The Board of Directors

PRESIDENT – CHRIS EDLEY, P. Eng

The Sharkz Store 
Edley Signs 

Chris is the co-owner of The Sharkz Store, Edley Signs and Edley Imagineering Inc. He is a longtime resident of Esquimalt and passionate about building a thriving business community in the Township. Chris and Helen are enthusiastic about geocaching and proudly opened Canada’s first geocaching supply store in 2006.


VICE PRESIDENT – SUZANNE BRADBURY

Fort Properties Ltd.

Suzanne Bradbury owns and runs Fort Properties with her sister Jayne. Fort Properties is a third generation family business focused on property ownership, management, and development.

The Bradbury sisters recently acquired a building in Esquimalt and have a deep admiration for the Esquimalt community and the entrepreneurs who contribute to the community’s culture. Suzanne has a Masters in Psychology from UBC and has a special interest in creating “Space That Contributes”. Her commitment to promoting the health and well-being of our island communities has led her to chair the board for the Downtown Victoria Business Association, participate in the development of the Victoria 3.0 Economic Development plan, and to co-chair the Real Estate and Construction Committee for SIPP’s Rising Economy Taskforce. She considers entrepreneurship to be a powerful vehicle for solving the problems of our time, and believes that the built environment can positively influence the economy, a city’s character, and individual lives for the better.


SECRETARY – HOLLY COURTRIGHT

Holly Courtright Real Estate

Holly is a high-touch Real Estate Advisor and Executive Coach who balances a down-to-earth attitude with backbone and integrity. She works tirelessly to set her clients up for financial success in a fun and stress-free environment. Known for her candid advice, Holly champions the needs of her clients with ongoing commitment and tenacity.

Committed to client-centered service, she specializes in serving those looking to enter or exit the market or those looking to grow their real estate portfolio. Her specialized service focuses on building knowledge and setting realistic real estate goals that will benefit her clients today and well into the future. With over 15 years of coaching and goal setting experience, Holly empowers her clients to navigate the market as a participant in the process rather than a bystander.

An avid traveler, dog mom, coffee lover and book addict, Holly began her adult life as an academic. With a BA in English and Environmental Studies and an MA in Human Rights, she has had an adventurous life globetrotting to over 30 countries, volunteering, and entertaining her friends and family with stories that result from travelling on a shoestring budget.  She is very active in numerous sports, coaches girls softball and sits on the Board for the Esquimalt Farmers Market and the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce.

She sold her first home at 24 years old and has continued to successfully invest in real estate ever since.


TREASURER – ASH KNIGHTLEY

Argentis Properties Ltd.

Ash is a partner in Argentis Properties Ltd, a local company that owns and manages real estate. He has diverse experience as a naval officer, IT project manager, management consultant, entrepreneur, and has been active in a variety of community volunteer activities.

Ash enjoys a variety of pastimes including squash, scuba diving, flying, motorcycling and most recently kiteboarding.


DIRECTOR – LING NI

RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Ling is leading the Esquimalt RBC Royal Bank team. A team with seven advisors to provide professional financial advice and services to clients in the Esquimalt community.

The branch provides financial solutions for personal, business and commercial banking needs from investing to lending. Ling has been passionate about growing and supporting the economical aspect of the community, and thrive to continue the same.


DIRECTOR – GREG SHERWELL

Esquimalt Roasting Company

After 21 years in Victoria, Greg Sherwell and his wife moved to Esquimalt and never looked back. Since then, he has established the Esquimalt Roasting Company, a micro-roaster that has him invested in the community he calls home. ERC will be one of the exclusive ground-floor retailers in the new Town Square development by Aragon.


DIRECTOR – JAY SMITH

English Inn
Aragon – Town Square

Jay Smith has worked as a hospitality consultant for the past 10 years in western and eastern Canada, as well as the Caribbean. He specializes is resort development, staff support, training and management.

Jay is currently working with Aragon to support the restoration of the cherished English Inn Hotel. Aragon is restoring the property to its former glory. He is also the deficiency and customer care manager for the Esquimalt Town Square development.

Jay is pleased to call the island his home since 1992 and hopes to offer ideas, recommendations and support to the Esquimalt business community.

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