Our Team

Christina Ferreira

Christina radiates a positive energy. With her talent, charm and experience she easily develops solid relationships with her clients, colleagues and vendors. This ability allows her to relate to her client needs, and have a greater understanding of their vision, goals and objectives for their event. She is dedicated to providing quality service to all of her clients while remaining time sensitive and budget aware. Full bio for founder and principal of Impact Events / Christina is here: about Christina

Her focus in our company: Event Production, Vancouver Events, Kelowna Events, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Budgeting, Team Management, Client Management, Recruitment, Political Candidates

Portfolio includes: BC Seafood Festival, Mamas for Mamas, Central Okanagan Hospice Association, Kelowna Foundation, Big White Ski Resort Ltd., Tourism Kelowna, BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, Brad Sieben (Kelowna City Councillor), Loyal Wooldridge (Kelowna City Council), Tracy Gray (MP, Kelowna-Lake Country) more clients & events here: portfolio

Kendra Norman

Recently moving back to Canada from the UK, Kendra has spent 5 years here and abroad in the Events/ Hospitality industry. With her diploma from SAIT in Hospitality Management, Undergraduate Degree in Events Management from Manchester Metropolitan University paired with her industry experience and an eye for detail, Kendra is a welcoming asset to the IMPACT Events team. She has planned, worked and executed a wide range of events including conferences, wine festivals, weddings, expos and community events in the UK, Calgary and now locally here in Kelowna. When she’s not working on the next upcoming event she is exploring the beautiful Okanagan and everything it has to offer!

Her focus in our company: Event Production, Program/Content Development, Sponsorship Development

Portfolio includes: Dine Around Okanagan, Prince George, Kamloops, Mamas for Mamas Gala, Swinging With The Stars, BC Seafood Festival

Cynthia Gunsinger

From the hustle and bustle of Toronto, now located in British Columbia, Cynthia brings the awesome wherever she goes. She has a knack for seeing potential everywhere and uses that to great effect in coaching, consulting, event planning and community building. With more than five years of experience planning and executing community events, Cynthia lives and breathes sales. Onsite, Cynthia makes attendees feel welcome, manages celebrity speakers with ease and has an overall finger on the pulse of the event.

Her focus in our company: Speaker Management, Sponsorship Recruitment, Exhibitor Recruitment, Volunteer Recruitment

Portfolio includes: Learn It Kelowna, Digital Okanagan, Gunsinger Coaching, Just Be Friends, Noomii.

 Jessica Samuels

Jessica is a communicator at heart who believes everyone has a compelling story just waiting to be told. She has spent more than 12 years in Broadcast Journalism working in every aspect of the industry; as a producer for national television and radio; as host of her own talk radio program; as a television news anchor and reporter; a videographer; an online web editor; and a contributing columnist for an online magazine. Today, Jessica uses her communication and media skills in the non-profit sector, working to bring awareness to the causes she supports – strategically and effectively getting their messages out through print, video and social media platforms.

Her focus in our company: Communications, Strategic Messaging, Content Development, Social Media Marketing, (Media Relations)

Portfolio includes:  Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Kelowna Branch, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Hope for the Nations, Elizabeth Frye Society, Canadian Celiac Conference – Kelowna, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

Chrystal Myers

 With over 10 years of web and print design experience I have been creating noticeable and unique creations for employers and clients alike. I am born and raised in Kelowna, BC and my creative mix and local perspective provides a whimsical yet practical touch to my projects. I enjoy freelancing as it affords me the opportunity to quickly pound out code in the wee hours of the morning as well as allows me to spend time with my family during the day. When I’m not talking about myself you can find me at the nearest Starbucks drive thru, smashing bodies at Roller Derby practice, dreaming about my next quilt design or sweating in a hot yoga class.

Her focus in our company: Graphic Design, Branding, Websites

Portfolio includes: Okanagan Roller Derby Association, Fat Cat Children’s Festival, Firefighters Without Borders Canada, Misconduct Wine Company, Zamoof! Magazine

Nicole Ferreira

 Nicole has spent her days for the last 10 years as an accountant in many different business sectors. With the analytical side of her brain covered, she always looks for opportunities to put her creativity to use. Being part of a team of marketing, public relations and event producers allows her to assist in working with budgets big or small to get the most “wow” for your money.

Her focus in our company: Budgeting, Financials for Business

Portfolio includes: S&P Real Estate, IBM Global Services, Social Media NZ, Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery