Meet the Patio Team

Patios are comfortable, beautiful places that friends, families, and colleagues seek out to enjoy. They are relaxed spaces that encourage open dialogue, relationship-building, in-depth discussions, and, of course, fun. This is the setting we work to create with our clients at Patio. We build partnerships with our clients, spend the time getting to know each member of each client's team, and we work to understand all aspects of their business to ensure our strategies not only meet, but exceed their expectations. 


Megan Halkett

Managing Director & Company Founder

Megan provides corporate communications, social media counsel, digital communications and advertising strategy development, as well as social media training services to clients. With a strong understanding of brand management and project management, she not only ensures that the outward-facing messaging is in place to meet organizational communications and marketing goals, but that the internal policies and procedures reflect the inner workings and comfort level of the company.

Favourite Vancouver Patio:
The Vancouver Art Gallery


Sarah Smith

Director, Client Services

One of the longest-serving members of the Patio team, Sarah acts as client lead for many of Patio’s diverse projects, managing client accounts and internal teams from program launch to final report. Responsible for campaign strategy development, implementation, and support of all team members, Sarah ensures that all campaign elements are executed in a timely manner while exceeding client expectations. Sarah also develops and leads training sessions and presentations on various topics in the social media and digital communications space.

Favourite Vancouver Patios:
Six Acres, Narrow Lounge, Tacofino Gastown


Dave Pritchard

Director, Digital Media

Dave is a digital marketing veteran, with more than 15 years of experience leading award-winning digital campaigns. He oversees Patio’s paid media, including campaign strategy, planning & execution. Once in market, he optimizes each campaign’s performance, building upon breakout performance to deliver on each client’s unique goals. Paid media platforms include Patio’s programmatic DSP, Google SEM/Display, as well as select platforms unique to each client.

Favourite Vancouver Patio:
Keg Yaletown Rooftop Patio



Vance NG

Director, Creative Strategy

Vance is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the client's social media and digital brand strategy. Vance's passion is in strategy and vision development for retail and lifestyle brands and creating tactics that enhance the brand's value. His experience in understanding how to navigate large and small corporate structures, as well as developing fully integrated marketing campaigns, also ensures that Patio can provide seamless services.

Favourite Vancouver Patio
Pier 7, The Vancouver Art Gallery


Kim Doan

Digital Account Manager

Kim is responsible for working closely with clients to manage their digital campaigns from strategy development, content planning and implementation to execution and analysis. She is also responsible for creating custom client reports with insights on campaign performance to allow for optimization to meet and exceed clients' digital marketing goals.

Favourite Vancouver Patios: 
Six Acres, Chambar


Nathalie Matuk

Head of Design

Nathalie is responsible for art direction, establishing and executing client brand guidelines across all digital and print marketing elements, and creating graphics & video for all social media and digital advertising campaigns.

Favourite Vancouver Patio
The BoatHouse


Michelle Donnelly

Account Manager

As Account Manager, Michelle is responsible for working closely with clients, providing project management and executing social media strategies including audits, and analysis. Prior to working at Patio, she worked for 11 years in the mining industry.

Favourite Vancouver Patio


Alexandra Lewis

Account Manager

Alexandra’s main role is to work in partnership with clients to manage campaigns from idea to execution and build strategies tailored to the organization and their goals. Her other responsibilities include social media channel management, social media channel report analysis and writing, copywriting and editing, blog post copy, analysis using Google analytics, and Adwords campaign management.

Favourite Vancouver Patio:
The Local- Gastown & Kitsilano


Shannon Harrington

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Shannon’s primary role is to support and assist our Managing Director. She is also responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to provide smooth operations in a busy work environment. Her day consists of scheduling meetings and appointments, ensuring all items are invoiced and paid on time, making deposits, assisting in the on-boarding and separation of employees, maintaining the office condition by arranging necessary repairs and addressing employee queries regarding office management issues.

Favourite Vancouver Patio
Olympic Village Tap & Barrel



Wade Kinley

Copywriter, Videographer

Wade holds a BA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Coming to the ad world from theater and film, his focus is telling stories in dynamic, engaging content. Blogs, posts, tweets, scripts, proposals, toolkits. If it needs words, he’s on it.

Favourite Vancouver Patio
The Boxcar



Mark Shelling

Communications Associate

A copywriter by trade, Mark's day consists of channel monitoring, crafting articles and all around making content that stops scrolling in its tracks. Well versed in the art of the punch-up, Mark is on board for any tone that needs tweaking or personal text message that requires a sprinkling of finesse. 

Favourite Vancouver Patio
Granville Island Market



Lily De Meester

Junior Account Manager

Lily has recently relocated from London to join the Patio family, and can't wait to get stuck into all things digital. With a background in Account Management, Photography, and Graphic Design, Lily hopes to bring something new to the table. She will support the team in a variety of ways, including project management, executing social media strategies, monitoring Google Ads, and managing budgets. Her key goal is to ensure that each client's unique objectives and expectations are surpassed. 

Favourite Vancouver Patio
Tap & Barrel, The Narrow Lounge