About

Meet the Campaign Team

John Weston

Campaign Chair
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John served as a Member of Parliament for two terms, stoutly advocating for the people he represented, at home and abroad. In his two terms as a Member of Parliament with numerous roles and responsibilities, he gleaned exceptional insight into the working of the Canadian Government, its systems, processes, agencies, and most importantly, its people and leaders.

John, founder of Weston & Associates, is widely regarded as a leader in advising on cases that involve a combination of Law, Government Relations and Indigenous Affairs, areas in which he has excelled for over 35 years. In his career, he has mastered the art of negotiating, communicating and building relationships within the context of managing and resolving complex problems. While his legal background is diversified, his passion has always been a highly honed focus on advancing issues of fairness and human rights and helping others in difficult situations.

Education: York University, Osgoode Hall Law School - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); Harvard University - Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Government and International Relations (B.A.)

Ian Mellor

Official Agent
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Ian is the Past President of the Evergreen Squash Club, and Past Director with Vancouver Executives Association. He [previously assisted on campaigns with Colin Hansen, Peter Ladner (Financial Agent) and John Weston (Financial Agent and Official Agent). Ian has been the President of Mellor Financial Group Inc. since 1990, and is currently a Financial Planner with Assante Wealth Management Ltd.

Education: University of Victoria - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.); CFP, FRI., EPC.

Samantha Loren

Campaign Manager
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Samantha is excited to bring her project management and leadership experience to the campaign team. Samantha has experience in a variety of industries, including medical device innovation, clinical research, marketing and advertising, real estate development, and financial services. A world-renowned public speaker, a recipient of numerous awards for business case competitions, and an experienced team leader, Samantha looks forward to bringing fresh perspectives to the campaign.

Education: Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law - Master of Science in Law, Honors (MSL); Dalhousie University, Rowe School of Business - Bachelor of Commerce, Finance (B.Comm.)

MaryAnn Smith

Regional Manager and GOTV Coordinator, Bowen Island

Daniella Smith

Regional Manager, Squamish
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Daniella works in health care as a nursing assistant and, prior to this, had been an event coordinator and was a sole proprietor of a sign business. She is a proud wife and mother of two young men. Daniella is positively motivated by our Conservative candidate, Gabrielle Loren, and is intentional in all of her contributing efforts to assist in joining people in favour of supporting Gabrielle here in Squamish, B.C.

Education: Graduated from Vancouver Community College and Compucollege School of Business

Reid Addison

Youth Captain
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Reid is a recent graduate of Rockridge Secondary school and will be studying international economics at UBC in the fall. Reid has gained valuable experience in various campaign's, encouraging youth in our community to get more involved. Reid is devoted to encouraging youth to get involved in campaigning at an early age so that they have a say in the direction our community is moving.

Education: University of British Columbia - Bachelor of International Economics (BIE), Candidate; Rockridge Secondary School

Alan Wallace

Door Captain
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Alan is enthusiastic to be joining Gabrielle and her campaign team having lived in West Vancouver and Whistler for over 20 years. An experienced corporate finance advisor with a career in advising companies on investing in Canada and globally, Alan brings a broad economic perspective to Gabrielle’s team. Having followed the business and economic environment closely for over 35 years, Alan looks forward to meeting as many voters as possible to discuss Canada's future and why Gabrielle is our best choice for Canada and our kids future here.

Education: University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business - Master of Business Administration (MBA); University of Toronto - Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering (B.A.Sc.)

Konrad Kobielewski

Print and Communications Captain
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Konrad is an experienced campaigner who worked as a political staffer under the previous Conservative government. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC and trained in international protocol at the Protocol School of Washington. Konrad resides in Dundarave and looks forward to electing Gabrielle Loren as our MP.

Education: University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business - Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Valerie Brown

Research Captain

Angelia Darnbrough

Messaging and Marketing Strategist
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With over two decades of marketing experience, Angelia has been helping businesses grow exponentially, stay relevant and embrace new technologies using People2People Marketing. She successfully finds her client’s pivot point – connecting customers to products and services by establishing an emotional connection that makes them memorable. She looks forward to applying her extensive insight into marketing strategy to the campaign team.

Education: University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts, Economics. Purdue University Calumet, Indiana, USA, Marketing & Advertising courses.

Elizabeth Marshall

Events Coordinator, Social
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Elizabeth Marshall has lived in West Vancouver since 1975. Her volunteer experience includes organizing fundraising activities, etc., while her children attended local schools. She served as Vice-President of B.C. Parents for French. She carried out a leadership role at her local church for three years and has volunteered at the W.V. Seniors’ Centre. While employed with the West Vancouver Community Foundation as Executive Director she organized the annual fundraising auctions. Over the past 13 years she has volunteered for and supported the campaign of the Conservative candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast- Sea to Sky Country.

Kate MacLeod

Social Media Coordinator
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Kate is excited to be joining the campaign team as the Social Media Coordinator. As a student well-acquainted with the ins and outs of social media and marketing, Kate is confident in the efforts she puts forth to Gabrielle’s team. In the future, she is looking forward to being a part of the action-packed campaign journey.

Education: Emily Carr University of Art and Design - Visual Communication (BDes), Candidate; Rockridge Secondary School