About

Founded in 2012, TNKR Media is a public relations and content marketing firm that specializes in business communications for the professional services.

Our media veterans efficiently guide leaders through content plans designed to create long-term utility and value for an organization or personal brand.

The TNKR Approach

Calm, studious and forward-thinking. We believe strongly in the importance of both intellectual freedom and civil discourse.

TNKR consultants are great listeners and want to understand your vision. They have extensive experience working inside of major Canadian media organizations since an intimate knowledge of journalistic standards and practices is essential to the success of both our public relations and content divisions, helping to avoid common missteps and encouraging a healthy exchanges of ideas in both traditional and social media.

While the news can be unpredictable, our interdisciplinary approach will help leaders navigate an increasingly complex media landscape.

We will help you see the forest for the trees.

Our Media Experts

Dan Delmar

Managing Partner, Communications

Delmar is a content and public relations strategist, and occasional political commentator. He is a former journalist and editor with over 20 years’ experience in print, radio, television and digital media. Delmar contributes to Bell Media outlets like CJAD 800 Montreal, Newstalk 1010 Toronto and CTV News Channel; his recent writings can be found in Postmedia newspapers, and magazines like Quillette and Inside Policy. When off-duty, Dan enjoys cooking, cycling or hiking in Quebec’s Laurentian mountains, and tending to his canine companion, Poppy.

Jessica Mailas

Managing Partner, Operations

Jessica began her professional life in fashion, managing multinational womenswear brands for a top Canadian clothing distributor, joining TNKR Media as a project manager in 2014; she now co-leads the group as Managing Partner, Operations. Her heart also remains with the family business, a florist established in Montreal’s west end since 1956, where she continues to play an integral role. In her spare time, she enjoys pub lunches, silent films, and the antics of her rescue dog, Arthur Lee.

CHRISTOPHER Paré

SENIOR CONTENT
SPECIALIST

Christopher is a writer, cat lover and recently served as national media lead for an international animal welfare organization. He is a former current affairs radio producer with both the CBC and CJAD radio. Christopher has been an industrious freelance writer, and has a small speaking role in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (“Rowdy College Kid”). His cat, Hamachi, is fuzzy and soft.

ADAM SHAPIRO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, PODCASTING

Adam is a veteran audio producer who managed beloved local and nationally syndicated radio shows at Montreal’s historic CJAD 800 (Bell Media) and at NPR’s largest affiliate WNYC. He’s gone on to craft highly produced, narrative podcasts for iHeartRadio and BackStory. Adam loves finding the heart of a story; the moments of surprise, challenge and delight. When Adam isn’t working on your story, he can be found running along the Lachine Canal, or complaining about running.

Fernando Gelso

Technical
Director

Fernando is an expert in all things audio. A native of Argentina, he began his professional career as a musician while dabbling in acting. With experience playing in various bands across multiple genres, Fernando landed gigs performing at the iconic Montreal International Jazz Festival. He is a graduate of the sound design and production program at Montreal’s Vanier College and was a technical producer for Bell Media radio stations, including CJAD 800, Virgin Radio and CHOM. When he’s not working on new music, Fernando can be found reading up on science and technology.

Tanya Chandik

Producer

Tanya is a graduate from the University of Toronto’s political science program and a professional dancer. Her academic background combined with her on-field sports marketing expertise makes her uniquely qualified to lead TNKR’s Thinkmates street team. A former radio producer and brand ambassador, Tanya is also an budding fashion entrepreneur. She brings a creative eye, analytical thinking and the organizational skills to boldly but responsibly represent your brand at street level. In her little spare time, Tanya teaches dance to children and makes her own clothing.

Niru Kumar

Host and Producer

Niru is a lawyer and broadcaster who marches to the beat of her own drum. She’s anchored current affairs programs on Rogers TV in Ontario, hosted Intersections on CBC Radio nationally, and written extensively on identity and cultural issues. Curiosity and passion drive Niru’s work, and she will bring a fresh perspective to her new TNKR Media podcast series Desiland, about modern Desi life in North America. In her spare time, Niru is happiest when spending time with her family, connecting with inspiring people or belting out rock tunes with Voices Rock Canada.

Orla Johannes

Host and announcer

A relentlessly positive attitude, acting credits in Hollywood and plenty of hard work made this British export one of Montreal’s most beloved anglophone media personalities. A Kent native, Orla is a graduate of Bournemouth University in Hospitality Management and International Marketing, and has hosted many Montreal entertainment programs. She currently co-hosts Now Trending on CJAD 800 Montreal. Her voice also echoes around the world as an official Air France announcer, and also lends her vocal talents to multinationals like Porsche and Jaguar. She is a mummy to George and Chloe, and golden labs Lulu and Mia.

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