Michael is a graduate of the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship program at Mount Royal University in Calgary. He begin his career in graphic design and photography and now his expertise in layout, user-interface and user experience spans web, mobile and interactive. Michael also has 10+ years of experience as a director, cinematographer, and editor at feature films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials that includes managing cast and crews of 5 to 45 people. Michael is a member of OnScreen Manitoba and the Documentary Organization of Canada, and a board member of Theatre by the River.


John is a graduate of the Asper School of business with majors in finance and marketing. He started his career with The North West Company, and over eight years progressed from market research to financial analyst to property manager. He has been self-employed as a business consultant for 10+ years, with expertise in business valuations and acquisitions, commercial leasing, and start-ups. John earned a degree in English literature from the University of Manitoba, and has published books of poetry, non-fiction, and graphic novels. He is on the board of the Winnipeg Review and is a past-president of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild.