Key People

Darrell
Founder / CEO


Favourite candy
C​rispy Crunch


About my work

Traditional education in marketing, but earned my digital stripes through launching two agencies and numerous ventures in the past 8 years. I’d be what people call a serial entrepreneur. Keynote speaking has been added to the list and I spend most of my time speaking at events across North America. Along with the Candybox team, we’ve had the pleasure of receiving a few awards along the way.

About my life

I haven’t slept properly in 10 years due to 4 wonderful children born in rapid succession. I’m as Canadian as they come, lover of anything chocolate and enjoy sailing my laser each summer. I’m on a bunch of non-profit boards and believe in the 40 hour work week with some exceptions.

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Josh
Web Developer


Favourite candy
Mr. Big


About my work

I bring our websites to life. I believe every website is made to serve its users and develop with that in mind. The web should be a great looking and interactive place while not standing in the way of what a visitor wants.

About my life

I’m a natural tinkerer.  I’ve torn apart computers, phones, and cars and they’ve all mostly worked when I put them back together.  When I’m not working I enjoy getting outside for a lazy float down the Credit River, a hike up on the Niagara Escarpment, or just a walk with my dog, Gert.

Tony
Web Developer


Favourite candy
Green Jolly Rancher


About my work

Marketing graduate turned developer, I get to combine the best of both worlds. I’m all about creating a wonderful web experience that inspires and engages the user.

About my life

I’m a simple guy who dreams in code. I usually have my headphones on but don’t take it as me being quiet, I’m just in my own little world. Coffee and basketball is what I live for.

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Julia
Campaign Manager


Favourite candy
Dairy Milk


About my work

Google Certified Professional. Bing Accredited Professional. I’m also a Facebook/Instagram advertising ninja.  I work directly with clients to ensure their campaigns will achieve their goals, receive high conversions, and an ROI to brag about.

About my life

I believe that all of life’s problems can be solved with a big cozy blanket, a good book, and a Starbucks. I can also be found staging Instagram pictures of my life, or researching different laundry techniques, but mainly I enjoy stalking dogs from my front window. I also have permanent nerve damage in my left shoulder from a summer that I had a huge knitting binge in college #NoRegrets .

Candybox Marketing | Kristina | Launch 48

Kristina
Campaign Manager


Favourite candy
Candy Apples


About my work

Google Certified Professional & Bing Accredited Professional, Facebook & Bing advertising wizard. I develop campaigns that not only get you traffic but also conversions. I work directly with a variety of clients to make their campaigns sweet and ultimately get more business for them.

About my life

I am a crazy cat lady in the making, 9 year vegetarian veteran, Game of Thrones nerd, Star Wars fan, tea addict and one of those weird people that runs for fun. I enjoy a plethora of activities like: golf, softball, volleyball, rock climbing and yoga, to name a few.

Heather
Content Coordinator


Favourite candy
Caramilk Bars


About my work

Professional writer, editor and marketing guru; my love for writing helps me to develop content that gets you noticed. Through composing tweets and Facebook posts that catch attention, I work with companies to make sure that their social media platforms are working hard to promote their business.

About my life

I grew up on a maple syrup farm in the small town of Wiarton. Even though I am a country girl, I love the bustling streets and personality of Toronto. I spend my time writing and watching classic movies. I have traveled all over the world, but still prefer a good book and cup of tea at home.

Candybox Marketing | MC | Launch 48

MC
Account Manager


Favourite candy
Aero


About my work

Whether it was through traditional education or extra-curricular activities, Marketing and Social Media have always been part of my daily routine.

In 2011, I launched a program called Project Reinvention, which is a personal development program for students.  While promoting on Twitter, I have used my social media experience to gain 2000 followers (subscribers) in the first nine days.

The Canadian Association for Co-op Education (CAFCE) has also selected me as the winner of two National Awards for my work at Candybox Marketing.

About my life

Marketer by day, adventure seeker by night. I am usually the first person to sign up for the craziest activities, including sky-diving, zip-lining, or climbing the CN Tower.

Being a huge super hero fan, we could become best friends over a conversation about The Avengers or become worst enemies debating whether Superman is better than Batman.

Candybox Marketing | Launch 48

Michelle
Project Manager


Favourite candy
Sour Keys


About my work

As Project Manager I am the main contact between you and your new website. I work with you and our Candybox team to make sure your website is everything you could imagine and more!

 

 

About my life

I love to travel, read and am always craving a burrito or pho, or both. If Indigo had a membership card I would definitely have the black platinum card. No book is too expensive or too long. If I’m not perusing the Indigo app you’ll find me curled up on the couch binge watching Netflix.

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Patryk
Web Designer


Favourite candy
Toblerone


About my work

My childhood obsession with building Lego towers led me to believe I was going to be an architect, which sounded like a pretty awesome thing to do. The plan changed when I stumbled upon Photoshop one summer and learned that I can add sharks and lasers to any photo I want – life just wasn’t the same ever since. Today, I design clean and well-converting interfaces that help people grow their businesses. Sharks are optional.

About my life

Husband. Father. World’s worst kitesurfer. I’m a big fan of board sports, industrial design and Elon Musk, although I’d prefer a 70s Porsche to a Tesla. Unless I can have both.

Candybox Marketing | Ryan | Launch 48

Ryan
Digital Marketing Coordinator


Favourite candy
3 Musketeers


About my work

Educated in digital marketing with a background in Philosophy; I live in the world of strategy and process. I can see the what, how and why of any idea or project. I’m also a junior “full-stack marketer” with a keen eye for innovation and performance improvement, and I’m never satisfied with ‘good enough’.

About my life

I’m a Millenial, a Marketer, and a Full-time Philosopher. I’m also an alliteration aficionado. When I’m not pondering the meaning of life I like to play dodgeball, or go for long walks on the beach. Always up for deep conversations or mindless banter, I love connecting with and learning from people.

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Tom
Brand Designer


Favourite candy
M&Ms


About my work

Advertising & Graphic Design graduate. After school I spent 2 years in California where I grew my skills designing everything from books to company identities. I am passionate about simplistic design with a humanistic feel, if it can be printed I want to do it.

About my life

Apparently I’m a hipster, but I don’t subscribe to any labels. I love to go rock climbing whenever I can. I go to Medieval Times about three times a year, trying to make it four. I have forgotten about more movies than most people have watched throughout their lives.

Tim
YouTube Expert


Favourite candy
Hershey's Cookies and Cream


About my work

I’m a Marketing Graduate, YouTuber, and Video Editing Master. I’ve worked on YouTube optimization and management for several different organizations of all sizes.

About my life

I’m obsessed with music. I’m a music producer and enthusiast – my favourite instrument is a MacBook Pro. I love memes about dogs and I think the internet is an amazing place. I have an obsession with The Walking Dead and I believe I’m ready for the zombie apocalypse.

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Andrew
Web Developer


Favourite candy
Skor


About my work

Developer is my name; website building, maintenance, and support is my game (what a mouthful). I’m committed to keeping things beautiful and functioning spectacularly.

About my life

I’m a devoted husband & father, a curious math-lover, and a passionate musician. Ask me for an opinion on philosophy, and you may have just accepted a three hour conversation. Also, I adore pie.

Neil
Business Development Manager


Favourite candy
Kit Kat


About my work

In the past 16 years, I’ve helped hundreds of companies across Canada, the US, UK and the Caribbean with their marketing and advertising needs. I’m passionate about building lasting relationships and helping clients achieve even greater results.

About my life

You can often find me at the gym, on the basketball court or seeking out a tee-time for the next round. During the summer, I find my “zen moments” navigating the roads on my GSXR 600 (aka Pegasus). I also enjoy spontaneous trips, weekend getaways and striving to find the pursuit of happiness.

Sven
Digital Marketing Coordinator


Favourite candy
Ritter Sport


About my work

I have a deep love for great design, white space, and believe in fostering lasting online relationships with users. My education is in Music Production and Business Management; I found my passion for all things digital working on and releasing major albums. I’m a big fan of permission marketing and try to weave it into everything I do – take your time, client respect and trust is earned!

About my life

I love music – all of it – so talk to me about your favourite albums. I have 3 kids under the age of five and they keep me BUSY! Take me to the forest, I prefer life when it’s quiet and surrounded my trees. I’m proud of my volunteer work and I highly recommend you read the book “Rework” by the guys at 37Signals!

Sal
User Experience Designer


Favourite candy
Skittles, Sour Grapes, Sour Patch Kids...anything with sugar.


About my work

Over the past decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on some incredibly unique projects for some of the world’s largest brands. I love simple, clean, and easy to understand interfaces. I think we, as designers, must work like artisans, creating well thought-out experiences and then beautifying them. I studied Fine Art at Sheridan College and Brock University, which lead me to the digital world, something that has always fascinated me.

About my life

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, but raised in Niagara. I love the simple things in life, like binge watching tv and pizza. I like to have a good time regardless of that I’m doing, whether it be jammin’ out to any genre of music or spending countless hours playing video games.

Vickie
Content Coordinator Assistant


Favourite candy
Neon Sour Gummy Worms


About my work

A recent graduate who specialized in communication and became a rock star at editing and proof-reading. I’m working towards becoming a social media guru to better help you with the Candybox team.

About my life

I’m a novice gym enthusiast who is super passionate about dogs, specifically my fluffy golden retriever.  When I’m not busy at the gym or snapping pictures of my pup, you can usually find me surfing the web for cooking videos, using all of my phone data on social media or binge watching any and all TV shows on Netflix.

Karlo
Campaign Manager


Favourite candy
Strawberry BonBons


About my work

I’m a Marketing Graduate, Google Certified Professional and Facebook advertising Ninja. I work hand in hand with clients in a variety of industries to assist in story-telling through advertisements and ensure success in their campaigns!

About my life

I’m a hopeless Toronto sports fan with a die hard fandom for the Raptors. I enjoy power lifting but it’s more so just lifting without too much power for now. I enjoy dancing with myself in the mirror, watching Netflix on Sundays and being a settler of Catan. Yes, I know exactly what I’m doing with all these sheep. I’m pretty sure life’s a movie and anything bad that happens just helps move the plot forward.

Aaron
Web Developer


Favourite candy
Milk Chocolate Sour Keys from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory


About my work

Computer Programming graduate from Sheridan College, I have been immersed in web development for over 5 years. What drives me most at work is coming across challenges or problems. The process to find, implement, and then test the solution is a thrilling adventure that keeps me at the top of my game and ever increases my expertise. Each project and design is so different that every one I get to work on is a new adventure and an opportunity to grow.

About my life

I am about as nerdy as they come! I have a huge passion for video games, board games, cooking, movies and TV. If you ever want to talk about Overwatch, Final Fantasy, Pandemic Legacy, Jamie Oliver, or Marvel let me know and you won’t know what you signed up for. Luckily none of the above has scared away my incredible fiancée and I am super excited to be getting married to the woman of my dreams!

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