Our Team

Our success depends on the strength of our team.

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Monique Cherrie - Founder

After nearly 20 years working with customers in both B2C and B2B relationships to achieve success in sales and growth, Monique decided make a change and launch her own business. After a trip abroad with her family she became intrigued with the notion of pop up shops and the way they enable any size business to instantly achieve exposure, experiment with new branding, or just engage directly with their existing customers. With creating memorable experiences that leave a lasting impression as her motivation, Monique decided she wanted to help this model grow in Vancouver. Since the beginning of 2015 she has been the driving force behind Makeshift Spaces. With her experience in event management she has hosted art galleries, pop up shops and markets, as well as hosting events for international tourism, motivational speakers, and fashion designers.


Yvan Boily - Technical Advisor

With more than 15 years of IT experience ranging from small business to web-scale technologies, Yvan can provide technical guidance and help you understand what you might need to host a successful event. Yvan can help you understand how to work with the infrastructure we have in place, and provide guidance on resources and services to provide an online supplement to your physical popup shop.