Meet the Team of iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA

Bonnie Derry

Bonnie Derry

CEO/Owner

For the last 23 and a half years I’ve dedicated myself to the success of our business with the help of our amazing team. For exercise I ride horses to lose weight. So far my horse has lost 15 lbs.
Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

President of iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA and iNFOnews.ca

Peter has been living the dream since he joined us in August, 2017. He has put his professional hockey career on hold (or so he says) just to help out here and there once in a while.

Jason Kezama

Jason Kezama

Chief Financial Officer

I love the Okanagan, enjoy summers, hiking, golf, hockey and travelling. Moved from rainy Vancouver 8 years ago and would never go back. Jason has been with us since November 2018.

District Sales Managers

Tanya Federici

Tanya Federici

District Sales Manager

Tanya has lived in Kelowna for 10+ years, after living in the lower mainland of BC all her life. Tanya has been with iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA since August of 2011, and a District Sales Manager since 2016.

Tanya can be reached at 1-250-215-7079.

Ken Guenther

Ken Guenther

District Sales Manager

Ken’s worked with several major media companies throughout his 25-plus year career all over Western Canada. He brings a wealth of traditional and new media sales experience to the iNFOTEL team. Personal interests include boating, boating and more boating .. I guess he moved to the right place in Canada.

Ken has been with us since April 2017 and can be reached at 1-250-212-4129

Kim Annis

Kim Annis

District Sales Manager

Kim has been with us since February 2019. Fueled by coffee and bagels, and the drive to get the most traction for your business… anyone else suddenly have a craving for Timmy’s Drive-through? Kim prides himself in educating the customer and building long term relationships. And puns. Let’s talk business over coffee sometime, you donut want to miss this opportunity!

Kim can be reached at 1-250-572-0389

Tom Hay

Tom Hay

District Sales Manager In Training

I moved to Kelowna almost 2 years ago after doing my time in Alberta for 6 years and so happy that I did. I am a top performing manager with multiple companies for the last 18 years. I enjoy going snowboarding, playing sports and spending time with my wife & 3 kids. I believe that if you take care of your customers and employees, you’ll have a very successful career. Tom has been with us since January 2021.

He can be reached at 1-250-713-0306.

Regional Account Executives

Rick LeBlanc

Rick LeBlanc

Regional Account Executive

Rick has been with us since the dawn of time in January, 2001, and can be seen busting dance moves during all long weekends.

Rick can be reached at 1-250-869-2514

Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly

Regional Account Executive

Jim is one of iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA’s senior reps. In his own words, he’s been selling advertising in one capacity or another ‘since God was a baby’. Jim has been with us since June 2003.

Jim can be reached at 1-866-810-8644

Tami Bjornson

Tami Bjornson

Regional Account Executive

Tami is a self-proclaimed iNFOnews-ologist and has been with us since January, 2012.

Tami can be reached at 1-778-363-7666

Aaron Himelson

Aaron Himelson

Regional Account Executive

Aaron has worked in marketing and advertising for over 13 years, and has been with us since April 2019. He started his career as a radio personality before making the switch to sales. Aaron loves working with businesses and helping them grow. Meeting new people on a daily basis is what makes his job so much fun. He looks forward to meeting you.

Aaron can be reached at 1-250-309-7321

Evan Parrott

Evan Parrott

Regional Account Executive

Evan has been with us since April 2019. He loves to read fantasy novels, AND has even self-published one he’s written! 

Evan can be reached at 1-250-274-7205

Tiffany Weiss

Tiffany Weiss

Regional Account Executive

Tiffany has been with us since March 2020. Tiffany can be reached at 1-778-363-1958

Anthony Kneller

Anthony Kneller

Regional Account Executive

A true global nomad, Anthony has worked around the world developing companies in technology. He has represented Canada in sport, is a qualified Personal trainer and Cancer Exercise specialist, and volunteers with youth sports clubs. Anthony enjoys the simple pleasures of life, including wine and charcuterie. Anthony has been with us since March 2020.

Anthony can be reached at 1-778-317-7245

Alfred Ortiz Chasman

Alfred Ortiz Chasman

Regional Account Executive

A Multimedia pioneer with decades of experience in Film, Animation, Design and Web Development, has been partnering his expertise with a multitude of businesses in Canada and abroad to bring them success. An avid reader that is always eager to learn about a new philosophy or a new language, also enjoys dancing, sailing and motorcycle racing.

Alfred has been with us since May 2020. He can be reached at 604-362-6203

Layne Clarke

Layne Clarke

Regional Account Executive

Layne has lived in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and recently the north BC coast. When not focused on helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, he enjoys groovin’ on the keys with like-minded musicians in the genres of funk and rock.

Layne has been with us since June 2020. He can be reached at 1-250-819-5617

Stephen Ruzsa

Stephen Ruzsa

Regional Account Executive

Love the outdoors, in the summer you will find me on the beach throwing a frisbee. Love all animals, enjoy cooking and a good bottle of wine. Not much for TV but I sure love getting my country on. Stephen has been with us since November 2020.

He can be reached at (778) 931-0133

Blake Ouellet

Blake Ouellet

Regional Account Executive

Blake graduated from the UBC-Okanagan in June 2015 with a BA in English Literature and History. Since then, he’s found a passion for building relationships with businesses and business owners across the Okanagan. He joined us in November 2020. Blake can be reached at (250) 575-3997

Dylan Cunningham

Dylan Cunningham

Regional Account Executive

Born and raised in Alberta, Dylan feels he has sufficiently paid his dues and has now made the move to raise his family in the beautiful Okanagan, which he has always considered his home. Proud parent of two beautiful little girls, in his free time you can find Dylan being a kid again and actively playing with them. Dylan has been with us since January 2021.

He can be reached at 250-462-9577

Scott Murray

Scott Murray

Regional Account Executive

Scott brings almost 20 years of experience in the world of software and services sales. With a Diploma in Business Information Systems Development, Scott brings a unique perspective to Sales and Account Management. When not introducing new digital services to his customers, Scott can be seen on the golf course or out walking his dogs (Jasper and Max) around town. Scott Murray has been with us since January 2021.

He can be reached at 1-778-392-5118

Lindsay Jewell

Lindsay Jewell

Regional Account Executive

Lindsay Jewell is a born-and-raised Kamloopian. She moved to the mountains near Calgary, Alberta for 15 years but her heart led her back to this gorgeous place we call home. She has a stunning 4 year old daughter and adores spending every second she can with her family and friends. In her spare time she loves hot yoga, walking and hiking. Lindsay has been with us since January 2021.

She can be reached at 1-250-899-4024

Accounting Department

Stefanie Ruedebusch

Stefanie Ruedebusch

Accounting Assistant

Stefanie has been with us since September 2020. She arrived from Germany 3 years ago with a backpack and a one-way-ticket, and never went back. She likes Heavy Metal, her cat and fishing.

Stefanie can be reached at 250-260-7776 ext 110.

Office Staff

Danielle Minard

Danielle Minard

Office Manager

Danielle has been with us since August 2014. She’s another one of those Sasky imports and a national Hobby Horse Champion. If she isn’t in her office, she can be found at one of the many hockey rinks across the province.

Danielle can be reached at 1-800-599-5399

Louise Gordon

Louise Gordon

Leads Assistant

Louise has been with us since August 1996. She loves the outdoors, snowshoeing and the colour yellow.

Louise can be reached at 1-800-599-5399

Kate Carter

Kate Carter

Operations Assistant

Kate has been with us since May 2007. She is anxiously awaiting her lotto win and planning her retirement on a tropical beach.

Kate can be reached at 1-800-599-5399

Web Department

Dell Meredith

Dell Meredith

Corporate Development Manager and iNFOTEL.ca webmaster – includes the iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA Business Directory and www.iNFOnews.ca

My passion outside of work is CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and spending time and enjoying the Okanagan with family and friends. Dell has been with us since November 2006.

Dell can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 105

Jason Poitras

Jason Poitras

Web Department Manager

JP has a passion for continual learning and loves talking about Electric Cars, SpaceX and anything related to nerdy tech stuff. Ask him about SEO, one of his favorite topics. JP has been with us since July 2019. 🚀

Jason Poitras can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 107

Sue Rooks

Sue Rooks

Web Project Coordinator

Sue joined in December 2019. She moved to the Okanagan from the East Coast in 2017 and is an avid skier, mountain biker, and squash player.

Sue can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 114

Jason Peters

Jason Peters

Website Developer

Jason has been with us since June 2014. 

“Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it.” – Drax the Destroyer

Jason Peters can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 102

Terra Winter

Terra Winter

Content Writer

Terra started writing for iNFOTEL MULTIMEDIA in April 2016, bringing a background of English literature and pro-blogging to the team. She loves to watch gifs of her fav writer – Snoopy.

Terra can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 113

Sierra Krog

Sierra Krog

Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Sierra has been with us since April 2019. This history buff can be found spending time with her horse Kahli, kickboxing, dancing, playing slo-pitch, or cuddling any dog she can find.

Sierra can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 106

Alex Turner

Alex Turner

Digital Marketing Assistant

Alex has been with us since October 2018. She likes to keep active through running, the gym and snowboarding; spending time with her three dogs (Indie, Kita & Bug) and binge watching crime documentaries.

Alex can be reached at 1-250-689-5585

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Website Developer

Mark is the newest member of the team, joining us in September 2020. He is actively pursing a career in programming. Mark is passionate about learning, building applications and going to the gym daily to stay in shape.

He can be reached at 1-800-599-5399 ext 113

Sterling Dickie

Sterling Dickie

Website Developer

Sterling has been with us since 2016.

Sterling can be reached at 1-800-599-5399

Drew Weber

Drew Weber

Web Designer/Developer Assistant

Drew joined us in July 2020. He is currently completing his degree in Computer Science at TRU-Kamloops. Drew enjoys strategy and card games, animals, theories, and folklore. He likes to keep himself up to date on technology! Drew is inspired by Director James Cameron: “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”

Drew can be reached at 1-250-260-7776 ext 105

Distribution and Directory

Mandy Boltwood

Mandy Boltwood

Distribution Manager

Mandy has been with us since August 2017. An artist in several mediums and an avid supporter of local live music, Mandy plays the ukulele for both fun and for senior citizens!

Mandy can be reached at 1-250-718-4639

Penny Greger

Penny Greger

Graphic Arts Coordinator

Penny has been here longer than the business (since 1993). She enjoys crafting, gardening and reading.

News Team

Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones

Managing Editor

Marshall may call West Kelowna home, but after 16 years in local news and 14 in the Okanagan, he knows better than to tell readers in other communities what is “news’ to them. As our newsroom leader since 2012, his job is making our reporters better, ensuring accuracy, fairness and meeting the highest standards of journalism.

Marshall can be reached at 1-250-718-2724

Howard Alexander

Howard Alexander

Editor

Howard has been a reporter, news anchor, talk show host and news director, first in Saskatchewan and then the Okanagan. He moved his family to Vernon in the 90s and has been with us since 2013.

Howard can be reached at 1-250-309-5343

Kathy Michaels

Kathy Michaels

Editor

Kathy Michaels has been an Okanagan-based journalist for more than a decade, working for community papers along the valley and beyond. She’s won provincial and national awards in business, news and feature writing and says that her love for telling a good story rivals only her fondness for turning a good phrase. Kathy has been with us since May 2019.

Kathy can be reached at 1-250-718-0428

Carli Berry

Carli Berry

Weekend Editor

Carli Berry has been telling stories in the Okanagan for the past three years and after finding her footing in the newspaper industry, joined the Infonews team in January 2020. Recipient of the 2019 MA Murray award for feature writing, Carli is passionate about stories that involve housing, business and the environment. Born on Vancouver Island, she is happy to say Okanagan Lake reminds, her slightly, of the ocean. Carli can be reached at 1 -250-864-7494

Steve Arstad

Steve Arstad

Reporter

Steve has been telling it like it is in the South Okanagan for more than 12 years, with a particular passion for history. He is a two-time Ma Murray newspaper award nominee, one for investigative journalism and one for photography. Steve has been with us since 2014.

Steve A can be reached at 1-250-488-3065

Ben Bulmer

Ben Bulmer

Reporter

Ben has been with us since July 2018.

Ben can be reached at 1-250-309-5230

Rob Munro

Rob Munro

Reporter

Rob Munro has a long history in journalism after starting an underground newspaper in Whitehorse called the Yukon Howl in 1980. He came to Kelowna in 1989 as a reporter for the Kelowna Daily Courier, and spent the 1990s mostly covering city hall. For 20 years he worked full time for the union representing newspaper workers throughout B.C. He’s returned to his true love of being a reporter with a special focus on civic politics. Rob has been with us since April 2019.

Rob Munro can be reached at 1-250-808-0413

Levi Landry

Levi Landry

Reporter

Levi is a recent graduate of the Communications, Culture, & Journalism program at Okanagan College and is now based in Kamloops. After living in BC for over four years, he finds the blue collar and neighbourly environment in the Thompson reminds him of home in Saskatchewan. Levi, who has previously been published in Kelowna’s Daily Courier, is passionate about stories focussed on both social issues and peoples’ experiences in their local community. Levi joined us in January 2021.

If you have a story or tips to share, you can reach Levi at 250-819-3723

Darren Rathwell

Darren Rathwell

Reporter

Whether it be print, broadcast, or online, Darren’s journalism career has spanned several years and three provinces, most recently as a news producer at GlobalBC. A change of experience was in order however, and a return to his roots as a community reporter is an opportunity Darren had to seize, allowing him to bring light to important issues with an ‘on the ground’ approach. Darren has been with us since January 2021.

For a fair and balanced look at your story, you can reach Darren at (250) 819-6089

Jennifer Schell

Jennifer Schell

Host of iNwine

Jennifer Schell is a highly acclaimed food and wine author, photojournalist and former editor of BC Food & Wine Trails Magazine.

Jennifer can be reached at 1-250-469-4549

2020 Award Winners

DSM of the Year – 2020

DSM of the Year – 2020

Tanya Federici

Support Manager of the Year – 2020

Support Manager of the Year – 2020

Danielle Minard

Senior Regional Account Executive of the Year – 2020

Senior Regional Account Executive of the Year – 2020

Rick LeBlanc

Support Person of the Year – 2020

Support Person of the Year – 2020

Sue Rooks

News Person of the Year – 2020

News Person of the Year – 2020

Steve Arstad

Sub-Contractor of the Year – 2020

Sub-Contractor of the Year – 2020

Jennifer Schell

2019 Award Winners

DSM of the Year – 2019

DSM of the Year – 2019

Tanya Federici

Support Manager of the Year – 2019

Support Manager of the Year – 2019

Danielle Minard

Senior Regional Account Executive of the Year – 2019

Senior Regional Account Executive of the Year – 2019

Tami Bjornson

Support Person of the Year – 2019

Support Person of the Year – 2019

Kate Carter

News Person of the Year – 2019

News Person of the Year – 2019

Ben Bulmer

Sub-Contractor of the Year – 2019

Sub-Contractor of the Year – 2019

Alex Turner

2018 Award Winners

District Sales Manager of the Year

District Sales Manager of the Year

Tami Bjornson

Senior Regional Account Executive of the Year

Senior Regional Account Executive of the Year

Jim Kelly