Who is @jdgem?
Jonathan is the founder of We Make Stuff Happen, an innovative Canadian-based Digital Marketing and Training Agency that helps businesses and non-profits around the world tell their story online and on the ground.
Known by his Team as the “Chief Imagination Officer,” Jonathan was born an enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur. His passion for Social Media began in 2008 after suffering a life-threatening neck injury resulting from a major car accident. On his long road to recovery, he fully immersed himself into the world of Social Networking and Content Marketing and emerged an expert in leveraging the online sphere to maximize business results. With a big picture approach to business development and brand storytelling, he and his team at We Make Stuff Happen have successfully trained over 600 businesses in the art of Social Media & Content Marketing.
Highly skilled at guiding entrepreneurs toward a more robust online presence through social media engagement, Jonathan leads a series of online educational programs, as well as regularly speaking both nationally and internationally on how businesses can maximize their impact and online presence. Through his Social Media VIP Access, Online Bootcamps, as well as through his Inner Circle Membership and regular live Social Media Meetups, Jonathan is committed to empowering entrepreneurs, non-profits and businesses on how to successfully maneuver the ever-changing landscape of the Social Space.
Jonathan facilitates his trainings with a strong sense of curiosity and humor, enjoying the ongoing process of learning and innovating how to best leverage social media for business. He is often invited as a keynote speaker and panelist for a wide range of industry events and maintains a vibrant online presence through VLOG updates and social media interactions. Always candid about his business challenges and victories, Jonathan spends the majority of his time developing and teaching effective social media strategies and online marketing techniques.
He lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife Debbie, and together they have 3 grown daughters.