Jeff Elgie, CEO
Jeff Elgie is a born and raised entrepreneur. From the age of 15 he has founded, owned and operated businesses in the Information Technology and Digital Communications sectors. In 2013, he retired as the founder and CEO of Lucidia Ltd., the largest Integrated Marketing Communications agency in Northern Ontario and moved on to become the CEO and majority shareholder of Village Media. Jeff has been recognized locally, regionally and provincially with a wide range of business and entrepreneurship firstname.lastname@example.org
David Turkstra, Chief Strategy Officer
Over the past twenty years, David Turkstra has led numerous Ontario-based businesses from start-up to profitability.
As Metroland's first VP, Digital, David was charged with building a centralized digital business unit from the ground up and overseeing the company's digital strategy. Eventually managing a team of 200+, David was responsible for technology, finance, sales, product development, marketing and operations. In his role, he acquired and grew several vertical digital businesses, developed numerous new products and services, and drove significant growth in traffic, number of customers, revenue and profit.
As a senior consultant, David will lead our partners in Sales Strategy, Product Orientation, and business email@example.com
Jake Cormier, Director of Finance & Operations
With over fifteen years of experience in online media and a background in computer science and systems design, Jake Cormier is uniquely positioned as an expert in the field of digital media. Jake has worked in every role over the years, including design, sales, marketing, writing, and management. He built LOCAL2 from the ground up with a custom CMS, and then built a company to operate it, quickly growing it to compete against SooToday. In 2013, Jeff and Jake joined forces, resulting in the creation of Village Media. As a strong believer in community, Jake has been recognized with several community service awards and has served on boards of non-profit organizations since he was firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Houle, Creative Director
Dennis is driven by innovation and the desire to unlock the potential in everything around him. As Creative Director, he is responsible for the design, development and promotion of the Village Media brand, and its multitude of hyper-local news media sites. Dennis prides himself on being a visionary while maintaining a focus on efficiency. His goal is to foster the best possible user experience for our most valuable resource, our email@example.com
Mike Purvis, Managing Editor
Michael Purvis has built his career on hyper-local news. From his first days as a reporter at the Alaska Highway Daily News in Northern B.C., he has sought to expose the issues both big and small that matter to people in a community. In the decade and a half he has spent as a journalist, Michael has been eager to embrace new ways of telling stories, from social media, to online video. Michael joined Village Media in 2014 to lead the newsroom at SooToday.com and now guides hyper-local news coverage at the company’s quickly growing group of online news firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hammill, Director of Advertising / Regional Publisher
John sports a vast and diverse portfolio in operations and advertising sales management acquired during his time with many large media organizations across the country during his 20-year career.
John also holds the dual role of Regional Publisher of our properties across Simcoe County. A staunch community supporter, John has previously served and currently participates on many boards and associations in his hometown of Orillia. He is always on the go, playing or coaching baseball or hockey and has a pretty good squash game, email@example.com
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Jasmyn Rowley, Director of Communications & Community Engagement
Jasmyn Rowley has been working in the realm of communication, media and public relations across Canada for over a decade. Her various roles in the broadcast industry include work as a news anchor, reporter, host, producer and news writer for television, internet and radio.
In addition to her background in media, Jasmyn has built a vast portfolio in the public relations and event management realm. She has completed a variety of results-driven campaigns for clients across the country, including top actors, musicians, authors, television and film productions, and high-profile events. She is now able to combine her passion for engaging the community, both in front of and behind the camera, in her role at Village Media.firstname.lastname@example.org