About SHIFTER Media

SHIFTER Media is a team of creators and storytellers that help influencers and the creative industries tell their stories in a clear way, using online and offline strategies. Whether it's through our magazine or consulting agency, our passion is to tell the stories that are often overlooked and to help position great creators and creative enterprises in the marketplace.

Every great movement, company or social impact starts with a story. People don't remember what you tell them; they remember how you made them feel. Your company or product has a unique story that needs to be told. Whether it's through branding, public relations, social media or video, SHIFTER can help you to discover and communicate your unique story that will position you as authority in your field.


At SHIFTER we're not just doers; we're thinkers and strategists. Other agencies focus primarily on creative and aesthetics. With us you get the best of both worlds- great creative and aesthetics driven by results-oriented strategy.


Combined our team has over 60 years of experience in digital and communications strategy in arts and culture including festivals, theatre and concerts; the non-profit sector; business; and government. We also have experience running large scale marketing campaigns and events.

Contact us today to find out how SHIFTER can help you discover and communicate your unique story.

Our Team
Kevin Bourne, CEO/Creative Director

kevin@shiftermagazine.com | 613.319.2481, x.102

Joe Mebrahtu, Business Development

joe@shiftermagazine.com | 613.319.2481, x.103

Kevin Bourne is the co-founder and editor of SHIFTER Magazine. Born and raised in Toronto, Kevin currently resides in Ottawa with his wife Koliah and their two children. He's a big fan of pop culture, city-building, content creation and creative industry, and spends most of his time keeping up with the Kardashians. He was previously the founder/editor of Administration Today and Reinventing Ottawa, the Canada Editor for CityMayors.com, and has contributed to Open File and Apartment613.


Born in Eritrea and raised in Italy and Ottawa, Joe Mebrahtu is co-founder and publisher of SHIFTER Magazine. Prior to SHIFTER he spent 10 years in fundraising and promotions in the arts and festivals sectors. He also spent eight years as a pastor and public speaker. Some say he could have a bright future as a standup comedian. Over the years he has gained valuable experience in marketing, community-building, community engagement and partnership development.


Koliah Bourne, Finance & Operations

koliah@shiftermagazine.com | 613.319.2481, x.101

Born and raised in Toronto, Koliah Bourne now resides in Ottawa with her husband and business partner, Kevin. Her previous experience includes Assistant to the VP of Finance and Operations at the Canadian Media Producers Association. She is passionate about supporting people's dreams and ensure that things run smoothly. Aside from finance and operations, she also heads up amoveo's artist management division. Koliah is a mother of two boys with baby #3 on the way.


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