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& Nimble.

Twirling Umbrellas is an agile team of energized creative specialists. As an independent agency, we deliver WordPress-powered digital experiences where inspiration and impact collide. And we do it all in a friendly, drama-free environment.

We believe in making online success enjoyable. Dare we even say, fun. We’re all about high energy, positivity, and comradery. These qualities are obvious throughout the digital products we create for our clients.

Get to know our leadership team.


Founder & CEO

Chris Stephens

Chris is an entrepreneur, marketer, teacher, explorer, humanist and father. As the company’s founder and CEO, he is involved in every stage of our process. With over 20 years of leadership experience, he’s passionate about enabling people to do amazing things online.

I love business and technology, and I find the challenge of solving marketing problems for clients to be fun and exciting. Plus, there’s a lot of satisfaction in watching clients grow.


Creative Director

Ryan McGrew

Ryan is an award-winning creative strategist and copywriter with over 15 years of experience. He has written clever content for clients around the world. Ryan inspires original thought and helps brands clearly articulate their point of view. He ensures our creative work is on point and solves business challenges.

Every new project is a new puzzle to solve. I enjoy helping companies find the right words while arming them with ideas to separate them from the pack.


Art Director

Nicole Redmond

Nicole brings the beauty of design into the digital world. From prototype to launch, she guides the artistic direction by ensuring visual balance, user empathy and brand cohesion. Nicole is a dynamic thinker who is well-versed in best UX/UI practices, having studied various forms of design and digital media in BC and Holland.

I design because it is simply a part of who I am. I consider myself to be a multiplayer designer which is a term I coined – it means I create digital media, websites, and brands with a focus on UI/UX.


Marketing Director

Carla Bardwell

Carla specializes in SEO, SEM, and all the other important letters of the alphabet that relate to digital marketing. She loves diving into website analytics, crafting content, and backing actions with data and a smile. Smiles are essential for successful internet marketing.

For me, it’s always been science AND art – there is no dividing line. Data doesn’t have to negate creativity, it gives it direction. When well-researched, captivating content and science come together.


Technical Director

Tyler Reynolds

Tyler is a talented software engineer and graphic designer duo. He produces exceptional web and mobile applications and beautiful, responsive websites for large-scale clients. Overseeing our application development, Tyler loves digging into a business’s needs, coming up with effective solutions, and putting them into place.

I see my job as Lego for adults. Every day is putting different pieces of knowledge, tools, ideas and skills together to create something awesome for a client. And, who doesn’t like Lego?

We specialize in these two things:

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Digital Experiences

We build beautiful, enterprise-level WordPress websites and progressive web apps designed for your users. Always mobile-forward and search engine-ready to advance your brand online.

We empower marketing teams with best-in-class digital support. Keep your WordPress ecosystem secure, updated and easily found with the data to back up decisions big and small.

Good community vibes.

As friendly humans, we seek to partner with organizations that are making a major difference in the world. We also actively give back to causes in our community because change starts close to home.

Some local causes we proudly support:

  • SickKids Foundation
  • Creative Okanagan
  • Elevation Outdoors
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Project Literacy
  • Cops for Kids
  • United Way of the Southern Interior
  • Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Central Okanagan Food Bank