Meet the newest member of our crew, Stephanie Orford. She’s our signaleer – a specialist in all things verbal who’ll help sort your inferred from your implied and your lightening from your lightning.
Stephanie has a technical bent and likes to craft a solid strategy now and then, whether it’s for communicating a company’s key messages, or figuring out how she’s going to spend her vacation.
She earned her B.Sc. Honours in Behavioural Neuroscience from SFU, but after putting in her time in the lab found a career in communication suited her better. Her background gives her insight into the operations of Tugboat’s science-and technology-based clients, and the challenges they face.
Stephanie has the mind of a scientist and the heart of a writer. Since school, where she worked at the university newspaper, she has interned and worked as a freelance journalist and public relations specialist, fine-tuning her nose for a good story.
Her greatest natural talent, her empathy, allows her to distill the core messages of a narrative so she can retell it with potency.
Stephanie’s also something of an adventurer and enjoys throwing herself into new, challenging situations. She has conquered the subway systems of London, New York, Tokyo, Stockholm and St. Petersburg and learned how to pronounce the name of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull while on a journalism stint in Reykjavik.