Meet The Team

Dave Manga, President

Arguably the smartest man in North America, David Manga, is easily the hardest working. He’s so eager to get to work each morning that he often neglects to eat, shave, or shower, to the dismay of everyone else in the office.

Dylan Durand, Chief Operating Officer

I have been with Outset Media since 2001, and work in operations and IT. When I am not busy taking a break with my feet on my desk, I can usually be found eating lunch or socializing near the water cooler. After all, I deserve to nap during business hours since my three kids keep me busy with hockey, basketball, swimming, soccer, music, homework, and more.

Oscar Correia, International Sales & Production Sourcing Manager

The very first game that Outset Media made and sold was also my first project with this company. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with Dave, Dylan, Allegra, Shaun and the rest of the team on a number of projects in my former capacity as a print and packaging vendor. It is with that experience in mind that I can say how exciting it was to join the Outset Media team in 2013.

Iain Lang, Canadian Account Manager

In an effort to re-locate to my favourite Vancouver Island, I joined a bright, committed and energetic board game company called Outset Media. That was 9 years ago! With a great cross section of young minds and creativity I have been excited to be part of this ever-growing team.

Paul Albhouse, Canadian Account Representative

I have been a Canadian Account Representative at Outset Media since 2002. Being part of a company that creates and distributes family products with an emphasis on fun and education is tremendously rewarding.

Nicole O'Farrell, Canadian Sales Princess

I am the self-proclaimed Sales Princess and a wannabe runner, book lover and mother of two eating machines (twin boys) and one lovely daughter. My sales career began in the Natural Foods and Supplements Industry eight years ago. When the opportunity arose to make the switch from vitamins and health food to toys and games, in 2008, it was a no brainer for me and I haven’t looked back.

Natasha Howland, Canadian Administrator

My name is Natasha, but I am not Russian, nor am I a cartoon character (Rocky & Bullwinkle reference). I moved to Victoria in 2005, joined the Outset Media team in March 2008 and I still love every minute of it. I live with my boyfriend and our cat, Pixie.

Gareth Turner, US Sales Manager

I am married to a wonderful woman with whom I share the joy of raising two incredible boys. My favorite pastimes include; reading, surfing, kiteboarding, snowboarding, family camping trips, family game nights and being involved in the boys sports. I believe in the importance of family time and firmly believe that our products help create positive family interaction.

Gary Adshade, US Sales

I have been with Outset Media for just under two years and I have been in sales for only 43 years. I have sold everything from life insurance to fiber optics and I can honestly say I have never had as much fun as selling games and puzzles.

Lianne Valente, US Accounts Receivable

By day, I am Accounts Receivable, US Administration and Proof Reader all in one.  By night, I’m 'Mama' to my one year old son, Alex and 'Hey You' to my wonderful husband, Steven.  I’ve been a member of the Outset Media family since August 2010, and I’ve been working in the toy and game industry for over 15 years in retail so I’ve had a great time learning both sides of the business.