I love that you are here and you've made it this far through my website.
I am probably not like that agency you met in Calgary or like your cousin's friend that does design. I am a little more casual, love the 90s, and work hard.
I also keep it lean, while I am always here, I source and collaborate with other practitioners when needed, keeping overall costs a lot more reasonable while offering a much-needed, approachable service model for most clients.
I am the 'do-er' not just the thinker (but I do love behavioural economics) and believe that while theory is great, intuition can make for innovation.
After spending 20+ years helping the big businesses stay big, I learned that it is much more gratifying to help local business owners find their way, build their business and realize their dreams (which also inadvertently, helps me reach my dreams).
what I value:
I have a passion for giving back to the community so you will find me out getting it done, not just talking about it on my website. I am committed to giving 10% of my profit to initiatives that help grow give or advance our community and help non-profits. I focus many of my sponsorships on helping the arts because I believe art leads to innovation.
I value an honest day's work. I know nothing is free and that the best comes to those that are bold and willing to do the work.
Learning has been and will continue to be a big part of who I am. While I have been in marketing since 2003, I have formal education in graphic design and digital marketing + communications (social media) and I am committed to attending at least conferences yearly to stay on top of trends, and insights and to stay inspired.
2021 Alberta Chamber Small Business of the Year nominee and Female Business of the Year Nominee
2021 Small Business Magazine Business Woman of the year, nominee
2019 Women of Inspiration, Rural Leadership Winner
2019 Okotoks & Area Chamber of Commerce Award: Business of the Year Winner
2019 Okotoks & Area Chamber of Commerce Nominee for Customer Service (Business), Community Impact
2018 Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Nominee
Speaker at #SMBYYC97 "Tragedies of Trending Online"
Presenter Okotoks Business Association
2018 Nominee: Business of the Year, Community Impact, Best Customer Service, Okotoks Chamber Business Excellence Awards
2017 Nominee: Best Customer Service, Okotoks Chamber Business Excellence Awards
POW / Venture Snowboards (North America) Design Winner
2004, Nominee Top 30 under 30
Taking time to give back to the community is important to me.
We believe every business has the ability to help provide and enrich the town, city, and areas in which we live and to give back.
I have been hired for Speaking, training, and coaching to local business owners by local stakeholder groups in Okotoks and High River as well as in Calgary.
Each year I donate services and time to multiple fundraisers, including Country Hospice, Sheep River Health Trust, Okotoks Junior Hockey, Cooking for Kids, and the Okotoks Oilers Golf Tournament.
I manage ThinkOkotoks, a page designed to help promote local businesses, and Okotoks and Area Women Entrepreneurs a place where local female business owners can connect for help, support or promotion.