CATRINA ELLIOTT . president/founder . [email protected]
A natural leader, driven entrepreneur with a keen eye for business opportunities and an incredibly positive person to be around every day. She’s the Winner of the Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Achievement Awards, Director of the International Widows and Orphans Fund and gives her time and resources to many local charities. She has taken several businesses, including Elite Image, from start-ups to thriving enterprises using innovative approaches, strategic partnerships and a whole lot of elbow grease! She can even drive an excavator, which we think is pretty boss, so we’re trying to find one to put her skills to the test.
SHAYLEE ALLESTER . manager . [email protected]
Shaylee is Elite’s go to girl, in charge of taking care of all of our existing clients. She always goes above and beyond with the utmost professionalism when it comes to customer service. Shaylee truly is a unicorn in the business industry with her infectious smile and superb attention to detail. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family, painting, and cooking, just to name a few of her favourites.
RENE UVANILE . print manager . [email protected]
Meet our Print Manager. What can we say about him? He’s a master printer, knows everything about it and it shows in his work. Rene is a no-nonsense work guy, who will work into the wee hours if it means getting something done. Outside of work, he’s a bit of a rugged, manly gentleman. He likes to go quading, play hockey and enjoy a good movie. If you have any questions about print, Rene is the guy to ask.
JULIE MODRZEJEWSKA . project coordinator . [email protected]
Julie is Catrina’s right-hand woman, helping run the show from behind the scenes. She wears many hats, and is learning to juggle everything thrown at her with finesse and a smile. She likes to keep extra busy by also working as a personal trainer and nanny, while still finding time to enjoy the simple things in life. She’s always out and about on adventures, trail running with her pups, and exploring our beautiful island she now calls home.
HAILEY KOLODYCHUK . marketing coordinator . [email protected]
Hailey has joined our team as our Marketing Coordinator. She is the first smiling face you see when you walk into our office. Hailey is an island girl through and through. Born and raised in this beautiful harbour city of ours, she is so happy to call this home! She loves the outdoors, spending her free time kayaking and hiking. She enjoys cooking and spending quality time with friends an family. She has recently added a new addition to her family, an adorable French Bulldog named Stella. Swing by the office to say hello and meet the team!
JACKSON NEWSHAM . print production
“Action Jackson.” He’s a man of few words and many colour-matched outfits. This guy keeps Rene in check, and probably does all their work for them. Jackson does a lot of the heavy lifting in the print shop, and is responsible for making sure that everything is bound, packaged and ready to go to the customer.
CINDY PETERS . graphic designer . [email protected]
Meet Cindy, our Senior Designer. Cindy is a quirky, outgoing individual with a strong sense of value and creativity. She strives to provide the client with solid communication and a unique and well-balanced design. With over a decade of graphic design experience (award winning!), she is also skilled in writing and editing, pre-press operations, print production, troubleshooting and much more. In her spare time, you will find Cindy hiking with her dog, camping, reading/writing, singing karaoke or shoe shopping. When asked what it is she loves about design: “It’s empowering – taking an idea and creating a visual piece that not only represents the client, but also inspires the outside world in some way.”
NATHAN CRAUSE . code monkey . [email protected]
Nathan is the front-line software and website developer. Obsessed with code purity and re-usability, with a focus on systems which can be managed by the user without needing in-depth knowledge of the complexities of modern technologies. Nathan has a history in developing large corporate systems, ranging from corporate Intranets to real-time stock market systems as the primary technical liason with the London Stock Exchange. He brings all this wealth of knowledge to making WordPress sites.
KELSEY SIEMENS . graphic design . [email protected]
Kelsey is our junior graphic designer, she shares a big passion for design, marketing and the outdoors. When not behind the computer you will find adventuring the outdoors. Kelsey enjoys horseback riding, ice hockey, snowboarding, paddle boarding, hiking and of course cuddling her vizsla!
MASON KELLY . print production
Mason Kelley is the newest member of our print dream team! Originally from Winnipeg, he moved here to play football for the VI Raiders. He has been playing football since he was nine years old and is an all-star defensive lineman. He loves the physically active lifestyle and tries to get outside to explore our beautiful island as much as possible in his free time. Mason also enjoys volunteering when he is not busy at work or playing football. Swing by the office or down to the football field to say hello! 🙂
SEAN McAULIFFE . print production
Sean lives in Nanaimo but originates from Vancouver. Since living here, he has discovered how serene island life is. Sean has worked in the print industry his entire career so far, and is now a member of the print production team at Elite. When he’s not working he is studying as an engineering student at VIU. Sean is also an amateur astronomer in his spare time.
MADDIE ZEMEK . accounts receivable/payable . [email protected]
Maddie is Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. If you have any questions about any invoice or anything billing related, give Maddie a call. While she was born and raised on the island, she was never a stranger to travelling the world. However, she still hasn’t found a more beautiful place than Vancouver Island. When not at work, she enjoys playing card games and board games with friends.
KIM CISAROSKI . accounts payable . [email protected]
What can we say about Kim? Well, to begin with she is more organized than a person without a team of assistants should be. Oh, and she’s tough as nails, but in the best kind of way! She is a genius with the numbers and is the heart of our Financial Department. She genuinely cares about her clients and is always on the lookout for their best interest.
KIM RASBERRY . accounts receivable/payable . [email protected]
Rasberry is Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable. If you have any billing related questions please don’t hesitate to give Kim a call. Her friendly demeanor makes paying a pleasure. Kim was born and raised in Nanaimo. She has been married for 25 years with two great sons, and is happy to welcome her two daughters-in-law to family this year. In her off time she enjoys traveling, mostly to Cuba, camping, skiing and golfing.
Kelly Henderson . Manager
With 37 years in the print industry Kelly brings a team approach dynamic to managing the work place and his fellow employees at Coastal Colour Printing. With many years of playing sports, he has now hung up the blades to focus on his love for gardening on beautiful Vancouver Island, and the joy of being a grandparent.
Gary Saunders . Pressman
Gary has been with Coastal Colour Printing since 1995. Gary likes to spend time with his family and enjoy the outdoors, such as hiking, fly fishing and mountain biking. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, and fortunate enough to call it home.
Rod Wotherspoon . Small offset Press & Letterpress Pressman
Rod joined Coastal in 2004. He moved to Vancouver Island in 1971 from Ontario and is still charmed by the Island’s natural beauty. Rod and his wife Chris love spending time with their 6 grandkids and family times at their cottage on Mudge Island.
Corey Henderson . Receptionist
After 23 years as a school librarian in Calgary, Corey and her husband decided to make the move to beautiful Vancouver Island. She joined Coastal Colour 2 years ago when the need for a receptionist arose. Corey loves working alongside her husband Kelly and the rest of the team. Corey’s many frequent visits with their family and especially the grandchildren are the highlights for her. Out of her many hobbies, gardening is her passion.
James Cook . Pre-press/Layout Artist
James has been with Coastal Colour for 5 years now. He was born in Nelson, BC. James began his printing career in bindery & the operation of offset presses in Montreal. Returning to BC, he expanded into digital typesetting and page layout. At Coastal Colour James produces the film and burns the plates for the presses as well as digital and large format printing.
Jonathan MacPherson . Prepress Tech and IT Support
Jonathan has been working in Print and Web design for almost 20 years. He finished a MSc. in Biology from UBC and has been in print and web with a side of catering ever since. He is an aspiring Bon Vivant, whose happy places include: Paddling his canoe in a local lake, Cooking up a feast for family or friends, or chilling on some tropical beach.
BRUNO . office pup . [email protected]
Bruno is a sweet boy and a good soul with a very tender heart. He is super friendly with all dogs, and makes friends with anybody (including donkeys!) Bruno loves long walks and never seems to tire out.
TIA . office pup . [email protected]
Tia is a lovable princess, and she especially loves you if you have food. Any food. In fact, she loves food so much that she can hear the tiniest crinkle of the smallest piece of cellophane and comes running. Tia is the big boss around here, don’t underestimate all seven pounds of her, she knows what she wants and nothing gets in her way.
GLO . office pup . [email protected]
Glo is our darling rescue from Peurto Vallarta. She’s a shy little girl, but her curiosity often gets the best of her. She’ll timidly give newcomers a tiny sniff before running away, just to coyly run back and do it again. While she’s still warming up to her new surroundings, copying everything her big brother, Bruno, does definitely instill a newfound confidence in her.