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.
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.
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.
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 & 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!
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.
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”.
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