Our Team


Senior Management

Will Lin

President & Founder

As a child, Will was always that kid who questioned the status quo – and some things never change. A consummate thinker, Will is excited by the possibilities inherent in a challenge. He pushes both himself and his company to ask the bigger questions and see beyond the constraints, to create projects that matter. He is the first to describe a complicated development strategy as “too easy”, and push for more.

Chris Vollan

President of Projects

As President of Projects at Rize, Chris leads the development process from acquisitions to construction. As well as his passion for design and community building, Chris brings proven expertise in managing people and systems to give Rize the confidence to pursue a level of project complexity that most would simply abandon. Chris currently sits on the board of UDI where he is able to share Rize’s unique perspective on the future of Metro Vancouver.

Katherine Lui

Vice President Operations

Katherine has witnessed the significant growth and impact of Rize first hand, having joined the organization more than two decades ago. She oversees all company operations including administration, corporate matters, risk management, human resources, project monitoring and property management. As Rize continues to grow our team and our assets, both in scale and complexity, Katherine’s expertise becomes more valuable every day.

Mario Ariello

Senior Vice President – Construction

Mario joined Rize in 2017 after more than a decade of construction leadership throughout Metro Vancouver. He leads the in-house construction team providing oversight on all activities, including planning, budget, safety, execution and quality control. Never one to sacrifice quality, Mario champions Rize’s rigorous design intent throughout the entire construction process from breaking ground to completion and post occupancy.

Drew de Wynter

Vice President – Finance

A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Drew is responsible for building partnership structures, negotiating with lenders, sourcing debt financing and overseeing all accounting, tax, and reporting functions. His financial management continues to build the solid foundation that Rize takes off from. Understanding the challenges that face the real estate development industry, Drew knows first hand, the more solid the foundation, the larger the leap.

Steven Cox

Head of Creative

A unique title for a unique role. Steven joined Rize in 2017 and divides his time between three main areas; corporate brand/communications, development design/programming, and community engagement/dialogue. Steven’s career provides significant architecture, design and communications expertise and he focuses it on helping Rize realize better communities, all the while guarding against the commoditization of our built environment.

All Staff

Development Team

Benn Duffell

VP Development

David Downs

Director of Aquisitions

Brent Beatson

Senior Development Manager

Myra Shunny

Development Manager

Lucas Berube

Development Manager

Vivian Chong

Development Coordinator

Thomas Roxburgh

Acquisitions Analyst

Operations Team

Allyson Heo

Senior Administrative Assistant

Anny Lu

Corporate Development

Daria Lubczyk

Property Manager

Maeve Keaney

Property Administrator

Amanda Davison

Administrative Assistant

Bob Williams

Building Manager

Selena Buksh

Resident Manager

Johnny Hozeph

Assistant Building Manager

Finance Team

Eileen Zhang

Senior Project Accountant

Dawn Wang

Senior Corporate Accountant

Felix Tan

Project Accountant

Jessica Cai

Project Accountant

Eric Tagayon

Accounts Payable

Construction Team

Scott Neighbor

Senior Construction Project Manager

John Chua

Pre-Construction Manager

Grant Balacko

General Superintendent

Angela Wakefield

Director of RizeCare

Kelly Brezovski

Site Superintendent

Darin White

Site Superintendent

Colin Firth

Finishing Superintendent

David Gilmore

Assistant Superintendent

Daniel Yu

Project Manager

Bobby Burns

Construction Safety Officer

Tyler Garret

Construction Safety Officer

Chris Claudio

Project Coordinator

Terry McConnachie

Assistant Superintendent

Joshua Punzo

Project Coordinator

Alex Smith

Junior Assistant Superintendent

Jaimee Lane

Site Administrator

Sean Roy

Deficiency Carpenter

Yong Xin Zhou


Marketing Team

Julia Schenck

Marketing Manager