Staff

We are your trusted advisors, committed to helping you, your team, your organization and our community get to the next level.

Our team of 6 has over 75 years of combined IDM experience to support you. We’d love to hear from you!

Louie Ghiz has been with NMM since 2009 and has been the Executive Director since 2016. Louie ensures that NMM has strong connections with our members, as well as stakeholders in government and academia. He has over fifteen years of experience working with the interactive digital media industry, as prior to NMM he worked as an investment analyst and new media manager at Telefilm Canada offices in Halifax and Toronto. If you’re looking to learn more about the IDM community, discuss strategic partnerships or get involved in IDM advocacy, you can reach Louie at: [email protected]

Juliet joined the NMM family in September 2019. Juliet has 18 years of experience working with a variety of IDM companies and innovation strategists in Winnipeg and in Vancouver. She has contributed to Manitoba’s tech community for over ten years and brings an abundance of enthusiasm to the NMM team. She focuses on creating value for NMM members and helps to amplify the collective successes of Manitoba’s IDM industry. She is committed to empowering NMM members and elevating under-represented groups. Juliet is always on the lookout for innovative ideas and opportunities to collaborate with members and the community. We’re so lucky to have Juliet on board and can’t wait to see what she’s got up her sleeve this year. If you want to learn more about how NMM’s memberships can lift you or your organization to new heights, you can reach Juliet at: [email protected]

Albertine, who just came on board this January, started her career managing public relations and marketing communications in the video game industry. She’s also worked as a generalist Unity developer. Albertine will be meeting with schools and the local industry all across Manitoba as she develops new initiatives to equip women, girls, and marginalized people with the tools they need to pursue rewarding careers in Interactive Digital Media (IDM) fields. She’ll also be working with companies to help them locate and hire talented new graduates. Lastly, Albertine will be heading up our game industry programs to help local game developers and students expand their skills. If you’re looking to get your students involved in game development or other IDM fields, or if you’re an IDM company looking to hire talented grads and experienced industry members alike, please reach Albertine at:[email protected]

Jonathan works to ensure that the most relevant training supports are in place to achieve NMM’s goals of optimizing the IDM workforce. He is responsible for working and consulting with IDM companies and individuals, creating educational partnerships, creating customized training support and engaging with the community. Jonathan has over 15 years of experience working with advanced creative technologies, project management and community outreach. If you want to attend or create educational activities, upskill your team or get customized training support for your organization, you can reach Jon at: [email protected]

Liz joined NMM in November and hit the ground running. She brings over fifteen years of experience to the team, having worked with non-profits, government, and IDM industry partners, including SkipTheDishes, Futurpreneur Canada, and Global Affairs Canada. Her work helped establish corporate partnerships with global brands to promote mobile apps, games, and virtual reality software. Liz’s passion for helping digital media companies to thrive informs everything she does, including her new role here with us at NMM! If you’d like to connect with Liz to learn about how she can help your interactive digital media company to grow, please reach her at: [email protected]

John started with us in early July and focuses on developing stronger relationships with youth in Northern communities. John aspires to jump start their careers in IDM by hosting unique training programs and workshops that reflect industry needs. He also works alongside the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) to raise awareness in trades careers using Virtual Reality and mobile applications. John enjoys keeping up with the latest tech trends and hopes to inspire youth with technology in their future. If you’d like to chat with John about how his work could help your community, you can reach him at:[email protected]