Meet the Tribe!

Our tribe is 13 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.

Jonathan Christian

Jonathan Christian

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.

Paige Nelmes

Paige Nelmes

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. 

Willy Grieve

Willy Grieve

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 SEO, 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 – his daughter BethanyG.

Jamie Guenther

Jamie Guenther

Social Media Community Manager

Jamie has a passion for visual marketing with a unique, personal way of connecting with people. Jamie is a bit of a “research geek” who loves to learn The Whole Story of our clients. The most important thing in Jamie’s life is her family, where she lives a multi-generational lifestyle with her husband, her two boys and her parents. Family is the foundation of her life. When she needs to unplug from all things social, Jamie and her family head up to their cabin where she can sit in front of a fire, take long walks, and of course, spend quality time with the family.

Andrea Walker

Andrea Walker

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!

Gemma Christian

Gemma Christian

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.

Lindsay Carlson

Lindsay Carlson

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.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher

Social Media Community Manager

Eileen is an avid fan of all things “social” and loves discovering new platforms and ways to connect and engage with brands online. Slightly addicted to analytics and statistics, Eileen loves the balance of creativity and details with social media. “Instagram all the things!” is one of Eileen’s mottos and her most popular subject on her Instagram page is always the family dog. Eileen has a background in art and design and in her spare time is active in the Fraser Valley art community.

Susan Elford

Susan Elford

PR Strategist

Susan is a results-oriented, strategic communications consultant with a proven track record in developing and executing strategic communications plans in a wide range of disciplines, with a focus on corporate and not-for-profit organizations as well as small businesses.

Maddie Christian

Maddie Christian

Creator of #YearofMads

Mads is the M in JDGEM. Despite dropping out of High School, our youngest team member is one of our most creative and inspiring thought leaders. Working full time while balancing a very active social media presence is what Mads spends her time doing. #YearofMads is the positivity movement they started!

Dave Neale

Dave Neale

SEO Strategist

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.

Ellen Christian

Ellen Christian

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.

Debbie Christian

Debbie Christian

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.

Aanam Gill

Aanam Gill

Digital Media Specialist

Aanam is a creative business graduate from the University of the Fraser Valley. With a passion for social media, she is constantly seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences in the most engaging way possible. Her goal is to create and amplify every client’s unique brand story.

Erynn Johnson

Erynn Johnson

Project & Sales Manager

Erynn possesses a strong leadership background in change management execution and communication. Developing and executing business plans that include a holistic approach. Driving new marketing strategies, operations restructuring, supply chain management and time management. Erynn exudes confidence in her ability to propel growth and take businesses to the next level. She does this by inspiring lasting, effective change in all aspects of the business with a strong focus on relationship building and fostering the core strengths of individual key players. 

Melissa Forte

Melissa Forte

Infusionsoft Certified Partner

Melissa‘s vast skill set includes technical troubleshooting and problem-solving, analyzing code, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and WordPress programs, graphic design, and creating remarkable sales pages—coming up with new and original ways to make her clients’ businesses stand out.

Included in her impressive list of skills, Melissa is a certified Infusionsoft Partner which also allows her to expand her expertise in lead generation and email marketing.

Melissa‘s reputation is her integrity, so short-cuts and slapdash placeholder solutions aren‘t on the table. She believes that all strategies are transitional: each one leads to a brand-new set of circumstances that needs equal attention and consideration to make sure the right approach is implemented. To ensure she always finds a solution that works best for her clients, Melissa works hard to understand exactly what‘s needed and why; locating any potential pain points and finding solutions long before they have the chance to bog down the process.

Melissa personifies her favorite quote from Tim O‘Reilly: “Create more value than you capture”.

Tobin & Sarah

Tobin & Sarah

Portrait Photographer

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

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