Saturday, January 10, 2015

CATHERINE "Kate" PIKE

Kate is programme director and professor of advertising & graphic design at Humber College in Toronto. Her career and accomplishments in design in Canada are remarkable. Too many awards to mention, she is well recognized internationally by the Society For News Design, the National Magazine awards and the Advertising & Design Club of Canada.

She spends her time now teaching students the joys of typography, design and communicating visually in the digital age.

CATHERINE FUN FACT: A tall, willowy woman, Catherine is soft spoken, but watch out! She is no stranger to fencing! Keep sharp objects away!


PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN


Friday, January 9, 2015

SCOTT SIMMIE

Scott is a writer and broadcaster who, after a career in journalism (CBC National 
News and Toronto Star), recently switched gears to pursue his other passion: 
Things that fly. 

He now works with companies in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), 
but only companies that are using them for reasons of good! He is the co-author of 
three best-selling books (one on China and two on mental health). He and his family 
live in Toronto.

SIMMIE FUN FACT: Scott used to play drums in Beijing for Cui Jian - who was once 
the biggest dissident rock star in China! He speaks just enough Mandarin to get 
himself into trouble!

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

Thursday, January 8, 2015

CHEDDIE

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a multi-discipline artist based in Toronto. He is also president and creative director 
of Engine Room Creative. Andrew is uniquely creative in his fine art and his corporate design.

Recently Andrew has discovered ceramics and uses this medium to channel his inspirations from canvas to 

clay in unique and powerful ways. A member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Society of Canadian 
Artists, Cheddie tirelessly contributes to many artistic communities.

CHEDDIE FUN FACT: He danced to Bob Marley’s, One Love, beside an iceberg in the Arctic! Now, that's fun!


PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

ZHANG NING

Diminutively placed low in the frame, Ning demonstrates the vastness of the Inner Mongolia landscape.
Until recently, she was worked at a large construction company in China, often flying about to various 
job locations to supervise operations.

Now living in Turkey, she has taken her passion for photography on the road and has a new culture and land 
to photograph. You can see some of her work on here 500px site: 500px.com/zhangning

In addition to her photography and traveling, Ning is somewhat of a tea aficionado, sitting for hours going 
through the rituals of tea preparation to enjoy this drink with friends.


PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

JOHN FERRI

John is Vice President of current affairs and documentaries at TVO (TV Ontario). 
Before moving to TVO, John was a journalist with the Toronto Star and covered most areas of 
Canada's largest newspaper. 
In this image, Ferri says Hello from the front of Gallery 1313 in Toronto's west end where he has
an exhibit of his unique and captivating photographic project, "Next To You". http://www.johnferri.com/Art/Next-To-You/

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN
WHO KNEW!: In addition to his skills as a journalist, Ferri expresses himself in the kitchen as a fantastic chef!

Monday, January 5, 2015

CATHERINE SMITH

Rev. Catherine Smith is a United Church minister in Sackville New Brunswick in eastern Canada. 
This woman is intelligent, soft spoken and focused. She took on the huge task of relocating her ministry and 
congregation from their 134 year old church to a new location. For a year they were without a home, 
sharing space in the Mount Allison Chapel. Now the flock has a new home and Smith says, "We're really 
excited about welcoming the community into this new space."

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

After a few photos, Smith cold not contain herself and broke down with laughter!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

GUO LIKUN

Likun was my translator and shadow when I was invited by the Chinese 
government to visit Tibet with four other foreign journalists. Likun 
is a reporter/editor for the Xinhua News Agency in Beijing. She was my 
constant companion and voice in my ear!

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

Likun poses in the Beijing airport with her HELLO card, indicating her 
professional aspirations. As a successful reporter and editor, she will no 
doubt reach the top!