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Wednesday , 2 December 2020

Meet the Team

Jena Colbourne

Chief Executive Officer

As a founding member of the Lakeland Connect team, Jena oversees the content creation of the website and its social media presence.

Armed with a marketing, management and communications background Jena enjoys the creative aspects of Lakeland Connect, as such she is able to navigate the online world with ease.

Chad Colbourne

Chief Sales Officer

As a founding member of Lakeland Connect Chad oversees the sales department. Working closely with the creative director Chad is able to discover new opportunities for clients.

Known affectionately as Husband Chad, his winning smile & personality create positive relationships throughout the community and region. Chad serves as a Town Councilor for the Town of Bonnyville since 2017.

Caitlyn Bush

Sales Manager

Joining the Lakeland Connect team in 2018, Caitlyn brings a bubbly personality, drive and enthusiasm to every project. She’s able to discover new opportunities for client sales and create personal campaigns.

With a background in broadcasting, Caitlyn understand the importance of engagement and will help you create meaningful ads that attract the right clientele.

Michael Menzies

Editor-at-large

Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues.

He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues.

Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock.

He also likes to buy books and read some of them.

Elijah Janvier

Videographer/Producer

Elijah joined the Lakeland Connect team in the summer of 2019 after attending  Toronto Film School. Raised on Cold Lake First Nations, Elijah brings a knowledge of the region with his fresh style of videography.

Elijah is excited to be able to raise his young family on Frog Lake First Nations, while working in the community.

Meredith Kerr

Reporter

Meredith Kerr moved to St. Paul for a career in journalism and morning radio in 2014 expecting to stay for six months to a year. Since then, she has put down roots in the form of a husband, a mortgage, two babies, and a poorly behaved dog.

She continues to work as a reporter until such time as she finishes her book and becomes fabulously wealthy from the royalties.

Meredith also serves as a member at large on the St. Paul Library Board and volunteers as a Beaver leader for the 1st St. Paul Scout Group.

Angela Mouly

Reporter

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect team after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art.

She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition.

Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people’s many adventures and sharing their stories.

Chris Lapointe

Producer

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use.

He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect’s publications.

Jenny Pettigrew

Sales

Jenny was raised in the Lloydminster/Kitscoty area. She has been in sales for about 13 years. Selling everything from coffee, office and shop supplies, oil field chemicals to the finest lenses and frames.

Jenny is a people person and loves being out in the public. She believe great customer service is the key to a successful business.

When she’s not out meeting with customers, you can find Jenny singing at karaoke, home or her car… really anywhere!

Jenny is a proud mom of three beautiful girls and says above all else, being a mom is her greatest accomplishment.

Christa Jelschen

Creative & Content Designer

Christa is our social media content creator and graphic designer.

She has a passion for connecting people and communities and helping our local businesses get their message out through social media.

A mother of two, Christa also runs a successful home based make up business. When not wrangling children or updating Facebook for clients, she likes to go fishing with her husband of eight years.

Christa has been local to the Lakeland for most of her life, having lived in Bonnyville since elementary school.

Kristy L’Hirondelle

Office Manager