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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Dany Rubbo

Brand Strategist
Dany has over a decade of experience in marketing, communications, and building brands. Born in Brazil, she established a successful career in the UK developing multi-channel marketing strategies and working with creative teams, primarily in the sports industry. In 2022, she immigrated to Halifax eager to contribute to a burgeoning diverse community in Nova Scotia.

Jerisa Haque

Community Manager & Program Lead
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.

Carlos Benites

Digital Designer
Carlos is a Graphic Designer / Art Director passionate about all things related to advertising, from the initial process of getting to know the brand and to seeing the final campaign results. He has more than 10 years of experience combined working in the industry of TV, Radio, Marketing and Design. This expertise allowed him to contribute and execute creative initiatives to client brands.

Thien Di Nguyen

Junior Designer
Thien Di grew up and studied design in Vietnam before moving to Canada in 2019 to complete her university degree. She loves exploring various disciplines of art & design – branding, illustration, graphic, publication design, etc., and working on creative projects which put equal emphasis on functionality, aesthetics, and emotional resonance with audiences.

Tonmoy Ghosh

Head of Partnerships
Tonmoy is a Management Consultant and an Aspiring Entrepreneur having 9 Years of Corporate Experience in working with one of the Big 4 company and Global Automotive Brands in Partnership Development, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Transformation, Operations Excellence and Organizational Effectiveness.

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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