The West Wind Hardwood Team
is the son, of the father-son partnership that began in 1978. Born into a family of craftsmen, he inherited his family's appreciation and skill with wood. Born in Denmark, Jan has lived on the Saanich Peninsula since 1974, and intends to call North Saanich home; not withstanding the frequent trips to Mexico and abroad.
is Jan's brother and born in Quebec; raised on the BC coast where he acquired a great appreciation of the sea while living on a boat with his parents. Boats have factored largely throughout Lars' life, as even his marriage took place aboard his 1947 Chris Craft. Lars is committed to his family; his newest project - another boat, and sustained personal growth.
is Jan's wife. A true BC'er born and bred, Shelley has been part of the West Wind team since 1978. A true family business, their daughters Olivia and Anna have occasionally lent a hand. Shelley thrives with West Wind's successes and sees no early retirement.....perhaps just a few more extended holidays with Jan. Those many hours of Spanish lessons and homework will not be in vain!!
is our wood-flooring expert becoming the icon of West Wind's flooring expansion. He is thoroughly knowledgeable with all aspects of our brand name and custom floors. Joel started some years ago as a part-time student coming highly recommended by his woodworking teacher at Parkland Secondary.
a little long in the tooth BUT ‘young at heart’! He brings a long association with building supply stores with him. John likes to be known as a true Westerner – having lived in our four Western provinces – he has settled in North Saanich with his wife of many years. In his spare time, he can be found tending his small garden and orchard.
is our school rep and custom floor machinist. He has been with us "a sliver short of" three years; coming highly recommended by his woodworking teacher at Stelly's Secondary. He enjoys the feeling that learning new skills brings; his hobbies are his best friend. They include: cars (driving and repairing), camping, canoeing & kayaking, photography & Nature. Blending them together is the ultimate!
hailing from the bustling metropolis of Vancouver. Now she is enjoying the simple, newlywed life on the ranch with her husband. She has a background in fashion and is excited to bring in a bit of style to the website and marketing materials. Being a talented seamstress, Britney creates bridal and other attire in her spare time.
is a Parkland grad...of course. He has developed a passion for woodwork and design. Ultimately, his goal is to become an architect. In the meantime, he likes long bike rides on and off roading; loves photography and capturing cinematic beauties. His current fave wood is American black walnut.
We are pleased to welcome back Lucas to the team! This time he is a crucial member of the milling department. He is looking forward to expanding is general wood and woodworking knowledge once again. Since his time away from West Wind Lucas has completed his first year carpentry apprenticeship.
is also a Parkland grad who came with a glowing recommendation from his shop teacher. We keep Jorden hard at work filling orders, stocking, making invoices and helping out customers in the warehouse. Always eager to lend a hand and we are grateful for that. Next time you are in give him a holler!