Meet The Trusted Team
Trusted Founder & Marketing Maverick
Sara is the founder of S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc and she came up with the Trusted concept. An immigrant from the UK and she brings over 20 years advertising sales & marketing experience to Trusted. In 2011 she took the leap of faith and started S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc. with the intention of creating something special and consumer focused to local online search, she definitely succeeded as 4 years later trustedsaskatoon.com
are becoming household names! Sara is passionate about promoting local businesses run with integrity and is very involved in the communities she does business in. She invests a great deal of time and money supporting local events, non profits, entrepreneurs and individuals in need. In 2014 she expanded Trusted's services and launching Trusted Marketing Services a full serve marketing agency
, so she could help small to medium local businesses with all of their marketing. Sara is an extrovert and is regularly invited to present on marketing, business and entrepreneurship. In her limited spare time you'll find her travelling as much as possible, running around after her 3 children, listening to live music, cooking, golfing and spending quality time with friends (normally wine is involved).
Sara is the recipient of 2 Bronze International Stevie 2014 Women In Business Awards
, the 2014 Regina YWCA Women Of Distinction Entrepreneur Award
, Saskatoon Chamber 2014 SABEX AWARD for Marketing excellence
and the Saskatchewan Chamber Of Commerce 2014 ABEX Award for Marketing.
Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan Leanna learned the ropes of entrepreneurship ( at her mother's business) at an early age. Her passion for business continued and she developed a curiosity for innovative/ advancing technologies. She spent 15yrs in the TVRO industry supplying hardware/software, training, developing and implementing creative marketing strategies across Canada. Prior to joining Trusted, Leanna enjoyed a successful decade long radio career. In that role she honed her creative & marketing skills whilst focusing on her clients success. This experience, along with her curiosity for new advancing technologies lead her to 'where she is meant to be' and she is a now a partner at Trusted. Leanna focuses her efforts primarily on understanding the intricate details of a business, the goals and their team first, then incorporating key details into their marketing campaigns at Trusted Marketing Services
. This approach to sales brought outstanding results over the year and she has always enjoyed long term professional relationships with her clients, who trust her and her advice.
Leanna raised 2 children as a single mother, and she is now a proud and loving grandma to 6 beautiful children. Leanna loves animals, the great outdoors, adventures and travel. She owns property in Mexico where she spends time relaxing, exploring and rejuvenating.
Trusted Saskatoon Marketing Consultant
Anna Kunz has always had the drive and ambition to support and promote the clients she has worked with over the past thirteen years. She has worked in a variety of industries including construction, marketing, recreational, event planning, sales, non-profit and customer service. She has always valued the importance of building relationships with everyone that she crosses paths with and loves to network. She is known for going above and beyond for the clients and loves to work with them to come up with new and exciting ideas to support their success. As a mother of two she finds she learns a lot from her children as they are both very creative. Her son has a heart condition so she volunteers her time and sits on the board of directors for the Little Hearts Family Group as well as supports the Saskatchewan Children's Heart Fund. When she can she loves to spend time with friends and family, gardening and enjoying life on her acreage or at the lake. She also loves to cook and has started to doing more canning and preserving of her garden produce. Just ask her for a jar of her garlicky pickles.
Anna is excited to join the Trusted Team and be able to apply her full skill set and can't wait to meet you.
Always fascinated with computers Bonnie learned the basics of DOS in high school and began using a then new invention called the internet! As a youth she couldn't resist the call of dial-up which years later would lead her to begin a career in the digital world.
Bonnie has brought strength and depth to communications and marketing functions. It is clear that she has a contemporary and nuanced grasp of modern marketing, skills that have been deepened by her experience and graduate business studies. She brings a high degree of emotional intelligence, and maturity to whatever task presents itself. Bonnie left a challenging role with Harvard Broadcasting as the Interactive Manager to be a part of the Trusted team. There she ran the interactive department for all 13 of their radio stations. Her deep understanding of Social media and online marketing for large, medium and small scale markets only furthered her outstanding level of experience as a digital marketing professional. Bonnie is a cool hip Mum who values her family time and in her spare time enjoys catching live music, the great outdoors and like Katniss Everdeen, she always hits the target with her bow and arrow!
Overseer of All
Solange has over 30 years of customer service experience behind her. Her passion and enthusiasm comes from making the customer happy. During her many years in the hospitality and airline industry she became a certified customer service representative to further her desire to keep customers happy. Solange has designed and facilitated many customer service training seminars for companies helping them with everything from answering the phone to dealing with difficult customers. Solange also keeps busy as a mom to her daughter, she loves cooking, horse back riding, golfing and helping out family and friends. She has lots of stories to tell about her fascinating life, filled with much travel, and interestingly she has looking after a wide range of injured wildlife over the years, from beavers to bears!
Trusted Administrative Assistant
Victoria graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic with a Diploma in Computer System Technology in 2014. This was a natural path to take for her as she always had a passion for technology and loved exploring any new program or technology that she could get her hands on. This is what lead her to excelling in Computer Software which she demonstrated by placing second in the 15th Saskatchewan skill competition in the IT-Software Solution for Business Division. When not playing with technology she had a long involvement with he Girl Guides of Canada ( she gets the 25-year pin next year), where she currently works with girls 9-11. When she's not busy with all that she is at home relaxing with cat Ivy. Oh she is also visually impaired but it never slowed her down as you can see.