As a third-generation carpenter, framing is in Danny’s blood (and last name). Danny’s passion for the job, the team and the company is infectious. His drive, commitment and experience are the reasons DWC Framing is the company it is today. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge Danny brings to the table every day.
When Danny was just 19 years old, he finished his carpentry apprenticeship in New Zealand. He moved to Canada permanently at 21 and has been living in Canmore ever since. He was trained as a general carpenter, but one could say he got hooked on framing. Danny sees framing like a sport.
When Danny is not working, he enjoys time with his family, Danny is an avid climber, backcountry skier and enjoys water sports in summer.
Mike has been with DWC since 2015. He joined the DWC management team, and became part owner, in 2021. Before coming on board, he worked as a journeyman carpenter for 5 years and has experience in all aspects of the trade. Mike always strives for greatness and is extremely driven. The fact that few people know that he is an Olympic medallist shows his humility. The Core Value Mike identifies with most is Integrity. For Mike it means never cutting corners when it comes to quality. Finishing a project and being proud of the craftsmanship every single time.
Outside work Mikes spends time with his family, goes snowboarding and climbing.
With Mike being part of the leadership team, DWC will build lasting relationships and deliver high quality products that we can be proud of for years to come.
Kellen started in 2014. He started out with little construction experience but enjoyed and quickly excelled in every part of the job. After a few years Kellen became lead hand and in 2021 he joined the leadership team and became part owner.
Originally from Winnipeg, where Kellen worked on home renovations, he and his family moved to Canmore looking for a change.
For Kellen the variety of work, creating and seeing the developments in a project and physical aspect are reasons to be passionate about his work. Kellen radiates this passion for framing, having him on the leadership team means we will always go above and beyond, making sure everyone knows what we are doing and why we are doing it.
When not with his framing family, Kellen spends his time with his wife and kids. He enjoys playing slow pitch, hiking, and snowboarding.
Rick started with designing and drafting for DWC back in the spring of 2017. Rick had experience running his own successful business but was looking to take a different route. After doing a bit of drafting for DWC he took on site responsibilities and quickly found that the DWC values align with his own. The commitment to quality, making sure everybody involved is getting a fair deal and always striving to get things done and get them done right. Well, if anybody can get it done right, it's Rick. He is a master carpenter and is the person with the most experience on the team. He can design intricate building details just as well as he can execute them.
In the summer of 2022 Rick moved to Kelowna and his time with DWC has come full circle, he's no longer framing for DWC but is still designing and drafting for us.
When he is not being a treasure of knowledge at the drafting table, Rick spends time with his wife and family. He enjoys the occasional day on the skis and mountain biking.
Dan joined the team in March 2018. A big career switch for Dan as a professional pianist, teacher, and music therapist. Born in Calgary, Dan’s musical endeavours have taken him to many parts of the world like Japan, Europe, the US and Mexico. On the work site, soft-spoken Dan tends to get pretty rowdy when he hears some of his coworkers wail away at the tunes on the radio. He’s even been known on occasion to try and steal the spotlight. For years a dedicated member of our team, patient and thoughtful. With a knack for teaching and learning alike. Dan enjoys spending his free time outdoors, challenging himself on long and steep hikes.
Dan summed his move up perfectly himself.
"Call it an awakening, soul-searching moment maybe, at the time, I knew that I had to learn the carpentry trade. It seemed like a great idea. I felt the need to make some big changes and liked the idea of working outside with others in both physically and mentally demanding work. I’m thankful to have that opportunity here in Canmore!"
Jamie has been framing for about 10 years, he has been part of the DWC team since July 2019. Everyone on the team works extremely hard but Jamie is one of the hardest working guys around. He is productive, loyal and has an eagerness to learn.
Jamie is originally from Toronto but the mountains were calling and he was after better opportunities. He loves snowboarding and just generally being active. Jamie enjoys woodworking and refurbishing furniture, he has a creative side and has won awards for his drawings and paintings.
Young Dave has been with DWC since the summer of 2020. He is technically an apprentice carpenter, but you might as well leave the apprentice part out. He is wise beyond his years, patient and meticulous. An extremely promising carpenter that we’re looking forward to having on board for many years to come.
Dave is originally from Jasper where he worked for Parks Canada in the Ecology Department. He has coached freestyle skiing, worked as a lifeguard, and enjoys anything outdoors. One of the reasons Dave enjoys working for DWC is the stunning views you get when working outside in the Bow Valley.
Brett joined the DWC team in May 2021. Previously, Brett was working as a framer in and around Edmonton but when a job opening came up in the place that he always wanted to be, with a company that aligned with his values, he made the move without a doubt.
Brett’s positive attitude and outgoing personality are true assets to the DWC team and just as important as his quality work and productivity.
Like many on our crew Brett loves to be outdoors, but he’s also a huge music fanatic and plays the guitar, Metal is #1 but he’ll listen to anything and everything. You’ll find Brett always makes sure the radio is playing on site and is not afraid to perform the occasional song for the rest of the team.
Sam is originally from Calgary and after moving away from the city to a small town in central Alberta he realized he moved in the wrong direction, further South ended up being the place to call home. Sam has been in Canmore since 2010. He started working as a carpenter at just 19.
Sam is a meticulous and patient carpenter and person, with a great understanding and ability to read and interpret plans. His experience and varied skill set are what makes him a valuable part of the team.
In his spare time Sam enjoys hiking, cross country skiing and quality time with his family. Sam has a passion for woodworking and he and his wife make and sell natural hand crafted jewellery.
David has been in Canmore since the start of 2022. He's eager to add to his diverse skill set as a carpenter and shows up every day with a positive attitude. David comes from the coast in England, he moved to the Bow Valley for the mountains and the lifestyle. Some days the ocean is missed but being able to ski for 7 months of the year does make up for it.
He brings international experience, having worked as a carpenter both in Australia and in England. David enjoys how framing is hard and fast work which makes it rewarding. Looking back at his work it feels like you accomplished something at the end of every day.
Jameson hails from Young (SK), he grew up on a farm and moved to Saskatoon in his early twenties. This is where he started framing. Jameson is an all round carpenter and an excellent framer. He ran his own business in complete renovations for 3 years. But like almost all our other team members, mountains and other interests were calling. Specifically, Jameson moved to Canmore to get more serious with his rock climbing.
Dave number 3, or actually number 1 because Dave started with DWC back in 2017 and worked with us for about two years. In 2019 he decided to try out a different career path and worked as a train conductor. However, David was missing the mountains and Canmore, he came back in the summer of 2022 and we are excited to have him back as part of the DWC team. David is a capable and confident framer, he knows how to balance productivity and quality.
He is originally from Nova Scotia, outside work David enjoys snowboarding, hiking and camping.