Our Team

Shawn Vincent

Shawn Vincent

Toni Miskenack

Toni Miskenack

Emily Lonsdale

Emily Lonsdale

Gloria Lloyd-Jones

Gloria Lloyd-Jones

Nicole Darling

Nicole Darling

Todd Hansen

Todd Hansen

Paul Palumbo

Paul Palumbo

Shawn Vincent

Owner

As the Owner of Simba Developments, Shawn brings with him 33 years of experience in the Vancouver Island building and development industry and detailed knowledge of the Central and North Island building communities. He has spent his career specializing in residential and commercial developments and offers expertise in re-zoning properties and obtaining development permits.

Shawn has been an active member of the community for 30 years’ by supporting multiple charities and organizations. He is the backbone of our company and leads our team with integrity and honesty.

Emily Lonsdale​

Project Coordinator

Emily joined the team at Simba Developments as our professional assistant. Prior to joining Simba Developments, Emily spent 8 years in administrative roles within the medical, legal and insurance industries and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in the construction industry. Alongside her years of experience, Emily has her Office Assistant certificate and continually furthers her education with courses of interest. We feel Emily is an asset to our team and look forward to building her role here at Simba Developments.

Toni Miskenack

Project Coordinator/Administration

Toni joined the team at Simba Developments as our Office Administrator. Prior to joining the team, Toni spent the last 7 years working in the construction industry for her dad’s renovation company. While there, she learned the ropes of managing the office, bookkeeping, and some project related work. After, she spent some time working at a local accounting firm as a bookkeeper. We feel Toni’s background in the construction industry is an asset to our team, and she is excited to further expand her knowledge with Simba.​

Gloria Lloyd-Jones

Bookkeeper

Gloria has been with our company for over 7 years and has assisted in many areas, including office administration, property management, storage rental operations, construction clean up and bookkeeping. Within Simba, she enjoys watching the change from a piece of land, to a house, to home and appreciates the magnitude of all the work it takes the team to make that happen. She is grateful for all the experiences during her time with Simba, and highly values all the relationships she has been able to make.

Nicole Darling

Director of Corporate Services

Nicole holds an accounting designation that is supplemented by an MBA, major Finance. She brings 20 years experience in CFO and Controller rolls in a variety of industries from Construction to First Nations.

Nicole is a result driven accountant with keen analytical and projection skills. She excels in implementing strategy supporting processes and procedures for the increase of revenues, the decrease of operational costs, the safeguarding of corporate assets, and the reduction of corporate knowledge leakage. Nicole is excited about the direction of Simba and feels blessed to be part of the Simba Team.

Todd Hansen

Construction Manager

Todd is a registered architectural technologist with the AIBC and holds a BSc in Mathematics, a diploma in building design and technology, as well as an MSc in Project Management

Todd brings over 3 decades of construction experience to each and every job, with 10 years on the tools experience as a carpenter, 20 years as an architectural technologist and contract administrator, as well as 5 years of construction management. Todd has been involved in projects ranging from spec/custom homes of all sizes, large scale multi-family developments, hotel renovations, and commercial/mixed use projects.

Devin Cowan

Project Manager

Devin joined the team at Simba Developments as a Civil Lead Hand. Prior to joining Simba
Developments, Devin spent over 20 years in civil foundation roles within the pile driving, bridge building and marine industries as well as 5 years in residential civil works and looks forward to expanding his knowledge in the residential construction industry. Alongside his years of experience, Devin has his diploma in Architecture and Building Engineering and continually furthers his education with courses of interest. We feel Devin is an asset to our team and look forward to building his role here at Simba Developments.

Paul Palumbo

Accounting Technician

Paul joined the team at Simba in April of 2021 after years of working in a variety of industries. He has studied mathematics and statistics at the University of Victoria and Camosun College and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree while studying accounting. Paul has a keen interest in working with numbers, solving problems and ongoing learning. Paul fits in well with the culture at Simba Developments.

Shawn Vincent

Owner

As the Owner of Simba Developments, Shawn brings with him 33 years of experience in the Vancouver Island building and development industry and detailed knowledge of the Central and North Island building communities. He has spent his career specializing in residential and commercial developments and offers expertise in re-zoning properties and obtaining development permits.

Shawn has been an active member of the community for 30 years’ by supporting multiple charities and organizations. He is the backbone of our company and leads our team with integrity and honesty.

Nicole Darling

Director of Corporate Services

Nicole holds an accounting designation that is supplemented by an MBA, major Finance. She brings 20 years experience in CFO and Controller rolls in a variety of industries from Construction to First Nations.

Nicole is a result driven accountant with keen analytical and projection skills. She excels in implementing strategy supporting processes and procedures for the increase of revenues, the decrease of operational costs, the safeguarding of corporate assets, and the reduction of corporate knowledge leakage. Nicole is excited about the direction of Simba and feels blessed to be part of the Simba Team.

Emily Lonsdale

Project Coordinator

Emily joined the team at Simba Developments as our professional assistant. Prior to joining Simba Developments, Emily spent 8 years in administrative roles within the medical, legal and insurance industries and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in the construction industry. Alongside her years of experience, Emily has her Office Assistant certificate and continually furthers her education with courses of interest. We feel Emily is an asset to our team and look forward to building her role here at Simba Developments.

Paul Palumbo

Accounting Technician

Paul joined the team at Simba in April of 2021 after years of working in a variety of industries. He has studied mathematics and statistics at the University of Victoria and Camosun College and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree while studying accounting. Paul has a keen interest in working with numbers, solving problems and ongoing learning. Paul fits in well with the culture at Simba Developments.

New Rental Apartments and Commercial Space in Courtenay

New Rental Apartments and Commercial Space in Courtenay

A dynamic new mixed-use building is being built at 574 Cumberland Road in Courtenay, BC, with both modern rental apartments and ground-floor commercial space. This project creates a vibrant hub for both businesses and residents close to the downtown core. The new building, crafted in the West Coast style, brings an understated elegance to the neighbourhood.

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Testimonial

Working with the team from Simba felt like a good fit right from the start. They are professional, friendly, and effective.

Pieter Vorster