What is an SMCamp Coach?
Imagine a tour guide, teacher, mentor, geek-speak translator and Social Media professional attuned to you industry or sector, all rolled into one. Imagine someone that listens to your goals, before you even get to the Camp, and then points out all the best sessions for you to attend, so you can target those goals. Imagine a person that you can connect with, after a session, to help clarify things that you might not fully understand. Imagine someone that is connected to the best and the brightest in the Social Media world and can connect you with all the resources you need to get you better at using and leveraging Social Media.
THAT is a SMCamp Coach.
The Social Media Camp team is thrilled to be offering this feature (that is unique to Social Media Camp) for its 5th year. This year we have professionals that cover Hospitality and Tourism, Entertainment and Media, Small Business and Non-Profit, Government and Community, C-Suite Executive, Business Level Web Development and Education.
Meet the Team
Aaron Alexander, Agent, Trisko Talent
Aaron is our Entertainment and Media Coach. Aaron has worked in the entertainment and terrestrial media industry for 3 decades and has great skills at navigating video production and use in the Social Media Sphere. He is also very adept with blogging (in fact, he has been nominated three times for Best Personal Blog at the Social Media Awards). He is currently a talent agent and Social Media Specialist with Trisko Talent.
Mark Collins, Founder MAC5 Web Design & Marketing (www.MAC5.ca)
Mark is our Social Media in Web Development Coach. Mark specializes in Social Media, Web Development & Digital Marketing for Small to Medium Businessses & Non Profits and teaches both Social Media and Web Design at Vancouver Island University. With MAC5 Clients throughout North America and more than 20 years’ experience in the field, Mark has a unique and extensive knowledge of social media & digital marketing along with some fascinating insights, tips and tweaks to help up your social game.
Kirsten Foss, Owner, Kirsten Foss Coaching (kirstenfoss.com)
Kirsten is our Social Media Business Coach. She is a business coach for service providers and teaches her clients how to harness the power of social media for client attraction and retention. Kirsten passionately shares her knowledge on how social media, when used strategically, gives small businesses the edge to reach, engage and convert into paying customers with fun, authentic, and truly unlimited potential.
Cadi Jordan, Chief Creative Officer, Jordan Consulting (cadijordan.com)
Cadi Jordan is a respected social media and marketing strategist throughout North America. Her forte is in training, coaching and online management in the spa, health and wellness sectors. Cadi is a columnist at Spa Inc. magazine, Fresh Vancouver magazine and has led webinars with the International Spa Association of Canada and is a Social Media Camp alumn, speaker 2014.
Becky Knight, Administrator, Ellison Travel & Tours
Becky is our Tourism and Hospitality Coach. Becky is one of the few that has attended Social Media Camp since the second event, back in 2011. Every year she has been an active (and Social) participant and we are VERY excited to have her this year, her first year of coaching. Becky has extensive experience in the world of Hospitality and Tourism, having worked as a Nanaimo Tour Guide, Nanaimo Tourism’s Visitor Centre, Inn on Long Lake and is currently with Ellison Travel & Tours in North Vancouver. She KNOWS what tourists like!
Vicki McLeod, President, Main Street Communications, Ltd.
Vicki is our Social Media in Municipal and Civic Politics Coach. Vicki specializes in strategic communications, training, marketing and branding. Shortlisted as one of the Top 5 Online Marketers in BC in 2013, in 2014 she was nominated as a Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and honoured with the Business Leader of the Year award in her home community of Maple Ridge B.C.
Vicki is a credentialed business and personal coach and is a founder of The Social Chicks offering social media education and training to businesses, organizations and community groups. She writes a monthly social media column in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times and blogs at vickimcleod.com and Dishing in the Kitchen She is the weekly host of Everyday Happiness: The PajamaPodcasts.
She is the author of #UNTRENDING: A Field Guide to Social Media That Matters – How to Post, Like and Tweet Your Way to a More Meaningful Life and will be a panelist at Social Media Camp 2016.
Asmâa Methqal, Founder, Maestra Business Solutions
Asmâa is our Executive-Level Coach. With over 18 years of expertise on both the agency and client-side, working for various large industries. She has a unique blend of marketing, branding, technology, communications, sales, and technical expertise that allow her to provide her clients with powerful insights on how to build flexible business processes, strong brands, compelling messaging, and successful marketing and communications initiatives while achieving the highest return on investment.
JUHLi SELBy, Social Media Consultant & Coach, JUHLi SELBy Social Media
JUHLi is our Social Media for Small Business and Non-Profits Coach. She is an award winning Social Media Professional and has spent the past 12 years helping self-employed professionals and small business owners use marketing tools to connect with and expand their audience. She specializes in training clients on how to effectively use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, social video (YouTube/Vimeo), & blogging (WordPress) to build relationships with existing and potential clients.
Sean Smith, Head Coach, Social Media Camp
Sean is the Head Coach for Social Media Camp. He is a Professional Social Media Educator with a focus on helping students, teachers and administrators in understanding how to use their Social Media effectively. He is also a passionate advocate for Cyber Safety and fighting Cyber-Bullying and is a passionate about getting Social Media Education added to the school curriculum in BC. In 2014 he took on the role of Blog Editor for the Social Media Camp Blog, managing the SMCamp online campaigns and some of the SMCamp Social Media channels. He also speaks to professional organizations and at conferences about effective use of Social Media.
Carlee Wilson, Communications & Marketing, Western Washington University
Carlee is our Education Sector Coach. She is a Marketing and Communications Consultant at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA where she provides training and leads efforts in social media marketing, content writing, and copywriting, as well as traditional marketing and publicity for programs and events around the Pacific Northwest. Carlee is also the Director of Thrillingham, an all-volunteer run non-profit that builds community by teaching Bellingham citizens the choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and performing it live as zombies during their annual Halloween fundraiser for local charities.