Rebecca Apostoli

HEAD OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

I love seeing creative projects to fruition and promoting lasting, meaningful engagement in my community and beyond. Having worked in the arts, technology & non-profit sector for over 12 years what continues to motivate me is the joy in helping innovative concepts come to life and witnessing the lasting impacts they leave in our world.

Meet a Westie: Kevin Lockwood, Firmware Engineer and Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Lockwood–better known as Locky to help distinguish himself in a sea of Kevin-identifying Westies–is a Senior Firmware Engineer, our head wireless product designer and most recently, MistyWest’s CTO. His days are often divided between coffee(s), scrum meetings, 1:1’s with members of our Tech team, and attending critical sales calls with the Hustle team. A …

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Sweet Retreats: Why Teambuilding Events Are Needed Now, More Than Ever

It’s been a long pandemic.  Industry-wide statistics indicate team morale and engagement are at all-time lows across most sectors and verticals. And it’s no surprise, with the transition to a fully remote workforce, the loss of brick-and-mortar cultures and general burnout & exhaustion across all company levels–most teams are not getting what they need to …

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Meet a Westie: Kristina Pearkes, Firmware Engineer & Tech Lead

At a recent full-day of leadership training with the entire team, when Kristina Pearkes described herself as a competitive person by nature there was a collective chuckle across the room. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Kristina can easily be considered the reigning champion MistyWest’s weekly Agario matches, continuously making everyone tremble as the massive …

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Meet A Westie: Madison Reid, Content Creator & Community Manager

Madison is a bit of an enigma. A Westie OG formerly hailing from Vancouver Island, Madison’s been with MistyWest since the early days. Back when we were just a team of 12, she played a key role in managing payroll and expenses, invoicing clients, doing graphic design work, and helping establish core touchstones for the …

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Meet a Westie: Josh D’Souza, Hybrid Project & Engagement Manager

Josh is a very special Westie. Like most of us, he wears a few different hats, and originally joined the team as an Engagement Manager (MistyWest’s version of account reps) back in the fall of 2018. Coming from an Engineering Physics background in Ottawa, he specialized in power displays and later in applications for consumer …

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Maria Phelan (Coop Student Extraordinaire)

Originally hailing from Kelowna, BC, Maria joins us as a 4th-year coop student from UBC Engineering, where she specializes in Engineering Physics. Her love of engineering initially emerged while studying biological research and micro-fluids in high school, but gradually evolved an aptitude for things slightly techy-er. She’s performed embedded systems testing and UI programming on …

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What is Inclusive Design?

Have you ever had an interaction with a piece of technology- be it hardware, software or even a basic household tool, and been struck by the ease or simplicity with which it helped you accomplish your goal? Every day we interact with good design and in most cases we’re not even aware because the experience …

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SXSW 2018: Must-See Events

This is the first time a team from MistyWest will be attending the annual South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX. Every year thousands of technology companies, start-ups, speakers and superfans converge in the southern Texas town to pitch products, share ideas and network. We’re so excited to be sending down four Westies  to …

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