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Magnetsigns... team
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Tracy Peterson
Accounting Assistant
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Tracy Peterson
Accounting Assistant

“Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots” – Paulo Coelho

Bio

Tracy Peterson is the friendly voice on the phone when you call Magnetsigns Home Office. She is also a critical member of our administration team, overseeing accounts payable and handling many of the financial interactions with our network of Magnetsigns franchisees across Canada and the United States. A team member since 2013, Tracy’s favourite part of her job is working with our dedicated group of Magnetsigns franchises. Tracy has a passion for health and fitness. She dedicates much of her time to CrossFit and the pleasures of cooking, spending time with her niece and travelling.

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Kate Holliday
Creative Director
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Kate Holliday
Creative Director

“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” – Ralph Speth

Bio

Kate Holliday is Magnetsigns Creative Director. Kate oversees our Creative & Print Department and loves the creative part of her job, designing sign layouts, advertisements, brochures and other items for our Magnetsigns franchisees and corporate accounts clients. Kate has a creative mind and is always looking for ways to improve systems, processes and products. Kate’s favourite part of her role is the time she spends with franchisees and members of our home office team.

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Ron Spangler
General Manager, Supply and Services
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Ron Spangler
General Manager, Supply and Services

“Be who you are. And say what you feel. Because those who mind, don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.” – Dr Seuss

Bio

Ron Spangler is Magnetsigns General Manager, Supply and Services. Ron, who has been with Magnetsigns since March of 2009, plays a big role in the success of the company. Ron manages Magnetsigns Supply and oversees our full service print shop. He also looks after Magnetsigns IT issues and has a key role in franchise support, training and special events. Ron has built strong relationships throughout the Magnetsigns network and enjoys working with franchisees to help them find success. Ron’s favourite past times include reading, playing World of Tanks and World of Warships and looking after a brood of 120 chickens.

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Stuart Erskine
President
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Stuart Erskine
President

“How you do anything is how you do everything”
– Derek Sivers

Bio

Stuart Erskine is the President of Magnetsigns Advertising. Stuart has been with the company since September of 1997 when he purchased one of the first Magnetsigns franchises in Alberta. Stuart oversees the Magnetsigns growth and development, provides leadership and vision and heads our management team. Stuart is also an adventurer with a passion for long distance running and high altitude climbing. Among his accomplishments are the summiting of Mount Everest, completion of the Seven Summits challenge and participation in many of the world’s great endurance races including the Marathon des Sables, a six-day 250 km run across the Sahara Desert.

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Darren Wagner
VP Operations
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Darren Wagner
VP Operations

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton

Bio

Darren Wagner is the Vice President of Operations for Declare Brands. Darren is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is responsible for managing all aspects of Operations provided for Magnetsigns franchises including support and strategic planning. Darren is married with 2 kids, who are busy in Soccer and Hockey, and is an active coach. Darren is also an Oakland Raiders and Edmonton Oilers fan and enjoys his time out at the lake when he is not working.

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Wendy Rood
Production Manager
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Wendy Rood
Production Manager

The best preparaton for good work tomorrow is to do good work today” – Elbert Hubbard

Bio

Wendy Rood is the hard-working head of Magnetsigns full service print shop. Her main role is producing printed signs, graphics and other items for our North American Network of franchises and our Corporate Accounts clients. Wendy, who joined the team in 2010, also works in Magnetsigns Supply, assists our accounting department and contributes in countless other ways. Wendy is busy away from the office as well working on the family farm, enjoying art and design, and woodworking. She is also an avid curling fan and loves spending time with her St. Bernard and her beautiful yard and garden.

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Ron O'Keefe
Regional Operations Manager East
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Ron O'Keefe
Regional Operations Manager East

“You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

Bio

Ron O’keefe is Magnetsigns Regional Operations Manager for Eastern Canada. Ron has an extensive background in sales and marketing and is passionate about mentoring, training and sharing experiences with Magnetsigns’ network of sign advertising professionals. Ron also works extensively with clients who participate in our Corporate Accounts program, providing best-in class customer service for national and regional sign placements. Away from the office, Ron enjoys touring across Ontario on his motorcycle and spending time with his two amazing daughters. He is also an Ottawa Senators fan and a self-confessed news junkie.

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Sid Sadik
Regional Operations Manager West
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Sid Sadik
Regional Operations Manager West

“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” – Rocky Balboa

Bio

Sid is Regional Operations Manager for Wesstern Canada. A former multi-franchise owner with Second Cup appreciates the important relationship between franchisees and home office and is dedicated to helping our franchise partners achieve their goals and objective though solid communication and support. Sid also assist with our Corporate Accounts program for national and regional advertisers. Sid has been involved in the Edmonton soccer community for the past 35 years as a player, coach, and manager for men’s and kids teams. He also enjoy swimming and spending time with my wife and two little guys Noah and Rami.

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Lloyd Sehn
VP Franchising
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Lloyd Sehn
VP Franchising

“Obstacles are those frightful things that you see when you take your eyes off your goals” – Henry Ford

Bio

Lloyd has been with Magnetsigns since 2000 when he purchased a franchise in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After a very successful experience, Lloyd joined our Home Office team in 2002. As VP Franchising, Lloyd’s role is to help grow and develop the Magnetsigns brand in Canada and the United States. Over the years, Lloyd has helped introduce many of our current franchisees to the Magnetsign business oppportunity. Lloyd is passionate about the Magnetsigns brand and knows from experience that our product gets results for our clients. Lloyd is an avid sports fan and athlete. He plays and coaches hockey, has more than 20 full marathon finishes to his credit and three Ironman finishes. He has also served on the board of the Spectra Credit Union.

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Janet Wancho
Manager, Magnetsigns Camrose-Wetaskiwin
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Janet Wancho
Manager, Magnetsigns Camrose-Wetaskiwin

Don’t try to please everyone.  Just do what you know is right and keep it simple.

Bio

Janet Wancho is the Manager of Magnetsigns Camrose-Wetaskiwin, our only corporately-owned franchise operated out of our home office in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. Janet who has been with Magnetsigns since September of 2015, has a strong business background and has lived in the community for more than 30 years. Janet is passionate about Magnetsigns and helping her customers find success. Janet enjoys an active lifestyle that includes time spent playing ball, volleyball and camping. This proud mother of three is also very active in the community.

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Brett Browne
Director Shared Services
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Brett Browne
Director Shared Services

“Believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place” – Brad Henry

Bio

Brett Browne is the Director of Shared Services for Declare Brands. A team member since 2010, Brett is responsible for managing many of the services provided for Magnetsigns franchises including training and development, marketing, communications and web services. Brett also works with our Corporate Accounts team assisting large national and regional advertisers to place effective curbside advertising regionally and nationally using our nation-wide network of Magnetsigns franchises. Brett is a husband and father of two who enjoys time spent with friends, coaching and participating in sports, cheering for the Montreal Canadiens and shooting pool.

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Kyle Montgomery
Design Strategist
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Kyle Montgomery
Design Strategist

“Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind,” Casey Neistat

Bio

Kyle Montgomery is a very talented designer in our Magnetsigns creative Department. Kyle’s creativity extends across a number of important roles including creative consulting, layout design and printing and production support. Kyle is a self-described techy, whose favourite part of his role is working creatively with our franchises and interacting with our Home Office team.

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Carla Thompson
Coordinator, Magnetsigns Corporate Accounts Program
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Carla Thompson
Coordinator, Magnetsigns Corporate Accounts Program

“Be humble and kind.”

Bio

Carla Thompson is Magnetsigns Corporate Accounts Program Coordinator. As the point of contact between our Corporate Accounts Clients and our network of Magnetsigns franchisees, Carla is a detail oriented professional with a passion for providing best in class customer service. Carla who has been with Magnetsigns since 2014, enjoys the diversity of her role, managing successful sign advertising campaigns across Canada on behalf of our corporate accounts clients. Outside of Magnetsigns, Carla enjoys time spent with friends and creating tasty culinary delights.

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Jeb Carroll
Controller
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Jeb Carroll
Controller

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Bio

Jeb Carroll is Magnetsigns Controller. Jeb, who has been with Magnetsigns since December of 2015, heads up our corporate finance and administration department. Jeb is a big admirer of Magnetsigns’ dynamic franchise model which features low-overhead and excellent earning potential, and is excited to assist Magnetsigns franchise partners to enhance their financial performance. In his free time Jeb pursues a number of hobbies, including astronomy, gardening, wood working and reading.