Meet The Team

Natasha Grimsson, 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 still love every minute of it.

I live with my husband Bob, and our cat Pixie. I am a left-handed Pisces who loves animals and travelling – who doesn’t love adventure?!

Gareth Turner, National 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.

Paul Hogan, US Key Accounts Manager

I have been in sales for over 30 years, so when I joined Outset Media it was refreshing to meet like-minded individuals that are genuinely helpful, courteous and eager for my successes, let alone theirs. The camaraderie of the sales team is infectious, but closely aligned with a strong work ethic and a “Customer comes first” approach.

Scott Ballantyne , US Sales

When I started at Outset in 2015, right out of the gate I was on a plane headed to New York to work at one of the industry's largest tradeshows - Toy Fair! I was quickly immersed in product knowledge and introduced to many of our wonderful retailers.

Diana Doherty, US Administrator

At Outset, I provide support for the US Sales Reps. I handle all purchase orders and various forms of incoming communication as well as take care of the US accounts payable.  If you want great Outset games and puzzles, I am here to help make that happen!  One of the things I love about working for Outset Media is the great team environment, when it comes to deadlines everyone pitches in. 

Lauren Collicutt, Administrative Assistant

I am Lauren, the go-to for help or just a quick chat here at Outset Media. I moved to Victoria, BC in 2015 all the way from the Darkside of Nova Scotia for a complete change, and started working with these lovely people as an Administrator. I have a number of responsibilities here, which I manage to take care of with accuracy and a smile – I can pretty much help with anything!

Rob Addison, Administrative Assistant

I graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and have spent the last 8 years in the business sector honing my customer service skills and business management. Now I belong to Outset Media because they know just how awesome I am. I’m that “Real Person” in the office that you’ll talk to when you need help.

Allegra Vernon, Creative Director

I have been Creative Director here for way too long. Does anyone have a job for a night owl that likes to have their own way about all things design? That freaks out if you insult her typography and always leans toward illustrated design solutions so she can draw the pictures? No? Well, I better stay here then. It's not so bad.

Jeremy Fleet, Ghost Designer

Our Graphic Designer, Jeremy Fleet, is a man who lets his work speak for itself.  Jeremy's minimalistic approach to design keeps his work clean and focused.  His design work can be seen throughout our catalogues, tradeshow banners, flyers, and ads.  And his intellectual brain has contributed greatly to the line of Noggin Workshop card games and other product development projects in the works! 

Chantal Gabriell, Art Director

I'm a creative communications professional with 20 years experience in graphic design and project management. However my launch into design actually began pre-computers at age five with my first "book" entitled The Mouses Problem: How to Get the Chis. Spelling and grammar would come later...

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