The Right Team
Rico has held several presidential assignments over his exciting career in the industry and, in 2004, achieved his dream of opening his own agency. He brings contagious passion to every single assignment, and everything else he does too. If you’ve never heard his band, The DeeGees, you should check them out the next time they sell-out the A.C.C., Rogers Centre or your local sports bar.
Carolyn is the web that holds everything together here at Spider. She basically runs everything we need to be the effective team that we are. But she also runs other things – like kilometers…lots of them. As a runner who’s competed around the world, it’s no wonder Carolyn has the energy do everything she does at the agency.
After years of working with big-name clients at other agencies (a.k.a. avoiding her brother), Antonella joined Rico – note the last names – here at Spider. She brings unbeatable experience, energy and passion to her clients’ business and, when she very occasionally feels we deserve it, brings her delicious cookies in too.
Chris adds his nearly two decades of Shopper Marketing and Brand Activation experience to Spider, having worked on both the agency and client sides. He also plays the vital role of Sports Encyclopedia at Spider. When he’s not dropping facts like when Mark Messier’s cat’s birthday is, you’ll find him at a rink, field or diamond with his kids.
Katrina Anne Querubin-Nickel
Senior Account Supervisor
Katrina’s energetic personality and motivation are just two of the things that make her exceptional at what she does. Plus the fact that she’s fueled by her constant snacking. Katrina joined us here at Spider after moving from San Francisco, she’s travelled to 29 countries and is a competing triathlete. Oh, and even more interesting than any of that – she’s, quite ironically, afraid of Spiders.
Shelby Vandersluis (Walker)
Shelby has found her calling in Marketing after moving from serving clients in the fashion industry – though she’s still a fashionista at heart, bringing her style to the office every day. Shelby is a new mom, but won’t be taking any mat leave due to the fact that her baby is actually an adorable cockapoo puppy. She plans to one day retire in Mexico because she can’t get enough of the cuisine.
Jane’s passion for advertising shows in her enthusiastic leadership of the creative team at Spider. With two decades of experience behind her, she’s also the most willing to get in the ring with Rico when it comes to debating creative ideas (on that note – we’ll add bravery to her skill set too). If you ever can’t get a hold of Jane, chances are she’s dealing with a bout of Romesickness and is heading off to the motherland for a pasta fix. But if she is around, you’ll definitely know it, thanks to her unmistakable laugh and inability to master an ‘indoor voice’. Yes, this keeps things pretty exciting.
James Brandan Walker
James is the heart of Spider’s design department. As we like to say, “he makes the pictures”. While putting in his all for Spider, he also finds time to renovate houses, jump in front of pucks and spend time with family. He also goes by two first names. Take your pick.
Ryan is a copywriter who loves the challenge of writing for different clients in all kinds of different industries. Though Rico initially hired him to be the centre of all his cruel jokes, Ryan looks forward to emerging from the corn fields of Hannon, Ontario each day and trekking to Toronto to spend time with his beloved work mates.