We believe in making life simpler. We believe in giving people what they need while surrounding them in a supportive culture. We believe in creating solutions that make your digital life easier and more efficient.
Barberstock was built for you.
Created over 8 years ago when our sister company, Barbershop Films, was working with Tourism Vancouver. The DMO needed a place to house and distribute all of their photos and videos and we were determined to develop and provide that solution for them. The goal was clear – create a simple and intuitive solution for organizations to manage, organize, and distribute their digital assets. The Barberstock solution was built.
Now, with a roster of over 90 clients, we are proud to say that Barberstock has become the fastest growing Digital Asset Management platform devoted to destination marketers and the tourism industry. We achieved our initial goal and won’t stop there. We will to continue to create solutions to bring value to our current clients and future clients as well. Let us show you how.
Reid Sparling Director of Business Development
Deanna Girardi Director of Operations
David Chan Senior Application Engineer
Su Yon Sohn Software Developer
Craig Ellenwood Production & Systems Coordinator
Jeffrey Yan Software Developer
Susan O'Keefe Accountant/AR/AP
Anthony Bocquentin President & Co-founder
Along with a wealth of business experience, Reid brings his roll-up your sleeves, can-do attitude to Barberstock. As a University of Victoria graduate, he finds inspiration in the people he is surrounded by who are doing great things - not good things, GREAT things (let’s be clear). Reid is definitely someone you want to be friends with, not only does he brew his own spirits, but he has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo.
As a graduate of BCIT, Deanna got her start in the hospitality industry which led her to work in Thailand as well as Walt Disney World in Florida (no, she wasn't one of the princesses... and don't ask her that either!). She now oversees the Barberstock accounts and operations by day and is a fitness fanatic by night. Outside of the office, you'll find her running the seawall of beautiful Vancouver, BC or trying out the latest and greatest fitness classes. Deanna brings her organization, creativity, and project management talents to Barberstock. She strives to make the entire Barberstock process as simple as possible for our clients from onboarding to ongoing client care.
David is the brains behind the development and maintenance of Barberstock's site and systems. He's been involved with numerous tech start-ups since 2005 and is proud of his contribution to their growth and success. David's fascination with technology started at an early age when he would take frequent trips to the library to borrow the Microsoft Encarta CD. This led into the era of cyberspace when he got a 33.6k dialup and fell in love with the Internet. Now first in line for all of the latest gadgets, when he's not coding, you can find David cruising the streets in his 1969 Camaro SS.
With a background in IT, digital media and filmmaking along with her love for travel, Su Yon brings the quintessential combination of experience and passion to the Barberstock team. From coding new features to improving existing ones, our clients can thank her for many of the system enhancements and developments. Don’t let her quiet and thoughtful demeanor fool you though; Su Yon has an unexpected wild side. At one point in her life, she dreamed of becoming a Buddhist nun, rock star and wine connoisseur… all at the same time! Well, we hope she can settle for Barberstock Software Developer Extraordinaire.
As the go-to guy for keeping all our client’s files in check, Craig definitely knows his digital asset management. His passion for photography became his career; working for various stock photo companies and even owning his own photography studio. Now, Craig is working with photos and videos from destinations around the world. He spent 10 years living in Hawaii, where he developed his love for hiking and paddle boarding, and took up lapidary arts (which is precious & semi-precious gemstone cutting - we didn’t know what it was either!). Craig is a genuine storyteller and often shares his adventures around the office – like the time he learned how to ride a motorcycle in the jungles of India while dodging water buffalo and cobras…try to top that!
He may be described as an 'extremely quiet dude', but Jeff can write code like nobody's business. Responsible for implementing application changes and troubleshooting system problems, he is one of the behind the scenes masterminds of the Barberstock team. With a passion for skiing and snowboarding, Jeff once survived double black diamond ski run by ploughing down the mountain...rough. He finds inspiration in inventions that changes lives and hopes to someday engineer cars that will fly to the moon.
A whiz with numbers, Susan keeps all of Barberstock's finances in check. She's not all facts and figures though, outside of work she exercises her passion for fitness by playing squash and going to spin classes. She loves dragon boating, and she's good at it too - winning gold and silver medals in major races. Susan is inspired by her daughters and travels with them around the world attending Irish dance competitions
Moving to Canada when he was only 18, Anthony is a bonafide entrepreneur. As the co-owner of Barbershop Films, he recognized the need for Barberstock through their tourism clients and set out to achieve his vision of creating a simple and powerful platform. Anthony has a passion for building and creating, he loves seeing his ideas come to life whether it's a woodworking project or business plan. Despite his fast-paced, entrepreneurial spirit, he is a family man at heart, and spends most of his time outside of work with his wife and daughter, and hosting family and friends. He's a businessman, father, husband, entrepreneur, builder and entertainer all in one.