Agency Media Team Members

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Joel Macdonald

President

Joel has over 20 years of sales and business management experience from successfully managing Apex Wireless, all before becoming the Director of Business Development for the company in 2017. He is currently operating a dual role within the Westlund Group as president of both Apex Wireless and Agency Media. Joel’s hands on and effective sales management, business management and attention to detail provides the company with the ability to effectively provide value to all of our clients. 
Joel’s all about leadership and has built and grown successful teams over the past 20 years across multiple verticals of the business. Prior to starting at Apex Wireless, he was a radio announcer at EZ Rock 106.3 in Golden BC —- he has still has the charisma of an on air personality.

joel.macdonald@agency.media

Adam Besse

Chief Creative Officer

Our hands-on Chief Creative Officer and client-focused creative first got into the field with his love for videos. With a degree from Capilano’s Motion Picture Arts program, experience working in sales, producing award-winning feature films, directing and producing commercials, videos, tv shows, documentaries and corporate video, he leads our team with incredible knowledge of both business and production. With more energy than his two young kids combined, Adam brings an unparalleled enthusiasm into everything he does.

adam@agency.media

Alexis Westlund

Video Coordinator

With a BA from Trinity Western University, a great eye for content, and a passion for connecting people, Alexis leads our social team as the Director of Social Media. She has experience managing a variety of brands and large-scale events, brings enthusiasm to every project, and always brings her quirky sense of humour to the office. When she isn’t posting, you’ll find her climbing rocks or mountain biking.

alexis@agency.media

Michael Bernard

Senior Video Producer

A captivating storyteller since birth, it may come as a surprise that Mike didn’t start using video to reach his audience until roughly 28 years ago. But it was then that he found his passion. Since then, he’s had the book-learning and experience that’s seen him capture stories from many corners of the globe, all driven by his inherit passion for bringing out the emotion in any story he’s working on.

mike@agency.media

Ben Magnuson

Director of Business Development

Agency Media Interior Divison

Ben’s past experience includes a BSc from Trinity Western and Master of Management from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, coaching, teaching, and forest firefighting. As the king of competition and someone with a relentless work ethic, this guy is always pushing himself in whatever he does. Ben is guaranteed to get pumped on a lot of things in life but mostly sports (particularly hockey, golf, tennis, and wakeboarding), good food, and terrible puns.

benm@agency.media

Nishanth Babu

Digital Marketing Specialist

Front End, Back End Developer and Digital Marketing Specialist.  Nishanth has worked with the W3C team at MIT as part of the Developer Relationships department. He has had a hand in designing and building VR solutions for a variety of markets. In his free time, he spends most of it optimizing his DnD characters.

nishanth.b@agency.media

Chris Collacott

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Chris has over 20 years of experience in business development. He is passionate about helping other companies grow and scale their business. In the late 90’s Chris helped build one of the fastest growing computer wholesalers in North America. For almost 10 years, he played a key role in on of the leading software development training organizations in Canada. Chris was able to bring a 40% increase of business working with a IT managed services provider in Metro Vancouver.  When not at work, Chris’s passion is for exploring the outdoors with his camera bringing him to Iceland, New Zealand, and Patagonia in Chile and Argentina. His landscape photography has won over 50 international awards.

chris.collacott@agency.media

Andrew Westlund

CEO

As President of the Westlund Group and CEO of Agency Media, Andrew has over 25 years of experience in business. He is passionate about engagement, disruption, and entrepreneurship. When he’s not working with one of his 12 companies, he’s flying helicopters, driving boats, cycling, or mountain biking.

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