Our People

Kimanda Jarzebiak

With over 17 years as a communications and government relations consultant, Kimanda leads Ascent’s public affairs practice. After holding positions in conflict resolution at the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, and as an Assistant to a BC Member of Parliament, Kimanda joined a crisis communications consulting firm in 1994. Since then, she has provided communications and government relations assistance to a range of organizations, from international coalitions to provincial health care associations. In her spare time, Kimanda spends time travelling, exploring and teaching climbing. She is a certified climbing instructor, a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and is the Chair and Director of Operations of the not-for-profit Boulders Climbing Gym. http://www.climbtheboulders.com

Geoffrey Ingram


Geoffrey (Geoff) Ingram is a government relations specialist.  His career began in Victoria, working for the BC Government Caucus. From there, he moved to Kelowna where he was the Regional Organizer during the 2013 election campaign.  Here he was responsible for 14 ridings, winning 11.   After the election, and Westside-Kelowna by-election, Geoff returned to Victoria where he spent the next 3 years serving as an assistant to a number of Ministers.   He has held roles in the Ministry of Environment, Technology Innovation and Citizens’ Services and Jobs Tourism and Skills training. Geoff is currently completing his MBA in Asia Pacific Studies and Investment, and has a Bachelor of Business Finance from Okanagan College.  In his spare time Geoff can be found playing video games, cycling, fishing, and enjoying all that British Columbia has to offer.