Meet Our Team
Darian is founding partner of the award-winning Digital Marketing and PR firm known as Jelly. If you didn’t already know, Darian brings unparalleled charisma and excitement to the brands that he popularizes (is yours one of them?). Known for off-the-wall ideas and fantastic stories, Darian’s energy keeps the Jelly bus rolling down fun and fabulous roads.
Director of Operations & Personnel
Sarah is a gifted leader with over a decade of experience in marketing and event coordination. As one of Jelly’s original employees, Sarah spent 5 years leading our team and clients through successful campaigns before focussing on where her passions truly lie; our people and processes! Armed with a perpetually positive attitude, creative trouble shooting skills and a true desire to see everyone thrive, Sarah helps to ensure that Jelly performs at its best. When she’s not in the office, you can find her with her young daughter and husband, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or spending time outdoors.
Farhan Mohamed is a community builder and has a passion for bringing people together.
He saw an opportunity to fill the void between traditional media and blogs, and connect locals, share untold stories, and celebrate the community. As Editor-in-Chief of Daily Hive from 2012 to 2020, and co-owner of the business, he helped grow the company from a passion project to a fully functioning newsroom across seven cities in Canada and the United States. Under his direction, the publication grew from 200,000 monthly unique visitors to over 6.5 million.
Farhan has used his platform to host dialogues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, Chip Wilson, and Seth Rogen, to name a few. In 2018, he conceptualized and hosted a live mayoral debate between the City of Vancouver’s top contenders. Due to his tenacity and leadership skills, Farhan has been named multiple times in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 as one of the most influential people in Vancouver.
Marlon is a Business Development strategist who partners with Lawyers and Law Firms to grow their legal practice or brand. After spending over a decade in the legal management and marketing world, working internationally within the legal industry, Marlon knows what truly drives conversions and what makes law firms successful—and it’s not mastering the latest marketing trends. Marlon’s true passions are helping people and gourmet cooking. He likes to keep busy cooking meals from scratch, consistently learning new things about the world we live in, and of course, connecting and engaging, while helping people around the world.
Chris comes to Jelly with several years of experience in managing corporate sponsorships and partnerships, primarily in the world of sports both at the professional and amateur levels. As a highly self-motivated individual, Chris loves keeping busy and continuously learning how he can better serve his clients. Outside of work you can find Chris watching or playing sports, or outdoors keeping active and enjoying nature.
Slava comes to Jelly with a wealth of knowledge in digital advertising and website solutions in the automotive industry in addition to over 5 years experience in eCommerce. Passionate about building client relationships and delivering value, Slava brings a deeply client focused approach to his role at Jelly. When he’s not working he is out enjoying life with his young daughter and wife, playing soccer, or relaxing and playing a game on his Super Nintendo.
Omar is a digital advertising native with a background in telecom sales at TELUS, and comes to Jelly with previous agency experience in e-commerce, PPC and SEO solutions. Born in Texas, having grown up in Cairo and Dubai, and now settled in Vancouver, Omar is a cultural cocktail who loves meeting and learning about others. Outside of work, you can find Omar riding his bike while streaming music, playing soccer or going on scenic sunset walks. Omar is also a lover of all things gaming!
Emma comes to Jelly with a wealth of experience in customer service, client management, and social media coordination. Her marketing background has been built primarily in the BC craft beer industry – where she found her passion for social media strategy and quality craft beer. Emma is ready to share her social media expertise and further her knowledge into new industries! In her free time, you can find her trying new beers at local breweries, watching the latest horror movie, or hiking through the mountains!
Hayley is a voracious learner and lover of all things marketing. She brings her passion for unique and creative marketing to everything she does, and thrives on seeing her work bring attention to good people doing good things. Hayley’s years at business school and her experience to date have taught her how to develop big picture ideas and create goal driven campaigns that produce results. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find Hayley exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog, riding horses or visiting an island.
Digital Ads Coordinator
Sullivan comes all the way from Calgary, AB, with a background in digital affiliate marketing and door-to-door telecom sales. He understands what drives consumer impulse and knows how to drive a click. He spent his adolescent years in Muscat, Oman, and brings his unique perspective to the Jelly team. In his free time, he enjoys producing downtempo music, lifting heavy things, throwing discs really far, and carving through moguls.
Digital Ads Coordinator
Claudia is a digital marketing enthusiast with 4 years experience helping small businesses grow and thrive.
She loves creating and executing profitable campaigns on various channels like Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Bing. The part she enjoys the most is crafting hypnotic copy that drives people to click her ads!
In her free time, you can find her enjoying a yoga class, hiking with her dog Max, or checking out a new restaurant.
Kavan has specialized in SEO for over 4 years and during this time, helped to develop one of the top SEO products used in the Canadian automotive industry. He is committed to providing clients with the best results possible thanks to a sharp analytical perspective, hard work and years of industry know-how. When Kavan isn’t working away on optimizing websites, he can be found working out, playing games, watching sports, or hanging out with friends and family.
Juliana comes to Jelly with a strong background in customer service and a passion for graphic design and illustration. As a recent university graduate, Juliana is ready to integrate her energetic approaches and imaginative designs into your brand. She knows what is up and coming in the design world and is ready to make your projects stand out and tell your story in a compelling way. When Juliana is not busy brainstorming for her latest project, she can be seen walking her young dog at local forests and lakes, in the kitchen trying out a new recipe to share on her Instagram, and viewing the newest movie releases.
Travis’s passion for Photography and Video started with shooting his friends skateboarding in elementary school. From there it grew into a love creating cinematic visuals that tell the story behind the subject. These days his time away from work are spent chasing his young son and border collie around, exploring trails, and visiting the occasional brewery with his wife.
As a recent BCIT graduate, Mohak ventured into journalism school with a love of sports but emerged with a passion for creating exciting digital content and a strong desire to combine his skills and creativity. His unique work experience ranging from covering club basketball tournaments to working in corporate communications and media relations have helped him develop an ability to create content for many different aesthetics. Used to looking at screens all day long, Mohak has a good eye for detail and stays up-to-date on the newest online trends. Unfortunately for his stress levels, Mohak still loves watching sports, namely the Canucks and Toronto Raptors but also enjoys playing video games, watching Netflix, or just scrolling through Twitter.
Reid is a digital media wizard. With experience in video, photo, and graphic design, he is sure to make our client’s wildest ideas come to life. Reid prides himself on making scroll stopping content that helps brands stand out in the highly competitive digital landscape. When he isn’t living in the Adobe Creative Cloud, he is exploring the beautiful mountains of British Columbia or trying to learn something new.
Garth is a design ninja who’s been creating digital art since he was a wee lad. He loves building beautiful, clean websites that perfectly capture an organization’s purpose and branding, and he obsesses over every pixel. When he’s not designing websites for Jelly, he’s either taking photos, building LEGO with his two boys, or eating samosas.
Coming from a family of accountants, Julius is a designated CPA, CMA with over 15 years of professional experience. He loves to create tools that help manage budgets, labour, spend, and measure overall company profitability. His passion is to explain the art of accounting in simple layman’s terms and measure what everyday success looks like.
Ryan is all about the numbers and earned his chops with over 10 years of experience in a variety of commercial endeavours including light manufacturing, commercial real estate and investment businesses. His experience extends through to all the fundamental accounting functions of these different industries. He lives and breaths all things Canucks, takes an active interest in US politics–don’t get him started–and can often be caught reading the works of Noam Chomsky.