Meet The Team
Dave is a Liverpool FC supporter, a coffee addict, MacMaster University graduate, a craft beer snob, a photographer, and a caretaker of too many house plants. In the absence of global pandemics, you can usually find him in downtown Toronto at a restaurant, pub, or brewery that you haven’t heard of with his cell phone turned off. Dave is a social media ad specialist and manages the social media department at Merged.
Kandace loves anything to do with the outdoors. She love travelling, going for hikes, and finding new places to explore (especially hip coffee shops). She’s also obsessed with pets, trying new foods, and playing board games! Kandace manages our copywriting team at Merged Media.
Jason is one of the co-founders at Merged Media. In a former life, Jason was ‘big in Japan’ as the frontman of a rock n roll band. Fast forward to 2016 and Jason founded Fresh Crowd, a local social media agency. Jason merged Fresh Crowd with CASEO in 2019 to form Merged Media. When not speaking at marketing conferences around the globe he is spending time with his wife and three kids.
There are few things that Wayne loves in life and that’s his wife, his cats, and video games. Wayne’s happy place is being curled up on the sofa with his cat while watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wayne is a wiz with Conversation Rate Optimization and oversees the success of our SEO department.
When she is not writing for work as a member of our copywriting team, Hailey enjoys writing stories and poetry. On her days off, she attempts to balance reading too many books at once or working out with her roommates. You can also find Hailey painting or playing video games.
Debb is an account manager at Merged. She comes with over 15 years of media account manager experience, heavily focused on the television side. She is excited to be working in the future of marketing on the digital side. When not focused on her clients you can find her biking around town with her kids.
Wendy is a Media Account Consultant at Merged. She has years of experience in the digital marketing space and is a proud mom of 3 kids, one grand-baby, lots of fur-babies and a wildly social house!! She loves 4-wheeling through the trails with her hubby!
Emma is a University of Guelph graduate and a copywriter at Merged. When she is not writing content for clients, Emma enjoys reading, doing crafts, playing with her dogs and going on hikes at Pinery Provincial Park.
If you do a search on IMDB you’ll find Krista. She is an aspiring actress turned videographer for Merged. Krista has had the opportunity to travel around the globe with Jason as they document the journey. Check out the Digital Hunter on Youtube which is directed and produced by Krista. She is also the face behind the editing of the Merged Marketing Podcast.
Fresh out of high school, Cassidy was brought on through her high schools co-op program. She did such an outstanding job that Merged hired her on. She lives for Jesus and loves to play guitar and sing with her friends. She also enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, as well as drawing and painting. Cassidy thrives on puppies, 4-wheeling, and old country songs.
After founding one of the leading SEO agencies in Canada. Todd merged his SEO company with a local social media agency to form Merged Media. Todd has quarterbacked hundreds of SEO campaigns and has a deep-rooted passion for producing positive results for our clients. On his time off, Todd enjoys spending it with his wife, three kids and fur-baby.
Trina manages Human Resources at Merged. When she’s not busy taking care of employees, she can be found on her back patio sipping a tall glass of wine while Instagramming with Basil the dog.
Vaughan is a recent grad from the University of Guelph. He spends most of his free time reading books – mostly dusty old fantasy novels and trashy, pulpy romances. He also writes his own short fiction from time to time. Finally, Vaughan plays video games professionally, with earnings ranging in the teens of dollars.
Modesto is a web developer with Merged. His interests include playing video games, reading manga and ancient civilizations. One of the items on his bucket list is travelling to Mars. We believe Modesto when he tells us with conviction that one day in our lifetime, this will happen.
Victoria is a University of Guelph graduate and a Social Media Manager at Merged Media. She loves to try new restaurants, go to art galleries, thrift and care for her plants. She has a dog and cat who mean the absolute world to her. When she is not crushing social media content for her clients she is usually spent with her friends outdoors.
We like to refer to Jan as the Picasso of website designers. Jan has a deep rooted passion for producing websites that convert buyers into customers. Jan joined forces with Merged in 2020 when he brought on his Milton, Ontario based website design company. When not building his next work of art, he can be found at the beach with his wife and kids.
Chris is a Google Ads Specialist at Merged Media. He enjoys playing soccer and video games. When he is not making ROI for our clients, he can be seen on a patio, taste testing burgers and sipping on an ice cold Coca-cola.
Jasmine is a University of Toronto graduate and a copywriter at Merged. She is obsessed with her dog, her Peloton and absolutely loves exploring the great outdoors. When she’s not writing for her clients, she can be found cooking up a new vegan recipe, practicing reiki or reading the latest motivational book.
Since our agencies merged, we were given the opportunity to expand and welcome new members to our team and become stronger than ever, not just for each other, but for our clients too. Because our office is right across the street from the University of Guelph, we’ve had no trouble finding qualified people to join our digital marketing team.