The Team

The Team for the Project

Ellie’s

Community Correspondent

Ellie is our Community Correspondent, and Morale Officer.  She is a Lab/Collie cross and some days she proves to be completely human with her expressions and barks to ensure everyone is not all work and no play.

Ellie also loves to keep track of the international students that Manny and Leaoni host.  She keeps everyone in line and laughing. 

Meet her once, and she will love you forever.

Leaoni Webb

Executive Director/Education Consultant

Leaoni has her Masters in Microsoft Certified Training (MCT) and holds a Provincial Instructor Diploma (PIDP) certification. She has developed educational training curriculum at both the private and Provincial level since 2005, and is always committed to providing an exceptional level of customer experience.

Leaoni was a Senior Education Administrator (SEA) for over 10 years and has in-depth experience providing vocational rehabilitation training for: SISIP, WorkSafeBC, WorkBC, WCB Alberta, WorkLink, ICBC, and CPP Disability clients. She is a respected authority in her field and often called upon to consult directly on vocational rehabilitation plans for WorkSafeBC due to not only her training knowledge, but also her community awareness as to what companies are looking for in skilled workers

Ernest “Manny” Mandrusiak, CD

Business Developer, Educator, Columnist, and Lead Generation and Sales Professional

Accomplished sales and marketing professional, combining a track record of success in driving sales and revenue growth, with expertise in the design and execution of comprehensive marketing strategies. Has demonstrated expertise in orchestrating large scale media and special events, to elevate the presence and image of diverse organizations.

An exceptional communicator and dynamic leader with superior operations experience and relationship building skills developed through a 17-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Intuitive marketer, expert at leveraging digital marketing, social media, lead generation, WordPress, advertising, internet marketing and search engine optimization skills to promote a variety of products and services while still keeping things organic.

Myke Allen

Instructor, Master Graphics Instructor

Myke is a true artist in every way. There is no medium that he has not mastered. As you describe what you are looking for in a project, you will often see him sketching on a scrap of paper. We are always amazed when he turns the paper toward you and asks if this is what you want? He loves to teach and develop new skills in individuals. When Myke isn’t teaching, you can find him hanging out with his son Ryker.

Alex Smith

Chief Technical Officer

Alex is a Project Manager’s Manager.  She understands the big picture as well as the fine details.  She is a master at delegation, and she continually inspires those that work with her to produce the best work that they can.  She is an accomplished web developer and graphic designer who continually has her finger on the pulse of what the hottest trends in the industry are. 

Jacqueline

Digital Marketing specialist

Jacqueline is a Digital Marketing Specialist with an international portfolio of projects.  A native of Brazil, this savvy marketer is now calling Vancouver Island home.  When she is not working with clients of the Project, she is finishing off her Business Administration degree at UVic, 

Jacqueline brings a full toolkit of digital marketing skills to the project; as well, as an acute eye for the digital visualization of our client’s projects.  She is currently also managing ongoing marketing projects in Brazil and Miami.

Heather

Web Developer / Graphic Artist

I am a design & communications professional with over 20 years of experience and success starting as an Art Director with Chicago advertising firm Kennedy and Associates. I am a member of The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Island Women in Science and Technology, The Women’s Club of Evanston, and The Union Club of British Columbia.

My current and past projects include website design, development and deployment; corporate branding; and audio and video production. My clients include the City of Victoria, Black Press Media, Daniel Lapp’s House of Music Society, Pacific Western Brewing, the Greater Victoria Public Library, Mount St. Mary Hospital, Betterthan50®, Island BMW, and the Downtown Victoria Business Association

Deborah

Administrative Assistant

Deborah came to us as a student and simply never left. She acts as Leaoni’s right hand for all things accounting and administrative.

Wolf

SharePoint Instructor

Wolf is everything SharePoint and Project. He has been teaching for several institutions for
years and is not stranger to working with the Project. He enjoys time with his wife Barbi on their
boat “the Caribou” when he is not teaching.

Bronwyn

Vancouver Microsoft Office Instructor

Bronwen has been a long-time friend of the project, and is our resident Vancouver instructor.
She is an accomplished Master Microsoft Instructor, and fits in well with our customized style of
teaching.

Paloma

Legal

Paloma started off as a homestay student with Manny and Leaoni and is now completing her
Masters of Law in Mexico. She offers legal advice to the Team in the form of non-disclosure acts
for some of our clients. We work with all sorts of data and we want to ensure that all of our
client’s data is protected. Paloma makes all of that happen for us.

Amelia

Web Developer/Graphic Artist/Instructor

Amelia is no stranger to the Project. She has worked with Manny and Leaoni off and on for 10 years now.  Amelia is not only a talented graphic artist and web developer, but she is also an awesome Adobe and Microsoft instructor. 

When she is not working with the Project, Amelia can be found working on her transformational coaching business where she help people live better lives. www.ameliabennett.ca