Natalia Tikhonova, Commercial Photographer
About me: I am a curious person, I like to learn new things. Here in Canada, I’ve begun jogging, biking, camping, but not fishing yet :). My dream is to enjoy gardening, but it is just a dream because I don’t have time for it, since there is so much to do!
BIO: My career is commercial photography; I specialize in creating promotional pictures for catalogues, packaging, and websites. My experience in many kinds of advertising photography such as products, jewelry, food, interior, and fashion, helps me create unique styles for my clients’ businesses. I have been working with small businesses in Toronto for a number of years, because I find it delightful to see their growth.
Leon Khasminsky, Video Production Guru
About me: I enjoy my classic guitar, long rides on my motor bike, and scuba diving with sharks.
BIO: As a Professional Engineer P. Eng in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems by education, I found my passion in videography, or rather, in cinematography. Cinematographer is not just your average-Joe with a camera, but an artiste.
This presents the opportunity to embrace a challenge and execute my vision; from making the script to getting it on film, it requires me to adapt my creativity to the client’s desires and their budget.
Personal message: Before you dismiss your dreams, wait until they come true.
Alex Rakhmilevitch, SEO Magician & Company CEO
About me: I like biking, fishing, and joking. My dream is to buy a yacht and sail for a year long trip around the world.
BIO: I was born in Russia, made a career in Israel and brought my knowledge to Canada in 2008. I worked with everything from small businesses to huge corporations; my last job before moving to Canada was being a web-master of the largest Israeli bank, called Hapoalim. I’ve been passionate about the Internet and online projects since 1999.
Personal message: The first 30 years you work for your Business, next 30 years the Business works for You!
Olga Hutsul: PR & Social Media Wiz
About me: I am avid traveler and explorer of places, things and concepts in every sense. Inseparable from my camera. Compulsive blogger. Love the smell of library books.
Bio: Even though Master’s Degree in Linguistics has a reputation of being a liability and more of a handicap, it proves to be strangely useful when it comes to social media content creation. It just takes creating of never ending engaging presence in social media with images texts and videos to the whole new level. With background of working in Saatchi & Saatchi, with its fundamental approach in advertising, I cannot help but translate the classic advertising stunts into social media strategies and online marketing and give them a new voice on new platforms.
If I am not on Instagram, check my Facebook, if not maybe on Quora, if there is absolutely no social media ripples coming from me for about 30 minutes – then, most likely, am writing a new blogpost.
Personal message: Stick to things you enjoy doing – I bet the recognition will follow – if not – you will just end up with great memories – which is not the last thing in my books.
Edi Krakov, Marketing & Sales Manager.
About me: I really like music, it is an important part of me. I like to travel and enjoying life.
BIO: I’m MBA in Marketing and Advertising, with over 10 years of marketing and business management experience in executing strategic marketing plans, new market and customer development, cost reduction and risk mitigation and more, for small to medium companies in various industries.
Personal message: Life is too short! Enjoy it!
Stick to your dreams! Dreams come true!