the steelhead family

At Steelhead, we work for our clients. We care about them, we know them well, and we treat them like people — not like “accounts”.  We love doing what we do, and we love doing it as the Steelhead family.  We care about each other and we think we are all quite likeable — even if we say so ourselves!

Barry relaxes by watching reality television with his two wiener dogs and assembling the most spectacular Christmas display in Vancouver.  He and his wife like camping, especially in the Okanagan and they are searching for the best beach between Vancouver and Mexico.  Barry has a home in Portugal that he doesn’t get to visit nearly as often as he’d like.

Carol is happily married with four-and-a half grandchildren, three grown kids, three cats, one dog and a corn snake (no pear tree).  She is preparing for a brood of chickens later this year (we can’t wait… she has the best free range eggs!).  Carol’s favourite vacation spot is Campbell River. Other interests include camping, spoon collecting, BC Lions and local sightseeing.

Craig gives a “three enthusiastic thumbs up” to being a self-proclaimed movie critic and bookworm.  His latest reading feat is the completion of “Family Matter”.  Craig spends his summers at 100-Mile House relaxing and fishing … maybe for steelhead (trout, that is!).

David has worked at Steelhead part-time for a few years while studying business at university, and now he runs our warehouse full time.  He is a classical pianist who loves Monty Python.  David enjoys learning languages and is working on Japanese, French, Spanish and German, and would like to add Chinese next.  He volunteers as a youth mentor on Friday nights.

Gyan is a great Fijian cook and BBQ expert.  He loves to travel abroad with some of his favourite spots being Australia and Fiji, and he’d like to travel through Europe.  His hobbies include fishing, camping and sports (another Lions and Canucks fan), and he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters.  Gyan’s favourite TV shows are Survivor and Amazing Race.

Jennifer is an interior designer at heart, always keeping up with design trends.  She and her husband love to visit France to explore the wine regions, although Hawaii constantly calls to them — without their two daughters.  Jennifer now has three grandchildren with two more on the way, so vacation time will need to be divided between France and the Northwest Territories.

Jenny is the newest member of the Steelhead sales team and brings a fresh marketing perspective with social media.  Jenny is our resident fashionista who loves exploring Vancouver’s vast selection of restaurants, especially international cuisine.  At home she is a very busy mom with two young daughters, so Netflix and an early night is a real treat.

Joe has been part of the Steelhead family for 32 years!  When not at work, Joe can often be found at the racetrack betting on the ponies, or watching sports from the comfort of his home.  Joe has two sons, one wife, plus one adorable black lab.

Larry is another Steelhead “lifer” having been with us for 35 years.  He’s a great woodworker and handyman around his home.  He is currently rebuilding a 1968 Volvo P1800 with one of his four children.  Larry chooses camping with his family over traveling abroad, but he would like to visit Ireland one day.

Neil is married to Virginia (below) and works at Steelhead part time.  He is a quantity surveyor, business consultant, song writer and professional musician.  Neil loves to ride his motorcycle and makes sure that travel includes at least one road trip each year with the gang.

Ramona spends her vacations volunteering as the Director at a camp for underprivileged kids in Florida.  She also takes a few road trips each year in her four-wheel-drive truck to a peaceful part of the world to read, refuel and recoup.  She likes to write, play the stock market, study nutrition and watch reality TV shows.

Tom hales from Scotland but his favourite food is Italiano.  He has two children and he puts his computer-wiz skills to work by being the webmaster for his daughters’ hockey team.  Tom also dabbles in music and his latest interest is playing the drums.

Vanessa has joined the Steelhead team full time now as a sales assistant (and just about anything else that needs to be done).  She is a third-generation family member.  Vanessa loves art and music – she recently taught herself to play the guitar and piano and puts that talent good use.  She dreams of packing up her knitting needles and traveling to tropical places.

Vera does the bookkeeping at Steelhead.  She loves art, design, photography and water colour painting.  She knows all the best places to dine in Vancouver.  Vera has traveled the world but her favourite trip is still visiting with her family in New Mexico.

Virginia loves to cook gourmet, garden and watch comedies.  And she always seems to be planning her next trip – motorcycling or flying.  Along with her husband and five grown children, Virginia “von Trapp” is active in music at their church as well as retreat and group planning.  Her household includes a yellow lab, several cats, and she manages Pinetree Chalet vacation home in Whistler (www.pinetreechalet.ca).