TrustedCalgary.com - Meet the Trusted Team
Meet The Trusted Calgary 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 25 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 8 years later trustedsaskatoon.com and trustedregina.com are household names in the cities they serve! Sara is passionate about promoting local businesses operated with integrity. She is also very involved in the communities she serves. Trusted 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 launching Trusted Marketing Services a full-service 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).
Trusted Team and Sara are the recipients of the following awards for marketing, community & entrepreneurship. 2017 NEYA Growth Award, 2017 ABEX Community Involvement Award, 2 International Stevie 2014 Women In Business Awards, the 2014 Saskatoon 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.
Trusted Calgary Consultant
Kurtis heads up our Calgary team with a little bit of Trusted history and a whole lot of passion. He was one of the Trusted Consultants that helped grow TrustedRegina.com in 2012-13 so his knowledge of the Trusted concept and the results come from his personal experience. Many of his clients he worked with are still Trusted Regina partners to this day. The business model worked then and it still works now!
Born and raised in a small town Saskatchewan setting provided Kurtis with strong family roots. He learned to work hard from a young age which he has carried with him throughout his life. Leaving home as a teenager to pursue a career in hockey meant he had to grow up quickly, this earned him some stars when it comes to being professional, treating people right and adapting to forever changing rules, laws and cultures.Kurtis now resides in Calgary with his young family, and he has worked in several industries over the years, including energy and construction. This diversity has allowed him to gain knowledge and experience of how different businesses and industries operate. He understands that running a business is hard work and he has helped and supported companies of all sizes with brand awareness, marketing, sales and business development over the years. Kurtis is excited to be back with the Trusted team, and he is eager to introduce small, locally owned and accountable Calgary and area businesses run with integrity to the many benefits of being a partner of www.Trustedcalgary.com
Trusted Accounts & Admin Manager
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 excel 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 around with technology she has had a long involvement with the Girl Guides of Canada ( she has the 25-year pin!), where she currently works with girls 9 -11years of age. 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.
Trusted Directories Testimonials
"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!