Our Team

Our Team

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Steve Dao

President & CEO

Steve Dao graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours BBA. Within Business, he had always gravitated to a focus in Sales & Marketing, which transitioned into working for major brands early in his career. With a passion for Entrepreneurship and a knack for technology, a transition to business consulting and digital marketing was inevitable.

Steve found a strong ability in helping people understand & leverage emerging trends, to help achieve their business goals. Leading an agency is rewarding, as he enjoys not only building his business, but every business & brand that the Spark Boutik team engages with.

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Mikaila Kukurudza

Creative Manager

Since graduating from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, Mikaila has been hard at work creating engaging health and wellness content for a variety of brands and publications. With a background in wedding photography and videography, she also enjoys designing and creating various forms of tailored, digital content. As an experienced writer with a wealth of creative knowledge and insight, Mikaila will work to develop and evolve your content strategy. 

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David Tamachi

Search & Analytics Manager

With over 4 years of digital marketing experience and 2 years of SEO specialization, David has long-since established himself has a trusted source for SEO expertise. Further, with credit to his extensive knowledge regarding WordPress, content writing, keyword research, social media growth, graphic design, and website audit process, you can trust that your digital efforts will be executed seamlessly and successfully under David’s guidance. 

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Ashley Wood

Community Manager

Ashley is a Wilfrid Laurier University student with a major in Honours Communications & Business Management. Ashley’s background in communications and business enables her to establish professional relationships within communities and help to optimize brands’ social media strategies. Her passion for marketing in the digital space drive her to ensure that our client’s goals and aspirations are met.

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Olivia McLeod

Content Creator

As a graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, Olivia has cultivated many skills surrounding the art of storytelling, specifically through multimedia. From writing articles and blog posts, to shooting and editing photos and videos, Olivia is able to understand your brand and create tailored content to fit your message. Olivia has also gained valuable experience in professional communications since graduating, adding to her breadth of abilities. She is able to work with and for you to effectively further your business through meaningful content creation.

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Jolande Amoraal

Designer

Jolande is a Graphic Designer with an impressive background in Marketing and Promotions. That lethal combination ensures your branding reaches the next level while effectively connecting you with your consumer audience and her dedication to the creative process ensures your complete aesthetic satisfaction.

Our Experts

Darren Knight

Web Designer

Darren is our expert in WordPress and small business website solutions. His focus on designing high quality, usable websites that boost awareness of our Clients' brand, products and services has become unparalleled.

Jason Bryan

Programmer

Jason has been responsible for Spark Boutik's largest and most robust custom builds. His knowledge that spans various coding languages proves valuable, when building solutions that align with Clients' requests.

Alex Tarkowski

Programmer

Alex is a full stack developer who has been programming for many years, and can build out custom web apps and responsive websites in many platforms. His expertise includes custom WordPress themes, AngularJS apps, Rails apps and clean front-end design.

Ellissa Glad

Graphic Designer

Ellissa's work in capturing a Client's vision, and shaping static works is phenomenal. In fact, it was her creativity that shaped Spark Boutik's own Sales Package -- if that doesn't put our money where our mouth is! :)