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

 

 

 


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

 

 

 


 

Jared Cook

Manager, MNP

 

 

 


Mitchell Grant

Manager, Assurance Services – MNP

 

 

 


Courtney Hesse

Regional Vice President, RBC

 

 

 


Krista Mallory

Manager, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC)

 

 

 


Kevin Greenwood

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

 


Jennifer Tedman-Jones

Director, Business, Development, Mitacs

 

 

 


 

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