Having been in business for two decades BTV has drawn from its own stellar cast.

They include:

Taylor Thoen
CEO – Founder, Executive Producer BTV Business Television

Taylor is the founder and creator of the longest running investment TV show in Canada, BTV – Business Television and the largest library of issuer videos, CEO Clips.  Taylor completed the EO – Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at MIT and is the recipient of numerous awards including Canada’s Top 25 Female Entrepreneur, Profit 100 Canada’s Fastest Growing Company Award and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee.

Taylor can be reached at taylor@b-tv.com.

Jessica Katrichak
Co-Host BTV / VP Western Sales

Jessica brings over 20 years combined experience in television as a lifestyles program Producer, in the resource sector for a mining publication, and at BTV, where she has worked with pubco’s to hone their capital markets strategies and help investors. Discover Companies To Invest In! Jessica can be reached at jessica@b-tv.com.

Trevor St. Arnault
Executive Vice President – Eastern Sales

Trevor comes to BTV with a wealth of industry knowledge after spending the past 15 years at Canada Newswire/Cision where he led the national IR business development portfolio, as well as strategic partnerships. Based in Toronto, Trevor heads up Eastern Sales and can be reached at trevor@b-tv.com.

Cheryl Nicks
Office Manager

Having worked for BTV/CEO Clips for fourteen years, Cheryl looks after all processing and accounting duties as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. Cheryl aims to provide optimum customer service to our clients and is often the first point of contact. Cheryl can be reached at cheryl@b-tv.com.

Trina Schlingmann
Production Manager

Trina has been with BTV for 8 years, managing all aspects of production at BTV. She liaises with the client to ensure a great finished product that everyone can be proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys photography. Trina can be reached at trina@b-tv.com.

Jeff Cipin

Jeff Cipin has worked in corporate communications and broadcast television for over 30 years and has been writing and producing for BTV since 2011. He takes great pleasure in working with companies to share their stories of hard work, innovation and success. Jeff can be reached at jeff@b-tv.com.

Steve Wilson
Senior Video Editor

A BCIT graduate with 15+ years of editing expertise in TV shows, commercials, corporate videos and all aspects of editing for television.  When Steve is not working he enjoys camping, competing in Chili cookoffs and spending time with his family.  Steve is BTV’s commercial creator. Steve can be reached at steve@b-tv.com

Darren Jones
Video Editor

A graduate of the Vancouver Film School, Darren brings his skills in editing, writing and camera operating to the B-TV Team, with an additional background in music production. On his off days he can be found making strange sounds in his home studio or watching movies with his family. Darren can be reached at  darren@b-tv.com

Peta Allison
Production Administrator

Peta joins BTV with over 17 years experience in television production,  performing roles including Master Control, Assistant Director and Associate Producer. Peta looks after digital media and the website  at BTV. She can be reached at  peta@b-tv.com.

Rica Talay

Digital Marketing Associate 

Rica has recently joined the BTV crew after graduating from Langara College with a degree in Journalism. Rica’s previous experience with writing, editing and reporting have been a great contribution to our team. Rica can be reached at rica@b-tv.com.

Simi Kaila

PR / Social Media Specialist

Simi is a storyteller who thinks outside of the box. She believes that everyone has their own unique story and to be able to tell it from a place of authenticity, is the purest form of art. With over ten years of professional writing experience, Simi went back to school and recently graduated with a certificate in PR from SFU. Simi has a love for words and photography and can be found chasing her dreams- one press release at a time.

Simi can be reached at simi@b-tv.com.

Ted Weber


Ted has more than 30 years experience working in corporate communications and broadcast television as both a producer and writer. During that time, he has applied his craft with clients from a wide array of industries to help bring ideas, products, and organizations to life. Ted can be reached at ted@b-tv.com.

Lester Lightstone

Les Lightstone has been in the broadcast industry for over 35 years and has shot for clients such as CBC, FOX, PBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, and Entertainment Tonight. Lester has traveled across the globe shooting for BTV and has also put his underwater video skills to good use in many international locales such as Papua New Guinea, China, Chile, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, and Micronesia. Lester can be reached at lester@b-tv.com.

Roy Biafore

Roy has thrived as a freelance cameraman in Toronto since 1996. His background in corporate video makes him an ideal fit for the BTV production team. His attention to creative and technical detail provide BTV clients with the professional image required to present their businesses to the broadcast world.

Peter Wiltshire

Peter Wiltshire makes his living looking through the lens of a camera.   Having worked as a freelance Cameraman for the past 30 years, he has created a diverse shooting portfolio in broadcast television and film, including such shows as “Canadian Idol”, “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, “Big Brother Canada” and “The Juno Awards”. He has also taken on the role of Director Of Photography for several commercial, dramatic, documentary, and corporate productions. Telling stories through images and the fine art of lighting are Peter’s one true passion.

Robert Dollar

Rob has been a freelance cameraman in South Western Ontario for over 30 years with his primary focusing being in the corporate sector.  The quick ability to assess each location for it’s lighting and opportunities for composition are just some of the skills he brings to the shoot every day.

Marzena Skowronski
Makeup Artist

Marzena’s passion is makeup artistry.  After graduating from the Blanche MacDonald Makeup Artistry program, she has worked extensively in television, movie and photography. Marzena is multilingual and a world traveller, which has given her the opportunity to work with people of multiple ethnic and character backgrounds in a variety of situations.  True to her art form, she sees each face as a beautiful fresh canvas.  Marzena has been with BTV for nine years.

Janice Drew
Makeup Artist

Janice Drew has been a hair and makeup artist for the past 25 years in Vancouver, B.C. BTV has become her most busy and successful team and she enjoys working with all the amazing clients and crews. Along with her beauty expertise, Janice also enjoys interviewing clients, as well as utilizing her strong visual skills for a successful shoot.

Sara Bella
Make up

Sara Bella is a internationally published freelance makeup artist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her passion is creating beauty through her makeup and this shines through in her work.

Sara spent several years working as a professional makeup artist with the very best in the business in Toronto where she worked with top models, professional photographers and elite clientele. She has brought with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and fresh ideas that has set her apart in the Toronto market. She also has her very own makeup line.

Chief “Barketing” Officer

Team BTV Mascot, Rosco has been with the company for 8 years.  His wandering personality, creative scents and easygoing personality make him a welcomed addition to the team.  Rosco is available for walks most days.