About

Who are we

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Susan Docker

Executive Producer

Susan has been building websites and interactive projects for Pectopah’s clients for the last thirteen years. She has produced sites for Philips Lifeline (Canada and US), NABET700, Ontario Association of Police Service Boards, Canoe.ca, CIBC, the Law Society of Upper Canada, CBC Newsworld, and Arnold Interactive. She has taught online journalism at Sheridan College. Before founding Pectopah in 1998, Susan was the Senior Producer of CBC Television’s New Media Unit and a business consultant for Sympatico.ca.

Susan built her first website for CBC’s The Health Show in 1995. She had found her medium – the Internet just made sense and more importantly it gave everyone equal access to their audience. Susan also worked as a production coordinator for television documentaries and feature films and a bartender. She has a B.A. in history from the University of Toronto.

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Michael McPherson

CFO

Michael has worked in film and television, construction and web production. Throughout all he has been an integral part of the business process. His latest business venture is Pectopah Publications, an indie publishing company.

Michael is a member of International Cinematographers (IATSE Local 667) and has fifteen years experience in Toronto's Film and Television industry. He has been a production assistant and production manager, and for the past ten years has been a camera assistant on over thirty MOWs, features and TV series. These credits include successful TV shows like Due South and Nikita, as well as the feature films Dracula 2000 and The Skulls. Michael has a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Toronto.

Our Focus

Whether is using WordPress with a pre-designed or custom theme or an enterprise, totally customizable site run by Bricolage.
There are lots of great out-of-the-box services for a variety of common tasks you need your website to do
Sometimes your internal processes are so unique to your organization that you need a database application built for your needs.
If you are a member-based organization that requires a password protected member area, we have plenty of experience.
Pectopah specializes in web sites and systems based on open-source, public source, and free software. Because these technologies are rigorously peer reviewed, they tend to work more reliably than their proprietary, closed-source counterparts. which means fewer compromises during design and implementation. And their licence fees are low or zero, which means lower start-up costs and lower maintenance costs.

Fun Facts

18

Years

In Business

19

Clients

Served in 2016

5

New Projects

Launching in Q2 & Q3

1000000

Lines of Code

Written and Tested