Prior to taking over ownership of Allegra Marketing Print Design, Stephen spent over 25 years in senior marketing positions in major Tier One consumer organizations, including roles as Director of Marketing at Coca-Cola, Canada Bread and Rogers Communications. His passion is brands, and his skill is developing simple, strategic marketing concepts and converting them into sales generating executions. In his role at Allegra, Stephen oversees all major projects, and manages as many as he can! He has transformed Allegra from a simple printing company to a one-stop marketing and communication resource for small businesses across York Region and beyond.
Jo-Anne has been in the marketing and advertising business for over 35 years and has worked with both larger and smaller agencies. She has been exposed to both corporate multi national clients as well as retail clients which includes smaller markets focused on local area marketing. She loves the one on one client relationship she has built working at Allegra and feels that all her experience supports her everyday activities at Allegra. Jo-Anne is very approachable, and is willing to answer any questions you might have.
Emily graduated from Seneca College in 2011 earning a Diploma with Honours in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. She then continued her academic studies at Ryerson University where she graduated in 2013 earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a Major in Business Management specializing in Marketing Management. Immediately after university, Emily fulfilled a 3 month internship at St. Joseph's Communications, Media Group where she served as a Marketing and Communications Intern for publications such as FASHION Magazine, Men's FASHION, Glow, Canadian Family, Weddingbells and Mariage Québec. Throughout that same year, she continued to volunteer for St. Joseph's at various social events gaining experience and knowledge in the PR world. Emily has been working in the retail industry for over 8 years in a variety of positions from sales associate, merchandise coordinator to keyholder. She takes great pride in her ability to provide great customer service and with a mix of her education in marketing, Emily is confident that in her role at Allegra she can make any client's business vision or simply any routine business needs come to life by creating lasting relationships.
Victoria is a professional graphic designer with over 15 years of experience working with large corporations such as DuPont, Unicef, Smart Canada and small companies and entrepreneurs. Her career began in print, focusing on logos, stationery, and brochures. In 2006 she started working on website design, user interfaces and multimedia developments. She has strong project management skills and she's passionate about helping client's to communicate their own unique message. "I love art in all its forms. My goal is to make the world a better place through design. As Pablo Picasso said: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls".