OUR TEAM

We are so proud to be working with an array of talented freelancers throughout North America, all complete with significant witty 'bantr-ing' capabilities.

Danielle Fernandes, Founder/CEO 

An entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, speaker, and writer, Danielle has worked with endless clients from large-scale corporations to smaller scale non-profits. She is passionate about plant based lifestyles, animal rights, her basset hounds Seymour & Seely. Danielle is an avid reader and holds true to a minimum of a book a week ranging from business to classic English literature and any content by her hero, Malcolm Gladwell. Learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn

 

Jag Gill – Destination Marketing 

Jag is an adventure seeker who loves exploring destinations to find the hidden gems and capture them. A former professional soccer player turned digital marketer, he strives to find ways regions can increase their share of the marketplace and isn’t afraid to throw out disruptive ideas and concepts around the board room table. In his ‘spare’ time, Jag loves hiking, working out and eating vegan cuisine. 

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Sarafina McIntosh – Digital Marketing Manager

Sarafina McIntosh is a Carleton University graduate earning a degree in Social Work. With a constant love for creating, and digital marketing Sarafina decided to pivot, and change careers. She has worked with numerous brands such as NIKE, and Jordan brand to launch their activations and campaigns. In her spare time, Sarafina likes to watch and create documentaries. Sarafina has written and co-directed her own documentary focusing on young women in Toronto excelling in the music and entertainment industry.

Nicole Figueiredo – Account Manager

An experienced communication planner, Nicole has worked with top brands across the tourism, hospitality, beauty, corporate, finance and non-profit sectors. Social Media Management has been perfect for her to explore her passion to craft meaningful messages aimed at informing, engaging and impacting audiences. She holds a post-graduate diploma in public relations and corporate communications from Xavier Institute of Communications along with a Bachelors degree in Advertising. 

 

Jennica Lam – Account Manager

Jennica is a passionate digital marketer, especially when it comes to running her instagram account that feature her crazy cats – check it out (@daily.bengals). Needless to say she’s learned a few tricks about engaging audiences from her own hands-on experience! When she is not busy learning the latest digital marketing techniques, she enjoys reading, going for walks, and playing video games.

Zaeema Ahmed – Account Manager

Zaeema has a background in Media & Mass Communications. She has worked for numerous charitable organizations while performing a diverse range of responsibilities including news anchoring, media relations, customer service & office administration. Outside of work, she is a strong advocate of personal learning and growth with a passion to learn the latest trends in the ever changing digital marketing landscape. 

Kevin Gonzales – Art Director

Kevin has worked clients such as Toyota, Novartis, Molson Coors, Sportchek and Philips. He has a wide skill set in the adobe creative suite, Premiere Pro, Adobe XD, and the Affinity Serif software along with having a strong conceptual mindset to solve business problems with a creative solution. Kevin has a love for languages, history and culture, and is fluent in English and Spanish, speaks some French and is learning Korean.

Kelly Borbridge – Content Strategist

Kelly is from Quebec, but she’s not Quebecois. Yes she’s bilingual, attended Concordia University and completed her Communications degree and Marketing cluster at John Molson School of Business. Her career has focused around media sales: television and digital multiplatform projects for Bell Media as well as digital publisher sales. When she’s not advising you about what your campaign needs, she will be out biking, running, planning a trip, picking up plastic along the beach, or making plant based energy balls so you can stop breaking the bank on snacks! 

 

Georgi Aldev – Content Development

Georgi developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age and has taken on a vast number of projects experiencing many business endeavours all to find out his true passions in life: driving the open road, traveling to unique places, and enjoying a healthly, active lifestyle. Operating as an SFOC drone pilot and certified professional project manager allows him to do just that. Georgi loves lifting weights, muay thai, being in the sun, afternoon meditations, walks, juicing, and eating organic and as much local and seasonal produce as possible

 

Barry Best – Photographer

Barry is an artist that started out shooting landscapes on his trips around the world. When he realized his passion for photography, he honed his skill set to specialize on wedding photography in the Toronto area, and branched out into lifestyle, tourism and events. What separates Barry from other photographers is the fun-loving and comfortable atmosphere he creates for his clients. His goal is to ensure that finding the care-free, naturally beautiful moments of each client, paired with his single-shooting technique consistently result in beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

George Huffman – Videographer

An avid outdoor adventurer and follower of all things sports related, George Huffman brings his 7+ years of action television experience to the team. When he isn’t biking all over Toronto or lacing up for a sports game, he is actively seeking an escape to the campgrounds and hiking trails all across Ontario and the world. Travel the world and try every type of food along the way is a lifelong goal of his.

Tim Champion – Content Development

An experienced drone pilot, photographer, editor and director, Tim Champion has been flying RC aircraft since 2009 and camera drones since 2013. Tim holds a National standing SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) from Transport Canada, that allows him to fly commercially across Canada, and carries a 2 million dollar aviation insurance policy. When he isn’t flying, Tim is the supervising editor at Entertainment Tonight Canada. With almost 10 years of remote flight experience and over 20 years in the broadcasting industry, his skill set lends itself to acquiring epic aerial imagery.

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Adam Revesz – Production / Editing

Adam has been working in production industry for over 25 years. Starting as an actor, playwright and director he naturally moved into film production where he’s written and directed numerous short films and a feature. He’s a produced screenwriter and even won an award for best editing. All this experience has boiled down to understanding the nature of storytelling. Whether it be writing, editing or creating animation videos for clients, the storytelling cap goes on so that the viewing experience is a rich and engaging one.

Seymour – Director of Happiness

Seymour is a Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario alumni who was adopted by the Bantr family when he was 8 years old. “Smores” is the light of our lives, with endless amounts of drool and a bark to wake up the neighborhood! His favourite thing to do is go exploring off-leash through the many beautiful Ontario parks and trails.  

Seely – VP of Smiles

Seely is fairly new to the Bantr scene but has already been featured in a few photo shoots for York Durham Headwaters:) ‘Seel’ is also an adoptee from the Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario who loves to swim, hike and play for hours on end.

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