Yearbooks | Team

INTRODUCING TEAM FRIESENS

When you work with Friesens you get a team of owners helping you create your yearbook.

Your Sales Consultant – Available to give in-classroom training sessions, work with students and make your life easier.

Your Customer Project Specialist – Provides pre-production training and tech support as well as managing your yearbook as it travels through the plant.

Advanced Technical Support – Available to help you with more detailed technical needs.

Prepress Team – This highly trained group of staff help prepare your cover and pages for the production process.

Press Room – Printing is part science and part art form. The secret to Friesens success lies in the talents of our press operators.

Bindery – Anyone can glue pages together…but our bindery team is masterful at ensuring your books are made to last.

Scan through the list below to find the Customer Project Specialist or Print Sales Consultant in your area.

Alix-Reynolds

Alix Reynolds Project Specialist | Central/Eastern USA & Canada

I’ve worked nearly a decade as a photographer, graphic designer, writer and editor, often helping independent publishers make books. Joining the Friesens Direct CPS Team was a natural fit, allowing me to pursue my passions while helping schools make standout yearbooks to preserve their memories for a lifetime.


Ashley Knudsen Print Sales Consultant | USA | CA


Brad Efford Print Sales Consultant | Canada - East | ON - Brantford, London, Sarnia, Chatham, Windsor, Kitchener, Waterloo and area

I’m the Print Sales Consultant for South Western Ontario. My favourite part of the job is working with today’s talented students (aka, tomorrow’s stars) be it with photography, layout & design or journalism. I thrive on assisting my customers in creating their own yearbook masterpiece. When I’m not helping schools create great yearbooks, I love to spend time with family & friends, riding my motorcycle, photography and playing with our awesome Rottweiler, Gunner.


Brett Falk Print Sales Consultant | USA | TX

Born and raised in Altona, I’ve had the opportunity to watch this business grow. My father has been dedicated to Friesens for 35 plus years, so I was destined to work here! Most kids dream of being a fire fighter, police officer or a famous celebrity… I just wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps!

Family, friends and a strong business relationship are important in my life. Think of me as an unlimited lifeline, making yearbook production a stress free experience for you.

Together we can only be stronger!


Caroline-Foster

Caroline Foster Print Sales Consultant | Canada - East | ON - Ottawa, Montreal

Bonjour! I’m your bilingual print consultant for Eastern Ontario and the province of Quebec. My yearbook career started in the late 90’s so I am not ashamed to admit that I’m a yearbook nerd! I love beautifully designed yearbooks and I thrive to make your yearbook experience the best it can possibly be.

When I’m not driving around my vast territory working with fabulous advisors and students, I’m cheering my teenage sons at either a football or hockey game, or I’m riding my horse with my beloved Australian Cattle Dog leading me up a trail.


Catherine Holland Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | SK

In 2005 I moved to Saskatchewan from Ontario to become a yearbook consultant at Friesens. Recently Friesens asked me to join the history book team and I was excited to take on the challenge. I believe that preserving our past is crucial for future generations. Before working with Friesens I graduated from Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program. When I’m not traveling around the province of Saskatchewan helping schools create amazing yearbooks and groups recording our history I spend my time with my husband and our two energetic little girls. I also hold the position of councilor for the Town of Qu’Appelle.


Coreen Lychak Print Sales Consultant | Canada - East | ON - Toronto West

I’m your Print Sales Consultant for Mississauga and surrounding area. My favourite part of the job is working with talented and passionate students and teachers. I thrive on assisting my customers in crafting their own memories into a yearbook masterpiece. When I’m not helping schools craft great yearbooks, I love to spend time amongst nature with my friends. My life long passion is basking in the enjoyment of my son.


Craig Neufeld Print Sales Consultant | Texas

Hello!

As your Print Sales Consultant I want to do more than just help you build a great yearbook. I want to build a relationship with you and your students to ensure your Friesens experience is one that is unmatched.

In my spare time I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my family and friends. When I’m not at work you can find me at the golf course or the hockey rink, depending on the season!

I look forward to assisting you with your yearbook, and to provide you with a fantastic Friesens experience.


Dave Fehr Project Specialist

I am the Customer Project Specialist for Vancouver, Phoenix and Hawaii. I love helping schools create a beautiful book that will last a lifetime. My favorite part of the job is having customers come to our plant to see where the magic happens. When I am not helping customers with their books I spend time with my wife Lin and my two kids Kelcey and Ian. I am also a volunteer firefighter on our local fire department and spend time helping out in various ways at one of our local churches.


Eric Saxton Print Sales Consultant | USA | US Direct Sales

Hello!

My name is Eric Saxton and I am the Educational Print Consultant in Central US. My goal is to not only help your school create a breathtaking and awe-inspiring yearbook, but to make the experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible for both adviser and students. Every school has my full support to build their yearbook, my commitment to present them with bilingual service and support, and techniques to meet their deadlines with minimum stress. When not assisting schools, I am a passionate sports fan that loves to spend time with my family and travel!


Erica-Salemink

Erica Salemink Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | BC - Vancouver

When I am not “flying” around my territory Burnaby to Mission I enjoy my lovely little family I have at home. I am a proud Momma of a brilliant little boy, which says “he’s not a baby anymore, he’s big” and a proud Stepmom of a Middle Schooler. We enjoy long slow walks up to the neighborhood park, cool dips in the knee high wading pool and I love to catch it all on camera!


Evan Kehler Project Specialist


Greg Gitzel Project Specialist


Joanne Buhr Project Specialist

I’m the Customer Project Specialist for Eastern Ontario. My favourite part of the job is working with brilliant and enthusiastic advisors and students. I thrive in assisting my customers in creating their own “work of art” yearbook when they are capturing and preserving their school events. When I’m not helping schools create great yearbooks, I enjoy curling in winter and spending time outdoors in summer with my husband James, Max (my dog), and family.


kevin

Kevin Peters Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | Canada - MB (southern) | USA | North Dakota | TX

With over 12 years of experience at Friesens, I know the ins and outs of how a yearbook is made. I grew up in Altona and my father has worked at Friesens for over 40 years, so I can definitely say that printing is engraved in me. When I am not in the plant I spend my time playing baseball and hockey. I also enjoy relationships with family and friends, and creating strong bonds with my customers to help create a yearbook they can cherish for years to come.


Kevin Somers Print Sales Consultant | USA | Houston Texas

I am an Educational Print Consultant in Houston Texas with over 15 years of experience working with schools and districts and 3 years working specifically with yearbook. I have had the opportunity to work with students, advisers and parents across the country in assisting with their yearbook. I was fortunate enough to meet some amazing talented people and see some amazing books in my travels. I understand the expectations from students, advisers and parents when it comes to their yearbook. I have lived in the Houston area on and off since 1989. I am married and have three beautiful children, my oldest in middle school, my middle in elementary and my youngest still in diapers😊. We have had the opportunity to live and work in many places in the U.S. and abroad, however I am very proud to call Houston our home. When I am not visiting schools or at one of my kids’ activities, I enjoy playing ice hockey and golf.


Kyle-Sassmann

Kyle Sassmann Print Sales Consultant | Canada - East | ON - Toronto East

My interest in yearbooks started as a student at Dunbarton High School in Pickering, which led me to enroll in the GCM program at Ryerson; a B-Tech Degree that focuses on the print industry.

I look forward to harnessing my education and work experience to partner with all of the wonderful people at Friesens and all of you Toronto East Yearbook Advisors.  Together we can create incredible pieces of work that will inspire and bring joy to you and your peers for many years to come.


Leslie-Perring

Leslie Perring Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | MB - Winnipeg, Northern Manitoba

Hello!

I am an Educational Print Consultant who enjoys capturing the culture and pride of schools, while preserving history for the future. I appreciate seeing the creative side of this generation and how they strive for excellence.

On a personal note, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family and hounds. I hold the environment dear and seek to treat it better. I am involved on a couple of boards and committees and stay active within my community. When time permits, I can be found with my camera in hand, capturing life as it happens.


Lisa Lea Llewellyn, CJE Print Sales Consultant | USA | South Texas

Teacher’s pet. That’s me. I can’t help it. I can’t shake it. It’s just who I am. I have loved the schoolhouse, the front office, the classroom (especially the yearbook room) ever since I can remember. The excitement of learning something new, the anticipation of the first or last bell, the intrigue of uncovering little-known facts about my peers, the chance to tell the stories of others with photos and interviews is what has and always will drive me. I’ve never met a stranger as my mom will tell you, but more importantly, I’ve never let anything stop me from following my passion. That passion is yearbooks. I’m beyond thrilled to continue pursuing this great love of my life with my friends at Friesens.


Mark Frederking Print Sales Consultant | USA | CA - Los Angeles


Mike-Tomlinson

Mike Tomlinson Print Sales Consultant | Canada - East | ON - Toronto

I have been serving school yearbook needs in Toronto for over 25 years. I have not only partnered with many schools to create amazing yearbooks, I have also made many friendships along the way. My goal in working with your teacher, Advisor and students is to use my industry expertise and knowledge to help the yearbook team at your school create a great book the school can be proud of. The yearbook world is forever changing; I’m your guide and consultant through the entire process.


Nabil Mouallem Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | AB - Edmonton, Red Deer, Northern Alberta

Thanks for checking in. I am a proud father of two and a husband of one. Much of my spare time is consumed by my family with Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, school and our birds. I love playing ball hockey and if I can get my hands on it, most other sports, even if I am not very good at some. Along with that I am a board member with a couple of charitable organizations, one of which helps in and around my community and the other provides students with scholarships to aid in furthering their education.


Rod Dueck Project Specialist

I am the Customer Project Specialist for Ottawa/Montreal and the Maritime provinces. Each day I come to work I have the pleasure of working with a very talented group of co-workers from our Yearbook cover design staff/Press operators and Bindery staff. When I am not at work, you will be able to find me at a ball diamond/high school gymnasium or a hockey rink cheering on my kids somewhere in Southern Manitoba.


Sharon-Remillard

Sharon Remillard Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | BC - Vancouver

Hi my name is Sharon Remillard and I am your local print consultant in the lower mainland from Delta to Chilliwack. I love to brainstorm theme and cover ideas with the students and witness their vision come together. Watching their faces when their yearbook arrives and they see it in print for the first time is very rewarding. I have 2 kids that keep me busy with their various activities but I must say my favourite is to sit at the ball field watching their games on a sunny day. For me there is nothing like getting outside for a beautiful run by the beach.


Shawna-Kisell

Shawna Kisell Yearbook Print Sales Consultant | Canada - West | BC - Vancouver Island

My previous vocational background is extensive in Sales and Marketing in both Media and Retail. I wholeheartedly believe in selling and marketing products or services that I believe in and can truly see the benefit. Being a Yearbook Print Sales Consultant is a role that offers just that and more. It perfectly combines my passion for marketing and creativity, communication, connectivity and customer service. I love chatting with Yearbook teams and seeing their excitement as the book evolves.

A lot of my personal time is spent taking advantage of the great outdoors on the West Coast hiking, running, snowboarding etc. Vancouver Island is absolutely beautiful and the people are fantastic too!


Shayleah-Funk

Shayleah Funk Project Specialist

I’m the Project Specialist for Western Canada. When I’m not giving tech advice, or uploading pictures, I’m probably at home playing video games, reading, or cuddling with my dog, Hermione.


Sheila Connor Print Sales Consultant | Canada - East | Atlantic Canada

My promise to you as a cherished customer is that I will do my utmost to ensure your yearbook journey is a fully rewarding and fun experience. You will feel tremendous satisfaction in creating a yearbook to be proud of both today and twenty years from now.

On a personal note I’m originally from Newfoundland and a graduate of Memorial University. My husband Paul and I are the proud parents of Liam. Our family also has an energetic border collie named Lucky. I enjoy socializing with a diverse circle of friends and a large extended family.