As president, John Leitch manages the business of Radical Sheep Productions and oversees corporate growth. John brings to the company over 15 years of national and international management experience outside of the entertainment area. He acts as executive producer for all of Radical Sheep's productions and also oversees the management and sales of Radical's properties, both domestic and foreign. His credits as executive producer include: Stella and Sam (Seasons 1 & 2), The Big Comfy Couch (Seasons 6 & 7), Land O' Hands (Season 1), Amigo and Me (Season 1), Panda Bear Daycare (Seasons 1 & 2) and Ruffus the Dog (Seasons 1 & 2).
Michelle has over 18 years experience in Children's and Youth television. With early credits like Shining Time Station, Noddy and Groundling Marsh, Michelle became a Supervising Producer at Nelvana where she produced George Shrinks (PBS), My Dad the Rock Star (Teletoon/Nickelodeon), then Moville Mysteries, Berenstain Bears and Jacob Two Two, the pilot for Handy Manny (Playhouse Disney) and the first season of World of Quest for Cookie Jar Entertainment/ Kids WB. Michelle has also been a Senior Producer at Kids CBC, producing the daily interstitials for preschool and Saturday morning blocks. She is currently overseeing Season II of Disney Junior Canada's hit animated preschool series Stella and Sam as well as developing and pitching a variety of children's and youth properties for Radical Sheep.
A television production accountant for more than 25 years, Linda Argles has worked on a wide and varied number of shows for both live action and animation. A partial list of her credits include Ready Or Not, The Big Comfy Couch, Stella and Sam, and all five seasons of the classic Canadian comedy show The Kids In The Hall for Broadway Video. Linda also has extensive experience in live productions such as the Gemini and Genie Awards shows as well as a number of documentaries, including Struggle for Democracy with Patrick Watson. An in-house accountant for both Insight Productions and Westwind Pictures, Linda joined Radical Sheep Productions in 1992 and has since looked after all elements of their corporate and production accounting.
Heather Wilson is a newcomer to the kids TV industry but has had a lifetime of love for everything within the realm of children's entertainment. After gaining a degree in Communications and Film Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, she completed the new postgraduate Children's Entertainment: Writing, Production, and Management program at Centennial College. During her time at Centennial, Heather studied new media, script writing, licensing and merchandise, business affairs, and childhood development, among other things. She also won a best script contest voted on by her peers. Heather avidly devours pop-culture and never says no to a board game night.
Working in children's programming has always been Celeste's dream. She has a vivid imagination and a creative outlook on the world, which she brings to her work. Celeste has written, directed and designed two independently produced children's shorts - one of which was her thesis project from Ryerson University Film studies. Both played at numerous international film festivals. In 2013, Celeste wrote, directed and designed two segments for Season 44 of Sesame Street. Celeste has four years of experience working on various industry television and film productions in the art department and is ecstatic to be developing new children's and youth properties with Radical Sheep.
Diana has been described as a Jill-of-all-trades and "part cyborg", depending on the occasion. During her seven years as Radical Sheep's Development Manager, Diana developed projects for YTV, Treehouse, Family Channel and the Comedy Network. She was a key member of the development team for the hit Playhouse Disney series Stella and Sam and has been a writer on both seasons to date. In addition to writing, Diana currently develops silly iPhone apps for kids.