Hey friend, it's good to see you.

We all need help every once in a while. There are incredible points of growth and change in our lives, and sometimes it requires an extra set of hands and perspective when we go through them. I understand what it's like to start from scratch, start over, follow your passions even when it's scary and go into the unknown. Good thing that running your project is extremely exciting and you're only going further to where you want to go. Whether you're looking to start your business, rebranding or needing some help with focusing on what you want to put out into the world. I would be honored to help. Let's get coffee.

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Who am I?

I'm Stirling. I live in Toronto with my amazing wife, Elise. I'm a freelance copywriter and social media manager. I'm a songwriter and play music with my band, Alameda. I started Sparkflame because I wanted to help visionaries get their amazing work into the world.

I come with professional experience in social media strategy, journalism and hands-on experience in both the creative agency and startup world.

I've had the honor of working with the likes of Marmoset, Gregory Alan Isakov, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Magazine, 1859 Magazine, the Oregonian and others.


Some friends I've worked with...

Stirling was hired as a social media consultant for EarthWalk Vermont, a non-profit nature education school in Plainfield, VT. We brought him in to improve EarthWalk’s presence on social media and our communication through these unique media outlets. Stirling was able to provide analytics for our current social media efforts, where he identified our strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, he provided us with a thorough understanding, set goals and a plan of how to improve. We were in constant contact and updates with our goals throughout our contract. In only a month, we significantly improved our presence on social media through Facebook and other outlets. Our online community’s engagement and awareness of EarthWalk improved significantly thanks to Stirling’s consulting. We highly recommend working with Stirling.
— Krystalynn Steckler, Event Coordinator, EarthWalk Vermont
I had Sparkflame do an audit of my boutique’s online presence. I have to admit i am a reluctant participant in social media but of course it is a key element to any successful business. Sparkflame was able to break down what was important for me to focus on and step by step broke down how to implement very simple and effective strategies. Also the experience and service was an absolute pleasure. I can’t say enough about how valuable and effective Sparkflame’s guidance has been for my business’ online strategy. I highly recommend their services.
— Joe De Paiva, Owner, Trixie Boutique
Every now and then I accumulate a backlog of interviews I don’t have time to transcribe myself. At those times, Stirling is always the person I call: he’s reliable, efficient and asks the right questions. I frequently cover arts and music culture, and Stirling is a great writer, musician and creative who speaks the same language and can deliver a clean transcript in no time. When I have overflow work, I always call Stirling, and I’m always glad I did.
— Gwendolyn Elliott, Digital Editor, Seattle Magazine
Working with Stirling was a pleasure. Sure, it’s easy to create a facebook page or twitter account. What’s much more difficult is developing a deep and authentic social media voice. Stirling can deliver exactly that. And, not only did he help shape the voice and look of our social media, he also built the backend tools to keep us organized and focused after handoff. I’d recommend Stirling to anyone who is serious about building a relevant and authentic social media voice.
— Jon Haas, Founder, Bookkeepery