Ardith Freethy

President

FUN FACTS

> I have a road named after my family – Freethy Road in Nottawasaga, ON

> I cannot file my nails with a nail file – the sensation is too much!

> My biggest fear? Frogs!

Barbara Cairns

Director of Operations

FUN FACTS

> Love to cook and feed people so enjoy experimenting with old recipes and trying new ones…current favourite cookbook is Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Simple’.

> Fall is my absolute favourite time of year…love long walks and hearing the crunch of the leaves underfoot.

> Yoga and meditation keep me (mostly) balanced and calm but sometimes red wine may also be added to the mix.

Janet Bursey

Director of Business Administration

FUN FACTS

> My hobby is shopping – “It’s all about the hunt for those deals”

> I taught Ballroom Dancing

> I won a trip on the radio to the Royal Wedding (William & Kate)



Karen Gislason

Accountant

FUN FACTS

> Favourite pastime: scrolling MLS listings

> Love starting the day with a refreshing shower & a strong coffee

> Favourite travel destination: Italy

Teri McKinnon

Account Director

FUN FACTS

> Downtown city girl turned country

> Beginner mountain biker

> Global adventurer (trekked Nepal, sailed with RCN and surfed Down Under)

Manon Dicaire

Product Development Manager

FUN FACTS

> Love yoga and pizza – especially enjoyed in that order on the same evening

> Still on my bucket list are Ephesus, Galapagos Islands and Prince Edward Island

> My guilty pleasure is buying a gossip magazine (i.e. In Touch, Hello Canada, People) at the airport for a flight and passing it along to a fellow passenger or a flight attendant before disembarking



Chris Attard

Product Development Manager

FUN FACTS

> My guilty pleasures are Vodka Martinis (shaken, not stirred), charcuterie boards and Netflix binge-watching. Throw pizza into the mix and I’m in heaven.

> I always seem to get asked for directions, yet I am so very directionally challenged. I can’t live without Google maps and fear any corn maze. Nevermind north or south, just tell me whether it's right or left.

> I love cooking and can make a mean eggplant parmesan and cheese manicotti.

Jodi Naftel

Product Development Manager

FUN FACTS

> Wanderlust enthusiast / adventure seeker

> Lived in Australia for a year

> Passion for live music and sports montages

Léah Cournoyer

Account Manager

FUN FACTS

> My first “vehicle” was a Katana Suzuki 500 motorcycle; let’s just say my mother wasn’t impressed

> I was a ski instructor in Whistler BC, Thredbo Australia and Verbier Switzerland

> I have trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru and successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa



Meaghan Trueland

Account Manager

FUN FACTS

> Lived in Bermuda for 7 1/2 years

> My love & obsession for dogs led me to starting my own dog sitting business

> I am an avid baker with my best baked goods made by not following recipes

Jenna Reid

Account Manager

FUN FACTS

> I travelled for 3 months in 2018 eating my way through beautiful Japan and sunny Spain

> I’m a Tone It Up girl! Share. Love. Inspire. Sweat.

> Favourite band? ETID. Solo artist? Beyoncé.

Jackie Dunn

Account Manager

FUN FACTS

> I was right handed as a baby but copied my older brother and became left handed

> My dream trip is an African Safari

> My guilty pleasures are practically any reality TV show and Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies.



Stephanie Paul

Account Coordinator

FUN FACTS

> Coffee & popcorn are my weakness

> I am obsessed with Christmas

> I can’t do anything or go anywhere without my Chapstick

April Kolar

Air Transportation Manager

FUN FACTS

> Travelled to Egypt to see the Pyramids

> Loves British TV

> Guilty pleasure: shortbread cookies

Claudia Cariceo

Accounting Coordinator

FUN FACTS

> When I became a Canadian citizen, my Communiqué family came to support me

> I throw the best Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

> I love being adventurous & experiencing new things



Working with the Communiqué team is like working with an extended part of our team. Its great to work with a company that can offer more than just event planning. The team at Communiqué ensures they drive your company vision and deliver your expectations. The team is able to take an idea and transform it into a stellar experience.