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Meet Our Team!

Everyone at Brand Ambition understands the stress and achievement that comes from being a business owner. When it comes to balancing your ambition with your budget, we get it.  We also know that good marketing & branding offers a return on investment.  It can be the kick your business needs and that is why it is so important to us – to design marketing plans and customized branding that is in line with your vision for your business.  We know that your future is a dream, a goal that you see for yourself and we want to do everything we can to help hold that space for you.

If you are just starting out or feel as though you don’t know enough to give your business what it needs – know that you can have a team of professionals in your corner.  Come work with us and manifest your business goals through beautiful branding and strategic planning.

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Katie Dempsey

Katie Dempsey

Marketing Director

Katie has been marketing and working with brands for over seven years. During this time Katie gathered experience in spa and wellness marketing from her experience coordinating marketing in the Durham Region for two major wellness centres including Durham’s largest wellness centre and spa. A fortuitous meeting at a BBQ put her in touch with her “online marketing guru” who taught her all the secrets of email & content marketing. Her most unique skill is her ability to look at a product or service from the “client’s eyes” and this skill informs all her marketing planning and coaching. Katie encourages women to empower feminine traits in business, and celebrates beauty, intimacy, community, and connection as business metrics.   She believes small business development is the best strategy for regional economic success.

Hayley Middleton

Hayley Middleton

Manager, Administration & Office Services

Hayley is a loving mother to five. Since joining Brand Ambition, Hayley has found a passion in assisting business owners grow their business through branding and social media. Hayley has experience as a business owner, manager and administrative professional. Hayley also has professional culinary experience and isn’t afraid to share! Hayley is a foodie that enjoys pairing the perfect wine. Hayleys organization, ambition and problem-solving skills help our team, our clients and our business partners!
Lauren Knox

Lauren Knox

Manager, Projects & Accounts

Lauren believes in delivering the highest standards of marketing and branding strategies. She has experience in digital and social media tactics and analytics. Lauren has managed accounts for brands such as The Beer Store and has consulted for multiple start-up companies. The results are what matters most and she is proud to have been responsible for growth in product and service engagements in each role she has been involved in. Her skills in recognizing clients’ wants and needs have allowed Lauren to grow as a confident, organized, prioritized, tactful and skillful expert in building brand awareness and communicating marketing and branding efforts to clients in a wide range of industries.

Brent Colmer

Brent Colmer

Manager, Projects & Accounts

Brent is the first male to join our team! He grew up in, went to school in and currently resides in Clarington with his Boston Terrier/French Bulldog. In his spare time, Brent enjoys blogging, dining out and attending events. Brent brings with him over 5 years experience in both traditional and digital marketing and public relations not only locally but nationally and internationally too. Brent’s past experience includes working alongside creative entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as with a number of high profile brands. Brent has a solid understanding of brand management after marketing for e-commerce, managing events and after leading multiple in-depth influencer marketing campaigns.

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Ali Williams

Ali Williams

Manager, Projects & Accounts

Ali is a loving mother to her daughter Mina and has one more bundle of joy on the way! Since receiving an Advanced Diploma from Fanshawe College in Business Marketing, Ali has gathered a ton of valuable administrative and marketing experience which has positioned her as a valuable member of the Brand Ambition team. Ali has a passion for social media, branding and consumer behaviour which has been key in driving growth for several Brand Ambition clients.

THE BRAND AMBITION TEAM

Beth McCahon

Beth McCahon

Marketing Assistant & Stylist

Beth McCahon is a graduate from both Seneca College Digital Media Arts program as well as Humber College Business of Fashion program. Beth found herself thriving in the fashion industry where she wore several different hats, from event coordinating, styling, and even working for one of the largest modelling agencies in Toronto. It was through this network that Beth began working in public relations. Beth is currently compiling the most comprehensive list of Toronto based bloggers and creatives, and is leveraging that list to become a force in the new field of influencer marketing.  She is always looking for new avenues to promote projects, and people.  

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Carlie Wright

Carlie Wright

Social Media Strategist

Carlie graduated from Loyalist College in Advertising & Marketing. She has specialized in building community followings for bloggers and boutique retail locations. She loves old Hollywood and is a popular blogger in that niche. Carlie is a believer in the power of social media and the cultivation of a “fan base”. She was the first hire at Brand Ambition and now leads social media campaigns and teaches Brand Ambition clients how to grow and utilize their social media.

Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

Photographer

Ashley Adams is a professional photographer, graduating from Ryerson University with a degree in image arts. Since graduating, Ashley completed additional advanced training in marketing photography and now specializes in flat lays, product photography and styled shoots designed for advertising and service promotion.  Ashley is passionate about using social media to promote and share her images. She also helps Brand Ambition clients communicate their brand through consistent social media content.

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Lija Nicol

Lija Nicol

Graphic Designer

Lija has been working in graphic design for more than 7 years. After graduating the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design Honours Program, Lija was the lead designer at Benefit Cosmetics in Canada before joining us at Brand Ambition. Her experience in the beauty industry has given her a sophisticated sense of design, as well as experience designing for print, packaging and web. Lija is always challenging herself to grow her skills and is currently learning hand lettering.

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Laura Hoad

Laura Hoad

Designer

Laura is a graduate of the Fanshawe College Interior Decorating program and the Durham College Graphic Design program. She has also completed a certificate in Image Consulting from George Brown College. This background has formed a strong design, colour, and style foundation that allows her to take a unique approach to all her design work. Laura loves watching movies, reading books, cooking amazing vegan food, hand lettering, and trying every kind of DIY project!

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Tatiana Gomez

Tatiana Gomez

Web Developer

Tatiana is graduate from the Contemporary Web Design Program at Durham College and has a Bachelor of IT Security at UOIT. She knows WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. If your website is malfunctioning, or if you need an update or to learn more about e-commerce capabilities, her skill-set is available to you. Tatiana understands the importance of web functionality and user experience.
Rachael Watkins

Rachael Watkins

Designer

Rachael used to work as a designer at Pizza Pizza where she learned the technical skills to manipulate a single brand onto all different print types and platforms. Since joining us at Brand Ambition, her creativity has been able to stretch its wings, and she now blows away clients with her bold and colour filled brands.

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Deborah Senior

Deborah Senior

Brand Strategist

Deborah is an amazing strategist for our clients. “Leading strategy at this boutique creative agency in the heart of downtown Bowmanville is a marketer’s dream.” Not only do I have the wonderful opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners ready to launch their next phase of growth; I do this with the privilege of working with an amazing cast. What I love best is delivering amazing strategy and planning sessions that enable concrete action.