rowan minnion founder and ceo

Rowan Minnion

Founder / CEO

Highlights: Rowan spent far too long as a research scientist and now knows way too much about exercise physiology, supplementation and human performance. Lucky for us he channeled his nerdiness to found Blonyx... keeping him out of trouble.

For fun: Snowboards and mountain bikes the most extreme terrain imaginable (according to him), plays football (soccer to you), trains at CrossFit 604 in Vancouver, BC.

Known for: Being a British chap, being the same height as Josh Bridges (-1 inch).

Athletic Ambition: To mountain bike, CrossFit and play soccer well into his 50s.

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Shaemas Lal

Strategy & Operations

Highlights: With years of experience in the food industry, Shae brings a real depth in operations and strategy to the team. Possibly the most outgoing person you’ll ever meet, Shae also brings the personality to the Blonyx brand.

For fun: Introducing the office to apples dipped in hot sauce (try it!). Training at the crack of dawn (5am).

Known for: Shaemas plays just about every sport there is, primarily for the drinking that happens afterwards. He’s also an amateur DJ (DJ Shae - We’re still waiting on his mixtape from his year).

Athletic Ambition: To reach new (literal) heights with his whistler mountain biking jump skills.

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John Abreu

Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships

Highlights: John comes to Blonyx from a high-performance sport background having worked in the NCAA, the Canadian Sports Institute, BC Rugby and with the Canadian slopestyle snowboard team - although he’s too modest to tell you all that. An accomplished strength and conditioning coach and Blonyx advocate, he has an extraordinary ability to get a case of Blonyx in your hands, then properly lift it.

For fun: Referees (and sometime plays) rugby, attempts to keep up with the pros on his snowboard, drinks a craft beer or two and guest lectures on sport and performance at local universities.

Known for: Uncanny ability to quote The Simpsons, and being our Spanish-speaking liaison officer.

Athletic Ambition: To continue to play and referee rugby at a high level.

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Julia Clissold

Marketing Manager

Highlights: Having run her own group fitness studio in New Westminster, BC and managing the marketing department for a public security firm, Julia is a marketing and management pro with years of experience in the fitness industry. In fact she still moonlights as a fitness class instructor.

For fun: Cooking, hiking with her dogs and going to rock concerts (she makes an annual pilgrimage to a festival in California to fill her need for hard rock).

Known for: Relentless love for Tacos (Always looking for the best taco in town).

Athletic Ambition: To make up for lost time after recovering from knee condition she was told she would never have fixed or recover from (she’s proving medical science wrong!).

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Anca Selagianu

Director of Operations

Highlights: Armed with a degree in computer science, and a strong background in operations management, Anca has a remarkable ability to keep ANYTHING organised and running smoothly. Before joining the Blonyx team she was head of IT for the City Hall of Baia Mare in Romania, but knowing Anca, she probably ran the place.

Responsibilities: Anca manages all aspects of operations including manufacturing and warehousing to web programming, wholesale and customer services… and she does this all from her office in Romania.

For fun: Being an awesomely busy mom of two young children and traveling around Europe while working.

Known for: Always being one step ahead of everyone else, keeping everyone in line - you don’t mess with Anca.

victor nuñez sales and marketing manager

Victor Nuñez

Sales & Marketing Manager

Highlights: Former NCAA Linebacker Victor brings the clout to the Blonyx sales team. An avid sports fan, you'll find Vic cheering on his beloved Toronto Raptors or Philadelphia Eagles whenever there’s a game on... or a rerun... or they are mentioned.

For fun: Adventuring around BC and exploring the world with his other half, and doing CrossFit (but only 1x a week - because that’s enough, apparently).

Known for: Eating any and all baked goods in sight and having an unhealthy attachment to an apple green Blonyx shirt he owns.

Athletic Ambition: To take down any flag football team he comes across and to be as fit as his kids as they grow up.

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Shane Satar

Sales & Marketing Manager

Highlights: Sharp dressing Shane brings the style to the Blonyx sales team. Starting off in the badlands of walk-in b2b sales, we’re proud of how far his relationship developing skills and tenacity have taken him.

For fun: Playing NCAA soccer at University, Shane fancies himself as a modern day Beckham. He also sings… so perhaps it’s Victoria beckham.

Known for: The only thing sharper than Shane's selling ability is his dress style, coming to work each day with a bright smile and even brighter socks.

Athletic Ambition: Striving to be the best footballer he can be and coaching the next generation of kids to reach their potential.

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Liam Withington

Marketing Manager

Highlights: Hailing from the UK, Liam builds extensive knowledge in data analysis and optimization to the Blonyx team. A former Football player (soccer to us Canadians), he continues to play recreationally and tests his endurance running up the BC mountains. Liam may be fully embracing the Canuck lifestyle, but makes sure he always has time to watch his beloved Everton FC & St Helens Rugby Club play.

For fun: Liam adventures around his new surroundings on hikes and spontaneous road trips.

Known for: Being the tallest member of the team, and regularly confusing us with his UK jargon (ahem... supper, dinner, or tea-time... we’re still lost).

Athletic Ambition: To ski black diamonds in Whistler (without running into trees).

mihaela moldovan operations assistant

Mihaela Moldovan

Operations Assistant

Highlights: There is a possibility that Miha is a vampire cyborg… bear with me on this one. She has a background in statistics and a degree in cybernetics (think Skynet) and although she lived her youth in Bucharest she now lives with her husband and child in Northern Transylvania. That being said, she has been known to regularly visit coffee shops, attend jazz festivals and even go camping in the daytime.

For fun: She is a master in Lego building and playing Nexo Knights with her son.

Known for: Being the go to person for holistic nutrition and healing (even though she’s married to a traditional medicine doctor).

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Chris Kuang

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Highlights: Chris joins the team from the beautiful UBC campus in Vancouver. When he is not studying, reading articles or doing research, you may find him studying, reading articles or doing research. Oh, and he’s also an aspiring dragon boat racer.

For fun: Chris enjoys working on his drawing skills. He one day hopes to be named among some of the greats, such as Bob Ross.

Known for: Sippin' on an ice cold, freshly brewed glass of water (when everyone else is drinking beer), and having a potentially unhealthy admiration of Keanu Reeves.

Athletic Ambition: To bench press 2 plates (225 pounds).

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Alexis Selagianu

Lead Developer

Highlights: Alexis is known affectionately throughout Blonyx as Chief Engineer Scotty from Star Trek. He works out of Blonyx Romania’s office and keeps the engines (IT infrastructure, web sites, web apps, and coding requirements) running smoothly. Whenever one of the team request the impossible it seems that Alexis can make it happen. A true miracle worker.

For fun: When not reading stories to his two daughters, Alexis can be found building a new app that has the potential to revolutionize society as we know it... for fun. He also runs a company called InterCoder ... or perhaps it's Skynet?

Known for: Having a Greek name but not being Greek… even when we try and speak Greek to him. Weird.

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Anna Romanovna

Senior Visual Designer

Highlights: Anna is possibly the most internationally seasoned of the Blonyx team - which as you can see is quite the achievement. Hailing from Urgench in Uzbekistan she lives in Barcelona where she constructs mind-blowing design after design from her studio. Anna is the pencil behind the look of Blonyx - from the web site you visit to the Blonyx shirt on your back.

For fun: Anna spends most of the time boasting to the rest of the team about her time spent on the beaches in Barcelona. She also dabbles in illustration and painting in her spare time. Check out her stuff here.

Known for: Being able to speak better Russian and English than Spanish, yet she lives in Spain.

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Corina Niculae

Financial Controller

Highlights: With an MBA in financial management from Romanian American University, Corina comes with years of experience managing company finances. She puts this to practice for Blonyx from her home in Abu Dhabi, where she also drives a Lamborghini... or so we think.

For fun: Running... to the wine store, and making wagers with the rest of the Blonyx team.

Known for: Telling the rest of the team off for spending too much money.