Susan Hurrell - Dir. Marketing - Modern Earth Web Design - Winnipeg SEO

Meet The Earthlings

We have an incredibly diverse team of talented people – their passion for their work is what keeps the wheels turning. The team just keeps growing as we add more skills to the mix.

Susan Hurrell,Dir. Marketing


Philip Giles - President - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Philip Giles, President

Philip’s near meteoric rise through the Earthling ranks befits a man of his particular skills and professional capabilities. Starting in 2009 as a humble account exec, rising to sales manager, then Vice President, and now with his promotion to President of Modern Earth, Philip continues to lead by example and motivate his team through a combination of persistence, inquisitorial curiosity, and British dry wit.


Barrett Telfer - Creative Director - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Barrett Telfer, Creative Director

Since coming to Modern Earth, Barrett has honed his skills and expanded his talents, earning his promotion to Creative Director, continuing to do great design work, all while assisting with the duties involved in managing the design department day-to-day. With a particular interest in ongoing training, Barrett has taken the opportunity to attend a variety of technology related workshops and conferences; Project Management Intensive and HTML5 Workshop with New Media Manitoba, WordCamp Winnipeg 2013, and traveled to Atlanta to attend An Event Apart. Continuing with this theme, Barrett offers his resources to Assiniboine Community College’s Advisory Panel for the Interactive Media Program, Red River College’s Digital Media Design Advisory Committee, and, in the past, has been a resource at the ATC program at Louis Riel (Website Development). Growing the next generation of talent!

Sean Savoie - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Sean Savoie, Web Designer

After graduating from Red River College in the Digital Media Design program, Sean's skills are better than ever. His ability to make stunning and fully functioning websites makes him a perfect fit for Modern Earth. To Sean, the web is not only a career choice but a hobby. He loves learning about the upcoming trends in web design and how he can apply them to his daily life at Modern Earth.

Art Storey - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Art Storey, Web Designer

In the early 90's you'd probably find Art designing 16-color DOS/VGA user-interfaces for dial-up Bulletin Board Systems before the internet was released. Since then he's worked with many small to large businesses, government, online games, apps, and political projects across Canada.

Stacey Wiebe - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Stacey Wiebe, Web Designer

Having a love for both arts and technology, Stacey sought a way to combine her passions. A high school trip brought her to Assiniboine Community College, and in 2009 she graduated from the Web Design program fully equipped to tackle the ever-changing internet. She’s often found crafting, shopping or playing with her giant dogs when she needs to recharge.

Vitalii Skorokhod - Front End Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Vitalii Skorokhod, Front End Developer

Vitalii has been hooked on the internet since early 2000 and cannot imagine himself doing anything other than working in Web Design. You'll find him digging through a website’s code or browsing the web for the latest web design solution. An advocate of WordPress and Open Source, Vitalii tries to simplify and automate everything he can when constructing client websites. A newcomer to Canada from the Ukraine, Vitalii landed in Canada on a "lucky" Friday the 13th.


Michel Stryker - Senior Software Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Michel Stryker, Senior Software Developer

Michel Got Game! And a wit as sharp as his abilities. He loves video games, which makes for very animated team lunch chats. He's also an Intellivison fanboy without compare and has some great dance moves. Did we mention he is a great videographer? As comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of it. Not Shy. Not at all.

Iurii Zhmurskyi - Web Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Iurii Zhmurskyi, Web Developer

Iurii's motto is "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it", and his handbook is "The Toyota Way". When building client sites he is driven to find long-term solutions that exceed client expectations. A perfectionist at heart, Iurii spends his spare time scouring industry news and listening to the changing market needs.


Emma Sadonick-Carriere - Online Marketing Specialist - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Emma Sadonick-Carriere, Online Marketing Specialist

Emma is a self-professed social media addict who hasn’t stopped tweeting since Jack Layton said “Hashtag Fail” back in 2011. Having always found an interest in marketing, product placement and what goes on behind the scenes, working on Search Engine Optimization and Online Marketing with Modern Earth is a dream come true!


Marnie Grimolfson - Office Manager - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Marnie Grimolfson, Office Manager

Marnie has been part of Modern Earth for years, working behind the scenes and in the office as co-owner of the Business Centre. We welcome her to the front office as Office Manager, where her warm smile and infectiously joyful personality welcomes our clients.

Neovation (our sister company)

Dan Belhassen - Founder & CEO - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Dan Belhassen, Founder & CEO

Since founding Modern Earth in 1999, Dan grew a 3 person business into a thriving web design, development and online marketing company before stepping back in as President and taking on the role of CEO in 2012. Currently the President of Modern Earth’s sister company, Neovation, Dan continues to bring online solutions to the business world – focusing on their “made in Manitoba” learning management system,

Susan Hurrell - Dir. Marketing - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing Winnipeg

Susan Hurrell, Dir. Marketing

While working for Dan as Neovation’s VP of Business Development, Susan continues to lend a guiding hand to the Modern Earth team when it comes to marketing and communications. Susan is well-known in the Winnipeg business community and beyond as a subject matter expert on all aspects of online marketing, search optimization, and email and content marketing. Invite her to speak to your team or at your upcoming conference!