Judith Veresuk, Executive Director
Along with the RDBID staff, Judith works with all of Downtown’s stakeholders to make Downtown Regina the place where people want to be and a place that is full of growth and opportunity.
“I love downtowns. Having had the chance to study and explore many downtowns across North America, I can safely say that Downtown Regina is one of my favorites,” Judith says. “I’ve met some of the most passionate and energetic business owners I’ve ever known in Downtown Regina which is a crucial ingredient to any successful downtown.”
Judith holds a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching Detroit Red Wings hockey games and completing small home improvement projects.
Lovella Jones, Operations Manager
capitalize our assets, and help to create public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness and well-
being and also includes maintaining a strong relationship with all Downtown stakeholders and agencies.
“I’m excited about the many vibrant and dynamic aspects of Regina’s Downtown. I know that with our
strong foundation and relationship with our members and stakeholders, we will continue to grow and
achieve success together,” Lovella says.
Lovella was born and raised in Eyebrow, Saskatchewan and spent time in Toronto and Vancouver with Royal Bank Financial Group before returning to Regina. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and volunteering with several organizations in the city.
Taron Cochrane, Manager of Marketing and Communications
Taron Cochrane is the RDBID Manager of Marketing and Communications. Utilizing digital and traditional marketing efforts, he is responsible for promoting everything Downtown. Communicating with members, partners and the general public – he’s our on-site advocate coordinating media and showcasing everything that makes Downtown Regina the ideal place to work, play, live and invest. Our external voice, he promotes and publicizes events and is the go to for random music facts.
Taron has extensive experience in marketing, communications, promotion and publicity and was recognized by CBC Saskatchewan as a leader, success story and change maker under the age of 40 shaping the future of Saskatchewan.
Lindsay Des Rochers, Program Coordinator
“Working downtown gives me the opportunity to meet with all kinds of people. There is such a strong sense of community down here that you just don’t see in other parts of the city, and I love being a part of it!”
Lindsay was born and raised in Qu’Appelle, SK, but has called Regina home for the last eleven years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with family and playing board games.
Bonny Bodnar, Administrative Coordinator
“For the majority of my career, I have worked downtown and always enjoy the energy and diversity of events, restaurants and shops. There is no other place in the city where you consistently bring people of all ages and backgrounds together for events year-round that enhance the city and community.”
Bonny was born and raised in Regina and has seen the changes the city has gone through over the years and is excited to see what the future of downtown Regina holds. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, music concerts, running and writing.
Nelson Mitchell, Maintenance Supervisor
“I used to be that guy that always said there is nothing to do downtown. It’s amazing the transformation downtown has taken over the last few years. One will not get bored during the day or night. Feel free to stop and ask me where to go for the best hidden gems downtown has to offer.” Nelson says.
Nelson grew up in Craven. He volunteers for different events and organizations in Regina and in his spare time travels the world and cheers on the San Diego Padres.