Nick is the mastermind behind the Westbow Group of companies. He stepped into the CEO position, following in his dad’s footsteps, 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Work/ Life balance is very important to Nick, and by Life we mean his family, activities like quading, and practicing trying to hold his breath for over 3 minutes.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Jason has lived across Canada including in Ontario and Manitoba. As the father of 3 boys he runs a small hobby farm with blueberries, chickens, ducks, and sheep. As head of the accounting, Jason works to ensure Westbow finances run as efficiently as possible. But don’t let his seriousness about his job trick you, he’s the quickest person in the office to play a practical joke or share a sarcastic comment.
Corey leads our property management company, ProKey, as well as the operations and acquisitions side of Westbow Capital. He’s passionate about scaling businesses and he’s a caring leader of people. Always adventuring: when he’s not travelling for Westbow, he’s travelling for fun.
Brendan found his perfect career in design. When not drawing floorplans, Brendan can be found jumping in puddles with his kids or creating stunning pieces of art. Brendan’s passion for Westbow is contagious, which he shares with his team through singing loudly while working and being the loudest one hollering ‘go Westbow’ during our weekly Wins and Brags meeting.
Alana prepares technical drawings used to build our homes here at Westbow. She loves seeing our innovative designs come to life. Spending her free time mountain biking and hiking. She is a summit seeker always looking forward to the next adventure.
Alex is old fashioned and prefers phone calls to text messages. With over 15 years in construction, he is able to tell you how just about how every part of a project works. When he’s not working, Alex is spending time with his wife and two boys, potentially out camping in their trailer, as long as he keeps fixing the leaks it has.
Alida started in the accounting department at Westbow in July 1989 and loves both the rewarding and challenging parts of her job. With 4 children and 12 grandchildren, Alida loves to spend time with family, go hiking, play badminton, and keep busy gardening.
Brandon spends his work days doing accounting for a variety of the Westbow Group Companies, smirking at random office jokes, and secretly being the biggest sports fan in the office.
Christine is the glue that hold the marketing team together. She manages projects, creates strategy plans, and supports all the marketing team activities. Christine lives life with a philosophy of ‘why not’, which means she does a lot of random things including Fostering dogs, raising chickens, running support groups for children with Epilepsy, doing aerial arts, travelling the world, and doing excessive amounts of exercise and activities outdoors. Random fact? Christine was Miss Canada 2019 and Mrs Canada 2022.
When you ask anyone in the office who the most versatile coworker is, they will always say Esther! Working as a project manager admin, Esther will never say no to completing a task. When she’s not helping everyone with their work, you’ll find her with the biggest love of her life, her air plane.
Jessica is a member of the Design Team where she works as an Architectural Draftsperson designing many of our Westbow homes. She is a rhythmic soul who loves to dance, explore the mountains, adventure and promote socks and sandals.
With an eye for detail, Colleen works as an interior designer for westbow. Her biggest dream is to one day live in a treehouse by the ocean, and she designs her own home to make this as much as a reality as possible. She is passionate about turning Westbow’s houses into someone’s home.
As office superstar, Ryan oversees all the details or current and future developments, creates AWESOME smart sheets to help the team run efficiently, and ensures there is always beer in the office for friday after work drinks.
Sam may look like he’s 12 years old, but that’s because he was hired at Westbow at the age of 12 over 8 years ago and is somehow frozen in time. Never without a baseball hat, Sam is the project manager for several of Westbow’s developments, including Cedarbrook.
Tamina’s bubbly personality is a light at the Westbow office. She is usually up to her eyes in paper work yet somehow always gets everything done on time. If you’re lucky she might even make cheesecake for everyone or bring in her puppy for office cuddles, Hazel.
Tariku is a junior draftsman who helps design the quality homes Westbow is proud to build. Tariku’s favorite part of Westbow is how much value they put into their employees by creating an engaging work environment with the various professionals that work together. He enjoys music, art, reading and aspires to create his own music in Hip Hop.
Warwick thinks he’s really funny. His team members might say otherwise. Warwick is a visual storyteller with with a passion for rendering, illustration, and design. If he’s not working or spending time with his family, you’ll most likely find Warwick playing baseball. Or talking about baseball. Or being an extra in a movie about baseball.
There are four main things that make Caleb happy; a well thought out spreadsheet, when the numbers all match up from invoices, fancy cocktail parties with friends, and spending time with his beautiful wife. Making data driven decisions is what Caleb does best, that and wearing amazing sweaters all year round.
While he hasn’t been working at Westbow very long, Matt fits into Westbow’s Accounting team perfectly. His love for spreadsheets and numbers makes him a great fit as an Analyst. Don’t let his analytical mind trick you though- he’s an outdoor adventure junkie! You’ll find him climbing mountains and bouldering, hiking, and riding his bike around the community.
Mike was born to do three things- play guitar, spend hours playing golf, and coordinate all the operations details for projects at Westbow. You’ll always be able to find him working through a challenging Smartsheet problem or living out each one of Westbow’s Core Values.
Jonny moved to Canada from England in 2017. You’ll often find him soaking in every element of the nature in BC by hiking and camping with his partner and dog.
As Accounts Payable Clerk, Amanda is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. As a mom to four boys, her coworkers think she must be a superhero. Outside of work, you’ll often find her at the gym or splitting a bottle of wine with friends.
Jason is our Development Manager. With years of experience in real estate sales, marketing, construction, and development – he is Westbow’s swiss army knife. As a certified project manger, Jason keeps everyone informed while planning some of our biggest projects. He is an active reader who enjoys business, politics, philosophy, and the sciences. When Jason’s not at work, he can be found with family and friends down at the Vedder River postulating over some obscure idea.
*Currently on maternity leave*
Kaylana is apart of our Design team where she works alongside Colleen in making our houses, homes. She just moved here from Toronto, ON, so she’s a city gal! She studied both fashion and design in school and has an eye for creating a beautiful space and outfit! Fun fact: Her favorite foods are olives and poutine.
Sierra works with our marketing team assisting in social media campaigns, content and websites. She’s passionate about marketing and the business world and is eager to learn more. Outside of work you’ll find her diving into a fashion magazine or shooting photos. Fun fact: Sierra loves animals, especially cows and horses.
Treyden works with our drafting + design team in creating and designing our homes! He plays all types of sports… and we mean all, from hockey to volleyball. He’s also a lover of dogs and soon to be a house flipper! HGTV hit this guy up!
Sandy pays us. We love our Sandy. When not at work she’s cracking open a bottle of wine and a good book, hiking or spending time with her 3 beautiful grandchildren!
Nicole De Vries
Nicole is our Jr Accountant, so she’s great with numbers. Impressive. When she’s not at work she’s playing spike ball and going on adventures with her partner! Fun fact: Her favorite season is summer!
Benton turns our dreams into reality. From creating all our social graphics to prestigious presentations. When not working on incredible digital work he’s most likely off somewhere building an igloo. Some would refer to him as a “Mountain goat”. Fascinated with mountains you can show him a rock and he can tell you which it came from. Graphic design fact: His high school crush was Helvetica. Unfortunately he is no longer aloud to carry bear spray on these adventures… but you should probably ask him why.
Kathryn is our people + culture manager. Meaning she organizes all our interviews, job postings, and helps us build our amazing team. She’s like the human embodiment of the fanny pack. She’s cool in her own way and carries all the essentials. When not working, she’s on the beach with her dog Emmet and munching a bag of ketchup chips. Kathryn lives in Langley but tells everyone Chilliwack is much better.
Tyus De Vries
Tyus is our office manager/ Nick (our CEOs) assistant. He loves basketball and his favorite food is pizza. He has an impressive business degree in economics from Thompson Rivers and also had the opportunity to play basketball while there! From picking up food trucks to administrative tasks Tyus does it all and is a major asset to our team!
Farjot grew up in Edmonton but secretly wishes he lived in his favourite city, Calgary. He is a finance prodigy and has been working in accounting for 3 years. He is very shy and soft spoken. However, if you get him talking about his favourite team, the Calgary Flames, he will engage in a passionate conversation. Farjot loves taking his sweet time hiking up mountains or hills with his pet lizard Larry and spider Boris. Farjot’s favourite flower is the pink hydrangea. Also, he likes numbers.
Matt isn’t your traditional IT guy. His vision is structure and growth through technology. He even presented a 30min presentation about it for our leadership team on his first day. And killed it. Way to go Matt!! He’s a big outdoor guy from side by siding in Harrison to hiking with family and friends. Matt is an asset to our team and we love having him here!
Justin has travelled far and wide as an espresso machine mechanic for yours truly, Starbucks. He’s a movie fanatic and always has been (explains a lot about his job title). He’s currently in school for film and videography but has been creating stunning video content for over a decade. He has 2 beautiful daughters and the coolest tattoos ever. Justin is a vegan and eats no less then 3 bananas a day which adds up to be over 1000 bananas a year!
Mishele is a member of the Design Team where she works as an Architectural Draftsperson, helping designs come to life. She’s an enthusiast about experiencing new things and sharing time with family and friends. She enjoys writing, art, food and travelling.
Julio was born and raised in the south coast, but later moved to the city to pursue his dream of becoming an architect. He’s now part of Westbow’s Design Team, where he works as an architectural draftperson preparing blueprints for our beautiful homes. Fun fact: he loves open spaces and wandering around in nature!
Fernando is outgoing, friendly, and passionate about business and marketing. His hobbies are mixed and range from sports (like soccer, baseball, and ping pong), to playing country songs on his guitar! He also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.
Monica is passionate about everything related to design and thinks it can be found all around us! When she’s not busy designing and creating content, Monica spends her time teaching stand-up comedy, organizing comedy events with her collective, or playing with her cat, Maggie.
Mauricio is part of our analytical team in Westbow South. He is passionate about innovating and finding better ways of doing things. When not working, he’s either on top of a volcano, mountain biking, scuba diving or looking for other outdoor adventures. Mauricio recently discovered his artistic talents: he started creating acrylic paintings and plays ukulele when no one is watching.
Bernard is an international citizen having lived in 5 different countries! He also has over 20 years worth of troubleshooting and IT experience. Proud father of one, Bernard enjoys playing guitar and tinkering with technology in his spare time.
Carolina is part of the Marketing team, enjoys challenges and loves to learn new things. She likes to be active, and running is one of her favorite activities because it allows her to clear her mind while taking care of her body. Her favorite flowers are probably hydrangeas because she loves saying that word.
Paola loves nature and outdoor activities and enjoys spending time with her family. She’s an amateur runner, dessert lover, and passionate about the little details that make a big difference. Pao’s favorite quote is “If you can dream it, you can make it”, by Walt Disney.
Erick is an enthusiast in the business analytics world with over 15 years of experience, always eager to contribute to a team success through the development of new tools. Proud father of 1 kid that loves to spend his spare time with!
Andrea values connecting with people, learning about different cultures, and studying languages. She also loves travelling and getting out of her comfort zone. She is not the most athletic person, but she’ll hike and sandboard on a volcano to test her boundaries even if it means getting sun-struck and fainting. Fun fact: Andrea loves stationery and likes to collect everything from pens to notepads to page flags!
Andrés is part of the Design team and works doing renderings and architectural visualizations. On his spare time, he loves mountain biking and preparing cocktails, doing both separately of course.
Ligia works within the Account Payables team. She likes being a part of the Westbow South team because it feels like a new and fun family! When not at work, Ligia enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two amazing kids. She’s enthusiastic about outdoor activities, and loves trail running because she can have contact with nature and recharge with good energy. Fun fact: Ligia also enjoys reading accompanied by a good glass of wine after a long and busy day!
Rodrigo is part of the Finance and Accounting team and works as an Investment Fund Accountant. He has a knack for clear and organized spreadsheets and for finding new and better ways to maximize revenue. Outside of work, he enjoys tending to his garden and learning more about plants.
Jose is part of the design team and takes care of bringing the designs into the BIM world. He likes to keep active and is always looking for productive hobbies to spend time in. Among those hobbies are painting, gardening, and learning new languages (now, German) and he also wants to get into carpentry soon. His guilty pleasures are playing video games and watching the same movies again and again.
Gladis is passionate about travelling around and helping others to boost their potential. She has been involved in many volunteer organizations both national and international since she was 14. Her favourite hobby is doing puzzles and spending time with her family and dogs. She is enthusiastic about learning new things and cultures. Fun facts: she enjoys watching horror and thriller movies.
Mishell is outgoing and loves working with numbers. She enjoys cracking jokes and making people laugh. She also loves kpop because it feels like brain sugar. In her spare time, Mishell likes to read about history and poetry!