Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors are subject-matter experts, business and community leaders who help our founders articulate and bring their vision to life.

Program Mentors

Grant Lawrence

President, Valhalla Angels, Kelowna; Start-up Consultant; Co-President, Valhalla Angels Vancouver

 

 


Myles McGovern

Valhalla Angel; President & CEO, Vorsana Environmental; Former Founder & CEO Immersive Ventures

 

 


Clemens Kaiser

Valhalla Angel; Former President, Management Board, Sanofi Aventis; Country Chair, Germany

 

 


Rose Bhojani

Valhalla Angel; Business Consultant; Former Technology Sector Specialist/Senior Manager, BDC

 

 


Warren MacPhee

Valhalla Angel; Owner, Tutu & Lulu Fashions; Co-Founder, Restaurants for Sale Global; Former IT Consultant, CCS Corporation

 

 


Alex Miller

Valhalla Angel; CEO, Visland Media

 

 

 


Alexandra Nuth

Valhalla Angel; Co-Founder, Now or Never Ventures

 

 

 


Garland Sharratt

Information Security Consultant; Former Security Architect, Hootsuite

 

 

 


Kyle Wiltshire

Valhalla Angel; CEO, Takehan Technologies; Former President KPI Investments; Former CTO/Partner, ZipMatch

 

 


Henry King

Valhalla Angel; Owner, Superior Peat; Former Chairman, Garden Centre Group Co-op; Former Chairman, Art Knapp’s Plantland franchise; Former Owner/Operator, Art Knapp’s Plantland

 

 


Fritz Kipfer

Valhalla Angel; Former CEO Schubert North America; Former President Schubert Packaging Automation

 

 


Abhinav Kanti

Valhalla Angel; Director Total Interiors; Former Director Faith Biotech Pvt. Ltd.; Former Partner i2M Technologies

 

 


Adrien Niblock

Valhalla Angel, Co-founder Stealth Insurtech

 

 

 


Andrew McGovern

Valhalla Angel, Executive Vice President Vorsana Inc.

 

 

 


Brandon Farr

Valhalla Angel, Founder, Level Up Strategies Inc.


Michael Macaulay

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP; Board Member, Accelerate Okanagan

 

 

 


Gary Parmar

Partner, MNP LLP; Board Member, Accelerate Okanagan

 

 

 


David Saltman

Advisory Board Member, Pela; Chairman, Inca Hemp; Chairman, Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council

 

 


Saskia Battersby

Product Management Mentor & Coach; Former Director, Product Management, Visier Inc.

 

 


David Jenkins

Board Member, Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council; Former Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

 

 


Sherri Faloon

Operations and Customer Service Consultant, HJF Capital Corp.; Former Manager, Business & Development Support, IBM; Former Director, Real Estate & Logistics and Global Customer Support, Cognos Inc.

 

 


Anne-Marie Visockas

Former Vice-President, Health System Planning, Mental Health & Substance Use, and Residential Services, Interior Health Authority

 


Wayne Senner

Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery; Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC/Kelowna General Hospital

 

 


Paul Matthews, P.Eng.

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP

 

 

 


Hugh Faloon

Retired Partner, GGFL LLP Chartered Professional Accountants

 

 

 


Liza Wood

Director, Research & Data Science, Two Hat Security

 

 

 


Bruno Peters

Deputy Regional Director, Canada West, IBI Group

 

 

 


Kara James, CA, CPA

Former Director of Finance Transformation and Former CFO, Western Canada – Sysco Canada Inc.

 

 


Derek Gratz

Associate Director, University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC Okanagan

 

 

 


Camille Saltman

Managing Director, entrepreneurship,@UBCO; Former President, Malama Composites; MD Revolution

 

 


Jared Cook

Manager, MNP

 

 

 


Mitchell Grant

Manager, Assurance Services – MNP

 

 

 


Courtney Hesse

Regional Vice President, RBC

 

 

 


Corie Griffiths

Director, Economic Development and Bylaw Services, Regional District of Central Okanagan

 

 


Kevin Greenwood

Industrial Technology Advisor, National Research Council of Canada, IRAP-PARI

 


Jennifer Tedman-Jones

Director, Business, Development, Mitacs

 

 

 


Sarah Sutherland, CPHR

Program Manager, entrepreneurship@UBCO; Former Regional Human Capital Advisor, MNP LLP; Former Human Resources Manager, Two Hat Security

 

 


Karen Graham

Regional Marketing Manager, MNP LLP; Former District Manager, ADP

 

 

 


Lauren Andrews, PFP

Branch Manager, Financial Advisor, RBC on Campus, UBC Okanagan & Okanagan College