Alexis MacMillan

Executive Vice President

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Alexis has worked with the Christie Communications team for over 25 years and has been President since 1997. Her current position is Executive Vice President, Christie Communications. Alexis leads project teams based on her ability to focus on client needs and her thorough-going knowledge of every component of the process. For the last two decades, Alexis has helped guide the company through emerging technologies, ensuring Christie Communications provides the best interactive multimedia development services and products to clients. Alexis is very flexible in project work. She is comfortable in board rooms, client offices, field shoots, and in the backcountry. As a rock climber, she's offered to hang off cliffs if we ever need a multimedia producer, director, writer, or digital photographer to work on a rope. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Alexis was named to PROFIT magazine's W100 list as one of the top 100 women entrepreneurs in Canada. In her spare time, Alexis loves to create paintings and play the piano.

Jon Hill

Senior Project Manager

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Jon joined Christie Communications in 1997 as a multimedia programmer. Jon became a project manager in 2002 and Vice President in 2008. His current position is Senior Project Manager. Jon's background in programming and visual design, combined with extensive experience with CD-ROM, Internet, and Intranet development gives him experience that is essential to producing Christie Communications' interactive projects. His focus is project management, production management, and quality assurance. Jon is an active member of the Edmonton running community. He has completed many half marathons and marathons in locations such as Las Vegas, Calgary, and New York.

Phil Simons

Project Manager

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Phil joined Christie Communications in 1992. In addition to being a talented visual designer and computer courseware author, Phil is a creative technical wizard. He has the rare ability to combine effective instructional design and user interaction with efficient and complex programming. Phil's role has changed with the growth of the company, his focus is project management, production management, and multimedia production. He is the developer of the Christie Admin Learner Tracking System. Phil holds a B.A. with a major in Psychology. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his boys' soccer teams.

Steven Watkins

Media Manager

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Steven joined our team in 2006. His drive to learn new technologies and skills help him, and Christie Communications, continue to innovate. His abilities and strong work ethic make him a wonderful addition to the team. Steven's primary areas of expertise are programming, web development, and photography. Over the last year, Steven has developed an interest in mobile application development for platforms such as iPhone and Blackberry. Steven is also engaged in the Edmonton Adobe Flash User Group (EFUG), Blackberry Devl Group, and local web development communities, and has been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals since 2005. In his spare time, Steven likes to play video games, golf, and travel.

Jennifer Delisle

Instructional Designer

Jennifer came to Christie Communications as an instructional designer and writer in 2012. She has a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia, and has published widely in the field of Canadian literature studies, including a recent book from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2013). Jennifer has experience in instructional design and eLearning from the front lines of adult education, as an instructor at the University of British Columbia, Douglas College, and the University of Alberta. Jennifer applies her writing skills and her background in post-secondary instruction to creating scripts that are effective and engaging. Jennifer also writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction and is a member of the Editorial Collective for the literary magazine Room.

Caroline Wagenaar

Instructional Designer

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Caroline joined Christie Communications in 2013. As a former client of Christie Communications, she liked our work so much she decided to join the team. Caroline has many years of experience managing training and adult learning programs in workplaces and community colleges. She has also designed and developed online courses, classroom training and job aids for a wide variety of audiences. As a former contract manager, she brings a keen understanding of client needs to her role. When she is not developing eLearning programs, Caroline is a mosaic artist who also loves dogs, enjoys speaking French and Spanish, and is most likely planning her next trip or renovation project.

Ruth Moore

Instructional Designer

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Ruth joined our team as a writer in 2009. Ruth is a creative, organized, and detail-oriented professional who brings all of these skills to her work at Christie Communications. Ruth has experience in program and curriculum development for diverse audiences in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. Ruth completed her studies in adult education and computer programming at Seneca College and Centennial College in Ontario. Ruth's passion for intercultural communication is expressed through her personal interests in cross-cultural friendships, ethnic fashion, and ethnic cooking.

Jai Basra

Author

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Jai brought his flair for design and multimedia creation to Christie Communications in early 2008. Jai has a passion for multimedia development and is always willing to go the extra mile. His keen eye, intellect, and attention to detail are essential skills which make him an asset to our team and our clients. A graduate of The Art Institute of Vancouver, Jai is adept at using Flash, Photoshop, and 3D modeling software. His tasks range from multimedia authoring, programming, and design. Jai enjoys watching sports, movies, and playing video games.

Hassan Bouakir

Author/Arabic & French Advisor

Hassan joined Christie Communications in 2005 and his personality and international experience make him an important member of our team. Besides Standard and Moroccan Arabic, Hassan is fluent in French and German and has been the Arabic and French language advisor on a number of Christie Communications projects. Hassan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, a Computer Programming Diploma, a German Language Certification, and is working towards his Bachelor of Education. Some of Hassan's interests include photography, videography, reading, writing, and traveling. He also enjoys learning new languages, and sports.

Keith Koshman

eLearning Developer

Keith joined the Christie Communications team in 2010. A graduate of NAIT's Computer Systems Technology program, he has experience in website design and a variety of programming languages. Keith's personal experience in animation and music composition bring creative flair to his work. In his spare time, Keith enjoys racquetball, street hockey, and classic video games.

Natasha Bowen

Illustrator/Animator

Natasha joined our team in early 2008. She is a skilled illustrator and animator whose work helps bring our programs to life. Natasha brings a heartfelt passion for graphic arts to her work at Christie Communications and continues to expand her illustrative skills through courses at the U of A's Faculty of Extension. Natasha also has 5 years of experience working with Flash, including creating screen designs and multi-scene movies. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys on-line gaming, reading popular thriller novels, and spending time with friends and family.

Ryan Matsikas

mLearning Developer

Ryan joined Christie Communications in 2013. As a graduate of Alberta College's Multimedia program, Ryan brings over twelve years of industry experience to the team, having created interactive solutions for web, mobile and other media devices for clients such as Shaw Communications, Adobe, Microsoft and Google. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys watching movies and playing video games.

Beto Bustos

Spanish Advisor

Beto works with Christie Communications on a part-time basis as our Spanish language advisor. He graduated with a corporate law degree from the University of Acapulco-Mexico. Beto is a veteran marathoner and certified personal trainer who regularly leads running clinics and serves as a guest speaker for athletic seminars and events.

Olga Grimes

Russian Advisor

Olga works on a part-time basis with our multimedia authors to create new media courses in Russian. In addition to being fluent in Russian, Olga has studied English and German at the Moscow Regional Pedagogical Institute. Olga also interpreted negotiations in the Kremlin for the Secretary of President Yeltzin's Administration, the Minister of Defence, and the President of the Central Bank of Russia. Olga is currently working at Christie to help create a Russian version of the United Nation's Basic Security in the Field CD-ROM and Intranet training program.

Wei Yang

Chinese Advisor

Wei is our Chinese Advisor. Fluent in Mandarin, she works with our multimedia production team on a part time basis developing our Chinese instructional materials. In her spare time Wei enjoys traveling and reading.