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: 21 years
Education: Diploma Business Administration, Advanced Marina Management
Interests: Field Hockey, Boating & Fishing

Administration

Rachelle Kallechy

Position: Accountant
Time of Employment: 3 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, Taylor Swift, Soda

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 & Zoboomafoo

Mat MacKenzie

Position: Marina Services Administrator
Time of Employment: 1st year
Education: BA Business Commerce
Interests: Travel, Soccer, Fishing, Flying, Mom’s homemade trail mix

Luke Busby

Position: Marina Services Representative
Time of Employment: 1st year
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: 9 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: 12 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: 1st year
Interests: Running, Tim Time, & Spending time with granddaughter

Cody Turner

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

Marvin Azucena

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

John Rey Palec

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew
Time of Employment: 3 years
Education: Computer Technology
Interests: Playing Basketball, Cooking & Gardening

Josh Paluga

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

Arlen Taparan

Position: Facilities & Maintenance Crew
Time of Employment: 4 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

Ryan Hoogveld

Position: Yacht Park Trailer Operator
Time of Employment: 1 year
Interests: Photography & Videography, Sports, Yoga, Investing, Nature, Travel, Drone Flying & Music

Jordan Mockridge

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

Education: Parklands Secondary Graduate
History: Born & Raised in Victoria

Interests: 4x4ing, Camping, Hiking, Boating & Sports

Brad Armstrong

Position: Yacht Park Crew – Flex
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

John Michael Sicat

Position: Yacht Park Labourer
Time of Employment: 5 years
Education: Attending Camosun College, Electrical Trades; BS Electrical Engineering Graduate from the Philippines
Interests: Snowboarding, Sky-Diving, Basketball & Singing Karaoke

Jesse Matechuk

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

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

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

Kyle Kadatz

Position: Yacht Park Crew – Seasonal
Time of Employment: 1st year
Interests: Everything Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Photography & Video

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.

Nick Cavaggion

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

Carmen Hawkins

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

Brad Armstrong

Position: Fuel Dock Crew – Flex
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