The Monkeys

Cheeky Monkey Media is a web development agency located in sunny British Columbia, Canada. For more than a decade, our sassy group of website developers, marketers, and designers have been helping organizations solve their online and digital challenges.

Between us, we’ve spent more than 200,000 hours helping clients kick butt online. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds, with significant web development and digital marketing experience.

  • Our website developers have more than 125,000 hours working with Drupal, more than 15,000 hours working with WordPress
  • Our digital marketers have more than 40,000 hours of creating, executing, innovating and engaging marketing strategies, and making sure organizations get found online.
  • Our creative designers have more than 25,000 hours designing fun and informative graphics and layouts.

Our Mission

Focused on extending the life, value, and return of client websites, our motivated team of website developers, digital marketers, and creative designers work diligently to provide top-quality web services.

We strive to ensure that clients get expert web guidance, have efficient and effective means for website management, stay on the cutting edge of digital technology, and get the most from their online properties - all without having to sacrifice internal resources and time.

We help clients manage the evolution of their digital presence through ongoing web development, web management and web maintenance services.

At the end of the day, we give our clients peace of mind, knowing that their needs are being handled by an experienced and dedicated team. With expertise, personality, and friendly guidance, we help organizations maximize the value from their websites.

Our Values

The monkeys believe in a world where every organization has the power and confidence to share their identity online. Simply. Effectively. Thoughtfully.

Our Promise

Our commitment is to listen to you, learn who you are, and get you where you want to go. We guide organizations (like yours) - passionate about connecting with their communities - on a journey. Together, we work with clients to grow their online presence, upgrade their technologies, and improve their digital marketing strategies - all through an iterative program of ongoing development and services. Learn about our new way of website operations.

 

Adopt-a-Monkey Initiative

In honour of Earth Day 2021, Cheeky Monkey Media (CMM) launched our Adopt-a-Primate Initiative. We pledged to become a primate guardian with each client site launch valued at $10,000+.⁠  Read more about our initiative and how you can support it.

Monkeys

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Rick Bjarnason

Top Banana Peeler (CEO)

Rick Bjarnason

Top Banana Peeler (CEO)
Rick is the oldest Drupal developer in the troop, and he has worked with web projects, CMS platforms, and client satisfaction for more than a…
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Treena Bjarnason

THE Cheeky Monkey (CXO)

Treena Bjarnason

THE Cheeky Monkey (CXO)
If you have a position that requires extreme organization, unworldly people skills, intense multi-tasking ability, and the sanity (insanity?) to survive a high-pressure environment, who…
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Patrick Beckerton

MonkeyShiner (VP Marketing & Sales)

Patrick Beckerton

MonkeyShiner (VP Marketing & Sales)
On paper, Patty could very well be the most intellectually dangerous person in the office. With an overabundance of post-secondary education, he managed to secure…
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Rob Pinciuc

Lead Monkey Wrencher (Tech Lead)

Rob Pinciuc

Lead Monkey Wrencher (Tech Lead)
Just a city bloke, coming to us from the Big Ol’ Smoke, he took the midnight train goin’ anywhere. Joining our team all the way…
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Steve Platz

Lead Monkey Wrencher (Tech Lead)

Steve Platz

Lead Monkey Wrencher (Tech Lead)
Steve has a decade of Drupal development experience. He specializes in custom module development, theming, site architecture and construction, and leading large-scale projects
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Danielle Thornton

Lab Monkey (Producer)

Danielle Thornton

Lab Monkey (Producer)
Managing projects, assigning resources, and putting up with the banter in the office can make anybody feel a little bit like a test subject, but…
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Ashley Olsen

Lab Monkey (Producer)

Ashley Olsen

Lab Monkey (Producer)
Fresh off her recent stint on the underground re-reboot of Full House, Ashley Olsen joins the monkeys to bring star power to our UX design…
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Web Developer - Kaiden McFayden-Faint

Kaiden McFayden-Faint

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)

Kaiden McFayden-Faint

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)
Helping to bring down the average age in the office, Kaiden is a multi-disciplined fellow with skills in web dev, databases, machine learning, and app…
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Kevin Bolivar-Castro

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)

Kevin Bolivar-Castro

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)
An avid learner, Kevin is constantly improving his already impressive skills. With more than 5 years of experience with Drupal, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB…
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Maksym Shakhrai

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)

Maksym Shakhrai

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)
An experienced PHP developer with more than 9-years of experience with Drupal, Maksym is equally proficient in front and back-end development of sites and web…
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Darren Jarvis

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)

Darren Jarvis

Monkey Wrencher (Developer)
A developer with over ten years of experience, Darren has strengths in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and AJAX as well as CMS systems including Drupal, Joomla,…
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Security Assistant

Dobby

Security Coordinator

Dobby

Security Coordinator
Finally out of probation, our Security Coordinator made the most of his tutelage under our Chief Security Officer. Though not the imposing presence of his…
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Rohan

Guardian Angel

Rohan

Guardian Angel
Of all the monkeys in the office, Rohan’s bark is easily scarier than his bite. A whopping 92 lbs of canine love wrapped in a…
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