Media Staff

Pat Beechinor (CEO and News Director)

Pat Beechinor is the founder of Pat majored in Broadcast News in 1984 (SAIT) and was an on-air news announcer and ultimately news line-up editor for a number of stations in British Columbia and Alberta (CJAT Trail, BC, KIK FM Calgary, XL Radio News Calgary and CHQT News Edmonton) through to 1997. In 1998 Beechinor founded Newslink Network Corporation, which he later sold to Filing Services Canada (ultimately absorbed by Accesswire). In 2004 Beechinor founded TheNewswire with an intent (successfully) to integrate legitimate news media targeting in combination with conventional “timely disclosure” to ensure truly “newsworthy” companies have access to reporters who cover those companies’ industry sector.


Kavi Mohan (News Desk)

Kavi Mohan is a versatile writer/editor and Communications Specialist. She was a Business Reporter at the Calgary Herald from 1994 to 1998 and continued to contribute to the daily on a freelance basis for nearly a decade. Kavi has applied her writing skills to public relations and marketing in addition to journalism and has worked in several industries including technology, healthcare, real estate, engineering, and post-secondary education. Her primary focus is now on media relations and news dissemination as News Director and Media Database Coordinator for TheNewswire. Experienced on both sides of the fence, Kavi is able to recognize newsworthy clients and their accomplishments. Kavi targets specific reporters and editors to get the most coverage possible for every client when pitching stories to the media.

Kavi holds a BA in English from the University of Victoria and returned to her hometown of Calgary to attend Mount Royal University for her Journalism and Public Relations certifications.


Phoenix Phillips (News Desk)

Phoenix is a 25 year communicator in Radio, Television, Print, and Social Media.   Phoenix's name is well known in both the Alberta market as a professional broadcaster and in Canada as a national show host.  We welcome Phoenix to the team with the task of leading our media division for the benefit of our clients.


Nick Wiltshire (IT)

Nick continues to be a valuable cog as the IT Manager for TheNewswire having been with the company since 2007. 


Michael Wood (News Desk)

Michael Wood is a digital media manager and communications strategist with 20 years of experience. Michael studied journalism in Calgary and was a reporter, editor and manager at one of The Calgary Sun. Wood has covered politics and business and his stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. His work has also appeared in at least two books.


Lisa Maxwell (SEDAR and Compliance Filings)

Lisa Maxwell is the founder of Sequoia Corporate Services Inc. a company that provides SEDAR, SEDI, regulatory and corporate compliance services for issuers, across industry sectors. For the past 14 years she has worked as the Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer for a number of public companies and is familiar with the policies of the various Exchanges. She is proficient with all regulatory filings, SEDAR and SEDI and with aa background in computer science and project management Lisa works to ensure that all your transactions are timely and onside.

Lisa Maxwell lives and works in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.