Hello! Whitespark builds software and provides services to help businesses with local search optimization. We obsess over the tiniest details in order to ensure our users and clients are happy. We're always striving to iterate and improve on our products and services.
President & Founder
Darren has been tinkering with websites and SEO for over sixteen years. He loves local SEO and the local search community, and has had the good fortune to speak at a handful of great conferences like Mozcon, Searchlove, and SearchFest. His primary job is sending email and talking on the phone, but he also directs software development, client work, and customer service. He eats the same thing for breakfast pretty much every day.
Jeff wrote his first piece of HTML in 1996. Since those humble beginnings, he has become a graduate of NAIT's Digital and Interactive Media Design program and has accumulated six years of profession web development experience. Jeff contributes not only the necessary technical skills to the team, but also a strong sense of aesthetics and user experience design.
Jeff is in no way affiliated with that Jeff Gordon, though he does appreciate when you ask.
Brent sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber, and pipes red hot knowledge directly into his brain. This makes him great at programming, but he occasionally soils himself. It's an acceptable sacrifice for greatness.
He was also supposed to supply us with a bio prior to launching this website, but he decided to form his beard into a brilliant topiary instead. He has no regrets.
Local Search Marketing
Jessie is a commerce graduate from the University of Alberta. She loves to ask a million questions and learn the little details that help her excel at whatever she sets out to accomplish.
She is passionate about helping enhance and bring awareness to local businesses through her work as an SEO pro.
Isha is a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to the marketing and communications industry. She has a background in journalism, public relations and almost a decade of customer service experience under her belt.
She is loves photography, writing, reading, and discussing movies all-day any day.
Director of Local Search
Nyagoslav has been in the local search industry for the past 3 years, since before he graduated from university. And while he loves doing local SEO, he tries to balance work and personal time. He is currently the newest Canadian-to-be and Whitesparker in the team!
Travis Van Slooten
LocalSpark Project Manager
Travis has been a professional Internet Marketer since 2005. In the past three years he has focused solely on Local SEO and working with small business owners to grow their businesses online.
When he's not working with clients, he's spending time with his family, watching baseball or one of his many favorite TV shows, or on the golf course (and usually in that order).
LocalSpark Project Manager
Gene is an internet marketer with 10 years of various experience. He is an all-around type of guy with background in web design, lead generation and search marketing. He has been focused on local search for the past 3 years.
When he’s not glued to his computer screens, Gene enjoys traveling and trying out new food spots he finds on Yelp. He is from the Midwest but currently basks in sunny California's weather.