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 :).
Kevin is passionate about delivering the wow factor—Service that goes beyond client expectations. He has great knowledge and experience working with digital marketing and how to apply this to small-medium business. Besides Canada, he has also lived in Australia and France and believes that different perspectives help him to get a better understanding of what others truly want.
Favourite thing about my job: I love that we are able to deliver a product/service that delivers tangible results for our clients—Helping them to grow their business!
What do you do in your spare time? In my spare time, I really like to travel especially to warm places like Australia and the Mediterranean. I also like to do anything active such as: workout, run, hike & play hockey to name a few. Finally, I would have to say reading—A few of my favourite books are Mindset by Carol Dweck & Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins.
What is the top 3 things on your bucket list? I think #1 would have to be learn to speak fluent french, #2 play Augusta National golf course (how cool would that be!), and #3 is a moonshot (literally)—I would like to go to space one day.
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 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 19 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 by taking 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.
Caleb has experience and education in customer service and written communications. He loves helping and guiding people, as well as outdoor activities, reading, film, and travelling. Caleb aims to ensure that the proper voice and messaging is used to represent your business, regardless of the medium
Favourite thing about your job: For most of my life, I knew that I wanted to be a writer, but I also really enjoy spending time with people and learning new things. That meant that, most of the time, my education and hobbies were pretty disjointed from my professional experience; however, this job allows me to get to know people from all kinds of backgrounds and I’m constantly learning about new industries, which really appeals to me. Getting to help people customize plans that work for them and seeing their satisfaction with our work is incredibly rewarding, and I also get to write and learn daily. It really is the best of all possible worlds.
What do you like to do when you aren't working? I absolutely love the wonderful world of outside. I also love my wife, daughter, and dog, and I like to take them on as many exploratory adventures as possible and find new trails, roads, and viewpoints wherever we go. I am a voracious reader and enjoy film, so even my lazy days tend to fill up pretty quickly with fun stuff.
What is your favourite food? I am a big fan of spicy food, but I am also a total wuss. It truly is a curse. My go-to cuisines are southern-style barbecue, Cajun, and Mexican.
Rob has over two decades of software development experience, with a passion for web apps and internet marketing. As an avid learner, he spends much of his free time studying the latest technologies to better address the needs of clients.
Favourite thing about your job: There are so many opportunities to learn and grow with our highly talented and dedicated team. Each project presents new challenges. I get to wear many hats and work with a wide range of cutting-edge technologies.
What do you like to do when you're not working? Take online courses through Udemy and Laracasts. I also enjoy walking, hiking, and cycling. I'm a huge fan of non-fiction audiobooks and I often walk around with a pair of headphones glued to my ears.
Where is your favourite place to go on vacation? Southern California. I love the desert -- Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Tucson. These are my favourite places to hike and camp, especially when the local weather is cold and rainy.
Jakki has been working as a print and web designer for over 10 years, with experience designing for a variety of industries including agriculture, finance, tourism and industrial. Jakki loves creative problem solving and watching her creative solutions come to life. She brings passion and strategy to her design work, ensuring successful results for FirstPage Marketing and their clients.
Favourite thing about your job: My favorite thing about my job is seeing how my design work helps our clients further their businesses and achieve more success. I am always learning about new industries and am being presented with new creative challenges which I love.
What do you do for Fitness? I am a bit unconventional when it comes to fitness activities, and so currently I am really into doing flying trapeze (I am far from being a Cirque de Soleil performer). I have a background in gymnastics so I enjoy fitness activities where I am learning to master skills, build strength as well as provide a thrill.
What kind of pet would you like to have? I would like to have a pig one day; they are so smart and affectionate and I find them adorable.
Sarah is a digital marketer with an affinity for pay-per-click advertising and SEO. Sarah enjoys helping local businesses grow by attracting more qualified leads while increasing ROI.
Favourite thing about your job: Digital marketing is a multifaceted industry, so there is always something new to learn. This job offers me the opportunity to constantly grow my skillset and try new things. There is never a dull moment, nor room for boredom due to the ever-changing nature of digital marketing.
What is your favourite pastime? I love the fiber arts. There is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a new crochet or knitting project - and a hot cup of tea – while watching a gripping true crime documentary.
What’s your favourite thing to cook? I love to make fresh pasta! It’s much simpler than most people think, and the result is always infinitely better than anything that can be purchased from the store.
Kyla has worked in bookkeeping and office administration for over six years. She loves to help others and appreciates her ability to do so in her role at FirstPage Marketing. Kyla is highly organized and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Favourite thing about your job: Being able to support a great team of people and be a part of a company that I admire.
What do you like to do when you're not working? I love to walk, especially in quiet areas where I can appreciate nature. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and with my cat (whom I consider family!). When I'm at home, I like to read and watch movies.
What is your favourite place to go on vacation? Every couple of years, I travel to California to visit family, but my favourite part of the journey is driving down the Oregon coast. I love the beauty of the ocean and the calm mindfulness that it brings.
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 help 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!