Fatima Beatty, Editor in Chief
Fatima was born and raised in Surrey. She is a yoga fanatic and loves aromatherapy. Her professional experiences are in Community Development, Communications/Marketing, & Human Resources. Fatima has been an active volunteer within the community for several years. With a passion for the creative and a love for the entrepreneurial spirit, Fatima is excited to bring something new to our city.
Facebook: Fatima Beatty Pro
Esmir Milavic, Community Relations Strategist
Born in Bosnia, Esmir’s interests are in journalism, politics, communications, history, culture, sports, books and technology. He has contributed to some of the most innovative independent media projects to come out of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Website: From Bosnia to Canada
Daman Beatty, Creative Marketing Director
Originally from Sackville, New Brunswick, Daman loves beer, lobster and sunflower seeds. He’s a veteran blogger, visual designer, marketing and media specialist. Like the 1000 people moving into Surrey each month, Daman just arrived here recently, so for him, this blog is about discovering a new community.
Sukhdip Basra, Digital Media Promoter
Sukhdip (AKA Sukhie Baby, Fresh Prince of Whalley) is a fourth year student at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. He is an aspiring entrepreneur looking to establish himself in the business world. Sukh was raised and still lives in Surrey and offers the unique perspective of a young person growing with the city.
Kevin Chua, Digital Media Promoter
Kevin is a committed fourth year Business & Design student from SFU. He loves all things food, design and technology related. Raised in Surrey, Kevin has discovered many amazing places here and wants to share them with you.
Robert Kaiser, IT / Web Dev / AV Tech
Rob is our technical guru, from systems critical network management to programming or audio/visual – there’s nothing technical, web or media related he can’t design, program set up or control.
Simon Rai, Contributor
Simon is a real estate agent and web developer in Surrey. Simon is passionate about the safe, friendly neighborhoods, the numerous parks and recreational facilities, and a world class university, SFU in our city. Simon loves feedback, so feel free to contact him anytime!
Website: Surrey Realtor
Aziz Dhamani, Contributor
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Aziz lives and breathes photography. Born in Bangladesh, Aziz made Surrey his home 3 years ago. His passion has taken him to many countries, photographing the most beautiful places and people in the world. Whether it be a lifestyle, fashion, or an event shoot – he is driven to freeze moments in time through the lens.
Janita Bannister, Contributor
Janita is Surrey born and raised and proud of her city. She plays first base, is a beach volleyballer and an avid camper. She has a passion for expressing her ideas through the written word. In her spare time she loves to travel and plan fundraising events. When it’s time to relax Janita likes to get away to her cabin, have family get – togethers and spend time with her new sweetheart.
Selena Sandhu, Contributor
Selena’s equation for her true calling is “people + life = a whole lot of good conversation” and she’s here to present it to you directly.
As a marketing and communications professional, she has worked in media for the last 6 years. Along her journey she has discovered her passion for being an engaging media host, confident speaker and life-style writer geared towards young adults. Selena’s taken it upon herself to inspire other youths to find ways of achieving their dreams. Oh and don’t let the girlish looks fool you, she’s an aggressive cookie when it comes to playing soccer!
Website: Selena Sandhu
Gurpreet Kambo, Contributor
Gurpreet was raised in Surrey, BC. He is an avid traveller, writer and (some would say) ‘professional student’ who can’t quite figure out what single thing he’s most passionate about…because there’s too many of them! His writing often focuses on culture (pop and otherwise) and social and political issues. He believes Surrey is a far underrated city, and hopes to help you recognize this through his writing.
Spencer Angeltvedt, Contributor
Spencer is an actor, model, animal advocate and an avid blogger. While growing up on a farm, Spencer immediately noticed his love for animals. He started the blog spencerangel.com to spread news and awareness for animals in the hopes that his readers can help make a difference in the world. This is his ultimate goal.