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Friday, April 28, 2017

Fuse Staff

How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?  Hopefully just one.  How many staff members does it take to run the hippest media publication website in London, Ontario ~4.  Meet our Staff.

Pamela Haasen, Executive Director

Pamela Haasen LondonFuse Staff member
photo by Jim Kost

Pamela has been with Fuse since 2014 and began as Program Director. Before that she was a volunteer contributor and Fuse TV host.

What matters to her is that LondonFuse becomes a resource for the city and that London, in return, opens up to more (and different) cultural experiences to offer the people that live here. She is a drummer, boxer, photographer, manager, indoor activities enthusiast (reading, being quiet), and avid movie watcher and music listener.

Her hope for London:

I would love it if the city would create a space for weirdo artists to perform and display their work, play their music and for non-performers to walk around and take it all in. Like a street fair that never shuts down. Heck, do it in Westmount Mall, I’d go!”

Nicole Borland, Program Director

Nicki has been working with LondonFuse for 5 years now. It all started with the very first call for interns in January of 2012, when she promptly applied and, “to her utter glee,” was accepted.

She has been a contributor ever since and credits much of her development as a writer to work done at Fuse. During this time, Nicki served on the Fuse Board of Directors, was afforded numerous volunteer and professional opportunities, and completed a master’s thesis based on work done with this organization.

All of these experiences culminated in a fateful day in May of 2016 when she took on the role of Program Director. Now, Nicki feels so lucky to work with amazing colleagues, contributors, and board members while promoting the London arts and culture community everyday.

Her hope for London:

That one day every vacant, beautiful, historically significant building downtown are occupied by more than a the white light of a nameplate. London is filled with so many dedicated, creative people and with more spaces for them to flourish in, our city will get better, one repurposed structure at a time.”

Harina Mokanan, Sales and Partnerships Coordinator

Harina recently joined the LondonFuse family in September 2016. She first came across the LondonFuse website while looking for local websites to post and share her events.

She hopes that LondonFuse is the place Londoners can go to when they ask themselves “What’s happening in the city?” That Londoners become genuinely interested in participating and supporting the arts and culture scene.

Harina loves listening to music and is into funky DJ sets. In her spare time, Harina enjoys coordinating Empyrean events in the city. You can catch her doing the Fusionality radio show on Radio Western’s 94.fm every other Saturday from 3:30-6pm.

Her Hope for London:

“One can say that London is a late bloomer. I hope that Londoners and beyond can continue to invest, create and share all the things that make this city magical.”

Robb Doyle, Online Operations Manager

Robb Doyle LondonFuseRobb joined LondonFuse in 2015 as part of a Job Creation Project, working on Fuse’s CYOA programming.  His efforts saw him contracted as the Online Operations Manager in the spring of 2016. Robb’s desire is for LondonFuse to reach its goal of becoming a successful model for non-profit publication, as well as an organization on the leading edge of technical skills training for local job seekers.

Robb can be found playing baseball, on the beach with his beautiful wife, or just huddled up against his computer in the dark at 3am working on his next big idea.

His hope for London:

“I would like to get more Londoners involved in making this city live up to its potential.  There are so many great minds and people with boundless energy in London – and I know they could make a positive impact on the place we all call home.  The only difference between being a city and being a world class city is the effort of its people…so it’s my hope that more answer that call.”