Andreas Krebs, PhD
Andreas is a settler originally from Langley, BC (Kwantlen First Nation Territory). He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, where he studied colonialism and political subjectivity in contemporary Canada. He blends analytical chops and creative juices to produce persuasive and thought-provoking communications and strategies.
He has worked for First Nations, unions, advocacy organizations, non-profits, and select political parties across the country and internationally for nearly 20 years. Since founding Resonant Strategic in 2018, Andreas has been applying his skills in communications, engagement, strategy development, and facilitation to various projects centered in and around interior British Columbia.
Andreas has nephews and other family members who belong to First Nations and hopes that some of his work contributes to positive change for their future. He spends his time outside the office enjoying the outdoors with his partner Amelia and dog Blaze and playing country music.
As a Communications and Engagement Specialist, Dara is proud to merge big-picture thinking with keen attention to detail. Since joining Resonant in 2020, she has worked closely with First Nations, Tribal Councils, non-profits, unions, and various local, regional, and national organizations. Dara’s focus has been on crafting impactful strategies, political campaigns, and community engagement.
Before landing in communications, Dara worked for several grassroots non-profits dedicated to empowering and educating young people. This work granted her the privilege of living and travelling in diverse and unique settings, including remote mountain ranges in Interior B.C. and Kampala, Uganda, in East Africa.
As of Fall 2023, Dara will be pursuing her M.A. in Political Science at the University of Alberta (Treaty 6 Territory, Edmonton, AB). Outside of work and studies, Dara enjoys getting outside on her bike, skis, and canoe, making a mess in the kitchen, and immersing herself in books and podcasts.
Marieka Sax, PhD
Marieka is a white settler and always a guest in the territory of one or more Indigenous peoples. She was born in Regina on Treaty 4 territory and has lived in Prince George on unceded Lheidli T’enneh territory since 2017. Marieka has a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Carleton University, for which she lived on the territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation in Ottawa and the peasant Indigenous community of San Juan Bautista de Cañaris in Peru.
Marieka has produced tools to facilitate conversations around the cumulative impacts of natural resource development, carried out research on how to implement gender-based plus analysis (GBA+) in impact assessment, and delivered workshops using arts-based methods to explore experiences of living and working alongside the cycle of resource buzz, boom, and bust.
Marieka enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing, and getting creative through painting, sewing, and gardening.
Anastazia is a Dakelh/Semā:th woman residing in her nation’s territory at Nak’al Bun (Stuart Lake). On her maternal side, she belongs to the Sus’kuz Keyoh (homelands and customary territory) and is a member of the Maiyoo Keyoh society. On her paternal side, Anastazia’s father is a member of Semā:th or Sumas First Nation within the Stó:lō Nation.
Anastazia’s Indigenous experience and understanding of the world are rooted in spending time on her Keyoh. Time in the bush with the love of her grandparents has shaped her life and provided Dakelh teachings of respect, empathy, work ethic, and advocacy to protect their inherent rights.
Education and learning are an ongoing journey for Anastazia, from institutional learning to experiencing different positions in social services, environmental/wildlife monitoring, archaeological assistant fieldwork, and youth work. Anastazia holds her Certificate of Aboriginal Studies and Credits toward a BA in Anthropology and Archaeology. Anastazia’s skills include research, data cataloging, writing, and community engagement.
Nova Von Bieker
Nova, a recent graduate of the College of New Caledonia’s Web and Graphic Design diploma program, is a creative young mother of two children with a passion for memory keeping, language learning, and portraiture via photography and painting. She is a former youth in care and has developed exceptional adaptability and resiliency from her experiences throughout her years in the foster system. Don’t worry, Nova’s therapy cat has a therapy cat, so she’s covered on all bases.
Achievements that Nova tries not to boast about include: curating the end-of-year design showcase for her graduating class at the volunteer-run Omineca Arts Centre, perfecting her homemade iced coffee recipe, and earning a post-secondary diploma despite giving birth in her final semester.
Whether it’s through her creative endeavours or her interactions with others, she strives to make a positive and meaningful impact on the world around her, while as a grateful guest on the unceded lands of the Lheidli T’enneh.
Suzanne is an award-winning campaigner and ads specialist whose work has been central to electoral, labour, and advocacy campaigns across Canada over the past decade.
In 2022, Suzanne was proud to be the digital and advertising support arm for CUPE Ontario’s Education Workers’ wildly successful campaign, beating back austerity in Ontario schools by mobilizing public support for a general strike which made international headlines. In 2018, Suzanne’s ad “Dodgeball” won Gold for “Best Use of Humour in a TV ad” at the POLLIE Awards as well as “Best Canadian TV Ad” at the Reed Awards in Austin, Texas.
Suzanne has designed and managed large-scale public-facing campaigns for CUPE Ontario Education Workers (OSBCU), USW Canada, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, CUPE Saskatchewan, International Fund for Animal Welfare, CUPE 5430 – Health Care Workers, Alberta Federation of Labour, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, and the BC Assembly of First Nations.
When she’s not working, Suzanne can be found hiking in nature with her three dogs.