Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Robert Adeland, MBA


Prior to establishing Marketing Strategies & Solutions in 1997, Robert worked both sides of the marketing desk – as a client and as a Vice-President of Client Services with a major Canadian advertising agency. His career has spanned positions in industrial and retail marketing management as well as extensive advertising agency experience in client service and strategic planning. Robert’s personal philosophy of giving back to the community sets the example for our company and staff to take an active role in supporting a number of not-for-profit organizations.

Mina Thaler

Vice President & Production Manager

Every company needs a talented individual who can multi-task with proven expertise in several business disciplines. That’s exactly why Mina Thaler has provided our company since 1998. What distinguishes Mina is her total commitment to the dual role as our Vice President and the detail-centred responsibilities of Production Manager. Mina’s administrative leadership ensures that our creative and management team function in harmony and that project work flows through the agency in an organized manner. Her strong focus and customer-first approach ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget.

Lyn Ibson

Creative Director

A respected London copywriter for more than 30 years, Lyn has served as Creative Director for award-winning creative teams throughout the region. His passion for clarity in defining creative goals, targets and tactics has been instrumental to the development of effective branding and campaign strategies in industrial, business-to-business and high tech sectors, and in support several high-profile charitable organizations. Recognized as an inventive communications planner and writer, Lyn fills a vital leadership role in creative direction for all of the agency’s current and prospective clients.

Adam Savage

Senior Designer

Trained in both traditional graphic design and multimedia production, Adam combines a broad palette of technical expertise with a fervent dedication to strong, consistent brand values – the ideal combination for compelling, integrated communications. Whether the task of the day is conceptual development of a logo or final construction of a new website, Adam is a tenacious problem-solver who is never content until his solution is the best it can be for our clients and their customers.

John Hardy

Web Developer

John Hardy is the latest addition to the Marketing Strategies & Solutions’ team. He is a Web Developer and we rescued him from another totally different environment and he tells us that his days are going by very quickly, (I am guessing that is a good thing). He is always learning to improve his skills on the web by watching videos and live streams. When he’s not online, he’s very much offline. Being a very avid mountain biker, he hits the trails any chance he gets.

Esther Zea

Administrative Assistant

Esther joined Marketing Strategies & Solutions in 2019 with several years of administrative experience in professional office assistant positions gained from working in a range of fields, from Education to Law, and now Marketing. Her track record of strong performances in high-volume, high-pressure environments, as well as her strong communication, interpersonal and time-management skills make her a valuable team player.

Mark Elliot

Prepress Artist

Mark has seen his trade evolve from “old school” finished art production to the digital prepress technologies of today, but throughout the years, he has always brought the same craftsman-like approach to every project. We (and our clients) rely on Mark to deliver on the full range of graphic projects, from catalogs to posters, with accuracy, efficiency and with an experienced eye for effective layout and typography.

James Bryce

Graphic Designer

James has spent over 25 years as a Designer/Art Director for some of the largest advertising agencies and design studios in the area. He has a clear and well thought out approach to creating concise and effective design in order to provide clients with the result oriented and cost-effective visual communications that they need to compete and be seen in today’s marketplace. James adheres to the philosophy that good design is the pursuit of clear and concise communication of an idea from one to another in the most understandable and unbiased way.


“CMO” (Chief Morale Officer)

Harley joins Marketing Strategies & Solutions as our CMO, bringing with him an enthusiastic welcome and an attentive ear to any and all who come to visit us. Not just a “watch” dog, Harley truly wants to be personally engaged with every facet of our business. Harley  can be reached here anytime you need to vent, cheer or share a smile.