About Us

At Phoenix Group we pride ourselves in having a team-based atmosphere. We work with pride. We have fun. We have big hearts. And we have a great attitude that gets the job done.

Management
Pam Klein
Pam Klein
President

Although she refuses to let us play "Hail to the Chief" when she arrives at work each morning, Pam's 20 plus years in digital and strategic communications are an integral part of our continued success. Pam enjoys family time, entertaining and expanding her art collection.

Karissa Hanson
Karissa Hanson
VP Corporate Affairs

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.

Darren Mitchell
Darren Mitchell
VP Strategic Development

Darren is passionate about marketing, and brings valuable industry knowledge to the table gained from working over 16 years in the business. He shares this knowledge by teaching at the U of R, and he loves to cook. He’s kind of the total package!

David Bellerive
David Bellerive
VP Creative & Interactive

David believes in strong consistent brands. He brings clients over 20 years experience and a drive to create work that gets results. 

Judd Van Slyck
Judd Van Slyck
Chief Financial Officer

Experience in accounting, financial reporting, and consulting that took him to Bermuda and back over the course of twelve years. He’s a whiz with numbers, and really, with a name that includes 'slyck' - who wouldn’t love the guy?

Elaine Nyhus
Elaine Nyhus
VP Account Planning

Over 20 years in the biz, Elaine is known for her positive attitude, dedication and her boundless enthusiasm for wearing crazy costumes. A lover of country living and life in general keeps work fun for her clients and co-workers alike.

Creative
Laila Haus
Laila Haus
Creative Director

Laila brings over a decade of know-how and a passion for all things design. A skilled artist and proud mom, Laila enjoys yoga, Broadway shows and TV medical dramas. Yes, her TV medical drama musical dreams were realized in the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Ryan Dowdeswell
Ryan Dowdeswell
Associate Creative Director

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.

Sam Karikas
Sam Karikas
Senior Writer & Social Media Manager

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.

JJ Ellams
JJ Ellams
Art Director

JJ has the distinction of being Saskatchewan's lone surfer and Phoenix Group's resident thrill seeker. When not out risking brain damage, JJ can be found producing award-winning work for Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw and the U of R Rams.

Gillian Meyer
Gillian Meyer
Senior Art Director

Gillian's vibrant imagination sparks creative that gets noticed, and the proof can be found in her numerous awards. In everything she does, you can see Gillian’s deeper need to beautify the world. With Gillian it’s all Zen and the art of motorcycle motherhood.

Scott Hysuick
Scott Hysuick
Art Director

When Scott’s not training…he’s training. Triathalons, Krav Maga, and bike races keep him busy. And, as if that’s not enough, Scott has over 10 years industry experience designing award winning work for clients across Saskatchewan.

Kristen Smith
Kristen Smith
Designer

Kristen’s a creative thinker. When she isn’t crafting beautiful work at Phoenix she’s expressing ideas in textile, performance, video, sculpture, installation and drawing. Her great eye brings another dimension to Phoenix. And she also brings her great laugh.

Charlotte Gibling
Charlotte Gibling
Senior Writer & Designer

Hailing from the UK, Charlotte brings with her years of advertising experience. But she’s not fresh off the boat, since arriving in Regina, she’s worked with some of the province’s top brands, fueled by copious amounts of tea.

Interactive
Scott Whitehead
Scott Whitehead
Interactive Director

With over 18 years of web development under his belt, Scott holds a wealth of knowledge in all things interactive. In his spare time he grows mustaches - for fun, and hits the mountain biking trails. We think we'll start calling him Scott.com.

Kirsten McLean
Kirsten McLean
Project Lead / Developer

Kirsten takes developing websites very seriously. She strives for perfection on every project, and is always up for a challenge. She also can’t drive past a Tim Horton's without stopping, and loves 80's music (and maybe neon socks too—just sayin’).

Brandon Tooke
Brandon Tooke
Lead Developer

Brandon stares every programming challenge in the eye and tackles it with smart solutions. Quiet, calm and a crackerjack with a keyboard, this doggy daddy of two boasts a closet full of coloured denim and a passion for all things web. How’s that for being well-rounded!

Justin Hoffman
Justin Hoffman
Senior Developer

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.

Hayley Bonner
Hayley Bonner
Client Support / Junior Developer

Whether it’s a coding conundrum or an online game, Hayley loves a puzzle. Front-end development is how she translates her ideas and creativity into reality, or as her mum would put it, “she does things on the internet”.

Account Planning
Joelle Prochinsky
Joelle Prochinsky
Director Account Planning

We're over the moon to have Joelle's marketing experience put to good use at Phoenix Group. Her hard work, dedication and attention to detail are clear to all who work with her. Joelle loves to spend time traveling, and shopping….and traveling to shop!

Chantel MacCorquodale
Chantel MacCorquodale
Account Planner

Chantel has a Business Admin degree, a background in feature film production and some previous agency experience to round out the mix. She has a passion for exotic locales, beach days and shopping, which makes Regina a perfect place for her to live and work.

Dallas Fidierchuk
Dallas Fidierchuk
Account Planner

After a stint in Event Management, Marketing and Community Relations with the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas has returned to the prairies – and to his beloved Riders. When he’s not creating mind-blowing plans for his clients, he's living the dream on the golf course or at the rink.

Jeanna Kozan
Jeanna Kozan
Account Coordinator

She may have an Entrepreneurship degree from the Paul J. Hill School of Business, but she’s certified in Saskatchewan! Being raised in the city hasn’t curbed this prairie girl’s love of camping, country music, gardening, kayaking and country dancing. Yee haw!

Media
Kevin Hayes
Kevin Hayes
Digital and Media Strategy

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.

Sara Tetreault
Sara Tetreault
Media Buyer

Sara proves that numbers can be fun and so can the people who love them. She lives by the motto ‘work hard, play hard’, so when she’s not helping clients with their media buys, she’s ‘shredding the pow’. See, we told you she was cool.

Carmel Lysak
Carmel Lysak
Media Buyer

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, and never looked back. When she’s not finding the perfect media mix, Carmel spends time with her family, keeping up with their many sports teams.

Production
John Moroz
John Moroz
Production Designer

John can always be counted on to produce high quality work with speed and accuracy. He enjoys cooking, walking his German Shorthaired Pointer, Olive, and watching his beloved Maple Leafs and Blue Jays ultimately fail.

Shannon Howe
Shannon Howe
Interactive Production Designer

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.

Administration
Penny Logan
Penny Logan
Director of Finance

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 Martin
Lorna Martin
Traffic and Production Manager

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.

Carol Erickson
Carol Erickson
Administrative Coordinator

Carol’s contagious energy and good nature make her the perfect go-to person with any and all office-related questions. She loves fast cars, renovating, cheering on the Riders and spending time at her Candle Lake cottage with her husband, dog and three kids.

Michelle Fritzler
Michelle Fritzler
Media & Finance Specialist

Michelle is a wizard. No, not that kind – a wizard of bookkeeping, media billing and finances. She has 4 kids, 1 grandchild and 5 cats. When she’s not being a supermom, she loves riding her bike, or relaxing at her cottage.

Contact Us

195-1621 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4P 2S5