About Us

Hey there! We’re Quirk Social, Cochrane’s go-to team for producing the best local events around. Not only do we manage social media for local businesses, but we also run a pretty cool place called the Social Spot Marketplace.

We’re all about creating connections – whether that’s helping folks find fun events, giving a small business a hand in reaching their dream clients, providing a platform for local artisans to show off their amazing goods, or supporting non-profits to gather funds for their big projects.

Plus, we love shining a spotlight on local businesses both online and during our events. It’s all about boosting our community’s success, right?

And then there’s the Social Spot Marketplace . It’s a year-round local artisan market right in the heart of Historic Downtown Cochrane. It’s the perfect spot to find locally made and inspired goods.

Here at Quirk Social, we’re not just about supporting the community and small businesses – we’re an essential part of it. We’re all in this together!

We ♥ local!

Meet Our Team

Owner & CEO
Kailey Mitchell

I am a born and raised Cochranite now raising my two beautiful girls in my hometown. I drink wine, eat all the things and love to move my body to balance it all out. I have travelled to over fifteen countries & love to immerse myself in new cultures, try new food and speak the languages.

People are my jam. Over the past few years, I have had the immense pleasure of working alongside some wonderful Cochrane organizations through both social media and event management.

I have founded strong relationships within the community and am proud to witness our entrepreneurs & small business community support one another to thrive in our little town.

Cochrane, Alberta, is my home, and now more than ever, it is my passion. From friendly smiles to Rocky Mountain views, there is just something about this valley town that makes my heart proud.

Social Media & Marketing Assistant
Caitlin Vliet

Hi, I’m Caitlin!

I’m originally from B.C., but I’ve lived in Cochrane for about ten years now with my husband and my dog. I love sewing and other creative projects, training in Taekwondo, music, games, spending time outside, language and travel, hanging out with friends and family, and chillin’ out watching YouTube.

I first met Kailey and Tiana through the pop-up markets, attending as a vendor. I have a business called Bonobo Botanicals, and I make herbal teas and balms and offer hands-on workshops. I’ve always been interested in foraging, ecology, and health: plants, people, and how they interact… and starting my own business has gotten me more into the world of social media and marketing and everything that goes along with business as well.

I look forward to seeing you around the socials, at events and the Social Spot Marketplace!

Operations Manager/Events Assistant
Sharai Gutoski

Hi, I am Sharai! Being raised in Cochrane, I can’t think of calling any other place home! Currently, I spend my time selling real estate and volunteering in the community and now I’m so excited to be the latest edition to the Quirk Social team! In my downtime, I love having music nights with friends and family, discovering new music and building my record collection, with a glass of vino, of course! 🍷

Retail Salesperson (The Social Spot Marketplace)
Cassie Nakai

I am so excited to be a part of the Quirk Social team! I have a background in fine arts, admin and sales and love getting to know people. Travelling makes me smile. I’ve explored 13 countries – some multiple times and I’ve even lived in a few of them. These days, my happy places are exploring local trails with my dog or enjoying a meal with my kids at one of Cochrane’s great restaurants.

Retail Salesperson (The Social Spot Marketplace)
Jackie Marie
Hi, I’m Jackie! I’m the latest addition to the Quirk Social team.
I was born and raised in Cochrane.
My background is in the modelling and fashion photography industry.  I’m naturally an introverted person so in my downtime I love to go on nature walks with my dog, read or work on anything that inspires my creativity.
I first started working with The Social Spot when I was a vendor in the store, I really appreciate what Kailey and her team bring to the community and local businesses. I look forward to working with some amazing local talent!
Years of Experience
Events organized
Happy customers