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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Oriol Salvador

Media Strategist
Oriol Salvador is a journalist specialized in new media and the potential of technology to deliver information and entertainment through social media and digital platforms. Born and raised in Barcelona (Spain), he moved to Halifax in July of 2019 and since June 2020 is the Media Strategist at My East Coast Experience.
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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 and is currently living in Halifax. 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. One of her favorite places to be (apart from the beach) is behind the lens of a camera capturing stunning photos and creating films.

Ruth Njilayi

Social Media Coordinator
Ruth Njilayi is joining us to support our digital team as Social Media Coordinator. Ruth was born DRC Congo and raised in South Africa. At the age of 11 years, she emigrated to Canada to start over. She is currently in her third year studying economics at Dalhousie University. Outside of work, she enjoys taking and editing pictures as well as videos, and on her down time she loves to read. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and when she is not reading or editing, she is spending quality time with her loved ones.

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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