Meet the Team

  • 13 Years in business
  • 575 Rum Fridays & counting
  • 1,300 Clients served
  • 10,000,000 Lines of code written

What we do may look like magic, that’s because it is. Okay, there’s a lot of hard work as well. Caorda is a team of smart, creative, and curious individuals who are great at listening, researching, coding, building, strategizing, and designing for our clients. We’re an eclectic group and have several common traits: we like our clothes casual, our code handcrafted, our design current, and our Friday afternoons with rum and coke; or not. Don’t let the casual attire fool you, though; we’re dead-serious about what we do.

Project Management

These savant-like project managers will keep your website or custom development project moving at the right pace and at the right budget. They enjoy what they do and you’ll know it, just look how happy they are! 

Paul Johnston President
Paul has a strong business and technical background, gained from years of work in the Credit Union system. He holds an MBA from Royal Roads University and received the Governor General’s award for his thesis. At Caorda, Paul focuses on […]
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Lorne Neil Project Manager
Lorne has 13 years of marketing, management and sales experience with technology products and software companies. In 2005, Lorne received his MBA, graduating on the Dean’s List from the University of Victoria. Lorne spent 6 years with ACD Systems in […]
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Rauvy Dalep Business Analyst
Holding a Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, Rauvy worked for more than 12 years at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union in both a branch and systems environment before joining Caorda. His roles at the credit union varied from […]
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Trish Jackson Mitchell Account Manager
Trish was raised in Victoria and has a diverse work background, ranging from operations and member services at a non-profit to managing a small toy store chain, to project management of software implementations, among others! She has an MBA in […]
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Lara Noble Account Manager
Lara has many years of experience in management and leadership, most recently directing ecommerce operations for a major Canadian clothing retailer. Originally from the west coast, Lara has followed her career path across Canada from Ontario to Alberta, and is […]
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Ryan Mackey Account Manager
Ryan brings years of sales and management experience across the private, public and non-profit sectors and is passionate about helping clients grow their business. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Royal Roads University and prior to joining Caorda […]
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Development

Development is where the code happens. Every line of code from your website or your industry-shattering new app or custom software project happens here. They’re a lot more normal than you might think. We rely a lot on this team and we make sure they know it.

Lance Hesketh Senior Developer
Lance has almost 20 years of experience building highly functional web applications using technologies such as C#, VB .NET, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, ASP .NET, SQL Server and IIS. Recently, he’s spent a lot of time building mobile applications for iOS, […]
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Mark Nahirny Senior Developer
Mark is an expert in design, architecture, and implementation, specializing in Software Development and Project Management. He has an extensive background with specialized software applications in the healthcare field. He has given several conference presentations on his work, including the […]
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Max Dumonceaux Developer
Max moved to Victoria when he was 9, and has lived here ever since. He completed his Computer Science degree at the University of Victoria. He works primarily in Visual Basic and C#, but is also fluent in Java, C, […]
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Alan Pugh Developer
Alan moved to Canada from the UK’s tech industry. He’s a self-taught developer, and personally learned all he knows – which is a lot, considering his 25 years of experience in the industry. Now Alan brings his talents to Caorda, […]
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Dean Rivera Developer
Dean moved to Victoria to be with his wife to start a new chapter in his life. Dean graduated with a degree in IT. He enrolled in a web development program to learn about the basics, self-taught what he can […]
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Brendan Davidson Developer
Brendan is a Developer, Photographer, Sailor, and Cat Lady. After moving to Victoria 6 Years ago, he began his career as a software developer. He is fun-loving and always ready for any challenges or problems that need to be solved. […]
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Andrii Taran Web Developer
While working in media production, Andrii saw how a new wave of web technologies changed the way we were able to tell stories. As a lifelong learner he decided to find out how it works from the inside, which led […]
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Eric Guthrie Web Developer
Eric has always been interested in technologies and web design. He eventually decided to shift careers, take the plunge, and learn how it worked. His background working with people and now web development has sparked a passion to create helpful […]
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Creative

Ah, the creative department. It may look small, but they create immense, creative personalities for websites, custom software interfaces, roadside promotions and all manner of branding, logo and print media. 

Hilary Araujo Web & Graphic Designer
After graduating with a degree in Graphic and Media Design, Hilary left Victoria BC in 2009 for the mainland to pursue her dream career in Graphic and Website design. After working and learning with two large agencies in Vancouver, Hilary […]
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Dave Phillips Web & Video Specialist
Dave got his start creating stop-motion films using his Star Wars action figures in Grade 2. “Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Giant Ski Boot” was the name of his first masterpiece. Since then, Dave has been creating promotional videos for Victoria […]
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Julie Melano Web & Graphic Designer
Julie has a passion for helping businesses develop their brand and public image. After graduating from Southern Oregon University’s art program in 2000, she almost embarked on a career in photography, but then followed her heart and pursued graphic design, […]
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Digital Marketing

The digital marketing team wants to help your business. Not every strategy is right for every business. Our team will develop comprehensive campaigns that might include SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Bing Ads, conversion optimization and other website updates that only help your customers get what they need quickly and efficiently. 

Ryan Morben SEO Specialist
Ryan was born in Williams Lake BC and started life off on a ranch in a valley miles from the nearest town. He spent most of his time on the island growing up in Sooke, still miles from the nearest […]
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Jade Carter Digital Marketing Specialist
A proud father of one, Jade is a WestCoaster through and through; born in Vancouver and raised in Victoria. Jade cut his teeth in the Internet Technology industry in the 90’s on the front lines of dial-up internet support. This […]
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Steve Hutchings Digital Marketing Specialist
Steve is our resident Shark Week fanatic. A veteran of Victoria’s Digital Marketing scene, he holds a BA in Professional Writing from the University of Victoria and does much of the writing, be it blog posts, ad copy, SEO content, […]
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Kendra Savich Digital Marketing Specialist
Coming from a military family, Kendra has spent time living in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Ontario again, and finally beautiful Victoria BC. Introduced to the tech scene at an early age, she still has fond memories of the shriek of dot […]
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Support

Our support team is what separates Caorda from the pack. Our relationship really starts once your project launches. We’re here to support you and your project for its lifetime. Well, that’s our goal. We offer complete support for all of our services, top to bottom. 

 

Robert Régimbald Hosting & Infrastructure Administrator
Robert is a Microsoft Certified System Administrator and Technical specialist. Robert has been working in the IT field since graduating at Algonquin College in 2004. Throughout this time, he helped design, build and manage network infrastructures and system administration from […]
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Amanda Beck Support Analyst
Amanda moved from the UK to Canada in 2012 and joined Caorda in 2015. Her background as a Front End Web Developer has stood her in good stead for her role as our resident Web Savvy Swiss Army Knife. Outside […]
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We’re Growing!

We are a Victoria BC internet technology company that loves to work hard, but we like to have fun too! If you are interested in future career opportunities with the Caorda team, please check back regularly. We are always interested in hearing from talented designers, developers, digital marketing and SEO specialists looking to join our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@caorda.com.

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