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Carla

Owner & Sales Manager

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Danielle

Owner & Vice President

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Bruce

CAD & eProject Manager

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McKenzie

Account Manager

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Tom

Account Manager

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Carla

Owner & Sales Manager

Having worked in the family business since before she can remember, Carla has a natural talent for helping clients reach their printing goals. Always an advocate for education, Carla completed the Marketing Management course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and then obtained a degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with a double major in Management Technology and Human Resources. And all of this is in addition to sales and marketing courses at BCIT!

Combining her extensive education with a lifetime of experience, Carla is a driving force behind the success of TR Trades. On a daily basis, she can be found anywhere in the shop, always striving to enhance client satisfaction. Her familiarity with our systems, equipment, and services make her uniquely capable of ensuring clients benefit from every possible way that TR Trades can help businesses grow.

Also goes by: Chow-Face

Favourite place in Vancouver: Granville Island or the Aquarium

During her free time you can find her: baking, gardening, working out, at the beach, hanging out with family, especially her son

Ideal meal: sushi and ice cream

What gets her motivated in the morning: breakfast

Contact Me

“If you’re looking for an alternative option to your current print supplier, please call my cell at 604.376.7803. I would love to speak with you about how we can help your business.

604.736.4571 x 121

Danielle

Owner & Vice President

Growing up, Danielle’s first steps were through TR Trades. From sweeping the sidewalk to folding binding strips, she loved being in the shop with her father and helping out however she could. As soon as she was tall enough to feed the whiteprint machines, there she was, running hundreds of posters on the old ammonia equipment with a manual clicker.

As soon as Danielle graduated high school, she started working full time at TR Trades. She moved quickly through many roles, allowing her to see every aspect of the business from production to accounting. Always eager to learn, Danielle has studied management, sales, and graphic design at BCIT, as well as courses at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, giving her a very well-rounded understanding of how to provide top quality service. When a unique request comes in, whether it’s hand-mounted artwork or complex oversized scanning, Danielle is the go-to person that knows how to get it done.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys boating, making annual trips to Alaska and Haida Gwaii. And when she’s not on the water, you can find her at home with her family or indulging in high-quality sushi.

Favourite place in Vancouver: on the boat

During her free time you can find her: boating, fishing, exploring, beach combing, or building things (cars, boats, etc)

Ideal meal: salmon sashimi

What gets her motivated in the morning: enjoying her job… working with the TR team and clients to provide excellent products and services

“Bruce has always provided excellent customer service.”

InterCAD Services Ltd.

Bruce

CAD & eProject Manager

When you speak with Bruce, you can tell he’s got plenty of experience in reprographics. Starting out as a driver with Hughes Owens Printing in 1978, then transitioning to a repro tech at Trimen Blueprinting, Bruce found his home with TR Trades as a CAD Manager in 2000.

Bruce became an invaluable member of the team from his first day. When he’s not overseeing the CAD department, he is a revolving information booth for technical questions. He knows the network inside and out, he knows the equipment outside and in… essentially, if it’s connected to a computer, Bruce can help. And whether it’s troubleshooting files or assisting with education presentations, clients and colleagues rely on Bruce for his extensive knowledge and problem-solving abilities.

Beyond reprographics, you may be surprised to learn that Bruce is an accomplished musician! In his free time, he enjoys creating and recording original music with piano and guitar in his humble studio. Unless there’s a hockey game on, then you might find him relaxing on the couch.

Also goes by: Stretch

Best described as: humble

Favourite place in Vancouver: Minnekhada, Coquitlam

Guilty pleasure: audio software

Favourite TV show: hockey

Ideal meal: mac & cheese (with ketchup)

Cannot live without: music

“McKenzie is always eager to respond and help. Great customer service as always!”

Smart Design Group

McKenzie

Account Manager

McKenzie has a solid background in the print industry and a genuine enthusiasm for incredible service. His career began in production, operating a variety of equipment and doing all kinds of finishing. After his broad skill set was quickly recognized, he was promoted to a Production Lead role, which in turn led to Account Management, and then finally to TR Trades where he continues to excel.

Today, clients and colleagues alike rely on McKenzie’s quick thinking and creative solutions. He is unnaturally talented at keeping track of every job coming through the shop, and his vision of the final product always informs every decision along the way. Even the briefest conversation with McKenzie will leave you feeling confident that your project is in the right hands.

On his days off, you can find McKenzie walking in the forest with his family, probably still thinking about work.

Also goes by: Mac

Interesting fact about McKenzie: he can be found on Wikipedia

Best described in three words as: loyal, funny, and stubborn

Cannot live without: his back massager

Quote to live by: “When you look at someone through rose-coloured glasses, all the red flags just look like flags” – Wanda the Owl

Tom

Account Manager

With a strong background in the print industry, Tom brings over 20 years of sales success to TR Trades. His focus on establishing relationships through trust and dependability makes him invaluable to clients. Always a team player, Tom leads by example with his enthusiasm to provide consistently excellent products.

After graduating from Business Management at Capilano University, Tom worked for Canon Canada as a Western Regional Sales Manager for over 15 years. This experience provided him with a broad understanding of the material we use today and the possibilities of what we could use tomorrow.

When he’s not preparing quotes or making sales calls, you can find Tom relaxing with his family or coaching minor hockey.

Production

Maegan

Production Supervisor

Also goes by: Maegatron

During her free time you can find her: running… or snacking

Favourite place in Vancouver: Charleson Park at dawn

Soundtrack to her life: Yakety Sax

Cannot live without: coffee

Guilty pleasure: Neko Atsume

Best described in three words as: very easily excited

Darrell

Production Coordinator

Best described as: meticulous

Interesting fact about Darrell is: I started my own comic book company when I was 13 years old

Soundtrack to his life: 120 BPM+

Cannot live without: challenges, my wife and my dog Brandy, family

Quote to live by: make the best of what you have, no matter what you have!

Rae

Graphics Manager

Favourite place in Vancouver: any beach

Guilty pleasure: fine dining

Favourite TV show: Game of Thrones

Ideal meal: anything from Le Cinq… or Paris in general

Cannot live without: peanut butter

Best described in three words as: friendly, happy, and spontaneous

Jay

Graphics Supervisor

Interests include: cooking and reading

Soundtrack to his life: CCR

Ideal meal: haggis

Cannot live without: money

Jasmine

Graphics Operator

Interests include: reading and video games

Soundtrack to her life: Stella – Kashiwa Daisuke

Ideal meal: double belly tsukemen ramen with egg

Cannot live without: a good story

Michael L

Graphics Operator

Interests include: words and flying discs

Favourite place in Vancouver: anywhere with more trees than cars

Ideal meal: falafel and pizza, but not together

Cannot live without: gravity… it’s very grounding

Vir

Graphics Operator

Also goes by: Bapu

Hobbies include: 3D modelling, digital painting, and cooking

Favourite place in Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Interests include: helping the elderly, software, photography, and friends

Guilty pleasure: video compositing

Robert

Customer Service Manager

Favourite place in Vancouver: any beach/park

Car or bike? scooter

Ideal meal: homemade red pepper hummus and pita

Coffee or tea? coffee

During his free time you can find him: zipping around on his scooter or cheering on the Canucks

Soundtrack to his life: anything Pink Floyd

Parin

Xerox Operator

Also goes by: Pari

Best described as: a people person

Favourite place in Vancouver: Stanley Park

Guilty pleasure: sweets (ice cream)

Favourite TV show: Dragon’s Den

Ideal meal: chicken wings

What gets her motivated in the morning: her coworkers and customers

Leon

Lead CAD Operator

Also goes by: Lee, Celine Leon, or Leon-prechaun

Favourite place in Vancouver: New Brighton Park

Guilty pleasure: snacking at night

Soundtrack to his life: Back to the Future theme song

Cannot live without: food, oxygen… and his Android

What gets him motivated in the morning: coffee… then more coffee

Eric

CAD Operator

Guilty pleasure: coffee

Coffee or tea: coffee

Ideal meal: coffee

Cannot live without: coffee

What gets Eric motivated in the morning: coffee

Joseph

CAD Operator

Kelli

CAD Operator

Also goes by: Kiwi

Favourite TV show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Ideal meal: Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell

Interests include: photography and concerts… ideally combined!

Interesting fact about Kelli: in grade 9, she placed 10th in the Wellington City spelling bee

Quote to live by: “Just keep swimming” – Dory

Michael B

CAD Operator

Also goes by: Miguel (having lived and worked in Queretaro, Mexico)

Favourite place in Vancouver: Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Best described in three words as: friendly, empathetic, and dependable

Ideal meal: rack of lamb, roasted savory potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding

Interests include: photography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, teaching English, volunteering with Mexican and Hispanic communities and translating between Spanish and English

Nigel

CAD Operator

Hobbies include: DJing, producing music, eating tons of food

Favourite place in Vancouver: Jericho Beach… maybe

Interests include: music, graphic design, and motion graphics

Favourite TV show: Father Ted

Car or bike? beer?

Ideal meal: Parnell Grill taco chip

Nicole R

Customer Service

Favourite place in Vancouver: The Vancouver Aquarium

Coffee or tea? double-double

Ideal meal: The Old Spaghetti Factory

Guilty pleasure: dancing when nobody’s looking

Cannot live without: family

Keltie

Digital Incoming Coordinator

Word that best describes me: redhead

Favourite place in Vancouver: the ocean!

Interests include: traveling, camping, baking and cooking, art, canoeing

Interesting fact: I am an identical twin

Cannot live without: my lipchap

Quote to live by: you live and you learn

Support

Magali

AR Clerk

Also goes by: Mags

Guilty pleasures: dark chocolate, red wine, and sushi

Soundtrack to her life: “I can see clearly now” by Johnny Nash

Coffee or tea: tea

Best described in three words as: calm, loyal, trustworthy

Dispatch

Gus

Dispatcher

Favourite TV shows: NCIS, Criminal Minds

Soundtrack to his life: the blues

Coffee or tea? milk and apple juice

Ideal meal: chicken anything

Salim

Lead Driver

Best described as: dependable

Favourite place in Vancouver: Rocky Point, Port Moody

Interesting fact: represented Tanzania in cricket

Ideal meal: large veggie pizza, extra jalapenos

Favourite TV show: Survivor (which he’s watched since season 1)

What gets him motivated in the morning: knowing he will spend the day working with his second family

Lucas

Driver

Also goes by: Luke

Interests include: badminton, ping pong, video games and movies

Favourite place in Vancouver: Metrotown

Ideal meal: anything with ham, sausage, and egg

Favourite TV show: The Flash

John

Driver

Hobbies include: collecting records

Favourite place in Vancouver: record store

Interests include: selling records

Interesting fact: he has lots of records… record hoarder!

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC
604.736.4571
digital@trtrades.com

Monday to Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
After hours printing available!