Agency Media Team Members

Jordan Dinesen

Business Development

With a Diploma in Business Management from KPU under his belt and working towards a BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Business at Kwanten Polytechnic University, Jordan’s relentlessness to work hard and always learn is what makes him so invaluable to our team. His past experience in leadership and working with youth has made personable, organized, and always open for a chat. When he’s not working he’s usually doing one of his many hobbies of hockey, volleyball, tennis, running, drumming, boating, or watching sports.

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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.

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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.

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Lexie Tjernagel

Project Coordinator

Lexie, more commonly known as TJ, is the oil behind the gears of Agency Media. With a communication degree from Trinity Western University and past experience as Social Media Manager for various non-profits, she understands both the creative and business side of things. With creativity in her blood, this lady spends her free time making music and bringing killer fashion inspiration to our office.

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Kevin Lee

Social Media Manager

As a professional photographer and an eye for style, Kevin brings a perspective to our social media clients that we can’t get anywhere else. After attending the University of Victoria and graduating from Kwantlen with a BA in Economics, he pursued photography before joining Agency. Fun fact about him? When his family moved here from Korea, he got to name himself after Kevin from Home Alone.

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Carter Perran

Business Development

With a BBA in International Business from Trinity Western University and experience working as an athletic therapist, Carter knows the value of working hard and as a team. His laid back but efficient personality makes working with him always exciting.  When not working, Carter can be found talking, playing, watching—or really, pretty much anything to do with sports.

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Simon Di Lauro

Producer

With a broadcasting degree from Algonquin College, years of freelance work, and eight years at CTV under his belt, Simon brings both experience and a sharp eye to the video team. He oversees almost all our video-driven projects and is always ready to offer an idea that’ll take a video from good to great. When he’s not in the office, this Montreal-born, Ottawa native is crushing pub trivia or poring over fantasy football/hockey stats.

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Mike Laing

Producer

This self-taught passionate filmmaker has experience freelancing on everything from corporate to music videos. He loves bringing people’s stories to life through his videography and is constantly trying to push to make his work better. When he’s not shooting video for Agency, he’s snowboarding, playing soccer, or filming passion projects.

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Michael Bernard

Senior 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.

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Matt Hayashi

Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor

Matt’s self-taught and crazy talented skills in motion graphics, along with his get-it-done attitude, make him an invaluable part of our team at Agency. After attending university on a basketball scholarship, he diverged into video and never looked back. At 7’1″, he stands tall as probably one of the biggest designers you’ll ever meet ( and also the reason he’s sitting down in his picture).

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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.

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Colleen Little

Content Writer

Colleen is the writer behind all Agency Media’s projects. Her experience includes a communications degree from Trinity Western University, a certificate from SFU, and experience in PR, social media, and the magazine world. Hailing originally from Portland, OR, Colleen has made her home in Vancouver and when not writing for work, she’s most likely writing for fun, hiking, or watching FRIENDS.

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Brandon Bustard

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.

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Ben Magnuson

Business Development

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.

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Alex Johnson

Paid Media Specialist

Alex, our analytics and paid digital advertising guru, 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.

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Alexis Westlund

Director of Social Media

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.

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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.

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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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Shawn Johnston

Director of Strategy

Shawn is a digital strategist specializing in web and SEO. He has been in the design and web industry for 22 years and is the founder and strategic lead of his own web development company, Forge and Smith. When he’s not working, he is spending time with his family, and usually outdoors on a trail or campground.

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