When you’ve got a board of directors as impressive as ours, you’ll want to take the time to give each member the attention they deserve.
Let’s jump in right where we left off!
David Outa, BA, CIP, CRM. is a commercial Account Executive at Cowan Insurance Group. David has over 16 years’ experience in commercial and residential insurance. He specializes in insurance for condominium corporations at Cowan. David is regularly involved with CCI through his presentations at educational seminars and has contributed to Condo News Articles. He is a past director of CCI-Golden Horsheshoe, where he was also a member of various committees.
Sara is one of the Vice-Presidents and co-owners of MF Property Management Ltd. She attended the University of Guelph where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours and joined the MF team as a Property Manager in 2011. She obtained her RCM designation in 2013 and LCCI in 2021. She has been a part of the CCI Communication’s Committee for ten years and was elected to the CCI Grand River Chapter’s Board of Directors in 2023. In her spare time, Sara likes to spend time with her family, watch scary movies, read and go thrifting.
Christopher Mendes is an associate with SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP in the Condominium Law Practice Group. Chris has a B.A. (hons) in history and political science from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. in Political Studies from Queen’s University and completed his legal education with a J.D. from the University of Ottawa. Since his call to the Bar in 2018, Chris’ practice is strictly concerned with condominium law matters.
Shalon is the manager of our Condo Team and focuses on Condominium Audits. She has over 10 years of experience specializing in condominiums. She’s passionate about condos and enjoys helping unit owners understand the complexities of condominiums while building relationships with the property managers and board members.
Shalon earned her diploma in Business Administration – Accounting from Conestoga College as well as a Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Windsor. She is incredibly organized and enjoys sharing her knowledge by training people. She has recently obtained her Leader of the Canadian Condominium Institute designation.
Her enthusiasm for condos has led her to her current role as Chair of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Grand River Chapter’s Communications Committee. Shalon has spoken at several conferences and seminars about the importance of Condominium finances.
Aside from work, she enjoys doing various crafts, caring for her fish and making time for her family.
Henry J. Jansen, P.Eng., ACCI, is the director of operations – GTA and Southern Ontario with Keller Engineering. He graduated from McMaster University in 1992 and earned his P.Eng. license in 1994. He has always been a design engineer helping to solve problems. Henry loves to help clients with their building needs and has developed a team of strong industry leaders to meet the demands of his condominium clients.
Ian Miller is a building science engineer with a multitude of experience in the design, assessment, and repair of various buildings and building components. Ian is the Branch Operations Director and a Project Principal for Pretium Anderson’s Waterloo Region office, and the current President of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.
Natashia entered the condominium industry when she joined Wilson Blanchard in 2017, following over 20 years in the customer service industry. She achieved the RCM (Registered Condominium Manager) designation in 2020 after completing the educational components in 2019. Natashia is actively engaged in the training and supervision of new managers in the Waterloo Region office.
Stefan Nespoli is a leader in Edison’s Grand River office in addition to providing support to our team and clients across the GTA. He is driven to improve our built environment by developing solutions tailored to his individual clients’ needs and is passionate about making their lives easier in the process. Stefan began his career as a contractor and gained valuable experience on condominium, commercial, and hospital project sites in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario before finding his way to Building Restoration consulting and the Condominium industry over a decade ago.
His technical background combines the areas of Structural Restoration (parking garages, balconies, waterproofing), Building Envelope (Masonry, Window Systems, Heritage), and Capital Planning (Reserve Fund Studies and Performance Audits for Condominiums). With his breadth of experience, Stefan’s passion is working with Condominium Boards, Managers, and Owners to navigate the rough waters found at the intersection of Reserve Fund and Major Project Planning.
Knowing that our chapter is being led by such exemplary professionals across the Grand River area really does leave room to celebrate the new year!
Have a safe and happy holiday season!