Peak Communicators
August 6, 2015

Max Lindenthaller

 

Max is one of the elite cameramen in British Columbia.

For five years Max shot TV news for BCTV’s NewsHour, plus sports and current affairs programs. For more then 30 years, Max has worked as a freelance director of photography, focusing mainly on long and short form documentaries, corporate work, promotional videos, and commercials.

August 6, 2015

Deb Adams

 

Deb has been writing and producing television commercials, corporate videos and television programs for more than 20 years. From multi-media interactive to 21-hour Telethons, Deb’s production portfolio continues to grow as technology changes.

Deb was a writer at Palmer Jarvis / DDB Advertising and, for the past 12 years, has been a writer / producer with a loyal client base.

Deb is also the winner of three Television Bureau of Canada Awards (for commercial production) and two BC Association of Broadcaster Awards.

July 30, 2015

Rich Lam

 

Rich is an award winning professional photographer based in Vancouver, BC. With more than 15 years’ experience, Rich specializes in sports, editorial and corporate photography.

Rich freelances for such clients as Getty Images, The Canadian Press, USA Today, Russell Peters and a variety of magazines, daily newspapers and corporate clients. His images have appeared worldwide.

When working with clients, Rich is known for his ability to understand his client’s message and present it in a photograph. He is quick to adapt to the changing surroundings and document what is happening around him. Whether it is a riot, a championship game or a wedding, his images tell a story.

Rich has also worked at the Vancouver, London and Sochi Olympic games as a Venue Photo Manager, organizing logistics and aiding the photographers covering the games.

July 30, 2015

Jonathan Cruz

 

Jonathan is a photographer who has over 20 years’ experience shooting commercial, fashion and lifestyle photography.

His clients include Panago Pizza, Warner Music, BMG, CBC, QLT, Peter Wall and Bob Rennie.

Some of his recent works include the VFD Celebrity Cookbook for which he captured the likes of Jamie Oliver, Colin James, Kristen Kreuk, Trevor Linden and Michael Bublé.

July 30, 2015

Gabriel Colome

 

Gabriel is a videographer. His skillset includes directing, cinematography, producing, writing and editing content.

As an award winning director and cinematographer, Gabriel is currently producing a satirical political TV series, a feature film titled “Seasons”, and a documentary following the lives of world music artists Kamran and Hooman.

Other clients include Lamborghini, Kiewit Flatiron, Hastings Race Park, Vancity and Rize Alliance.

He received his diploma in film studies from Capilano University, and obtained his diploma in Broadcast Media Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Gabriel is also a part-time studies instructor at BCIT.

July 27, 2015

Alyn Edwards

Specialization

Media training, media relations, issues and crisis communications, video production

Career background

Newspaper and TV reporter for 30 years, followed by 18 years in PR

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English from York University

Volunteer experience

Director and Chair of the Communications Committee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C.

If you wrote an autobiography, what would you call it?

I didn’t do it all but I sure tried

Furthest flung city you’ve lived in?

Toronto

Favourite part of Peak life

The team attitude that delivers amazing results

Career highlights

Starting Peak with my two co-partners and winning the PR Daily Award for crisis management

PR role model and why

The late Tom Butler was a master of the PR stunt. He once organized a tourism promotion tour through California with a beaver from the Stanley Park Zoo. It created front-page headlines across the state, and I covered it for Global TV at the time

Favourite B.C. pastime

Restoring classic cars, and writing about them too

Favourite social media site

I keep in touch with friends and relations through Facebook

Secret talent

If people can make it, I can fix it!

July 3, 2015

Judith Walker

Specialization

Writing of all kinds—speech writing, magazine writing, web writing, script writing, report writing; communications planning; teaching writing techniques

Sector experience

The Arts, Education, Health, and Accounting

Career background

Reporter with The Vancouver Sun, 35 years working in communications, for organizations as varied as The University of BC, the Knowledge Network, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, The Arthritis Society, the Vancouver Writers Fest and, of course, Peak Communicators

Education

Master of Arts in English Literature, UBC; journalism training, Carleton University; adult education training, VCC

Volunteer experience

Nine years serving on the Board of the Vancouver chapter of The Canadian Public Relations Society, including two years as President; giving personal writing workshops

Furthest flung city you’ve lived in?

Does living for a week in Barcelona count? What about living for six weeks in a little Mexican village where the fishers sell their catch on the beach every morning? I’m a Vancouver girl—born and raised—a rarity, I know.

Favourite B.C. pastime?

Hiking and snowshoeing

Languages

English, of course, French and I’m learning Spanish

Secret talent

I make the world’s best hummus, so I’ve been told by two different, very reliable sources.

July 3, 2015

Shael Gelfand

Specialization

Crisis communications, strategic consulting, media training and campaign management

Sector experience

Oil and gas, energy and utilities, mining, retail, automotive, real estate, environmental and hospitality

Education

Diploma of Applied Arts in Broadcast Journalism (SAIT), B.A. History  (University of Calgary)

Volunteer experience

Numerous not for profits including UNICEF,  Dragon Boat Foundation, HKCBA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, Boy Scouts of Canada, Royal Alberta United Services Institute, politics and campaigns

If you were going to write an autobiography, what would it be called?

Tell Me More  

Furthest flung city you’ve lived in?

Lethbridge, Alberta

Favourite part of Peak life

Working with great people on great projects.

Career highlight

Documentary production in remote exotic locations including India, China and the NWT

PR role model and why

Peter Lougheed – He was a great leader and campaigner.

Favourite social media site

YouTube

Languages

English, a little French, Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish

Secret talents

Remembering lyrics from obscure songs

Random fact

Ate Muktuk with Inuvialuit trappers north of Tuktoyuktuk NWT

 

July 3, 2015

Ross Sullivan

Career background

Television producer/director, publisher and writer. A founding partner of Peak in 2003

Education

BA in Communications and MPub (Publishing)

Furthest flung place you’ve lived?

Terrace, B.C., while working in TV at the Tall Totem Network

Favourite part of Peak life

Ringing the bell to welcome a new client to our team, and recognizing our employee of the month with the Peak Communicators Award

Career highlight

In the early PR years, getting paid on a “pay-per-hit” basis. I had a $28,000 month with one client

PR role model and why

Jim Walsh, owner of Walsh PR in Dublin for close to 40 years. He’s a quiet, humble guy who is an effective leader and always in the bar for last call

Favourite BC pastime

Hockey. Playing and/or watching it

Languages

Rough French

Secret talent

Painting (on canvas)

Random fact

In college I heard I would probably work in seven different jobs within my career. I didn’t see it at the time, but it came to pass