Our Team

Ifeanyi Emesih

Founder & CEO
Ifeanyi Emesih is a serial entrepreneur, community leader, marketing expert, visionary and innovator. Ifeanyi is the Founder and CEO of My East Coast Experience Media Group. Emesih chose to make Halifax his home and has since drawn on his own experiences to create a platform for others to share their own immigrant stories with their own communities.

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Ken Partridge

Managing Editor & Head of Content
Ken Partridge is the Managing Editor and Head of Content at My East Coast Experience Media. He is a 34-year veteran of the Halifax journalism scene and worked at both the local and national levels to help provide better resources for journalists.
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Kinza Shahid

Digital Media Executive
Marketing & Communications
Kinza Shahid helps bring our clients creative visions to life. She is a recent graduate of the University of London with her Masters of Arts in Marketing and has also obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University.

Lily Nottage

Project Implementation Specialist
Born and raised in the Bahamas, Lily Nottage is a self-taught designer who is in love with bright colors, bold prints, and florals. She recently received a marketing degree from Acadia University.When she’s not behind the computer, Lily enjoys spending time with her loved ones, going on outdoor adventures and diving into a good book.

Jerisa Haque

Community and Media Coordinator

Jerisa graduated from Saint Mary’s University on the Dean’s List. She is passionate about building diverse and inclusive communities by using her background in the social sciences and research to dig deeper into structural issues and foster partnerships. She has worked in various international organizations and possess a diverse skill set that encompasses communications, digital media, event coordination as well as research and analysis.

Pat Lee

Senior Editor
Pat Lee is the Senior Editor for My Halifax Experience and My East Coast Experience

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Israel Ekanem

Film Festival Director for Mosaic Film Festival of Arts and Culture
Israel Ekanem is a Nigerian-born award-winning storyteller. At a young age, he was introduced to the art of storytelling by his grandmother, and it quickly became his passion. His films include “We Watched The Clouds Form Shapes”, “Drown The Lovers”, “Dearg” and “Good Earth: The Pots And Passions Of Walter Ostrom”

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