Our top team brings to the table a wealth of combined experience in television ranging from cinematography to writing, production, finance, editing, animation and beyond.

Who we are

  • David Way


    David Way’s career in unscripted media spans from science consultant, to writer, director, host, series
    producer, and executive producer. David trained as a molecular geneticist at McMaster University and The
    Banting and Best Department of Medical Research (UOT).  (more…)

    David on IMDB

  • Wendy McKernan


    With over 25 productions to her credit, Wendy is considered one of Canada’s most respected factual producers, whose most recent credits include Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue 401 and AirShow.

    Wendy oversees all production at Great Pacific including Lifestyle and Factual. She is also a senior member of the Great Pacific team developing fact-based events into scripted projects.  Before joining Great Pacific in 2012, Ms. McKernan worked in both scripted and factual with many of the industry’s leading studios and broadcasters.

    Wendy on IMDB

  • Tony Chung

    Director of Finance

    Tony is the Director of Finance for Great Pacific Media and is responsible for the company’s accounting, finance and tax functions.  Tony obtained his CPA designation while working for Wolrige Mahon LLP, one of the largest independent accounting firms in Metro Vancouver.  Tony joined Great Pacific Media in 2015, bringing to the company his decade of industry and corporate accounting experience.

    Tony on IMDB

  • Lindsay Macadam

    Head of Scripted Development

    With over a decade of experience working in scripted content, Lindsay joins Great Pacific as the Head of Scripted Development and is focused on developing television and feature film projects based in fact.  Prior to joining Great Pacific, Lindsay was an Executive Producer on the top-rated television series MOTIVE for CTV and NBCU International (52 eps x 60 mins), as well as a Producer on the feature film “Brain on Fire” starring Chloe Grace Moretz for Netflix.

    Lindsay on IMDB

  • Dana Johl

    Vice President Production, Lifestyle

    Dana is a top series producer of lifestyle, factual and reality television in both Vancouver and Toronto.  A Gemini winner and multiple award nominee, Dana has produced seventeen series and over 400 episodes of television.  She now oversees all lifestyle productions at GPM.  Prior to joining the company, Dana worked at Force Four, Screen Siren, Omni, Fusion and was in-house at Life, HGTV and Food Network.
    Originally from Vancouver, Dana began her career in Toronto after graduating from Ryerson Journalism.  She loves the juggling act of production and is passionate about supporting her community, having co-founded Field & Post in 2014.

    Dana on IMDB

  • Neil Thomas

    Production Executive

    Neil lives to tell visual stories. From the super secret hangars of America’s ‘X-planes’ to the ‘Highway Thru Hell’, Neil has been discovering unforgettable characters and making compelling, smart television for more than 25 years.

    Neil on IMDB

  • Kevin Mills

    Senior Editor

    Kevin’s television career start in 1987. Before becoming one of North America’s top editors, he worked as a writer, journalist, and cameraman. Kevin’s skill and unique passion for perfection makes him a key member of our creative team.

    Kevin on IMDB

  • Ed de Rivaz

    Creative Director

    Ed has a decade of experience developing and producing factual content in Canada and the US, at History Channel (including exec producing Ax Men and Counting Cars), BBC Worldwide Productions (notably developing and producing Nat Geo’s award-winning Life Below Zero), and most recently Anaid Productions (Engraved On A Nation: Man Vs Machine), where he served as Executive Producer and Creative Director.

    Ed on IMDB

  • Kristen Boychuk

    Director of Development

    Kristen has over a decade of experience creating and working on series for Discovery, Food Network, T+E and OUTtv, among others. The Ryerson journalism grad has spent the better part of her career in development, chasing down captivating characters and stories, but she still catches the production bug now and then. Most recently, she was the field producer on Mud Mountain, a series she had a hand in developing for Discovery Canada.

    Kristen on IMDB

  • Jeff Wonnenberg

    Director of Business Affairs

    Jeff has a diverse range of professional experience in the Canadian film and television industry, and has been involved with the production of countless hours of screen content on dozens of factual, scripted, commissioned, and independent projects.  Prior to joining the team at Great Pacific in 2015 as the Line Producer of Highway Thru Hell, he was the Business Affairs Manager at Force Four Entertainment.  Over the years, he has gained invaluable professional insights into the Canadian and international multi-screen industries.  He also has the good fortune of working with an incredible network of colleagues, and an extraordinary roster of on-camera personalities.

    Jeff on IMDB

  • Franz Gjula-Lyonnais

    Director of Post Production

    Franz has more than a decade of experience working in post-production.  Originally from small town Quebec, he moved to Vancouver after high-school to pursue a career in entertainment and gained hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of post-production.  His in-depth understanding of the creation process, passion for building teams and mentoring up-and-coming talent have led him to his current position as Director of Post-Production at Great Pacific Media since July, 2018.

    Franz on IMDB

  • Jason Mullen

    Director of Operations

    Jason Mullen is GPM’s Operations Manager and is in charge of all things technical.  Jason has 18 years of post production experience and is a certified Avid technician.  He has done it all in post from assistant editor to online editing to running a VTR room.  Jason first started his career in Toronto as an in-house assistant editor / Avid technician at Theatre D digital.  He has now called Vancouver home since 2005.

    Jason on IMDB

  • Shirley McLean

    President of Wapanatahk Media

    Shirley McLean – is a talented and respected storyteller, who has strong links into the creative community with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, crew and producers. She is of Tlingit & Tagish descent from the Dakl’aweidi Killer Whale clan and is a member of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in the Yukon. Her extensive history in broadcasting spans two decades. (more…)

  • Tania Koenig-Gauchier

    CEO of Wapanatahk Media 

    Tania Koenig-Gauchier – is a Métis (Cree) Television Producer whose family originates from Northern Alberta. She has more than 20 years of experience in broadcasting and independent production. She has worked as a producer for CTV, APTN and CBC, and has a background in business management, marketing and promotions for television.