OUR TEAM

Andrew WagarCEO & Owner
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Andrew has spent more than 18 years tirelessly promoting brands in the USA & Canada. He founded SWERVEPR in 2010, launching the country’s first-ever cross-Canada co-operative media tour program.

Jennifer La RoseCOO & Owner
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Jennifer has over 15 years of experience within corporate firms, focused on product marketing & management. She brings a remarkable knowledge of leadership management trends.

Marnie IvanichAccount Director
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Marnie brings more than 15 years of industry experience with an extensive background in the consumer & lifestyle category, having worked with a number of top brand names. She is Mom to a busy little girl & has a severe addiction to popcorn.

Wesley LeBeauMedia Relations Director
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Wesley is a media/communication professional with over 7 years experience, working at major Canadian networks like Global Television, TVOntario & Alliance Atlantis.

Bonnie DaviesOffice Manager
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Bonnie is an administrative professional with a focus on office management & promoting a positive workplace culture. She has produced digital marketing campaigns & managed communities across multiple social media channels.

Laura WallarAccount Manager
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Laura is a media/communication professional with over 6 years experience, working at major Canadian publishers including HarperCollins Canada, The Walrus & Ryerson University.

Laura GambinoAccount Manager
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Laura is a driven PR professional with several years of experience working alongside the biggest names in the toy industry. She has previously executed social media campaigns & strategies to maximize SEO.

Victoria BettencourtAccount Manager
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Victoria is a passionate Public Relations professional with over 2 years experience, primarily in boutique PR agencies. Victoria specializes in executing media relations strategies specifically for beauty, lifestyle, & tech consumer products.

Andrea McGrathCommunity Manager
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Andrea is a digital media strategist with a background in broadcast, PR, & several community management certifications under her belt, Andrea develops & drives creative digital led programs for our clients.

Kate MurphyNew Business Development Specialist
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Kate is a New Business Development Specialist with strong fashion & beauty marketing experience. She has garnered the attention of international beauty brands through her work as an editor of Beauty RSVP.

Raechel RoganowiczNew Business Development Specialist
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Raechel is a New Business Development Specialist with over 8 years of marketing experience in various industries. Raechel has a strong interest in technology & toy products. She is focused on client relationship building & developing new partnerships specific to consumer technology & toy brands.

Jenna IlliesMedia Relations Specialist
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Jenna Illies is a media relations specialist who spent 8 years working as a publicist in the book publishing industry before joining SWERVEPR.

Tamara SestanjMedia Relations Specialist
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Tamara is an enthusiastic & determined individual with a background in journalism & public relations. Tamara manages, as well as books segments, for both our satellite & ground USA media tours.

Rita CommissoHR Specialist
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Rita is an expert in recruitment, human resources and customer service from the staffing and banking industries. Rita’s over 10 years of experience includes working with Randstad Canada, BMO & TD Canada Trust.

Kimia MoslemiPR Specialist
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Kimia is an experienced Public Relations professional with a penchant for all things lifestyle & technology. She brings a creative edge to the table & has successfully executed programs for several top tech, beauty, fashion & toy clients.

Emily RendellMedia Relations Assistant
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Emily is a communications professional who knows how to get things done. Hard work along with her repository of creative capabilities contribute to her success in whatever challenges she faces. Emily coordinates the logistics & marketing of our Media Tour programs.

Scott CrawfordSales Assistant
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Scott is a sales professional that brings experience from several different industries with a strong interest in consumer tech products. He adds support to the sales team on the administrative side and he enjoys delivering quality customer service and building long term relationships to enhance quality brands.

Grace HyslopPR Coordinator
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Grace is a dynamic & creative PR strategist with a Bachelor of Public Relations from Conestoga College. She has contributed expertise to several successful tech & toy campaigns within the USA and Canada.

Jennifer NagyPR Coordinator
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Jennifer is a creative individual with a background in public relations and corporate communications. She has worked with several lifestyle & consumer electronics brands, executing detailed media relations strategies & outreach practices to secure national coverage for various clients.

Jaclyn TambossoPR Coordinator
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Jaclyn is a creative and hard-working public relations coordinator with a flair for creativity and passion for change. With a certificate in public relations from Humber College, Jackie has worked with several entertainment, food and beverage and lifestyle brands. She enjoys creating original content and tailoring any pitch to gain the interest of her client’s target audience.

Monika SkrobekSocial Media Coordinator
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Monika is a creative and motivated social media coordinator with a background in Advertising and Marketing and has a strong interest in all things digital. She is focused on expanding our clients social media platforms and bringing success to their brands.

Madison BiancucciPR Intern
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Madison is a recent graduate from McMaster University with a degree in labour studies and a certificate in business. She is looking to utilize her business background and expand her knowledge and experience within the field of PR.

Paige RyanPR Intern
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Paige is a Public Relations intern with a background in fashion and lifestyle communications. She is looking to utilize her education and experience, while expanding her knowledge of the toy and tech industry.