Our Team

Pat Rediger

Managing Partner

Pat Rediger is a journalist, author, public relations consultant and entrepreneur. He has written for national magazines and edited a variety of provincial and regional magazines. He is a former principal in Sunrise Publishing, which publishes Saskatchewan Business Magazine, and Concept Media Ltd., which published Regina Magazine. Active in the community, he has been a Director of the Western Magazine Awards Foundation and was President of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. Pat has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Regina.

Lynn Gidluck

Partner

Lynn Gidluck has a wealth of public relations experience. She has served as the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs with the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and has provided media relations for the Government of Saskatchewan. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Regina and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University.

Nicole Williams

Senior Communications Consultant and Creative Director

Nicole Williams serves as editor, associate editor and designer for various public relations projects. She produces articles, speeches, media releases and other written materials for multi-media campaigns, and manages the company’s design projects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Regina.

Jonathan Hamelin

Communications Consultant

Jonathan Hamelin has a Degree in Journalism from the University of Regina and has written for numerous publications, including the Leader Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Jonathan has previously served as the editor of Inside Green, the Saskatchewan Roughriders magazine, as well as the publicist for the Globe Theatre.

Warren Nerby

Sales Manager

Warren Nerby is the Sales Manager for Rural Councillor, the quarterly magazine for the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), as well as the spring convention guide. Warren has extensive experience having worked with the Regina Leader Post, Brown Communications, the Saskatchewan Hotels and Hospitality Association, and various publications in British Columbia.

Don Shalley

Special Projects Director

Don Shalley brings many years of experience in a variety of fields to the Benchmark team. Throughout his career in the private and public sector, Shalley has worked in communications, marketing, financial management and human resources. He has been Director of Fund Development with the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Department of Tourism, as well as founding and operating his own successful private business undertakings.

Roger Currie

Communications Consultant

Based out of Winnipeg, Roger Currie has been a writer, broadcaster and storyteller in Canada for more than 40 years. His broadcasting career began at CJOB in Winnipeg. He is a former CKCK Radio news director, morning news host at 620 CKRM and TV host for Access Communications Channel 7’s Talk of the Town show in Regina, and he now features commentaries and a daily newscast on CJNU Radio in Winnipeg. In 2004, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio Television News Directors Association and a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2005. Roger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba.

Judy Bird

Communications Consultant

Judy Bird is a Regina-based freelance journalist, writer and communicator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Regina. Her journalism career ranged from an internship at CBC Radio in Regina for the former Noon Edition show, where she was a regular contributor, to a staff member at the Regina Leader-Post creative team, to freelance work for the Leader Post, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, various smaller print publications, the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and Human Resources Development Canada. Judy has also taught at the Indian Communication Arts program's Summer Institute for Journalism at the First Nations University of Canada and assisted with a Specialized Reporting class at the University of Regina's School of Journalism taught by Global Chair professor, Nelson Bird.

Carol Rogers

Communications Consultant

Carol Rogers is a Regina-based freelance writer and editor. She has extensive experience in corporate communications in both the private and public sectors. She has written and edited articles for a variety of publications, including magazines, newspapers and business publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Regina and Bachelor of Education Degree from McGill University.

Jessica Reimer

Communications Consultant

Based out of Saskatoon, Jessica Reimer has extensive writing, editing, and business communications experience. She is a regular contributor for PINK, Saskatchewan’s first women’s magazine showcasing provincial female talent and accomplishments. Jessica is an active community member and volunteers her time and her words to a number of non-profit organizations and charitable events. This list includes Lows in Motion, Canada’s largest Parkinson fundraiser, and Prairie Hospice, Saskatoon’s first outpatient hospice facility. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours (High Honours) in Psychology with a Minor in Applied Philosophy from the University of Saskatchewan.

Laureen Gatin

Research Associate

Laureen Gatin is a Regina-based researcher and writer who has field research and analytical experience honed while conducting research projects at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre, Saskatoon Health Region, provincial ministries and other private sector organizations. She has researched and published material on Saskatchewan cooperatives, rural economic development, occupational health and safety, child welfare policies, best practices in health care, human resource recruitment and retention practices and financial assistance options for post-secondary students in the province. Laureen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Masters in Sociology from the University of Regina. She has taught at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and served as a board member for the YWCA of Regina.

Sophie Gaudet

Research Associate

Sophie Gaudet holds a PhD in quantitative and social psychology from the University of Ottawa and has more than eight years experience conducting research for the private and public sectors. Sophie has extensive knowledge and research experience in social behavioural research, demography, and commercial market research. She has conducted a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research including program evaluations, segmentation, market share and market product testing studies, as well as employee engagement and satisfaction surveys. She is skilled in the use of surveys with multiple modes of delivery, focus groups, informant interviews, mystery shopping, analysis of large administrative datasets, and literature reviews. She has worked with clients in gaming, government, post-secondary education, municipal, healthcare, and financial services sectors to help them identify their data and research needs and create new research programs to support strategic planning and analytics.