Enthuse is an entertainment website covering music, games, movies, and more. Our goal is to create a place where writers and content creators can combine their efforts to effectively express their voices. We hope to build a support network of creators through which we can create and share reviews, editorials, podcasts, and videos.
Chris Penwell, President
Chris has been a games media writer for four years and has recently started expanding into covering movies and anime. One of his dreams is to cover E3 and become part of the mainstream games media. In the meantime, he’s the manager and games editor for Enthuse.
Jeric Salvador, Vice President
Jeric is a journalism major at MacEwan University and co-founder of Enthuse. He is an avid gamer and film buff who aims to become a creative jack of all trades. This self-described control freak has little time to write as he’s taken the reins of everything he doesn’t trust other people to do, such as graphic art or audio editing.
Lucas Provencher, Editor in Chief
Lucas is a multimedia journalist based out of Edmonton. When not editing Enthuse, he can usually be found chasing down local bands or demanding pictures of Spiderman. His focus is on old storytelling techniques, and how they can be augmented by emerging technology – on a student budget.
Caleb Fox , Chief Creative Officer
Caleb is a journalism major and aspiring writer. He is a lover of cinema, television, live music, comics, literature, dogs, curling, and food. A Bat-fan for life.
Daniel Salé, Secretary
Among the executives, Daniel is the lone non-journalism student, instead majoring in professional communications at MacEwan. Don’t feel bad, he doesn’t really know what that means either. He is a huge science-fiction and fantasy fan, and can often be found complaining about The Hobbit trilogy and referencing Star Trek whenever possible.
Melony Khuu, Treasurer
Melony is a MacEwan journalism student who was somehow left in charge of Enthuse’s budget. She loves all things animation and is an avid consumer of manga. She hopes to upgrade her cosplay skills and to make money off it one day.
Heather Gunn, Social Media Editor
Heather is currently a third year journalism major who has a love for all things entertainment, especially music. When she’s not updating various social media accounts or writing about music for Enthuse, she is usually rocking out at a concert, or watching the newest series on Netflix. She hopes to one day work in pop culture and music journalism.
Michelle Guthrie, Music Editor
Michelle has a deep infatuation with live music. Some of her many favourite live artists include Arkells, Mother Mother, and Bleachers. She enjoys keeping up with the latest music trends and queuing outside of venues hours before shows. Michelle is currently studying journalism, and she plans to become a music journalist.
From L to R: Lucas Provencher, Chris Penwell, Heather Gunn, Caleb Fox, Michelle Guthrie
WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS
Guuto Dolal, Writer
Guuto is a Bachelor of Commerce student at MacEwan. He is a film writer, and has adored movies for as long as he can remember. Growing up, his favourite place to be was the movie theatre, and claims that it still is. He enjoys discussing hip-hop and alternative rock albums of the past and present. His interests also include sports, video games, and writing.
Ashley Freimark, Writer
Ashley is a professional communications student at MacEwan. When she is not in school she works in community theatre and entertainment, and is also a radio jockey for Fort Saskatchewan’s MIX 107.9. Her main interests lie in film, theatre, music and games; basically, anything that helps to make life just a bit more entertaining. Ashley is excited to write for Enthuse and hopes she can help bring her own creative flair in representing the entertainment industry.
Jenna Horning, Writer
Jenna is a professional communications major who spends the majority her time scouring SoundCloud for the newest electronic artists and releases. When not at home, she regularly attends local EDM shows and pop concerts. Jenna hopes to one day work in entertainment promotion.
Lucas Kowalik, Writer
Lucas is a Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in accounting at MacEwan. He is hopelessly obsessed with physical forms of media and has an ever-growing collection of records, CDs, and Blu-Rays to prove it. If you run into him, it is likely he will ask you to list off your top five rappers dead or alive. He is primarily a hip-hop writer at Enthuse, but he also enjoys discussing a variety of music genres and films.
Timothy Rauf, Writer
Tim is a third-year journalism student at MacEwan University, and wishes he had the time to be an avid fan of anything besides sleeping. He works as an assistant editor at The Griff, MacEwan’s student magazine, and has tried to get his feet into writing in every form, from traditional news to entertainment and the arts. His favourite band is the Killers, and he hopes that one day the artist St. Vincent will give him a call to profess her love to him.
Trevor Robson, Writer
Trevor is a journalism student at MacEwan. His personal life is a myriad of tabletop games, video games, fiction novels, and animals. His school life is a facade with an underlying subconscious commitment to rearranging his top ten board games, video games, fiction novels, and animals. He claims to have other interests, but nobody believes him.
Chris Ranta, Writer
Chris is a self-described film snob and resident David Lynch historian. He has displayed an uncanny expertise of Twin Peaks and a concerning obsession with Kyle MacLachlan. In his spare time, he can be found making hour-long Snapchat stories set to R. Kelly’s Bump ‘n’ Grind.
Sara Clements, Writer
Sara is a journalism major at MacEwan. When not busy with studies, she can be found playing video games or watching old movies. She aspires to one day write about cinema for a living, or work as Eva Green’s assistant.
Kevin Pennyfeather, Writer
Kevin is a Carib-Canadian freelance journalist who covers video games, Japanese culture, music, theatre, fine art, and more. If he’s not busy scheduling a way to watch 60 per cent of the shows in the current anime season, he’s probably playing hockey, jazz, or a competitive multiplayer game with friends. You can read more of his work at kevinpennyfeather.com
Photos courtesy of Sam Oleschuk.