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Camp Tech Instructors

Camp Tech Instructors are not only experts; they’re fun and engaging teachers. Check out our roster.

  • Libby Brewer-Dulac

    Libby Brewer-Dulac

    Teaching Assistant

    With over a decade of experience designing, producing and marketing digital content for kids, Libby loves helping others learn how tech tools can improve their businesses and ignite their passions. These days, you can also find Libby in the kitchen feeding her artistic side by building beautiful and delicious cake creations.

  • Jocelyn Courneya

    Jocelyn Courneya

    Teaching Assistant

    Jocelyn is a Toronto-based communications specialist and digital marketer. She has worked with several startups in Ottawa and Toronto to help build and launch their brands, and now holds a position as a research communications officer at Ryerson University. Jocelyn loves a digital challenge, whether it be launching a new podcast series, building a new WordPress site, or setting up an effective Facebook Ad campaign. You can often find her coffee shop hopping in Toronto’s east end, or reading Peaky Blinders fanfiction (okay, maybe writing some too).

  • JP Davidson

    JP Davidson

    Podcasting

    JP Davidson is a podcast producer, radio journalist, and audio editor. He turns sounds and voices into great stories for brands, non-profits, independent clients, and public radio. His work has appeared on national CBC and NPR radio shows, and in podcasts for brands like RBC Royal Bank, Citrix, and Greenpeace. JP studied radio documentary production at the Transom Story Workshop. He is also the founder of the Canadian Sound & Story Workshop, a community for independent podcast, radio and multimedia producers.

  • Linn Øyen Farley

    Linn Øyen Farley

    WordPress, Squarespace

    Linn is a freelance web designer and developer with a degree in technical theatre. She specializes in building beautiful and accessible websites for small businesses, fellow freelancers and arts workers, and believes in enabling even the most non-technical people to take control of their own site post-launch. She gets disproportionately excited about a lot of things, including IKEA furniture, to-do lists, BBC programming and bacon-related cooking. You can see her work and get in touch at drollic.ca.

  • Dani Gagnon

    Dani Gagnon

    Social Media

    Dani sprang in on the social media world before it got hot with her company Dani G Inc, and because of that has worked with over 600 companies in the last 7 years on their social media campaigns. Her innovative ideas sprout from over 15 years of social media experience, and being a young entrepreneur with a fresh take on marketing. Dani spends most of her time Snapchatting coffee pictures to the world, Teaching at Seneca College, or playing gigs with her band KINK.

  • Kristy Guthrie-Roth

    Kristy Guthrie-Roth

    Content Marketing

    Kristy Guthrie-Roth is a content strategist and eLearning consultant with over 10 years experience helping large organizations like GlaxoSmithKline, BlackBerry, and Mitsubishi Heating & Cooling -plus over a hundred small-medium sized businesses achieve their goals. She has pioneered an innovative approach to help organizations translate their knowledge into effective content that tells their story and brings their brand to life. Using strategy-first methods she has planned successful content marketing and eLearning programs for organizations internationally. Kristy founded Bright Light Content in order to apply her skills and abilities in a way that gives back to the community and world around her. Bright Light Content works exclusively with organizations committed to creating positive social change.

  • Katie Jensen

    Katie Jensen

    Podcasting

    Katie is a freelance producer who has created podcasts for CANADALAND, The Imposter, Polaris Music Prize, Motherboard, Appcanary, Metro News, and St. Joseph Media. Her work has been featured on Best of iTunes 2015 and 2016. She’s the creator of a PWYC, inclusive podcast workshop series for artists, racialized, and low-income individuals. Katie has spoken about new media at Bloor Hot Docs Podcast Fest, World Radio Day, NCRA, CAJ, Bechdel Tested, and Pop Montreal.

  • Jessica Joyce

    Jessica Joyce

    SEO: How to Drive More Traffic To Your Website

    Jessica Joyce is a Toronto-based marketer & developer. Currently working as a Senior Search Strategist for an agency, she assists with strategy, implementation and a multitude of pieces for the digital properties throughout the agency. Jess has been building and optimizing the web for over 10 years. Her experience in startups and agencies in various roles and levels of organizations has ranged from front-end development, training, analytics and client support but SEO has remained a consistent throughout. Lately you can find Jess with her headphones on, listening to a myriad of music, or out in the forest camping and disconnecting from the internet.

  • Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly

    InDesign, Photoshop

    Starting out in traditional film and photography, Paul has been teaching for over 20 years and has been an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign since 2004. When not training, Paul stays actively involved in layout, design and production, freelancing in a wide range of settings, keeping up to date with the way these programs are being used in the industry today.

  • Ricardo Mallaco

    Ricardo Mallaco

    Teaching Assistant

    Ricardo is a Digital Marketer with a degree in Journalism, as well as a diploma in Marketing. He is passionate about helping small and medium-sized businesses develop a strong marketing strategy to achieve their goals, with over 200 businesses assisted in Toronto. Want to start a conversation? Talk about new marketing ideas, content creation and, cool projects - he loves discussing new ways of doing old things. Ricardo listens to Bossa Nova and Funk and plans to cycle across Canada.

  • Paula Coop McCrory

    Paula Coop McCrory

    Build Your Biz with Pinterest

    Paula Coop McCrory is one of the most influential pinners on Pinterest. With more than 4 million followers, she is admired for her ability to uncover and curate the latest trends across art, design, food, fashion, travel, and interiors. She discovered Pinterest whilst on maternity leave just over 8 years ago and now she is ranked as one of the top 30 pinners in the world. Paula’s sharp design eye is credited to her background as an artist. In her pre-pinning days, her works were exhibited internationally and this experience has given her a strong understanding of aesthetics, style, and design. With a growing mix of international followers, she has worked with several leading brands including Corus Entertainment and CBC Life. When she's not pinning, you can find her drinking coffee, teaching for U of T and daydreaming about scuba diving.

  • Nicole Mickelow

    Nicole Mickelow

    Social Media and Digital Marketing

    Nicole got her career start in television and spent several years working as part of creative services teams before making a move to the world of digital. She led content/digital teams for great organizations like Astral Media, TIFF and Skate Canada and then ventured out on her own to launch Mnemonics Media. She taps into nearly two decades of experience in video production, content strategy and digital marketing to help her clients with their varied business objectives. When not immersed in the work she loves, she can be found running through the city with friends and hitting up delicious restaurants on the #eastsidebestside

  • RJ Mojica

    RJ Mojica

    Facebook Advertising

    RJ is an academic at heart and an entrepreneur in spirit. He is savvy and passionate in both web marketing and social media strategy, and comes with over 6 years of experience in these areas. Additionally, RJ is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Grilled Cheese Affairs, a digital media strategy consulting agency. Before starting his own agency, he gained valuable international experience while living in Paris. He has represented many clients as a community manager, content marketer, digital advertiser, copywriter, and creative campaigner. Apart from working in the field, he loves to share his knowledge of all things digital through talks and guest lectures and has been invited to speak at Ryerson University, Seneca College, Humber College, George Brown College, and at various corporate institutions on-site. When not crafting cool campaign ideas or building websites with clients, RJ likes to cook and try out new recipes to increase his culinary skills, shoot arrows at the archery range, and travel as much as possible (a portable career helps!).

  • Sean Power

    Sean Power

    Online Marketing with Google Ads, Google Analytics

    Sean Power is an independent marketing communications consultant focused on the health sector. Companies engage Sean when they need extended support for their core marketing communications team. In this capacity, he has represented clients as Project Manager, Vice President of Social Engagement, Community Manager, Communications Specialist, Public Engagement Coordinator, and Marketing Coordinator. Sean is regarded as an expert on digital marketing, social media, community management, and content marketing. He is a part-time instructor of Digital Marketing Foundations at RED Academy and has been published in marketing trade blogs such as Content Marketing Institute and elsewhere. He has been a guest speaker at higher education institutions including Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Smeal College of Business at PSU, the University of Toronto, George Brown College, and Centennial College, as well as other community events such as PodCamp and AccessibilityCamp. He is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity Durham. He previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors at Durham Outlook for the Needy, a soup kitchen that serves 50,000 meals per year to those in need in the east part of the Greater Toronto Area. Sean holds a B.A. (Distinction) in History with a minor in English from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, and a Graduate Certificate (Hons.) in Marketing Management from Humber College in Toronto, Canada.

  • Hema Ramsingh

    Hema Ramsingh

    Social Media Essentials

    Hema is a freelance marketer and Holistic Nutritionist. After many years working in the entertainment world, she took a year off to study nutrition and is passionate about helping individuals find their way to good health by finding the right whole foods to restore balance and enable healing. When not leading nutrition & wellness workshops Hema can be found working with small organizations on their branding, social media and consumer awareness initiatives.

  • Heather Robertson

    Heather Robertson

    Teaching Assistant

    Heather has been a digital solopreneur since 2009. Her business, Mynah Communications, works with small-to-medium sized businesses providing digital marketing solutions to generate online traffic and create conversions. That has meant learning and in some cases mastering a number of different skills: website management; content creation; SEO; analytics; e-mail marketing and social media. Heather is also a Camp Tech graduate. Her badge collection covers learning new skills to tweaking rusty ones. When not busy conquering the digital world, Heather likes to bike to her gardening group and yoga practice.

  • Bashar Saqr

    Bashar Saqr

    Teaching Assistant

    Bashar Saqr is Digital Marketing Specialist that has built digital marketing strategies for small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations. His experience in digital marketing is well versed from Social Media Marketing, SEO, eMail Marketing, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and creating creative content. Bashar is a strong advocate for out of the box thinking, cultivating long-lasting relationships, and continually developing as a leader and a professional. Outside the realm of the digital world, he is a sports enthusiast and an avid traveller.

  • Zoe Share

    Zoe Share

    Social Media and Digital Marketing

    Zoe Share is the Chief Executive Schmoozer at Social Media and Content Marketing Agency Schmooz Media (f. 2014). Described as passionate, energetic and creative, Zoe leads her team and her workshops with clarity and honesty, and always with the intention of sharing value. Zoe started her career as a Kindergarten Teacher in Toronto. After realizing that classroom teaching wasn't the right fit for her, she pursued her Masters in Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology through the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and started Schmooz Media thereafter. Zoe believes that innovation, communication and collaboration can impact positive change in a business. She values creating meaningful relationships both on and offline, helping entrepreneurs and executives understand their businesses better and delivering quality marketing outcomes (more follows, engagements, leads, conversions, repeat customers and referrals) to the companies we collaborate with.

  • Winston Sih

    Winston Sih

    Video Production

    Winston Sih is a freelance multi-platform broadcast journalist and television producer, after spending the last seven years at Citytv developing video content and digital strategy for its news and entertainment brands. He is the creator and founder of Master Travellr, Canada’s destination for travel news, and specializes in strategic partnerships with leading consumer brands, event hosting, and speaking. Winston is experienced with video production, social media strategy, website development, among other foundational skills crucial in a 21st-century workforce.

  • Dara Skolnick

    Dara Skolnick

    Teaching Assistant

    Dara is an independent web designer and front-end developer from Toronto. After working as a web developer at a number of places from large organizations to small agencies, she now runs her own one-person shop where she designs and codes websites for entrepreneurs, creatives, and big-hearted small businesses. She also enjoys speaking, art, photography, and befriending cats. You can visit her online at daraskolnick.com.

  • Sara Slater

    Sara Slater

    Teaching Assistant

    Sara is a Toronto based freelance graphic designer who has been using Adobe products for over 20 years. She has 18 years experience in digital design, providing the user interfaces for touch screen kiosk software applications for clients including Moneygram, All Weather Windows, Bass Pro Shops and Dave & Buster's. In her spare time, Sara is an avid volunteer leading her cottage association's communication team, and mentoring at Ladies and Kids Learning Code workshops. Her love of animals has also led her to become an active volunteer with Annex Cat rescue as a Community Manager looking after their social media one day a week, as well as feeding a colony feral cats, ensuring their health and quality of life. Sara loves to learn as much as helping others to learn, especially in fun workshops like those at Camp Tech.

  • Avery Swartz

    Avery Swartz

    Intro to Email Marketing with Mailchimp

    Avery is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech. In addition to running Camp Tech, Avery works directly with clients as a digital advisor and tech consultant. She's the author of See You on the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing (coming March, 2020). Avery's also a tech correspondent for the media: you may have seen her on CTV's Your Morning, heard her voice on CBC Radio, or read her small business tech column in The Globe and Mail. Avery was listed #5 on the Top 50 Women in Marketing list by Search Engine Journal, and is a certified Mailchimp expert.

  • Anne Thomas

    Anne Thomas

    Shopify

    Anne Thomas is the Technical Director for Out of the Sandbox, where she spends her days working on award-winning Shopify themes. Additionally, she teaches part-time at HackerYou for their Web Development and JavaScript courses and loves helping people achieve that “lightbulb-moment” in class. She is an international speaker and strives for the combination of entertaining and informative talks. Previously, she has worked at large advertising agencies, small development shops and government organizations. She is psyched about getting people excited about code and helping them achieve their goals online.

  • Elijah-Blue Vieau

    Elijah-Blue Vieau

    SEO: How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website

    Elijah-Blue Vieau is a SEO manager, digital marketing strategist and creative consultant in Toronto. Over the last 9 years he's worked as a digital marketing manager in an agency setting, at home, and abroad. His experience is diverse ranging from organic SEO and paid search management to long form copywriting and info product creation. His specialties include local SEO, lead generation, and WordPress-based website development. Elijah has developed forward-thinking search strategies for leadings brands including Honda, Toyota, Porter Airlines, Brookfield Properties, and the University of British Columbia.

  • Tara Wilkins

    Tara Wilkins

    Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, DIY Graphic Design for Digital Marketing

    Tara is the Director of Marketing and Sales at Camp Tech. When Tara is not at Camp Tech, you can find her fostering with The Annex Cat Rescue, co-hosting her Enneagram podcast or hosting meetups in Toronto on the Enneagram.

  • Richard Wong

    Richard Wong

    Online Marketing with Google Ads, Google Analytics

    Richard is the VP Marketing for #paid, one of the hottest startups in Toronto, and the leader within the world of influencer marketing. From the creative, analytics, and technology aspects of marketing, Richard has a diverse experience from the big brands of Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to leading technology companies (Google, 500px). Upon graduating from Ivey, he led recruiting efforts for the undergraduate program and launched a new specialized masters program, the Ivey MSc. Some of his past roles include BAND-AID Brand, Visine, J&J First Aid, Covergirl, as well as launching Think With Google (publishing the latest marketing research and digital trends with data reports and articles from Google). In his spare time, he’s an avid sports fan from rock climbing, basketball, snowboarding, a variety of intramural sports, and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.

  • Fatima Zaidi

    Fatima Zaidi

    CRM Tools

    Fatima Zaidi has had ten years of experience in Business Development/Sales, Marketing, and Strategy. Her expertise in sales effectiveness, and partnerships led her to the role as VP of Business Development for Eighty-Eight, a Toronto-based creative communications agency. Prior to Eighty-Eight she was Head of Business Development at retail company Rent frock Repeat (who were on Dragons Den in Season 7) and was responsible for the overall management of all strategic business development, marketing, and customer relationship activities nationwide. Fatima is a commentator for Global News, chair for the DYPB conference, and content writer for BetaKit, and Huffington Post. She was named Marketing Magazines top 30 under 30 marketers and brand developers for 2016.

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