Thursday , 22 October 2020

Meet Our Team

Meet our amazing team.

We’re a talented group of creative individuals interested in providing our community with reliable reporting of news, sports & events, while delivering engaging & entertaining content.

Tre Lopushinsky

Editor

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting.

During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams.

Some residents may know him as being the “giant employee” in the community for the past two years.

Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

 

Elliott Knopp

Reporter

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT’s Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career.

He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

Montana Getty

Reporter

Montana is a recent graduate of the NAIT Television program where many greats have come and gone. She is inquisitive and committed, especially when focusing on her passions, which include but are not limited to sports and videography.

Her curious nature helps take her to new heights as she strives for excellence. Her sense of humour shows no boundaries as she makes her way through life with a passionate and positive outlook.

Angela Mouly

Reporter

Angela comes to Lloyd Connect team after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art.

She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition.

Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people’s many adventures and sharing their stories.

Michael Menzies

Editor-at-large

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues.

He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues.

Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock.

He also likes to buy books and read some of them.

Justin Iverson

Sales

Justin hit the ground running when he left broadcast school as he was the first to graduate from his SAIT class, and has been in the industry ever since. Prior to working in broadcasting he worked in sales and was always around it growing up. Though Justin is new to Lloydminster he isn’t new to the region. He was on the air in Wainwright and was always doing things in and around Lloyd for his station. So if he looks familiar, that’s most likely why.

Justin is all about community and puts local events, news and businesses first. He knows that Lloydminster and region have a lot to offer and is excited to meet you. Justin is a huge people person so if you see him out and about make sure you say hi!

Chad Colbourne

Chief Sales Officer

As a founding member of the Connect team, Chad oversees the sales department. Working closely with the creative department Chad is able to discover new opportunities for clients.

Known affectionately as Husband Chad, his winning smile & personality create positive relationships throughout the community and region. Chad serves as a Town Councillor for the Town of Bonnyville since 2017.

Jenny Pettigrew

Sales

Jenny was raised in the Lloydminster/Kitscoty area. She has been in sales for about 13 years. Selling everything from coffee, office and shop supplies, oil field chemicals to the finest lenses and frames.

Jenny is a people person and loves being out in the public. She believe great customer service is the key to a successful business.

When she’s not out meeting with customers, you can find Jenny singing at karaoke, home or her car… really anywhere!

Jenny is a proud mom of three beautiful girls and says above all else, being a mom is her greatest accomplishment.

 

Jena Colbourne

Chief Executive Officer

As a founding member of the Connect team, Jena oversees the company and the content creation of the website and its social media presence.

Armed with a marketing, management and communications background Jena enjoys the creative aspects of Lloyd Connect, as such she is able to navigate the online world with ease.