TrustedSaskatoon.com - Meet the Trusted Team
Meet The Trusted Saskatoon Team
Trusted Founder & Marketing Maverick
Sara is the founder of S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc. the parent company that operates the Trusted Saskatoon directory. A British immigrant, she brings decades of advertising sales & marketing experience to the company. In 2011 she took the leap of faith and launched TrustedSaskatoon.com with the intention of creating something unique to the marketing landscape. She saw a need for a consumer-focused local online directory that listed and promoted integrity-driven and locally owned businesses. She definitely succeeded, as trustedsaskatoon.com
is now a household name in Saskatoon and the surrounding area!
Sara is passionate about promoting locally owned businesses operated with integrity. A great deal of her time and energy is invested in supporting local events, non-profits, entrepreneurs and individuals in need. In 2014 she expanded Trusted's services and launched Trusted Marketing Services a full-service marketing agency
, with the intent to assist small to medium-sized local businesses & non-profits with all of their marketing requirements. Since 2018 she has been a director on the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Board and Trusted Marketing Services donates many services to local non-profits. Sara is regularly invited to speak 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). Email: email@example.com
Trusted Saskatoon Account Manager
Having lived in many towns and cities across Saskatchewan, Carman knew there was no better place to live and raise a family than Saskatoon. After graduating from the U of S with a B.A. and a B.Comm. he spent over 22 years as a professional fundraiser helping schools and non-profits raise much needed funds, and teaching thousands of students to set goals and be the best versions of themselves. When this career took him and his family to Alberta for 11 years he always knew he would be back. As part of his career journey, Carman also spent time as an account manager for a few other companies in Saskatoon, refining his skills in supporting and servicing local business owners.
At an early age, Carman's parents taught him about the values of hard work, honesty and integrity, and it's these traits he brings to the TrustedSaskatoon.com team. He's dedicated to the success and support of his local Trusted partners as he is also an entrepreneur and knows the ups and downs of being a business owner. He has a genuine love for people and is passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and goals. Carman likes to say his middle name is 'Service", and believes that is his secret for success.
Carman has been married to his wife Deanne since 1994, who enjoys working at Ronald McDonald House, and together are raising 3 wonderful teenagers. He enjoys coaching, playing sports and volunteering, and is a true believer in lifelong learning. But what he loves most of all is spending quality time with family and friends.
Michele runs the accounts department like a well-oiled machine! She is focused on efficiencies and quality in all she does. With decades of bookkeeping and construction experience, she is an asset to the Trusted team. In Michele’s spare time you will find her at the lake, in Mexico or enjoying the company of her many friends and family members.
An Award-Winning Team
The Trusted Team are the recipients of the following awards for Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Community support:
"Hi, I've just move to Saskatoon and I have bought a fixer-upper home. Having no contacts here I knew here that I would be taking a gamble on which trades people I used, so I'm very happy to have found your website-thank you so much."
As a Trusted partner I, of course, go to Trusted first when I am looking for a service or business to meet my needs. In May I moved so the first place I looked for my movers was on Trusted Saskatoon. Two companies came up and I immediately contacted both for quotes along with other companies that were not on Trusted. The two companies on Trusted were the only ones that responded to my request for a quote. They were very similar in what they offered and price so I selected one and my experience was great. The owner of the company was calling the guys during our move to check in and see how things were going, they were on time, the cost was what was quoted and there was not one nick in any walls. I was very satisfied with my experience.
Once we had possession of our house it was clear we needed the carpets cleaned badly. So again I went to Trusted and found Hal at the Carpet Guys. This is the second time I have reached out to Hal through Trusted. He is great. He fit me in, he is fast, and he does a fantastic job. I have recommended him to others several times.
As a Trusted partner it was great to experience it from the other side. I know the process a business goes through to be a Trusted partner, I know the work Sara and her team do to make sure each company can be “Trusted” and that makes the decision of who to call so much easier. If a company is on Trusted I don’t feel the need to ask friends for recommendations or try to find out about other people’s experiences, that work has been done for me. If you are a Trusted partner why wouldn’t you reach out to the other partners for their services and products first? It just makes sense!