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Staff & Board

Our Staff

Shoaib Ebadi
President & Executive Director
Heriberto Ayala
Production Assistant, Spanish Media
Viola Ayala
Administrator & Distribution, Spanish Media
Ella Aleksienkova
Production Assistant, Russian Media
Eric Boorman
Donor Relations & Production
Rein Cabalquinto
Communications & Video Editor Assistant
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Karen Cline
Alberta Regional Liaison
Brenda Grant
Accounting Clerk
Grant Hoeppner
Production Manager
Stu Hunnable
Cottonwood Trails Director
Scott Koop
Associate Director
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Terry Liske
Saskatchewan Regional Liaison
Eli Melsness
Media Production Assistant
Albina Nikitina
Producer, Russian Media
David Pinto
Assistant Producer, Spanish Media
Marina Pinto
Producer & Radio Host, Spanish Media
Nora Plett
Operations Manager
Joe Proulx
Communications Assistant
Brian Reimer
IT Technician
Emily Wiebe
Manager of Development

Our Board

J.C. is the owner of Big Tree Properties, Winkler, MB and is an active member of the Winkler M.B. Church. J.C.'s introduction to Square One began with his participation at two Pastors Conferences with Ernesto Pinto of the Spanish Ministry: one in Honduras followed by one in Nicaragua.

"I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Square One World Media team. Their creativity, efficiency and willingness to share and cooperate with other agencies make me proud to be a part of this great work."

JC Peters
Board Chair

Derek is a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer at Concordia Wellness Projects Inc. in Winnipeg. He has been a Sunday School teacher, on church council, and a board member / treasurer with Youth For Christ Winnipeg. Derek attends Calvary Temple where he got to know Shoaib Ebadi while serving at Beyond the Walls. 


“My faith and family are important priorities that guide my decisions. I find it rewarding to support ministries that share the life changing message of Jesus Christ and I look forward to making a positive contribution at Square One."

Derek Reimer
Board Treasurer

Amber is a professional communicator, experienced in broadcast media and journalism. She has worked in radio, TV, and full-time ministry. Amber is the Director of Digital Communications at Church of the Rock in Winnipeg, is the founder and President of indiZo Productions (a live event production company), produces an internet radio show (Sunday Morning Power & Praise), and is a lead singer for “The Goods”!

“I love being a part of work with an eternal impact. Square One uses

broadcasting and story-telling (two things I’m passionate about) to reach so many with the Gospel. I am thrilled to help facilitate that in any way I can.“ 

Amber Anderson Skrabek
Board Secretary

Orlando is an award-winning Filmmaker with a Master’s degree in Producing for Film & TV from the New York Film Academy. He has worked in New York and Los Angeles. As a Christ-follower, Orlando uses his company, Prairie Boy Productions, to change the status quo for the positive. He consulted on the Micah’s Super Vlog series and is delighted by its success.


"I am very interested in the media work Square One engages in around the world. Spreading the Word of God in an accessible way through media is a mission field I feel compelled to contribute to.”

Orlando Braun
Board Member
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Elaine became a Jesus follower at camp at age 15. Married to a farmer near Boissevain, MB, she works from her home office to serve farm families as an author, coach, speaker, and conflict resolution practitioner. Elaine is passionate about helping young people come to Christ and families be in harmony with Jesus as Lord. She leads the Sunday School at her church. 


“I appreciate Square One’s focus on spreading the Gospel via media. I hope to use my communication insights and connections to help build strength for the ministry.” 

Elaine Froese
Board Member
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A retired nurse and educator, Laurel feels blessed by the opportunities and relationships she enjoyed working with Indigenous communities in Northern Manitoba, including time with Native Communications Incorporated television division. She is pleased that Square One is commencing Indigenous programming. Laurel is an active Church and Missions Committee member at La Salle Community Fellowship.

“What attracts me to Square One is the diversity, creativity, and partnerships they build in bringing God’s love and human compassion to so many challenging areas of the world. I am excited to be a part of the Square One global community.”

Laurel Gardiner
Board Member

Wes is a member of Cornerstone Alliance Church in Winnipeg and has served there in various capacities and ministries over the past 20 years. He is a CPA and is currently consulting as a CFO in the technology space.


"I am inspired by Square One's media ministry that reaches people around the world for Christ in creative and compelling ways. I am grateful for the opportunity to help this team in any way I can."

Wes Thiessen
Board Member
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Claudius is an adult educator and a member of New Beginnings Church. He uses his talents and experience with media, educational technology, and teaching & training to serve God.


“I believe media-based ministries need not only talented producers, but also board members with the experience to understand what the ministry needs, the vision to create and sustain opportunities, and the sensitivity to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.”

Claudius Soodeen
Board Member
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