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

Portfolio includes: Big White Ski Resort Ltd., Tourism Kelowna, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Festivals Kelowna, Hotel Eldorado Kelowna, more clients & events here: portfolio

Sehra Bremner

Sehra relocated from the UK to Canada 3 years ago and has 20 years under her belt working in-house for large corporate marketing teams and within event agencies managing technology and non-profit clients. She has extensive experience in managing multi-million dollar budgets, finances and creating programs that deliver ROI. She has created strategic event campaigns from sponsorship development, to marketing and communications on programs as large as 8,000 delegates throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America for well known brands such as VMware, Barclays and Gartner.

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

Portfolio includes: Pinstripe Productions, Accelerate Okanagan, Metabridge, Interzone, VMware

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

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

Sarah McCurrach

Sarah joins the team with over 7 years of experience in event planning and grassroots fundraising. She has led a variety of community events in BC and ON, including banquets and social events, non-profit fundraisers, and municipal and provincial conferences in student leadership and environmental education. Sarah also has experience in private sector event planning, both for the small business community and for large scale corporations. A passionate advocate for environmental awareness and action, Sarah is committed to building a new model for sustainable event planning. Sarah brings strong attention to detail and keen awareness of brand to assist in all aspects of event coordination.

Her focus in our company: Vendor Sourcing, Volunteer Coordination, Conference and Event Support

Portfolio includes: Ontario Ministry of Labour, MotivationEngine, Queen’s University Career Services

Jessica Samuels

Jessica is a communicator at heart who believes everyone has a compelling story just waiting to be told. She has spend more than 12 years in Broadcast Journalism working in every aspect of the industry; as a producer for national television and radio, as a host for her own talk radio program, as a television news anchor and reporter, a videographer, vide editor and a contributing columnist for an online magazine. More recently Jessica has taken her media  skills and knowledge and put them to use 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. When not working or volunteering as an advisor for various non-profit organizations you can find Jessica hanging out with her family and exploring the Okanagan’s food, wine and landscape.

Her focus in our company: Communications, Social Media Marketing, Blogging

Portfolio includes: Elizabeth Frye Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Global Citizen Kelowna, Canadian Celiac Conference – Kelowna, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission – 30k Club Help Portrait, Yoga For Youth.

Lindsay Stilborn

In the past five years I have devoted my time to working in Social Media, specifically helping small and medium businesses get started.  I work with businesses to create a strategy on how to use social media to get in front of your key audience(s) and get their attention.  Social media, as it isn’t like traditional marketing channels, it is a two way communication channel so your content needs to reflect that.  I work with clients to understand how to connect with their audience and engage with them.  As social media is more crowded, I also work with companies to create effective ads on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Her focus in our company: Social Media Strategy, Social Media Content Planning, Social Media Advertising

Portfolio includes: Interior Savings Credit Union, Plexus Audio Visual Inc, Prestige Hotels and Resorts, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Festivals Kelowna.

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