We are proud to have a full-service team, right here in the Edmonton area, ready to help our community connect to the digital world.

THE TECHNICAL TEAM

Derrick MeyerPresident

Derrick MeyerPresident

Derrick has a sensitivity and insight into people not often seen—something he’s cultivated from his studies in psychology and from his years with EMS. His love of computers stems from childhood, and, today, as president of Digital Link, Derrick combines his deep empathy and sincere desire to cultivate positive relationships with his unbridled passion for IT. His love of all things tech, football, mountain climbing and music is matched only by his love for his wife Amanda, their three sons and his giant schnauzer, Icarus.

Sylvester SulaimanSenior IT Specialist

Sylvester SulaimanSenior IT Specialist

A Microsoft-certified solution expert and technology specialist, Sylvester has a deep appreciation of Microsoft best practices and extensive experience providing cost-effective IT solutions. Born and raised in South Africa, Sylvester enjoys bringing people together and credits his proven communication skills to his many cross-cultural experiences. He relies on his keen troubleshooting ability and attention to detail not only when assisting clients, but also when washing and cleaning his car to perfection. A true automotive enthusiast, Sylvester follows car collector Alejandro Salomon’s YouTube channel for all the buzz about super cars, living vicariously until he can one day buy one of his own.

Charles TwetenIT Specialist

Derrick MeyerPresident

With certification coursework in network administration at NAIT, as well as CCNA and MCSE designations, Charles cites conversion of a large enterprise to cloud technology among his career highlights. He credits his determination, attention to detail and ability to adapt to change for these successes. A fan of both Game of Thrones and Walking Dead, Charles is also an avid hockey player and hunter. No one questions how intimidating Charles is as left wing, but we’re not entirely convinced that brandishing a hockey stick will help defend the post-apocalyptic Iron Throne from throngs of zombies, rabid wolves and man eating cougars.

THE DESIGN TEAM

Amanda MeyerGraphic Designer

Amanda MeyerGraphic Designer

Having studied at the University of Alberta and at Concordia University of Edmonton, Amanda has a background in the sciences and photography. Realizing that visual communication is her true calling, however, she went on to pursue design studies at MacEwan University and, in the course of her career, has created innovative layouts for books, magazines and websites. When not designing for Digital Link or dissuading husband Derrick and their three sons from declaring full-blown Nerf war on one another, Amanda often completely loses herself in a good book or risks losing her voice cheering for the Edmonton Oilers.

Erin HoweWeb Developer

Erin HoweWeb Developer

With a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an honours diploma from NAIT’s Digital Media and IT program, Erin’s passion for visual communication and for helping others is infused in every one of her design concepts. Tech savvy Erin not only enjoys looking to the Internet for creative inspiration, but she’s also keen on surfing the ocean. Erin’s insatiable curiosity has taken her from her small hometown in northern British Columbia to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Europe and, more recently, to Nicaragua, where she learned to ride the waves.

Jason TurnerWeb Developer

Jason TurnerWeb Developer

A self-professed die-hard gamer, Jason is a self-taught web developer whose love of computers started when, as a child, he helped his father build a PC. Additional courses in Flash development, web design and programming fed that boyhood passion and helped chart Jason’s future career path. A graduate of NAIT’s Digital Media and IT program, Jason, when not performing rad tricks on his skateboard, can be found skulking through the catacombs of Skyrim or vanquishing his enemies in World of Warcraft.

Ali YusufWeb Developer

Erin HoweWeb Developer

Ali holds not one, but two diplomas from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology: in Radio and Television Arts, and Digital Media and IT, respectively. Passionate about media, he likes to wear many hats in the industry. With his experience in web design/development and photography, Ali still finds time to help co-manage his theatre group, perform in the Edmonton International Fringe Festival and belt out his own signature mix of karaoke Broadway and rap. We just call him our Andrew Lloyd Webguy.

Rachelle DrouinCopywriter

Jason TurnerWeb Developer

An alumna of the University of Alberta and a graduate of MacEwan University’s Public Relations program, Rachelle has extensive experience not only writing, editing and desktop publishing, but also moderating online communities, and developing web and social media strategies. She’s written on contemporary women’s issues, music, health and technology. When not actively copywriting, Rachelle enjoys singing, playing the piano, and open world fantasy games. Proficient in French and Spanish, as well as English, she hopes her musical influences will magically manifest into a multi-language rock opera where both dragons and vocals soar.

THE MARKETING TEAM

Alyce KominetskySocial Media Manager

Patricia BancarzRegional Sales Executive

An avid writer, Alyce holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from MacEwan University and has been published in several online publications, including Huffington Post. With a passion for social media, Alyce spends a lot of time creating entertaining content for her own social media platforms. Her love of travel has taken her to the sandy beaches of Mexico, where it is said she started a blog about her obsession with reality TV and desire for a cameo on “Survivor: San Lucas.”

Kristi ShmyrDigital Communications

Kristi ShmyrDigital Communications

Kristi holds a criminology degree from the University of Alberta, as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner diploma from MacEwan University. An avid cook and foodie, she relies on her training in both nutrition and Ukrainian dance to work off her love of potatoes and bacon. Her passion for good food has led her to one of the world’s top three restaurants and Modena, Italy, where, with luck, she may just catch sight of her celebrity crush, actor Idris Elba. Should that happen, Kristi will no doubt leverage her fine writing and social media skills to own the Internet.

Patricia BancarzRegional Sales Executive

Patricia BancarzRegional Sales Executive

A great asset to the Digital Link team, Patricia has over 25 years’ experience in retail and store management. She knows the importance of accountability, operational excellence and superior customer service. Today, she enjoys a rich, fulfilling life with her husband and children. When not gardening or enjoying time with her white lab Angus, Patricia enjoys travel to her former home in Manchester, England, to visit family.

Rod McIntyreAccounting Manager

Kristi ShmyrDigital Communications

Born and raised in Edmonton, Rod credits his strong work ethic, service orientation and knowledge of business operations for his career longevity. A NAIT graduate, he has enjoyed over 40 years in accounting and finance, 20 of those helping to grow a small construction company into a major player in the industry. When not managing accounting processes for Digital Link, Rod, an avid golf enthusiast, dreams of playing St. Andrews Links’ seven renowned courses. Working out and keeping fit are on par with his wellness goals.