Michel Stryker - Senior Software Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Meet The Earthlings

I’ve never worked with a group of people that have so much passion for what they do – starting with Dan and going right across the whole team. Proud to be an Earthling. I can't imagine working anywhere else.

Michel Stryker,Senior Software Developer


Management

Philip Giles - President - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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.


Marketing

Emma Sadonick-Carriere - Director of Marketing - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Emma Sadonick-Carriere, Director of Marketing

Emma is a self-professed social media addict who hasn’t stopped tweeting since Jack Layton said “Hashtag Fail” back in 2011. Her keen attention to detail and lifelong interest in marketing, product placement and what goes on "behind the scenes" makes working with Modern Earth a dream come true! When she's not live-tweeting, Emma can be found scouring through Analytics data, or writing for the Modern Earth blog.

Chris Green - Marketing Contract Manager  - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Chris Green, Marketing Contract Manager

After launching a fishing lodge directory website on his own in 1997, Chris partnered with a graphic designer in one of the first companies in Winnipeg selling websites to businesses and organizations. Since then he has been involved in various online sales and sales management roles, including two years at Modern Earth as Account Manager. Chris understood early on that to design a successful online presence; the time has to be taken to understand the client's business or organization fully first. Outside of work his passions include consuming great ethnic foods, kayaking the Winnipeg area’s many rivers, and staying safe on his motorcycle.


Design

Barrett Telfer - Creative Director - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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!

Art Storey - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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 - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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.

Chris Flores - Web Designer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Chris Flores, Web Designer

Chris lives and breathes design. Having started at the age of 12, he has since then honed his abilities in different fields when it comes to print and digital media design. From Graphics Design, UI/UX Design, Web Development, 3D Modeling, to even Motion Graphics and Photography, Chris' range of skills and abilities has helped earn his peers' respect as a jack-of-all-trades guy. Recently graduated from Red River College's Digital Media Design Program in 2016 as a major in 3D Animation, Chris still believes that learning one field is not enough, rather designers have to keep on evolving and improving their skills to be successful in this rapidly changing industry. In his off time Chris loves to play (and watch) basketball and hockey, stream video games, and travel!


Development

Michel Stryker - Senior Software Developer - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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 - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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.


Administration

Marnie Grimolfson - Office Manager - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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 - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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, SmarterU.com

Susan Hurrell - Marketing Consultant - Modern Earth Web Design - Online Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Susan Hurrell, Marketing Consultant

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!