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Young Builders Network


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:

  • Executive 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

A.J. Winters

Chair, Wilson M Beck Insurance Services

AJ has been a part of YBN since 2013. He moved to Victoria from the wintery north where he has continued his career working with contractors and construction professionals in regards to their insurance and bonding needs. He is a part of the Wilson M. Beck team

Jayna Wiewiorowski

Vice-Chair / Communications , Camosun College – Women in Trades

Jayna has worked at Camosun College for more years than she would care to share! After several different roles within the College, she found her passion working in the School of Trades. She has helped support diversity within the trades for the past decade through Camosun’s women in trades initiatives. including support for women beginning their careers in the trades, up to a Red Seal completion!
Jayna has been part of YBN since 2016! She has truly learned the value of networking and connections through the group, not only for herself but for her students.
Be sure to find her at YBN events and say hi!

Jessica Sidhu

Secretary / Treasurer, Kinetic Construction Ltd

Photo and Bio TBA


Doug Patterson

Past Chair, Blackcrete Builders

With over 20 years of construction experience starting as a laborer, progressing to Superintendent; and now as a Sr. Project Manager; Doug has fully immersed himself in the Victoria construction community. Through his years of experience Doug has learned that the most important thing in construction, is that building relationships builds successful projects.


Daniel Byrne

Membership Engagement Director, Herold Engineering

Father, Husband, Engineer and Terrible Golfer.Daniel works as a Senior Structural Engineer at Herold Engineering and will often be seen around dancing wildly or conversing louder than anyone around him.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams


Natasha Lyons

Membership Engagement Director, Trades Labour Corporation



Cole Docherty

Events Director , Farmer Construction Ltd.



Joe Pipitone

Events Director, Centra Windows


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