You know that the right content can earn the attention and trust of the right audience.

But you also likely know how challenging it is to keep up with producing the right content at the right times on all the right channels—all the time. We know. We’ve been there.

We’re a senior-level team of content marketing strategists and creatives with a love for online and social storytelling. Like any content marketing agency, we’re dedicated to achieving results. Our difference lies in our passion for forging authentic, strong and real connections between brands and their audiences as we find the best ways to create, share and amplify exceptional brand content. 

We’re here to advise you on content strategy, share proven tools and processes, and support you in creating premium content and campaigns—all so that you can get on with doing your good work.


Got a good story to tell?

We’re a family of creative content professionals with years of experience telling stories across a variety of media.

Among us are seasoned and award-winning strategists, journalists, web designers, writers, editors, animators, community managers, and videographers.

With 20+ years experience in creating and publishing digital content for a range of organizations, Shannon knows it’s all about stories.

Inspired by: small acts of courage.

Shannon Emmerson

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

Dreams of: Content that inspires positive change

Lisa Manfield
Senior Writer / Editor

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.

Taryn Hardes
Content Strategist

Chelle is a blogger, social media maven, and Instagram specialist who has worked for brands including Kit & Ace, London Drugs and Indochine.

Believes in: kindness, coffee, and wine.

Chelle Morgan
Writer / Social Media Strategist

Director of Digital Marketing

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

Elim Kwok
Director of Digital Marketing

Almira has 20+ years of experience creating powerful narratives for domestic and global brands – including Nike, Molson & Flight Center.

Believes in: courage, inspiration and a bit of bubbly.

Almira Bardai
PR Strategist

Content Marketing Coordinator

Esther supports F&S from Kenya, providing our clients with top-notch research, content writing, and social media support.

Passionate about: Digital literacy for marginalized communities and content that brings positive change.

Esther Mutinda
Content Marketing Coordinator

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

Dreams in Colour

Lara Kroeker
Creative Director

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.


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.

Honesty and Integrity

We own our impact.

Forge & Spark Media, Vancouver Content Marketing Agency
Forge & Spark Media, Vancouver Content Marketing Agency

Forge & Spark Media was founded in 2013 as a virtual agency, gathering top professionals on a project-by-project basis to help brands use online content to better connect with their customers.

Since then, we’ve served as a silent partner to multiple agencies and brands, delivering premium content strategy, content marketing and content development services to organizations around the world including global NGOs and non-profits, as well as national retailers and membership organizations.

We’re inclined to be less silent these days. We’re a proudly women-led agency, female in the best sense–open-hearted, generous, kind, resilient, firm, and brave–and committed to giving all we can to make this world better, one warm and intelligent conversation at a time.