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Alix Reynolds

Service Specialists | Central/Eastern USA & Canada | alixr@friesens.com

Alix Reynolds

I’ve worked nearly a decade as a photographer, graphic designer, writer and editor, often helping independent publishers make books. Joining the Friesens Direct CSS Team was a natural fit, allowing me to pursue my passions while helping schools make standout yearbooks to preserve their memories for a lifetime.

P: 1-877-324-9725 ext 282


Brad Efford

Canada - East | ON - London, Sarnia, Chatham, Windsor and area | brade@friesens.com

Brad Efford

I’m the Print Sales Consultant for South Western Ontario. My favourite part of the job is working with today’s talented students (aka, tomorrow’s stars) be it with photography, layout & design or journalism. I thrive on assisting my customers in creating their own yearbook masterpiece. When I’m not helping schools create great yearbooks, I love to spend time with family & friends, riding my motorcycle, photography and playing with our awesome Rottweiler, Gunner.

 


Brett Falk

USA | TX | brettf@friesens.com

Brett Falk

Born and raised in Altona, I’ve had the opportunity to watch this business grow. My father has been dedicated to Friesens for 35 plus years, so I was destined to work here! Most kid’s dream of being a fire fighter, police officer or a famous celebrity… I just wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps!

Family, friends and a strong business relationship are important in my life. Think of me as an unlimited lifeline, making yearbook production a stress free experience for you.

Together we can only be stronger!


Caroline Foster

Canada - East | ON - Ottawa, Montreal | carolinef@friesens.com

Caroline Foster

Bonjour! I’m your bilingual print consultant for Eastern Ontario and the province of Quebec. My yearbook career started in the late 90’s so I am not ashamed to admit that I’m a yearbook nerd! I love beautifully designed yearbooks and I thrive to make your yearbook experience the best it can possibly be.

When I’m not driving around my vast territory working with my fabulous advisors and students, I’m cheering my teenage sons at either a football or hockey game, or I’m riding my horse with my beloved Australian Cattle Dog leading me up a trail.


Catherine Holland

Canada - West | SK | catherineh@friesens.com

Catherine Holland

I’m the Print Sales Consultant for Saskatchewan. My passion for creating yearbooks started long ago when I worked on my high schools book. My favourite part of the job is helping students capture and preserve memories that will last a lifetime.

On a personal note, I’m originally from Ontario and a graduate from Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program. My husband, Jason and I are the proud parents of two energetic little girls, Annabelle and Elsa. In the winter our free time is spent attending gymnastics and swimming lessons. And when the weather finally warms up, we love going camping.

 


Coreen Lychak

Canada - East | ON - Toronto West | coreenl@friesens.com

Coreen Lychak

I’m your Print Sales Consultant for the Mississauga and Area. My favourite part of the job is working with talented and passionate students and teachers. I thrive on assisting my customers in crafting their own memories into yearbook masterpiece. When I’m not helping schools crafting great yearbooks, I love to spend time amongst nature with my friends. My life long passion is basking in the enjoyment of my Son.

 


Danna Senger

Canada - West | AB - Calgary | dannas@friesens.com

Danna Senger

Calgary is home!! As your print consultant I enjoy creating and fostering new relationships and bring with me a 25 year background of Print, Marketing and Media from my past career in the newspaper industry. Creativity and providing leadership to help develop skills with our many customers visions is what I thrive on and will offer my best in support of accomplishing these goals for the love of books. The print industry is challenging and offers many opportunities to foster new ideas, personal growth and the ability to accelerate with our customers to meet the needs of our ever changing industry.

With the rocky mountains in my backyard it provides quality family time with my husband and two adult children, to explore and capitalize on refreshing ourselves by hiking, skiing, sports and travel. This continues to provide a healthy approach and positive outcome to the business aspect for customers and problem solving. Your feedback is welcome.


Dave Fehr

Service Specialists | | davef@friesens.com

Dave Fehr

I am the Customer Service Specialist for Vancouver, Phoenix and Hawaii. I love helping schools create a beautiful book that will last a lifetime. My favorite part of the job is having customers come to our plant to see where the magic happens. When I am not helping customers with their books I spend time with my Wife Lin and my two kids Kelcey and Ian. I am also a volunteer firefighter on our local fire department and spend time helping out in various ways at one of our local churches.

P: 1.877.324.9725 ext 330


Deb Symington

Service Specialists | | debs@friesens.com

Deb Symington

I have been with Friesens for over 5 years now and after a couple of territory shuffles, I now service Manitoba, and parts of Ontario and North Dakota.

I strive to make your yearbook creation process as seamless as possible and can assist with the many facets of the project.  My goal is to help you produce the best possible book to preserve those memories for years to come.

P: 1.877.324.9725 ext 284


Eric Saxton

USA | US Direct Sales | erics@friesens.com

Eric Saxton

Hello and Bonjour!

My name is Eric Saxton and I am the Educational Print Consultant in Central US. My goal is to not only help your school create a breathtaking and awe-inspiring yearbook, but to make the experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible for both adviser and students. Schools not only have my full support to build their yearbook, but my commitment to present them with bilingual service and support, techniques to meet their deadlines with minimum stress. When not assisting schools, I am a passionate sports fan that loves to spend time with my family and travel!


Erica Salemink

Canada - West | BC - Vancouver | ericas@friesens.com

Erica Salemink

When I am not “flying” around my territory Burnaby to Mission I enjoy my lovely little family I have at home.  I am a proud Mamma of a brilliant little boy, which says “he’s not a baby anymore, he’s big” and a proud Stepmom of a Middle Schooler.  We enjoy long slow walks up to the neighbourhood park, cool dips in the knee high wading pool and I love to catch it all on camera!


Greg Ray

USA | CA - Central | gregr@friesens.com

Greg Ray

With over 25 years in the yearbook industry, I know great ways to work with schools to produce the best yearbooks ever.  I bring you experience, knowledge, ideas, business sense, inspiration, and creativity.  I offer the ultimate and best print package available with endless options and over the top service.

I think outside the box and believe in very high standards.  I will inspire your staff to take their designs and theme to new levels.   Scheduled visits are often, and productive.  Deadlines are extremely flexible and mutually agreed upon allowing later events to be in the yearbook.  My goal is to make your yearbook experience as smooth as possible.


Greg Samples

USA | CA - Los Angeles, San Diego | gregs@friesens.com

Greg Samples

I’m the Print Sales Consultant for Southern California. I consider my job to be more of a “life style” than work.  It affords me the opportunity to work with great kids, teachers and school administrators, while enjoying the virtues of the sunshine state.  I believe in the value of books and all they do for us.  I love my wife, son and dog.  Each makes me a better person and for that I am truly blessed.


Jayden Nickel

Service Specialists | | jaydenn@friesens.com

Jayden Nickel

I’m the Direct Customer Service Specialist for Western US and Canada. The best part of my job is getting to know so many amazing and creative people. I thrive on helping schools make a great yearbook. When I’m not assisting schools create their books, I spend my time coaching and playing sports, as well as spending time with friends and family.

P: 1.877.324.9725 ext 329


Joanne Buhr

Service Specialists | | joanneb@friesens.com

Joanne Buhr

I’m the Customer Service Specialist for Eastern Ontario. My favourite part of the job is working with brilliant and enthusiastic advisors and students. I thrive in assisting my customers in creating their own “work of art” yearbook when they are capturing and preserving the school events. When I’m not helping schools create great yearbooks, I enjoy curling in winter and spending time outdoors in summer with my husband James, Max (my dog), and family.

P: 1.877.324.9725 ext 280


Judy MacDonald

Canada - East | ON - Sudbury | judym@friesens.com

Judy MacDonald

Being a print sales consultant gives me the chance to travel throughout North-Eastern Ontario, meeting and working with creative students and teachers. It’s a very satisfying experience to help students turn their words and images into fabulous yearbooks.

My personal interests include drawing, photography and fly/drive holidays with my husband Peter. I’m a northerner so I love spending time outdoors with friends and family, especially on Manitoulin Island.

 


Kevin Peters

Canada - West | Canada - MB (southern) | kevinp@friesens.com

Kevin Peters

With over 12 years of experience at Friesens, I know the ins and outs of how a yearbook is made. I grew up in Altona and my father has worked at Friesens for over 40 years, so I can definitely say that printing is engraved in me. When I am not in the plant I spend my time playing baseball and hockey. I also enjoy relationships with family and friends, and creating strong bonds with my customers to help create a yearbook they can cherish for years to come.


Kyle Sassmann

Canada - East | ON - Toronto East | kyles@friesens.com

Kyle Sassmann

My interest in yearbooks started as a student at Dunbarton High School in Pickering, which led me to enroll in the GCM program at Ryerson; a B-Tech Degree that focuses on the print industry.

I look forward to harnessing my education and work experience to partner with all of the wonderful people at Friesens and all of you Toronto East Yearbook Advisors on the creation of incredible pieces of work that will inspire and bring joy to you and your peers for many years to come.


Leslie Perring

Canada - West | MB - Winnipeg, Northern Manitoba | lesliep@friesens.com

Leslie Perring

Hello!

I am an Educational Print Consultant who enjoys capturing the culture and pride of schools, while preserving history for the future.  I appreciate seeing the creative side of this generation and how they strive.

On a personal note, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family and hounds.  I hold the environment dear and seek to treat it better.  I am involved on a couple of boards and committees and stay active within my community.  When time permits, I can be found with my camera in hand, capturing life as it happens.

 


Melissa Woodward

Canada - West | BC - Vancouver | melissaw@friesens.com

Melissa Woodward

I’m the Print Sales Consultant in the Lower Mainland, my territory spans from Delta to the Sunshine Coast.  My favourite part about my job is getting to work alongside talented, passionate teachers and students who have a desire to create a yearbook that captures the memories of the year at their school.  I love watching how an initial creative vision can be developed in to the wonderful books we have the pleasure to print.

When I am not helping schools create and preserve their precious memories, I love spending time with my family.  My husband Brad and I are true gymnastics parents – both our son and daughter are involved in the gymnastics world, so much of our family time is spent at the gym or at gym meets.  We live near the water in Steveston and love our little community, so when not at the gym, we are out riding our bikes or walking along the river.  Two beagles names Lucy and Linus and one Guinea Pig named Snowball round out our family.


Mike Tomlinson

Canada - East | ON - Toronto | miketo@friesens.com

Mike Tomlinson

I have been serving schools yearbook needs in Toronto for over 25 years. I have not only partnered with many schools to create amazing yearbooks, I have also made many friendships along the way. My goal in working with Advisors and students is to use my industry expertise and knowledge to help the yearbook team at your school create a great book the school can be proud of. The world of yearbook is forever changing; I’m your guide and consultant through the entire process.

 


Nabil Mouallem

Canada - West | AB - Edmonton, Red Deer, Northern Alberta | nabilm@friesens.com

Nabil Mouallem

Thanks for checking in.  I am a proud father of two and a husband of one.  Much of my spare time is consumed by my family with Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, school and our birds.  I love playing ball hockey and if I can get my hands on it, most other sports, even if I am not very good at some.  Along with that I am a board member with a couple of charitable organizations, one of which help in and around my community and the other provides students with scholarships to aid in furthering their education.


Rod Dueck

Service Specialists | | rodd@friesens.com

Rod Dueck

I am the Customer Service Specialist for  Ottawa/Montreal and the Maritime provinces. Each day I come to work I have the pleasure of working with a very talented group of co-workers from our Yearbook cover design staff/Press operators and Bindery staff. When I am not at work, you will be able to find at a ball diamond/high school gymnasium or a hockey rink cheering on my kids somewhere in Southern Manitoba.

P: 1.877.324.9725 ext 285


Sharon Remillard

Canada - West | BC - Vancouver | sharonr@friesens.com

Sharon Remillard

Hi my name is Sharon Remillard and I am your local print consultant in the lower mainland from Delta to Chilliwack.  I love to brainstorm theme and cover ideas with the students and witness their vision come together.  Watching their faces when their yearbook arrives and they see it in print for the first time is very rewarding. I have 2 kids that keep me busy with their various activities but I must say my favourite is to sit at the ball field watching their games on a sunny day.  For me there is nothing like getting outside for a beautiful run by the beach.


Shawna Kisell

Canada - West | BC - Vancouver Island | shawnak@friesens.com

Shawna Kisell

My previous vocational background is extensive in Sales and Marketing in both Media and Retail. I wholeheartedly believe in selling and marketing products or services that I believe in and can truly see the benefit. Being a Yearbook Print Sales Consultant is a role that offers just that and more. It perfectly combines my passion for marketing and creativity, communication, connectivity and customer service. I love chatting with Yearbook teams and seeing their excitement as the book evolves.

A lot of my personal time is spent taking advantage of the great outdoors on the West Coast hiking, running, snowboarding etc. Vancouver Island is absolutely beautiful and the people are fantastic too!


Shayleah Funk

Service Specialists | | shayleahf@friesens.com

Shayleah Funk

I’m the Service Specialist for Western Canada. When I’m not giving tech advice, or uploading pictures, I’m probably at home playing video games, reading, or cuddling with my dog, Hermione.

P: 1.877.324.9725 ext 286


Sheila Connor

Canada - East | Atlantic Canada | sheilac@friesens.com

Sheila Connor

My promise to you as a cherished customer is that I will do my utmost to ensure your yearbook journey is a fully rewarding and fun experience. You will feel tremendous satisfaction in creating a yearbook to be proud of both today and twenty years from now.

On a personal note I’m originally from Newfoundland and a graduate of Memorial University. My husband Paul and I are the proud parents of Liam. Our family also has an energetic border collie named Lucky. I enjoy socializing with a diverse circle of friends and a large extended family.

Ph: 1 (902) 221-6679


Sheldon Curtis

Canada - West | BC - Interior | sheldonc@friesens.com

Sheldon Curtis

I am the Print Sales Consultant in the BC Interior. I was a classroom teacher for several years and also have an extensive sales background, including book printing. I feel that I have found the perfect job, giving me an opportunity to work with teachers and students again, and utilizing the knowledge I have gained along the way.

I will assist you in all phases of the project, including design, format, workflow, file management, deadlines and marketing. Contact me at your convenience to ask about the ways we can help you create a beautiful legacy for your students.


Sofia Baczynskyj

Canada - East | ON - Waterloo and area | sofiab@friesens.com

Sofia Baczynskyj

I absolutely love being a part of the yearbook creative process with my schools. I thrive on watching teachers and students learn and grow throughout this task and then bask in the glory of a tangible history.

Outside of Friesens, my husband Jerry and I, take pleasure in going for long rides on his motorcycle. We are the proud parents of three awesome young men, Chris, Daniel and Steven and adore our dog, Sherlock. As a family, we are extremely arts and sports oriented, and so enjoy spending time together. I am personally passionate about creating memory books for my own family, gardening, renovating my home and designing stage sets. I also devote a great amount of time to volunteering on a variety of committees.

 


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