TD Mosaic 2017 Team
Asma Mahmood is the Artistic Director for Canadian Community Arts Initiative. An internationally known visual artist/curator and York University alumni, Mahmood has previously served on the boards of SAVAC, Chair for Art City in St James Town, Toronto, Community Editorial Board of Toronto Star and Mississauga Arts Council. Asma has extensive experience in community development and a project related to arts and entertainment and as the artistic Director of Promenade Gallery Mississauga. She was also the first voluntary Festival director of MOSAIC festival from 2006 - 2011.Currently she is the force behind Zeitgeist, the Biennial Art event project for the GTA. She is recipient of Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal for her services in the field of art and culture.
Sumit Ahuja, a professional in the field of event management & P.R. owner of MediaWorks!!, Sumit Ahuja is an exuberant, passionate and dedicated events guru. Her past work experience with Wizcraft entertainment has added to her strengths and Sumit's hat is adorned with many feathers. Sumit holds special regard for the seniors and aspires to make a meaningful difference in their lives. She serves as a Council member of United Way of peel. She is one of the pioneering members of the Mosaic Festival team and has been part of the mosaic family since the very first year of the festival.
Trupal Goswami joined the Mosaic family in 2007 as a volunteer and worked his way up to becoming the Festival Coordinator. Trupal love's basketball and is currently working as a welding inspector. As the festival coordinator, he has helped develop an enviable team of volunteers that have served as the backbone of the festival on their way to become the next leaders of the festival.
Dhruv Naik joined the MOSAIC family in 2008 as a volunteer and with his pleasant professionalism rose in ranks to become Volunteer Coordinator since 2016. He studied Hotel Management, and works at Courtyart Marriot. Dhruv loves dancing and is also a dance instructor and choreographer for Jadoo Entertainment Mississauga.
Farrell Tremblay is an experienced promoter and event coordinator with over a dozen years experience organizing and managing events. Six of those years involved in programming Rock The Coliseum and in that time RTC has graduated to a notable annual festival that works with artists on the cusp of breaking out.
Rahim Jetha is an active member of many Arts and Cultural Communities in Toronto and the GTA. He specializes in Media Relations, Event Management, and Event Logistics. He was also the past Programming Director for Desi's Rock segment of the Festival. Rahim works in Administration, Hospitality and as Sales Coordinator for CCAI. Rahim overseas the entire festival to make sure and ensure that everyone finds Mosaic Festival a home away from home, fun, enjoyable and are well fed.
Paresh Khatri is a Bachelor in Computer Science and an alumni of Laurentian University. Working at very reputed company in Canada and providing expert knowledge and leading the team in the field of SAP, Data Migration and ETL. Part of implementing an enterprise wide system that affects over 2 million members.
Hunain Amir is a 3rd year student studying Information Technology at York University and specializing in Security and Cloud. Hunain is currently completing his COOP this year at RBC as an IT Risk Analyst. He has been with Mosaic for 7 year and holds the supervisory position.
Ashwin Iyer is a Software Engineer working in financial technologies with a passion for music. He joined the Mosaic Festival in 2008 as a timid volunteer with the goal of completing his 40 volunteer hours for high school. Seeing the sense of trust and responsibility given to all volunteers, Ashwin belives that the festival helped him get over his shyness building a leadership role; first as a volunteer supervisor and now in the role of Logistic Coordinator. As the Logistic Coordinator, Ashwin supports all coordinators in ensuring that all facets of the festival are running in an orderly manner by allocating resources as required.
Malhar Patil is a Graduate from Seneca Aviation, and a licensed commercial pilot. He also competes in powerlifting regularly with a continuing passion in sports. He has been with Mosaic for 6 years and continues to be a supervisor this year and has promised all a plane ride after the festival.(we made this up hoping he will do it when he sees it in print!)
Pranay Ranjan is in 3rd year Electrical Engineering and the University of Waterloo. He is currently working at Intel and has been part of organizations such as Blackberry, Symcor and the Toronto International Film Festival. At Mosaic, Pranay is involved with logistics and backstage, working with volunteers and artists for another great year.
Jonathan & Rebecca Macias
The Black Umbrella Photography, husband and wife duo, Rebecca and Jonathan Macias, specialize in photographing Events, create portraits and document weddings around the GTA. Black Umbrella Photography are the Official Photographers of Mosaic, RTC and MISAFF. They started working as young volunteers with a newborn baby during the first Rock the Coliseum. They complete their 12 years with the festival and as parent this year as their son turns 12.
Azmat Saad is a passionate volunteer who believes that Photography is a fantastic story-telling medium and as such uses her skills to document various events in and around town. You will find her with her beloved camera around the festival and other events and cheering the loudest for her favourite artists as well.
Humaira Imtiyaz is studying Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University. She has been part of the Mosaic family since 2012 as a volunteer and has worked her way up to be a volunteer supervisor. She has also taken part in marketing the event. She loves photography, henna and traveling.
Fazal Musa has recently graduated high school as an IBT student and is ready to attend the University of Leeds for Law in the United Kingdom. Starting out as a volunteer, Fazal has now been a part of the MOSAIC team for 4 years. He enjoys playing rugby and is an avid fan!
Sana Raees is a 4th year student studying at Ryerson University graduating with a Bachelors of Technology. She has been with Mosaic for 5 years and started out as a volunteer. Her passions include basketball, reading, and boxing
Rock the Coliseum was one of the first festivals Cassandra ever worked at and she's excited to see it grow year after year. Her passion for the arts and drive to put on a successful event has led to four years of experience in festival and artistic work as a photographer, PR coordinator, social media coordinator, and front of house manager. On top of RTC, Cassandra has also worked at Canadian Music Week, Wavelength Music Series, and more. Her camera has covered NXNE, Wayhome, Festival d'ete de Quebec, Toronto Urban Roots Fest, and Field Trip.
Rakhshan Mushtaq and Neverland Photography services have had a long association with CCAI. Rakhshan is the Owner & Operator of Neverland Videography, provides full video production services including concept development, production, and post production in GTA.He has been an Official Videographer of Mosaic Fest & MISAFF since 2012 and his excellent skills at editing and capturing the event have earned him praise form the festival artists and sponsors.
Urvesh Prajapati is currently studying Environmental Science and Geographical Information Systems at the University of Toronto. He has been part of the Mosaic family since 2011 and started off as a volunteer trying to complete his 40 hour requirement for high school. Urvesh has grown with the festival and is now the logistics volunteer supervisor. He love's the Toronto Maple leafs and cannot wait to see them winning the Stanley Cup. He is also a competitive cross country runner and is currently training for the next meet.
Osama Usmani is a self-taught, portrait/lifestyle photographer from Toronto. He picked his first film camera when he was a kid and slowly fell in love with photography. Everything got more serious when he got his first DSLR camera and since then he is pursuing photography professionally. He have been working in the Toronto area as a lifestyle photographer for the past couple of years, during this time he have had the privilege to work with various agencies and clients.