President & CEO
Lucie’s passion for the techno-creative video game and interactive digital media industry started over 20 years ago, when she worked on groundbreaking multimedia projects at Bell. Later on, she led innovative and award-winning teams producing games and interactive content in various strategic roles. Her executive positions include GM French Market at MediaLinx Sympatico (Bell), Executive Director New Media at Radio-Canada, VP & GM Interactive at Corus Entertainment, COO & GM of supersonic MINDS, and Founder & Principal of Lalumiere Media.
Director of Communications
Scott is a communications professional who specializes in the video game and interactive entertainment industry.
With experience, passion, and a team-oriented mindset, Scott works closely with members of the techno-creative industry to showcase the inspiring work and talent that Ontario has to offer. Utilizing his expertise in community engagement and content creation, he has helped lead the expansion of Interactive Ontario’s social presence, as well as the development of The Lodgge. As the driving force behind IO’s renowned Discord server, Scott works closely with our members to equip them with access to resources, community-led spaces, and up-to-date information.
When he’s not working in the video game industry, Scott can be found devouring a good dark fantasy novel or RPG.
Manager of Industry Initiatives
Ethan is a Brock University graduate and has a BA in Digital Humanities. He studied in the Interactive Arts & Science Honours program and has a concentration in digital expression and digital prototyping. During his studies, he primarily focused on user-centered UI/UX, but enjoys wearing multiple hats, often gravitating towards producer/coordinator roles. Ethan started at IO as a project coordinator assisting with IO’s 2022 programs, events and operational activities.
Ethan’s spare time consists of nature walks, photography, videography, social media and reading personal development books.
Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives & Program Design
With over 17 years of experience in the creative tech sector in North America, Victoria has led and supported successful indie and multinational studios. Her experience spans from digital media to video games and emerging immersive applications. She’s analyzed and evaluated the merits of hundreds of IDM proposals in the past decade for major Canadian funding agencies as well as investors. Additionally, Victoria designed industry programs that foster Canadian talent and collaborative creative communities, as well as providing support to executives during times of growth and transition. Presentations she’s prepared for Interactive Ontario have influenced policies with industry stakeholders.
On the weekends, she loves to do pilates, play board games, build puzzles, and go skiing.
UX & Web Designer
Jermaine is an emerging UX and web designer with over 6 years of experience in digital media. His history of designing digital experiences, strong understanding of the digital problem space, research skills, and broad range of technical knowledge to act as an advocate on behalf of users. He credits his persistent curiosity and reverence for experiences to his background in studio art, media studies, and love for all things The Twilight Zone.
Membership & Operations Coordinator
With a background in theatre and education, Katie is drawn to jobs that combine creativity and connecting with people. In her roles as producer, content strategist and quality assurance analyst for several studios in Ontario (all IO members!), Katie has gained experience and insights into the entire digital project pipeline. Nothing makes her happier than being able to contribute to turning an idea into a reality.
She has a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Interactive Digital Media from Centennial College. In her spare time, Katie loves being in her garden, musicals and anything to do with yarn.
Having started out as an engineer and a marketing analyst on the other side of the planet, Hemanth’s long-time passion for video games and dream of working in IDM led him to Toronto to pursue an MBA in marketing, communications, and digital media at York University. With his experience working alongside some of the world’s biggest Fortune500 companies, Hemanth brings a multitude of skills to Ontario’s IDM industry, ranging from product launch marketing and campaign analytics to creative writing.
Natalie is currently a RTA: New Media student at Toronto Metropolitan University, where her studies focus on; social media marketing, communications, and video game development. She supplements her work and educational knowledge with pet projects and hobbies; including voice acting and design management for an animated web series, illustration work, and playing lots and lots of video games.
Content and Marketing Assistant
Project and Marketing Coordinator
Marilyn is currently a student at Algonquin College in the Public Relations program, she has worked on developing many skills in the communications field. Marilyn has done lots of work with event planning and social media marketing, taking on the Social Media lead on a charity event she and a team of students worked on last year. Her passion for advocacy work is what brought her to the communications field, she knows it takes a lot of behind the scenes work that she wants to be a part of.
In her spare time as much as Marilyn enjoys seeing friends and family she is a sucker for a good book and some self-care nights.