Meet the STEP team

Northern BC

Prince George, BC

3851 Eighteenth Avenue Prince George, BC V2N 1B1

Cassandra Lobban

Cassandra Lobban

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Cassie joined STEP in April 2019. Her office is in Prince George. Cassie comes from a case management and education background coordinating various programs in schools and the community. Cassie has a degree in Geography with a focus on urban planning and development. She is excited to be part of the construction sector and looking forward to being involved in exciting new projects in the region. In her spare time Cassie enjoys walking her dog, cross country skiing, canoeing and cooking.

Bethany Fielding

Bethany Fielding

Regional Coordinator

Bethany has worked with STEP for 6 years as a Regional Coordinator. Her office is in Prince George. Previous to STEP, Bethany was in retail management with a big box store for 9 years. She has lived throughout the province, but spent the majority of her years in Prince George. She enjoys travelling with her husband, relaxing at the family cabin, and spending time with her 3 children and 2 grand kitties.

Terrace, BC

204 – 4650 Lazelle Ave. Terrace, BC V8G 1S6

Steven Bernard

Steven Bernard

Regional Employment Placement Specialist/LNG Canada Connect Representative

Steven relocated to Terrace from Victoria almost 20 years ago. He has worked for the BC Construction Association for six years. While living in Victoria Steve worked as a residential house framer for 10 years. Steve holds a B.Sc. (Psychology) and is presently near completing his BSW part time at the Terrace UNBC campus. Before working for the BCCA, Steve worked in Terrace as a band social worker for local First Nation community, as a parole supervisor for Corrections Canada and as a child protection social worker with MCFD. Steven enjoys skiing, fishing, camping and going to the local hot springs with his wife and 2 children.

Prince Rupert, BC

610 – 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1H2

Veronica Setso

Veronica Setso

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Veronica has worked in Prince Rupert for 6 years, preparing, inspiring, and connecting job seekers with the construction industry. Prior to her position with STEP, she worked as a Case Manager for the Hecate Strait Employment Development Society in her hometown of Masset, Haida Gwaii. Veronica believes in experiencing gratitude on a daily basis and always lending a helping hand.

Fort St. John, BC

#2 – 10230 100th Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Y9

Teresa German

Teresa German

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Teresa joined the STEP team in May 2019. Her office is in Fort St. John. She comes from 8 years of experience from Work BC as a Case Manager and has also owned and operated a few businesses throughout the years. Teresa has a Social Service Worker Diploma and is excited to be part of STEP team and help others achieve their career goals. In her spare time, Teresa enjoys walking, hiking, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Southern Interior

Kelowna, BC

104 – 151 Commercial Drive Kelowna, BC V1X 7W2

Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Sharon has been with the STEP team since 2012. With a degree in Education and a BSc in Psychology, Sharon started her career as an elementary teacher. She has been a group facilitator, an adult upgrading instructor, a job finding club coach, and a case manager/employment counselor. While working for WorkBC in Chilliwack, Sharon took on the role of Apprenticeship Specialist. Upon moving to Kelowna, she found her fit as a REPS. Sharon is grateful for the fulfilling and dynamic position.

David Croteau

David Croteau

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Dave has been with the Southern Interior STEP team for 9 years. He has over 30 years of trades related experience, working as a Certified Welder/Heavy Equipment Operator, and Welding Instructor. He is also a Qualified Career Development Practitioner. Throughout his career Dave has always been passionate about assisting apprentices and connecting them to employers with a focus on completing the Red Seal certification.

Sarina Klein

Sarina Klein

Senior Regional Coordinator

Sarina has worked with STEP for 7 years. She holds a certificate in accounting from the Okanagan College. She grew up, worked, and studied Business in Europe before moving to Canada. Sarina loves spending time with her family. Her favourite activities in the summer are boating, chilling at the beach, and doing fun activities with her 4 year old daughter. Her favourite saying is: Everything is gonna be alright!

Kamloops, BC

101 – 1410 Pearson Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1J9

Joelle Mosey

Joelle Mosey

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Joelle has been working in the career services field for over 10 years providing guidance and support to job seekers and employers from various industries. With a degree in education and psychology, Joelle enjoys motivating and inspiring others to work towards their career and educational goals. In her spare time, she enjoys being a mom and spending time with family and friends.

Nelson, BC

101 – 415 Kootenay Street Nelson, BC V1L 1K7

This office is temporarily closed. Please call 1-833-567-STEP for more information.

Greater Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

3636 East 4th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3

Kyle Maggs

Kyle Maggs

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Kyle has worked as a REPS for STEP since 2011. His office is in Vancouver. Prior to working for STEP, Kyle spent 10 years in the Glazier trade installing glazing systems on commercial construction projects all over the lower mainland. During this time he completed the Glazier apprenticeship and earned Red Seal certification going on to work as a lead hand and a foreman. Kyle has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry.

Faith Dempster

Faith Dempster

Regional Manager

Faith is a Regional Manager for STEP and has worked for the program since its early days in 2009. Her office is in Vancouver. Having spent over a decade working in construction and shipbuilding as a Welder-Fabricator and Heavy Equipment Operator, and more recently as a REPS and Manager for STEP, Faith is well-versed in BC’s construction industry and apprenticeship process. In her current role, she continues her mission of making apprenticeships more accessible in British Columbia.

Becky He

Becky He

Regional Coordinator

Becky has worked with STEP for 7 years. Her office is in Vancouver. She grew up in China where she earned her degree in Accounting before starting her career with Hunan Electric Power Company. She immigrated to Canada in 2004 and joined the STEP team in 2011. As an immigrant, Becky loves the country and really enjoys her new life and career in Canada.

Abbotsford, BC

F – 2309 McCallum Rd Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N7

Doug Halvorson

Doug Halvorson

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Doug has been working with STEP since June 2014. His office is in Abbotsford. Prior to his role as REPS, Doug worked in automotive and residential glass replacement for 10 years. He has experience in a variety of trades including electrical, installing security systems, insulating, and pipe laying. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as playing men’s league hockey and golf. He was born in Vancouver and has always lived in the lower mainland and Fraser valley.

Andraya Samborski

Andraya Samborski

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Andraya joined the STEP team in 2018. Her office is in Abbotsford. Prior to her role as REPS, Andraya worked as a Construction Safety Officer in Surrey. She’s been working in the BC construction industry for over 5 years. She started her career as a labourer, then became a carpenter, a Construction Safety Officer, and now a Regional Employment Placement Specialist. Andraya has a certificate in Academic Career Connections and a Health & Safety Administor certificate from the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

Vancouver Island

Nanaimo, BC

5 – 1850 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S 3B3

Kelsey Botting

Kelsey Botting

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Kelsey grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to Nanaimo in 2008. When Kelsey moved to the island, she worked for the Vancouver Island local Canadian Home Builders’ Association before joining STEP. Kelsey started her career with SaskPower as a civil engineer and eventually moved into employment recruitment after earning her degree in Psychology. As a REPS, Kelsey loves helping people fulfill their goals and build their careers in the trades.

Victoria, BC

1075 Alston Street Victoria, BC V9A 3S6

Zuzana Capeau

Zuzana Capeau

Regional Employment Placement Specialist

Zuzana has over 20 years of experience as a career counselor/ job placement coordinator. She has lived in Victoria for 17 years. Zuzana has post-secondary training in Anthropology and Psychology. She’s learned “the hard-way” that you have to mesh your passion/interests with real world in-demand skills to have a successful career. She started working in the construction field with the BC Construction Association (BCCA) in 2015, taking on the STEP REPS position in 2017. She’s thrilled to help young people and mid-career folks transition into the apprenticeship track and get working in the trades.

Home Office

401 – 655 Tyee Road Victoria, BC V9A 6X5

Bonnie-Lynne Ceriko

Bonnie-Lynne Ceriko

LNG Canada - Trades Training Fund Coordinator/STEP Regional Manager

Bonnie-Lynne has worked for the BC Construction Association (BCCA) for 6 years. Her office is in Victoria. She started as a Regional Coordinator with STEP. Bonnie-Lynne is now Programs Coordinator with STEP, LNG Canada Trades Training, LNG Canada Connect program, and TransCanada Coastal GasLink Connect program. She brings 20 years of experience working with federal and provincial employment programs. Bonnie-Lynne enjoys traveling and embroidery - if she can combine the two, it’s a good thing!

Lindsay Groves

Lindsay Groves

Community Engagement and Content Manager

Lindsay has worked with the BC Construction Association (BCCA) marketing team for 3 years. Her office is in Victoria. She recently joined the STEP team as Community Engagement and Content Manager. Originally from small-town Ontario, Lindsay moved to Victoria from Montreal, QC. She has a degree in Media Studies and a diploma in Journalism. Bruce Springsteen, Joan Didion, Rick Bragg, and J.K. Rowling are her favourite storytellers.

Caroline Ames,
Provincial Operations Manager
Email: caroline@bccassn.com