Our team members are savvy influencers who have dedicated their media careers to the healthy exchange of ideas and culture. Combining extensive, inter-generational expertise in public relations, marketing, broadcasting and journalism with connections in Montreal, Toronto and across North America, we will have your back, through thick and thin.
Delmar is the co-founder of TNKR Media. An ex-journalist and news nerd with about 15 years’ experience in print, radio, television and digital media. He has strong opinions and doesn’t shy away from controversy, as long as it’s constructive, measured and doesn’t disappoint his parents. He is a political commentator who contributes to Bell Media (CJAD 800 Montreal, Newstalk 1010 Toronto, CTV News Channel) and Postmedia (Montreal Gazette, National Post).
Spurred by both her passionate materialism and an undeniable knack for self-expression, Mailas began her professional life in fashion,working in sales for a top Canadian clothing distributor, managing multinational womens wear brands. Her heart was always with the family business, though, as the third generation at Edgewood Florist. She also has experience in the music industry, working with independent electronic label Galactique Recordings, where Mailas co-ordinated releases, organized launches and soothed egos. She is Provocateur’s editor-in-chief and a meticulous fact-checker, and nothing makes her happier than rock & roll and refined sugar.
With over five years of media experience, Chacra has honed her skills as a writer, researcher, editor and yenta. Fresh out of high school, she dove into her professional life as a promotions assistant at Bell Media, managing promotional activities for some of Montreal’s most listened-to radio stations, including Virgin Radio 96. Soon after, she segued into news as a producer and entertainment commentator for news/talk station CJAD 800. While working on her bachelor’s degree in journalism, Chacra co-created online grassroots lifestyle magazine The Main, where she served as editor-in-chief. She now specializes in lifestyle PR, is a fried chicken junkie and vehemently believes that calories aren’t real.
Francis is a music industry veteran with over 20 years ofexperience in audio production and performance. His various projects have taken him all over North America, the UK and Europe, and he has coaxed sound out of spaces ranging from stone-walled basements to open-air amphitheaters. While he considers himself "retired" as a touring musician, he continues to hold weekly DJ residencies as the “Haggard Bastard” at two popular bars in Montreal's South-West borough. In his spare time, Marc is an active participant on the WFMU radio comment boards and enjoys working o his barn.
Hiltz started in journalism six years ago in the parliamentary bureau of a major Canadian newspaper chain. He spent time as a wire reporter and then editor, before striking out on his own path. Since then, he’s worked across the industry, online and on-air. He’s a regular political commentator and occasional media critic. Someday, he’ll give it a rest on Twitter, but that day has yet to come. When he isn’t pounding away at his keyboard, he spends his days mediating disputes between his large-sized dog, Lady Bird, and his normal-sized cat, Winston.
Christopher Paré is the Director of Communications for Humane Society International/Canada, a nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Montreal. He is a former current affairs radio producer with both the CBC and CJAD radio, and can be heard ocassionally as an on-air contributor for CHOM 97.7FM (resident "vinyl guy"). Christopher is an industrious freelance writer, and has a small speaking role in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut ("Rowdy College Kid"). His cat, Hamachi, is fuzzy and soft.
Jason Rockman is known for his enthusiasm, energy and passion for music. As a music industry professional for over two decades, he has sold over 120,000 albums around the world and shares the stage with artists like Pantera, Ozzy Osbourne, Our Lady Peace, Korn and Queens of the Stone Age, just to name a few. He is the lead singer for Montreal group Slaves on Dope, contributes to CTV News Channel and is the official spokesperson for Montreal and Ottawa Comiccon, as well as the Heavy Montreal festival. He is the host of Amped with The Rockman, weeknights on CHOM 97.7 and On the Record, weekly on CJAD 800.
If you are looking for original and authentic ideas, simply striking up a conversation with MacDonald will lead you to exactly that. She recently served as producer for CTV News anchor Todd van der Heyden's 'Viewpoints' - helping to grow the show in syndication across the country - and as a producer for other programs on Bell Media's CJAD 800. MacDonald has also contributed to Videotron's MAtv as a producer and Kahnawake’s K103.7 radio as a newscaster. A one of a kind teller of tales, she has also simultaneously written, managed and translated content for portals like Notable.ca, Girls on Games, Daily Hive and Just for Laughs. When she isn't trying to be a jack-of-all-trades, you can find MacDonald binge-reading comic books, philosophizing about all things Disney or meditating.
A relentlessly positive attitude, acting credits in Hollywood and plenty of hard work propelled this British export to make it big in North America, becoming one of Montreal’s most beloved Anglo media personalities. Johannes, a Kent native, is a graduate of Bournemouth University, with an Honors degree in Hospitality Management and International Marketing. She is known for her past work as a Montreal traffic and entertainment reporter with Bell Media (CHOM, CJAD800, TSN 690 and Virgin Radio 96). Johannes was the glamorous co-host and fashion reporter with Mosé Persico on CTV’s 'Entertainment Spotlight.'Her voice echoes around the world as the official voice of Air France, and also lends her talent to multinationals like Porsche, Jaguar and others. She is a new mummy to George and Chloe, and golden labs Lulu and Mia.