Hawkeye’s Talent Pool Keeps Growing

As our business continues to grow, so does our roster of creative talent. We ARE proud to welcome these amazing people to the Hawkeye team.

Hawekeye new hires

Melanie Nguyen
A graduate of Humber College’s Advertising & Graphic Design program, Melanie came to us via our sister Publicis Emil as a Freelance Art Director. She’s showcased her creative muscle directing and modelling in a cover shoot for Ryerson Art + Design Magazine, and she continues to share her work through RAD’s Bodega Shop. Off hours, she hand-tufts rugs and adds to her killer sneaker collection. Melanie is putting her talents to excellent use on our Citi account.
Monali Dagha
Hailing from Mumbai, India, Monali came to Canada three years ago to study Visual and Digital Arts at Humber College. She enjoyed her experience so much, she decided to stay. Past agency work has taken her from promoting Bollywood films to dabbling in UX design. A fan of the outdoors, Monali enjoys hiking and cycling, while indoors she crushes 1,000-piece puzzles and binges ‘90s sitcoms. Monali will be lending her amazing talents to the Four Seasons work.
Greg Donato 
A proud graduate of OCAD in Graphic Design, Greg Donato has a passion for typography. So much so that he used that passion as the basis for his thesis and research on how gradient typography impacts individuals with visual impairments. Greg’s background is in ecommerce, with a strong foundation in designing social media posts as well as logos. Greg will be working with us across a variety of our busy CRM accounts.
Michael Reynes 
Straight out of Humber’s renowned Copywriting program, Michael will be applying his considerable talents to our Dairy Queen, Citi and FCA accounts. Originally from Winnipeg, Michael has worked in the theatre industry both back home and here in the big show. Evenings and weekends, Michael can be found on the town, taking in live theatre and live music – often traveling across the continent to catch his favourite acts.
Eliza Pratter 
Our Citi account team continues to grow with the addition of Eliza. Born and raised in Toronto, she’s recently returned from a 4-year stint in Halifax pursuing a degree at Dalhousie University. An avid traveler, she’d adopted new COVID-driven hobbies, like photography, punch-needling, cooking and baking. Eliza brings strong organizational and executional skills to the busy Citi accounts.
Shreyas Puro 
Shreyas brings his five busy years’ experience to us from work on Times Group, Twitter, Rogers and Indeed. And with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media & Communications and a graduate certificate in Social Media, Shreyas will bring a wealth of learning to bear for our clients. Shreyas fills his off-time with cooking, a bit of gardening and a whole lot of toy collecting.
Alison Olson 
Alison recently joined us as Director, CRM Strategy on our busy Four Seasons account. She brings to the team her deep experience in data-driven marketing with 7 years at LoyaltyOne on the AIR MILES Program driving collector engagement. Alison has a great mix of data, technology, journeys and strategy to deliver on our client mandates. Off hours, she read voraciously and spends time exploring this huge country of ours with her dog Paxton.
Simran Dhamija 
Our Citi account team is stronger still with the addition of Simran, a seasoned account manager with a wealth of experience in the FI category. Hailing from Mumbai where she studied business, Simran worked in the ad industry ‘back home’ before coming to Canada to complete her post-graduate studies in Advertising Account Management and has been closely working on FI clients in the Canadian ad land. After hours, Sim can be found cooking her favourites, potting her plants and exploring the outdoors.
Charles Cheltenham
Meet our new Account Director Charles. Charles has an extensive background working with automotive brands like Nissan and Infiniti where he focused on boosting customer retention and loyalty marketing, making him a great addition to the Stellantis team. He also has over six years experience working with craft beer brands including Blue Moon, Hop Valley and Creemore to name a few, and is a Prud’homme Certified Beer Specialist. If you’re looking to find the perfect beer pairing, he’s your guy.
Rachel Coulsen-Clare is joining us as our new Account Supervisor, Rachel will be working with our FCA Canada team. Rachel brings a strong background of digital media experience, from her beginnings at Cineplex Digital Media overseeing the creative development and execution on an array of projects, to her time at William Thomas Digital where she managed email and digital strategy for retail clients. A volleyball all-star server, Rachel loves to play recreational sports in her spare time and is also the proud pet parent to nine animals, including four horses, three cats and two dogs.
Samantha Alfini is the latest Account Executive to join our FCA Canada team and brings a strong knowledge of all things creative to her role. A true jack of all trades, Samantha spent three years at a brand positioning firm where she tackled responsibilities from account services, copywriting, strategy, research, social and media management. In her spare time she loves to read, write, and discuss her favorite movies and TV shows.

Our warmest welcome to you all. We’re looking forward to the amazing work you’ll do to make our clients look and sound their best.