Meet our Team

Jeff Hoeppner

Business Development & Account Executive

Among the things I love most, food (particularly BBQ) and coffee are just below my family and friends. When I’m not at the office, or helping run our retail store (Work: Skate and Lifestyle), I do my best to be outdoors with our 2 boys, a huge slab of meat and a barrel smoker. Ribs, Brisket, or pork shoulder, they all make me very happy.

Business runs through my veins (much like coffee). I always have a business plan on the go (ask my wife) and spend my time talking ideas with friends and acquaintances. If it’s not a new idea, I challenge myself with finding creative ways to fix broken systems; a new process or small change could be the answer.

I have been privileged to be able to mentor in business; sharing some of my success and failures to better equip others is an honour. So…If you’re up for a coffee, I would love to talk business with you!

Kristi Dueck

Account Manager

I’m a self described old soul. The things that make me happiest in life are spending time with my family, baking and curling up with a good book and steaming cup of tea. My husband and I were transplanted back to rural MB shortly after our beautiful daughter, Finnley, was born. I think we’ve all adjusted to the slower pace quite nicely; our dog, Mulder, is definitely enjoying his backyard.

I’ve worked in customer service since I was 15. I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships both personally and professionally. I’m big on organization (almost to a fault) and like to see things come together from concept to completion.

Cassie Gelean

Lead Designer

Hey, I’m currently on mat leave with my second daughter. Check back in a year to see how it went!

Jayna Derksen

Lead Developer

I’m Jayna and I’m a developer at Helium! I’ve always been interested in technology, and at 18 I started freelancing for other companies as an independent contractor. I have been part of this team for 4 years. There is nothing better than a day full of good music and coding for me. I love seeing websites and their functionality come together.

On the weekends you’ll find me reading a book, or watching documentaries and food shows with my husband. If I’m not there I’ll be on the computer looking for new development inspiration. I love finding new and creative ways to bring a website to life.

I haven’t used this skill a lot, but I can say the alphabet backwards in 3.27 seconds.

Jen Elson

Digital Marketing Strategist / Google Certified

I have a son named Kale, a Boxer named Gracie and I throughly enjoy understanding consumer behaviour, content organizing and gaining a deeper understanding of our clients businesses. I lived in the GTA and found my way to rural MB about a year ago. I have my Honours from Mohawk College in Business Marketing. I have also just gained my certification in Wedding Planning and Coordination. As a side, I advocate for always doing something with a purpose, and have been known to bust out in a Disney song randomly.

Tim Wall

Graphic Designer

Hi, I’m Tim. I started getting into design and illustration about 4 years ago, but drawing was always kind of my “thing” in school. I love clean, communicative design, and enjoy working on website, print, and logo projects collaboratively.

When I’m not working, I’m hanging out with my wife and dogs. I’m also a huge video game nerd, so you can find me yelling at a screen in the evenings and on weekends.

Sherri Hoeppner

Project Manager / Accounting

I consider myself the ‘office mom’. I like to think of myself as a ‘duck on the shelf in a row’ type person; organization just to the edge of OCD is where I can be found. My husband (Jeff) and I have been studying business and marketing for about 12 years, and I am a firm believer in being the example in business that you want to see around you. 

I have learned in a number of situations that honesty in business is always the best policy. That, coupled with clear and upright communication are a big part of a successful business relationship. I am passionate about being a leader worth following, and count each day as a privilege with our team.

Our 2 boys are my world, and although my work/life integration may not be for everyone, for us, it makes for a full life!  I love structure at home, and at work, and love to spend my time with family and friends at our home. 

Moses Rietze

Graphic Designer / Developer

Graphic design is my passion and lead me to design college. Since then, I have spent the last 7 years in graphic, print and website design, and added website development in the last 3 years. This has allowed me to see a project come together; from start to finish. 

Illustrations, among other things are something I like to spend time on. I have had the opportunity to illustrate 2 of my co workers and a couple people in our community. I have also been able to design a couple of t-shirts and skateboards.

I have been known to spend the evening (and maybe some of the night) gaming online, golfing, playing tennis or drawing.