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Sartaj was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but moved to Vancouver, BC at the age of 6 months. In 2016, he moved out to North Vancouver and have been appreciating nature ever since. Sartaj has been involved in several companies, and he also has been working on his BBA in Financial Management. Most recently, he has worked for a sporting goods store in North Vancouver as an Assistant Manager. He was responsible for online sales, scheduling, customer relations and client orders- this was the perfect background to go into the CSC position. Sartaj says he is fortunate enough to have the whole world celebrate his birthday as it is on Halloween! Outside of work, Sartaj enjoys cooking, cleaning, playing video games, playing soccer (men’s league), and visiting his dog Tigger along with the rest of my family whenever he has some free time.
Favorite Food: Pasta/Steak/Pizza Favourite Travel Destination: Los Angeles but he would love to go somewhere tropical Favourite Vancouver Spot: Early mornings at deep cove Favourite Movie: Inception
Will was born in North Vancouver and has lived in the lower mainland his entire life. He has recently completed his second year at the University of Western Ontario, where he is pursuing his Honours degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing and communications through the Ivey School of Business. In his studies, Will has gained valuable experience in the fields of database management and financial modelling. His role on the Client Services team allows him to be detail-oriented and to build relationships with clients. Outside of the office, Will is film buff. He enjoys camping, canoeing, archery, and both performing in, and watching, theatre. Will is an active community volunteer and is most proud of his long-standing role as youth liaison for the Pulling Together Canoe Society, an organization which works to enhance understanding between Public Service Agencies and Aboriginal Peoples. Recently, Will was chosen to represent BC on the Youth Council for Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
Favorite Food: Indian Favourite Travel Destination: Sorrento, Italy Favourite Vancouver Spot: Summer Night Market @ Lonsdale Shipyards Favourite Movie: Heat, Back to the Future, Singin’ In The Rain Favourite Band: Queen, David Bowie, The Police
Ali is from Iraq-Baghdad and arrived to Canada in 2009 with his family. He has 8 years of experience in the furniture industry, as well with integrated systems technology. Ali previously worked as a PM and Network Coordinator for one of the largest furniture dealers in Vancouver. Ali has a B.Sc in Software Engineering and is a Microsoft certified professional. His strengths are planning and organizational skills, problem solving, negotiation skills and is highly motivational. Outside of work, Ali enjoys playing basketball with his friends and soccer with his son.
Favorite Food: Turkish food Favourite Vancouver Spot: Stanley Park Favourite Movie: Green Mile Favourite Artist: Russell Crowe
Brandon has been in the furniture world for over 7 years - he began as an Installer and advanced to a Lead Hand. Prior to that, Brandon was working toward becoming a Carpenter as a framer and concrete former for about 6 years with various companies. He moved to the Lower Mainland from Belleville, Ontario about 13 years ago - not too long after graduating high school. Brandon thinks that Vancouver is a really vibrant place and once some good friends sold him on the idea of moving here, he never left. He likes interacting with people in a positive way. Brandon also likes understanding how things work and how to make things work such as the products Brooks Corning sells. Outside of work he spends a lot of time with his family - he has an almost two year old son who demands much of his time and he has no problem with that! He is a huge Toronto Raptors fan and tries not to miss to many games.
Favorite Band: The Roots Favourite TV Show: Breaking Bad Favourite Movie: The Guardians of the Galaxy Favourite Book: 1984
Leticia’s passion for people, art, and business, has lead her to transition into a new industry, where she can still apply her education in community support, and desire to fulfill the needs of her clients. Leticia has been an educator assistant, a concrete finisher performing heavy labor and resolving deficiencies, and most recently she has been a private nanny and assistant! She is excited to be part of a company with the same values that will allow her to explore her creative side. In her free time, you can find Leticia at the field playing soccer, volunteering, playing piano, shopping, and spending time with her husband. PS: Her brother is lead hand, Jake Rodriguez!
Favorite Food: Mexican Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones Favourite Travel Destination: Chile Favourite Vancouver Spot: Andy Livingston Field
Jake is from Vancouver from Salvadorian descent. Jake comes with tons of experience – he started as a kitchen cabinet maker for 6 years at Sierra Cabinets. He then moved to another prominent furniture dealer where he had one year as an installer, and then four years as a lead hand. With over 5 years of system furniture experience, Jake has gained the experience to lead project with ability to initiate/manage a cross-functional team and multi-disciplinary projects with years of customer service and management experience. Outside of work you can find him with his wife and two kiddos, playing flag football with the boys going for another championship, or watching his favorite - the Seattle Seahawks.
Favorite Food: Pupusas (Salvadoran traditional plate) / and tacos Favourite TV Show: Anything sports wise - basketball, football, soccer Favourite Travel Destination: Mexico / Caribbean Favourite Movies: all the Marvel movies / Transformers
Born in Ontario, Michelle moved to BC in 1999. With over 25 years of Business Development experience in global firms such as Novartis, American Express and HOK, Michelle’s focus over the past decade has been the culmination of her business experience and expertise with her passion for design. She finds inspiration and ‘magic’ in bringing together a cross-functional group of people that will have a measurable impact on how she, alongside the team, can best meet clients’ needs. At her home in Squamish, Michelle can be found biking, hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding (pretty much anything in the mountains, ocean or forest!), all while ‘trying’ to keep up with her two very active boys – Graydon (11) and Ridley (8).
Favorite Musician/ Band: I love festivals; the Killers put on one of the best shows I have ever seen at Skookum ‘18 Favourite Book: I have to pick just one? Isabel Allende, House of Spirits Favourite Travel Destination: Anywhere! Recent, Morocco. Local happy place, Tofino, of course! Favourite Restaurant: Vij’s Favourite Artist: Chili Thom