Whether it’s a B2C or B2B, small or mid-sized businesses or nonprofits, at the end of the day it’s all about people. The people of Allegra in Burlington are ready to take on all of your Marketing, Print and Mail needs.
We’ve been working with businesses and organizations much like yours in the Burlington region since 1986 and we remain committed to you and our community.
My professional background prior to owning Allegra has been in the creative arts and graphic design, helping clients to effectively communicate their brands and messages. I recently completed Stanford’s ‘Design Thinking’ course to help take our client’s marketing to the next level and the Integrated Branding Certificate with the Canadian Marketing Association. I am Creative Central and Marketing Central Certified with the Allegra University and have passed my certifications with Canada Post. Outside of office hours I enjoy time with family and friends, walking my dogs, puttering in my garden, travelling and cottaging. I have also been known to make an attempt at golfing on occasion.
I have spent my entire career in the print industry from running the presses to teaching college students. I joined Zippy Print in 1986 as their first press operator and quickly moved up the ranks by marrying the boss’s daughter! Today I enjoy making sure our clients have the high quality work they desire, delivered when they need it. I am Creative Central and Marketing Central Certified with the Allegra University and have passed my certifications with Canada Post.
After a successful education from Durham College for Advertising, I started with Allegra in the graphic design department where I happily created spectacular branded designs for our clients. After 6 wonderful years, I went off to expand my experience and run another print shop. Last spring (after the promise of getting a magic wand) I returned to Allegra as their Fairy Godmother of Customer Care! When I’m not making branding dreams come true, I enjoy things and stuff.
My professional background was in the press area of the print industry prior to joining Zippy Print in 1989 as their new Customer Service Representative. I have now been with the company through two generations of ownership and look just celebrated 27 years with Allegra. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my grandkids and working in my garden.
With a history in graphic design and architectural imagery for large scale corporate events and social media management, I love watching businesses build their brands through unique methods! The crazier the better! I am certified in Social Media Marketing through the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada and hold a high honours diploma in Visual Merchandising Arts (Hello, Retail Lovers!). When I’m not at my desk, you can find me chasing my children, with coffee in hand, while checking on client’s social media Insights!
I joined the Allegra Creative Team in June of 2014. By collaborating with my team, it is my goal to create marketing materials which can reach all types of people, inspiring them to engage in a memorable brand experience. I bring an intense passion for exceptional design to the table. Leaving no detail untouched, I will go to great lengths to make sure every task is completed and presented with flair. If I’m not at my computer, you can find me in the kitchen or hiding behind the latest issue of Vogue.
With a diploma from Sheridan College for Media Arts and Business Marketing, I know just how important the fine details are in our projects. When I’m not putting band-aids on my paper cuts, I enjoy cheering on the Buffalo Sabres and rolling outside with Maverick and Sadie (it’s really the reason why I work here)
Sadie joined our team in 2010 when she too was rescued from Attawapiskat, Ontario. She had big paws to fill to keep up with her big brother Willis, but took no time at all convincing the staff, clients and courier drivers that she hadn’t eaten in months and deserved treats every hour on the hour. Her newest role is teaching Maverick the ropes.
Maverick joined our team in July 2016 after a long journey from Alma, Quebec. He has settled in to life as a “working pup”, if only he didn’t have to ride in a car to get home at night. Maverick has been known to charm staff and clients out of a banana!
Contact us today and say hello to your team. We are ready to get to work.