Meet The Team


Do good work and work with good people. We think that sounds about right. 

  LIANE COULAHAN   CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR  With a passion for understanding how social and digital platforms are used to engage people in a meaningful way, Liane has dedicated the past 6 years of her research and career to using tech and innovation to connect people with brands. With a Master’s in communications and an eye for design, she transforms abstract thinking into digital realities while keeping the client’s core message and objective top of mind.  LIANE@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

LIANE COULAHAN
CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

With a passion for understanding how social and digital platforms are used to engage people in a meaningful way, Liane has dedicated the past 6 years of her research and career to using tech and innovation to connect people with brands. With a Master’s in communications and an eye for design, she transforms abstract thinking into digital realities while keeping the client’s core message and objective top of mind.

LIANE@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  MATT LEROUX   PROJECT & PRODUCTION MANAGER  From executing on live events to building out project strategies, Matt is an exceptional force in creating memorable experiences for our clients. Whether it's a retail activation or touring production, Matt’s our guy to pull the pieces together, support multiple players, and maintain his sense of humour through it all. We’re also pretty sure he dreams about a secret rap career. We may or may not support this dream.  MATT@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

MATT LEROUX
PROJECT & PRODUCTION MANAGER

From executing on live events to building out project strategies, Matt is an exceptional force in creating memorable experiences for our clients. Whether it's a retail activation or touring production, Matt’s our guy to pull the pieces together, support multiple players, and maintain his sense of humour through it all. We’re also pretty sure he dreams about a secret rap career. We may or may not support this dream.

MATT@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  JONATHAN PAPPO   BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER  Jonathan’s role is one of many hats including business development, company and client strategy, and copywriting and editing. He thinks about the future of Nordest, creates strategies, and ensures a smooth execution process for our projects. He has strong opinions and an even stronger sense of detail. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Jonathan sitting behind a set of drums at secret shows that he never tells the team about. We’re on to you Jonathan.  JONATHAN@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

JONATHAN PAPPO
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Jonathan’s role is one of many hats including business development, company and client strategy, and copywriting and editing. He thinks about the future of Nordest, creates strategies, and ensures a smooth execution process for our projects. He has strong opinions and an even stronger sense of detail. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Jonathan sitting behind a set of drums at secret shows that he never tells the team about. We’re on to you Jonathan.

JONATHAN@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  OMAR RIVERO  3D GENERALIST & SOFTWARE TD  Omar Rivero, also known as Driftnote, is a musician and multimedia artist whose work is centred around improvisation, interactivity, audio visual installations and 3D imaging. He is interested in themes of cultural erasure, systemic oppression, race and identity in the African/Indigenous diaspora. He is a true born creative online and in real life. Just ask to see his floral shirt collection!

OMAR RIVERO
3D GENERALIST & SOFTWARE TD

Omar Rivero, also known as Driftnote, is a musician and multimedia artist whose work is centred around improvisation, interactivity, audio visual installations and 3D imaging. He is interested in themes of cultural erasure, systemic oppression, race and identity in the African/Indigenous diaspora. He is a true born creative online and in real life. Just ask to see his floral shirt collection!

  KAREN VANDERBORGHT  VR DIRECTOR / DOP  Karen's career stretches from animating the Brussels underground media art scene as a VJ, DJ, curator and artist to creating documentary content for Canadian broadcasters as DOP and story editor. Now she circles back to tinkering with code and playing with interactive tools embracing 360 video and VR for clients like Radio Canada and the United Nations to take stories to places they have never gone before. She also likes to experiment in the kitchen, so think twice before accepting her dinner invitations.  KAREN@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

KAREN VANDERBORGHT
VR DIRECTOR / DOP

Karen's career stretches from animating the Brussels underground media art scene as a VJ, DJ, curator and artist to creating documentary content for Canadian broadcasters as DOP and story editor. Now she circles back to tinkering with code and playing with interactive tools embracing 360 video and VR for clients like Radio Canada and the United Nations to take stories to places they have never gone before. She also likes to experiment in the kitchen, so think twice before accepting her dinner invitations.

KAREN@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  SUSAN ALVAREZ  ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER  With a background in advertising and art direction, Susan can take any idea from start to finish. The scope of her experience includes digital, brand design, TV and print. Her strong visual identity and ability to build a brand story make her a strong asset to the team. She likes to nerd out on fonts and sometimes dreams in pixels. When she’s not designing, she’s in the kitchen cooking up a mean chicken marsala.

SUSAN ALVAREZ
ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

With a background in advertising and art direction, Susan can take any idea from start to finish. The scope of her experience includes digital, brand design, TV and print. Her strong visual identity and ability to build a brand story make her a strong asset to the team. She likes to nerd out on fonts and sometimes dreams in pixels. When she’s not designing, she’s in the kitchen cooking up a mean chicken marsala.

  LINA BEAUDIN   CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR  With over 15 years of experience in the cultural, entertainment and business industries, Lina stands out as an expert in large-scale festivals, event production, business development, RFID and creative direction. She is as versatile as they come. A big picture thinker who’s intuitive and innovative approach makes her a natural when it comes to bringing an idea to life.  LINA@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

LINA BEAUDIN
CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

With over 15 years of experience in the cultural, entertainment and business industries, Lina stands out as an expert in large-scale festivals, event production, business development, RFID and creative direction. She is as versatile as they come. A big picture thinker who’s intuitive and innovative approach makes her a natural when it comes to bringing an idea to life.

LINA@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  NICOLE SOEIRO   CONTENT & DESIGN COORDINATOR  Nicole brings her creativity, wit, design prowess, and “what’s cool and what’s not cool” radar to our content projects and productions. Nicole uses her background in media production to creatively showcase our clients online and offline. Besides her earnest, heartfelt devotion to all things Nordest, Nicole busies herself with learning about the latest design trends, stand up comedy, and listening to a lot of rap. What song’s on her life’s soundtrack? Darkside/Gone by Dr. Dre ft. Kendrick Lamar.  NICOLE@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

NICOLE SOEIRO
CONTENT & DESIGN COORDINATOR

Nicole brings her creativity, wit, design prowess, and “what’s cool and what’s not cool” radar to our content projects and productions. Nicole uses her background in media production to creatively showcase our clients online and offline. Besides her earnest, heartfelt devotion to all things Nordest, Nicole busies herself with learning about the latest design trends, stand up comedy, and listening to a lot of rap. What song’s on her life’s soundtrack? Darkside/Gone by Dr. Dre ft. Kendrick Lamar.

NICOLE@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  MICH CHIU  CONTENT & COMMUNITY LEADER  Mich graduated from OCADU’s advertising program, and has since worked in several advertising agencies as an art director. She has found her clan with the team at Nordest who appreciate her smudging the office with her beloved palo santo! She uses her experience in art direction, design and advertising to tackle any creative endeavour. She is also a photographer and reiki healer.  MICH@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

MICH CHIU
CONTENT & COMMUNITY LEADER

Mich graduated from OCADU’s advertising program, and has since worked in several advertising agencies as an art director. She has found her clan with the team at Nordest who appreciate her smudging the office with her beloved palo santo! She uses her experience in art direction, design and advertising to tackle any creative endeavour. She is also a photographer and reiki healer.

MICH@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  ERIC LUSCHACK   FABRICATION SPECIALIST  Growing up in the world of action sports, Eric found the event space through his passion of snowboarding. Add 3D modelling skills to the mix and Eric can put concepts on paper long before anything happens on site. With more than a decade of experience in both planning and execution, event logistics and operations have become his second nature.

ERIC LUSCHACK
FABRICATION SPECIALIST

Growing up in the world of action sports, Eric found the event space through his passion of snowboarding. Add 3D modelling skills to the mix and Eric can put concepts on paper long before anything happens on site. With more than a decade of experience in both planning and execution, event logistics and operations have become his second nature.

  JOSE GARCIA   DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY  Jose has more than 16 years of film industry experience. He has produced a combination of more than 20 films and music videos. He's been a part of hundreds of productions throughout his career and considers it one of his greatest accomplishments to have worked in almost every role in the industry. Clearly, cinematography runs through his blood, which makes him the perfect DOP for our projects.  VIDEO@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

JOSE GARCIA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jose has more than 16 years of film industry experience. He has produced a combination of more than 20 films and music videos. He's been a part of hundreds of productions throughout his career and considers it one of his greatest accomplishments to have worked in almost every role in the industry. Clearly, cinematography runs through his blood, which makes him the perfect DOP for our projects.

VIDEO@NORDESTSTUDIO.COM

  JACK BEAUDIN   HUMAN RESOURCES & SECURITY  Squirrels, UberEATS bike carriers, light shadows— absolutely nothing escapes Jack’s radar. With an unmatched ability to multitask between excessive napping and his top-notch security detail, Jack is the multipurpose glue that keeps our team sane and unified.  Born to Be Wild  would definitely not be on his life’s soundtrack. He is a city pup, and he is secure in that identity.

JACK BEAUDIN
HUMAN RESOURCES & SECURITY

Squirrels, UberEATS bike carriers, light shadows— absolutely nothing escapes Jack’s radar. With an unmatched ability to multitask between excessive napping and his top-notch security detail, Jack is the multipurpose glue that keeps our team sane and unified. Born to Be Wild would definitely not be on his life’s soundtrack. He is a city pup, and he is secure in that identity.