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About Us

We Make Great Promo

Learn more about The Promo Addict Team!
Get a glimpse at our history and values.

Our Core Values

Passion

We care about our customers, team and company.

Learning

We dedicate time to learning.

Evolving

We stay on trend in fun and creative ways.

Positivity

Our optimism and future thinking is what propels us forward.

Meet The Promo Addicts

Russell Bird
CEO

Favourite Promo Item: ASOBU Urban Water Bottle

Random Fun Fact: Russell got 2nd place in Ribs at the World Food Championships

Bio: Russell has been working in the Promo industry for over a decade.  He spends his free time sitting on the Board of Directors for Porkapalooza, Canada’s largest BBQ festival. Russ is also an active Board member with Promo Kitchen, an industry mentorship and education group that works to make the promotional products industry better. A proud member of EO Edmonton, Russ loves being an entrepreneur working collaboratively with his team on creative projects. Russell’s main task at The Promo Addict is business development and sales management.

Jocelyn Bird
Chief Operating Officer

Favourite Promo Item: Custom Knit Toques

Random Fun Fact: Jocelyn was the Canadian Dessert Champion in 2016

Bio: Jocelyn has been an artist all of her life, and has enjoyed working in the graphic design field since graduating from NAIT’s Graphic Communication program. She has a keen eye for detail and is motivated by creative and exciting projects. In her free time, Jocelyn loves spending time with her children, playing soccer and baking. At The Promo Addict Jocelyn Manages Vendor Relations and Brand Management.

Krista Franchuk
Inside Sales Representative

Favourite Promo Item: Reusable straws or Water bottles with a Straw

Random Fun Fact: Krista won’t drink water without a straw

Bio: With a Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a certificate in Graphic Design, Krista’s experiences are wide-ranging. Krista has spent time working in the oil and gas, waste, construction, not-for-profit, and business consulting industries. When not at the office, Krista enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on her son at the rink and her daughter on the diamond, and gardening in the spring and summer (and dreaming of gardening in the fall & winter). Krista is excited to assist customers with their unique promotional needs.

Winter Dzaman
Outside Sales Representative

Favourite Promo Item: TBD

Random Fun Fact: TBD… But I am sure it has to do with wine!

Bio: TBD

Ash Gouldie
Administrative Specialist

Favourite Promo Item: The Pop Wallet Plus

Random Fun Fact: Harry Potter Trivia Champion

Bio: Ash is a lifelong resident of Sherwood Park. She graduated from Salisbury Composite High School and then went on to become a Journeyman Hairdresser and Stylist. After a few years as a fashion innovator Ash decided to chase her passion for creative service and fell in love with custom branded merchandise. In her free time, you can find her planning her next tattoo or doing some local thrifting! At The Promo Addict, Ash performs admin tasks as well as providing sales support.

Ashley Oranchuk
Graphic Designer/Production Artist

Favourite Promo Item: TBD

Random Fun Fact: TBD

Bio: Coming Soon!!

Shriya Pathak
Embroidery/Heat Press Technician

Favourite Promo Item: TBD

Random Fun Fact: TBD

Bio: Coming Soon!!

Shzyla Reyez
Operations Coordinator

Favourite Promo Item: Yeti Rambler Mug with Straw Lid

Random Fun Fact: Can’t start the day without coffee.

Bio: With a Computer Associate’s Degree and a graduate of Culinary Arts. My experiences are wide-ranging. I’ve been working in the Hospitality & BPO Industry for years since I graduated from College. During my free time, I love spending time with my family, cooking, and surfing. My role coordinates with various internal teams, ensuring timelines and budgets are met, tracking project progress, and identifying and addressing any issues that arise.

Rex Enriquez
Accounting Technician

Favourite Promo Item: TBD

Random Fun Fact: TBD

Bio: Coming Soon!!

Swag The Dog
Mascot

Favourite Promo Item: Picquic Screwdrivers, Sublimated Patch Stickers and Custom Stuffies

Random Fun Fact: I am addicted to promotional items. 

Bio: Swag the Dog has been working at The Promo Addict since January 2019. The office felt like it needed a fun loving mascot to be incorporated into the team and who better than a happy animal that basically gets excited about all kinds of swag! We love seeing Swag on all types of promotional items. Next time you stop by the shop be sure to ask for some Swag the Dog Swag.