Meet the Tribe!
11 years in development, we have attracted some of the most experienced and creative minds in the Industry. We have the people, the knowledge and the passion to bring your business to new life and tell your story in a way that both people and search engines will love! We’re also always looking for people who catch our vision to serve our client base even better.
Chief Imagination Officer
Founder and Creator of We Make Stuff Happen – Jonathan has been an entrepreneur since his childhood. Jonathan’s gift of BIG Picture Thinking and Storytelling have turned many businesses around into solid success stories. Speaking both locally and Internationally, training and creating strategy you’ll always find him learning new stuff and sharing great stories.
SEO, PPC and Adwords Expert
If you want to be found on Google – Willy is Da Man! SEO runs though his veins! He also creates many of our client websites and PPC and Adwords campaigns. He’s constantly helping us improve our visibility and maximizing lead generation. When he’s not is front of a monitor he’s behind a camera filming another Youtube viral sensation.
Custom Website & Photographer
There’s a skill in taking a picture that truly engages an audience – Andrea has that skill. From headshots to group shots, custom graphics for social media to Artizan websites – welcome to Andrea’s world!
Social Media Co-ordinator
Joann is an avid learner who is constantly curious about new trends in digital marketing. Her forte is in social media management, where uses her previous customer service experience to communicate with her online audience.
“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” — Sydney J.Harris
Special Events & Social Engagement
Trained as an International Event Planner at the Ai in Vancouver, Gemma brings her experience and BIG Ideas to our special events and workshops. She’s also a community manager for our clients engagement across Pinterest and Instagram and the G in JDGEM.
Helen was our second Tribal member. Having heard Jonathan speak at a local Langley Non-Profit they instantly connected. Helen truly is a Professional Wordsmith with a passion for the Fraser Valley. She loves nothing better than to interview a client and help them shine through their Linkedin profile and website content.
Video Producer & Custom Graphic Designer
Need a logo or custom brochure for the highest end of the spectrum? Mitch can do that. Need a video series filmed, produced and released? We can do that too.
Knowing that Life is perfectly imperfect, Duncan works with our clients to make sure their insurables are covered for all eventualities, and helps arrange business financing. He’s also keeping us on track with our fitness goals and not for profit activities.
Taylor Roy Travis
Taylor brings a youthful energy to our client photo shoots and finds just the right poses and settings that make your website pop! He’s also an awesome blogger and Social Media writer.
Director of Website Development
With her background in journalism and graphic design from UVic, Lindsay is a key member of the Tribe. Project managing, designing and building custom WordPress sites, logo design, newsletters and creative content are all skillsets that Lindsay excels in. She’s also a Supermom to three amazing kids.
Director of Sales Development
I’ve earned a reputation for my professionalism and high-level product knowledge and for never giving up on a sale or a project before exhausting every option.
That go-getter attitude helped me climb the corporate ladder quickly and earn a seat as the youngest, most quickly promoted member of Somfy Systems’ Strategic Leadership Team. I’ve had front-row access to a wide range of local and international products, projects and customers — from large multinational manufacturers to solopreneur dealers (two guys and a truck!).
I’ve been privileged to sit at the table with some of the best businesses in our industry from huge to tiny, corporate to family-run, manufacturers to retail dealers. From them I’ve learned first-hand what it really takes to be a top dealer, contractor or manufacturer and THAT is what I teach.
Junior Graphic Designer
Paige is always challenging herself, both at work and at play. When she’s not designing, she has her nose stuck in a book. She loves how historical novelists transform plain facts into fabulous tales. This is what she strives for when she designs: to take dull data and turn it into an engaging experience.
Pollux is one of Vancouver’s leading digital architects. Filming and editing our workshops, we quickly found out how skilled he was! Many of our client’s video’s are thanks to his eye for details and ability to help people enjoy being filmed.
Social Community Manager
Grew up a gymnast, continued flipping into a full ride scholarship at Sacramento State. Part way through she decided Canada was home again and started coaching locally. The last two years she worked as an intern with YoungLife at The Malibu Club. She’s been heavily involved with social media working with a whole range of demographics. Being family friends with the Christian’s they presented the opportunity to join the tribe as one of the #SocialMedia community managers.
Social Community & Tech Business Strategist
Every tribe needs a techno Geek! Jonathan tests out the very latest gadgets and gizmos. Helping us with the latest tech stuff and keeping us current with emerging platforms.
Emerging Social Media researcher
Maddie is the M in JDGEM. Although still finishing her schooling, she’s a vital asset in researching current trends and keeping us in touch with all the emerging platforms. She loves Tumblr, Instagram and Snapchat and keeps us young and in touch with all we need to know!
Alison has extensive training and experience in many areas of mental health and well-being, relationship dynamics, communication skills and developmental issues. She brings a depth of knowledge to the Tribe and is a huge asset in helping our clients find balance both at work and at home.
Director of Social Community
Debbie – the D in JDGEM Heads up the Social Community Division. With a background in Children’s Ministry and the visual arts, she’s awesome at developing content for our clients. Very much a behind the scenes kinda gal – there’s so much that happens because of her intuition and eye for detail.
Lead Funnel / Database Genius
Sebastian is our Lead funnel & Business List Growth Strategist. Armed with a Ph.D. in Math and major success at a global Fortune 50, he is a major force within our Tribe with the goal of helping clients to faster, better-qualified clients through Lead Funnels and list building
Social Community Manager
Petra loves digital marketing and especially working with social media. Her social media experience includes management of daily engagement activities, campaigns and paid advertising. She specializes in building powerful and inclusive social media communities. In her off time, she enjoys organizing special events such as TEDxGastownWomen. Petra is a constant and curious marketing learner. She enjoys to research and implement new ways to engage with online communities and social audiences. Petra gets re-energized by spending time in nature, reading for pleasure and working out. She’s a passionate snowboarder and a hiking enthusiast with outdoor activities on her weekly agenda.
Social Media Communications
Quietly blogging away, Ellen brings her research capacity and flair for story telling to many of our accounts. She’s the E in JDGEM and she’s the driving force behind a lot of the non profit organizations we support.
Dave’s knowledge predates the Internet! As a Google Partner he keeps us fully conversant with changes to search algorithms and new developments. His skill in Adwords and PPC campaigns is legendary.
Tobin & Sarah
Head shots are one thing – capturing the very essence and energy of an individual is what Tobin and Sarah do with artistic excellence! All of our web pictures were captured by this amazing duo and we’re delighted to welcome them into our tribe of artizans
Content Creator & Event Planner
Sara is the 22nd member of our tribe and brings her content writing skills to the mix along with a background in Event Management. She enjoys meeting new people at our monthly #FVSM networking events and exploring international cuisine. When our clients are looking for fresh material for their company projects, Sara’s creativity adds new levels of interest and informative content for the readers.
With a background as a History major and a Nurse, Deborah is a prolific Blogger and content generator. Involved in the local Movie scene she has a real gift for finding just the right images and text balance. Her style puts everyone at their ease as she delves deep and gets the real stories that client’s need their customers to know.