Paul has over 17 years experience in the bidding, coordination and project management of Commercial and Residential Construction Projects throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Paul began his career immediately after graduating from the construction engineering technology at the Northern Institute of Technology in 2002. Over his career he has had the great pleasure of working for four well-respected general contractors in British Columbia and Alberta, as a construction coordinator, estimator, project manager, office manager, construction manager and was recently named General Manager of Construction for WIBCO Construction.
He has played a key roll in the successful completion of various residential and commercial projects, with an emphasis on safety, quality, timelines, budgets, and profitability. This includes but is not limited to single family, multi-family, high density rental apartments, school additions, community halls, commercial retail spaces and a number of office / warehouses. Paul holds a diploma in construction engineering technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the Certified Engineer Technologist (CET) designation from the Alberta Society of Engineer Technologists. He has also obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) in project management from the Canadian Construction Association.
Bill was the previous acting construction manager for WIBCO. He has over 12 years of construction supervisory experience. Bill is a Red Seal journeyman carpenter, licensed residential home builder, and certified with the HPO home warranty program. Bill has kept WIBCO together for over a decade. He worked alongside contracted superintendents, and project managers in building community institutional buildings and commercial renovations.
He built many of the homes in the previous phases for the Westbank First Nation housing program. He also built custom homes, and various housing renovations. Bill enjoys serving the Westbank community while delivering high quality products to the owners. He values quality, safety, fairness, and a good work ethic.
Randall has been in the construction and business industry for over 40 years. A entrepreneurial background as a ticketed trades person, a commercial building contractor, a land developer, a native land housing developer, a builder of over 260 custom residential homes in the Okanagan valley. Randall has been a director of the CHBA for 4 years under the title of Municipal Director. Randall founded and then served as Director of a Publicly held company for 3 years. Randall is currently a Registered Home Builder in British Columbia with New Home Warranty certifications. Randall is part owner of Winmar Property Restoration Kelowna, which serves the Southern Okanagan. Randall is currently CEO of a International Manufacturing Business primarily servicing the Insurance Restoration Industry. His diverse background provides insight to WIBCO as it navigates its growth and challenges from a community sideline business to one which aims at reaching beyond the former limited constraints.
Councillor Lorrie Hogaboam continues to be involved within the Community and was employed with WFN for over 16+ years, she values and is proud of her community, her culture, her roots and as a Sylix person. She believes in progression of the Community, accountability to her people while presenting and exhibiting honesty, integrity and respect.Lorrie has resided within the WFN Community in the early 70’s returning in 1992 where she raised her 2 children. She is a firm believer of children obtaining their education and she believes there isn’t a mountain that you can’t climb.
Councillor Fernanda Alexander was first elected as a Westbank First Nation Councillor on September 15, 2016. Fernanda has resided within the community and the heart of Westbank since 2003 to experience life and growth through our Syilx roots, culture, community and our Nation as it is an important part of life and growth. Fernanda believes that every individual’s strength is valued and can contribute to creating a strong balanced circle and community that can continue to pursue our strength as a Nation.
Councillor Andrea Alexander working throughout different departments within WFN, such as Inter-Governmental Affairs, Development Services, and Administration, Andrea has had the opportunity to gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience concerning WFN Government operations.
Andrea has served on the Community Consultative Group and the Syilx Indian Residential School for the past 4 years where she has found her passion for the health of the community as a whole and community building. She brings along education from her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies to the role and is in the process of completing her Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence through the Banff Centre.