CEO & Chief Trouble Maker
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 my Certified Marketing Specialist certification through the Canadian Marketing Association to help take our client's marketing to the next level. 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. Contact: Karen@AllegraHalton.com
Get'er Done - Production Lead
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' 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. Contact: Orders@AllegraHalton.com
First Impressions Officer
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 28 years with Allegra. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my grandkids and working in my garden. Contact: Service@AllegraHalton.com
Fairy Godmother of Customer Care
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. Contact: Service@AllegraHalton.com
Dynamic Interactions Specialist
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) Contact: Service@AllegraHalton.com
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! Contact: Design@AllegraHalton.com
The newest addition to our amazing team! After graduating from the Advertising & Graphic Design program at Humber College, I gained experience in the public and non-profit sectors, before finally settling into life in the private sector. My artistic passions include design for print, large format printing, and custom vinyl work. I take great pride in the accuracy of my design work. When I'm not pushing the mouse around the screen, you may find me cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs (BUDS ALL DAY!) or playing Dodgeball & Softball with chums. Contact: Design@AllegraHalton.com
Sadie Official Greeter
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 Stress Reliever
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!