Meet Our Team

Darian Kovacs

Darian

Founding Partner

Darian Kovacs

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.

Sarah Clark

Sarah

Director of Operations & Personnel

Sarah Clark

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

Farhan

PR Advisor

Farhan Mohamed

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 Murr

Marlon

Business Development

Marlon Murr

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 Penner

Chris

Account Manager

Chris Penner

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 Kaganov

Slava

Account Manager

Slava Kaganov

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.

Emma Whiten

Emma

PR Coordinator

Emma Whiten

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 Mica

Hayley

PR Coordinator

Hayley Mica

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.

Sullivan Geneau

Sullivan

Digital Ads Coordinator

Sullivan Geneau

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.

Claudia Palomino

Claudia

Digital Ads Coordinator

Claudia Palomino

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 Sohal

Kavan

SEO Coordinator

Kavan Sohal

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 Bermudez

Juliana

Multimedia Specialist

Juliana Bermudez

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 Jeffers

Travis

Multimedia Specialist

Travis Jeffers

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.

Garth Poon

Garth

Web Designer

Garth Poon

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.

Julius Alfonso

Julius

Accountant

Julius Alfonso

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 Lawrie

Ryan

Jr. Accountant

Ryan Lawrie

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.

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