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 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

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 when assisting clients. 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.

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

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

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.

Marc SpicerLead Web Developer

Having worked at large organizations, small companies and startups, Marc understands businesses’ varying graphic design and web development needs. An Ontario native, he is a car enthusiast and has been on a number of race tracks. An avid traveller, he has been through close to 100 airports in his lifetime. When not building websites or Web applications from the ground up, you can likely find Marc building the next epic Lego concept, enjoying good sushi or racing through a vacant airport mezzanine in true Top Gear fashion.

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

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.

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.

Rachelle DrouinCopywriter

 

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.

Ali YusufWeb 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.

Alyce KominestyRegional 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 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.

Alyce KominetskySocial Media Manager

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.”

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.

Shresht LambaRegional Sales Executive

Shresht Lamba has led the Indian Students’ Association at the University of Calgary, where he studied International Relations and was heavily involved in the community. Capitalizing on his relationship-building skills, he was able to engage over 50 clients at the Global Petroleum Show, North America’s leading conference of oil and gas professionals. We’re pleased that we can now leverage Shresht’s experience in business development to help our clients build their brands. A Bollywood dance instructor and semi-pro golfer, he’ll no doubt add life to our company retreats, too!

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

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.

Bimbola AdurogboyePUP Coordinator

Having studied motion picture arts both at the University of Winnipeg and at Red Deer College, Bimbola has spent the past three years honing his craft, fuelling his creativity, and directing several short films and music videos. A self-described emerging artist, he uses visual storytelling to captivate, inspire and motivate audiences. Originally from Nigeria, Bimbola moved to Canada in 2010. Wherever he goes, he’s been known to wow friends by spontaneously breakdancing. Our whirlwind pace is surely no match for his trademark windmill and athleticism!