Meet the Board of Directors who provide leadership and guidance on behalf of the VICA Membership.
Roger YagerKnappett Projects Inc - Chair (effective November 2018)
Roger is the Vice President of Knappett Projects Inc. and has been involved in the construction industry for nearly 25 years. With his experience in all facets of the industry, Roger brings a unique perspective and understanding of current issues to the Board. Very involved in both VICA and BCCA, Roger serves as Chair for VICA S&P Committee, is a BCCA Director and Chair of the BCCA S&P Committee.
Keith ParsonageHoule Electric - Vice Chair (effective November 2018)
Keith is the Regional Manager for Houle Electric (Nanaimo & Northern Vancouver Island). He relocated to Nanaimo in February 2014 from Prince George and immediately became involved with VICA. Keith is actively involved on VICA's S&P Committee and CCVI. Keith actively promotes the construction industry by providing job shadowing opportunities for the VIU pre-apprenticeship program and high school CTC students.
David FlintFlynn Canada - Past Chair (effective November 2018)
David Flint, Branch Manager and Partner of Flynn Canada Ltd. brings more than 30 years experience in the construction industry. Recognized as a team player and a leader with forward-thinking ideas; Dave took every opportunity to learn more about the industry and cultivate his career. By placing emphasis on profitability, communication and mentoring; Dave's extensive contruction background ranges from on-site experience to a business owner/partner.
Stuart CuthbertMcGregor & Thompson - Director
Stuart has been involved in the construction industry in the supply and manufacturing area for the last 14 years; he started his career in Vancouver as a trainee and progressed to Director of Operations. Stuart joined McGregor & Thompson in 2014 and moved to the Island, overseeing the Victoria and Nanaimo operations, as well as the new installation division. Stuart became involved with VICA through VICA's Christmas luncheon and VICA's membership committee. In 2016/17, Stuart brings his unique skillset to the Board.
James ClappJLT - Director
James Clapp is a construction surety insurance broker with 18+ years of experience and over 150 clients across BC and Alberta. James spends the bulk of his time reviewing tender and contract specifications, ensuring his clients understand and comply with insurance and bonding requirements; alerting clients to any onerous conditions. As a former surety underwriter, James also brings a strong background in construction accounting.
Barclay EllisTrades Labour Corporation Victoria - Director
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 U40 Victoria Executive Committee in the role of Events & Communications Director. VICA U40 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.
Tyler GalbraithJenkins Marzban Logan LLP - Director
Tyler Galbraith is a partner at the law firm Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP., practicing in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. Appearing before all levels of court in British Columbia from construction related appeals and trials to arbitrations and mediations; Tyler has acted in builders lien and tender cases, disputes arising from delays, defective work, contract termination, bond claims and insurance coverage.
Paul GrayFarmer Construction - Director
Paul is a 'born and bred' Victorian. He has spent the past 13 years working at Farmer Construction Ltd. and has recently become one of the company shareholders. His experience working at Farmer alongside previous Board members—Brian Scroggs, Barry Scroggs & Gerrit Vink—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, and is currently working at Farmer as Chief Estimator. As a VICA Director, he plans to look at issues in the industry to support and encourage fair and realistic procurement practices both for GCs and subcontractors by owners and consultants.
David LewisAlpine Insulation - Director
David became one of two owners of Alpine Insulation in 2013 and has worked largely in the commercial side of business since then.
Over the course of his professional career, he has participated in board governance from a variety of viewpoints. He understands the value associations can bring to their membership in terms of tangible rewards from health benefits/insurance programs, as well as from a strategic standpoint in terms of policy development and lobby work. He also understands that directors are effective by providing strong, clear, focused guidance and a commitment to work at the committee level.
Mark LiudziusKinetic Construction Ltd. - Director
Mark Liudzius is the Victoria Branch Manager and a Vice President at Kinetic Construction. He has been with Kinetic since 1997. In addition to being a member of ASTTBC, Mark is also a Leed Accredited Professional and earned his Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management from the CCA. He has been a member of the BCCA's Construction Innovation Commmittee since 2011 and also serves on VICA's Standards and Practices Committee. Mark mentors and coaches junior staff members for guidance and career development.
Chris LyonsOmicron Construction Ltd. - Director
Chris Lyons is the Senior Project Manager for Omicron Construction Ltd. in Victoria. He has 12 years of experience in General Contracting followed by five years of experience in Integrated Development, Design, and Construction. During his career, he has worked on renovations, multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional projects as a Contractor, Developer, and Design Builder. Chris has also been involved with the VICA U40 executive since its inception and is currently the past chair.
Marnie PringleStarline Windows - Director
Marnie is a sales representative and project coordinator for Starline Windows. She has been a part of the Starline team for 25 years, working in various positions throughout their Victoria division. With a strong administrative background and a desire to give back to the community, Marnie looks forward to learning while on the VICA Board while further contributing to the construction industry.
Kate UlmerHerold Engineering Ltd. - Director
Kate is a registered professional engineer and the manager of Herold Engineering’s Victoria office. She has over 15 years of experience as a structural consultant and works on a wide variety of local institutional, commercial, 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 conservation committee, and the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Morley WilkinsCampbell Construction Ltd. - Director
Morley brings a strong background in both financial leadership and operations management to the construction industry. He is a Chartered Accountant who, prior to joining Campbell Construction Ltd., worked in the public sector at BC Transit and articled at the CPA firm Trenholme & Company. He also worked as a tile installer and granite fabricator at Eurocraft Tile & Marble. His knowledge includes finance, IT, risk management, and providing support on governance and strategic issues.