Jenna Abbott has proudly served the Okanagan Housing Industry since 2015.
Jenna brings 20+ years of business, administration, financial and management experience; including 9 years of leadership within the construction industry as Operations Manager for Sunterra Custom Homes and Modtrend Exteriors.
She is passionate about giving back to the communities that we live and serve in. Jenna continues to provide mentorship and support to women in construction and will be a powerful voice and advocate for our community and CHBA members. She is the Chair of the Women in Construction Committee and Governance Committee and avid supporter of CHBA-CO Events as she believes strongly in supporting the housing community and the CHBA. Jenna looks forward to using her voice, experience, and platform to push forward the initiatives of the CHBA-CO as a board member.
Les Bellamy brings a diverse background of construction experience to the table. With humble beginnings in a 3rd generation excavation company, Les was running iron before he had a driver’s license. The journey to building construction began in 1991; Residential Home Design (RHD) in 1997; and construction management in 2003.
As a previous Board Executive, Les lead the way with the rebranding of the awards program; including personally designing the Housing excellence trophy; authored the CHBACO’s 74-page report regarding the financial impacts of implementing the BC Energy Step code; traveled provincially & nationally representing our association; and volunteered over 250 hours to our association.
As owner of Bellamy Homes, with over 60 industry awards, including 3-time Builder of the year (CHBACO); Les is eager to share his experience with the next generations and assist the future of the industry.
“Let’s roll up our sleeves and get it done!”
Kirsten has been employed in the construction and development industry since 2010 and has held roles in human resources, operations, sales, administration, project planning, event planning and interior decorating. Being born and raised in Kelowna she has seen massive changes in the city and would like to help make Kelowna the best city it can be. She hopes to use her voice to increase the construction talent pool through the encouragement of women in the trades as well as introduce the divers career possibilities in the construction industry to high school students and make it easier for skilled immigrant workers to come to work in Canada. Kirsten is grateful to have relationships with many of our CHBA-CO members after working for Edgecombe Builders for many years and now as the VP Operations with the Wilden Group.
Paul Donaldson, Operations Manager (Okanagan Region) for Cantiro Homes, has lived in the beautiful Okanagan since 2004 and has been in the building industry since 1998. He has experience in designing, building and renovating during this time. He served on the Kelowna Home Builders Association board from 2005-2010 working at growing the industry. He was co-chair of the Tommy Awards and assisted with numerous committees during this time. He has been a volunteer and mentor with youth with Scouts Canada for thirteen years. Paul is passionate about, and proud to be part of, the direction that the housing industry is going with net zero and the reduction of the carbon footprint.
Paul worked as General Manager of the home division of Kentland Homes/Kettle Valley Developments from 2005-2021 and has recently joined the award-winning Cantiro Group, who has just expanded into the Okanagan. He is proud to be part of this leadership team working towards a net zero community.
Paul enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, traveling and exploring the world around him.
Kerry McDowell serves as General Manager of Dilworth Homes overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. In his role he provides support to the project delivery team, field operations, customer engagement and front-end vision for Dilworth’s Quick Possession, Semi Custom and Custom Home programs. Prior to joining Dilworth Homes, Kerry worked in the civil, oil and gas industries in senior management roles where he was responsible for the company’s operations, HSE and project delivery teams. He also worked as part of the SLT to develop strategic corporate plans, and provide direction and leadership in achieving company vision, mission and values.
Before he headed to the Lower Mainland, Kerry spent 18 years in the residential and commercial construction segments as a GC, PM and GM in different organizations, bringing exceptional projects to life in the southern Saskatchewan area, where he is originally from. During this time, he worked on teams responsible for the construction and restoration of heritage projects, new commercial construction and the turnkey delivery of a 65-acre master plan residential community.
Sandy Morris is the owner and licensed builder for Sandmor Construction. She has been involved in the building industry for over fifteen years. Getting her start with an electric contractor as a Project Manager/Estimator for residential construction. Learning her way through the estimating part of home electrical was new and challenging but very exciting. This was her break into the construction industry, from there she was hired on by a local developer as a Site Manager, learning from the ground up how town houses made their way from a hole in the ground to turning the keys over to the new homeowner. With all this experience she was able to secure a job as the Construction Manager for a new housing development going in at Tower Ranch in Kelowna in 2014. In this role she was in charge of the entire site as far as home construction was involved, building 28 homes in two years. She looked after moving the new homeowners into all these homes.
After some restructuring with this company in 2017, Sandy decided it was time to look at starting her own business. She was able to work with a couple of local builders as a Project Manager as she was building her own construction company.
Sandy was on the CHBACO Board of Directors from 2020 – 2022, in her time on the board she started the Women In Construction Committee. With the committee’s goal to work with young girls and women and show them the way into the construction industry with education, bursaries etc. Sandy was chairperson on this committee for 2 years and is still a member of this committee.
Sebastian Motora, owner of Okanagan AeroBarrier and award winning Edward West Luxury Homes, shares CHBA CO's passion for innovation in the home building industry. This is reflected in his active membership in the U40 committee, and Energy Step Code council, as well as his Net Zero projects and industry changing Air Sealing Technology. Growing up in Kelowna and seeing it grow has shaped his appreciation for the valley. Building for a sustainable tomorrow in all aspects of construction is what drives his dedication with CHBA.
Clayton has lived in Kelowna since 2016 and has been active in the Mechanical side of the construction industry for the last 16 years, including six years of project management and partnership with Quality Air care. Clayton has devoted his time not only to his company but to the CHBA-CO with involvement through multiple committees including Step Code, U40 and awards committees. Clayton has also took part in many high efficient home projects throughout the Okanagan as well as provided education during step code implementation. With his involvement with the board Clayton hopes to not only provide a professional stance as a mechanical trade but be a knowledgeable voice for the subtrades involved with construction. When not working, he can be found outdoors, kayaking or biking with my family.
Rob Siddon, Director of Appliances Sales with Andre’s Electronics has lived in Kelowna since 2000 and has been involved on the supply side of the construction industry for over 2 two decades. With over 10 years previous experience serving on the local CHBA Board of Directors, including one term as President and numerous years as Chair of The Real Home Show, Rob offers a wealth of valuable experience as a potential incoming director. In addition, he has served on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. When not at work Rob enjoys everything the Okanagan has to offer with his Family including hiking, skiing, climbing, camping and fishing.