Do your good work. We’ll tell about it to amplify your impact.

As an experienced team of content professionals, we pour our passion, time, and talent into creating and sharing content that connects people. We partner with purpose-driven leaders to elevate your story, messaging, and online content, amplifying the impact of your organization.

Our team members are smart, savvy and empathetic. We pair decades of deep experience with fresh and bold thinking. And we care deeply that our work does as much good as yours—an impulse that results in strong partnerships and results-generating content and campaigns we can all take great pride in.


The amazing people behind our work at Forge & Spark

Shannon Emmerson, Founder, Forge & Spark MediaShannon Emmerson
Founder/President

With 20+ years experience in digital publishing and marketing for B2B, B2C and agencies, Shannon knows that it’s all about people sharing stories.

Inspired by: Small acts of courage.

Lisa Manfield, Senior Writer/Editor, Forge & Spark MediaLisa Manfield
Editorial & Story Director

Lisa’s speciality is in crafting compelling and high-conversion content, whether for your website, blog, landing pages or your marketing and sales collateral.

Dreams of: Content that inspires positive change.

Taryn Hardes, Content Strategist, Forge & Spark MediaTaryn Hardes
Content Strategist

Taryn is a writer, editor, and content planner. She loves to read and craft digital content, and is often found giggling at her phone.

Inspired by: People who have a desire to unplug.

Lara Kroeker, Creative Director, Forge & Spark MediaLara Kroeker
Creative Director

An Emily Carr University Communication Design graduate, Lara combines her talent for aesthetics with a deeply practical tech savvy.

Believes in: Glue guns and glitter.


Elim Kwok
Digital Account Director

Passionate about sharing knowledge with others and digital communications, Elim has for 15+ years supported brands like 7-Eleven, Cactus Club Cafe, and Vega.

Best ideas are found: On the mountains with coffee


Esther Mutinda
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Esther supports F&S from Mombasa, Kenya, providing our clients with top-notch research, project coordination, copywriting, and social media support.

Passionate about: Digital literacy and helping others learn.


Bronwyn Wilson
Social Media Strategist

Passionate about social media strategy and execution, Bronwyn has worked with the Vancouver Aquarium and alive Magazine, and assisted international businesses to find growth opportunities in the Canadian market.

Believes in: Always smiling, compassion, and getting outdoors.


Mewmew Srihiran
Digital Media Associate

As a UBC Sauder School of Business Co-op student, Mewmew is looking to expand her horizons in the field of digital marketing. Mewmew supports our team and clients with digital marketing coordination, client research, and content production.

Wakes up to: Coffee and good food.

Creating human connections is a priority
and a practice—even at a distance.

Nurturing strong relationships with our clients is a priority and practice for us at Forge & Spark Media. We know, too, that successful content marketing relies on cultivating strong relationships between your brand and your customers—and that we accomplish just this with proven strategy and quality content. Most recently, we’ve innovated a virtual workshop series blending productive collaboration, laughter, Miro and Zoom. You’ve gotta try it.

Values we live by

These values guide us in choosing and delivering on each and every project:

Creative excellence

We strive for, respect, and celebrate unique and high-quality work.

Deep Kindness

Kindness connects people, and we seize every opportunity to extend it.

Resourcefulness

We apply our wits, will, and experience to uncover the best solutions.

Collaborative Daring

We support and encourage our team and our clients in daring greatly.

So what’s our story?

We’re a woman-led, senior-level team of content marketing strategists and practitioners dedicated to achieving results for people working to make the world better and brighter.

Our superpower is empathy: understanding your goals, values and resources and those of your desired customers so that we can craft content and strategy that hits precisely the right note. We believe in the power of forging authentic, strong and real connections between people—us and you, brands and their audiences—because those connections strengthen and inspire us all.

There’s no time for nonsense these days, as Shannon’s Nana used to say. Work with pride, with people you love, and shout it from the rooftops. We welcome you to join us.