Our team members are savvy media professionals who have dedicated their careers to the healthy exchange of ideas and culture. Combining extensive, inter-generational expertise in public relations, political consulting, marketing, broadcasting and journalism with connections in Montreal, Toronto and across North America, we will have your back, through thick and thin.
Dan is the co-founder of TNKR Media, a public relations consultant and occasional political commentator. He is a former journalist and editor with nearly 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 like the Montreal Gazette. When off-duty, Dan enjoys cooking, cycling or hiking in Quebec's Laurentian mountains, and tending to his canine daughter, Poppy.
A lifelong proponent of putting one's best foot forward - both literally and figuratively - Jessica began her professional life in fashion, managing multinational womenswear brands for a top Canadian clothing distributor. But her heart was always with the family business, and as the third generation at Edgewood Florist, she helped shepherd it for over a decade. Jessica also has experience in the music industry, with a stint as office manager and ego-soother par excellence for former indie label Galactique Recordings. She also acts as TNKR's editor-in-chief and CFO, is a devoted dogmother to rescue pup Arthur Lee, and maintains that the Barbie doll is one of the world's great feminist icons.
Bonnie is an experienced communicator who lectures at the marketing schools of both Concordia and McGill universities. She has been working in municipal, provincial and federal politics for over 15 years, as a town councillor and chief of staff to a federal Member of Parliament. Energetic is one word used safely to describe Bonnie, and she has harnessed that energy into her 35 years of community involvement, volunteering for over 20 different organizations. Her strategic analysis, planning and big picture insight can help guide your public activities, and her organizational skills are second to none! In her spare time, Bonnie practices yoga, scuba diving and skiing.
Robert started in journalism during the 2011 federal election in the parliamentary bureau of a major Canadian newspaper chain. He’s since spent time as a wire reporter and editor, before striking out on his own path. Since then, he’s worked across the industry, online, on-air, and in print. He’s a regular political commentator and occasional media critic. Robert writes longform and shortfrom, and his name has appeared in publications you’ve heard of (and one or two you may not have). Someday, he’ll give it a rest on Twitter, but that day has yet to come. When he isn’t pounding away at his keyboard, he spends his days mediating disputes between his large-sized dog, Lady Bird, and his two normal-sized cats, Winston and George.
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 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 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.
Christopher is the Director of Communications for Humane Society International/Canada, a nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Montreal. He is a former current affairs radio producer with both the CBC and CJAD radio, and can be heard ocassionally as an on-air contributor for CHOM 97.7FM (resident "vinyl guy"). Christopher is 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.
A relentlessly positive attitude, acting credits in Hollywood and plenty of hard work propelled this British export to make it big in North America, becoming one of Montreal’s most beloved Anglo media personalities. Orla, a Kent native, is a graduate of Bournemouth University, with an Honors degree in Hospitality Management and International Marketing. She is known for her work as a Montreal entertainment reporter with Bell Media (CHOM, CJAD 800, TSN 690 and Virgin Radio 96). She currently co-hosts the Now Trending radio show on CJAD 800. Orla was the glamorous co-host and fashion reporter with Mosé Persico on CTV’s 'Entertainment Spotlight.' Her voice echoes around the world as the official voice of Air France, and also lends her talent to multinationals like Porsche, Jaguar and others. She is a new mummy to George and Chloe, and golden labs Lulu and Mia.
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