Wendy Underwood, Managing Director - Vancouver
With a comprehensive mix of public relations, marketing and media experience, Wendy Underwood brings a professional and balanced approach to all marketing communications projects. Before starting Fever Pitch in 2010, Wendy held the position of Manager, Travel Media Relations, International & Trade at Tourism Vancouver. While at Tourism Vancouver, she had the opportunity to work with some of the world's most influential media outlets as they got ready to cover the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. These included Reuters, USA Today, BBC, Channel 9 Australia and NBC.
Prior to working with Tourism Vancouver, Wendy worked as a freelance writer for local publications such as Vancouver magazine, the Georgia Straight and Western Living. In the public relations arena, her media savvy has won the respect of clients including Destination British Columbia, the Canadian Tourism Commission and McGill University. Wendy is widely travelled, and having chosen Vancouver as her home base, she is proud to be able to play a part in bringing recognition to companies targeting the Canadian market.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts (English, Journalism major) from Curtin University in Western Australia, and currently sits on the board of the Travel Media Association of Canada – BC Chapter.
Emily Dunn, Managing Director - Toronto
Emily Dunn is a seasoned media relations, PR and marketing professional with over a dozen years of experience representing tourism and lifestyle brands. She fosters strong relationships with an extensive network of journalists, broadcasters, bloggers, industry leaders and influencers across North America. Prior to starting her own PR business, Emily spent two years at a full-service marketing agency in Toronto working with top brands such as the Jamaica Tourist Board, Panasonic and Volvo Cars of Canada.
Before relocating to Toronto, Emily lived and worked in Vancouver for 10 years. While there, a major career highlight was the eight years she spent leading Tourism Vancouver’s media relations team through the Vancouver Olympics and garnering unprecedented media coverage for the destination. She also held the role of regional PR director for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, where she spearheaded international PR campaigns promoting the region.
Emily holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (English major) from the University of Western Ontario and is an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC).
Brent Dunn, Marketing Consultant
Brent Dunn is a creative advertising, marketing and social media consultant with over 15 years of experience. Over the years, he has worked with numerous large global and domestic brands on various campaigns, including; RBC Royal Bank, Coca-Cola, P&G Beauty (Olay, Cover Girl, Pantene), Gillette, Rogers Communications, PepsiCo, Doritos, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Motors, Rubbermaid, Nestle-Purina and Campbell’s Soup.
Brent's experience, strategic thinking and creative solutions consistently deliver outstanding results for his clients. In fact, he has led over a dozen projects that have won prestigious industry awards. Although the majority of his work has been with Fortune 500 companies, Brent loves tackling marketing challenges for any client and helping them succeed in reaching their goals.
Brent holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Western Sydney in Australia and an Adverting Diploma from Sheridan College.