BARK COMMUNICATIONS - Key Persons


Alex Beemer

Job Titles:
  • Web Developer
Alex studied Interactive Multimedia Development at Algonquin College and has since gained over 5 years of experience in Web Design, Web Development, and some Videography. His skill-set includes ColdFusion, PHP, SQL, Javascript, CSS, and HTML5.

Andrew VanderPloeg

Job Titles:
  • ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
For almost 20 years, Andrew has served our clients with outstanding brand-centric solutions. His work has focused on the management of major technical initiatives (work that has garnered recognition from both the Webby and Davey awards), strategy for numerous branding/rebranding efforts, curriculum development and facilitation of our brand training program, Clarity+, and oversight of much of our own corporate communications. Experience Andrew primarily works with not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, including clients such as ShareWord, Church Growth Resources, and Camino Global, but he has also managed projects for corporate clients: West Elgin Mutual, TrojanUV, Nu-Edge Technologies, and YouTube star, Mike Tompkins.

Brian Klassen - President

Job Titles:
  • President
With 31 years in the marketing and communications field, Brian has a lot of experience to draw on. The first part of his career focused on solving brand problems through campaign development and design. More recently, he has focused on idea generation, brand development strategy and team leadership. In his career, Brian has worked with many national and international advertising agencies spanning a number of market sectors including: agriculture, not-for-profits, associations, sports & entertainment, and finance.

Carolyn Majoran

Job Titles:
  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Manager at Bark
Carolyn studied at Tyndale University College and took professional writing courses at George Brown College. She has ten years experience in bookkeeping and client care. Carolyn is the Finance Manager at Bark (we never get on her bad side!) and also supports the team with her strong skill-set in writing and communications. On top of writing, Carolyn loves reading and volunteering at London Christian Academy. She also manages two websites: Soul Crescendo, a site focused on music, and A Fertile Heart, which supports women struggling with infertility.

Hugh Pindur

Job Titles:
  • Creative Director
Hugh has been pushing pixels for 17 years, 13 of those with Bark.

Linda Parry

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Director, Client Services
After graduating from McMaster University (go Marauders), Linda started her professional career in the banking world. This banking environment experience is key to her reputation as a very detail-oriented person. But she needed to let loose, so over 15 years ago Linda made the jump to the agency world and has since worked at a number of agencies, even being in the dragons den for a few years (yes there is a story and she is willing to tell you over a meal). At Bark, Linda is our Director of Client Services, but that doesn't come close to describing all her skills. Besides having client responsibility Linda is the go-to person when buying media or needing to get something produced. From getting teddy bears made, to giant pigs, to large catalogues, Linda has handled it all. Oh and we can't forget to mention she is the person that ensures we all get an ice cream cake on our birthday! After work, Linda jumps in her car and takes off. When not needed around here Linda travels: back home to the Niagara area, to various friends across the province or once a year off across the pond.

Mike Lee

Job Titles:
  • VP of User Experience
After graduating with a programming education from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mike spent a decade focused on web design and development in both Alberta and Ontario before joining the team at Bark in 2014.

Ray Majoran - CEO, CTO

Job Titles:
  • CEO
  • CTO
Ray was able to establish himself at a young age in the information technology field. Upon completing high school, he was recruited to teach computer applications for the Government of Ontario. In 1996, he became a pioneer in the web community by developing websites and database platforms for a number of major brands. In 1998, Hip-HopZone.com, a music site that he founded, designed and developed - was voted "Website of the Year" for the best hip-hop music site in the world and featured on MTV. In 2000, he officially incorporated Gateseven Media Group Inc. - the parent company of Bark Communications and Radiant. Ray is the CEO and CTO of Bark Communications, focusing his efforts on building culture, creativity, strategic partnerships and innovative technology solutions.

Ryan Johnston

Job Titles:
  • Director, Digital Strategy
Ryan began her career working in the digital marketing world helping several non-profit and missions organizations reach their communications goals through strategic planning and content creation.

Steve Gauthier - CTO

Job Titles:
  • CTO

Walter Bax

Job Titles:
  • Web Developer
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