Peak Communicators

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Vancouver

604.689.5559


Calgary

403.276.7860

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Meet The Team

Jess Verheyden
Account Coordinator

Sector experience

Natural resources, First Nations, real estate and development

Career background

Various communications roles with clients mainly in the mining and natural gas sectors.

Education

BA (Hon) in Communications, SFU (Burnaby, B.C.); MA in International Relations, IBEI (Barcelona, Spain); Certificate in Public Relations, BCIT (Vancouver, B.C.)

Furthest flung city you’ve lived in?

A previous employer had me based in Budapest for six months and I completed my master’s degree in Barcelona. While living in Europe both times I took advantage of cheap flights and short distances and travelled extensively.

Favourite part of Peak life

Variety! One day is always different from the next.

Career highlight

Witnessing history being made at our client the Squamish Nation’s news conference celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal victory over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Favourite BC pastime

Hiking! This past summer I hiked to the bottom of the West Lion (9.5-hour round-trip from Cypress). There was too much snow and I didn’t have gear to scramble the peak, but it was amazing to get so close to the iconic Lions!

Languages

Spanish (conversationally fluent)

Random fact

I log countless hours every month listening to audiobooks and podcasts. If I’m solo and driving, walking, running errands – I’m listening to something.