Meet Our Team

We are an energetic team of professional carpenters, designers and managers that thrive on providing exceptional customer service to the people of Vancouver Island.  We believe in the importance of great kitchens–they’re the heart of the home–and we work with other Local companies as well as IKEA to offer a range of cabinetry options.

Most of us have been with IKAN since it opened in 2011.   Whatever our task, we’re committed to our clients and want to make sure their project goes smoothly and is over all positive for them.  We believe it’s the details that make the difference–from our organized admin team to our talented carpenters.

At the end of the day, we are happy when we see IKAN clients in their new, beautiful kitchens, which we were able to help create.  Seeing the kitchen come to life, and the joy it brings our clients is the ultimate satisfactions.

KYLER DAVALOVSKY - OWNER

KYLER is a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter with a true passion and talent for his craft.  He manages IKAN’s installations and oversees the quality of each kitchen.  KYLER has been in the industry for fifteen years and has worked for two premiere home building companies alongside some of the most skilled trades people in Victoria.  KYLER is known for his dedication to quality in even the smallest of details.  “I created IKAN because I believe kitchens and installations on Vancouver Island are overpriced, and I believe IKAN offers great design, quality, and pricing.  I’m happy we’re enabling people on the island to take advantage of their kitchens.”

NATHAN ISBISTER - OWNER

NATHAN is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for developing people to realize their full potential. He strongly believes the IKAN team is the most creative, hard working and skilled in the kitchen cabinet design and install industry. He works closely with the design team ensuring all IKAN customers become raving fans. NATHAN also believes the kitchen is the heart of the home… a place to connect, laugh and make memories and that functional design and quality product should be accessible on all range of budgets. When not working you will see NATHAN and his family walking their dogs on Dallas Road, enjoying the beauty of Vancouver Island.

CHRISTINE PITTS - DESIGN MANAGER

CHRISTINE has a passion for IKAN kitchens, and loves bringing high quality kitchens at a fair price to the people of Vancouver Island.  CHRISTINE has extensive kitchen design experience from southern Ontario with a proven passion for well-organized functional kitchens that work for our busy lives. CHRISTINE has a positive and easy-going personality.  Our clients always comment on how comfortable and confident they feel thanks to her design skills, high degree of communication and follow through.  She will help make the dream of your new IKAN kitchen come to life.

REBECCA THOMSON, DID - DESIGNER

REBECCA enjoys nothing more than designing a beautiful space tailored to each client individually.  Her bright and cheerful attitude always keeps our clients happy.  Working together she can breathe new life into your home and your IKAN kitchen! Before joining the IKAN team REBECCA was professionally trained as an Interior Designer in Vancouver, but no matter what Victoria has always been home.

OLIVIA MILLMAN - DESIGNER

Before joining us at IKAN, OLIVIA designed custom cabinetry for a high end cabinet company.  She loves designing kitchens that are aesthetically beautiful, but also function to make her client’s lives easier.  OLIVIA is proud to bring IKEA cabinetry into homes on the island. “I understand that a kitchen renovation can be a daunting thing to take on.  I want to make the process easy for my clients and try to minimize their worries and stresses.”

BONNIE BEARD - DESIGNER

Before joining IKAN, BONNIE gained invaluable experience in interior and graphic design. Since then she has expanded her knowledge of kitchen design and enjoys working with clients to bring those designs to life.

SALVADOR CASTELLO - DESIGNER

SALVADOR joined our team as an Installer which made him an expert in the IKEA product.  His creativity and eagerness to learn new skills has landed him in design. He is excited to work with people and the product he knows so well providing clients with the best service and design.

KATHY VANOOSTVEEN - DESIGNER

KATHY has recently relocated from Ontario to the island… drawn to the coast and her extended family. She has a passion for design and is eager to work with the IKEA product bringing innovative kitchen design to our clients and community.

ELIZABETH KECKI, BID - DESIGNER

ELIZABETH holds a Bachelor of Interior Design and has over 20 years of design experience. She just made a big move from Toronto to settle here in Victoria. ELIZABETH loves all things design, especially the heart of the home… the kitchen. She is passionate about IKEA’s quality, sustainability and functionality!

JENNIFER ZANETTE - DESIGNER

JENNIFER has been a kitchen designer for the past two years and has an interior design background spanning 15 years. She worked at an architect firm in Prince George, BC before moving to the island and joining a fast paced kitchen design company here in Victoria. We are excited to have JENNIFER’s expertise and she is thrilled to work with you to deliver the most functional and beautiful customized IKEA kitchen.

KAYLA PITTS - OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

KAYLA keeps us all organized! From monitoring inventory in our warehouse to assisting in our showroom, KAYLA does it all with a huge smile.

GAIL BIGGS - OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

GAIL is a huge asset on our administrative team! She controls all the important stuff like payables and receivables. If you pop in, GAIL is always there to help with any financial questions.

DANIELLE DAVALOVSKY - MARKETING

DANIELLE says “Watching this company grow has been an absolute pleasure and working with IKEA product, a product that we are all passionate about, makes marketing the business easy!”