Our approach is simple.
We take marketing off your plate and do what’s right for your business, period. Together, we’ll build the right strategy to help you grow and provide strategic implementation that ensures your marketing is fully covered. Your current and potential clients should understand and appreciate the value of your business. We make that happen.
We're business owners too.
When we listen, we do so intently. When we talk, we tell it like it is. And when we work, we do the kind of work that provides real value. We put a lot of weight into building great relationships built on trust and respect. And we do it all because we understand what it means to be a business owner.
Our people are your people.
When you work with us, you get to know everyone. We’re a team of specialists where each person brings unique value to the table, so you know your marketing is in really good hands.
Founder & CEO
Amish started Forward Level on his own and grew it into what it is today, and now his focus is on growing it into tomorrow. He’s the dot connecter, seeing how things connect and fit together even when they don’t seem related. A Top 40 Under 40 winner, Amish is the perfect example of “interested and interesting.” But there’s one thing you should probably know, and fair warning: it’s controversial. He hates cheese. Hates it. But loves pizza? We will never understand this.
What Does Move Forward Mean to You?
“Do whatever it takes to get to the next level.”
Jon keeps Forward Level running on a freshly paved road (smooth). He’s an expert at finding solutions for anything and everything business and marketing related (or related to an Apple product), even long before problems exist. When asked to sum up what his perfect day would look like, Jon says, “helping someone out,” and we think that tells you everything you need to know.
The Most Noteworthy Thing That’s Ever Happened:
“Meeting my wife.”
Chelsea manages the trajectory of marketing for clients. She’s a builder of humanized brands and growth mindsets, removing barriers and playing at both the strategy and the tactic level to achieve real impact. She also always seems to have 128 tabs open on her browser. Excessive, right? But her favourite quote is “the future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious,” so maybe in each of those tabs is a new possibility. Sounds nice to us.
Formerly Famous for Sure
“I used to be a sponsored snowboarder. I miss the competition (and free gear).”
Jeff is a creative problem solver who listens intently and makes sure all egos are checked at the door. The ego-thing is no exaggeration, if Jeff could invent his own title, he’d make himself the “What Can I Help You With Guy” or “No Title, Don’t Believe In Them Guy” (he never said creating short titles was his strong suit). Jeff believes in loyalty and hard work, knowing everything else will work out in the wash.
If You Had to do Something Completely Different, Then What?
“I’d own a skateboard shop.”
Richard’s main focus is producing multimedia for the web, knowing how all the pieces have to fit together to best tell the story. In his free time, he enjoys listening to “Heaven is a Place on Earth.” Richard believes that just because something is traditional, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved or abandoned entirely. “Ooooo baby, do you know what that’s worth?” We do – that’s why he works here.
The One Thing You Gotta Know:
“I dislike flan, and flan-related desserts.”
A published poet, Tyler develops brands and content strategies with a focus on how best to form strong emotional connections between businesses and their audience through the power of words. He knows what all the keys on the keyboard are for and knows how to use them.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Nathan brings digital marketing campaigns and websites to life. If you can dream it, Nathan will find a way to build it. Citing Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, as one of his heroes, Nathan doesn’t just know how to build campaigns that work, he knows why they’ll work. He’s also big into scuba and deep-sea diving, which makes sense: if there’s something we don’t fully understand (even if that something is as big as the ocean) Nathan will be the first in line to learn about it.
Your Most Controversial Opinion (or Hey, Wait, I Got a New Complaint)
“The band Nirvana is horrible… every single song.”
Carey describes himself as a “person of letters” and someone who connects people through words. Pretty accurate, to be honest, but his secret sauce is his boundless imagination and willingness to try something new, and never being quite satisfied. Carey takes time to appreciate things, because in his words, “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (Wait, that sounds familiar, any copyright lawyers out there?)
The Worst Song in the World
“’If I Had a Million Dollars,’ … I’d make sure that song never got played again.”
Karan is our marketing advisor, but he’d prefer you call him our “Certified Millennial and Collector of Bootless Facts.” Call him what you wish, Karan helps Forward Level tick by helping everyone out whenever needed and ensuring everything we do keeps the client front and center. If he could do anything, Karan would drive trains, or planes, or boats… we think what he’s saying is that he wants to “steer the ship,” and with heroes like AOC and Jacinda Arden, we think it’s all but inevitable.
Damn, That’s Delicious
“I’m a major foodie. Eating, cooking, reading, watching… I love everything food related.”
Kristie is The Formalizer™. Working with the rest of the Forward Level team and our clients, Kristie takes all the details and lightbulb moments and builds them into a tangible path forward. When she isn’t busy being the glue that holds it all together and ensuring every wonderful duck has its place in the row, you’ll find her charting her own path in her own way. Mariah Carey on repeat? Pineapple on pizza? Celebrating running the Boston Marathon with a Boston Crème donut? Shouting her love of dogs from the rooftops? Check check check check. Kristie might be a formalizer of lightbulb moments, but we think she brightens up every space she’s in.
Words to Live By
“If nothing changes, nothing changes.”
Taking continuous inspiration from the world around him, Tyler brings our clients’ vision to life through design. Put a little more simply: he makes things pretty. Tyler has a good ear to go with a good eye, whether he’s shopping the bins for dusty vinyl or dreaming up his own record label to bring new music into the world, his taste has range. Just don’t play any Dave Matthews Band around him. At his heart though, Tyler is a family man, enjoying Jays games with his daughter, cottage trips with the family, and citing his beautiful and amazing children as his greatest achievement. And we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of the FLM family.
Personal Mount Rushmore
“Miles Davis, David Bowie, and Gord Downie”
Bryden, pictured here in his graduation gown, first joined FLM as an intern. After an impressive run, we parted ways while he finished his degree. But now he's back, helping turn plans into actionable outcomes as our newest Client Coordinator and insisting we use his grad photo for this bio. Weird, but alright.
Shanel brings an insatiable curiosity, natural problem solving ability, and knack for market research (even if it means scrolling for hours on TikTok) to her pursuit of finding new and effective ways to elevate marketing strategies and add value for target audiences.