Andrea Thomas

Manager, Corridor Development

Island Corridor Foundation

Originally from Vancouver, having moved to Nanaimo in 2014. Andrea is the Manager, Corridor Development for the Island Corridor Foundation. She is working alongside the CEO to restore Passenger Rail Service from Victoria to Courtenay and from Nanaimo to Port Alberni.

Andrea was a Fine Dining Restaurant Manager and Sommelier in Vancouver prior to working for the Island Railway as well as a freelance Wine Writer. She is an artist and has created many works of art, some of which were donated to the Nanaimo Foundation's Covid Community Response Fund for auction where her 12 paintings raised over $14,000. She serves the community in many ways by sitting on the committee for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, fundraising for TdR as well as the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive and is a new member of the YPN Board of Directors.
ICF Instagram: @island_rail_corridor
Art Instagram: @andreathomas_artist

Balraj Maan

Mortgage Broker

Lendlab Mortgage Inc.

Balraj is a mortgage advisor who focuses on developing long-term client relationships built on trust, sound mortgage advice, and exemplary service.

Courtney Prosser, CPA

Business Advisor


Courtney is a Manager with the Private Enterprise Group at MNP Nanaimo

She works primarily with small and medium sized owner-managed businesses looking to plan for the future (and of course minimize tax & tax audit risk)

She can help with personal and corporate tax compliance & strategic planning, as well as compilation or review engagements and various other tax matters. She deals primarily with the real estate and construction industry, but has experience with companies from a wide variety of other industries

Feel free to call or email any time to set up a free consultation
(250) 734-4162

Dale W Wood

Founder & CEO

Dale Ventures

Dale W Wood first began his foray into investing and entrepreneurship when he obtained his Bachelor of Business and Administration in marketing and management from Texas A&M in 1993. To put himself through college, he worked at Cafe Eccell for the duration of his degree program, quickly obtaining his MBA from International Business at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business shortly after 1995. 

Dale Wood then began his career as a marketing specialist for Texas Industries in 1995 after receiving his MBA. He had developed their website, one of the first websites for a company in the construction material manufacturing industry in the early days of the internet. 

Ambitious and ready to leave his mark on the world, Dale Wood went on to prove his abilities in a wide range of positions after Texas Industries. These include job-defining roles like an IT recruiter at Kforce Inc. staffing agency in 1997 and president/CEO of HealthYes! Preventive Screening in 2007. 

Today, Dale W Wood operates a private investment holding group founded in 2017 called Dale Ventures. He invests primarily in industries and businesses like real estate, consumer and retail businesses, financial and business services, and technology and media. 

Dale W Wood is a seasoned venture capitalist with an extensive portfolio of investments through Dale Ventures.

Danielle Lewchuk

Senior Associate

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Danielle is a corporate tax lawyer based in Nanaimo whose practices focuses on resource and international taxation, and public company transactions.

Her expertise includes:
- mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and refinancing involving Canadian corporations and their foreign subsidiaries
- structures for non-resident corporations conducting business in Canada
- structures for Canadian corporations conducting business internationally.

Phone: 604-632-3533

Greg Phillips


Johnston Franklin Bishop Lawyers

Greg was called to the bar in January 2010. Much of Greg’s practice is Personal Injury and ICBC injury cases. The remainder of his practice is focused on civil litigation and resolving disputes between individuals or businesses, including employment law. He has represented clients at trial in Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and the BC Court of Appeal, as well as at the Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal. As seen in the selected cases, Greg has an excellent track record of success at trial.

While Greg has recovered fair compensation for his clients at many trials, he is also an excellent negotiator and has managed countless claims through to fair settlement or resolution.

Henry Yuan

Business Account Manager


Henry Yuan is a business account manager at RBC Royal Bank with many years of successful business results and strong relationships within the community. Henry has also provided personal financial advice to his clients before taking on the current role at RBC. He actively attends community events and Young Professional Nanaimo networking sessions. A strong believer in travelling makes one modest, Henry has studied, worked and travelled many places around the world. His travelling journey will continue with his professional development. Henry enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found on tennis courts and bowling alleys during the weekends.

Please email:

Julien Prevost


RE/MAX - Charlie Parker Team

Julien is Realtor at RE/MAX and is excited to be a part of the next generation of real estate professionals poised to lead the industry for years to come. With the goal to build lifelong clients, Julien concentrates on providing information/advice as well as an exceptional client service experience.

Don't hesitate to call, text or email if you ever have questions about Real Estate. Whether you are looking to buy/sell or just have questions in general, I am happy to help with all your Real Estate needs.

Cell: 778-269-1043

Katelin Wyness, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Covalent Health Consulting

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in private practice in Nanaimo BC. I work with children, youth, adults, and couples with client centred approaches to improving mental health. I love working with people and feel very grateful to hear my client's stories.

When I am not working I love spending time outdoors exploring this beautiful island or hunting down the best ice cream in town.

Check out my website: for more information on counselling services.

Lindsay Theobald

Senior Manager, Commercial Banking


Lindsay is an enthusiastic young professional with experience and expertise in commercial lending and treasury solutions. Born and raised in Nanaimo, Lindsay is passionate about volunteering with local organizations and giving back to her community.

Phone: 250-713-4733

Malcolm Rush


Norms plumbing and heating

Residents in Nanaimo and surrounding area have trusted Norms with all their plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs. Norms is family owned and operated, and is focused on providing you superior, fast service at competitive rates. Whether you have a leaky tap, or you’re upgrading your home to save money, trust the family that’s been with you since the beginning.

Residents in Nanaimo and surrounding area have trusted Norms with all their plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs. Norms is family owned and operated, and is focused on providing you superior, fast service at competitive rates. Whether you have a leaky tap, or you’re upgrading your home to save money, trust the family that’s been with you since the beginning.

Sarah L. Dion, BBA

Registered Representative

UB Wealth Management Inc.

A Registered Representative with Aligned Capital Partners Inc. and specializing in personal and corporate insurance solutions, Sarah graduated as co-valedictorian from Vancouver Island University with a bachelor in Business Administration (Finance). Sarah collaborates with clients on life goals and creates financial road maps to get clients 'on track' via cash flow management. She also gives back to her community actively via boards such a the Young Professionals of Nanaimo.
Office: 250-585-8696

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