I’m an enthusiastic Canadian website designer, marketer, and passionate supporter of small businesses. My journey into the digital landscape commenced in 2009 when the daunting $5,000 price tag for a website pushed me to chart my own course. Determined and driven, I dove headfirst into the world of all things ‘digital.’
Fueled by sheer need and a appetite for knowledge, I embarked on a self-guided voyage that led me to create my very own website. This initial success and my love for design ignited my passion for web design, setting the stage for an ongoing exploration into the realm of digital marketing. As the years unfolded, I tirelessly honed my marketing skills, always striving to stay ahead in the ever-evolving digital terrain.
In 2013, I was compelled to take a leap of faith. I bid farewell to my ‘day job’ in software training and embarked on a new adventure by launching my inaugural design company. The entrepreneurial spirit combined with a bit of ‘craziness’ was all I need to make the decision that I was going to start an actual business.
Zooming ahead to 2016, I celebrated another milestone through the incorporation of my business. As I continued to evolve and expand, my expertise embraced a broad spectrum of industries. From crafting websites for costume designers in the film industry to collaborating with top-tier designers in the heart of New York City, my journey has been as diverse as it has been fulfilling. Notably, my role in conceiving the Save BC Film Website in 2014 stands as a testament to my unwavering commitment to grassroots development.
Amid the global challenges ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn’t merely adapt – I thrived. Drawing upon years of experience, I conceived and launched The First Step Business Accelerator, fortified by the support of a corporate sponsor. This program exceeded our expectations and I was honored to see the program be the recipient of the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) 2021 BC Economic Development Award for Economic Recovery and Resiliency. This initiative was crafted to empower small businesses during these unprecedented times, equipping them with the tools and guidance to establish a effective online presence.
My story embodies perseverance, learning, and growth. What began as a personal quest to overcome financial obstacles has evolved into a career defined by creativity, innovation, and an unrelenting drive to uplift others. I wholeheartedly invest my expertise in every project, channeling it to create digital experiences that captivate and deliver tangible results, with a profound emphasis on fostering emotional connections with my clients.
As I continue on my journey, my focus rests on the continuous expansion of my agency. Each new project, challenge surmounted, and achievement attained fuels my drive to transcend limits and surpass expectations. Rooted in an unwavering dedication to excellence, I’m committed to delivering inventive solutions that resonate with clients and propel their businesses to new heights.
In parallel with my agency pursuits, I’ve set my sights on the world of affiliate marketing, leveraging my experiences to showcase the businesses I’ve supported over the years and sharing insights with those embarking on their own journeys. This presents an invigorating opportunity for me to learn, experiment, and discover new avenues of success. Just as I immersed myself in the digital landscape years ago, I approach affiliate marketing with the same thirst for knowledge and determination to master its intricacies.
Yet, at the core of my aspirations lies a lifelong dream that has taken root within me. For years, I’ve nurtured a vision of crafting a truly exceptional platform – an endeavor that encapsulates my fervor for innovation, my dedication to small businesses, and my unwavering desire to extend accessibility to all. While this dream remains a prospect, I’m propelled by the conviction that it will eventually come to fruition.
Amidst all these pursuits, there is a cherished facet of my life that brings boundless joy – my love and affection for my border collies. These extraordinary companions infuse each day with unique vibrancy and unwavering loyalty. The boundless energy, intelligence, and affectionate nature of this breed continually remind me of the profound impact the human-animal bond can have on our lives. Their presence is a constant source of inspiration, grounding me amidst the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship and serving as a reminder to find joy in the simplest of moments.
My journey is far from over. It’s marked by perpetual evolution, unending learning, and an ongoing urge to challenge limits. As I navigate uncharted territories, I extend an earnest invitation for you to join me on this exhilarating expedition. Let’s connect, collaborate, and together, forge a future where innovation knows no bounds – a future where dreams morph into tangible reality.
Together, we can unlock fresh possibilities and redefine what’s attainable in the dynamic expanse of digital entrepreneurship.