Carlos has had over 15 years of experience in the digital industry and truly has a passion for assisting businesses in reaching their fullest potential. At FirstPage Marketing, Carlos puts his skills to work - focusing on business development, marketing strategy and web development.
Favourite thing about your job: For me it is all about people. I love having the opportunity to work with a very fun and talented team knowing that, together, we help clients market their businesses better. I enjoy developing strong relationships with our clients, finding creative solutions to challenges and seeing results.
What is your favourite restaurant? Katana in Langley is definitely one of my favourites. I enjoy the ambience, food and show when the Teppan-yaki is going on in front of you.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love spending time with my kids and wife building memories together. We really enjoy the outdoors so, depending on weather and seasons, we go hiking one of the local peaks (Mt Cheam was a total highlight last year), bike riding along the Fraser river, camping or skiing.
Kal has over 15 years of experience as an account manager in the internet marketing, newspaper, direct mail, and radio industries. He enjoys meeting with clients and building relationships that are mutually beneficial. Kal comes into every situation with a personal approach and takes genuine care for the business' success.
Favourite thing about your job: My favourite thing about my job is meeting business owners and truly helping them with their marketing needs, whether it be redeveloping their website or internet marketing campaigns.
What sport did you play in high school? I played a few sports but mainly Football and Basketball.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? My birth mom Rajinder.
Marie is passionate about working with people and helping to fulfill and meet their individual needs. She has 14 years of experience in the service and sales industry. Marie has seen many different countries and she uses the knowledge that she's learned from the many cultural experiences in her everyday life.
Favourite thing about my job: I love seeing the 'before & after's' - super cool to see how we can help a company improve and better their business results.
What has travelling taught me? It's taught me respect for other cultures and empathy for people. The best thing - it's introduced me to so many amazing people that I still keep in touch with. Some people, that I met 14 years ago in Portugal, I still catch up with in London every time I'm there!
What kinds of things really make me laugh? My niece and nephews make me laugh most often with what they do and say. On the rare occasion that my brothers start to giggle (I mean that is really rare), then I laugh long and hard! I love my family :).
Dillon enjoys the union between marketing and technology. He loves to create work that captures attention. Whether it's producing a website or designing an email campaign, translating his interests into value for clients is his passion.
Favourite thing about your job: What I love most about my job is that I am able to do many different things that contribute to one goal. Social media, content creation, front end development; each one of these tasks is unique, which brings diversity to my job, but also allows me to strive for the same goal of helping the client's business grow.
Why do you enjoy rock climbing? Rock climbing is a great because it is both a mental and physical challenge. It helps to stay fit while forcing you to problem solve, plan routes, moves, and maneuvers.
If you had to have a pet: dog or cat? Dog, no question. Dogs offer great companionship and, throughout history, have proven to be a great support to human beings in general. Whether they are herding sheep or helping us to hunt, they are extremely useful and offer utilitarian value. But even if they aren't used for these things, they are awesome to just play with in a park. I can't say that about cats.
David has over 10 years of experience in designing for print and web focusing on branding and advertising strategy. He's passionate about visual design, strategic thinking, video games and hilarious Star Wars puns. At FirstPage Marketing, David puts his creativity to work for his clients, creating stunning visual designs that are driven by strategy.
Favourite thing about your job: The best part of my job is learning about a client's business goals and then producing visually creative ideas that support those goals. I also get to draw on the computer all day! Who wouldn't love that?
What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday?: Saturday is definitely catch-up-on-chores day, but if I could I would rather take my wife and two young daughters to Crescent Beach. We build sand castles, splash around, and end the day with fish and chips and ice cream. Family time is precious!
What fast food restaurant would you work for? McDonalds! I actually worked there when I was in high school and it taught me a lot about listening to the customer, how procedures and routine can produce consistent products, and what the inside of a Grimace costume smells like.
Aaron has over 16 years of experience working as a creative problem solver for web and print. His passion involves integrating technology and design to create innovative results-driven solutions for clients. Aaron approaches every situation at FirstPage with the fundamental belief of "Design with respect"; be it through building mutually respectful relationships with clients, or producing high quality respectable work.
Favourite thing about your job: I love coming up with creative solutions to every day problems, helping ferment the clients unique vision through design and code and seeing it through to launch.
What do you love about photography? My photography gives me the opportunity to share with those how I see the world, and become part of my outdoor adventures through my eyes.
Are you a night hawk or an early bird? I am an early bird. I prefer to start my day, take life by the horns, rather than play catchup late at night.
Marisa began her marketing experience working for a local business and, ever since then, she has developed a passion for helping businesses grow and expand their horizons. Through her love of writing, editing, and design, Marisa strives to go the extra mile with all FirstPage customers.
Favourite thing about your job: Writing and getting to learn new things every day. Ever since the third grade, I’ve always dreamed about having a career in writing, so getting to spend time writing every day is huge for me. I’m also extremely curious by nature, so I love the fact that there’s always something new to learn in the vast world of digital marketing.
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? It’s a toss up between teleportation and the ability to time travel. Being able to teleport would mean being able to travel and see the world without spending a dime. But, on the other hand, having the ability to time travel would mean being able to read a thousand lifetimes of books, and I don’t know if anything in the world could be better than that.
What do you love about living in the Fraser Valley: Living in a place where you have the best of both urban and nature is amazing. There is always something to do, whether it’s going for a hike to explore the woods or seeing the latest movies with friends. Life is never really boring. Plus, I’ve always been a bit of a pluviophile, so it doesn’t get any better than living on the edge of a rainforest.
Nick is a jack-of-all-trades type marketer who likes to get his feet wet in every area of digital marketing. He’s especially passionate about social media marketing, graphic design and content writing; however, he’s also eager to level up his SEO and SEM skills. If Nick’s not in the office, he’s likely out gaining elevation while exploring some of BC’s best mountains and trails.
Favourite thing about your job: Every day I learn something new. It’s a great feeling when you get to leave work satisfied, knowing that you’re more knowledgeable about the industry than you were the day before. That learning stems from the incredible team at FirstPage and their willingness to invest in people development. The support and encouragement that I feel when I’m at work is unparalleled.
What drives you about long distance running? It allows me to see how far I can push myself both physically and mentally. Long distance running has taught me a lot about my stamina and perseverance. The only person I am competing against is myself and I like that.
As you have previously owned both a dog and a cat, what other animal would you own? A Grizzly Bear (hear me out).It would have to be one of those unique situations where it was a rescued cub that was incapable of surviving in the wild. Assuming that I had a big enough property and enough time to properly raise it, I would do it in a heartbeat. Believe it or not, there are people out there that have Grizzly Bears. It’s a bit of a stretch, but one can dream.
Kristi brings years of experience in marketing coordination applied to very diverse industries. Her ability to communicate well with people combined with her knack for digital marketing create a great mix. With a very pleasant personality, Kristi is all about execution, efficiencies and results which makes her a great member of our team.
Favourite thing about your job: My favourite part about my job is that no two days are alike – one day I’m working on SEO, another I’m assisting with websites or curating social media posts – it keeps me on my toes.
What do you spend your free time? I am a weekend warrior. To me, weekends are best spent adventuring and exploring the unknown in the great outdoors. The better part of my time is spent as a First Responder for the Canadian Ski Patrol. In the summer months, you’ll find me hiking into the backcountry with my rescue dog.
Having spent 5 years traveling, what’s next on your list? I have a couple places that are tied for first place on my list: 1. I’d love to experience snowboarding the JaPOW in Hokkaido, Japan. 2. Hike Machu Picchu’s Inca trail followed by visiting Salar de Uyuni and mountain biking Yungas Road (aka Death Road) in Bolivia.
With years of experience in Graphic Design, Social Media and Web Design, Amanda brings new perspectives and initiatives to our projects. She is passionate about her work and it shows through her designs. Amanda's positive attitude and continuous smile makes her very enjoyable to work with.
Favourite thing about your job: I love seeing the passion clients have for their companies and watching their vision come together while their companies grow as result of what we do. It’s the best feeling when the client loves the work we do.
What do you love about living in the Fraser Valley? It is truly a beautiful place to live in and there is something for everyone to do. Whether it's hiking the many trails in the Fraser Valley or experiencing the shopping and art in the city.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I spend most of my time taking my blind dog Daisy to the dog park or on hikes. She loves to explore the Fraser Valley just as much as I do.
Katie Katie has worked in Customer Service for 5 years. She loves helping people and wants to grow her knowledge of customer service from a more "behind the scenes" role. At FirstPage Marketing, Katie is involved with accounting and also takes on special tasks.
Favourite thing about your job: I have really enjoyed learning more about Accounting and getting to help the team with the ever-growing task list. I am excited to continue to grow in my role.
What do you love about living in the Fraser Valley? I grew up in Ontario, so moving to the Fraser Valley was a big change. I absolutely love looking in almost any direction and seeing beautiful mountains. Plus there are so many great places to explore!
What is your favourite way to spend your Saturday? My favourite way to spend a Saturday is at home with my husband, either catching up on some chores or running errands. After a typically busy week it is a great way to recuperate!
Andrea has been a CPA for over 15 years and has worked as an accountant in a variety of industries including public practice, construction, and banking. At FirstPage Marketing, Andrea enjoys applying these skills to helping FirstPage grow and provide our clients with the exceptional service and products.
Favourite thing about your job: Working with a great team of people and analyzing the financials to help Firstpage grow.
What has been your favourite place to visit? My favourite place to visit has been Spain because of the culture and the architecture.
What is your favourite dessert? My favourite dessert is apple crisp and vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top. Yum!