Edward Nixon, Managing Partner
Edward Nixon, brings over twenty-five years of community engagement, research, marketing, urban public and government relations experience to bear on client projects. His background spans arts administration, grassroots political and community organizing, marketing research, communications, event organizing, and facilitation.
Edward began EN Consulting in 2005 with three initial clients: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Market and the Old Town Toronto Promotional Alliance. Since then, he has grown and sustained our boutique practice leading to its incorporation as EN Consulting Group in January 2013. As managing consultant he leads our practice. He has worked with clients including, Go Transit, Castlepoint Realty Partners, Cityzen Development Group, and 3 Lakehsore Inc. He has also served as a Senior Advisor to the former Deputy Premier of Ontario.
Edward is an active volunteer: serving as Chair of the South East Downtown Network Alliance, a Toronto community round-table; and producing and hosting livewords, a monthly reading series.
Natalie Romano, Associate Consultant
Natalie Romano is passionate about public art and how it engages the community, so it is no surprise that she connected with EN Consulting Group. Romano, who is currently completing her Masters in Art History at the University of Western Ontario in London, has worked on several projects around community engagement and art.
She interned with the Education Department at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy; worked for The National Art Gallery of Canada at the Canada Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale, and in fall of that year, interned and assistant curated for Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area (CAFKA) where she has also worked as a Development Assistant. It was in Kitchener-Waterloo that Romano began working for Mammalian Diving Reflex as a Project Coordinator for their community engagement project the Faith Exchange.
With skills and interests that span the non-profit, arts, and urban community sectors, Natalie Romano is excited to be a part of EN Consulting Group.
Elise Aymer, Associate Consultant
Elise Aymer has a background in strategic marketing and information technology. She has worked as a software project manager and as an account manager at interactive marketing firms, where she oversaw electronic marketing campaigns and helped create strategies for companies including Verizon, Citibank and Calvin Klein.
She worked for several years as an independent Internet and marketing consultant, specialising in website design, branding, social media management and helping small businesses and individuals to position and promote themselves through the use of traditional and digital media.
Aymer has a B.A. in History from Yale University.
Tatiana Jaunzems, Senior Consultant and Partner 2013 – 2014 — On Leave since August 2014.
Tatiana Jaunzems’ professional expertise lies in public relations, social research, strategic neighbourhood and organisational planning and community outreach and organising.
Since August 2014 Jaunzems has been at Toronto City Hall working as a Special Assistant to Mary Fragadakis, City Councillor, Ward 29 – web link to Councillor Fragadakis’ City of Toronto page.
An experienced researcher and project manager, she has been responsible for the strategic planning of several successful campaigns. She has used her public relations skills to represent public and private sector clients on a range of issues, integrating traditional and social media and community engagement strategies to enhance campaign success.
Jaunzems is passionate about grassroots, community-level work, having run the day-to-day operations of a member-based not-for-profit organisation for five years, and her professional experience speaks to her ability to work with diverse communities and organisations in finding solutions to the challenges they face. An adept facilitator, she has organised and aided the organising of over two hundred community, member-led meetings and events designed to solicit community input on a variety of anti-poverty and neighbourhood issues.
Jaunzems has worked with a range of key stakeholders including community residents, labour unions and community organizations, elected representatives, provincial ministry and municipal staffers, developers and other businesspeople.
She has a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto