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.
Jain has been working in Children's and Youth programming for over 15 years. She was a long-time director for TVO Kids' interstitials. Jain was Line Producer for Decode Entertainment's program The Hoobs, an animation and live action series with co-produced with the Jim Henson Company. She was the Production Supervisor on the children's series The Jungle Room and its follow up The Ocean Room for Sinking Ship Entertainment. Most recently, Jain was at the CBC as producer for The Outlet, an on-air and online site, where she managed and developed outreach and best practices for viewer content videos. Jain is currently producing the Family Channel/Playhouse Disney production, "Stella and Sam".
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 is currently a Production Coordinator on Stella and Sam, Season II and in her spare time avidly devours pop-culture and never says no to a board game night.
Having worked in Post Production for more than 20 years, Howard has delivered more than 250 hours of broadcast television to all major networks in both Canada and the U.S. Howard Porter joined the Radical team for the seventh season of The Big Comfy Couch and has since become the go-to guy for all things Post Production. Howard started out as a commercial editor and then moved into long-form post. Since then, he has worked on just about every type of film and TV show, with a special fondness for children's programming. His skill and experience ensures a seamless Post Production process and a smooth delivery.
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.