Emily Kennedy, Co-Founder
Emily has worked as an editor at iPolitics, she was the senior editor for Ottawa Magazine, the web editor and social media manager for Taste and Travel Magazine, she was the lead writer and content strategist for the creative branding agency Northern Army, and she is also the founder of the online music publication Damn Magazine. Recently she was an community liaison instructor and acted as the senior editor for Carleton University’s pilot community news site, Capital Current. Emily has a Masters of Journalism from the Carleton School of Journalism. Her research explores innovative business models of magazines in the face of technological disruption.

Joanne Steventon, Co-Founder
Joanne has worked as an associate producer with CBC Radio in Ottawa and before that she worked with CBC’s communications team. In this work she initiated, managed and contributed to a number of social media accounts. In addition to working with sound, Joanne also specializes in video production and photography. Joanne has a Masters of Journalism from the Carleton School of Journalism. Her research looks at digital transformation in Canadian newspapers.

Allison Shalla, Associate
Allison’s educational background is in Business Marketing & Event Management. She has worked  as the Director of Marketing for RBC Bluesfest & CityFolk music festivals, Events & Communications Co-ordinator for the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and has provided marketing-related consulting for hospitality companies, major events, and non-profits. Allison is also the founder of homeoPAWthic, a natural dog product company, and is actively involved in dog rescue.