Our Team

Greg Dickinson

Position: President
Time of Employment: 29 years
Education: Bachelor of Commerce
Interests: Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Naval Architecture & Sunny Destinations

Dana Leyda

Position: Vice President
Time of Employment: 27 years
Education: Diploma Business Administration, Advanced Marina Management
Interests: Field Hockey, Boating & Fishing

Administration

Rachelle Kallechy

Position: Accountant
Time of Employment: 4 years
Education: BSc. Kinesiology; Professional Accounting Certificate
Interests: Reading, Gardening, Curling, Crafting & Natural Skincare and Soaps

Donna McMillan

Position: Finance & Payroll Administrator
Time of Employment: 18 years
Education: Payroll Compliance Practitioner
Interests: Gardening, Outings with Friends, my Pets & my Husband of 30+ years

Matthew Daniel

Position: Payables Administrator
Time of Employment: 1 year (& 4 seasons)
Education: Business Degree – Accounting Major
Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, Running

Joel Blanco

Position: Account Administrator
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: BA History, Diploma Business Administration
Interests: Reading, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Hiking

Micaela del Valle

Position: Moorage Coordinator
Time of Employment: 2 years
Education: BA Anthropology & Environmental Studies
Interests: Sailing, Backpacking, Hiking, Knitting, Native Plants, Reading

Mat MacKenzie

Position: Marina Services Administrator
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: BA Business Commerce
Interests: Travel, Soccer, Fishing, Flying

Luke Busby

Position: Marina Services Representative
Time of Employment: 2 years
Interests: Plant Dad to way too many plants, Spending time discovering botanical gardens & Learning about horticulture

Erin Rainforth

Position: Marina Service Representative
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, UVIC
Interests: Reading, Hiking, Puzzles, Games, Art

Cara Dickinson

Position: Human Resources & Commercial Properties
Time of Employment: 10 years
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Interests: Boating, Camping, Food & Adventures

Maureen Kelly

Position: Human Resources Administrator
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Hospitality & Tourism Management, Georgian College
Interests: Singing, Dancing, Motorcycling, SUP’ing, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Cold Plunge, Biking, Hiking, Camping, Roller Skating, Festivaling, Volunteering

Emma Strong

Position: Moorage Coordinator – Maternity Leave
Time of Employment: 13 years
Education: Tourism and Hospitality Management
Interests: Travelling, Boating, Cooking, Hiking & Reading

Facilities and Maintenance

John Bibbey

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Manager
Time of Employment: 8 years
Education: MCA Yacht Engineering, Red Seal Carpenter
Interests: Boating, Golfing, Field Hockey, Cricket, Rugby & Quality Time with Family and Friends Around a BBQ

Patrick Cowden

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Carpenter
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Red Seal Carpenter
Interests: Boating, Competitive Dodgeball, Hiking & Family Time

Tim Muldoon

Position: Facilities &  Maintenance Carpenter
Time of Employment: 2 years
Interests: Running, Tim Time, Vancouver Canucks, & Spending time with granddaughter

Marvin Azucena

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew
Time of Employment: 8 years
Education: Graduate of Computer Hardware Services
Interests: Playing Basketball & Fishing

Cody Turner

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew – Flex
Time of Employment: 1st year
Interests: Yoga, Running, Kayaking, Hiking, Self Development, Reading, Paddle Boarding, Painting & Time by the Ocean

John Rey Palec

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew
Time of Employment: 5 years
Education: Computer Technology
Interests: Playing Basketball, Cooking & Gardening

Josh Paluga

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew
Time of Employment: 2 years
Interests: Playing Soccer & Basketball

Arlen Taparan

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew
Time of Employment: 5 years
Interests: Cooking & Spending Time with Family

Yacht Park

Andrew Johnstone

Position: Yacht Park Manager
Time of Employment: 1st Year
Education: University of Victoria, Warsash Maritime College
Interests: Rowing, Photography, Classic Cars & Trucks, Wine

Jenna Gustafson

Position: Yacht Park Coordinator
Time of Employment: 12 years
Education: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Diploma in Public Relations
Interests: Quilting, Fabric, Swimming, Yoga, Road Trips & Doctor Who

Martin Lee

Position: Yacht Park Marina Services Technician
Time of Employment: 5 years
Education: Red Seal Electrician, Ontario College of Trades
Interests: The Outdoors, Adventure, Family & CNC Woodwork

Brad Armstrong

Position: Yacht Park Crew – Trailer Operator
Time of Employment: 1st year

Education: Parklands Secondary Graduate
History: SCUBA Diving Instructor, Boat Captain on South Pacific Whale Watching Boat, Kayak Guide

Interests: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Fitness

Scott Harlow

Position: Yacht Park Trailer Operator & Yard Leader
Time of Employment: 1st Year
Education: Travel, Sports, Ultra Endurance Events, Raising Kids
Interests: Boating, Pickleball, Music, Movies, Running, Fitness, Die hard Oiler fan

Nolan Rintoul

Position: Yacht Park Labourer
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Stelley’s Secondary Graduate
Interests: Hockey, Baseball, Biking, Working Out & Video Games

Ryan Lo

Position: Yacht Park Labourer
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
Interests: Time with Family and Friends & Movies

Jesse Matechuk

Position: Yacht Park Labourer
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Spectrum Highschool
Interests: RPG’s / TTRPG Fantasy & Video Games

Kira Slattery

Position: Yacht Park Detailer
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: Sailed 9000 nautical miles as a Yacht Stewardess 2023,2024
Interests: Musical Theater, Cooking &  any Creative Outlet

Yacht Sales

Adam Pedersen

Position: Yacht Sales
Email: yachtsales@vanislemarina.com
Cell: 250-889-6697
Office: 250-656-1138
View Adam’s Bio

Nynke Plouffe

Position: Yacht Sales Coordinator
Time of Employment: 10 years
Education: University of Amsterdam, MA Information Studies
Interests: Family Time, Reading, Hiking & Camping

Fuel Dock

Chris Rees

Position: Fuel Dock Supervisor
Time of Employment: 2 years
Interests: Mountaineering, Climbing, Surfing, Boating, Ski Patrol

Cody Turner

Position: Fuel Dock Crew – Flex
Time of Employment: 1st year
Interests: Yoga, Running, Kayaking, Hiking, Self Development, Reading, Paddle Boarding, Painting & Time by the Ocean

Nick Cavaggion

Position: Fuel Dock Crew – Seasonal / Casual
Time of Employment: 2 seasons
Interests: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Backpacking, Sailing, Boating, Cars & Classic Car Restoration

Charlie Jackson

Position: Fuel Dock Crew – Seasonal
Time of Employment: 3 seasons

Education: Dalhousie University – majoring economics / minor in history (in progress)
Interests: Rowing, Rugby, Naval History and the Great Outdoors

Jonvie Lockhart

Position: Fuel Dock Crew –  Seasonal
Time of Employment: 1st season

Education: University of Victoria – Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology BSc (in progress)
Interests: Photography, Hiking, Gardening, History, Baking Camping, Exploring

Ines Ciccateri

Position: Fuel Dock Crew – Seasonal
Time of Employment: 1st season

Education: Simon Fraser University – Health Sciences BSc (in progress)
Interests: Hiking, Rock Climbing, Encouraging others to be active, Coaching

Jacob Webster

Position: Fuel Dock Crew – Seasonal
Time of Employment: 1st season

Education: University of Victoria – Mechanical Engineering BSc (in progress)
Interests: Track / Cross Country Racing (UVIC Varsity Team), Camping, Hiking