What We Stand For

Every business starts out somewhere. A small loan of a million dollars, a lucky lottery winner with a mind for investment. Some of us start smaller, from the spark of an idea, a hard practiced skill, a desire to help others.

Some start from behind a computer screen with a small group of friends. All coming together with their own set of skills, joining to help other businesses thrive.

 We know first hand how to make something out of nothing, how difficult the process is and how much the right people can make or break the success of your endeavours.

Forge Ave is a collective of like-minded individuals determined to help those seeking change, growth and greatness in the world of entrepreneurship.

MEET OUR TEAM

Charlie S. Wright

Co-Owner, Managing Director, Head of Client Services, Technology Officer and Digital Content Manager.

Charlie began working with small businesses since his early years,  opening his first business from his parents‘ garage at 16. Then 2 years later, opening an LLC and becoming an official operational business.

Now Charlie uses his diverse skillset and knowledge base to guide others into creating a successful business ventures of their own.

Maria Iakimenko

Co-Owner, Executive Creative Director, Head Project Manager.

Maria is an alumni of OCAD University, holding a bachelor’s degree in Advertising Design.

Her expertise centers on the curation, design, and construction of brand identities that align seamlessly with the objectives established by our esteemed partners.

Nick Allia

Co-Owner, Chief Financial Officer.

Nick has an impressive background in both finance and literature, graduating from St. Francis College with a double bachelors in  Accounting & Finance.

His strong commitment to the arts and creative sectors, along with his ability to quickly adapt to changing economic landscapes, truly make him an invaluable member of the Forge Ave community.

Paris Ghahari

UX \ UI Designer, Graphic Designer

Paris Ghahari, a proud graduate of OCAD U, brings a unique perspective to the company with her background in environmental design. Her specialty revolves around crafting captivating digital spaces and developing visually appealing online identities for clients with diverse backgrounds.

Paris wholeheartedly focuses on not only delivering top-tier design but also ensuring that every partner feels genuinely cared for throughout their collaboration.

With a commitment to excellence and a personalized touch, Paris Ghahari emerges as the perfect choice to meet your design requirements, guaranteeing a truly fulfilling and satisfying partnership.

 

Evan A. Hubbard

Head of SEO, Marketing Oversear.  

Evan has been in the world of SEO marketing for over five years, which has given him a wealth of experience. He truly understands the ins and outs of making your business rank well across different platforms and search engines.

Evan is a valuable source of knowledge when it comes to increasing your business’s visibility and reaching a broad range of potential clients.

 

 

Tricia Almeida

Digital Content Manager, Photographer (Canada)

Tricia Almeida is a highly qualified professional, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising Design from the renowned OCAD University.

What sets her apart is not just her academic achievements but her practical experience as well. Tricia has earned an impressive array of certifications in photography and lighting equipment which she’s gained through hands-on work.

What makes Tricia truly stand out is her exceptional eye for design and her impeccable photography skills. She’s the perfect choice to enhance your business to its fullest potential.

Her artistic sensibilities combined with her technical proficiency enable her to capture the true essence of her subjects, resulting in striking visuals that have a lasting impact.

Andrew Butler

Lead Developer, Coding Consultant

Introducing Andrew Butler, our exceptional lead developer and coding consultant. With a strong educational background and 6+ years working with clients, Andrew constantly keeps himself updated in the everchanging world of tech.

Andrew ensures that all our behind-the-scenes operations run seamlessly. With Andrew on board, you can trust that your coding needs will be handled with the utmost professionalism and expertise.