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  • Paul Fournier<br>Practice Leader
    Paul Fournier
    Practice Leader
  • Paul Fournier<br>Practice Leader
    Paul Fournier
    Practice Leader

    Paul is a founding Practice Leader of Johnsen Archer LLP, having joined a year after the firm's inception. He came to the firm from Thorne Riddell where he was a Senior Manager specializing in audits and accounting. In addition to his C.A. designation, Paul holds a Bachelor of Science from the Neufchatel Junior College in Switzerland and the University of British Columbia, and a Licentiate in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.


    Paul keeps a sharp eye on our clients' satisfaction and success as the Practice Leader who oversees administration and quality control. The fact that Paul can be found today servicing many of the firm's original clients is a tribute to his high standards and ability to satisfy clients' needs. Much of his work is done with industries such as construction, manufacturing, high technology, and distribution.


    His specializations include research and development, audits of private companies and not-for-profit organizations, and litigation support. Paul describes Johnsen Archer LLP as "a progressive firm of original thinkers providing clients with excellent service, especially in many areas not covered by traditional accounting firms." He is proud of his part in the firm's creative approach and its "synergy of personnel." In Paul's words, "we're always looking to improve our clients' net worth and be forward-thinking."


    When he is not in the office, Paul volunteers in the community, regularly hikes up Grouse Mountain and continues to perfect his bridge game.


    Contact Paul: pfournier@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3387

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  • Russ Wilson<br>Practice Leader
    Russ Wilson
    Practice Leader
  • Russ Wilson<br>Practice Leader
    Russ Wilson
    Practice Leader

    Russ, who became a Practice Leader in the firm in 1995, joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 1990 after completing his Bachelor of Science with first class honours from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. While working at the firm, he obtained his C.A. designation with a place on the president's Honour Roll as one of the top ten candidates on the Uniform Final Exam. Russ brings a wealth of talents, combining a very sharp, analytical and creative mind with an infectious determination and an unfailing positive attitude. In addition to managing the office, his professional expertise is put to work for owner-managed businesses primarily in the construction, manufacturing, and distribution industries, and for family-run businesses.


    Russ describes Johnsen Archer LLP as a firm that "applies creative solutions to business problems with a focus on today's number one impediment to business: income tax. At Johnsen Archer LLP, you are dealing with a team, not just an individual accountant." As part of that team, Russ has hired "an unbeatable group of accountants who provide a level of service and expertise few even expect of their Chartered Accountants." The same forward thinking and determination Russ has brought to Johnsen Archer LLP, he brings to his clients, defining professional success as "wanting to come to work every day because I am working with happy and successful colleagues and clients."


    When he is not in the office, Russ loves to spend his time with his wife Linda and son, Bryce, enjoying the west coast lifestyle that first attracted him to Canada. He plays squash and soccer, and is possibly the firm's worst golfer.


    Contact Russ: rwilson@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3395

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  • Robert Matty<br>Practice Leader
    Robert Matty
    Practice Leader
  • Robert Matty<br>Practice Leader
    Robert Matty
    Practice Leader
    Rob is the Practice Leader overseeing personnel for the firm, as well as having overall responsibility for quality control and standards for our firm's accounting and audit practices.


    Rob has over a decade of public practice experience from two of the largest accounting firms in the country. In that time he worked primarily with private companies and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes from the smallest of business with less than 5 employees to large national companies with hundreds of employees. Rob also volunteers with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Along the way he has developed specialties in the financial services, manufacturing and distribution, and real estate sectors.


    Rob joined Johnsen Archer because of the opportunity to work in the community where he lives and to use a practical approach with his clients. He describes JA as a knowledgeable, dynamic, and creative firm with a client-focused team environment in which employees thrive..


    When not in the office, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and he is an avid golfer and skier.


    Contact Robert: rmatty@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3398

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  • Kevin Kilgour<br>Practice Leader
    Kevin Kilgour
    Practice Leader
  • Kevin Kilgour<br>Practice Leader
    Kevin Kilgour
    Practice Leader

    Kevin is our Practice Leader overseeing the Tax Group at Johnsen Archer. He has years of public practice experience working with private companies and their shareholders finding the right solutions for their specific needs. Over the years, his clients have represented the entire private company spectrum, from smaller owner-managed enterprises to some of the largest private companies in Canada. He is a regular presenter at professional development seminars, including the Annual Tax Update for the Surrey/Langley/North Delta Chapter of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC.


    Kevin takes pride in bringing new ideas to clients and helping them effectively manage their tax obligations in a practical manner. He also adapts his communication style to assist clients in understanding the ever-changing landscape of the Canadian tax system.


    Kevin is closely tied to the community of Surrey in which he lives, including a volunteer role as a Director and Treasurer of OPTIONS Community Services Society. When not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching hockey, and playing golf.


    Contact Kevin: kkilgour@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3406

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  • Carrie Stocco<br>Practice Leader
    Carrie Stocco
    Practice Leader
  • Carrie Stocco<br>Practice Leader
    Carrie Stocco
    Practice Leader

    Carrie joined the practice in early 2012 and became a Practice Leader later that same year after 16 years in a “BIG 4” firm where she practiced in the private company services group. Carrie achieved her CPA, CA designation in 2000 earning a place on the BC Honour Roll. In addition to her designation, Carrie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management from BCIT.


    Carrie’s practice is focused on private companies in particular with owner-managed businesses. Carrie understands that business owners are looking for creative solutions to tax planning. Carrie has expertise in assurance, accounting and taxation services. Carrie has worked with clients in many areas including real estate, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and investment holding companies.


    When Carrie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Carrie is an active volunteer in the community and in her church. Carrie holds positions of Treasurer for both the Newton Canadian Baseball Association and the Fraser Value Estate Planning council and is the Chair of the board of Our Saviour Child Care Centre.


    Contact Carrie:cstocco@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3410

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  • Leroy Von Spronsen<br>Practice Leader
    Leroy Von Spronsen
    Practice Leader
  • Leroy Von Spronsen<br>Practice Leader
    Leroy Von Spronsen
    Practice Leader

    Since obtaining his designation in 2001, Leroy has specialized in offering accounting, assurance, taxation and business advisory services to privately held, owner managed enterprises. Leroy has enjoyed meeting the needs of a broad base of clients, including those in the agricultural, construction and real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and professional service sectors.


    Leroy, a father of four, is actively involved with his family, his church, and with playing and coaching both soccer and hockey. He has served on various boards and committees and appreciates the opportunity to give back to the communities in which he works and plays.


    Contact Leroy: lvanspronsen@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3396

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  • Mark Sherrit<br>Practice Leader
    Mark Sherrit
    Practice Leader
  • Mark Sherrit<br>Practice Leader
    Mark Sherrit
    Practice Leader

    Mark is a Practice Leader in the Tax Group at Johnsen Archer. He has years of public practice experience working with private companies and their shareholders finding the right solutions for their specific needs. Mark has significant experience working with clients on tax reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, and tax compliance.


    Mark has completed all three levels of the CICA in-depth tax course, and the more advanced CICA tax courses for tax reorganizations and advanced tax issues for the owner managed business. He has also been a CICA presenter for owner-manager tax issues.


    In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, coaching and playing baseball in the summer, and skiing in the winter months.


    Contact Mark: msherritt@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3394

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  • Mimi Lee<br>Senior Manager
    Mimi Lee
    Senior Manager
  • Mimi Lee<br>Senior Manager
    Mimi Lee
    Senior Manager

    Mimi joined Johnsen Archer in 1988, a year after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She obtained a C.A. designation in 1992 and is now a very valuable Senior Manager, specializing in assurance engagements.


    Mimi puts tremendous energy and many years of experience to work in a number of ways at the firm, primarily performing accounting and auditing services for owner-managed corporations as well as preparing Scientific Research and Experimental Development claims. Her work with clients is varied, including such industries as construction, manufacturing, high technology, and distribution. Mimi is also responsible for professional development through training within the firm, combining rigorous standards with compassion and patience.


    Mimi describes Johnsen Archer as a "real team. Our people are bright and energetic. We constantly learn from each other, creating an invaluable resource pool that is of great benefit to our clients." As part of this team, Mimi stays current and creative through technical reading and daily client contact. "In public practice, nothing is routine. You are always adapting to change and striving for excellence. It is vital to meet or exceed the client's expectations within the determined time frames."


    When Mimi is not hard at work at the office, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing tennis, biking and travelling.


    Contact Mimi: mlee@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3388

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  • Val Huculak<br>Senior Manager
    Val Huculak
    Senior Manager
  • Val Huculak<br>Senior Manager
    Val Huculak
    Senior Manager

    Val joined Johnsen Archer in 1989. Since that time, he successfully attained his professional designation (C.G.A.) and has become an integral part of the JA team. Val also holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Alberta.


    As Audit Manager, Val puts his years of experience to work primarily with manager-owned businesses in such industries as construction and manufacturing--performing reviews and audits with a keen eye for detail. He also reviews our staff accountants' work and practices in the area of corporate taxation.


    Val describes Johnsen Archer as "a very progressive and service-oriented public accounting firm, willing to do what it takes to meet the clients' needs. We offer clients continuity so they have one face they can feel comfortable with, one person working with them." Val's clients appreciate his focused, no-nonsense approach and his ability to listen to their needs.


    Like all members of the Johnsen Archer team, Val is committed to lifelong learning. When not at work, he spends his time studying - new software, new trends in the profession, new ways to help his clients meet their goals.


    Contact Val: vhuculak@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3389

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  • Rana Sangha<br>Senior Manager
    Rana Sangha
    Senior Manager
  • Rana Sangha<br>Senior Manager
    Rana Sangha
    Senior Manager

    Rana started with Johnsen Archer in 1995, became a Manager in 2000 and Senior Manager in 2004. In her many years with JA, Rana has been responsible for a variety of jobs such as coordinating the preparation of personal tax returns, managing the annual preparation of corporate financial statements and tax returns, and coordinating the preparation of T3, T4 and T5 corporate and trust filing with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Her diligent work and dedication to the firm makes Rana an excellent supervisor to the firm's articling students.


    Rana describes Johnsen Archer as, "challenging, informative and a great opportunity for learning. We deal with complex issues and the work is very diverse and interesting. The Johnsen Archer team consists of hard working, intelligent individuals specializing in the various information functions such as accounting, taxation, and auditing, giving us the ability to provide our clients with a broad resource pool within the firm."


    She emphasizes, "our clients are our number one priority and all our decisions focus on what best serves their needs. We are able to communicate on a personal level and still maintain the level of professionalism required to meet those needs."


    Being a working mother with an active home life, when she is not hard at work at the Johnsen Archer office, Rana keeps very busy enjoying the time with her family.


    Contact Rana: rsangha@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3399

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  • Connie Hutchison<br>Senior Manager
    Connie Hutchison
    Senior Manager
  • Connie Hutchison<br>Senior Manager
    Connie Hutchison
    Senior Manager

    Connie joined Johnsen Archer in 2004 after moving to British Columbia from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Connie has more than a decade of professional experience and is a dedicated accountant with an excellent record of achievement in her former positions.


    Connie brings her outstanding organizational skills and strategic thinking to the firm and is a strong and important contributor to the firm. Connie manages clients' accounts, works with the other Managers to maintain quality control in the office, and oversees students and other professional staff. Connie explains, "I am very fortunate to have joined the Johnsen Archer team. The people are very knowledgeable and talented and the clients are from diverse industries - this provides me with a great opportunity to both use my strengths and to further develop my skills."


    Connie's weekends are kept very busy with her two children and all their activities. She also enjoys running, curling and spending time at her family cottage at the lake in Manitoba.


    Contact Connie: chutchison@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3405

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  • Darcie Kajan<br>Senior Manager
    Darcie Kajan
    Senior Manager
  • Darcie Kajan<br>Senior Manager
    Darcie Kajan
    Senior Manager

    Darcie Kajan is on the Senior Manager team at Johnsen Archer. Darcie received her Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the B.C. Institute of Technology as an honor roll student and as well, received the Dean’s Award, the Bachelor of Technology Achievement Award, and the CA Education Foundation Award.


    She began her career in public practice in 2001 and has worked at two of Canada’s largest accounting firms prior to joining Johnsen Archer. In the last several years, Darcie has specialized in privately held companies, particularly owner-managed enterprises, providing accounting, assurance, taxation and business advisory services. She has experience in many areas including construction, manufacturing and agriculture.


    Darcie spends her free time golfing, hiking, snowshoeing, playing volleyball and travelling.


    Contact Darcie: dkajan@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3391

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  • Sarah Kikkert<br>Senior Manager
    Sarah Kikkert
    Senior Manager
  • Sarah Kikkert<br>Senior Manager
    Sarah Kikkert
    Senior Manager

    Sarah joined Johnsen Archer as a Senior Manager from a Big "4" accounting firm where she worked for over 8 years with private companies and owner-managed businesses. Sarah has a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Mathematics. She obtained her CA in 2007 after several years studying by distance education while raising a young family.


    Sarah has worked exclusively with private companies throughout her career and has significant experience with companies in and serving the construction industry, as well as manufacturing, real estate, and not-for-profit organizations. Sarah brings a proficient technical knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, as well as experience with IFRS and US GAAP.


    When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and golfing.


    Contact Sarah:skikkert@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3397

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  • Kate Norris<br>Senior Manager
    Kate Norris
    Senior Manager
  • Kate Norris<br>Senior Manager
    Kate Norris
    Senior Manager

    Kate Norris started her career with an accounting firm in Victoria which specialized in cross-border personal tax. After completing her business degree, Kate moved to Vancouver to pursue her career and CA designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into her current role at Johnsen Archer in 2013. Kate completed her Masters of Professional Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011.


    Kate has worked with private and public companies in a number of industries including forestry, construction, manufacturing and retail. Kate's decision to move to Johnsen Archer was spurred by her desire to specialize in private company assurance and tax.


    Contact Kate: knorris@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3386

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  • Tara Hauck<br>Tax Manager
    Tara Hauck
    Tax Manager
  • Tara Hauck<br>Tax Manager
    Tara Hauck
    Tax Manager

    Tara is a member of the tax department at Johnsen Archer LLP. Tara received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2006 and her CA designation in 2008. Tara started her career at another local mid-sized firm where she gained a variety of advisory experience in both public and private companies before specializing in tax.


    Tara has completed all levels of the In-Depth Tax Course. Most recently Tara has added indirect tax advisory services to her list of specialties, including the In-Depth GST/HST course as well as specialized indirect tax courses in real estate and non-profits. Another of Tara’s specialties is resolving issues with the Canada Revenue Agency.


    Tara takes pride on delivering quality client service and being a trusted resource for her clients.


    When not working, Tara enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to different parts of the world, and experimenting in the kitchen.


    Contact Tara: thauck@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3403

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  • Matthew Rai<br>Tax Manager
    Matthew Rai
    Tax Manager
  • Matthew Rai<br>Tax Manager
    Matthew Rai
    Tax Manager

    Matthew Rai joined the tax department at Johnsen Archer LLP in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Simon Fraser University in 2012. Matthew obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2015.


    Matthew articled with a Big “4” accounting firm and previously worked with a national firm. He gained a variety of experience with both private and public companies while providing taxation, assurance, and accounting services. He has completed Level 1 of the In-Depth Tax Course and is set to commence Level 2 in late-2016.


    Matthew volunteers with the Surrey Board of Trade’s Development and Land Use Committee. When he is not in the office, he enjoys exercising, golfing, skiing, and playing tennis. He can also be found travelling the world and exploring Beautiful British Columbia.


    Contact Matthew: mrai@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.501.2981

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  • Vivian Ko<br>Manager
    Vivian Ko
    Manager
  • Vivian Ko<br>Manager
    Vivian Ko
    Manager

    Vivian began her public practice career in 2003 as an articling student at Johnsen Archer LLP and is currently a member of the management team. Her loyalty extends beyond the firm to the communities and clients she serves. Her keen eye for detail and tenacious drive for excellence has helped serve her clients well in a broad range of industries of owner-managed corporations, including manufacturing, real estate, and retail. Her professional experience reflects that same depth of diversity providing accounting, assurance, taxation, and business advisory services.


    Committed to serving her community, Vivian has served on the board New Joy Church and worked as a case examination reviewer for the CA School of Business. Outside of work, Vivian enjoys spending time with her young family, exercising, and exploring new restaurants around Vancouver. Not only does she have a knack for numbers, she is deeply passionate about the arts, particularly design and fashion.


    Contact Vivian: vko@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3401

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  • Manny Brar<br>Manager
    Manny Brar
    Manager
  • Manny Brar<br>Manager
    Manny Brar
    Manager

    Manny Brar joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 2010. He has a Diploma in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the B.C. Institute of Technology. He obtained his Certified General Accountant designation in 2012 and also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. He brings an extensive amount of client service and business experience to Johnsen Archer having worked in the banking and financial planning industries for several years prior to pursuing a career in public practice.


    Since joining Johnsen Archer LLP, his professional experience includes focusing on private companies providing accounting, taxation, assurance and business advisory services. He is a valuable member of the management team helping coordinate the training and development of staff, assisting with various processes and standards of the firm, as well as helping with external recruitment programs.


    In his free time, Manny enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling, playing ball and roller hockey and staying active as much as possible.


    Contact Manny: mbrar@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3404

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  • Rameez Nathu<br>Manager
    Rameez Nathu
    Manager
  • Rameez Nathu<br>Manager
    Rameez Nathu
    Manager

    Rameez Nathu received his B.Comm at the Sauder School of Business in 2010 and obtained his CPA, CA designation in 2013 while articling at another local mid-sized firm where he gained a variety of experience in both public and private companies.


    Since joining Johnsen Archer LLP, Rameez has focused on private companies providing accounting, taxation, assurance and business advisory services. Rameez enjoys helping his clients and going that extra mile – to him the client’s satisfaction is what matters the most. Rameez is an active member on several committees and has taken an active role in mentoring the articling students at the firm. Rameez believes in helping the next generation succeed as they are the future. In addition to attending to clients and helping the students prosper, Rameez is also a facilitator and tutor for the Professional Education Program which guides aspiring CPA’s through their designation.


    When Rameez is not actively pursuing his passion of accounting, he can be found with his beautiful family hiking, swimming, and golfing. Rameez also enjoys volunteering and is a member of the finance committee for a non-profit organization called Child Aid International.


    Contact Rameez:rnathu@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3402

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  • Miriam Wehnert<br>Controller
    Miriam Wehnert
    Controller
  • Miriam Wehnert<br>Controller
    Miriam Wehnert
    Controller

    Miriam moved to Canada in 1994 from Slovakia; her passion for business inspired her to become a CGA in 2003. Miriam has extensive experience in the finance industry with a strong understanding of controls and a great interest for creating processes that help businesses to be more efficient and effective.


    She joined Johnsen Archer in early 2015 as the Controller. She ensures that our team is well supported from an administration perspective and manages our human resources department.


    Miriam spends her personal time with her three kids and husband, enjoying many sports and outdoor activities year round.


    Contact Miriam: mwehnert@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3390

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  • David Westdorp<br>Business Development Manager
    David Westdorp
    Business Development Manager
  • David Westdorp<br>Business Development Manager
    David Westdorp
    Business Development Manager

    David joined Johnsen Archer in August of 2009 as a Project Manager reporting directly to the Practice Leaders of the firm. His specialties are marketing and communications including the introduction of the complimentary 3 Year Tax Review to shareholders of private companies that may benefit from the process.


    As of June 2013, David became the Business Development Manager for JA and his intention in all of efforts, is to create a win-win for new clients and the firm.


    David's past work experience was in journalism. He also has a strong background in communications and marketing in a variety of industries ranging from advertising and commercial graphic services to real estate and software.


    When not in the office, David enjoys travelling, running and training for half-marathons, and spending as much time as possible in the natural beauty of British Columbia.


    Contact David: dwestdorp@johnsenarcher.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3392 or 778.994.3414 (cell)

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Practice Leaders

Paul Fournier, 604-635-3387, vCard

Russ Wilson, 604-635-3395, vCard

Robert Matty, 604-635-3398, vCard

Kevin Kilgour, 604-635-3406, vCard

Carrie Stocco, 604-635-3410, vCard

Leroy Van Spronsen, 604-635-3396, vCard

Mark Sherritt, 604-635-3394, vCard

Senior Managers

Mimi Lee, 604-635-3388, vCard

Val Huculak, 604-635-3389, vCard

Rana Sangha, 604-635-3399, vCard

Connie Hutchison, 604-635-3405, vCard

Darcie Kajan, 604-635-3391, vCard

Sarah Kikkert, 604-635-3397, vCard

Kate Norris, 604-635-3386, vCard

Managers

Tara Hauck, 604-635-3403, vCard

Matthew Rai, 604-501-2981, vCard

Vivian Ko, 604-635-3401, vCard

Manny Brar, 604-635-3404, vCard

Rameez Nathu, 604-635-3402, vCard

Business Development Manager

David Westdorp, 604-635-3392; 778-994-3414, vCard

Controller

Miriam Wehnert, 604-635-3390, vCard