Branded Podcasting blends new media with tried and true storytelling.

and so does Story Studio Network


Working with SSN as your strategic communications partner, you get a team of award winning producers, journalists and media professionals, along with all the benefits of incredible sound and production engineering. 

From concept to audience development, positioning to promotion, our journalist-led model ensures you get industry leading service and impact.

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Story Studio Network: Where tradition meets innovation.

Our experience in new media production and communications strategy is powered by 60+ years of award winning newsroom experience.

Meet the Story Studio Network Team

Erin launched a lifestyle blog from her kitchen table in 2014 and went on to grow it and sell it as a turn-key business in 2021.

But her biggest accomplishment is her two little girls, Piper and Marigold, who remind her every day that women's voices are born to be loud and heard.

Erin is an award-winning broadcaster and Story strategist with more than two decades of professional storytelling and on-camera experience.

Erin Trafford

CEO, executive producer, host

In newsrooms across Canada, she's covered more than 18 elections, interviewed three Canadian Prime Ministers, won three National RTDNA awards for scripting and editorial, performance and storytelling skills. Erin has been a reporter, producer, editor, host and anchor on both radio and television for major networks at Rogers, Bell, and Shaw.

Beyond her traditional mainstream media experience, Erin is the CEO & Chief Story Strategist at Erin Trafford | Story & Strategy, working with brands ranging from large corporations to solopreneurs on how to find, tell and leverage their stories in the digital space. Notable clients include Giant Tiger, Home Hardware, Staples Canada, Hoover Canada, Craftsman Tools, and Wayfair (US).

In 2020, Dave and his team produced more than 300 podcast episodes covering a broad range of subjects, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his career experience as a News Director with Global News, Newstalk 1010 and AM640 in Toronto, Dave has managed big personalities and mentored hundreds of performers on the importance of putting your audience first.

He brings his expertise in performance coaching, strategic communications, issues management and journalism. He provides the guidance and critique required for you to sharpen your presentation performance. And Dave shows you how to plan and produce branded media that will engage, retain and grow your target audiences.

Dave has reported from five world capitals and every province in Canada. But his real creative outlet is his music. Aside from writing and producing original stage show musicals, Dave and a group of musician friends recorded some of their songs in the Beatles’ famed Studio 2 at Abbey Road in London, UK. The highlight of their session included a visit from Beatle producer and music legend Alan Parsons.

Dave is the Executive Producer of iContact Productions. He is a media and communications leader who provides the tools and support you need to tell your story in your voice. 

Dave Trafford

Chief executive producer, host

Meet our team of major market talent

Andrea Palacio


Jaime Nickerson


Becky Coles

Senior Executive Producer

Jaime Nickerson


Jaime is a key member of the SSN team, most often referred to as our Queen of Staff and/or The Glue that holds the magic together.

Clients at SSN are always supported by Jaime, who is on the front lines of our productions, making sure the schedules and timelines stay on track.

A shining example of a personal reinvention story, Jaime left her 9-5 career in health care in the midst of the global pandemic so she could direct her talents and energy towards her passion for helping entrepreneurs.
Jaime lives just outside of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Andréa Palacio


Andrea Palacio is a talented storyteller with a passion for bringing narratives to life.

Drawing from her experience in audience development, marketing strategies, and data analysis, Andrea brings a unique blend of strategic thinking and creative vision to our team. Her expertise in understanding beyond the metrics allows her to develop data-driven strategies that resonate with diverse audiences.

Andrea's previous roles at iHeartRadio and Radio Disney have honed her skills in broadcasting, content creation, and audience engagement.

Becky Coles


Becky is a broadcast pro, having spent years wrangling 'big personalities' in major market studios and newsrooms.

A transplant to SSN from Bell Media, Becky loves the chase and the craft of storytelling through incredible interviews and perspectives.
Becky has won multiple RTDNA awards for shows she's produced in Toronto.

A regular and measured voice on SSN's daily show Now & Next, Becky has celeb status among clients at Story Studio. 

Jen Hudson

Lead Producer

Mike Treutler

Senior Audio Engineer

Kym Geddes

Associate Host

Jen Hudson


Jen's a 20 year vet of the radio business. As well as working as a morning co host and news anchor at stations in Ontario and New Brunswick, she has also been a news director, and has worked as a reporter for Rogers and the CBC.

Jen has used those skills to help a variety of people and organizations with media relations and communications. When she's not helping people share their stories, she's often found in the kitchen decorating cakes, badly playing the guitar or hanging out in her hammock with a book.

Mike Treutler


Mike is a technical producer and audio editor with over a decade of experience in the industry, having spent the majority of his career at Canada's most listened to talk radio station, NEWSTALK 1010 (CFRB).

He has produced live programming and podcasts with Ted Woloshyn, Evan Solomon, The Motts, Ryan Doyle, Jay 'Maddog' Michaels, and Dave Trafford, among many other renowned hosts, journalists, and public figures who have graced the heritage station's airwaves.

Now at SSN with a passion and enthusiasm for podcasts, recording, and audio production, Mike is committed to ensuring that your story is told and your voice is heard.

Kym Geddes


Kym is a story telling specialist with three decades of experience in the radio news business. Former reporter, anchor and news director, she knows how to ask the right questions, and peel back the layers to get to the heart of the story. The end result is a clear, understandable message.

She is also a Certified Professional Coach and business owner, specializing in leadership development, team performance and culture change.

Barb DiGiulio

Associate Host

Barb Digiulio


Barb is a Toronto radio veteran. She spent 22 years with The FAN 590, Canada’s first all sports radio station, before hosting The Nightside on Newstalk 1010 for 7 years, with her team winning an Edward R. Murrow award for Breaking News in 2019. At the same time, Barb hosted numerous TV shows including Score Golf For Women, and Pokerstars Charity Challenge. She also spent many years as a fill in anchor on CityTV sports. She and her husband raised their two sons during all of this, so multi-tasking is definitely one of her strengths

Barb loves the art of storytelling and the ‘theatre of the mind’ aspect to radio and podcasting. She loves making connections with people and has an ability to put guests at ease. She is thrilled to be one of the newest members of the Story Studio Network family.

You want more than 'just surface level coverage'.

We help you produce new media content that creates meaningful impact.

How does branded storytelling work?


We've got a guide for that.

Detailed explanations about how podcasting fits into the modern media landscape (and how to find opportunities).

Analysis of industry trends and how to calculate the true ROI on your modern media strategy.

Full review case studies of the various projects we’ve done at SSN.

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