Our Team

Award Winning Training and Communication Team

PR Associates is an award-winning training and communication team with specialized experience in making the complex and technical simple and relatable.  Our team members have diverse and global experience which allows us to collaborate and deliver the best service to meet your business and reputation goals.


Helena McShane

Account Manager
Helena is an Account Manager with PR Associates. She has nearly seventeen years of experience planning and implementing communication campaigns for a variety of organizations from government to small businesses.

Anson Woods

Sales & Marketing
Anson is born and raised in Vancouver and has spent his time living in Kelowna and Calgary. He has spent his professional career working in Emergency Response, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Tourism, and Economic Development within Indigenous communities in Haida Gwaii.

Robert Simpson

Chief Executive Officer
Robert is an experienced trainer and communicator who helps scientists, engineers and project proponents assess political, social...

Megan Helmer

President
Megan has sixteen years of technical communication and investor relations experience spanning the mining, alternative energy...

Ambika Maitra

Senior Account Manager
With thirteen years of communication’s experience, Ambika has worked across diverse industries ranging from STEM industries to mining to healthcare to consumer brands, in multiple international markets.

Kamran Shaikh

Senior Account Coordinator
Adept at crafting unique story ideas and effectively pitching them to the media, Kamran is a media relations expert

Kim Meyer

Account Manager
Kim brings more than 20 years of professional experience gained across corporate, public, educational, and non-profit sectors.

Michelle Hawkins-Wood

Office Administrator
Michelle is the team’s Office Administrator. She is a pro at book-keeping, office management and...

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