Occupation: The Digital Storyteller
Jenn is the Managing Director at Indaba Digital. In 2012, she left her position as the Director of Social Media & Division Manager at a leading digital marketing firm to start her own agency. Her clients range from local restaurants and hotels to international consumer packaged goods firms.
What are your plans for 2015?
The project that I’m most excited about working on in 2015 is Athena Organic Farm. I’m working with a local team to purchase a profitable organic farm in Cawston, BC with plans to build an innovative fully off-grid eco-bed and breakfast. We’ll be launching a crowdfunding investment campaign in 2015, where anybody can buy shares in the farm and own equity.
What cause do you support the most?
I’m on the Marketing Advisory Board for FUCK Cancer – a global organization that is on a mission to save lives by spreading one simple message: 90% of all cancers are curable if caught in stage one! Know what the symptoms are and get yourself checked out ASAP.
What is your most interesting dating story?
I met a guy on POF once who had used another person’s pictures on his profile. When we met up, I called him out on it, he got up and ran away! Who does that?
What do you look for in a potential partner?
Someone with drive: who knows what he wants and goes out and gets it. He has passion for what he does and pushes me out of my comfort zone. The perfect partner is someone where we are stronger together than we are apart.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
The dating scene is very passive – one idea to encourage people to meet and talk to one another would be to hold singles hour. How great would it be if you could start your Friday night out with friends somewhere knowing that everyone is single!
What is your Deal Breaker?
A man that is negative and always whining or complaining about something – if you don’t like something in your life change it! Complaining doesn’t get you anywhere.
What is your Achilles Heel?
A guy who sends me a good morning text so that I know that he’s thinking about me before I’m even awake!
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
Dinner at Homer Street Café and the lounge at Parlour in Yaletown.
How do you feel about books that teach men to be “pick up artists”?
I definitely disagree with pick up artist books; they’re fake and disingenuous. For me, you don’t need these ‘tricks’. I look for a man with confidence. Someone who approaches me with a compliment specific to me or to help break the ice even further, include my girlfriends in the conversation as well!
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Feature Image by Nick Raniga, instagram: @nikhil_raniga