CCI Grand River Chapter Board
Board of Directors 2018-2019
Rear Left to Right: David Outa, Mark Willis O'Connor, Bryce McCandless, Sean Wilde, Rob Mullin, Andrew Westrik, Laurie Hebblethwaite, Brad Wells, Maria Finoro
Front Left to Right: Gwen Story, Casey Beacock, Pam Smuts, Michelle Kelly
Absent: Henry Jansen
Your 2019-2020 Board of Directors are:
CASEY BEACOCK, RCM
Sanderson Management Inc.
30 Water St. N.
Kitchener, ON N2H 5A8
T. 519.742.3200 ext. 34
Casey Beacock, R.C.M., is the Owner and President of Sanderson Management Inc.(SMI), a large and respected property management company founded in 1979 representing a spectrum of one hundred plus condominium types in South Western Ontario / Golden Horseshoe. She is a member of the National Association of Condominium Managers (NACM) and of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO).
Casey strongly believes in the mandate of the CCI and strives to realize its vision in all aspects of professional life. She has organized, presented at, and sponsored CCI conferences, courses, and seminars.
MARK WILLIS-O'CONNOR, B.A., JD
McCarter Grespan Beynon Weir PC
675 Riverbend Drive
Kitchener, ON N2K 3S3
T. 519-571-8800 ext 145 | F. 519-742-1841
Mark Willis-O'Connor is an associate lawyer at McCarter Grespan Lawyers. He regularly provides legal services to condominiums and owners on all aspects of corporate governance and dispute resolution. Mark also practises in the firm's condominium development and real estate groups.
PAM SMUTS, RCM
11 Crestview Place, Unit 1, Kitchener, ON, N2B 3X6
Pam Smuts is a Senior Property Manager of Weigel Property Management and is the Vice President of the Grand River Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) as well is the Chair of their conference committee. Pam is also the National Council Representative where she represents the Grand River Chapter of CCI. Pam is also involved on a committee for ACMO (Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario) where she assists with articles and education for our local areas.
Pam is a REGISTERED CONDOMINIUM MANAGER who holds a General License with the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO). Has over 25 years of experience in the condominium industry with experience as a condo owner, condo Board Director (for 12 years) and has worked in the condominium trade industry providing a rounded knowledge of Condominiums.
She is very involved with condominiums publishing articles, arranging seminars, and presenting at CCI Seminars and Courses both locally and nationally.
Pam prides herself in providing professional service to condominiums in all aspects working with the Board of Directors and owners of the condominiums she manages to ensure they are receiving quality service and their needs are met with honesty and integrity. Pam has advocated with CCI that the Condo Owners need to be represented as they are who we are serving.
GWEN STORY, B.Comm (Hons) CPA, CGA
197 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. Unit 103
Guelph, ON N1C 0A1
Gwen Story is a senior manager at RLB LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. She has been involved with auditing condominium corporations since 2001. This lead to her involvement with CCI-GHC in 2006: serving on a number of conference committees, doing presentations at courses and conferences, and finally becoming a board member in 2016. Gwen is proud to have been part of the team that persevered in forming the new Grand River Chapter of The Canadian Condominium Institute. As a longtime resident of the Guelph area and condominium owner, she has a personal interest in the dynamics of the condominium field. Educating myself and all interested parties within the condominium community is my passion. Gwen enjoys a connection with unit holders at their annual general meetings and at the various courses she attends.
BRAD WELLS, RCM
Wilson, Blanchard Management Inc.
149 Ainslie Street North, Suite 200, Cambridge, ON N1R 3P4
T. 519-620-8778 ext. 157 | F. 519-620-8558
Brad is the President of Wilson, Blanchard Management Inc. working in the Toronto, Waterloo, and Hamilton offices. He has been managing condominium corporations and commercial properties for over 18 years, achieving the RCM designation from ACMO and the RPA® designation from the BOMI. Brad is a member of the CMRAO Discipline and Discipline Appeals Committees. He has been a speaker at multiple CCI and ACMO events and courses and is an instructor for the ACMO RCM courses at Mohawk College. Brad is very involved in the condominium industry, participating as a Director on the Board of the CCI-Grand River Chapter and as Chair of the CCI-GRC Education Committee while being actively involved with training and mentoring new Property Managers entering the profession.
ROBERT MULLIN, BA(Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., ACCI
SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP
105 Silvercreek Parkway North. Suite 100, Guelph, ON N1H 6S4
T. 800-746-0685 | F. 519-837-1617
Robert Mullin is a knowledge leader in Ontario condominium law, writing and speaking frequently on the subject. He regularly works with developers, property management firms and condominium boards across Ontario. Robert is also a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute. In 2009, he was elected President of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter and is now a past president. Robert is also a member of the Toronto, London, and Huronia Chapters. He is also a member of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (A.C.M.O.). In 2009 Robert was conferred an ACCI designation from the Canadian Condominium Institute.
DAVID OUTA, B.A., CIP
Cowan Insurance Group
705 Fountain Street North, Cambridge, ON N1R 5T2
David Outa, BA, CIP, is a Commercial Account Executive at Cowan Insurance Group Ltd. David has over 10 years experience in commercial and residential insurance. He specializes in insurance for Condominium Corporations at Cowan. David is regularly involved with CCI through his presentations at roadshows, level 200 courses and Condo News Articles relating to insurance.
MICHELLE KELLY, B. Comm, LL.B
Robson Carpenter LLP
10 Northumberland St.
Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
T. 519-632-1327 ext. 247
Michelle Kelly is a condominium lawyer at Robson Carpenter LLP in Ayr. She assists condominiums, managers, and owners throughout Ontario with a range of condominium issues. She is former editor of the CondoNews and regularly contributes articles to condominium industry magazines. She also writes about condominium legal issues on Robson Carpenter LLP’s condominium management blog: www.ontcondolaw.com. Michelle is regularly asked to speak about condominium legal issues at seminars organized by CCI and for news reports on various media platforms, including radio, print, and the internet. She is also often asked by the government, CAO, and CMRAO for input on legal issues affecting condominiums, such as revisions to the prescribed forms.
BRYCE MCCANDLESS, MBA
Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation
309 Darrell Drive
Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
T. 519-623-3300 | Cell: 519-751-4298
Bryce McCandless is currently the Director of Business Operations, Western Ontario for Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation, one of the largest commercial roofing firms in Ontario. He started in the commercial roofing industry in 2001. After completion of his MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University, Bryce owned a successful Kitchener based roofing firm until selling it in 2011. Prior to entering the roofing industry he was the Marketing Manager for a Burlington-based truck accessory start-up company for six years.
Bryce also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region Foundation as well as the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge. He has been actively involved with CCI members for several years and has developed a solid understanding of the condominium and property management market.
ANDREW HOLFORD, P. Eng
EXP Service Inc.
405 Maple Grove Road #6, Cambridge, ON N3E 1B6
Andrew graduated from McMaster School of Engineering in 1993
and brings over 22 years of experience as a professional engineer, and over 30 years of work experience to his current role as Discipline Manager, Building Science for EXP Service Inc. out of their local Cambridge office. In this role, his main goal is to partner with clients, many in the condominium industry, for the purpose of solving their current issue, but to also deliver complete solutions and services that meet their overall needs and objectives in the areas of building science, new construction, building restoration, structural, environmental, geotechnical, condition assessments, reserve fund studies, Bulletin 19's, fire and life safety studies, performance audits and litigation support. Andrew prides himself on his multi-disciplinary expertise and his collaborative problem-solving skills that have been honed by working across multiple sectors in both the public and private sectors through managing building engineering teams in both Toronto and Cambridge areas.
Gelderman Landscape Services
831 Centre Rd, P.O. Box 82120
Waterdown, ON L0R 2M0
T. 905-689-6645 | F. 905-689-8591
Andrew joined the team at Gelderman Landscape Services in February 2017 as Director of Business Development. Andrew comes with over 16 years of business development and relationship management experience. Prior to working at Gelderman Landscape Services Andrew spent many years within the Education industry helping schools and school districts foster and build leadership culture.
Andrew has lived in Guelph his whole life, receiving his earliest introductions to beautiful outdoor spaces from his father, and attaining his university degree from the University of Guelph. Andrew enjoys the outdoors and, together with his family, grows vegetables in their backyard garden. Andrew is also active in his church community, where he serves as elder.
SEAN WILDE, UE, RCM
Lee Management Solutions
209 Frederick St., Unit 3A
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M7
Sean Wilde UE, RCM, CEO of Lee Management Solutions and CEO of Peak Property Management, has been in the condominium property management business for 16 years. His companies manage 38 condominium properties in the Waterloo, Wellington, and Oxford Regions. He is a member of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and chairs the Advanced Designation Committee of that Association. He has presented at CCI-GHC events in Waterloo and Hamilton, and has a passion for education and training. Sean is one of six condominium managers in the province to be a member of the Subject Matters Expert Panel with the CMRAO, assisting this regulatory body with developing professional compentencies for condominium managers in Ontario.
HENRY JANSEN, P.ENG, ACCI
25 First Street
Orangeville, ON L9W 2C8
T. 519-940-0571 ext. 321
Henry J. Jansen, P.Eng., ACCI is president and owner of Criterium-Jansen Engineers, which he started in 2007. He graduated from McMaster University in 1992 and earned his P.Eng. license in 1994. He has always been a design engineer helping to solve problems. Henry loves to help clients with their building needs and has developed a team of strong industry leaders to meet the demands of his condominium clients.
Henry has been on the Board of Directors for CCI-Toronto and Greater Dufferin Home Builders Association and is a proud member of the ACMO Associates Committee and Guelph and District Home Builders Association. He is a contributor to the PEO Performance Audit and Reserve Fund Committee. Henry also chairs the CCI Tarion Advocacy Committee which advocates condominium issues in front of government leaders. Henry regularly attends and contributes to the CCI-N conferences across the country.
Past President Ex Officio
MARIA FINORO, RCM, ACCI, FCCI
MF Property Management Ltd.
28 Bett Court
Guelph, ON N1C 0A5
T. 519.824.4208 ext. 223
Maria Finoro, RCM, ACCI, FCCI, Founder of M. F. Property Management Ltd. has been in the condominium property management business for 31 years. Her ACMO2000 certified company manages over 100 condominium properties in the Wellington, Waterloo and Halton Regions. Consulting services are also provided to condominium developers.