Meet the Virchew Crew
Founder and Lead - Sales & Marketing
Laura knows a thing or two about feeling a tug of passion when eyeing a new venture. The relentless entrepreneur-within guided Laura through decades of success in real estate (sales, marketing and management), fitness studio ownership, business development, venture capital, event production, website development and design, and communications.
Lead Consultant - Veterinary Partnerships & Sales
With over 20-years of professional experience working in the food and beverage manufacturing industries and 10+ years in Veterinary healthcare, Kerry leads through change with her effective flexibility, relationship bridge-building and relentless energy for new ideas and improvements, which lead her to peer over the horizon continuously.
Lead - Distribution & Production
New to the west coast way of living, Geoff relocated to Vancouver from Ontario this past May. Driving across the country was an incredible experience made even more pawsome by his trusty canine navigator Rocky riding shotgun. Settling in the uber-cool neighborhood of Kitsilano, while out walking one day, Geoff and Rocky stumbled upon Virchew HQ and a door literally opened on the next stage of their lives.
BSc, Food Engineering
Lead - Operations & Research
When she travelled to Canada in 2012 to learn English and experience a different culture, Tatiana did not expect to fall in love with Vancouver. Our west coast city captivated her and was the catalyst for her immigration to Canada.
Lead Consultant - Communications & Media
Helen is a solopreneur with a focus on working with small BC businesses with strong ethics and practices. In addition to owning and running a marketing and communications company, she is a magazine publisher and prolific writer in the Lifestyle niche. She lives vegan, is an avid animal and human rights advocate, and her heart is with all who struggle to be seen.
Lead - Balls, Toys & Walks
Seva, the (self-proclaimed) Top Dog at Virchew has over 3 years of experience as an amazing wet nose kisser and hugging companion, especially if there are treats involved. With Seva leading this department, all crew members, customers and guests are given equal "play" time.
Lead - Customer Care & Happy Wags
It may have been her love of music and performance that brought Shannon to the Lower Mainland from the Interior in 1980, but it was a full-time position in telecommunications that pushed that pursuit to the sidelines. Another passion took hold.
With over 40 years as an entrepreneur and business innovator, Gord’s unique experiences and incredible story-telling ability captures the imagination and possibilities of everyone in the room. His extensive and dynamic background ranges from ownership of a multimillion dollar food production facility to the invention of TRAK Kayak that was recognized by National Geographic as, "The World's Best.".
Lead - Receiving & Cuddling
Rocky "the Receiver", ensures that ingredient deliveries are received following the strictest of sniff standards. Then, he ensures a cuddle or two to thank the delivery person. With Rocky leading this department, Virchew doggy customers can be confident that all ingredients are up to sniff... um, snuff.