Michelle Gayse-Leader, Producer / Director

With a passion for storytelling, Michelle Gayse began her diverse media career nearly three decades ago. She excels as a journalist, host, production coordinator, producer and director.

Michelle launched her career after graduating with honours from the Broadcast News program at SAIT in 1990. She started as a Television Anchor/Producer/Reporter in small town British Columbia the day Iraq invaded Kuwait and worked her way up covering a wide variety of stories and interviewing fascinating people from around the world at stations across Western Canada.

In 2002, along with Director of Photography Allan Leader, Michelle founded Calgary-based Leader Production Services. Michelle’s storytelling ability, coupled with her business acumen, has helped the video production company grow exponentially since inception.

Michelle’s work includes producing and directing for broadcast clients such as Discovery Channel, NHL Network and Vice TV. Michelle is also sought-after for voiceover projects and as on-camera talent for television commercials.

Michelle is committed to sharing her expertise to benefit Alberta’s growing media industry.