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People

The folks we work with are as unique and creative as the work we do. Learn more about our experienced and multitalented crew of weirdos.

Paul O’Byrne

A client-first philosophy starts at the top, and we couldn’t ask for a better role model than Paul. With a strong reputation throughout the industry, Paul has forged connections that run deep within the province and clear across the country. His passion and energy inspire those around him and consistently drive our agency in our quest for greatness.

Paul O’Byrne

Partner/CEO

Greg Fehr

As one of the owners of MGM, Greg helps ensure the accountability and performance of the team through quarterly review meetings. Through his extensive industry experience, particularly in the areas of media and public relations, Greg provides leadership and inspiration to the entire agency.

Greg Fehr

Partner/VP Public Relations

Dean Owen

Dean is MGM’s branding and strategic lead. He has been leading our team and promoting our creative and strategy for over 18 years. His experience creating and managing brands has played a major role in the success of many local and national businesses and organizations.

Dean Owen

President

Sherri Behiel

Sherri is the master of numbers at MGM. As a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), Sherri is adept at crafting fair pricing strategies and budgets, not to mention a stickler for accountability. With a Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and over 20 years of experience in the corporate sector, Sherri knows finances inside and out.

Sherri Behiel

VP Finance

John Higgs

John’s knowledge of advertising and strong client relationships have helped him lead our clients to success time and again. As the most senior member of the Accounts Team, John plans, strategizes and directs every campaign and project we complete for our clients.

John Higgs

VP Account Services

Jessica Siemens

Jessica is the hub where clients, creative, accounts and suppliers converge. She looks at the bigger picture, folding in brand, objectives and audience while navigating multiple projects, competing timelines and urgent deadlines with ease. Her knack for organization helps projects flow smoothly through the agency, keeping them on time and on budget.

Jessica Siemens

Account Manager

Larissa Anderson

As both Account Manager and Digital Lead, Larissa brings her happy-go-lucky optimism to every facet of her dual roles. She keeps clients happy online and offline with logistical and strategic resourcefulness, a sunny attitude, and a tenacious work ethic. Whether she’s at home painting, baking and doing mom stuff, or in the office doing work stuff, she brightens up every space you can find her in.

Larissa Anderson

Account Manager & Digital Lead

Brett Theriault

Brett began his career in digital marketing and sales within the local software industry, and expanded into media and communications at Tourism Saskatoon. More recently, he managed some of the best restaurants in Saskatoon — Ayden Kitchen and Bar & Sticks and Stones — so he understands how to run a tight ship. He makes a habit of throwing himself out of the frying pan and into the fire; he handles pressure well and rises to whatever challenge he encounters.

Brett Theriault

Account Manager

Carolynn Bergen

Carolynn deftly traffics projects through the agency and plans social content for media channels, bringing clarity, efficiency, and levity to every task under her care. She gracefully juggles social advertising campaigns and account coordination fluidly and simultaneously. Keeping things organized, on track and on budget is second nature to her, and she does it all with a smile.

Carolynn Bergen

Account & Media Coordinator, Social Media Manager

Jennifer Bergen

Jenn’s level of organization and unfailing attention to detail ensure that everything is accurate and on time. From billing and accounts receivable, to administration and office management, Jenn is responsible for keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently behind the scenes.

Jennifer Bergen

Account Coordinator, Accounting Administrator

Reuben Bugera

Reuben sees advertising as the ultimate form of strategic problem solving. He approaches every aspect of a creative concept—from message to visuals to tone—as a piece in a larger puzzle. He believes that the key to successful advertising is utilizing each component to produce a cohesive final product. It’s a challenge, but that’s what he loves most about it.

Reuben Bugera

Art Director

Carl Sheldon

Along with specializing in film and design, Carl has over 15 years of multi-platform experience in branding and visual communications. He understands what goes into executing and managing projects successfully and is a master of brand identities, creative direction and storytelling.

Carl Sheldon

Art Director, Videographer

Alyssa Rudyck

Years of experience producing content for clients of all shapes and sizes has equipped Alyssa with the ability to tackle any medium or topic with confidence. With a knack for creative wordplay and a passion for concept ideation, she always strives to find the most engaging way to get the message across.

Alyssa Rudyck

Copywriter

Adam Swalm

Adam's academic background in philosophy helps him obsess over minute distinctions, write (more or less) grammatically, and procrastinate just enough to get the creative adrenaline flowing. He believes that getting to the heart of concepts, impressions, and statements is what branding is all about.

Adam Swalm

Copywriter

Candace Froese

As the most senior member of our production team, Candace’s proven ability to take designs from concept to fruition ensures every project we touch meets our high quality standards. Responsible for the consistency of brand and visual accuracy of all work MGM produces, Candace’s production skills and eye for detail make her the final line of defense for pixel perfection.

Candace Froese

Production Supervisor, Procurement Coordinator

Teresa Karr

Teresa is the maestro executing every deliverable in a campaign, drawing on her years of experience and quick problem-solving skills to make the most of each layout. With a background in design, Teresa not only knows how to polish a concept to a high gloss before it goes out the door, she also has a strong understanding of the fundamentals that make a campaign great.

Teresa Karr

Production & Website Specialist