About Y Team

We’re a group of committed, honest, creative and knowledgeable professionals determined to build solutions that help your business succeed.

Experience

Our portfolio and testimonials demonstrate the breadth and diversity of our abilities. Our business, founded in 2008, has thrived on delivering projects that surpass our client’s expectations and reflect the attention to detail and front-end planning that have become our hallmark. Our growing team brings new ideas and energy along with expanded experience to support our client’s projects.

Knowledge

Working in technology is challenging in that it is always changing. It’s our team’s passion and energy that drives us to continue learning and adapting in our industry. We take courses, read articles, experiment with new systems and research best practices. We take the time to teach our clients the newest trends, online systems, and regulations as it’s important our clients understand why and what we do.

Transparency

Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing where your money is going and how it’s being spent. We pride ourselves on being transparent and clear about all aspects of our projects. Our proposals are detailed in both tasks and costs so our clients can understand our process as well as expected deliverables. We track our hours and make detailed notes so our team, project managers, and clients are always in the know.

A Great Team Makes All The Difference

Nicole French Founder

Nicole has over 13 years of experience developing website and digital marketing strategies that increase search traffic, raise brand awareness and drive sales. She has developed solutions for a wide range of industries including tourism, government, financial and healthcare. Her commitment to clients and their business success gained her a nomination as a Woman of Business in the 2016 Meridian Women of Excellence Awards. Nicole can crochet anything!

Jason Wilson Founder

Jason has over 20 years of website development experience. His abilities extend from simple websites to technically advanced, multi-layered data applications, back-end applications and content management systems. Jason builds and designs websites taking into consideration his clients’ current needs and possible future needs. Jason has experience building in numerous languages including C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP and PHP, incorporating JavaScript, HTML/HTML5, XML and CSS/CSS3. Jason has traveled to 44 countries.

Crys Wiltshire Digital Account Manager

Crys is a digital marketer with over 12 years experience, and a passion for helping brands build solid, full scope marketing strategies to achieve their goals and grow their business. Her background is in SEO, analytics, content writing, influencer and social strategies, and traditional marketing. She has developed and implemented marketing strategies in a number of B2B and B2C industries including SaaS technology, health and beauty, financial, food, home cleaning and decor, and more. Crys was named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women in B2B Marketing Technology by Heinz Marketing. Crys is an avid reader and writer and has a serious book-to-bookshelf-space ratio problem.

Wendy Mullin Team Leader

Wendy has a solid background in Sales and Marketing, plus an extensive knowledge of print production, graphic design, web development, and administration. This skillset makes her ideally suited for her role as Team Leader at Collaborative Haus. She understands our clients’ unique perspectives and motivations, and appreciates the need for on-time, on budget project management. Liaising with Account Managers, Project Managers, internal departments and clients alike, she ensures all project are kept on track, on budget, and in scope.

Patrick Bouchard Developer

Patrick graduated from Georgian College in 2014 and has a background in web programming and mobile development. Having created web site extensions and cross-platform mobile apps for large corporations Patrick now enjoys the benefits of being part of a small, tight-knit group. Patrick performs work behind the scenes primarily writing back-end code to implement features on client web sites. He is also an aspiring web accessibility guru with a passion for making all web sites accessible to persons with disabilities and other challenged minority groups. When not working on web sites, Patrick enjoys music and literature, seeking great food, and traveling. On one trip, he once tested a prototype for an interface designed to allow a blind person to drive a car.

Ailsa Robinson Front-End Web Developer

Ailsa's love for coding started in the 1980's when there was no internet and the only windows you had were the kind that let in the light. She is a blend of both the left side and right side of the brain. She loves the logic and analytical part of writing code just as much as she loves taking amazing designs and recreating them in code to create personalized websites for clients. Ailsa works her magic at cHaus helping Jason and Patrick with front end development using HTML5. CSS and PHP to build customized websites and personalizing existing WordPress templates for our valued clients. Ailsa is an avid golfer and juggler! She’s particularly proud of her Hole-in-one and Eagle.

Kevin Cascagnette Graphic Designer

Kevin is a creative visionary with over six years of experience working as a professional graphic designer and photographer. Kevin’s extensive knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite helps ensure the highest quality imagery and design produced at Collaborative Haus. Kevin’s greatest strengths is his ability to work well with others and keep the team positive and motivated. Kevin is an avid Batman fan because like Bruce Wayne, Kevin loves philanthropy 😉

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Sarah McGaughey Digital Coordinator

Sarah's background in fine arts means she is not only creative, but also an expert in multitasking, organization, and customer service. She has extensive experience developing programs and events for galleries, museums, and communities. Sarah created travelling art workshops, designed sponsorship materials, built paper mache props, organized events and, in her words, "did of all the things". She assists the cHaus team where ever assistance is needed, from communication and organization to graphic design, keyword research and Google Analytics. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys biking, eating chocolate, singing, drawing or choreographing dances with her daughter.

Our Skills

Collaborative Haus has brought together a diverse team with complementary and phenomenal creative and tech skills. At the heart of all our projects are the fundamentals, usability and function. Our experienced marketing strategists work with clients to determine the best opportunities using a variety of research supports. Our content and graphics professionals create brilliant marketing material and our tech team brings everything together with products that work, websites that are functional, and solutions that perform.

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See what our fantastic clients are saying…

Another great experience recently with Collaborative Haus helping to train our team on SEO and Social Media best practices. We are truly fortunate to have such a great resource in our community.

Gary Beutler Owner and President, The Water E-Store | The Water Store

"Fabulous team, dedicated to quality and professionalism, creative and unique concepts and designs, so happy with their work."

Dr. Anita Federici The Centre for Psychology + Emotion Regulation

CHaus takes our vision for each and every project and brings it to life. The team is responsive, creative and always looking for ways to elevate our brand. We could not think of a better partner to work with!

Nicole Kraftscik Executive Director, Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Their attention to detail and the quality of their work is excellent. They are responsive and client-centered, with a genuine commitment to developing good, long-term working relationships.

Sue-Ellen Boyes Director of Revenue Development, CLH Foundation
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