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Brand Ambassadors - Benjamin Moore Kelowna

Meet Our Team

RobertRobert & Gaia Mueller

Rob and Gaia may be relatively new to Kelowna, but they’re not new to the paint industry. Rob has owned multiple Benjamin Moore stores in Calgary since 1992 – that’s over 20 years in the industry! At one point, he owned 4 busy stores in the city. However, when Rob and Gaia traveled to the Okanagan for wine festivals and even got married here in October 2010, they fell in love with it and decided to sell the stores in Calgary and purchase the Benjamin Moore store on Springfield. Luckily for them, everything worked out and they’ve been running it since April 1, 2011.

Rob came into the industry with a background in architecture – he has a degree in Architectural Technologies from SAIT in Calgary. Indeed, Rob still has his name on an architectural company in Calgary, but has left the building world for the paint and decorating world. With his keen eye for structure and design and a strong belief in customer service and loyalty, Rob has truly found his professional niche in Benjamin Moore Kelowna!

Gaia has taken a more obscure route to the paint and design industry, but is loving her new career. With a background in Philosophy, Political Science, and English Literature, Gaia was a high school teacher and debate coach in Calgary. She is now learning to turn “colourful” phrases into “colourful” catch-phrases on Twitter and Facebook.  She would love to work with you to help you choose your paint, colours and wall-coverings!

Whether you’re a homeowner, a painter, or a contractor, contact Rob to discuss how Benjamin Moore Kelowna can help you achieve your design dreams. If you’re interested in topics for future blogs, e-newsletters or Facebook or looking for an event sponsor, contact Gaia. We’d love to meet you.

Read Gaia's profile from Welcome to Kelowna's website.

To contact Gaia email her at gaia@benjaminmoorekelowna.com
To contact Rob email him at r.mueller@benjaminmoorekelowna.com



Jordan Strilaiff

Jordan is an important part of our paint and coatings team. With over a decade in the paint and home decorating industry, he can solve just about any problem. He is an expert at colour matching and can answer most technical questions you might have about paint and stain. We're really excited to have Jordan as part of our team.

Contact Jordan with any questions you might have about Benjamin Moore products.


 


HollyHolly Oaks

Holly moved to Kelowna from the town of Invermere, BC, in 2013 and loves it here, both for the wine and for the design community.  She has 8 years of experience in the paint and stain industry and is an expert in both your interior and exterior needs.  She has years of hands-on experience with how to use a multitude of different products, and can help you with your questions regarding which paint to use, how to prep and stain your deck and siding, and how to restore and paint your furniture.  Holly’s favourite challenge is solving your project problems, and she also has a great eye for colour and colour matching.  She likes to make sure you have the products and knowledge, both from a design and technical point of view, so you will be thrilled with the result of your hard work.  We’re excited to have her as part of the Benjamin Moore Kelowna team!

Contact Holly for your technical and colour questions.

 
Laura Drake

Laura comes to us with a wealth of experience in design, colour, and customer service.  She’s taken many residential design courses, and actually runs her own company doing floral arrangements, so she has a well-honed and educated sense of what patterns, textures and colours work well together.  
Contact Laura with your questions about colour and design harmony. 

You can reach Laura at l.drake@benjaminmoorekelowna.com


Todd Tavender 

Todd has been in the paint industry since 1990, when he worked at General Paint as an after-school job in Langley, BC.  When he later moved to Peachland, he continued on with General Paint for another five years before moving on to The Do-It Center in West Kelowna, Revy Home and Garden, and eventually manager of the General Paint store in Vernon.  While Todd may claim he’s a jack of all trades and master on none, we know different: he is certainly a master of coatings.  He has worked with paint, stain, and lacquers for over two decades.  We are certainly happy he’s decided to bring his wealth of experience and passion for paint to the Kelowna and West Kelowna Benjamin Moore.  While Todd can help you choose the perfect colour for your home, but he’s most fascinated by light and heavy duty industrial coating and custom stains and lacquers. He is a quick learner who is always ready to take on a new challenge so see Todd for all your questions.  

Email Todd at t.tavender@benjaminmoorekelowna.com


Lynn Wilson

Lynn loves working with colour, and would love to help you choose the best schemes and textures for your home. She's had lots of experience painting as well, so has many tips on how to get the job done right. Her smile cheers us up everyday. Drop by the store and Lynn will bring a smile to you as well.

You can reach her at l.wilson@benjaminmoorekelowna.com





Daniel Parry

Daniel moved to Kelowna in May 2017 from Toronto.  His father is a professional painter and started to teach Daniel the trade when he was nine.  He has done residential and commercial painting and wallpaper hanging and worked at other paint stores in Durham for years.  He can do pretty much anything you ask, and specializes in stain matching as well as architectural and industrial coatings and systems.   When not helping customers with their coatings needs, he loves to hang out with his young family, as well as go camping and fishing.

Paint question: contact Daniel: d.parry@benjaminmoorekelowna.com



Jennifer Wood

Jenn comes to us after being a flight attendant at Westjet, so it goes without saying that she can handle herself in any crisis.  Jenn is great with colour, and does lots of her own painting.  This year, she even bought a paint sprayer to spray the outside of her home, so Jenn can help with technical and application questions just as much as with colour.  

For your questions about colours and paints, contact Jenn : j.wood@benjaminmoorekelowna.com



Angela Ferguson

Angela used to sell cell phones, but she has truly found her passion with the everyday problem solving involved in the world of paint, wallpaper and stain.  Angela likes challenges and she has a keen sense of colour and design, so she is the perfect choice for your coatings questions.  When not helping Benjamin Moore customers out, Angela likes to take care of her pet fish and cultivate her bespoke garden.

Contact Angela with your questions about design: a.ferguson@benjaminmoorekelowna.com

 



Dawn Devlin 

Dawn has had many years of experience in business, both private and corporate, and has a Certificate in Management Systems from BCIT, an Interior Decorating Certificate from OK College, three Colour Consultant Certificates, and is a Professional Real Estate Stager and RESA PRO member. She has been decorating since she was a child — her dad was a carpenter and she followed and assisted him whenever he would let her.  She has an interest in all things textiles — she weaves, spins, knits and sews. She loves colour and has dyed many pots of yarns for her creations. In fact, colour seems to be the consistent flow amongst the media with which she has worked, and she has spent much time translating that interest in colour to hard and soft finishes in the home.  

She has nine years of experience in the Okanagan area with all types of window coverings and looks forward to consulting with the Benjamin Moore clientele. She is an expert in Hunter Douglas and in putting together whole-house packages for residential clients, designers, and builders.