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VICA Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors who provide leadership and guidance on behalf of the VICA membership.


Stuart Cuthbert

Chair, Slegg Building Materials

Stuart is the General Manager with Slegg Building Materials. He has been working in the construction industry for the last 17 years, predominantly in supply, sub-contracting and manufacturing. Over that time Stuart has had the opportunity to work with operations across Canada, the USA, Japan, South America and the UK.


Barclay Ellis

Vice Chair, Trades Labour Corporation Victoria

Barclay has been the President of Trades Labour Corp. Victoria, a blue collar staffing agency, for the past ten years. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island and is very proud to give back to his community. For the past five years, he has served on the VICA Young Builders Network (YBN) Executive Committee in the role of Events & Communications Director. VICA YBN Victoria’s events include the Annual Charity Casino, which has raised over $50,000 for local charities, and Builders on the Barge, which brought together 200 construction personnel for a day of live music and networking.


Scott Torry

Treasurer, AFC Construction

Scott is a project manager with AFC Construction in Courtenay, BC. He has a diverse background managing commercial, industrial, and residential projects from both mechanical and general contracting perspectives and over 30 years of experience in the construction industry on Vancouver Island — which is also his place of birth. Scott is currently chair of the Civil Contractors Council and, as such, is committed to ensuring island civil contractors are well supported by VICA. Prior to volunteering on the VICA BoD, he volunteered on the Comox Valley Airport Commission for seven years.


Morley Wilkins

Secretary, Method Chartered Professional Accounting

Morley Wilkins is a Partner at Method Chartered Professional Accounting where he specializes in providing business advisory and construction related services. Prior to joining Method, he worked as the CFO at Campbell Construction Ltd., in the public sector at BC Transit, and articled at Trenholme & Company Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. He has an MBA from the University of Victoria and a BA in Information Technology from York University. Morley also volunteers as a CPA Mentor and provides future students support and insight that can broaden their mindsets.


Kate Ulmer

Past Chair, Herold Engineering Ltd.

Kate is a registered professional engineer and a Principal with Herold Engineering. She has over 18 years of experience as a structural consultant and works on a wide variety of local institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential projects including new builds and seismic retrofitting. Kate volunteers with the Women in Construction executive committee, the City of Victoria Civic Heritage Trust Board, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC.


James Clapp

Director , Wilson M. Beck Insurance (Victoria) Services Inc.

James Clapp, Managing Director at Wilson M. Beck Insurance, is a construction insurance and surety broker with 22 years of experience and over 300 clients across North America. He spends the bulk of his time reviewing tender and contract specifications, alerting his clients to any onerous conditions, and ensuring they understand and comply with insurance and bonding requirements. As a former surety underwriter, James also brings a strong background in construction accounting.


Paul Gray

Director, Newcrest Construction Inc.

Paul is an Applied Science Technologist and member of ASTTBC as well being Gold Seal Certified as an Estimator. His experience working, alongside several previous Board members, has given him an enormous appreciation for the long-term impact our industry has on the surrounding community. Paul has a natural desire for organization, process, and procedures. As a VICA Director, he plans to focus on issues in the industry to support and encourage fair, open, and transparent procurement practices both for GCs and subcontractors by owners and consultants.


Byron Tarby

Director, Makon Projects Ltd.

Since moving to Nanaimo in 1997 from South Africa, Byron immediately found comfort within the welcoming community of his beautiful town, in particular amongst the construction industry. Through the VICA Board, he hopes to continue contributing to a growing and developing community which has offered him so much. As a carpenter by trade, complimented with a Bachelor’s of Management and a PMP Designation, Byron obtained both practical and managerial knowledge to be an effective board member. With over twelve years of project management experience in diverse industries, he aims to leverage his knowledge to develop strategic and creative solutions.


Chris Williams

Director, Houle Electric

Chris Williams is currently the Victoria Branch Manager at Houle Electric and has risen through the ranks there for the past 20 years. Chris was born and raised in Victoria and has been actively involved in the enormous growth and change in the construction industry on the Island as a construction electrician, estimator, and project manager with Houle. He has shown his support for VICA as an active leader of Houle’s dedicated support to VICA, as well as his energetic participation in the U40 group for the past six years, the last three as part of the leadership team.

As a board member, Chris looks forward to actively participating in discussions and committees that support and encourage the successes of local companies as well as promoting the benefits of VICA membership.


Allison Greaves

Director, Durwest Construction Management

Allison Greaves serves as the Vice President of People Operations at Durwest Construction Management. With over a decade of expertise in strategic planning and executive management, Allison is a seasoned professional in the construction industry. She is dedicated to enhancing operational efficiency and fostering a positive organizational culture. A strong advocate for the Construct Your Future Program, Allison actively sponsors various apprentices and industry newcomers. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and takes pride in her role as a Director with the Vancouver Island Construction Association.


Jac-Lyn Mickelson

Director, MGM Mechanical

Jac-Lyn Mickelson is the Vice-President of MGM Mechanical. She serves as the Human Resources Manager, Safety Officer, and Security Officer; she also has a gift of bringing people together and supporting their staff in many ways.

Previously she was a teacher with the Victoria School District for 10 years and in that capacity taught among other things, Physical Education. Her experience as a teacher and now as a business owner has given her opportunities to utilize a variety of skills sets which she is excited to bring to the VICA Board. She will bring her creativity, enthusiasm and tremendous appreciation for the Vancouver Island construction community as she looks forwards to collaborating with this dynamic team.


Josh Fayerman

Director, Milestone Equipment Contracting

Josh Fayerman, Milestone Equipment Contracting’s President and Founder, was raised in Nanaimo and is proud to call the Harbour City home. Josh started in the construction industry swinging a shovel at a very young age. Growing up in a family of 3 generations of general contractors, Josh gained knowledge of the construction industry and committed himself to the best possible construction practice and to ensuring the local construction industry is positively progressing, engaging future generations, and leveraging technology.


Mark Donahue

Director , EllisDon

As a director for VICA, I bring a broad viewpoint of the market and expertise in various aspects of our industry. As a long-term resident of Victoria who has worked extensively in major projects, I hope to offer a fresh perspective on some of the shifts in the industry that are happening in the Vancouver Island marketplace that the VICA membership will be impacted by. By working closely with the VICA Board and the local industry, I hope to support the Association and their members as an active contributor to the growing construction community on Vancouver Island.


Mark Wong

Director, Kinetic Construction

Mark joined Kinetic in 2003 and brings over 30 years’ experience as an estimator and project manager to the team. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria in 1991, Mark worked on a vast array of project types that provided him with an excellent comprehension of building drawings. He is adept at writing detailed plans for every construction phase in the building process, ensuring each process is thoroughly documented with the correct standards and specifications.