with Abinesh if they are hungry to learn about Indian culture, cuisine and places to visit.
Adam Bissonnette
Adam Bissonnette is a father of three and the partner to the most beautiful woman in all of Saskatoon. Before starting in January 2016 he ran his own marketing agency and was a partner on the Vendasta platform. He's a growth hacker trying to constantly drive more leads through Vendasta's organic funnel through SEO or other conversion optimizations.
Adam Stark
Adam Stark is a die-hard skier who would, hands down, take a trip to the mountains over a trip to the beach any day. In fact, his claim to fame is “winner” of the best face-plant at the Sunshine 2012 Slush Cup. After spending six years as a professional student at the Edwards School of Business, Adam decided it was time to take his degree and get out of there. With a wide range of previous work experience, from accounting firms to golf resorts, and a fondness for electronics and technology, Vendasta is a great fit.
Adam Tomporowski
Adam Tomporowski was born and raised in Saskatoon, where he graduated from the Edwards School of Business and immediately decided to move to Florida to work at Walt Disney World. After a year of living the carefree life of amusement parks and warm weather, he returned to begin his career in the advertising industry. Adam bounced between various industries, from Hotels to Publishing, before he saw the light in digital marketing. As a big Disney fan, he's always willing to sit down and debate whether Disney World or Disneyland is better or why the Lion King is the greatest movie of all time.
Allan Wolinski

Allan Wolinski is in charge of office culture. As VP, Operations, he recruits new employees and coaches them in the principles of Agile software development, which he advocates with a fervor bordering on the evangelical. Allan's pastimes include soccer and sailing. For a while, one of his sailboats sat in the middle of the office, which is why (in case you were wondering) our logo is shaped like a sail.

Amber Neal
Amber Neal may be new to the world of marketing services, but she is a veteran of social media and customer service. Amber has lived in Saskatoon since 2009 and has been active in the city's music and art scenes as a volunteer and performer for many years. She graduated from the U of S with a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and a Minor in Anthropology in 2017 and enjoys using her degree as a very expensive wall decoration. When not at work, Amber enjoys drinking good coffee, exploring the city, and planning her next trip to Europe.
Amos Hogle
Amos Hogle grew up in Saskatoon, attended the University of Saskatchewan, and come out the other side with a degree in marketing from Edwards School of Business. He enjoys travelling, and his favourite trip so far has been hitchhiking from beach to beach in New Zealand. Amos has a few hobbies, including playing and watching soccer, board and video games, eggs benny, pizza, and live music. He also likes to travel to the mountains at least once a year for a ski trip, where his highlights are the big crashes. Chances are good that he will lose at least one ski in the snow...
Amy Gill
Amy Gill is Vendasta’s Sales Marketing Manager, and is responsible for creating and managing the content for our ever growing, killer sales teams. A self proclaimed foodie with a closet far too large, she's a big city girl always planning her next trip. Coming from Toronto where she worked for Porsche, you may wonder what keeps her in Saskatoon? Working at Vendasta, of course! She absolutely loves her job and probably even takes it a little too seriously.
Amy Janzen
Amy Janzen was born and raised in Saskatoon but has spent some of her adult life living in Bristol, UK and Edmonton, AB. Amy loves to travel when she can and has been lucky enough to visit various cities in Europe, the US, and Canada. Amy has an affinity for writing and reading literature and is so excited to be able to use her English degree as a Digital Agency Writer at Vendasta! When Amy isn't working or reading, she is long-distance running, practicing yoga, chasing her toddler around, or going on various adventures with her husband and dog. Amy comes from a lengthy career in the service industry and really loves good coffee, food, and wine.
Andrew Tremblay

Andrew Tremblay likes to go fast. He was a sprinter in another life, where he set some new records and ran for the U of S Huskies track and field team. When he isn't a blurry streak, he loves to travel and drink craft beers from around the world. To date, he has sampled over 600 varieties and counting. He is also a geographically inconvenienced baseball fan, as his adopted team is over 2200 km away. Regardless, he has a shrine of Blue Jays memorabilia in his vintage basement bar.

Andrew Yuen
Andrew Yuen is a thrill seeking, stoked on life, adrenaline junkie. Cliff jumping? Surfing? Tricking? He is there! After graduating with a degree in Marketing from the University of Regina, he decided to fly to the middle of the Pacific and volunteer for five months at Haggai International in Maui, Hawaii. On island he grew a love for nature, hiking, and of course surfing! Since coming back to the great north, Andrew actively searched for the next great adventure to grow and challenge himself in. As a person who thrives in change, Vendasta was the perfect fit for this animated adventurer.
Anna Tavares
Anna Tavares is a Brazilian engineer that moved to Saskatchewan five years ago to pursue a business degree. She is slightly obsessed with solving problems, travelling and John Mayer. She can’t ride a bike or cook to save her life, but she’s a fierce feminist and a passionate advocate for gender equality. When she’s not working hard as our Vendor Operations Manager in Marketplace, you can find Anna walking her cat on a leash or practicing her yoga moves.
Anne Voordouw
Anne Voordouw is a search engine marketing specialist at Vendasta. She has worked in traditional media in New York and in paid search at agencies in Chicago and in her home town of Philadelphia. She is a yoga enthusiast, cat lover, acoustic guitar player, novel reader, wife and mother of two girls. After eight years living in the French part of Switzerland, Anne is super excited to be back in North America and loving Saskatoon.
Arnima Dhar
Arnima Dhar is a scientist in head and a commoner at heart, I am in the process of regulating the three very essential parameters of delivery; Time, Accuracy and Frequency! Having a degree in Engineering, decided to take up Business and Consumer for my forte development and looking forward to study Behavioral Economics in near future. Beneath all this is a person who is in constant state of Wonder! Having returned to my birth city and starting off at Vendasta as a Success on Demand Specialist is a Quantum leap! Of course until...next!
Arthur Hoang
Arthur Hoang was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Life took him to Singapore, where he earned a degree in Computer Science. Arthur is a tech savvy person, passionate about digital world and internet of things. Working in the field of IT for more than a decade, he developed a passion for creating collaborative relationships with his customers that allowed them to succeed. He loves reading books, technology news, watching movies and most of all, enjoying good food and drink with family and friends. Arthur is new to Canada and has enjoyed exploring this wonderful country so far, but he is a bit worried about surviving the notorious Saskatoon winter.
Ashlea Crane
Ashlea Crane was born and raised in Ontario and is an artistic individual, alcohol ink on tile artist and musician. When she isn't rocking it as a Digital Agent at Vendasta, she can be found hanging out at J&S Picture Frame Warehouse assisting clients with their personal projects, hosting art shows and working closely with the artists of Saskatoon. Ashlea's laugh can and will be heard from miles away; while loud, some have said it can be compared to the sound of an angel. Her drive to ensure exceptional customer service will be a wonderful addition to the Vendasta team.
Ashley Elder

Ashley Elder is a small town girl who looks after her family when she’s not working as a Digital Agent. Her passion for cooking and baking keeps friends and families stomachs full and hearts warm. With a strong customer service background and great work ethic she is sure to be an asset to the Vendasta team.

Ashtyn Collison
Ashtyn Collison was born and raised (mostly) in Saskatoon, but she has always dreamed of running away to join the circus. Seriously. When she's not trapped in a book or gaming on her PC you can probably find her training for aerial silks, lyra and contortion. Thankfully, it's hard to get a laptop 20ft in the air with her, or else she might never come down! Ashtyn's love of performing fueled her studies in English and Drama at the University of Saskatchewan and she hopes to one day publish a Science Fiction novel!
Barb Burton
Barb Burton, or Barbie, as some of her friends call her, is a twin and is married to a twin. They have two non-twin children and stopped there because they didn't want to push their luck. Her son is crazy for her baking, and tells her she should open her own bakery. If she did, Barb would be great with the numbers; bookkeeping is her education, and she is an Accounting Analyst here at Vendasta. Outside of work Bard enjoys reading, the outdoors, and considers Las Vegas to be her happy place. She has been there 3 times, and would go every year if she could.
Becky O'Hara
Becky O'Hara bucks the trend for Vendasta and lives on a farm. Not surprisingly, she loves anything and everything outdoors. Becky has the cutest puppy ever named Harley & a pretty ok cat named Nixon. But she doesn't play favourites. In a past life she was an RMT before she jumped onto the Vendasta train. Becky is very excited to learn and grow with her new very extended family!
Ben Thunderchild

Ben Thunderchild comes to Vendasta from years in the customer service area. Originally from Thunderchild First Nation, he's lived his life all over the province from Canora to Beavual. He also spent a year with his family living and experiencing life above the Arctic Circle in Igloolik, Nunavut. It was his passion for providing excellent customer service and his interests in the ever growing Technology sector here in the province that brought him to Vendasta. In his free time, he can be found at local collector and card shops. He maintains a healthy interest in all things geek related, not limited to - Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Marvel and DC Comics, Star Wars and Doctor Who.

Benj Hingston
Benj Hingston is proud to have been recently promoted to Dadhood. After living in California for a year he moved back to Rosetown, his home town where he now lives with his lovely wife and son. He is currently finishing his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the U of S. Being a motorcycle enthusiast when the sun shines Benj hits the open road. During the off season he can be found at his buddy's shop customizing their rides. Benj has a passion for music, sports, retro gaming, numbers, and astronomy. Although he can't hit a note to save his life, he found drumming to be a good fit. He enjoys recording drum covers, writing music with his friends, but more over loves teaching his niece the ways of Animal. Benj hopes to continue coaching in Rosetown and can't wait to coach his little Nugget. He is an avid NES and SNES games collector. Recently Benj was able to combine his love of numbers and astronomy when he took a graduate course studying different blackholes, spacetime, and their equations. But at the end of the day he will be snuggling up with the family with a bowl of popcorn watching Netflix.
Bill O'Dell

Bill O'Dell combines years of customer service and writing experience as a Digital Agent at Vendasta. While Saskatoon is now home for him, Canada was not always home for this American citizen (soon to be Canadian!) He tries his best to fit in and fit everything in with a wife, twins, a dream job, not to mention - freelance writing, cooking and writing about spicy gluten free food in one blog, playing and writing about Magic in another blog. Other hobbies include reading fantasy/sci-fi books and trying to get some sleep. If you must know, he like all the fandoms, but if forced to choose: Star Wars and DC!

Blair Nordstrom
Blair Nordstrom straps into his snowboard, stands under the vents in his frigid basement, and imagines that the gusty air conditioning is the breeze of the Rockies caressing his face. When he is in a warmer atmosphere, you can find him playing soccer. At Vendasta, Blair is a Product Marketing Specialist who brings with him a B.Comm degree in Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as seven years of experience in marketing and sales. He’s also a bit of a Movember celebrity.
Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson has been a computer nerd since elementary school and has always had a passion for building things, be it woodworking, electronic circuits, autobody work, writing and, of course, software development. Brad is also a music lover, keeping a keen eye out for brand new bands before they make it big and trying to catch whatever local shows he can. His fascination with music extends into the technical realm as well: Brad spends a good deal of his time trying out new audio equipment and new installation techniques to make things sound pretty.

Braden Bassingthwaite

Braden Bassingthwaite loves to travel the world (and not just on Warcraft, either). He has visited three countries, six provinces, and seventeen states, and has earned a Computer Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan. An avid hunter, fisherman, and cook, Braden is voted 'most likely to survive should our office go camping and get lost in the woods' (for the record, he's also voted 'most mispronounced surname').

Braedan Hafichuk
Braedan Hafichuk is a prairie guy at heart, having recently moved from Winnipeg (the city of rivers) to Saskatoon (the city of bridges). The man seems doomed to live near water forever, but he wouldn't have it any other way. While studying at the University of Manitoba and earning a B.A. in the high demand field of English Literature, Braedan sacrificed all sleep to expand his skills and interests in media - hosting and producing campus radio shows twice a week while also corralling the budding poets & authors of the Arts magazine. When he's not embroiled in various artistic schemes, Braedan enjoys tossing rocks down a lane at the local bowling alley, losing to his brother at Mario Party, or reading about the lives of King Someone of Somewhere. Braedan is excited to join the energetic crew at Vendasta as a Content Marketing Strategist, as he looks forward to "infotaining" customers about our clients as best he can.
Braeden Ager
Braeden Ager (sort of) grew up in Preeceville (also commonly called "Priestville" by fellow Vendastians). Growing up in a small town, he did everything from playing all sports imaginable to attempting the saxophone. Braeden still manages to keep his competitive spirit alive by playing in almost every sport league around the city. When he’s not out playing sports you can find Braeden online competing at video games, or attempting to brew his own masterfully-crafted beer.
Branson Perreault

Branson Perreault is a recent U of S graduate with a degree in Computer Science, and now works as a Product Developer with Vendasta. An unspeakable amount of his free time is spent playing, researching, collecting, and obsessing over games of all sorts. Branson expresses his creativity through home-brewing fancy beer, which is both a hobby and a pastime for him (and it's easy on the wallet, too).

Brayden Fehr
Brayden Fehr grew up in a wide array of communities surrounding Saskatoon, but this place has always felt like home to him. He can often be found reading, playing video games, or studying his next big hobby that is definitely going to take off (Past hobbies include: Boxing, Kite Building, Video Game Design, Camel Spotting, etc.). However he is certain he can find the variety he so craves here in Partner Support.
Breanne Budz

Breanne Budz is a recent computer science graduate from the U of S and is excited to join Vendasta as a software developer. She has a bachelor's degree in education and was an elementary school teacher before changing paths into the tech world. In her free time, Breanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, and playing a variety of sports. Her more introverted side likes playing video games, reading, watching anime, and training for marathons (on Netflix).

Brendan Gorsalitz
Brendan Gorsalitz was born and raised in Saskatoon and is a recent graduate from the Edwards School of Business at the U of S. When he's not diligently working in Digital Ads, he enjoys being involved in sports whether it's playing or watching. If he's travelling, it's probably to some sort of sporting event which has taken him to different places such as Boston, New York, Denver, and Dallas. He doesn't like to brag, but he's also the Manager/Captain/All-Star of a very mediocre Slow-pitch team.
Brendan King

Brendan King is Vendasta's public face, voice, and disconcertingly boisterous laugh. As CEO, he's involved in every aspect of the business. He even sits in on technical meetings, quietly catching up on his email in the darkest corner of the room, then popping his head up to ask the obvious, inconvenient question that everyone has been trying to avoid facing. Brendan is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first business, an athletic clothing store, while still in university. It went broke after two years. His subsequent ventures have turned out significantly better.

Brendan Swalm
Brendan Swalm has worn many hats. He has tended to a golf course, moved furniture, sold athletic shoes and skateboards and Apple hardware, written and performed electronic and live music, and transcribes manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales for fun. He has also studied English Literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Saskatchewan and, most recently, returned from Leuven, Belgium, where he studied Digital Humanities at the KU Leuven. Now he's trying his hand at tweetsmithing and blogcraft as a writer for Vendasta's Digital Agency.
Brent Yates

Brent Yates worked with a local fleet management company for five years before jumping ship and joining Vendasta's formidable forces. He got his start doing embedded development and then moved on to higher level applications, building on his diploma in Electronics Systems Engineering Technology from SIAST. Now he's responsible for development on some of our consulting code; when he's not busy working, he can be found putting birdies on the golf course, brushing ice at the curling rink, and tuning up his old '57 Merc truck.

Brett Muggli
Brett Muggli was born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, or possibly on the moon. Given the fragility and temporaneous nature of human memory, it's impossible to be sure. As a young adult, Brett worked a variety of positions in the service sector where he honed his skills as a word-sayer-person while also attending the University of Saskatchewan. The foray into professional studying was ultimately unsuccessful, a result of having discovered a large and far-reaching conspiracy to bury him in debt and probably also blow up the sun or something. More recently, he shifted into the tech industry doing support, where he's won at least six different awards that are completely made up. In his personal time, Brett counts time (in seconds mostly) between instances of occurring thunder and engages in masochistic behaviour like reading about politics and current events. He also plays guitar, and more importantly the pungi, as it's the only way to keep the huge nest of snakes in his basement from getting ornery. He has made several mistakes in his increasingly long life, but none of those mistakes have been illegal juggling, yet.
Brock Andony
Brock Andony is often mistaken for a more charming version of Archie from Riverdale. When he is not busy signing autographs, he can usually be found memorizing textbooks overnight or drinking coffee like it’s fruit punch. He is currently enrolled as a Marketing Major at the Edwards School of Business, and has secured an 8 month intern position at Vendasta as a Marketing Analyst. Brock has a burning passion for written, digital, and traditional arts. Add to that a splash of digital entrepreneurial experience, and a degree in marketing was the natural choice. When Brock doesn't have his fingers in paint, he can usually be found at the gym or playing/spectating any number of sports.
Brooke Trippel
Brooke Trippel has a passion for people. After completing her BA in Sociology, Brooke continued to be fascinated by the effect culture and autonomy have on a person's overall happiness and success. It only seemed suiting that she continue this passion with a degree in Human Resources from the Edwards School of Business with a focus on Culture. Now in her role as People Operations Specialist with Vendasta, she is truly able to see the positive effects an empowering culture can have on an organization's employees and its overall success. When she’s not interviewing up a storm, she enjoys taking in live music with friends, attending fitness classes, and traveling the world with her boyfriend.
Brox Huang

Brox Huang was born in Fuzhou, the capital of southeastern China's Fujian province and close to Northern Tropic. He finished his first bachelor degree in Pharmacy, but an internship in a drug store, he decided pharmacy was not for him. He chose Computer Science for his second degree, because he was intrigued how 1s and 0s could describe the world. He also decided he wanted to live in a country that is not quite so hot in summer - so, Canada it is! He started with Newfoundland, but was horrified with their winter. It snowed more than 330cm that year, and the campus was closed 5 times due to the severe winter storm. So Brox decided to give Saskatoon a try for the remainder of his Computer Science degree. He has since fallen in love with this clean and peaceful city, and he is very excited to be working in an intern position as a software developer at Vendasta. In his spare time, Brox plays a lot of video games such as League of Legends and World of Warcraft. He is also getting pretty good at cooking, especially Fujian cuisine.

Bryan Larson

Bryan Larson spent his twenties indulging his inner traveller, having trekked through New Zealand, Australia, the Nepalese Himalayas, Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, and even more. Now, in his thirties, he says that although his wanderlust hasn't vanished, his priorities have shifted towards more domestic adventures, such as, you know, getting a mortgage and other exciting grownup things. Bryan's eye for design and 10+ years in media and design make him the perfect person to tackle our increasingly complex UI elements and create a better experience for our users.

Caleb Lund
Caleb Lund graduated from the U of S with a degree in Archaeology. He has always had twin passions for both the past and the future; from playing video games all night at home to digging up bones at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. He is excited to combine his passion for electronics with a new career path but a part of his heart will always live in the past.
Cameron Johns
Cameron Johns just completed his Comp Sci degree in Interactive Systems Design at the University of Saskatchewan. Trying to become a self-described renaissance man, he has a great variety of interests. If he isn’t playing his guitar, or doodling on his iPad you can find him on the computer immersed in Photoshop or Illustrator. Originally from Edmonton once upon a time he is happy to talk hockey so long as you are an Oiler’s fan! He is excited to begin his career at Vendasta as a Web Developer/Graphic Designer. Passionate about all things design, please share all your knowledge and wisdom with him so he may continue to grow and develop as an artist and developer!
Carina Dressler
Carina Dressler is a quick-witted (sometimes sassy) writer who loves to help people tell their story. She completed her BA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration in October 2017, and enjoys reading anything with a decent plot line. Carina desires to help clients dive into the minds of their target audience. In her spare time she plays volleyball (beach and court), watches her husband play hockey, and eats a lot of ice cream. She also tends to laugh at her own jokes and can make any social situation awkward with her attempts to be funny.
Catriona Barcoe

Catriona Barcoe is from Kilkenny, a city in the Southeast of Ireland. She has a degree in Communication Studies and a Masters of Science in Multimedia from Dublin City University. A lover of travel, she has visited Southeast Asia and South America, and also lived in Australia for a year. Before deciding to settle in Saskatoon, Catriona ventured to China for three weeks on her own. She is loving Saskatoon, and is trying to love our Saskatchewan winters - but that's a work in progress. Catriona enjoys soccer, watching Formula One and the ancient Gaelic sport of hurling!

Celine Martin

Celine Martin was primarily raised in North Battleford, SK, but moved to the City of Bridges in 2011 to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at the Edwards School of Business. After finishing the Honours Program and graduating in 2016, Celine found herself at Vendasta in the Digital Agency. After a few role changes, she found her passion—people—and moved into the People Operations team where she works hard to maintain that famous Vendasta culture. Outside of work, Celine loves all things sun, fun, and puns—seriously, she’s (p)unstoppable.

Chad Ehrlich
Chad Ehrlich grew up on a farm with small town Saskatchewan roots. He moved up to the big city after after high school, completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the U of S, married a local girl and now calls Saskatoon home. After a variety of work experiences, Chad will finally be able to tell colleagues he has a job position which applies to his university degree, Marketing Strategist at Vendasta. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling the world, playing and watching sports (largely hockey) and fishing! He claims to hold the record for catching the largest jack fish to ever come out of Emma Lake SK; he reeled in a 23 pound, 45 inch monster on Jan 1, 2016. That behemoth now resides in Chad's man cave in his basement along with many other sports jerseys and memorabilia. With Chad on board, Vendasta holds an impossibly rare distinction among all companies worldwide - employing a Dallas Stars fans. Chad is unapologetic in his super-fandom and will advise you to "deal with it" if you can't handle that.
Chad Hansen

Chad Hansen is a Computer Science grad from the University of Saskatchewan. A stats-geek at heart, both Chad's personal and professional interests seem to be driven by numbers. At work he uses data-driven problem solving methods and analytics, while in his personal life he enjoys fantasy football, political forecasting, and keeping up on the latest attempts to analyze hockey statistics effectively. Chad is an avid gamer, loves Overwatch, DotA, and pretty much any other competitive multiplayer game he's come across. He's made it into the Overwatch competitive Top 500 in multiple seasons, and maintains a position in the 99th percentile of the DotA matchmaking ladder. Chad's competitive fire also extends to hockey, where he is a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan. If you see him in person, offer him your condolences.

Ches Hagen

Ches Hagen when he's not on the phone with potential partners, can be found exploring the British Columbia backcountry by snowmobile, ATV, or boat. Ches is the only member of the Vendasta management team not based in Saskatoon, but he flies in from Vancouver a few times a year for planning meetings, Brendan's summer pool party, and the November deer hunt.

Chris Camponi
Chris Camponi brings a versatile skill set and natural leadership abilities to the Vendasta team as a Sales Development Representative. Born and raised in Saskatoon, he is equipped with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a marketing major and the motivation for success every day. While gaining work experience in the highly-competitive automotive industry, Chris has developed a strong understanding of driving sales and customer service while promoting a fun workplace environment. He has a strong passion for music, sports, and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Outside of work, he can be found refereeing hockey games in elite leagues around the province, in a DJ booth playing the best dance tunes at your party, and most importantly, spending quality time with his family and dogs.
Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper bio coming soon!
Chris Daviduik

Chris Daviduik came to us with a dual degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2010 his increasingly successful sideline as singer-songwriter for the band Sexy Mathematics motivated him to migrate from Saskatoon to Toronto, where he remains on the Vendasta team, Skyping in every morning from the living room of his condo on trendy King Street West.

Chris Ozmun
Chris Ozmun is excited to be part of the SDR Team at Vendasta. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Chris has been selling for over 16 years, previously spending 5 years selling Unmanned Aerial Photography Platforms. Recently, Chris has caught the travel bug and is hoping to grow his list of destinations in the upcoming years. In his spare time, Chris enjoys Football, Slo-Pitch, Beach Volleyball and sampling craft beers.
Christopher Leddy
Christopher Leddy hails from Cambridge, England. He graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA in Public Relations and a passion for dumb, nerdy things. He knows what you want to ask, and no, his time at University did not allow for famous British past times such as Quidditch and Jousting. Chris did spend this time playing far too many video games and learning how to bake, hobbies that he continues to this very day, sometimes simultaneously - to the frustration of his fire alarm. When he's not at home being a Cat Dad, Chris can be found working as a Marketing Strategist for Vendasta.
Cody Ede

Cody Ede was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan but spent a good part of his childhood living in British Columbia where he developed a love for the outdoors. He’ll jump on any opportunity to adventure outdoors be it camping, hiking or other activities. His childhood also inspired a love for board games. He’ll challenge anyone to any game! He’s even been known to play games that take ten hours! He’s been back in Saskatchewan for a while now and he is currently working towards a degree in Interactive System Design at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a keen interest in combining art, computer science and psychology. He likes art, but loves to computer science! This love of computer science has led him to his current position at Vendasta.

Cody Kurz

Cody Kurz is a jazz bassist and an advocate of polyphasic sleeping, the practice of taking short naps throughout the day in order to gain extra waking hours at night. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's computer science program, he's handy with hardware, building a classic-style arcade cabinet in his spare time.

Coleton Swiezak
Coleton Swiezak hails from the vast western outreach that is Okotoks, Alberta. After moving to Saskatoon two years ago and suffering his way through a baseball related knee injury that he was too lazy to get checked out, he became fascinated with the world of computers, and specifically, Vendasta. After he completed his internship here last summer, it quickly became apparent that things just weren't the same without him. Subsequently, Coleton was brought back on as a part-time Digital Agent. When not at work, he can usually be found enduring the boring, very un-Vendasta world that is his last year of high school, sleeping, snowboarding, literally destroying everyone in fierce games of Mario Kart, or couch-coaching the Toronto Blue Jays and getting particularly loud about it when they're having an "off day".
Colin Gooding

Colin Gooding earned a computer science degree from the University of Saskatchewan. After that, he spent three years working on the software build and management team at OpenText in the maple syrup version of silicon valley, Waterloo, Ontario. He’s now back on the flatland, and has joined the Vendasta team as a developer. A big time hockey fan, Colin follows the Winnipeg Jets close enough to get cut by a skate blade, and usually wins his fantasy hockey league. Aside from ice and sticks, Colin enjoys golfing, reading, playing board games and, gasp, video games.

Conner Chicoine
Conner Chicoine player stats:
Born: Minot, ND, USA
Raised: Carnduff, SK
Current location: Saskatoon, traded in late 2016
Past teams: Bank of Montreal (2013-2014), FAST Trucking Service Ltd. (2014-2016)
Current team: Digital Agent at Vendasta
Hobbies: weight-training, running, and swimming when not playing Overwatch or PUBG for the PC or chasing after my papillon Ophelia at the dog park.
Random fact: Once I open up, I have no filter and will probably make your head spin with whatever comes out of my mouth. If I don't have fun while I'm at work, I believe the work isn't worth doing (I'm having fun btw).
Conrad Berenik

Conrad Berenik is a man on a mission: to complete reading all 365 books in the Warhammer 40k series. His love for post-apocalyptic science fiction and a CS course he took at the University of Regina set the tone for his career. Soon he moved to Saskatoon and completed a diploma in CST at SIAST. He currently works as a software developer at Vendasta, and when he is not busy reading a Warhammer book, he's either at his computer navigating dystopian wastelands or at the gym lifting heavy objects.

Cordelia McDonald
Cordelia McDonald graduated high school this year from Tommy Douglas Collegiate, and was in the french program so she is bilingue - that's bilingual for you non-French speakers. She is way into video games, working out, the outdoors, and hunting. When she was a little girl, she would sit on her Dad's lap and watch as he played PC games. Cordelia has one motto she lives by, if you workout and eat right, you can game all you like. Apart from gaming, she is a Digital Agent here at Vendasta.
Corey Hickson

Corey Hickson likes to pull out whatever the latest tabletop game is. A game master at heart, he loves the welcoming seat by a table full of meeples and dice. When not indulging in games or other geeky passions, he likes to balance his life out with teaching (coding especially) or the occasional camping trip. His background in chemical engineering at the U of S indirectly led him to computer science where he found what he was looking for in all those years at university.

Craig Kumick

Craig Kumick grew up in Regina and, after finish University and spending some time travelling the world, he settled in Saskatoon. Prior to joining the Vendasta team he helped write and deploy software that controls satellite antenna ground stations around the world for SED Systems. Most of Craig’s evenings are spent hanging out with his lovely wife and two young daughters (often learning more about My Little Pony then he ever intended). When he has some free time to himself, he enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, board gaming, or just having a beer with good people.

Craig Taylor
Craig Taylor has lived all across Canada; from his hometown of Calgary where his love for the Flames was ignited, to the small town of Antigonish Nova Scotia where he met his wife and graduated from St.FX. When Craig is not charming the pants off potential partners, He's exploring his new found home of Saskatoon and rowing on the south Saskatchewan. As a dual citizen of Canada and the UK, Craig loves to hop over to Europe whenever possible to scratch that travel itch.
Dale Birtch

Dale Birtch may have moved to Saskatchewan for love, but this computer systems expert from Haileybury, Ontario has completely embraced Saskatchewan's way of life. With varied interests such as Curling, Golfing and taking motorcycle trips, every change of season for Dale is occasion to indulge in something new. What really got us interested in him—apart from the boring stuff like his 7 years experience in medical IT—was that he has actually built himself a ‘67 VW Beetle for drag racing. After we confirmed that he didn't have any outstanding speeding tickets, we decided to hire him as a QA Tester.

Dale Bruce Hopkins

Dale Bruce Hopkins, with an engineering physics degree from the U of S and several years of software experience under his belt, co-founded LucidHelix Solutions in 2008. The company specialized in diagnostic software for digital television networks, employing seven developers at its peak. Dale is a certified snowboard instructor and a CrossFit cultist who visits the gym at least once a day.

Dallas Bobryk
Dallas Bobryk spends most of the winter at a hockey rink helping coach both of his daughters. During the summer months you can find him sitting on the sidelines watching his daughters play fastball. When not doing one of those two things, he enjoys playing video games and spending time at the cabin with his family.
Damien Springuel
Damien Springuel is a software developer originally from Quebec City. He moved to Saskatoon in 2014 to follow his wife, who was starting her residency in medicine. In his free time, Damien likes to play and/or study the game of Go. Don't hesitate to ask him questions about that fascinating game! He also enjoys listening to pop-punk music and playing electric guitar.
Dani Holtslander
Dani Holtslander is on the Food Operations team. She attended SIAST in 2009 in the Hotel and Restaurant Admin program and has worked in bars, restaurants, events centres and hotels. She loves cooking and connecting with people through food. She also loves cats, books, biking, eating, cooking and philosophy. Dani has two ginger tabby cats at home named Ruby and Aziz so if you ever want to talk about cats, she does too.
Dani Mario
Dani Mario is our Director of Public Relations. She’s a former journalist who worked in radio, television and print at some of the biggest media groups in Canada, including CTV and CBC. She’s hosted a TV newscast in Mongolia, been on the Price is Right, and received some nifty participation certificates at two national science fairs. She’s happiest reading a newspaper, listening to music and spending downtime with her partner Dustin, floppy-eared cat Frankie, and big dog Ziggy.
Danny Chagnon
Danny Chagnon is a retired ninja. He spent up to his early twenties competing in martial arts and finding new and exciting ways to apply his skills. He now spends his days fishing, camping, playing video games or taking on new projects as often as possible. One of his life long dreams is to own his own fly in cabin on Reindeer Lake where he can fish for monsters night and day. Danny has a background in the hospitality industry where he developed 12 years of customer service and management experience.
David Sibley

David Sibley can be found on the water rowing or keeping warm on rowing machines during the 9 months of SK winters. When he's not rowing he's often playing volleyball, guitar, or volunteering in the city. A product of the Univeristy of Saskatchewan and a morbid curiousity for all things tech related, he's joind Vendasta as Software Developer. David is highly competitive and welcomes the Vendasta Foosball Challenge.

Dayn Halter
Dayn Halter has a Business Marketing Diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Dayn is an avid PC gamer, loves fashion and enjoys the occasional cross stitch project. Dayn can’t pass up a good movie night or a Bellini, and enjoys taking on challenges and trying new things.
Desiree Kupietz
Desiree Kupietz brings nearly two decades of expertise in media sales, strategy, and development to her role at Vendasta, including 15 years of focus on digital marketing. Her passion for coaching and developing people is evident in every aspect of her personal and professional life, having served as a mentor for dozens of professionals throughout her career. Desiree makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, where she's able to pursue her love of the outdoors hiking, camping, and fishing with her husband, Jerad, and two wonderful children.
Devon Hennig
Devon Hennig used to be a game show host, but now he’s VP of Demand Generation for Vendasta’s marketing department. With a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and experience teaching advertising classes at the University of Toronto, he knows his way around local media and social networks better than he knows his own neighbourhood. He doesn't program, but his favourite chess player is Magnus Carlsen, and he once sold a rare Pez dispenser for $180. How's that for geeky?
Diego Von Sohsten
Diego Von Sohsten decided to replace the golden sunshine of his hometown in Brazil with Saskatoon's cold, cold winters. After finally convincing his husband to make the move and surviving the first few chilling months, Diego joined Vendasta as a Product Manager. Working in the IT field since 2009, he has led user research initiatives, created purpose-oriented roadmaps, streamlined processes, and shared agile practices with his teams. He's a sushi-addict, and you'd better not challenge him to a game of Mario Kart—you've been warned.
Domenic Ierullo
Domenic Ierullo was born half Italian and fully Canadian in a small Ontario town. He spent his early twenties shooting movies and tv shows in Toronto. His interests include electric guitar, snowboarding and anything involving the outdoors. Domenic is married to Laura who is a pharmacist, and likes to tell people she's a drug dealer.
Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell heads up a dedicated Distribution team, and is responsible for building Vendasta’s business partnerships across North America, Australia and Europe. With the U.S. accounting for approximately 93% of Vendasta’s revenues currently, he is positioning for further penetration in the US, and expanding into other export markets. Vendasta has already secured key opportunities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa. With over 18 years experience in business development and sales/marketing management & most recently joining from Mosaic Place and YaraCentre, entertainment and leisure facilities located in Moose Jaw, Southern Saskatchewan as their CEO, his track record speaks for itself: he builds winning teams.
Dustin Walker

Dustin Walker grew up fascinated by Lego and the ways in which large structures could be formed from many smaller individual pieces. The same sort of patterns in software drive his passion for development. His free time is typically spent playing electric guitar — making the ugliest noises possible — or being absorbed in a book.

Dylan Erikson
Dylan Erikson is a graduate of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, who previously worked in forestry and commercial real estate appraisal. However, by being employed at Vendasta, he has an opportunity to work in a field that excites him: technology! He is big music fan, and will randomly noodle on his guitar instead of learning actual pieces of music. A football and basketball enthusiast, he also enjoys participating in other activities like croquet, disk golf, fantasy football and board/video games.
Ed O'Keefe
Ed O'Keefe is heading up Vendasta's Marketplace. Ed powers mass sales channels of thousands of reps with a breadth of innovative products. Anticipating innovations for forthcoming problems, he has successfully owned and built organizations in both large media and start up environments. Having lived and operated some of these ventures internationally, Ed is a lead strategist in Vendasta's internationalization blueprint, forging essential relationships in North America, Europe and further. An ambitious visionary who's passion is rivalled only by his keen sense of business acumen, Ed has long been a pioneer in the digital advertising ecosystem. Aligning pertinent vendors, a rapidly growing salesforce and Vendasta's vision is not only Ed's job, but what he is resoundingly passionate about.
Eddy Nkongolo
Eddy Nkongolo was born in Africa the youngest of 5 siblings, but grew up in Canada. He has lived in the Congo (DRC), Quebec, Winnipeg, Regina, and now calls Saskatoon home. Along the way, Eddy has become fluent in four different languages. He is a very proud uncle to three nieces, and loves basketball, photography, and music - specifically Prince and Stevie Wonder. Eddie also considers himself a foodie, and enjoys discovering new and exciting restaurants wherever he goes. He enjoys pairing that food with a good wine - and enjoys both red and white because he doesn't discriminate.
Elia Tarasoff

Elia Tarasoff. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Elia is a 30-something who muses about the long-term future of humanity. For example, he knows that for Saskatoon to be powered solely by electricity, it would require a flywheel as large as an office building and as heavy as ten office buildings. When in the real world, you may find him lifting weights, biking or shooting targets. He has an honours degree in Computer Science and is happy to be testing for Vendasta!

Emily Howe

Emily Howe, a Saskatoon native, has studied CST at SIAST's Kelsey Campus and has a diploma in basic accounting. She spent three years working in London, England as a programmer for various companies after which she decided to bring her experience and love for all things Muppets back home. Emily's role at Vendasta involves testing software and finding bugs — luckily, they are not the kind that fly around and scare the bejesus out of her.

Erica Chessall
Erica Chessall was born and raised in the tenth largest city in Saskatchewan - Weyburn. She moved to Saskatoon to pursue a B. Comm with a focus on marketing. While in school, she developed a passion for event planning, leadership, and marketing strategy. For Erica, the best part about university was all of the amazing people she met and the friends she made! Her passions include Harry Potter, cats - especially her cat Louie, and travelling. She surprises most people with her lengthy list of food intolerances, but that has forced her to get creative in the kitchen!
Erik Tetland
Erik Tetland grew up on a small farm near Saskatoon. He has a rolling collection of random hobbies such as plant watching, star gazing, wrench throwing, duct taping, capacitor popping, and competitive solo synchronized walking. Erik wants to provide and build a wide variety of skills during his internship as a software developer with Vendasta.
Erin Bowman
Erin Bowman
Erin /ˈɛrɪn/
1. The winner of an argument.
"The champion emerged from the debate like a victorious Erin."
1. Win an argument
"After disproving all of his opponents hypothesis, it was clear he was about to Erin."
As Manager of the Partner Support department, Erin is both Leader and Spirit Animal to the entire team, much like the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh's who were both diety and leader to their people, only way more Canadian. No one is really sure where Erin came from. Her first appearance was documented in the sleepy town of Saskatoon, where it's rumoured she spent her childhood. However, there have also been sightings in Malaysia, Singapore and Mexico. Some say Erin is a myth, others, a legend. Some say she guards untold riches beyond your wildest dreams, that can only be won by beating her at shinny. A word of warning though, Erin is undefeated.
Erin Yaworski
Erin Yaworski is a very optimistic and kind, but sometimes a forgetful human. This is because she suffers from SELECTIVE short-term memory loss (self-diagnosed). However, she has a heart of gold and was willing to go full lengths to help friends, family and co-workers in need (the similarities to Dory from Finding Nemo are astounding). She is a self-proclaimed Brand Ambassador for things that she loves and is often found trying to get the people around her to love these things as much as she does. Examples are Colourpop Cosmetics, Vietnamese food, and online bargain shopping.
Having lived in two cities (Saskatoon and Calgary) Erin has had the opportunity to have two homes that have given her many opportunities, memories, and lifelong friends. She graduated from Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan in December of 2017, she may not have been on the Deans List, but she was always seen walking around campus with a huge smile. Erin is looking forward to her future at Vendasta and although she wants to know everything all at once, right this second, she knows it is in her best interest to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride of her life.
Evan Salter

Evan Salter is a total nerd when it comes to technology, and has been fascinated by the world of computers for as long as he can remember. It was a no-brainer for him to pursue a computer science degree and a career as a developer, which brought him to an internship with Vendasta. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, his hobbies include spending time at the lake in the summer and shovelling snow the rest of the year. Away from the office, Evan enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and of course, Netflix.

Ezra Kilpatrick
Ezra Kilpatrick was born and raised on an acreage outside of Saskatoon until getting married to his beautiful wife Jessica. Ezra graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. Until now, he has always been a student, and will now transition to his career at Vendasta as a Marketing Strategist. Outside of work, Ezra spends time coaching high school volleyball at his alma mater, ripping around on his motorcycle, and spending time outdoors camping or hunting.
Fahim Ahmed
Fahim Ahmed is a recent graduate of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. He is excited to start his career as a Sales Development Representative at Vendasta. Fahim was born in Pakistan, raised in British Columbia, and perfected in Saskatchewan. It was these changing environments that have molded him into the person he is today. When he is not booking calls and ringing bells, Fahim spends his time watching documentaries, exploring Saskatoon's wide range of cuisine, and sweating the hours away at the gym.
Flaviu Vadan
Flaviu Vadan was born and raised in Transylvania but moved to Canada at the age of 18. Flaviu is working towards a Bioinformatics degree at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently pursuing an internship at Vendasta. Outside of work, Flaviu enjoys reading, volunteering, and training for triathlons.
Fred Sage
Fred Sage is originally from Yellowknife, NT, which is a mere 3074km, or 0.01 seconds at light speed from the north pole. That means it is even colder and darker than Saskatoon. For reasons unknown, even to himself, he came to Saskatoon to study physics at the University of Saskatchewan. His friends suspected that he would melt if not exposed to minus forty degree temperatures annually. After many years of study and a of couple degrees, he realized that he would have to find gainful employment. To that end, he became a Software Developer at Vendasta. It seems to be working out so far.
Gary Lu
Gary Lu is from Beijing, China, one of the most populated metropolises in the world. After years of living in the concrete jungle, he chose to move to the peaceful city of Saskatoon. He is very excited to start a new adventure with Vendasta as a Software Developer. When Gary is not staring at a screen, you can find him running somewhere. One of his dreams is participating in all of the major marathons someday, well, maybe at the age of 60.
George Leith

George Leith is our Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). When he heard about our platform, he knew it was THE thing in online reputation management, and he knew he wanted to be the one to sell it. Since then, not only has George massively expanded our sales efforts, but also helped our partners sell our software to thousands of local businesses across a number of verticals. When someone tells him he is a wizard of sales, he good naturedly dismisses it, and then brings $20,000 worth of business for a partner in just three calls.

Ginger Domingo

Ginger Domingo joins Vendasta as an accounting analyst. She moved from the Philippines in 2011 and brought with her a love for swimming, baking, and crafting. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and has explored several different opportunities such as marketing, event management, customer service, and bookkeeping. On the weekends, you will find Ginger cheering on her son in basketball. One day, Ginger dreams of opening her own lakefront pastry shop. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Glen Bowie

Glen Bowie is a West side kid turned sales superstar! Glen comes to Vendasta with over 10 years experience in Sales and finance. In his spare time he enjoys activities with his 4 kids and he also finds time to get out and roll a mean game of bowling! Anyone up for a challenge? Glen will take on all pretenders to his bowling throne.

Graham Holtslander

Graham Holtslander is a dedicated student-for-life. He is currently immersed in Javascript, gaining inspiration from JS Conf US 2015 and working to develop his front-end skills. Graham’s passion for tech doesn’t stop when he leaves the office. He has worked on numerous personal projects, from the Rubber Duck Debugger to Pretty Pull Requests, to volunteering as mentor for Ladies Learning Code.

Graham Kirby
Graham Kirby studied business at the U of R, and graduated with a diploma in business administration in late 2017. Ever since he started university, he's had an interest in marketing, so he is pretty excited to be working in the field. In his spare time, Graham enjoys playing video games, doing something active, reading, or doing something musical. He loves playing guitar, but living in an apartment can put a damper on jam sessions cranked to 11.
Grant Scoular

Grant Scoular joined us from the University of Saskatchewan where he got a master's degree studying the polar cap ionosphere and a bachelor's degree in engineering physics. Now he's got the long title of "Technical Business Development Specialist." We don’t know what any of it means, but it sounds fancy. In his free time he likes cooking, brewing wine and cider, playing ultimate frisbee and strumming the guitar.

Gregory Tomney
Gregory Tomney is from the east coast originally; born in Halifax, grew up in New Brunswick and returned to Halifax to attend University at Saint Mary's, studying physics. In 2012, he moved to Saskatoon to do his Master's Thesis work on the STOR-M tokamak (a prototype for a nuclear fusion reactor) at the U of S. Greg is an avid skier and was stoked to ski Banff when he moved out west. His more mellower pursuits include playing the piano, although he has been without since trading his Hammond electric organ for a bag of Vietnamese instant coffee. Kijiji is a strange website.
Haley Babich

Haley Babich was born and raised in Saskatoon. She has a great passion for reading; fantasy and science fiction worlds for the most part. She likes to travel to new and exciting places, including India, Australia, and Europe. She enjoys hiking in the rockies and going to music festivals with her family. She comes to Vendasta as a Digital Agent from a firm background in retail. She also spends some of her time babysitting for the families she used to work with as a nanny and for her sister with her new niece.

Halsten Rust
Halsten Rust comes from the rural sensibilities of small town Saskatchewan, but quickly left after graduation to pursue education in a variety of medical fields at the University of Saskatchewan. After having a major wake up call he learned the valuable life lesson that you don't have to change the entire world, just the world for some people. He then tiptoed into the intrepid world of Market Research providing insight into what works and really, really doesn't in terms of marketing tactics. What he knows he employs to assist his partners flourish within his role with the Partner Success team. Working life aside, Halsten calls himself the Nerdiest Socialite you know; when he's not sitting in a musty basement playing board games you're just as likely to find him enveloped in a local show or DJing at the local watering hole or house party.
House Lee

House Lee hails from Shenzhen, China where he worked as a programmer before moving to Canada. He chose to brave the cold and the mosquitoes to pursue his MSc degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Instead of exercising at the gym, House prefers to program in front of a computer all day (which explains his "beer belly"). House loves programming, and he won the Asia Bronze award of ACM-ICPC while working on his bachelor degree. Outside of work, he likes cooking and photography. He is a highly decorated chef of Chinese cuisine - in his mind. His wife would beg to differ.

Jacqueline Cook

Jacqueline Cook has lived in New York, Mexico and Switzerland, and has ventured all over the world. Her bagpiping skills, however, were acquired here in her hometown of Saskatoon. Jacqueline is an alumni of the Next 36 entrepreneurial program, where she honed her enterprising ability and technology skills. She was a Canadian youth ambassador at the G8/G20 Summits in 2010, sporting a blazer rather than a ski mask. She is a former midfielder on the U of S soccer team, and currently sits on the board of Care & Share Saskatoon and Recess Guardians.

Jacqueline Gillespie
Jacqueline Gillespie AKA Jackal AKA Jayquellin AKA The Unburnt Queen of the Prairies, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Drinker of Coffee, Mother of Malamutes. Born and razed in Saskatoon, but a whirl-wind of unforeseen events ripped her away from her homeland. Thrust into the cruel reality of 'not Saskatoon', she has braved the frigid, sun-forsaken winters of the Canadian Arctic and the barren, inferno of the Desert. Made her way through the endless mists of England and spent two treacherous years in the hellish wasteland of Vancouver, finally finding refuge at Vendasta in the warm embrace of Partner Support. She likes to write (novels!), hike through forests, explore ruins, avoid sunlight and do various other things that typically require travelling out of province (or country...or continent), all while taking a billion pictures of moss and stuff.
Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor comes to Vendasta from Burlington Ontario as our Content Marketing Strategist. Prior to joining us, Jamie was an NLL lacrosse player, ad copywriter and produced screenwriter. When he's not mulling over words, chess or fitness regimes, Jamie takes to his true passion in raising a Siberian Forest cat from a melodramatic feline to the true beast he naturally is.

Janessa Yeomans
Janessa Yeomans, AKA Iron Butterfly was raised on a small farm in Saskatchewan, and if you've ever met her, it's obvious what they were farming - awesomeness. Comprised of equal parts discipline and grace, Janessa's expertise in synchronized swimming and in raising young, toddler-sized mini-Janessa's is unsurprising, and she has rightfully earned her prestigious alias. Janessa is ever the voice of encouragement, especially if she is trying to get you to do something for her, but she is quick to drop everything at a moments notice to lend a hand where needed. If you ever need to go shopping for bathing suits, she's your woman, armed with little-known, helpful tips such as 'you should get a 100% polyester swim suit because polyester doesn't stretch." Did you know that? I didn't know that!
Jaret Martens
Jaret Martens (AKA Janet, Jared, and Karet) spent his first life in the forsaken realm of Hepburn, Saskatchewan. A few lines of code later, he found himself in the promised land of Saskatoon where he was reincarnated as a Technical Support Specialist. While he does spend much of his time troubleshooting, his heart of hearts is drawn to a different cause: writing. He is the author of several novels, all of which are almost as dramatic as he is. Other notable feats include scaling mountains, slaying demons, and laughing at a doge meme or two. Described as pensive, sarcastic, modest, and -- above all -- perfect, Jaret is a firm believer in first being kind, then being kinder.
Jason Chabot
Jason Chabot was born and raised in a small rural community. He is proud of his small town roots, but his creativity and think outside of the box mentality was lacking. He recently completed a degree from the University of Hard Knocks. It's not local but they do offer online classes. There he gained a great wealth of knowledge that he expects will continue to serve him well. As a proud Alumni, Jason would highly recommend this University. He is extremely active with sports, and working out at the gym - when injuries or old age haven't derailed him of course. He is a human sponge for personal growth and learning is one of his favourite past times. He also has an entrepreneurial streak, and is always chasing the next business problem to solve. Jason has extensive experience in sales and management in the automotive industry, but after 15 years he felt the need for a change. He is very excited to embark upon a new adventure with Vendasta.
Jason Coutu

Jason Coutu is a busy man. A former heavy equipment operator and northern fishing guide, he raised three kids while simultaneously working full-time as a software tester and acquiring his master's in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. Jason coaches mini-soccer and speed skating and, in what's left of his spare time, tinkers with radio-controlled aircraft.

Jason Dahl

Jason Dahl completed an internship for IBM and graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science from the U of S. He is now a software developer at Vendasta. He enjoys video games. No, in fact, he loves them! He also enjoys home brewing beer and sharing it with his friends. When he’s not programming at work, Jason likes to dabble in game development. Jason considers himself to be a pretty decent cook, and loves catering for his friends, especially when they’re at the lake or out by the BBQ.

Jason Prokop

Jason Prokop used to do chemical engineering, but decided he preferred pipelines that carried data rather than oil and gas. Now Jason is pursuing his lifelong interest in computer science as a software developer intern here at Vendasta. Some of his favourite things include canoeing, exploring strange new music genres and dreaming about the future of human-computer interactions.

Jean Parchewsky
Jean Parchewsky is VP of Vendasta's People Operations, responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining the amazing team of Vendastians. Vendasta has been named Company of the year as well as the Best Place to work and has received numerous awards for being an innovative and highly people focused workplace. Moving close to 300 employees Jean leverages her education in psychology and expertise in leading effective teams to ensure employees do not just come to Vendasta to work but show up to live out their passion.  Growing up in Saskatoon with three brothers means that in her down time she can be found cheering for hockey in the winter and out on the boat in the summer with her husband and two children.
Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis began his career as a journalist covering politics in Canada's national capitol before working overseas as a correspondent. He speaks a number of languages and has travelled to over 50 countries ranging from Africa to Afghanistan. He was once jailed in Kenya for being a suspected spy, then parlayed that experience into a business called StashBelt which got a deal on Dragon's Den. (That's the Canadian version of Shark Tank for you Americans.) Jeff lives in beautiful Nova Scotia, where he was recently named his county's Entrepreneur of the Year. He volunteers through Big Brothers Big Sisters and Rotary International. Jeff's back with Vendasta after taking some time off to run in the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election, where he finished a close second.
Jeff Tomlin

Jeff Tomlin holds the title of Chief Marketing Officer, and also takes responsibility for long-term planning and dreaming big. Jeff tends to stand back and look at the whole picture while his co-workers are hunched over the canvas with magnifying glasses. He's the go-to guy for questions like 'How did we get here?' and 'What's the next step?' and, of course, 'Who the heck do we think we are, anyway?'.

Jenine Wiley
Jenine Wiley was born and raised on a farm near Bredenbury Saskatchewan. She moved to Mecicine Hat to attend college and made Alberta her home for many years as she enjoyed a successful career in Telecommunications. She is a bit of a nomad having lived in multiple cities as she pursued her career. She is an advocate for women in leadership and runs her own women’s business and lifestyle group. She appreciates a good scotch and cigar on occasion and loves to travel.
Jenn Goertzen
Jenn Goertzen is a proud Saskatchewanian, recently returned from a decade-long stint in southern British Columbia, and is a Hospitality Support Worker at Vendasta. She is an avid reader, music enthusiast and researcher of anachronistic and bygone pop culture, ephemera and local history. When out and about, Jenn can usually be found partaking in local restaurants and culinary goings on, or at the local library.
Jenna Barth
Jenna Barth grew up in a rural setting that contained lots of potatoes and cats. Pursuing an interest in art and technology, Jenna asked for graphic-editing software for her 14th birthday and has been doing a mix of design and front-end web development ever since. Left to her own devices, she enjoys knitting, camping and the occasional video game.
Jeremy Rans

Jeremy Rans would be one of the people to blame if tiny BattleBots enslaved humanity in the future. To do our part in preventing this catastrophe, we have hired him as a software developer and try to keep him busy with all kinds of projects. Besides, somebody had to put his BSc in Computer Science, four years of enterprise programming experience, and competitive foosball skills to good use.

Jess Benko
Jess Benko was born and raised in the (former) City Of Champions. Upon graduating NAIT in Television Broadcasting she soon figured out the news desk was not her thing. She held two steady jobs over the last two years before she disappeared to travel through Indonesia and Thailand. She returned to make the big move to Saskatoon at the beginning of 2018, and landed a job at Vendasta as a Marketing Strategist. Jess lives for adrenaline and spontaneity and firmly believes that life isn’t meant to be stuck in a routine rotation. She’s always looking for adventure and that perfect photo op, will rave ALL DAY as to why Las Vegas is the greatest city on the planet, and thinks that if you don’t love pizza, you’re a lost cause.
Jesse Redl

Jesse Redl possesses a rare balance of tech skills and business smarts (which, combined, make him a pretty darn good poker player). Since dabbling in engineering back in university, he's worked as a software developer and business analyst, as well as a product manager at Point2 Technologies. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and slo-pitch - all of which come in handy at the annual Vendasta camping trip.

Jesse Rolheiser

Jesse Rolheiser grew up on a farm outside of Allan, Saskatchewan, and has only left our rectangular province a handful of times. He prefers to stick around home and watch the cows come home and the code flood in. A Computer Science graduate from the U of S, Jesse previously did research on multi surface applications in the Human Computer Interactions lab at the U of S. Jesse plays a wide variety of sports and video games, and is willing to try pretty much anything. He has more than a dozen Rubik’s cubes, which is frustrating to even picture.

Jessica Lee
Jessica Lee was born in The Sunshine State and currently resides in The Windy City. She strongly believes that the best parts of life are food, friends, books, and an early bedtime. Remarkably skilled at building campfires and packing inadequately for trips, she'd prefer to spend her time in the woods - cooking over a bonfire and listening to the cicadas. Even if she her inadequate packing forces her to wear the same pair of pants 3 days in a row.
Jireh Wong
Jireh Wong bio coming soon!
Joel Kesler
Joel Kesler is a Product Marketing Specialist, but that’s just his day job. Under cover of darkness he (probably) works on his time machine in the hopes of going back to late 40s, early 50s to work in the film industry. Or perhaps early 2000's and buy apple stock - it’s still a work in progress. As long as whatever era he ends up in has sushi and hotdogs, that’s what matters.
While his Facebook profile alleges that he is from Saskatoon, legend has it that he has actually not spent every moment of his life here. In fact, we have seen evidence to the contrary. Our anonymous sources have confirmed sightings on him in San Francisco, on a tour of Pixar Studios, Cape Canaveral Space Centre in Florida, participating in zero gravity training flights and various parts of Canada, performing stunts that he claims were just part of a Motion Picture FX course (sure Joel, sure).
His music tastes are so obscure even he hasn’t heard of the bands he listens to. He does have a particular fondness for Classical music, and by Classical we mean Beethoven because is there even anyone else worth mentioning? #Beethovenforever
Jon Davis

Jon Davis grew up on the mean streets of Regina, SK and moved to Saskatoon to complete a BA in Public Administration. Jon has a varied and odd work history, including being a Bagel Baker, Server/Manager, Highway Paver, Car Detailer, Banker, Golf Caddy, and Entrepreneur. Obviously, Vendasta was most interested in the Golf Caddy experience and had to scoop Jon up post haste. Truthfully, Jon found his entrepreneurial spirit in his role with one of Western Canada's largest vertical hydroponic farming operations based in Saskatoon and brings that sense of chaotic productivity to his role at Vendasta. Boredom is the Joker to Jon's Batman, so please keep him entertained at all times.

Jon Miller

Jon Miller believes variety is the spice of life...and he likes it spicy. Jon holds a Computer Systems Technology diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, but it was his self taught video and photo work that caught Vendasta’s eye. His photo work has been featured on National Geographic’s website, and he has video work with millions of views online. Aside from his visual creation and IT pursuits, Jon is always looking for a new adventure. He has been skydiving, hiked the Chillkoot in Alaska, rode 2000km on his motorcycle to hike the Skyline in Jasper, snorkeled in Iceland, sailed in Greece, and more. In his spare time, Jon can be found playing soccer, flying his drone, or planning his next adventure.

Jonah Wrubleski
Jonah Wrubleski has amassed an alarming collection of video games over the years starting when he was a small child. Jonah's fascination with gaming steered him towards computers and programming. He is currently pursuing a Computer Science degree at the University of Regina and is thrilled to get an 8 month internship where he can put that education to practice while still living on the prairies.
Jonathan Baxter
Jonathan Baxter was born and raised in Saskatoon, and has had a passion for science and technology since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Chemistry. During the summer months you can find him on his road bike all around the city, and participating in different gran fondo’s. In the cold Canadian winters, he enjoys skiing in the rockies. Jonathon also holds a private pilot's licence, and he loves to go for a good fly.
Joshua Baker
Joshua Baker believes in bringing people together. Although I work with teams who build internet software, I'm happy knowing the projects I work on ultimately bring people together face-to-face in the real world. I am a strategist and user-experience advocate with 10 years of brand storytelling and marketing experience. In 2009, my wife and I started a video production company, where we documented stories about people around Saskatchewan, and specialized in retelling these stories in interesting ways, through video and social media. It was a deep-dive on empathy and journalism, really. My current focus involves a lot of empathy: Putting myself in someone else's shoes, experiencing what they see and feel and want and need, and carefully articulating that back into the work my teams do... be it software development, marketing stories, etc. I love being an advocate for people. Josh's specialties include developing user stories that resonate: Customer journey research, documentation (film, photo and audio), storytelling and UX design are all serious passions, in search of solutions that delight people and solve real problems, in ways that brings people together.
Jubaer Prodhan
Jubaer Prodhan loves the outdoors, travelling, and spending time with family and friends. He is also prone to spending hours thinking about new business strategies. Jubaer has many years of experience as an SEO Analyst and Social Media Marketer, and holds an Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing. He is now looking forward to working with Vendasta, and for the new challenges and adventures it will bring.
Julia Payzant

Julia Payzant is a machinist by trade and can bore your engine cylinders. She would like think that most machinists aren’t as creepy as Christian Bail in The Machinist. In winter Julia likes snowboarding in the mountains and in summer she enjoys relaxing on sandbars around the city and tossing an Aerobie around. She also likes trying out new recipes in her spare time. Julia will play you in any Smash Bros game, if you’re up for the challenge.

Julie Gregorash
Julie Gregorash is a mother of 3, was recently promoted to grandmother of 5 - soon to be 6 - and loving every minute of it. She loves to laugh, read and is born to organize. Her natural habitat these days is in close proximity to her grandchildren - if she knew they would be this much fun, she would have skipped right to grandchildren!
Justin Babiy

Justin Babiy is a New Business Account Executive with the Vendasta Sales team. He comes to Vendasta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan. Justin is an avid golfer and enjoys watching and playing hockey. He’s also a big Blue Jays fan and loves to travel.

Justin Guenther

Justin Guenther is a Software Developer at Vendasta who graduated from the U of S with an honours degree in bioinformatics, and continued his education in graduate school at the U of S in the department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. His passion for software development started with QBASIC in elementary school, and has continued with his contributions to open-source software and the software development component of his M.Sc. program. During the Summer Justin enjoys camping, fishing and slow-smoking meat in his backyard, where he also tries to maintain a lush garden. In Winter Justin occupies himself by reading science fiction and playing video games.

Justin Ziola

Justin Ziola graduated from the Edwards school of Business with a specialization in HR, and also holds a degree in Sociology. He is joining Vendasta as a Digital Agent with 6+ years of customer service experience. His interests usually have anything to do with music, film, photography, traveling and just hanging out with friends and having a good time. He also has a series of names that has followed him around since highschool; Juice, Juicy J, Juice-tin, Juice Newton, Newton… Call him by any of these and he is sure to respond.

Karly Stack
Karly Stack is from small town Asquith, SK. She grew up helping out on the farm, which logically led to a love of volleyball. While playing competitively at the university level, she decided to pursue a degree in mathematics. This resulted in a Masters in Applied Mathematics from the University of Saskatchewan. Outside of her love for numbers, Karly still plays volleyball year round with several rec teams. She also enjoy camping, staying active, and soaking up quality time with friends and family.
Kat Brand
Kat Brand was born and raised on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Vernon, BC. She spent her formative years being better at riding horses than her older sisters and as the youngest, never getting in any trouble. Kat and her family moved out to the prairies in 2014 to experience what was then the coldest winter of their lives. They all survived and have yet to be talked in to moving back. These days outside of work Kat is an overly enthusiastic soccer fan; a totally, for sure non-crazy dance mom; an aspiring triathlete and an almost wine snob. When time allows Kat also spends time petitioning for a new dog to join her two cats in driving her husband crazy.
Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen Kelly has a positive mindset and zest for life that are hard to miss: she firmly believes that almost anything in life can be remedied with a hot cup of tea and a blanket. As a hobbyist writer and proud owner of a BA in English, she's excited to be able to engage in her passion as a Digital Agency Writer with Vendasta. Imaginative and creative, she enjoys plummeting into various forms of art, including writing fantasy, drawing, and painting (traditionally and digitally). When she does climb out of the her art cave, you can find her indulging her inner geek - playing video games, reading novels, or playing a little D&D with her friends - as well as doing yoga and AcroYoga, or enjoying craft beer (but not all at the same time).

Kathy Gallant
Kathy Gallant is a career writer originally from the salty shores of Saint John, NB with a sprinkle of PEI. She's been in Sask. since 2005, and loves all things music, radio, sushi, and animals. As a Bilingual Marketing Strategist here at Vendasta, Kathy has the gift of the 'parlez-vous' in both official languages! When she's not working or listening to tunes, she loves to volunteer.
Katie Salmers

Katie Salmers graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While her seven-year jaunt through university should have been fatal, she managed to not only survive but thrive in a variety of customer service environments. With a passion for people, she has navigated multiple fields including personal fitness, chocolate, radio, tea, and denim. After ten years in retail, she decided to try something new with the Digital Agency team at Vendasta.

Kauley Claypool
Kauley Claypool, born into a Saskatchewan western family, realized at a young age she would not become the next big rodeo star. So very un-shy, Kauley pick up the stakes and moved to Oakville, Ontario where she achieve a diploma in Visual Merchandising at the age of 19. After 3 years of living an outlaw lifestyle in the East, the Wild West called her home to Saskatoon to showcase her true grit in the arena of sales. Kauley is thrilled to be working with the Vendasta team and looks forward to achieving new goals with this amazing company.
Kayla Zieske
Kayla Zieske is a lover of technology, hash tags, puppy videos and shoulder pads. Born and raised in Kelowna, she left warm, sunny BC to pursue career opportunities in the prairies. Bringing over 12 years of sales management and customer service experience to the table as a Partner Success Manager. In her spare time she can be found designing jewellery, being crafty (the artsy kind - not the diabolical, villains laughing around a table kind) and participating in epic Nerf gun wars.
Keenan Johnstone
Keenan Johnstone joins Vendasta as a software developer. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Dual Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He loves playing video games and tinkering with anything from his own bots to his own games. When he is not up to something on the computer, he can be found playing board games or Dungeons and Dragons with friends.
Kelly Tidalgo
Kelly Tidalgo is an ice cream enthusiast and adores her dog, Perry. Along with loving long walks accompanied by ice cream and her dog, you can also catch her practicing yoga, dancing, on a Netflix binge, or cozied up at a cafe with her bullet journal and a good book. Kelly didn’t know what to expect after tackling a BA in English from the U of S, but she’s excited it’s as a Writer for Vendasta’s Digital Agency.
Kevin Harder

Kevin Harder is a meatatarian. He can’t eat raw fruits or vegetables and generally feels that even if he could he doesn't understand why people eat salads. He plays ball hockey when he can, but most of his spare time is spent with his three daughters and shuttling them to their countless activities. At Vendasta, Kevin is the Finance Manager who brings with him a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and almost a decade of experience in financial management, internal controls and financial reporting.

Kevin Lutzer
Kevin Lutzer completed university with an Electrical Engineering and Comp Sci dual degree. However, his passion for programming computers made him want to work as a software developer. He is an avid movie watcher and tries every week to catch a 'Toonie Tuesday' movie. He also loves to build and make things. Most nights you can find Kevin in his garage tinkering with anything from fighting robots to clay sculptures.
Kevin Tidalgo
Kevin Tidalgo was born and raised in Saskatoon, aside from a couple years where he studied Electronic Media Design in British Columbia. As an avid fan of all types of music, you can find Kevin DJ-ing at local bars in the city. When he isn’t out on the scene, Kevin is usually lurking away with his cat, Mello, or playing video games (probably Halo—since he used to play competitively). If he's not gaming with his cat, the mountains are his calling. Every year Kevin tries to go to a different mountain to satisfy his snowboarding addiction. On the off chance that there isn't any snow outside, you'll catch him ripping around the city on his skateboard.
Kristin Van Esch

Kristin Van Esch was an acclaimed Furniture Repair Technician, before joining the Digital Agency team at Vendasta. She spends her evenings either playing video games, or preparing for the next upcoming Comic Convention. She is always willing to have a comic book or Star Wars friendly debate. Kristin’s weekends tend to be filled with charity work with her husband, or maintaining one of her many small businesses including Interior Painter and Toy Maker. Her three kids are proof that she can manage to hang onto her last thread of sanity - though she has no problem taking them down a peg in Mario Kart!

Kristofor Amundson

Kristofor Amundson graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Computer Science. Prior to joining Vendasta as a developer, he worked for the local book store, McNally Robinson, where he was granted first access to some of his favourite fiction classics including A Song of Ice and Fire and Twilight. In addition to being an avid reader, Kristofor is a board game enthusiast and gets his kicks from coming up with terrible puns. He might tell you a joke about chemistry but he would be afraid of not getting a reaction.

Kyle Sheasby

Kyle Sheasby graduated from the U of S with a BSc in Computer Engineering, and joined Vendasta as a Developer. Ever since he was a kid he has been interested in electronics and computer coding; he started by building Lego Mindstorms robots. From there the progression took him into Computer Engineering. Kyle was a member and coordinator of the U of S Robotics Club. They programmed microcontrollers and built mini sumo-bots. Kyle is from Calgary and has always had a love for the outdoors, especially the mountains. He enjoys running, hiking, camping, downhill and cross-country skiing whenever he gets the time. He is also an avid sports fan and nary an evening goes by when he is not found watching some game of hockey, baseball or football. He also played hockey and soccer starting in elementary school until he graduated high school.

Kyle Siemens
Kyle Siemens has been tinkering with computers from an early age. A lover of games, Kyle comes to Vendasta from the U of S with an honours degree in Computer Science, where he did data analytics research on interaction patterns of Minecraft players. You will often find Kyle thinking about what game he is going to play or what anime he is going to watch when he gets home.
Landon McTavish

Landon McTavish graduated from Edwards School of Business with a B.Comm Degree, majoring in Marketing. For the past four years he’s focused on growing his online retail store Koalalogic.ca. For fun he likes to snowboard, wakeboard and surf, and recently returned home from a five month backpacking journey through Central America. While there Landon got his scuba diving certification and jumped off some huge waterfalls. Now he’s on our sales team looking for new adventures, closing deals that surface as much adrenaline.

Leo Melnyk

Leo Melnyk graduated from Computer Systems Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. Playing around with game editors at a young age made for an easy transition into software development. He had played far too much World of Warcraft in his younger years, but made many lasting friendships along the way. He can be found improving his billiards skills at the Snooker Shack nearly every Saturday.

Leon Simpson
Leon Simpson is originally from the Caribbean island of Jamaica and recently moved to Saskatoon. He is the proud father of a handsome, super smart 6-year-old boy who motivates him to be better everyday. Leon is married to an awesome wife who shares his passion for cars. Mark's hobbies include working on cars (he is actually a certified Level 1 Auto Technician), watching and participating in drag racing or anything automotive related, fishing, basketball, watching soccer and playing video games.
Levi Johnson
Levi Johnson has a background in IT courtesy of a Computer Science degree through the U of S. He also has a passion for business. Just like peanut butter and chocolate, he is combining the two to make something better than either on their own. Levi is finishing his MBA from the Edwards School of Business in the evenings, and looks forward to the delicious product of his dual passions. One of the highlights of his professional career thus far was getting to train at Berkley under Stephen Few, the world's leading data visualization expert. Levi loves coffee, and roasts his own blend at home. Sometimes this means a basement full of smoke and fire alarms going off, but his family is incredibly understanding. He also loves gaming - his obsession at the moment is Overwatch and Hearthstone, and he owns virtually every console there is from the Atari onward. Levi has three wonderful children, an amazing wife, and a fat old cat who hates him, but who he loves anyway.
Liping Wang
Liping Wang was born in Hubei Province, right in the middle of China. Before moving to Canada, he earned his Master's Degree in Computer Science and Technology, and worked as a software engineer for several years in Hangzhou. Liping enjoys reading and history so he read a lot of books and articles about history. Of course, most of these books are about Chinese history but he is also very interested in Canadian history and he'd like to know more about Canada.
Loni Goff
Loni Goff started her marketing career in the small town of Kitchener, Ontario where she graduated from the School of Media and Design at Conestoga College with a diploma in Advertising. Her love for the industry and hunger to learn more lead her to the big city of Toronto, where she worked at a digital agency collaborating with heavy hitting clients such as Samsung, Scotiabank, and Sun Life Financial. As a new resident of Saskatoon, you can usually find her wandering the city with her Fiancé and dog discovering new spots to shop and eat.
Mandi Newman

Mandi Newman is a typical Type A personality. She’s a lover of lists, calendars and organization — even her closet is color-coded. After graduating with a B.B.A. from the University of Regina in 2010, she joined the sales and finance world with Scotiabank. She is now the Director of Operations at Vendasta, and looks forward to building relationships and, of course, making many lists.

Mansha Dua
Mansha Dua originally hails from the heart of India - Delhi. She used to love winters, but the prairies are the opposite of India and she can't say she loves them anymore. Mansha has an MBA with a background in social media marketing. She had what she calls a forgettable love affair with economics before she finally committed to marketing in her MBA days. She’s a proud Potterhead and (sometimes) a closet poet, with a love for food so deep that her friends lovingly call her Munch. Given enough coffee, she’s sure she can conquer the world, maybe starting right here at Vendasta!
Manveer Poonian
Manveer Poonian has a Bachelors of Engineering from India’s silicon valley, in Bangalore. After university, he joined one of the biggest IT companies in India, INFOSYS Limited, as Systems Engineer. While working there, he took up salsa dancing and developed a passion for it. He also became involved in initiatives to build schools and provide food to people in need. Following his move to Canada, Manveer joined the SIAST Moose Jaw campus to study business which led him to a job at CIBC Bank as a Financial Service Representative and finally to Vendasta, as a Business Operations Data Analyst(we’re keeping him). Manveer loves to travel and his dream is to visit Europe. He also enjoys riding motorbikes.
Mark Barrera
Mark Barrera hails from sunny San Diego. He is a former sailor from the USA, and has spent his military time working and traveling in Asia, specifically Japan. After serving his time as a Cryptologist in the Navy, he studied abroad and met his Canadian counterpart which took him to the Yukon. He spent a few years in Whitehorse, which is known as the city with the cleanest air in the world, before he finally settled in Saskatoon. Mark graduated in International Business from SDSU and has experience in social media marketing, email marketing and research and analysis ranging from small businesses to large corporations. When he's not working you can find Mark spending time with his girlfriend, bingeing on Netflix, gaming on his PS4, or trying out local restaurants.
Matt Cook
Matt Cook was born and raised in Saskatchewan with an undying fascination with learning how things work. It was this fascination that led him to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering. Matt came from a family of English teachers, and as a result he absorbed an understanding of effective communication. Matt combined this knowledge with his passion for web development, and has embedded himself in digital marketing and communications teams for the last ten years. When he is not lost in technical ideation and implementation, or eavesdropping on people complaining about the technology they use, Matt can be found creating new recipes in the kitchen, hitting balls on the golf course or snowboarding in the mountains.
Matthew Neufeldt
Matthew Neufeldt was born in Saskatoon, SK but raised on the family farm outside Laird, SK which is every bit as small and out of the way as it sounds. After graduating he eventually made his way into the skilled trades and became a Journeyperson Plumber and Gasfitter. After doing that for a close to a decade it became apparent that it was time for a change of pace and he is now looking to try new things in the future. Matthew has a house and a dog in Warman and enjoy all sorts of nerdly pursuits in his spare time such as Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock, but he especially loves reading novels.
Mel Scheidl
Mel Scheidl was born and raised in Saskatoon - and we forgive her for briefly leaving this amazing city to attend the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Upon returning, she found herself working in the field of radio broadcasting for 6 years before finding her way to Vendasta. She is soon to be married, fur mama to two pups, live music enthusiast (with a particular obsession for British musicians) and loves adding stamps to her passport. Mel is thrilled to be a member of the Vendasta team!
Melissa Kraft

Melissa Kraft doesn’t know anything about sports but while studying at the UofS, she decided it was time to learn! So she chose to play tennis because it has the best outfits. There was a similar thought process when she was choosing a career path and had a desire to add professional clothing and shoes to her wardrobe. After five years in public accounting and obtaining her CPA designation, she joins Vendasta as an Accounting Coordinator. Melissa can often be found in the back row of any trending fitness class, wandering through the malls, discussing the Bachelor, or wherever there is wine.

Melody Zhao
Melody Zhao is in her third year of Computer Science at the U of S. She has a passion for computers, which is handy because they will only continue to become more and more integrated into everything we make, buy, and use. When Melody is not coding, you can find her running or long boarding - which are her favourite things to do in the summer. She is also a big fan of dogs, roller coasters, and the ukulele. Her ultimate life goal is to have three dogs - a corgi, a husky and a golden retriever!
Michael Geeraert

Michael Geeraert is a software engineering student hailing from a land overflowing with Cowboys and Hydrocarbons. He is here on a 16 month internship and intends on learning as much as he can from his watermelon hat wearing brethren, as well as enjoying the beautiful city of Saskatoon. When he is not writing binary laden with sweet logical poetry, he enjoys tinkering in his garage on DIY projects. Welding, woodworking, microcontrollers/electronics and mechanics are usually large components of these projects. He is always looking for new things to learn and try.

Michael Greve
Michael Greve AKA Crazy Hair or Wreck-It Ralph. When his hair is long you would swear he just walked out of a laboratory explosion. He is interested in establishing as many personas as possible - to which he refers to as "DnD characters" - you can often find him encased in numerous "rule books" with pencil and paper. Never one to shy from a challenge, Michael has become adept at all manners of games. Should you wish to view this marvelous creature, you will find him within the DA department, hunched over a laptop creating websites.
Michael LaFreniere
Michael LaFreniere is currently pursuing a Computer Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan. He was born in Ontario but the prairies have always held a large part of his heart. He may not fit the destructive stereotype, but he is a very proud metalhead and enjoy blowing out his ear drums with what his friends and family describe as "throat bleeding music." Aside from attending concerts and feeding his music addiction, Michael like to spend time with friends or doing physical activities. He has taken to health and wellness over the last couple years and it has had a huge and positive influence in his life! As a new intern at Vendasta, Michael looks forward to learning as much as he possibly can, both in and out of the workplace.
Michael Patola

Michael Patola is an account executive here at Vendasta. An eastside Saskatoon man who graduated from the U of S with a BA in Political Studies, Michael found an instant connection with the sales profession. Since then, he’s been a sales machine, decimating anything that swerves into his lane. Michael also manages a photo blog that centers around pro sports photography and mid-century modern architecture. An easy going spirit who fancies himself as a massage therapist/Qi-gong master, when he’s not working, you can usually find him daydreaming about potentially brilliant/stupid ideas.

Michele Kerr

Michele Kerr grew up in lil’ ol’ Oxbow, Saskatchewan. After school she moved to Scotland and then traveled around Europe for a year. This gave Michele a deep appreciation for siesta-ing and wine. She loves to cook for friends and family and travel as often as possible. When she's not at the gym, Michele likes to play pretty much any sport, jump off cliffs, read, or lie in the sun. Michele has her education in Business Management with Human Resources, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is bringing her secret ninja skills and putting them to work for Vendasta’s Digital Agency.

Micheline Gaudet

Micheline Gaudet left her small town of Bellevue, Saskatchewan behind to pursue a degree in Commerce from the U of S in “the big city” after high school. Despite her new city digs, she is still but a country girl at heart. This is very evident when the country music starts playing, as she cannot help but slip on her boots and dance, even sometimes embarrassingly so. She is constantly trying new fitness classes and becomes obsessed with them... for about three weeks before ditching it and starting something new. She may be small, but her vibrant laugh and fiery liveliness make her to be a mighty friend to have in your corner.

Michelle Groden

Michelle Groden was born and raised in Saskatoon. Even as a little girl, Michelle has spent her entire life in sales. As most girls were playing house, wedding or dress up, Michelle played store. A couple years after graduation, she picked up and moved to Montreal with her now husband to pursue, you guessed it, sales! She now spends her free time with her husband, and two beautiful children. Her youngest, a girl, and her son. A million dollar family, if you will. With her extensive sales experience, awesome fashion sense and unfathomable wit, Michelle is bringing her A game to our sales team.

Michelle Tucker
Michelle Tucker studied Digital Media Creative at Hyper Island in Stockholm Sweden, where she focused on process design, facilitation and team & self development processes. She loves to connect people, encourage growth and deeper conversations. She stays human by practicing yoga, meditation and being immersed in nature. Michelle stays inspired through travel and her thirst for new experiences and perspectives. Her current inspiration: the global shift taking place, particularly the rising of Women’s voices around the world.
Mike Vossen
Mike Vossen is a partner success manager here at Vendasta, ensuring our partners are completely satisfied with our platform. He loves all things digital and can usually be found staring at a screen of some sort. Don't let that fool you into thinking he's a nerdy recluse, as he loves public speaking and will talk about almost anything with you if you ask. His hobbies include diving from the air or sea, disc golf, biking, trips to the cabin and smoothing a few cold ones around a late night fire with friends. A little known fact about Mike is he believes ones relative importance in the workplace can be discerned from the amount of bird statues they have on there desk... He's got three; interpret that how you will.
Mitchell Woodhouse Mckenzie
Mitchell Woodhouse Mckenzie was raised in a small northern Saskatchewan community. At the tender age of 17 he moved to the big city - Saskatoon. Once there he enrolled in, and graduated from, the Computer Systems Technology course at SaskPolytech. Mitchell's biggest passion right now is travelling the planet and discovering exciting new destinations.
Myron Kindrachuk
Myron Kindrachuk graduated from the Edwards School of Business with a B.Comm Degree, majoring in Operations Management. The past three years he worked as an Outside Sales rep for a multi billion dollar corporation specializing in the fluid transport industry, and wholesale sales to mechanical contractors. When he's not working as an evening bartender or a weekend DJ, you can find him outside enjoying a good swing of the golf clubs and relaxing at his family cabin. Myron has always had a passion for extreme sports whether its wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding or mountain biking, you can find him outdoors getting injured. But a broken neck and a torn ACL didn't slow him down as he recently returned home from a trip to the middle east. After a month in Abu Dhabi and Dubai riding camels and driving super cars (Sheikh and Bake) its time to come back to reality and get back to the grind starting with the sales team.
Naresh LaBar
Naresh LaBar will forever be known as the Vendastian with the broken wing, but he didn't let that get in the way starting his new job (it only takes one hand to click the mouse). Growing up in a multi-cultural family has allowed Naresh to experience everything from driving tractors around his Grandparent's prairie farm, to snorkeling among the coral reefs off the beach of a Malaysian island. Naresh spent his University career at the U of S obtaining a degree in Toxicology. After some time, he decided a career studying poisons was a little too doom and gloom. Naresh has a strong background in sales and service. On his down time, you'll probably find Naresh playing Nintendo games, getting his dance on at large music festivals, or cruising the streets in his babied Integra from the 90's.
Nathan MacNeil
Nathan MacNeil is a Computer Systems Technology graduate from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic. He has a passion for developing software and learning new things. In his free time, he enjoys losing at all kinds of video games with friends. When he's not on the computer he enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, tennis, and other sports where fast moving objects can (and will) hit him in the face.
Nickolas Gough
Nickolas Gough is a believer that great things can be accomplished with the right mindset, like acquiring an awesome internship at Vendasta! Nickolas is a student at the University of Saskatchewan pursuing an Honours degree in Computer Science. He chose to pursue Computer Science because he enjoys solving a challenging problem and then elegantly coding up the solution. Nickolas is currently interning at Vendasta, where he can put his education to work while continuing to learn and expand his skillset. In his free time, Nickolas enjoys a friendly game of basketball or badminton, going to exciting movies with his father and brother, and going for glorious walks along the river with friends. He also occasionally plays popular video games, enjoying titles like Final Fantasy and Call of Duty.
Nikola Levnaich
Nikola Levnaich has a Bachelor's Degree in Geology and worked as a wellsite geologist for five years before joining Vendasta. Born in Hamilton and raised in Cambridge ON, he moved to Saskatoon in 2010 to join his wife Erin in this beautiful city which is also her hometown. Nikola's favourite hobbies include playing and watching Canadian football, fossil collecting, bird watching, and globetrotting. He excited to join Vendasta as a Sales Development Representative.
Nolan Cline
Nolan Cline sees himself as a geek, arts and athletic hybrid. An avid dancer with the U of S ballroom club, he likes to keep in shape through an active lifestyle. He is curious about how all things work, and enjoys tinkering with mechanical and electrical systems. Nolan is passionate about sustainability, and is a fan of Elon Musk's vision for the future. He rocks out on the drums with his Church's worship band and also tinkles the ivories occasionally. In his spare time he enjoys reading a good book, keeping up with the latest Bioware games, and cheering on the Riders.
Paige Sutherland
Paige Sutherland waited on bated breath for her opportunity to apply at Vendasta and is beyond thrilled she made the cut. Along with getting a cool job, she is excited to take part in the free grain-based beverages! She is a long-time Ukrainian dancer and Girl Guide, whose ironic dislike for camping can only be matched by her disdain for country music. Bound to be on the 'outs' by her country-loving coworkers, Paige plans to win their affection by sharing cute pictures of her dog, Jazz and talking about her love for movies.
Parker Reese
Parker Reese is a Software Developer Intern at Vendasta. He has completed three years at the University of Saskatchewan in Computer Science and can't wait to finally get that very expensive piece of paper with his name on it. He loves to do all the usual things: Netflix, video games, eat food, and tag friends in memes on Facebook. He also loves to do many unusual things: put ketchup on his mac-n-cheese, put pineapple on his pizza, and use his signal light while driving. Parker's goal in life is to make as much money as possible while sitting at home, on his computer, in his underwear. That is, without question, the highest form of success known to humankind.
Patrick Liddy
Patrick Liddy lives in Portland, Maine, crafting fireside digital marketing tales and badgering co-workers from afar as Vendasta’s Platform Demand Gen Content Strategist. Prior to Vendasta, he earned his Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Management and was a Marketing Specialist at a local agency in Maine. When he’s not working in his home-office with the feline assistance of Captain Delicious and Space Monkee, he can be found seeking out local vegan food, playing pickup basketball, surfing, taking aerobics classes at his wife’s movement studio, or binge-reading a new high fantasy novel.
Peter Guo

Peter Guo was born and raised in China. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and worked as an engineer for two years in China. His love of programming and western culture brought him to Canada where he began studying Computer Science at University of Saskatchewan. After 3 years and an internship, Peter got his degree and scored a sweet job as a Software Developer at Vendasta. He loves video games, movies and cats. Peter says he’s a good cook and specializes in Chinese style BBQ. We’re looking forward to sampling some of his cooking here at Vendasta!

Phil Mainville

Phil Mainville is a Francophone, born and raised in Saskatoon. Known to some as ‘the guy who used to run the arcade and serve bubble tea on campus’. Known by others as ‘the guy who broke his arm throwing a dodgeball too hard’. But at Vendasta he’s known as ‘the guy who co-created Marketing Services’, ‘the go-to-guy for all Partner Center related development’, and ‘the guy with awesome t-shirts’.

Rameez Virji

Rameez Virji is best known for his patent-pending invention of an oral vaccine delivery system, and for his software and web design company he created when he was 13. Recognized as one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 in 2012, his main hope is for his pill to reach the developing world. In his spare time, Rameez likes to play (or at least try to play) his guitar, go camping, write code, and read. He looks forward to developing some amazing things here at Vendasta!

Riana Back

Riana Back is best known amoung her friends for DIY'ing everything, from bunk-beds to patio furniture, if she can dream it, she can build it. With her own custom wood working shop set up in her basement (or outside in the summer) she would disappear for days if her kids would let her. In her downtime she enjoys sketching wild animals with either charcoal or graphite pencils, and every once in a while dabbles in oil painting on canvas. Joining the Vendasta team has been an exciting change for her as she gets to have conversations with adults on a daily basis, which were scarce when staying at home to raise two young boys.

Riley Wiebe

Riley Wiebe has always had an interest in technology and how it works. He decided to turn his interests into his career and got himself a degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He’s now a software developer in the best tech shop in town. In his free time, Riley enjoys listening to music, playing guitar and playing video games. His love for The Office is second to none.

Rini Pshebylo
Rini Pshebylo is the quintessential travel bug. Originally from Saskatoon, she's lived in Australia and the UK and has an ever-growing bucket list of destinations to check off! Her hobbies include drinking coffee, switching to Bundaberg Rum at 5 and blogging.
Rory Lawford

Rory Lawford spent the latter part of the 1980’s touring Canada as lead singer of a heavy metal band - which he still does (but only on weekends, after his nap time). With multiple international design awards to his credit, Rory brings nearly two decades of professional graphic design experience to Vendasta. Also a devoted husband and father of three, what little spare time he has is spent on personal design projects, performing shows either with his band or solo with his acoustic guitar, and maniacally obsessing over Star Wars and Iron Maiden.

Ryan Boyko

Ryan Boyko is an old, broken down athlete with the hairline of Jason Statham. He has lived all but one year of his life in Saskatoon as a student athlete, electrician, and sales rep. He is a Big fan of all sports - mainly football and basketball, but to a lesser extend dressage and synchronized walking. He enjoys hanging out with family and friends, Saturdays for the boys, hitting the mountains, reading, and anything to do with fishing. In 2015 he accepted a job in an Ammonia Plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. After some hard work, he was able to become that company's Project Coordinator. They offered him a long contract extension for a new project, but he turned it down to build a life and career back home. Ryan looks to bring a strong, competitive, and team friendly attitude to Vendasta, and is eager to do his part to help the growth of the company continue.

Ryan La Forge
Ryan La Forge was born and raised here in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. He is currently interning with us as a software developer in order to enhance his education and skill set. Ryan has an adventurous spirit and has been known to try anything that strikes his fancy, such as jumping out of a plane 10,000 ft in the air. Health and fitness are very important to him, so you can often find him running, walking and playing with his dog, or working out. He hopes to get better at playing the guitar and eventually rule—er, I mean, travel the world.
Rylan Morris

Rylan Morris comes to Vendasta with a background in consumer tech. He joined the team after hearing that there's free breakfast on Thursdays... oh, and also because it's a pretty awesome company to work for. Fun fact: Apple Music seems to think his favourite musician is Moby; having a strong interest in music production, Rylan definitely respects Moby as an artist, but would not consider himself a Moby fan. Again, to be perfectly clear, he is not a Moby fan. Another fun fact: his secret talent is flare bartending. He can shoot an 11' fireball! Some say he's like Todd Roberts from Vendasta, only taller and better looking.

S.B. Light Go
S.B. Light Go has lived in Seoul, St. John’s, London, and now Saskatoon! He holds M.Sc in Mathematics and LLB in Law. Prior to joining Vendasta as an in-house counsel, Light worked as a teacher, database analyst, law clerk, and as an associate lawyer focusing on contract law, corporate commercial law, and other litigation matters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Light is involved in various sports and volunteer activities. He is also very active in the church communities.
Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson is often haunted by his name. The well known actor who shares his name has shackled Samuel with Snakes On A Plane jokes that make no sense to him. He still hasn't seen the movie! His main passions in life are eating, cooking, playing guitar, and games of Dungeons & Dragons. He will assure anyone that his cooking is excellent, and is the main reason why he has a wife. His goal is to mix all 4 into one epic night of adventures, food, and music. As a side note, he also has 2 years of experience in the web hosting industry, and has an education in marketing.
Sander Wang

Sander Wang has lived all across China, growing up in the mid-east, completing university in the northeast and starting his career in the northwest. He enjoys programming, working as a Software Engineer in China for a few years before moving to Canada to begin a completely new life. Sander is a big fan of ice fishing—his favourite activity to get him through Saskatoon’s long, cold winters. Don’t be surprised to find him in a fishing store. He loves trying new things but sometime needs an extra little push, help him out by challenging him to a game of foosball or table tennis!

Sarah Rowe
Sarah Rowe has lived in every province from B.C. to Ontario and has finally settled here in Saskatoon...hopefully for a while! She has a BA in English and is very excited to use the skills she learned at school in her new role as Marketing Strategist. Sarah is a proud Hufflepuff and is always down to talk all things Harry Potter. In her free time, you can find her battling Bowser, trying to catch 'em all in Pokemon Go, teaching Sunday School, or simply enjoying a good Netflix binge. She currently lives with her husband and her cat Albus who keeps her busy with a never ending game of tag. If you want to be friends, the quickest way to her heart is a giant ice cream sundae and a night of board games!
Sarah Shell
Sarah Shell is currently located much further south than Vendasta HQ, and calls Dallas, Texas home. Sarah has grown up with a very unique understanding of Digital Marketing and all it has to offer. Pursuing a career that is customer-facing is important for Sarah, as she thrives when working with people and solving their problems, no matter how small. When she's not working, she will most likely be out and about with her rescue German Shepard, Kylo Ren. She has an unhealthy obsession with cute dog videos. So if you are feeling kind, send her an adorable puppy video - it will make her day for sure. Her favourite pastimes are playing at the dog park, going to music festivals, or just enjoying a good cider. Sarah is excited to dive into her role as a Partner Success Manager at Vendasta.
Scott Bechdholt

Scott Bechdholt is an ex-pro video gamer who has travelled all over the US and Korea (twice) to compete at an international level. Eventually he decided it was time to grow up and go to school, so he moved to Saskatoon from Edmonton to pursue his education. Scott has worked as a market intelligence specialist, helped entrepreneurs start local businesses and in an Apple call centre (can you restart your computer for me?). He also likes traveling, reading and fishing, and more than anything, Scott loves the Oilers. Luckily, he likes to golf as well.

Scott Breckner
Scott Breckner is a computer engineering graduate from the U of S. Born and raised in Saskatoon, he has made it his goal to visit as many different countries as possible. Most of his free time is spent playing a variety of sports including hockey, football, and baseball. He still hasn't given up the dream of making it to the big leagues one day, but until that happens, he is excited to be working as a software developer with Vendasta.
Sean Schroeder

Sean Schroeder has a unique claim to fame: he has helped print tickets for pretty much every major sports team in North America. He is also a huge fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, enjoys Rodeo, Golf, and everything summer. When winter hits, he is either coaching his daughter’s hockey team or skiing down the slopes himself. At Vendasta, he is in charge of our Digital Agency, where he brings over 15 years of industry experience.

Seyi Abe

Seyi Abe graduated from the U of S with a BSc in Geological Sciences. He went on to work as a Geologist for 4yrs with a wellsite geology company in Calgary, geosteering oil wells across Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. His prior background in sales is as a product expert with Futureshop in the information product group department. Seyi made the decision to join the Vendasta Sales team as a Sales Development Representative; a position he pursued for a greater value in fulfilling his passion. He was also a team leader in the U of S "Thinking the World of Our Furure Campaign" where he was part of the Annual Fund Call Centre and raised four million dollars during his 6 year tenure. Seyi's hobbies include chess, squash, basketball, swimming and dancing. He is an active member of the U of S Ballroom Dancing Club.

Shai Bravo
Shai Bravo is originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He reluctantly left his city, but it turned out well. He moved to Saskatoon where he graduated from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys getting up early on Saturdays to watch Arsenal and going to bed late on Sundays to watch the Philadelphia Eagles. When he is not busy getting lost in YouTube, you can find him at Emma Lake fishing and enjoy the great outdoors.
Shakya Abeywickrama

Shakya Abeywickrama hails from the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka where she lived until obtaining her Bachelors of Business Administration. Trading deep blue ocean for golden prairies, Shakya moved to Saskatoon to earn her Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing from the U of S. A tech geek long before joining Vendasta, Shakya came to us from the Future Shop family where she placed in the top five of more than 300 salespeople. She wins in our hearts too. Her passion for tech is met only by her passion for travel—you can often find Shakya on a plane seeking out her next adventure. Already she’s been from Tokyo to London, often with Above and Beyond in her headphones.

Shane Williamson

Shane Williamson is currently working on a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the U of S, where they make the students solemnly swear to not build Skynet. He has been graciously invited to join Vendasta on an internship to build on his skills and knowledge. When he is not developing software, he can be found playing the drums, shooting pool, or nerd-ing out over some new game.

Shannon Lacroix
Shannon Lacroix was born and raised in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Québec. Like coffee cream, Shannon is truly half-and-half: half French and half English. Her bilingualism has helped her explore and joke in both official Canadian languages. She studied Journalism - Print and Broadcast at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario where she graduated with honours. Always drawn to the northern regions of provinces, she began her adventure in Saskatchewan in Prince Albert starting as a reporter/photographer for the Prince Albert Daily Herald before becoming the interim editor at the age of 20. She loved living in an area with access to such beautiful nature trails for hiking in the woods. From there she headed south to work at Radio-Canada Regina as an Associate Producer on Jour de plaine/Pour faire un monde and Point du jour before hopping over the pond to live in Galway, Ireland for a Working Holiday Visa. There, she helped spread the word on the awesome things to do in Saskatchewan while teaching people how to spell the name of her adoptive province. She enjoyed exploring Ireland’s marvels and is eager and nervous to go through Canadian winters again. She joins the Vendasta team as a Bilingual Marketing Strategist and is looking forward to helping companies shine.
Shawn Gryschuk

Shawn Gryschuk graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in computer science. He and his wife like to escape the rectangular ice box by traveling to places where the mercury in their thermometer rises above “ridiculous and scarcely livable” levels. For the time that he does spend here in winter, Shawn likes to play hockey and volleyball, and during drought season, he plays Slo-Pitch and beach volleyball. He is also an avid reader and board gamer.

Shay Langer
Shay Langer grew up in rural Saskatchewan in a small farming community, then moved to Saskatoon to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the U of S. He loves all things outdoors, from water sports in the summer, to snowboarding in the winter.
Sherry Dyck
Sherry Dyck has always had a passion for everything sales! After graduating from the school of hard knocks, she spent more than a decade managing retail businesses. However, Sherry really honed her sales and management skills doing B2B advertising sales for the better part of 20 years. She has a passion for hitting goals and exceeding customer expectations! She prides herself on becoming a trusted and invaluable to her clients. A one time foosball champ and plus size model, Sherry is now an avid politics and news bug. She will often be found reading a variety of news websites or watching news broadcasts - a snoozefest to most, but a thrill ride to Sherry. She is also an avid collector of antique perfume bottles and vanity items from around the world.
When not hanging out with friends and family, Sherry spends much of her free time on various ongoing home and personal projects (code for shopaholic), much to the chagrin of her husband. Sherry has three grown daughters and shhhhhh...don't tell anyone, but she is now also is a Grandma.
Shuo Yuan
Shuo Yuan was born in Tianjin, China, a city boasting 15.5 million people. He recently graduated from University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Shuo likes coding and excited about learning new things. He is no stranger to Vendasta; back in 2016 he won 1st place in their Open House Code Challenge. In his spare time, Shuo enjoys music, basketball, video games, and hanging out with friends.
Simon Bigaouette
Simon Bigaouette is a French Canadian from Québec with a degree in international studies. He enjoy traveling, learning about the world and discussing international issues. If you've met Simon, you're wondering how tall he is. That's fair, he gets it all the time. Simon is a cloud-scraping, vertigo-inducing 6'8". He doesn't play much basketball but he does love sports; he plays hockey, tennis, volleyball, is an avid mountain biker, skier, and loves kayaking and canoeing. During the winter, you can find him playing on outdoor rinks just about every night. Simon also has a passion for driving, which applies to anything from a go-kart to a dump truck. He has yet to drive the elusive go-kart dump truck, but he has high hopes. Simon likes many motorsports, but Formula 1 is by far his favourite; he has watched every single race since 2003!
Simone Schofield
Simone Schofield swam against the current when she moved from Calgary to Saskatoon, but she is an adventurous soul and that suited her just fine. She enjoys getting lost in a good sci-fi/horror novel or video game for hours, but also loves to spend time outdoors. She is frequently at the lake enjoying the scenery, paddle boarding, or Sea-dooing. However, her absolute favourite is enjoying a quiet night at home with her partner Jeff and their 75lb lap dog Lillian.
Sophie Kokott
Sophie Kokott recently graduated from the Edward’s School of Business majoring in Marketing. Her excellence in digital strategy probably comes from spending hours on her phone everyday, avoiding her adult responsibilities. She was born in Calgary, however, Sophie has called Saskatoon her home for 10 years now. Like most true Saskatchewan people, she puts up with the snow and freezing temperatures to enjoy those few summer months getting her tan on or jamming out to music by the river. Seriously, this girl lives for summer. You will rarely find Sophie cooking, but she does love snack food (popcorn is her favourite). She has a green thumb and gets way too excited about plants and gardening. Some may call her the crazy plant lady - her sunflowers were over 16ft tall this year! If she’s not working with the Vendasta, you’ll probably find her directing/writing a film project (like her web series Pieces - going into it's third season right away) or planning future travels - she’s scuba dived in Thailand, hiked waterfalls in Costa Rica, and was deported from Sweden (she just forgot her passport - it’s not what you’re thinking). Where to next? Sophie’s enthusiastic, sarcastic, and all about marketing.
Stephanie Goertzen
Stephanie Goertzen is a recent graduate from the University of Saskatchewan where she earned her M.Sc. in Physics studying topological superconductivity. Stephanie loves to see her data come to life and prides herself in making fabulous plots for her research. In her free time, Stephanie studies Japanese and plays far too much Binding of Isaac. She also enjoys honing her skills in cake decorating and is always searching for ideas for fun, new creations. Needless to say, Stephanie is looking forward to her future in Business Operations at Vendasta.

Stephanie Melnyk

Stephanie Melnyk is an artist of her own making, practicing the art of Pyrography, also known Woodburning. Originating from Domremy, Saskatchewan, she's a small town girl who loves to be creative. She went to Siast and took the Computer Systems Technology course, which started her enjoyment of working with computers. Before coming to work as a quality assurance tester at Vendasta, Stephanie worked in Saskatoon at iTracks as an account specialist/lead survey quality assurance tester. She spends her free time playing way too much Minecraft, or whatever game is currently piquing her interest.

Stephanie Unruh

Stephanie Dilsner has a Computer Science degree in Interactive Systems Design from the University of Saskatchewan. Growing up in a hi-tech home; her favorite toy as a baby was an old computer keyboard and has been working on web design projects since her first pimple. Now, she has embraced her inner geek and is pumped about everything related to creating beautiful and innovative things. When she isn’t jumping up and down about design, she enjoys swimming, driving a tractor, traveling to new places, and eating sour foods…especially pickles. Her high energy and design skills are sure to be an asset to Vendasta.

Steven Hancock
Steven Hancock likes to run marathons. When that's not possible, he can settle with long distance cycling. If that doesn't work either, he can make do with a book. As you can see, Steven is quite flexible in his approach, which is also reflected in his career choices — he took up BCom and worked in business-related roles for a few years, and then he completed a BSc. At Vendasta, we like people with flexible approaches, so we hired him as a developer in the marketing team.
Taryn Swinnerton
Taryn Swinnerton is a Digital Agent here at Vendasta. She was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with the exception of one year in California, where she did an internship at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church. She enjoys traveling, dancing, hanging with friends and playing with puppies. Taryn is a die hard fan of Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and The Office.
Taylor Bolin

Taylor Bolin joins Vendasta as an enterprise account executive. With experience selling furnishings, vehicles and cell phones, Taylor is ready to try his hand at peddling software. When he’s not at work, you can find Taylor goofing around with his kids, playing video games and enjoying time with friends. Or reading, but that’s less interesting.

Taylor Mills

Taylor Mills has a passion for knowing how things work, which led him to pursue a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. After completing his degree he switched gears to co-found a technology company, where he led the engineering team developing software for the transportation and entertainment industries. While he has a passion for all engineering disciplines, he has decided to stick with software, and has joined Vendasta as a developer. In his spare time he enjoys building things, learning new skills, and spending time outdoors.

Taylor Wiebe
Taylor Wiebe grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He has always been interested in creating and building new things. This lead him to the University of Saskatchewan where he studied Computer Science, and become a software developer at Vendasta. He has always loved listening to music as well as playing it, and can often be found at concert venues checking out live shows.
Theresa Quagraine
Theresa Quagraine was born in Ghana, Africa and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She graduated with a Computer Science degree in Interactive Systems Design at the University of Saskatchewan. Growing up, she loved riding her bike with her siblings and styling web pages. Nowadays, when she's not in front of a computer, she enjoys painting, DIY projects, travelling, and volunteering. Theresa is super excited to build her career at Vendasta as a Web Developer/Graphic Designer.
Thiago Neres
Thiago Neres is a Brazilian who doesn't like soccer, a gamer who has never beaten a Final Fantasy, and a TV series addict who has never watched Mad Men. This friendly guy avoids fitting himself into stereotypes and is very proud of being part of Vendasta's Digital Agency, which is a perfect match for his creative personality. When Thiago isn't trying to survive the prairie winter, he's eating Japanese food, hunting the northern lights, or cooking strange things for his husband. He also loves travelling, which gives him amazing stories to share. Ask him about when he got lost in an ancient city devastated by a volcano or when he woke up in a Caribbean island with half his face paralyzed.
Thomas Seto
Thomas Seto was born and raised in Saskatoon, and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in business in 2015, with a major in marketing. If he's not at work you can probably find him and his wife at the dog park with their two Westies or watching a baseball game during the season.
Thrwat Elmoselhi
Thrwat Elmoselhi is a current software development intern who studies Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He discovered his passion for computer science as he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. In his spare time, Thrwat enjoys playing video games such as Fortnite, Overwatch, and many others. If you’re looking to spend some time with Thrwat, it is rumored that he will never turn down an opportunity to go to Popeye’s.
Tiffany Pennycook
Tiffany Pennycook has a lot of unusual collections. Her most noticeable being glasses—she's got 15 pairs! It's not uncommon to have her come in to work with a brand new pair. But nothing quite tops her love of cats. She has two and has a hard time resisting any sort of cat themed item. In fact, when we ordered posters for the office she created an entire cat-themed wall which, honestly, creeped everyone else out. Tiffany has worn many hats at Vendasta but now manages the Partner Success team. She is responsible for ensuring that all of our partners are happy campers. Her deep product knowledge and love of organization is a great asset that helps Vendasta run smoothly!
Todd Roberts

Todd Roberts is a member of our all-star sales team. When he's not wowing potential partners into signing up for our platform, he is also a master bartender with Tom Cruise skills (except taller, better looking and not as crazy), who hunts and fishes at every opportunity. Smiling with bugs in his teeth, Todd travels the world on his Harley. He likes to work with wood building things that sometimes look like the things he’s trying to build, play online games and spend time with his super model (inside joke) girlfriend.

Tomas Chedrese
Tomas Chedrese was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. During high school he got to spend a year living in Stockholm, Sweden, with his family. He has had the opportunity to travel to many different countries throughout his life, including Argentina, Lebanon, and many countries in Europe. His parents came to Canada from Argentina, so he is also fluent in Spanish. Tomas brings with him a background in technology, sales, customer service, and even live event production. Tomas is very excited to join the Digital Agency team at Vendasta.
Tony Bathgate

Tony Bathgate grew up in Yellow Grass, SK, then moved to Saskatoon for his Engineering Physics, Computer Science, and MSc in Physics degrees (FYI: he's got more degrees than Yellow Grass has people). As a rugby champ and Ultimate Frisbee player, Tony defies all sorts of programmer/geek stereotypes - the real question is, how well will he fare in office Foosball?

Troy Wruck
Troy Wruck is Vendasta's G.M. of Marketing Services. Born a Saskatonian, he lives in Saskatoon’s iconic Nutana neighborhood where he can often be found hanging out on Broadway with his wife, two sons and a cup of premium java. Educated in accounting, Troy followed his passion for business. After eight years in accounting with a large cooperative, he found his calling in sales & marketing. He spent the next decade with a small software company, building their Marketing Department from scratch and helped triple their revenues while expanding operations overseas. More recently he helped move a local hotel from #18 to #1 on TripAdvisor, and their restaurant from #189 to #1, using reputation management tactics. When he’s not talking shop with a colleague, or hauling his children to their activities, you’ll probably find him at CrossFit Brio gym doing thrusters, squats and burpees, a relatively new obsession!
Tunde Olabenjo
Tunde Olabenjo grew up in Nigeria and fell in love with computers when he discovered the internet. Since then he's been involved in various startups and projects he finds exciting. Tunde moved to Saskatoon after completing a Masters degree in Cyprus. In his free time, he enjoys Ace Combat even though he has never seen an actual Fighter aircraft up close. He works in R&D as a software developer.
Udeep Tandukar

Udeep Tandukar got more than he bargained for when he moved to Saskatoon: a Masters in Computer Science, a job at the coolest tech shop in town, and the love of his life. Born and raised near the scenic hills of Nepal, Udeep’s love for camping and landscape photography has also found a home here in the prairies. At Vendasta, he looks forward to building his career as a software developer and sharing his passion for martial arts films with fellow nerds.

Valerie Teed
Valerie Teed is more than meets the eye. She won the fastest time to break down, clean, and reassemble a C7A2 5.56mm automatic rifle while working through Basic Military Training with the Canadian Armed Forces, Communication Division. Born and raised in Saskatoon, she completed her education and earned a provincial silver medal with the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano. After getting married, she and her husband moved to live in San Francisco for two years. It was there that she was offered a modeling contract. After returning to Canada, Valerie and her husband raised their family in Regina and St Albert (Edmonton) before returning to San Francisco again for seven years. During this time in California, she gained experience and knowledge in C-level support, finance, project/change management. Her last work place was at a software startup right in the heart of San Francisco. In 2017 Valerie and her husband moved back to Saskatoon to be closer to family. She not only left her heart in San Francisco but also at Belwop, an orphanage in Kenya, Africa where she volunteered. In Saskatoon, before joining Vendasta as Sr. Executive Assistant to the CRO, Valerie was the designer and general contractor for her home renovations while also volunteering at the Palliative Care Ward at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Viola Lu
Viola Lu is from Shanghai, known around the world for its fast economic development. She is a lover of travel. She has left her footprints in over 32 countries so far. She has concluded that Canada is the best place to live, so that is where she now calls home. Before Viola settled in Saskatoon, she worked as an account manager at some of the biggest international advertising companies for many years. She enjoyed offering professional help to clients, which she gets to continue on the Partner Success team at Vendasta. She is excited for what the future holds in this fast paced industry. Viola is also excited about coffee, so feel free to join her for a java and a chat!
Weston Carlson

Weston Carlson is a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Saskatchewan. He loves to learn, which is one of the main reasons he chose software development as his profession. In his spare time he enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, basketball, and a variety of other outdoor activities. He also enjoys music, movies, working on vehicles, and having a few beers with friends.

William Eveleigh

William Eveleigh started IT school at the age of 38 and graduated at the age of 41. This experience is indicative of his determination and his technical aptitude. The hobby he most enjoys is working on cars, as he finds it a therapeutic, solo venture. William has two daughters and a granddaughter, Amelia, who lives with him and his wife, and he loves taking her to Toys R Us (though he can build half of what stocks the shelves). Known to Vendastians as the Tuesday savior, William makes highly coveted fruit cups sprinkled with hidden treats every week. As our maintenance administrator and general everything man, William has gotten to know all of our quickly growing staff, and always makes everyone smile.

Xingeng Wang
Xingeng Wang was born in a small city in China call Changle, then he moved to Guangzhou which is one of the biggest city in China at the age of 8. He eventually moved to Saskatoon in 2012. He likes swimming, badminton and reading. He is excited about becoming a software developer at Vendasta.
Yue Gao

Yue Gao hails from a small coastal town in China, where she took up computer science and realized early on that programming wasn't really her thing. Her quest to do something different led her to Canada, where she found not only her passion for UX design, but also respite from her longing for the seaside in our lakes. Having learned everything the Masters program had to offer, she now practices her skill at Vendasta helping make our software both functional and beautiful. And in whatever free time she has left, she likes to kick back with a warm cup of Oolong tea.

Zachary Yuzdepski
Zachary Yuzdepski is studying Human Resources and Marketing at the Edwards School of Business, and he recently returned from a semester abroad opportunity in Stuttgart, Germany. He loves all things sports whether it be watching, playing, or talking sports. He is also notorious for playing non-competitive rec sports too competitively. When Zach is not at work you can find him at the cabin golfing and fishing.