We are software builders, service providers, and local search optimization aficionados.

We solve local search problems for enterprises, agencies, and small businesses.

This is Whitespark

Jeff Gordon


Developer

Jeff wrote his first piece of HTML in 1996. Since those humble beginnings, he has become a graduate of NAIT’s Digital and Interactive Media Design program and has accumulated six years of profession web development experience. Jeff contributes not only the necessary technical skills to the team, but also a strong sense of aesthetics and user experience design.

Jessie Low


Marketing & Such

Jessie has been with Whitespark since 2011. She wears many hats in the company; from client work to marketing initiatives, she dabbles in it all.

When she’s not doing the local search thing, she’s trying to keep up with her daughter, knitting dish cloths (it’s a serious problem), and reading books like nobody’s business.

Isha Thompson


Client Services Manager

Isha is a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to the marketing and communications industry. She has a background in journalism, public relations and almost a decade of customer service experience under her belt.

She loves photography, writing, reading, and discussing movies all-day any day.

Matthew Weiss


Developer

Matthew has been a web developer for the past 5 years. Since graduating with a Bsc in Computer Science, Matthew has been working with the University of Alberta and start ups.

Matthew attends conferences each year to keep up to date and in his spare time you might find Matt hacking on his Arduino or Spark Core.

Lora Yordanova


Citation Specialist

Lora has been a freelance contractor since 2011 and has worked with a number of companies, leaders in their respective business niches. She has a background in health care and IT, and most recently has been happily involved in Local SEO. When the laptop lid is closed, she enjoys nature while trekking, biking and camping in the wild.

Kremena Zhikova


Citation Specialist

Upon graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Statistics and Econometrics, Kremena started working as an accountant in Sofia. After moving to Plovdiv she began work at Kamenitza Brewery, first as a Technical Controller and then as a Financial Analyst. From 2014 on she’s been working as a freelance contractor and has worked with number of companies on a variety of projects. Kremena loves nature, traveling, and spending time quality time with her family.

Troy Pavlek


Developer

Troy is a long-time web developer who has been putting out pages on the internet since he first made a home for his zafara on Neopets. He loves experimenting with new design and architectural patterns to make his code as readable and succinct as it can be. In his spare time, he’s a huge municipal politics junkie, creating a site to trackEdmonton councillor voting records and hosting a local podcast focusing on civic politics. In stark contrast to that his other passion is Starcraft 2, you may have seen him hosting Starcraft Jeopardy on the internet.

Orlin Dimitrov


Developer

Orlin has been in the IT industry for 10+ years and holds degrees in Computer Sciences and Finance. He is an experienced Web Developer with solid knowledge of WordPress which he likes to compare to a LEGO constructor you can do almost anything with. A very sociable person he visits various public events. Among his other passions are AI, Philosophy of Mind, Theater and Arts.

Martin Ivanov


Citation Specialist

Martin has been helping companies in various fields with data entry and web research since 2010. His devotion and experience in a number of projects has brought him longstanding relationships with people from different bodies of a company’s organization. He loves football and watching his favorite team Real Madrid with friends is his most preferred hobby.

Nick Pierno


Director of Custom Projects

Nick’s been helping his clients win at digital marketing since 2008. He’s always intent on getting more conversions from organic/local search and Adwords. He also loves to build and improve websites, and is a big fan of WordPress. When he’s not SEOing the internets, Nick is probably hanging out with his wife/family/cat, playing video games, listening to audio-books, or working on his project car.

Sydney Marchuk


LocalSpark Link Builder

Sydney is a Marketing student at NAIT with a passion for fashion and petting dogs. When she isn’t busy building links for LocalSpark clients, she spends her time as a Social Media Manager for local fashion boutiques and eats Vietnamese food.

Jerah Legayada


Citation Specialist

Jerah has been involved in SEO services, citation building, and research work for the last 5 years. Since graduating with a degree in nursing, she has expanded her love for multi-tasking in handling varied assignments such as managing teams and finalizing diverse projects for her clients.

During her spare time, Jerah loves to bake and cook, play with her bunnies, and travel to exotic places in Asia with her fiance.

Dimitar Hadzhiolov


Citation Specialist

Digital marketing professional with 5 years of experience. Graduated at New Bulgarian University with Bachelor in Mass Communications and Master in Advertising and Brand Management.

Interests – passionate about skiing, tennis and street fitness. Likes reading books, listening to music and playing video games. Kind of nerdy person who tries to not take himself too seriously. Interested in Eastern philosophy, yoga and meditation practice.

Loves Italian cuisine and burgers!

Hristo Stoev


Citation Specialist

Hristo has worked a number of different jobs in a myriad of fields before he realized his interest in SEO. He has helped in the development of small businesses in Bulgaria, and has working experience in the United States.

Currently he studies part-time in Plovdiv University (Bulgaria), majoring in primary education. In his spare time, he likes playing the piano and traveling around the world.

Brianna Palmer


Client Services Associate

Brianna has been in customer service for almost 10 years, and has a passion for helping people. She is crazy about interior design, and spends too much time online window shopping for furniture, or watching NBA, even during off-season.

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