The team behind Chunky Squirrel


Tanja is the main squirrel. She’ll answer most of your messages and she’s the one that goes “squeee” when seeing a squirrel in real life.

Through her work as a wedding photographer in Vancouver’s highly competitive market, she first learned about the importance of good SEO practices. Thanks to implementing what she learned in various courses, 95% of her clients found her on Google.

She also successfully completed a digital marketing course from Alacrity in 2021.


Jelger is our technical squirrel, quietly stashing away all the nuts. He’s a quiet thinker and loves solving puzzles.

With over a decade of experience working with websites, including creating them when Wordpress was just launched, he has a deep understanding of how websites work.

He can also definitely take a look and fix issues in the back end.

Jelger + Tanja

We met many moons ago in Belgium, where Jelger was a lawyer and Tanja a physiotherapist. Our first long conversation when we started dating was about… (you guessed it) squirrels. Later on Tanja would hide a toy squirrel (named Ferdinand) in various spots of Jelger’s apartment as a running joke. After moving to Canada together, we started a successful wedding photography company.

Now many years later, we are working on living amongst actual squirrels on our remote forested property in the interior of BC.

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