Russell Bird – Owner

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Favourite Promo Item: ASOBU Urban Water Bottle
Random Fun Fact: Russell got 2nd place in Ribs at the World Food Championships
Bio: Russell has been working in the Promo industry for over a decade.  He spends his free time sitting on the Board of Directors for Porkapalooza, Canada’s largest BBQ festival. Russ is also an active Board member with Promo Kitchen, an industry mentorship and education group that works to make the promotional products industry better. A proud member of EO Edmonton, Russ loves being an entrepreneur working collaboratively with his team on creative projects. Russell’s main task at The Promo Addict is business development and sales management.

Jocelyn Bird – Creative Director / Owner

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Favourite Promo Item: Custom Knit Toques
Random Fun Fact: Jocelyn was the Canadian Dessert Champion in 2016
Bio: Jocelyn has been an artist all of her life, and has enjoyed working in the graphic design field since graduating from NAIT’s Graphic Communication program. Jocelyn sits on the Board of Directors at Salto Gymnastics in the Marketing and Communications position. In her free time, Jocelyn loves spending time with her children, playing soccer and baking. At The Promo Addict Jocelyn Manages Vendor Relations and Brand Management.

Chris Crowle – Operations Manager

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Favourite Promo Item: Stress Buster
Random Fun Fact: Knows 10 software development languages and is a decent welder
Bio: Chris has a very broad background in technology, print and signage production and owned a successful print company before selling in 2014 to use his knowledge and skills to help grow similar businesses. Currently he is the Operations Manager for The Promo Addict as well as the general “Jack of All Trades” in the office. When not at work, Chris spends time with his family taking care of their country home, golfing, BBQing and working his way to a black belt in Karate.

Krista Franchuk – Inside Sales

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Favourite Promo Item: Reusable straws or Water bottles with a Straw
Random Fun Fact: Krista won’t drink water without a straw
Bio: With a Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a certificate in Graphic Design, Krista’s experiences are wide-ranging. Krista has spent time working in the oil and gas, waste, construction, not-for-profit, and business consulting industries. When not at the office, Krista enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on her son at the rink and her daughter on the diamond, and gardening in the spring and summer (and dreaming of gardening in the fall & winter). Krista is excited to assist customers with their unique promotional needs.

Brydon Richards – Logistics & Production

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Favourite Promo Item: Lightweight Pullover Hoodies
Random Fun Fact: Ex Military, Deployed to Afghanistan
Bio: Brydon was born in Ontario, but has been a proud resident of Sherwood Park since 1982. Brydon graduated from Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School in 1995 and went on to attend NAIT where we became licensed as a Red Seal Electrician. Brydon is happily married and they are proud gymnastics parents for their son. Brydon has a Boston Terrier named Jasper because of his love of the Rocky Mountains. Brydon is passionate about working with his hands, loves good BBQ and is naturally curious about how things are made.

 

Joanna Boe – Office Administrator

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Favourite Promo Item: California Wave Wash Hooded Pullover
Random Fun Fact: Never seen a single episode of Star Wars
Bio: Joanna was born in Poland and has been in Canada since 1990. Went to Louis St. Laurent for High School then went off to Nait and Graduated with a Business Management Degree. Joanna is passionate about cooking which led her to open up her own Canning business (Boe’s Pickled Goods). When not working Joanna loves spending time with her husband and their dog

Swag the Dog – Office Mascot

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Favourite Promo Item: Picquic Screwdrivers, Sublimated Patch Stickers and Custom Stuffies
Random Fun Fact: I am addicted to promotional items. 
Bio: Swag the Dog has been working at The Promo Addict since January 2019. The office felt like it needed a fun loving mascot to be incorporated into the team and who better than a happy animal that basically gets excited about all kinds of swag! We love seeing Swag on all types of promotional items. Next time you stop by the shop be sure to ask for some Swag the Dog Swag. You can read more about how Swag became part of the team here