Our Team of Public Relations Experts

Award Winning Media Relations, 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.


Paola Ashton

Vice President
Paola's focus on solution-based, value-centric partnerships, Paola is a proven communication, sales and marketing executive with a track record in dynamic relationship sales, business strategies, as well as, client relations cultivated through more than 20 years’ experience in the technology, media, training, eLearning and construction industries.

Robert Simpson

President and CEO
For me storytelling is the way to capture the hopes, dreams and visions of a culture. They are true as much as data are true. The truth of the powerful and irresistible story illustrates in a way data can’t begin to capture. It’s good stories that make people understand

Ambika Maitra

Account Director
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.

Morgan Consaul

Senior Account Manager
With more than eight years experience in public relations, marketing and corporate communications, Morgan is recognized for her strategic communication ability and exceptional writing.

Kamran Shaikh

Senior Account Manager
Kamran has more than five years of experience in international public relations and has worked for PR agencies in India, USA and Canada. He has worked with wide range of industries ranging from clean technology, mining, life sciences, finance, healthcare, insurance, technology, retail, automotive and aviation sector.

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 Manager
Michelle is the team’s Office Administrator. She is a experienced in book-keeping, office management and customer service. Prior to joining PR Associates, she managed a mid-size office for more than 15 years. A few years ago, Michelle moved from Manitoba in search of the West Coast lifestyle.
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