MEET YOUR NEW MARKETING TEAM

Learn more about the members of the Sayvee team, what they do, and what makes them tick!

Founder and CEO
STEVE
DEVRIES

The Man with the Plan

FAVOURITE FOOD

Brisket and Fries

Steve is the founder and CEO of Sayvee Creative. Since 1999 Steve has been involved in software development, marketing development and execution, consulting and building business applications for a wide variety of companies and corporations, including John Deere Corporation, Warner Brothers, and the Club Penguin Founders. 

Steve is extremely detail-oriented, specializing in entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and business development. His knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset to the production and marketing cycles in deployment. Steve is a strategic thinker with a sharp business mind and has built an incredible amount of trust in business markets

General Manager
Josh
Byron

Organizer of All the Things

FAVOURITE FOOD

A Warm Sprout Focaccia
Loaf with a Side of 7-11
Honey/Garlic Chicken
Wings

LIKES TO JAM TO

Sail Away by David Gray

Josh has been an integral part of Sayvee’s growth for over 12 years. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan with a degree in International Relations, Josh began as a project manager and has helped grow and expand the company into a full-service marketing agency.

Josh has completed several courses with tech incubator, Accelerate Okanagan, giving him a specialty background in minimal viable product launches and venture acceleration, as well as, non-profit management, completed through Okanagan College. Josh’s role entails the overall development of Sayvee’s team, product, and service offerings, and the operational underpinnings of the company.

In his spare time, Josh has served on several non-profit boards and organizing committees including the University of British Columbia Senate (Convocation Senator), Hope for the Nations (Board Chair), Global Citizen Kelowna, and TEDxKelowna.

Administrative & Bookkeeping Coordinator
Rose
Rhyno

Rose has a can-do attitude and she’s not afraid to use it (She knows where all the bodies are buried)

FAVOURITE FOOD

Summer Salads

LIKES TO JAM TO

Follow Your Arrow - Kasey Musgraves

A genuine passion for keeping everyone and everything organized.

Many years of finance and administrative experience.

Marketing Specialist
Will
Brandes

A strategic planner with hair that has a lustrous shine (ask him how he does it)

FAVOURITE FOOD

Anything and everything that goes on a Charcuterie Board

LIKES TO JAM TO

Beer Never Broke My Heart - Luke Combs

He has a strong passion for client success, and helping brands adapt in this ever changing multi-media landscape.

Recieving an Advertising Club of Toronto Scholarship in Marketing and Digital Media Management, Will has climbed the ladder in the marketing agency world, working on numerous National brands such as Adidas, Taylor Made, Diago, and more.

Client Services
LINDSAY
MCGILLIVRAY

Like a Honey Badger, But Opposite

FAVOURITE FOOD

Eggs Benedict on a Stuffing Waffle

LIKES TO JAM TO

Any and All Covers

Lindsay is our client services representative, ensuring our clients are taken care of and that their daily marketing needs are addressed in a timely fashion.

Lindsay has customer service/tech support experience with large companies like eBay and Symantec, and has worked extensively in the fields of web management services, client services, and customer training.

Senior Software Engineer
arif
Islam

Doing the Stuff No One Else Understands

FAVOURITE FOOD

Turkish Kebab

LIKES TO JAM TO

Country Music

Arif works on customized software projects for our clients and does everything from coding and connecting client systems and platforms together, to making sure they work seamlessly.

He has over 10 years experience in software development, database design, system design, cloud computing, and technical support, along with a deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns. He has a BSC in Computer Science and Engineering and has work experience with a large number of subscribers, digital media houses, and telecommunications companies.

Technical Services Specialist
Joe
Bouchard

Telling People to ‘Turn it Off and Back on Again’ for a Living

FAVOURITE FOOD

Spicy Sashimi

LIKES TO JAM TO

Aggressive Dubstep

Joe ensures servers for websites stay active and problem-free. He also addresses any bugs and glitches that come up with client websites, makes sure our own Sayvee site is always running smoothly, and that our Kelowna web development projects transition to the web smoothly.

On top of all that, he also provides technical support and is always there for our clients 7 days a week.

Project Manager
Yves
Stäheli

Fake accent, real project management skills

FAVOURITE FOOD

Pizza

LIKES TO JAM TO

Dig - Incubus

Builds digital experiences & brands that connect with their audiences.

Yves has been a key member in creating and enhancing brands in multiple sectors, in Mauritius, both in strategy and execution. He loves technology, whether it’s used professionally or for leisure. He really gets a kick out of learning to use new gadgets and software.

Content Marketing Manager
Heather
Stewart

Talks too much, but luckily enjoys putting all those words on paper

FAVOURITE FOOD

Seafood

LIKES TO JAM TO

All I Know So Far - Pink

Enjoys putting words together to create genuine connection.
Heather has a substantial background working in Federal and Provincial politics. She has created content for a variety of elected officials from coast to coast. Her communications background in both the public and private sector has provided her with ample experience in writing, strategic social media planning and marketing initiatives.
Digital Marketing Specialist
ANKITH
SHETTY

A True Master of the Digital Advertising Arts

FAVOURITE FOOD

Butter Chicken

Ankith is a digital marketing specialist with paid media experience in several industries including retail, real estate, e-commerce, education, and more.

Ankith has expertly run online marketing campaigns for many clients, both B2C and B2B, using several platforms such as Native Advertisement, Push Notification Advertisement, Vernacular Advertisement, and Programmatic Advertisement. Ankith is also the proud winner of the Youtube Reach Planner Hackathon 2018.

Marketing Project Manager
Caila
Ellerman

A singer songwriter from the prairies that will have you Saska-tuning in

FAVOURITE FOOD

Donuts

LIKES TO JAM TO

Morning Sound - Grizzly Bear

A story-teller with a passion for igniting brand awareness

From working to start-ups to agency life, Caila is no stranger to fast paced environments. Throughout her 7 year career, she has played a key role in brand awareness and customer acquisition. Fueled by an education in marketing and visual communications, Caila comes to Sayvee with a background in digital marketing strategy and brand development and excels in fostering connections for long-term growth. In her spare time she can be seen performing music or kayaking on the lake.

Business Development Coordinator, Drivingit
Darren
Jensen

Number 30 on the Ice, Number 1 in Our Hearts

FAVOURITE FOOD

Steak and Crab

LIKES TO JAM TO

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

A quirky guy that loves to joke around but also has a sensitive side toward others.

I’m a work hard, play hard kind of person with a sarcastic sense of humor. I’m always poking the bear to get a reaction from someone. I treat others with respect and expect the same back. Clients appreciate that I’m honest, direct, and always trying to do the right thing. I like all

Graphic Designer
Julien
Stäheli

Warning: Graphic visuals (but still SFW!)

FAVOURITE FOOD

Paneer Tikka Masala

LIKES TO JAM TO

Nostalgic 80's & 90's

Creator of visual ecosystems, giving life to brands.

With over 18 years of experience in design Julien is an Adobe suite wizard with skills that cover design, animation and UI. He can’t escape his creative proclivities and creates music in his downtime.

SEO Coordinator
Jyoti
Mishra

Turning Keywords into Revenue Generators

FAVOURITE FOOD

Momo

LIKES TO JAM TO

Beautiful in White - Shane Filan

I’m an SEO Specialist with over 5 years of experience.

I’m a well-organised and confident digital operative when it comes to managing digital projects. Outside of work, I’m a pretty simple person. I love guitar and playing music and I also really enjoy watching Korean dramas. They’re always so heartwarming and romantic. I haven’t had the chance to travel much, but I hope to one day see the world and experience many different cultures firsthand. That’s really what life is all about for me, just learning and growing as a person. And of course, enjoying the little things along the way.

Human Resources Specialist
Sydney
Wolczuk

Keeping Us Kids in Line

FAVOURITE FOOD

Pachos from Kelly O'Bryans

LIKES TO JAM TO

"Phases by PRETTYMUCH and Straightjacket by Quinn XCII"

An organizer extraodinaire who loves helping others in any matters relating to employment

Sydney is a recent Okanagan College graduate with a BBA degree who’s working on building her career in the field of human resources! She’s responsible for facilitating all of Sayvee’s key HR functions and programs, including recruitment, onboarding/offboarding, performance management, employee group benefits, time off, compensation, and much more. She loves being a team player while also keeping everything organized.

Paid Ads Specialist
Waseem
Nazir

There is no Google ranking he can’t beat

FAVOURITE FOOD

Beef rice, Filet-O-Fish

LIKES TO JAM TO

Stay With Me - Akcent

An expert in curating paid advertising campaigns for digital marketing initiatives

I am an expert in running/managing paid marketing campaigns on several platforms including Google Adwords, Facebook, Bing, LinkedIn, and Amazon. I am a Google Ads certified partner who has worked in the digital marketing space since 2015.