They say, “behind every great organization is someone to keep it well organized”. Well, maybe that’s just us.

  • Avery Swartz

    Founder & CEO

    Avery is a Toronto-based entrepreneur and expert in digital strategy. She is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, and also leads a boutique web studio. When she’s not busy making websites or expanding Camp Tech across Canada, Avery teaches students the business of interactive design at Humber College, acts as a digital advisor to a number of charities (including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation), and co-hosts the Gather North retreat for women who make the web.

  • Tara Wilkins

    Marketing & Admin Manager

    Tara oversees marketing and runs the day-to-day operations at Camp Tech. She is passionate about connecting people with learning resources and she believes that learning should be fun, non-intimidating and hands-on, especially when it comes to technology. When Tara is not at Camp Tech, you can find her curating weekly events for The Makers Nation, fostering kitties with The Annex Cat Rescue and delivering workshops for the Toronto Youth Job Corps program at West Neighbourhood House.

  • Shatha Al-Husseini

    City Manager, Toronto

    Shatha is an artist, community organizer, and anxiety-banishing ninja. When she isn't creating, she's coordinating awesome events and curating inspiring spaces. Her work/life revolves around justice-driven innovation, collaborative learning, and lots of food. Shatha is rooted in the belief that our ability to create and be creative is a superpower we all posses – one she is hell-bent on using for wildly transformative purposes. Outside of Camp Tech, she hangs out with Outburst! and plans elaborate food adventures with Rooted.

  • Kurtis Stewart

    City Manager, Vancouver

    Kurtis is a self proclaimed Efficiency Architect born and bred in Vancouver, BC. Simply put: he makes everything run smoothly. He wears many hats in his day to day life including Project Manager, Business Consultant, Pitching Mentor, Non-Profit Webmaster, and Freelance Photographer. When he’s not hoisting a camera of his own, he’s teaching others to use theirs properly at Langara College. It may seem like Kurtis is all work and no play but in between work and juggling many volunteer positions he enjoys coaching Ultimate frisbee and cycling around the city.

  • Jessica Hacker

    City Manager, Ottawa

    A former web developer with over a decade of high-tech and non-profit experience, Jessica provides consulting for small business and non-profits. From technology to executive consultancy, Jessica can appreciate from all sides how difficult it can be to stay current with today’s technologies. Born and raised in Ottawa, Jessica has a passion for community and loves bringing people together. An avid volunteer, cyclist and friend, her motto is “live with empathy – it is quite simply the best way to navigate the world and easily the greatest gift we give.”

  • Sean King

    Digital Marketing Associate

    Sean is a digital marketing professional with a specialty in small businesses and arts organizations. He believes that proper marketing, branding, and PR should be available to any business or group. He enjoys helping people and businesses develop their online brands and voices. Sean is also a composer of music for film and TV, a multi-instrumentalist, comedy writer, and wine enthusiast.

  • Hema Ransingh

    Workshop Facilitator, Toronto

    Hema is a freelancer 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.

  • Jocelyn Courneya

    Digital Marketing & PR Assistant

    Jocelyn is a communications and global studies student at the University of Ottawa. Outside of lectures, Jocelyn is active in the Ottawa PR and communications community, volunteering with IABC's Ottawa chapter, and leading in her role as president of the University of Ottawa's PR Association. She is passionate about new media, and discovering new ways for writing and telling stories. Currently, Jocelyn works as an apprentice and organizer for the uOttawa Digital Stoyrteller's guild. In her free time, Jocelyn can be found on the hunt for Ottawa's best cup of coffee.