Agency Media Team Members

Adam Besse

President

Our hands-on director 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

Alex Johnson

Director of Campaign Management

Alex, our analytics, paid digital advertising guru and creative super hero, is quick on his feet and creating effective systems. His experience with digital ads and big picture perspective is a necessity on any project. His past experience includes being the lead singer of a double platinum pop-punk band. While he no longer sings (though we’ve begged for a concert), he always has a few entrepreneurial side jobs going including a podcast on digital ads education.

alex@agency.media

Alexis Westlund

Director of Social Media & Production Manager

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

Director of Video Production

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

Brandon Bustard

Director of Business Development

With a BA in Business, Leadership, and Management from Trinity Western University and years of sales experience in the automotive industry, Brandon has both the natural and trained skills of effective business and sales. He brings enthusiasm every time he walks through the door and is always looking out for his team. When he’s not working, he is cheering on the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs or getting outdoors.

brandon@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
Leland Dieno

Leland Dieno

Vice President & Director of Web Development

Leland has over 20 years in digital marketing experience working both for a large retail operation with over 150 locations as a digital marketing specialist managing and conceptualizing their digital shopper marketing program and then managing a digital marketing team in higher education at a local university before coming to Agency as our Director of Digital Strategy.  In August 2019 he was promoted to Vice President. He has been supporting small businesses with their websites and online advertising since 2001 and is the founder of a really cool brand promoting and empowering fathers.

leland@agency.media
Jess

Jess Magnison

Account Coordinator

With over five years experience in marketing and promotions, Jess brings her enthusiasm and positivity to the team. She assists the team hands on as Agency’s account coordinator. When not in the office, she is a nanny or you can find her singing her heart out at a concert in the city.

jessm@agency.media
Andy

Andy Chan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Andy has experience both in direct and business sales. He has managed sales team in different areas of Canada, ranging from Edmonton, Sooke, Tofino, to Vancouver. Andy has also had experience in starting his own E-commerce business and understands how powerful Digital Marketing can be for every business owner.

andy@agency.media
Chase

Chase Johnston

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Agency Media Interior Divison

Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, Chase is a jack of all trades. A graduate of BCIT’s Radio Arts and Entertainment program, the Director of Media Relations with the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors, and an “On Air DJ” with Bell Media in Penticton. Chase is enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle always looking for new destinations to explore. You can also find Chase in front of a TV watching NFL football cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks.

chase@agency.media
Flavio

Flavio Guimaraes

Assistant Editor

Currently the youngest members here, Flavio brings a passion and drive for film making as an assistant editor. After graduating from Pacific Academy in 2018, Flavio took his 3 years of media arts experience and began editing as a freelancer before joining us at 19. Whether he’s prepping a project for someone else, editing his own video or jumping from project to project on the fly, he’ll do whatever it takes to alleviate the burden for his team. He’s currently starting his 4-year journey at CAPU working towards graduating from their Motion Picture Arts program

flavio@agency.media
Dana Kahrim

Dana Kahrim

Digital Marketing Coordinator

As a recent Marketing Management graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Dana brings both passion and creativity to the job. She assists in the web department as the Digital Marketing Coordinator handing project management. In her spare time, she loves to play soccer and hiking up a mountain in the summertime.

dana@agency.media

Zuri Vankevich

Business Development

With a Corporate Communications Degree from Trinity Western University and two e-commerce startups under his belt (all during his university years), Zuri has long had a passion for inspiring people. His enthusiasm for bringing people together is what has driven him to facilitate multiple youth leadership summits and work hard at his position at Agency Media.

zuri@agency.media

Connor McCreadie

Video Editor

Connor is our team’s video editor and brings vast experience to our team. After getting a diploma in Broadcast Media, he worked on series’ for National Geographic, Discovery, and a handful of Hallmark movies. He brings hard work to our office and is always willing to go the extra mile. His hidden talents include making a mean teriyaki pineapple chicken and bring able to order chorizo and coffee in Spanish.

connor@agency.media

Lucas Maciuk

Director of Photography

Lucas is the eyes behind the scenes. With an education from Capilano’s Motion Picture Arts program and independent filmmaking, and experience creating videos for touring bands, businesses, conferences, and mega-churches, Lucas knows how to create a piece that really hits you. His high standard for video means he will always push to make his work better. In his spare time, he’s taking photos of his dogs and running marathons.

lucas@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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