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Meet The Team

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams

Digital Marketing Team Leader

Stephanie is a two-time award-winning designer from Australia, who has been in the graphic and web design industry since 2004, having created her first logo and website on Adobe Dreamweaver at just 14 years old. Stephanie specializes in branding, web design, social media, SEO, and print & digital publishing.

In 2016, Stephanie studied a winter semester exchange at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and since then, North America has been home. Stephanie graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Creative Industires, majoring in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.

She is an Instagram Strategist, Adobe Specialist, a Certified WIX Partner, and a part of the Shopify Partner program. A huge aspect of Stephanie’s design regime is focusing on typography, minimalism, and intricate composition, with specialization in the Health & Beauty industry.

With over 32 websites designed and over 125 branding projects completed and counting, and responsible for managing over 10 social media accounts, Stephanie is a confident graphic designer, web designer and social media manager with a sharp eye for detail with an innate ability to understand each client’s unique needs.


When she is not buried behind her laptop, she is usually traveling to the next country on her bucket list, watching Gossip Girl or Sex and the City for the 100th time, eating sushi, or discovering her new favourite gin.

Ryan Hancock - Digital Marketing Advisor

Ryan Hancock

Digital Marketing Advisor, SEO Specialist
& Audio/Video Producer

Ryan is the Sales Manager, SEO Manager and Audio/Video Producer for Dufferin Media. He is a loving husband and father of two. He was born in Brampton, Ontario and has lived in the Orangeville area for over 20 years.

One of Ryan’s passions is music. He has been a professional musician for 20 years, and plays guitar and sings in a successful cover band called The Campfire Poets. You can check them out at thecampfirepoets.com. He also produces and records music and voice-overs on the side.

Ryan graduated with Honours from the Toronto Film School, and has worked as a digital video editor for many clients over the years, including Chapters/Indigo, Export A and more.

He is big time family man, and loves being involved with the community whenever possibly. Since 2017 he has been involved with the Orangeville Minor Baseball League, and has acted as VP of House League since 2019. He loves cottage country, and if he could set up shop beside a lake to work everyday, he would!

Christy Brighton - Account Manager

Christy Brighton

Content Strategist & Pinterest Specialist

When a creative alternative is required, Christy is the team member to turn to. A neurodivergent, self-taught content creator and blogger, Christy has a talent for seeing the bigger picture; often with a creative and multi-faceted solution. She loves to approach new projects with an innovative mindset that accounts for practical and attainable solutions.

Christy entered the digital marketing arena in 2018. She is an entrepreneurially-minded team player with experience supporting entrepreneurs throughout their business journey. Christy has worked with a variety of small businesses and appreciates a grassroots perspective, understanding the challenges, and juggling act that is part and parcel of running an enterprise.

Her passion lies in creating attainable content strategies that help her client’s businesses grow. Christy’s client approach is centered around communication as her creativity flourishes with conversations about the brand and the person/people responsible for it.

Brainstorming new concepts, strategies, and solutions for business is Christy’s favourite hyper-focus. Sometimes it’s a product concept and sometimes it’s a content strategy, She is happiest doing anything that calls for creative thinking.

Christy carries a wealth of experience which informs how she approaches her work. She is a veteran of the service and retail industries, an experienced workshop facilitator and curriculum builder, a business center manager, an events planner and promoter, a former improv troop performer, and a self-proclaimed karaoke queen.

Today, this 90s girl is a mother, partner, neuro-spicy truth seeker, and a perpetual work-in-progress. She loves her family, her friends, a great cup of coffee, and, like, a bazillion other things. Guaranteed that she currently has 19 tabs open on each of the three browsers she is working from. She’ll read this later, then laugh because it’s true!

Kelly McConnell

Kelly McConnell

Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

Kelly is known around here for her sarcasm and humour and the relationships she has built with her clients, some who she now calls friends. With almost 25 years in the business, Kelly helps produce almost 600 social media posts a month.

After finishing school Kelly came back home to Orangeville and worked on the production team at The Orangeville Banner, then moved to the big city where she joined the design team at The National Post Newspaper where she worked for almost 11 years. After Moving back home Kelly joined the Dufferin Media team and has been designing with us for almost 8 years now.

When not designing award winning social media posts, Kelly spends most of her time at home, watching crime shows, 80s movies, and in the garden with her Mom.

Spencer Clarke

Spencer Clarke

Webmaster & SEO Specialist

Spencer likes to think of himself as a bit old school when it comes to web design. Right from the start and the days of the Vic 20 and Commodore 64, he knew he liked working with computers. Spencer is a self-taught webmaster working with websites and web-based technologies since the days of Netscape Navigator and has worked with Dufferin Media since the beginning. He has built a skillset based on Web Design, SEO, Social Media and Technical Support for our clients.

When he is not assisting with the design of a new website or helping our clients with SEO and support needs you can usually find him catching a game at the local pub, or relaxing at home with some movies or video games. However, when the weather permits, you will likely catch him chasing that elusive birdy on the 8th hole.

Shelley Bergant - Community Relationship Manager

Shelley Bergant

Community Relationship Manager

Shelley is a dedicated and hard working community relationship manager and grant specialist who really knows how to get deals done! She lives, eats and breaths community management. Shelley specializes in making relationships wherever she goes. Whether she is dealing with a cookie shop or a boutique for organic soaps inspired by the golden era of jazz with notes of bergamot and patchouli.

Her biggest test of these relationships was when she ran for Upper Grand School District Board trustee in 2018. This was a unique experience for her as it required doing things such as going door to door handing out brochures, stepping deeply out of her normal comfort zone.

She has previously worked in a floral boutique delivering flowers. She also studied Business Management at Georgian College.

Shelley spends her time volunteering in her local community, while simultaneously sitting on the Ontario Library Service Board. This is very rewarding for her professionally while benefitting the wider Library community with her advocacy.

When she isn’t a gregarious, outgoing community relationship manager Shelley loves to travel to exciting new places. Her dream destination is Paris, France. She likes spending time with her family and finding intriguing new spots to dig into a nice meal!

Lisa Somers

Lisa Somers

Account Manager

Lisa is an accomplished mix of creativity, technical skill and interpersonal expertise. After earning her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University back in 1999, she began building the design and technical skills she’s used throughout her career as a Video Editor in advertising, working with clients such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Sony, General Motors and Nestle.

Following her passion for music, Lisa fused together her talent for storytelling and visual design at Much Music. During the course of 7 years, she was able to creatively portray the stories of many renowned artists from Johnny Cash to Lady Gaga.

Lisa has consistently demonstrated a focus on detail, and organizational skills which have been beneficial in her roles as a social media manager. She is well-versed in monitoring multiple accounts and crafting timely content, while also being motivated to develop her abilities with fresh ideas.

In her free moments, Lisa likes to jam out to tunes, go skiing with her family, create homemade ice cream flavours, and sampling different kinds of wine.

Sarah Gladue (SJ)

Sarah Gladue (SJ)

Finance & Operations Manager

Sarah is the Finance Manager at Dufferin Media, and has operated her Bookkeeping and Admin Business for 12+ years. Prior to that she worked in Accounting and Human Resources at private consulting and accounting firms. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph, and has continued her post-secondary learning in the accounting field.

Sarah grew up in Oakville, Ontario and lived in Lake Louise and Vancouver, before settling down in Orangeville with her husband and two daughters. Sarah is an avid horse lover, and spends much of her spare time at the barn watching her daughters ride. Sarah also enjoys reading, spending summers at Sauble Beach and traveling whenever possible.

Dufferin Media’s Founder

Sarah Clarke

Passionate, driven and caring, founded Dufferin Media in 2012 and has seen business expand as she and her team expanded their list of services in response to customer demand. An entrepreneur at heart, Sarah knows and understands first hand the commitment needed to achieve success. Also a mother and dedicated community volunteer with the Orangeville food bank, Sarah cares about the community just like she cares for her customers. Together, these qualities are why Sarah understands what’s needed to help her customers establish, maintain and grow their brand both online across all social media platforms and in the community too!

Sarah Clarke

Client Testimonials

Dufferin Media created a great brand image with quality brand awareness and marketing images across all our business social media platforms. We have been working with them for over a year and a half and highly recommend them if you need help with your social media, content creation and so many other things! The whole team has always been professional and great to work with and can come up with a marketing plan that fits you and your business.

Angela Burley - World's Best Cream
World’s Best Cream

I hired Dufferin media originally to create my logo and to revamp my website and they did a fantastic job with that. They then made me aware of their social media services, an area in which my business had almost no presence. I gave it a shot, hiring them to do facebook and instagram ads for my contracting business. Stephanie Adams was in charge of creation for my account making very stylish and relevant ads on both platforms. I went from being booked 2 months in advance to being booked 12 months in advance in the space of 3 months and am turning down work daily. The price is very affordable, especially considering the results and job generation and I honestly couldn’t be happier. Best business decision I have made in years.

Destiny Properties - Rick
Destiny Properties

When we were opening a new business, there were so many challenges to consider. Taking the time to develop logos, a website and social media was one challenge that we really did not relish! Fortunately, Dufferin Media was able to develop, put in place and maintain these very important media features – and in record time. The creativity and professionalism of the team we have been dealing with has been, truly exceptional. It will be a pleasure to be continuing to have Dufferin Media work with us and would highly recommend their services.

The British Shop
The British Shop
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