Agency Media Team Members

Claire Ayling

Director of Digital

As Director of Digital, Claire oversees the delivery of all Agency Media’s digital services including Web Development, SEO, Campaigns and Social Media. Her Marketing Management Diploma from BCIT combined with over 10 years in marketing, management and sales in retail, sports and entertainment companies enable her to contribute at all levels of the digital services delivery. A passion for sports and an ongoing commitment to fitness keep her balanced and focused as she builds her teams capabilities. Delivering high quality solutions on-time and on-budget is what motivates and provides Claire satisfaction.
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Joel Macdonald


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.

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.

Alexis Westlund

Video Coordinator

With a BA from Trinity Western University, a great eye for content, and a passion for connecting people, Alexis manages and coordinates the video production at Agency 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 working, you’ll find her climbing rocks or mountain biking.

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.

Andrew Westlund


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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