Young Builders Network (Formally U40 Victoria)


To develop a young executive’s network in order to provide an atmosphere of networking to build relationships within the construction community; to present information, professional development and leadership or mentorship opportunities that will benefit the individual YBN members and their respective companies; to participate in community engagement initiatives; and to support and promote career paths in the construction industry.

YBN is proudly supported by the Vancouver Island Construction Association.



The VICA YBN Network has two separate functions each month:

  • Leadership Meetings:
    Everyone is welcome to attend. The purpose is to discuss upcoming programming, as well as to plan and shape the committee.
  • Networking & Professional Development Events: 
    All YBN members are encouraged to attend. These events vary, with each one focused on fulfilling our mandate. 


The Builders & The Tools Podcast 

Join AJ and Barclay "the Beard of Wisdom" while they interview Vancouver Island's construction leaders. They dive into what has made these successful men and women; asking about their experiences, stories and advice they have to offer for those who are grinding their way to the top.

Curious about sponsoring an event?

Sponsorship varies and includes:

  • Logo in email marketing;
  • Logo on the registration page;
  • Option to speak for five (5) minutes at the start of the meeting; and
  • Option to distribute promo or marketing information to attendees.


The Young Builders Network Leadership Team

Chair A.J. Winters Wilson M Beck Insurance Services
Vice Chair / Communications Jayna Wiewiorowski Camosun College - Women in Trades
Secretary / Treasurer Jessica Sidhu Kinetic Construction Ltd.
Past Chair Doug Paterson Blackcrete Builders
Membership Engagement Director Natasha Lyons Trades Labour Corporation
Membership Engagement Director Daniel Byrne  Herold Engineering Ltd.
Events Director  Cole Docherty Farmer Construction Ltd.
Events Director  Joe Pipitone Centra Windows 
Member at Large Christina Robev Robazzoo Design Studio Ltd.
Member at Large Chris Williams Houle Electric 
Member at Large Barclay Ellis  Trades Labour Corporation 
Member at Large Danny Bennallack Houle Electric
Member at Large Daniel Byrne Herold Engineering Ltd.
Member at Large Kyle O'Shea Kodex Design
Member at Large Scott Lachowski Knappett Projects Inc
Member at Large Marah Abdulmajeed Farmer Construction Ltd.
Member at Large Tyler Davidson WSP Global Inc

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