Our Canadian Timberframes Team

Canadian Timberframes provides timeless timber frame homes. We have years of experience in: design, manufacturing & management, all under one roof to serve you!

Meet Our Team

We at Canadian Timberframes are a team of creative, skillful, dedicated and diverse professionals sharing a common goal; providing you, our client, with a timeless timber frame home. It goes without saying that we pride ourselves with the quality of our products, and our commitment to go above and beyond when providing customer experience. We have built a solid reputation as one of the World's Premier Timber Frame Companies not only because of our precision and passion - but because we truly care about our clients needs.

Jeff Bowes | President, Owner

Jeff Bowes | President, Owner
Jeff Bowes | President, Owner

Growing up on a farm in Ontario, work often found itself within the shadows and protection of many turn of the century hand cut timber frame barns. The appreciation for these structures inspired what is now a 32 year career in the Industry. In the mid 80's Jeff started a 20 year involvement with an Ontario based timber frame firm. In 2006, requirements of many projects, architects and clients led Jeff to resign from this eastern firm and strike out toward the west and source what he would later refer to as a "Premier Boutique Timber Frame Manufacturer". In 2011 Jeff was invited to join Canadian Timberframes as a partner, to direct business development and growth through his vision of marketing, customer service and expanded product lines. Jeff enjoys being "on the ground" monthly throughout Canada and the US, whether at shows or consulting with clients, architects and builders.

"Jeff's true grounding comes from time spent in the mountains, whether skiing, biking or just taking it all in"

Stephanie Bowes | Vice President

Stephanie Bowes | Vice President
Stephanie Bowes | Vice President

Stephanie has joined us from Toronto where she was the VP, of Global Marketing at a software co. Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience in delivering financial results in large blue chip organizations where she was responsible for building and leading teams in various disciplines from strategic planning, marketing, advertising, product marketing, database marketing, segmentation, direct marketing, digital marketing, trade-shows and more.  We are happy to have Stephanie on board to drive the successful leadership and management of Strategic Planning process, Marketing, Advertising CRM and help us in consistently achieving our mission and objectives through program development and the administration of the plan. 

"I love being part of growing an organization and expanding its brand presence & market share!"

Joachim Strobel | Design & Production Manager

Joachim Strobel | Design & Production Manager
Joachim Strobel | Design & Production Manager

"I grew up in Germany a few kilometers from where Hundegger machines are manufactured so it was logical for me to complete my university studies on how these machines improve productivity in the timber frame industry. This knowledge opened doors for me to work in North America." Joachim successfully contributed his design talents to timber frame companies in Tennessee and Ontario where he was also instrumental in implementing HSB design software to guide the production of cutting the timber frame from handwork to machine precision. In the summer of 2012 he acted on an opportunity to join our team and headed west with his "Canadian" wife to settle in Golden. This time his travels takes him to the B.C. mountains where yet another passion takes hold on the slopes.

"Leben ist gut! (Life is good)."

Alexandre Lathion | Logistics & Operations Manager

Alexandre Lathion | Logistics & Operations Manager
Alexandre Lathion | Logistics & Operations Manager

Alex came to CTF with 17 years of experience in the woodworking industry, where he worked with Cambium Woodwork, a custom architectural woodwork company in Calgary. Prior to his position there, he was living with his wife and working in Veysonnaz which is situated in the Swiss Alps.  Alex brings a passion for wood and mountain living with him to his position.

On his time off Alexandre enjoys splitboarding, camping, hiking & exploring British Columbia with his wife and son.

“Wood is a material that has always appealed to me; there is nothing better than smelling the scent of fresh cut wood when you arrive to work. Creating a structure out of a natural resource is also very rewarding; I can apply my knowledge of modeling software towards making beautiful and functional living spaces in some of the most spectacular locations for our customers.”

Veronica King | Accounting Manager

Veronica King | Accounting Manager
Veronica King | Accounting Manager

Veronica has been working in Accounting for over 15 years and also bring with her a long history of people management.  As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Veronica thrives off crunching the numbers and providing sound financial data.  Some of her previous roles include Director of Finance and Accounting Manager for other organizations within the Kootenays.  She first learned about Canadian Timberframes and its company culture through corporate interactions in the Golden community.  When the Accounting Supervisor position became available Veronica knew she wanted to work for one of the biggest employers in the region and be part of the team that she had heard so much about. She has since moved into a Management Role.

Veronica has been in Golden for over 10 years and lives for the Golden lifestyle, her hobbies include dirt biking, camping, snowboarding and gardening, to name a few.

“Escape the ordinary”

Eleanor Phillips | Sales Associate

Eleanor Phillips | Sales Associate
Eleanor Phillips | Sales Associate

Eleanor first worked with a small silviculture company on prescribed burns; clearing overgrowth from planted trees with a brush saw and cleaning creeks after logging crews had completed their harvest.

She began her Canadian Timberframes journey in the shop, sanding and staining. She progressed to completing hand cutting and chiseling, then to operating the forklift and packaging the completed project. After six years in the shop she moved into her administrative position in the front office and then to Sales Associate where she is able guide clients through the complex process.

At home she happiest working in her flowerbeds, camping, quading or sledding with her family.

"Her experience in the industry goes way back even before joining CTF."

David Gagne | Sales Associate

David Gagne | Sales Associate
David Gagne | Sales Associate

David brings with him a long history in the building construction industry with over 10 years of combined stick frame, timber & log building experience. He also has extensive background in the ski industry with over 7 years of soft & hard good sales and, was with the Canadian Snowboard Cross Team for 4 years leading up to the Sochi Olympics. David is thrilled to be working with Canadian Timberframes where he can put many of his passions to work. He loves to get to know clients stories, what drives their dreams and loves helping shape them into a new reality; a custom timber frame home, chalet or cottage.

"His love of the mountains brought him to Golden; his passion for wood & high end products brought him to Canadian Timberframes."

Tiffiny Yaxley | Sales Associate

Tiffiny Yaxley | Sales Associate
Tiffiny Yaxley | Sales Associate

Tiffiny graduated with a BSc in Geology from the University of Alberta in 2006. After a number of years working technical roles in the oil and gas industry she moved into sales. In sales she discovered her passion for presenting, human interaction, and helping others. She has 8 years of experience in a technical sales, 4 of which are in leadership positions.

Tiffiny was meant to live in Golden as the lifestyle really compliments her passion for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hot tubs overlooking the mountains.

"The most important thing a sales professional can do is understand their customer’s needs and not the sales person’s wants."

Caroline Picard | Sales & Contract Coordinator

Caroline Picard | Sales & Contract Coordinator
Caroline Picard | Sales & Contract Coordinator

From Hotel and Project Management to an international relocation advisor, Caroline is happy to join CTF! Recently, she was coordinating the international relocation for CAF members and she truly loved it. It was a challenging time by the complexity of the international relocation but it was the most rewarding position as she had the chance to make a difference in the lives of many families by her kindness and hard work. She believes that when a team works together we can reach higher summits.

Caroline and her husband relocated from Ottawa to be in Golden and she can't believe that she is in BC again. Original from St-Raphael in QC, she always wanted to travel and meet new people. She travelled through Canada and Europe enjoying Corsica and the Mediterranean. But it is in BC that she found roots. She is an avid snowboarder and always ready for a new adventure!

"The real journey is not to travel the desert or to cross great distances underwater, it is to reach an exceptional point where the flavor of the moment bathes all the outlines of the inner life." -- Antoinde de Saint-Exupéry

Kyra Sklar | Marketing Coordinator

Kyra Sklar | Marketing Coordinator
Kyra Sklar | Marketing Coordinator

Kyra learned the ropes of marketing back in Edmonton, Alberta where she worked in agency-style and in-house marketing positions. Travelling to the mountains every weekend had her yearning for more. She found her place here at CTF, in our small but mighty Marketing department, owning the marketing for both our B2B & B2C Canadian and United States timber frame markets!

Outside the office you can find Kyra shredding the slopes, attempting to master her new found love of mountain biking, scaling new heights to get the perfect photo or tending to her tropical plants.

"What separates good from great is the willingness to take risks and push the envelope."

Jeff Parker | Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Jeff Parker | Designer & Timber Frame Technician
Jeff Parker | Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Jeff has applied his passion for the aesthetics of wood design in the Design and Engineering Industry in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He moved from Calgary in 2010 to join CTF and apply his experience as an architectural technologist to both residential and commercial timber structures. When Jeff is finished resolving any core issues of a project to keep it moving on schedule, preparing engineered drawings for a luxury mountain home, he leaves the office walls behind to enjoy many outdoor activities against the back drop of the mountains.

Logan Winters | Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Logan Winters | Designer & Timber Frame Technician
Logan Winters | Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Building timber structures with his Father while growing up in Canmore kick started Logan’s passion for architectural design especially timber frame structures. Being able to envision, create and make a end product that clients can call their own is what drives Logan and excites him in his design career.

He continues to enjoy building and has a real passion for skiing, biking, dirt biking and enjoying his friends company while tackling the outdoor opportunities around Golden.

‘It’s not a mistake,  it’s a design feature”

Philip McKinley | Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Philip McKinley | Designer & Timber Frame Technician
Philip McKinley | Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Philip has always had a strong interest in timber framing and his desire to immerse himself in timber themed architecture has lead him to the team at CTF. At this point in his career he is most passionate about working with and learning from clients that love timber as much as him. The opportunity to work on unique projects across North America really excites him.

Philip has a variety of passions ranging from cooking, music and travelling to hiking, biking and skiing. He enjoys the outdoors and is happiest spending time with family and friends around a campfire or fishing in a back country stream.

“It’s a beautiful day for a beautiful day”

Mike Majkowski | Architectural Designer

Mike Majkowski | Architectural Designer
Mike Majkowski | Architectural Designer

Mike is passionate about clean and efficient designs, both aesthetically and technically.  He enjoys the technical aspects of the profession and seeing his work come to life. He likes being exposed to all aspects of design and construction, it makes life more interesting.

Mike moved from Ontario to join Canadian Timberframes in 2018 after meeting one a design team member through mutual friends.

 

“The positive power of negative thinking”

Nico Morin | Architectural Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Nico Morin | Architectural Designer & Timber Frame Technician
Nico Morin | Architectural Designer & Timber Frame Technician

Nico has a plethora of experience from different industrys that makes him a great asset to Canadian Timberframes. He has experience & apprenticeships in Welding and Carpentry, interest in 3d-animation & VFX, and a diploma in Architectural Design from SAIT, he will fit right in to our multifaceted team.

Nico grew up in a rural area in Quebec but moved out west to attend school & tree plant during the summers. In his spare time, Nico loves skiing and will be taking on mountain biking as a new hobby (it's a total Golden lifestyle thing to do!).

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness"

Rick Schacher | Lead Sawyer & Sawmill/Log Yard Supervisor

Rick Schacher | Lead Sawyer & Sawmill/Log Yard Supervisor
Rick Schacher | Lead Sawyer & Sawmill/Log Yard Supervisor

Rick Schacher has been involved in the forestry and timber business most of his life here in the Columbia Valley. Joining Canadian Timberframes in the early years, Rick's contribution to our manufacturing process remains invaluable. From overseeing the huge log inventory, being the primary sawyer, and being responsible for the care and maintenance of our mill and heavy equipment, Rick is our "go to" guy. It's worth noting that the easy way to find Rick in the busy summer season is to look for the cloud of dust….he'll be just ahead of it!

Leo Mitzel | Log Yard & Production Team

Leo Mitzel | Log Yard & Production Team
Leo Mitzel | Log Yard & Production Team

Just from Leo's picture, you know he is a hoot to be around. Leo and Rick are the ultimate team working together in our yard to keep everything in tip-top shape. There is always a good laugh to be had when around Leo.

He is very much an outdoorsman, loves to go fishing & find a good camping spot in the Columbia Valley.

Cael Bowes | Manufacturing Lead

Cael Bowes | Manufacturing Lead
Cael Bowes | Manufacturing Lead

Cael took this opportunity to move from Beaverton, ON and put his carpentry, general construction background and finishing skills to work, joining the business in the summer of 2012 and being the second generation to do so. He hopes to contribute his part in crafting the finest timber frames one can ask for and one day hopes to build his own fully sustainable home. Cael's sense for adventure coaxed him west to the Rockies where he thrives on extreme sports and the great outdoors, it's in the (Bowes) blood.

"Cael thrives on extreme sports and the great outdoors."

Michael Prete | Manufacturing Lead

Michael Prete | Manufacturing Lead
Michael Prete | Manufacturing Lead

With a passion for mountain and timber structures, Michael joined Canadian Timberframes to contribute quality craftsmanship to the timber frame industry and further develop his skills in the industry.

Like many of our staff he makes the most of the outdoor opportunities in Golden and enjoys snowboarding, biking and climbing with his girlfriend.

Matt Pilon | Senior K2 Technician

Matt Pilon | Senior K2 Technician
Matt Pilon | Senior K2 Technician

With a passion for computerized technology Matt does a great job of operating the Hundegger Planer and K2, and controlling the flow of floor operations. The Hundegger runs at a steady pace and he keeps a good balance of feeding the machine and keeping the crew busy as well.

From a background that started with Matt planting massive forests he now crafts that tree to be part of a spectacular timber frame structure. Matt keeps busy with his 3 kids, enjoying the great outdoor life in Golden.

Adam Burgart | Machine Operator & Timber Frame Technician

Adam Burgart | Machine Operator & Timber Frame Technician
Adam Burgart | Machine Operator & Timber Frame Technician

Adam designed farm machinery in Penticton, BC before making the move to Golden so he could take advantage of the great hunting and fishing in the Columbia Valley. Adam has made quite a name for himself, operating the planer like a rock star. His meticulous attention to detail & understanding of machinery means our planer is always running smoothly. When he is not operating our machinery, he works as a Timber Frame Technician in our offices.

He is a keen biker, climber and skier so the Golden lifestyle was a big attraction for him and his experience designing and working with heavy machinery is a great fit with CTF.

Jeff Shineton | Timber Frame Carpenter & Wall Manufacturer

Jeff Shineton | Timber Frame Carpenter & Wall Manufacturer
Jeff Shineton | Timber Frame Carpenter & Wall Manufacturer

Jeff has been with CTF for a total of 6 years and we are extremely thankful to have him in our shop! He is a big part of our Carpentry Team. Jeff loves living in Golden as he enjoys the accessibility to fishing and hunting nearby.

Jeff Stevenson | Timber Frame Carpenter & Wall Frame Manufacturer

Jeff Stevenson | Timber Frame Carpenter & Wall Frame Manufacturer
Jeff Stevenson | Timber Frame Carpenter & Wall Frame Manufacturer

Jeff Stevenson he has lived in Golden on and off since 2012 & fits right into our team! Jeff became a carpenter after realizing a desk job wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Instead of crunching numbers as an accountant he now works in the shop with some good ol' wood.

In Jeff's spare time, he works on his Earthship home & enjoys to skiing & mountain biking in the East Kootenays.

"I don't have to remember everything, I just have to remember where I wrote it down."

Taya Young | Production Team

Taya Young | Production Team
Taya Young | Production Team

Taya has always had an interest in timber frame homes and joined CTF to learn more about the industry after wanting a career change.

She is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys snowmobiling in the winter and dirt biking and bonfires by the lake in the summer. Her husband and her also enjoy nights in with their pets.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”

Jamie Fisher | Production Team

Jamie Fisher | Production Team
Jamie Fisher | Production Team

Jamie specializes in our CTF Wall Enclosure Systems which keeps him extremely busy! Having just moved to Golden, Jamie is busy exploring the East Kootenay's in his spare time.

Ryan Milligan | Production Team

Ryan Milligan | Production Team
Ryan Milligan | Production Team

Ryan installed one of our timber frames on a previous job which sparked his interest in Canadian Timberframes and lead him to applying for a role with us. Ryan worked in construction for over 15 years prior to joining our team. He thoroughly enjoys the Golden lifestyle that allows him to hike, camp and water-ski with his family.

Audrey Ferguson | Production Team

Audrey Ferguson | Production Team
Audrey Ferguson | Production Team

Audrey grew up in the beautiful Columbia Valley & has worked with Canadian Timberframes on our Production Team for many years. The love she has for her job here at our facility doesn't go unnoticed, she brightens the room with her cheerful mood & occasional dance moves.

On her own time, Audrey loves to cozy up around the campfire, have great conversation & gaze up at the stars. She also adores taking care of her lambs & calfs.

Kris Mosoronchon | Production Team

Kris Mosoronchon | Production Team
Kris Mosoronchon | Production Team

Ludovick Bombardier | Production Team

Ludovick Bombardier | Production Team
Ludovick Bombardier | Production Team

Ludovick recently finished carpentry school in Quebec and always wanted to come out west.

Ludovick prefers to be outside exploring and hiking (which makes Golden the PERFECT fit for him). He thinks Golden is absolutely stunning & is stoked to be out west.

Judy Wikman | Production Team

Judy Wikman | Production Team
Judy Wikman | Production Team

Timber staining is a great way to bring life to timbers and Judy will ensure you a colour matched finish. With over 12 years in CTF shop she prides herself on a job well done. Thank you Judy! She has loves to spend time with her grand kids and one day hopes to enjoy an extended vacation down east in the Maritimes.

Timber Bowes | Paw-ductivity Director

Timber Bowes | Paw-ductivity Director
Timber Bowes | Paw-ductivity Director

Timber joined the Canadian Timberframes team in Dec 2016. Timber’s pawsitive attitude, endless amounts of energy and her passion for sinking her teeth into a quality piece of wood made for a perfect fit to the CTF team!

When Timber isn't working hard making her daily rounds of the facility, you can find her on long trail runs throughout the Columbia Valley and basking in the sun along the river while enjoying her favourite treats. We are extremely happy to have Timber join the CTF team as she brings a smile to everyone’s face when she runs in the room!

"Ruff sawn Interior Douglas Fir is my favourite!"

Forest Bowes | Yard Branch Manager

Forest Bowes | Yard Branch Manager
Forest Bowes | Yard Branch Manager

You won't believe it but Forest is actually sisters with Timber. Forest is sure to keep everyone in the office smiling and occasionally jets off to take inventory in the yard. Her speciallty is big sticks and bark.

"It's never a ruff day when we're around"


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