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Meet Christine.

Who’s Christine Whone?

Actually's Founder Christine Whone

Christine Whone is sensible in action and thought and in turn is an exceptional Design Communicator. She is a trained and experienced professional in Web Design, User Interaction, Online and Email Marketing.

She started out with a co-op in a far away location in Grey County and soon got her big break with an awesome CMS company formally known as HotBanana. HotBanana was acquired by Lyris Inc. and Christine quickly embraced the strategy and design of Email and Online Marketing.  She then did some freelancing work,  but wanted to work in downtown Toronto to gain more experience (as a big city professional) so she took a job at VerticalScope as a Web Designer. VerticalScope owns and operates online communities for the Automotive, Powersports, Power Equipment, Pets, Sports and Technology vertical markets. Their larger verticals are Autoguide.com, ATV.com, Motorcycle.com and Snowmobile.com. They also send out 1.3-1.4 million emails per month, which she had the responsibility of managing before her departure. But, Christine wanted to spend less time commuting and more time as a yogini, so she’s embarked on the entrepreneurial path launching Actually.

She also has a Diploma in Graphic Design from Cambrian College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Laurentian University, and a Post Graduate Honours Diploma from Georgian College in Web Design and Development. She’s hoping there’s much more to come for her academic career and would like to get into creative writing and complete a Masters in Design.

Christine is a Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education Instructor, and Chapter Lead of Ladies Learning Code in Barrie. Christine also helped to promote and facilitate Barrie RGD Future By Design webcasts.

Her personal goals for this year include devoting more time and training to power yoga. She’d also like to adopt a doggie and name him Friday ‘cause everyone loves Friday! She’s also growing a veggie garden in her backyard with her dad, Bob. She’s looking forward to running outside barefoot this summer and snagging a fresh cucumber, zucchini or tomato with her daughter Ruby.

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