Karissa handles our human resources, community involvement initiatives and employee and client relations. Phoenix is known for its heart and she keeps it pumping strong. After a hard day's work, she can be found with her family, shopping or enjoying a glass of wine.
Laila was a #girlboss before it was a thing. She approaches every client with passion and a patience for getting it just right. Her ability to see art in everything, and her need for creativity has led to multiple national and international awards. She's a stickler for the best solution and we love that about her!
Unbridled enthusiasm and prudent skepticism may seem like an odd combination, but when Dustin starts getting excited about an idea, you can be confident you’re on to something good. And, seasoned by almost 20 years in the industry, he knows how to bring those great ideas to life.
A long-time Phoenician, Ryan is known for his outstanding work with high profile clients like the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ryan also enjoys home renovations and being outnumbered by his wife and three daughters. That explains why he's the strong, silent type.
Curiosity killed the cat so it’s a good thing Sam is human. Her inquisitive nature has led her through careers in TV, event planning, and communications. In her spare time you can find her devouring TV, movies, and books because she can’t get enough of a good story.
With roots in writing and a degree in marketing, Lauren is the first of her kind in this position with the agency. This highly-caffeinated creative loves well-crafted and well-curated content. When she isn’t coming up with story ideas, she’s likely planning out her next photoshoot or running off her excess energy.
There’s no problem that Justin won’t try to solve. A Computer Science graduate, he’s spent his career in web development mode. When he’s not coding and coming up with behind the scenes magic, Justin likes to keep his wits sharp playing video games and figuring out parts and patterns on the drums.
Dallas is a people-oriented generalist. After a stint in marketing with the Edmonton Oilers, he returned to the prairies – and to his beloved Riders. He has an eye for hockey talent and knows most of the rinks across Canada. Dallas enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as spending time with his wife Jana and his pooch Laddie.
This may be Tristian’s first graduate job, but he’s learning fast. His outgoing personality and love of strategic thinking make him perfect Phoenician material—plus he’s a HUGE Rider fan! What else should you know about Tristian? In his own words, “I’d die without ice cream”.
Kevin is a grandmaster of digital, managing all aspects of digital strategy development. He uses the tracking skills of a bloodhound to make sure digital strategy equals desired results. An entertaining and in-demand speaker at conferences and events, digital is Kevin’s bread and butter, but he also enjoys pizza by the slice.
Carmel was born with media in her blood. The daughter of a newspaper veteran and an advertising director, Carmel followed her calling to Minot State University where she took Marketing and Management. When she’s not finding the perfect media mix, Carmel spends time with her family, keeping up with their many sports teams.
This guy’s a dab-hand at digital, he loves to come up with new interactive ideas and is an SEM whiz kid. Nelson’s also generous with his down-time—he tutors kids in math and teaches at a computer camp. And, although he may look like a redhead, he definitely bleeds green. This super fan has a “Rider Room” in his house.
Shannon helps bring digital ideas to life. She plays like she works – adventurous and ready to tackle something new. Her love of experiencing (wine-making, travel and weird food sampling, to name a few!) is balanced by her love of classic relaxing like reading and retro video games.
Penny is our resident problem solver, most welcome face around the office on payday and keeps the cash flowing in the right direction. Penny loves spending time with her family, her pup and her door is always open for anyone with a question, concern or some fat to chew.
Lorna has played so many roles at the Phoenix Group that we created a new position for her, just to keep it fresh. Always organized, Lorna is a busy grandmother and great-grandmother (hard to believe, we know) who enjoys beautifying her home and is a talented florist.