Born and raised in Victoria, Brad Maclaren has become a leader in his community. Brad and his family have been a part of the Westshore community of Bear Mountain since 2007, where they have developed many relationships and formed the Bear Mountain Community Association (BMCA). Brad is currently serving as the president of BMCA, where his passion for preserving the structure and integrity of Bear Mountain’s golf course has earned him admiration amongst many community leaders and residents.
For the past 13 years, Brad has worked as a realtor, where he has built a business based on trust, integrity and strong negotiation skills. He has been an annual recipient of the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) gold award and is well respected amongst his colleagues.
In addition to being a realtor with Sotheby’s International Canada, Brad has served on many boards including, Saanich Parks and Recreation, Cedar Hill Golf Course, and is currently serving as a director for the Westshore Chamber of Commerce. Brad’s business knowledge and expertise will be utilized to garner future business for the Westshore.
Bill has lived in Victoria since he was 6 years old. He and his wife Liz moved up to Bear Mountain in July of 2013. Bill was the founder of Lionheart Tax Services and successfully sold his business to H&R Block in December 2009. Since then, Bill has developed Cheques & Balances Bookkeeping servicing the small business community in Victoria and looks after several personal tax clients.
Bill is a former Board of Directors member of the Victoria Shamrocks serving from 1995 through 2005 as a director, treasurer and secretary from time to time. Bills hobbies and interests include (in no particular order) chess, golf, scotch and gardening.
Bill loves the beauty and splendor of Victoria, and Bear Mountain in particular.
Brian Johnston received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1969. A career path primarily in petroleum engineering followed with a variety of assignments in a number of different locations.
Most relevant to the BMCA, in 1994, Brian was elected to the Board of Directors of the Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary and served the maximum allowed 3 consecutive 2 year terms during its formative years. Over most of this period he was Construction Chairman, initially for the design of the 4th nine holes that opened in 1996, some 2 years after funding was secured by agreement with a residential development organization through whose land the course layout winds, then later for the 45,000 square foot 3 story hillside clubhouse that opened in 2000. His role involved considerable Interaction with the many different stakeholders including those in the regulatory process for the City of Calgary.
Brian has now settled in the Bear Mountain Community and enjoys playing golf as often as possible.
Director of Communication and Public Relations
Kyle has lived on Vancouver Island his entire life. He grew up in the small town of Port McNeill and moved to Victoria when he was 19. Kyle fell in love with the city after countless family vacation trips here. Kyle, his wife Kristyn, and their two children Olivia and Elliot, have called the Bear Mountain Resort Community their home for years now and they couldn't picture themselves living anywhere else.
Kyle is an accomplished Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers who proudly specializes in the sale and purchase of Bear Mountain real estate. In their spare time, Kyle and his family can usually be spotted around the resort bike riding, walking and hiking the trails, or playing at one of the parks. When time allows they also love to spend time at their family property at Mount Washington.
Kyle joined the Bear Mountain Community Association as a volunteer Director in early 2017 as a way give back to the community he loves so much and to do his part to keep our resort community a beautiful place for people to live and play.
Mark is a recent transplant from Ontario.
He and his wife Mary Catherine formed a Community Association in Oakville called Glen Abbey right by another Jack Nicklaus designed course.
He works part-time as a Senior Casualty Claims Specialist for a large Canadian insurer. But golf comes first.