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.


Robert Simpson

Chief Executive Officer
Robert is an experienced trainer and communicator who helps scientists, engineers and project proponents assess political, social and public risk and is frequently engaged by the C-suite, Boards of Directors and senior technical staff for executive training and strategic communication advice.

Megan Helmer

President
Megan has nearly 20 years of communication and public relations experience spanning the life sciences, mining, energy, clean-tech, and technology industries.

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
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.

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.

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 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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