Our Team

Denbow has assembled a strong technical and operations team that provides the expertise to ensure success for all their projects. We are currently home to over 40 employees involved in all aspects of processing, transportation, and installation of wood residuals. We strive to provide exceptional employee care, aiming to be an employer that continually provides growth opportunities for our employees.

Bill Boesterd

Bill Boesterd

President & CEO

Bill started Denbow in 1981 with a poultry transportation contract, and has grown Denbow into a full service forest-by-product, organics manufacturing and transportation company. As a visionary, Bill’s has pushed Denbow into being the industry leader by introducing specialized equipment such as the Stone Slinger, Horizontal Grinder and Express Blower to the BC markets. Denbow is a family run company, with some of Bill & Joanne’s kids working at Denbow.

Michelle McEachern

Michelle McEachern

Vice President

Michelle has grown up with Denbow, starting in the mid-1980’s washing trucks and working in the yard. She obtained her Class 1 license and has since been involved in every aspect of Denbow’s agriculture work: driving, installing sawdust, operating blower trucks, and dispatching. Currently, Michelle is Denbow’s Vice President. Her experience in the field gives her a unique understanding and special rapport with our clients.

Paul VanderMeer

Paul VanderMeer

Fleet & Maintenance Manager

Paul has over 20 years of experience at Denbow, starting as a poultry hauling driver. Paul has grown into his current position of Fleet & Maintenance Manager. Paul’s responsibilities include insuring that equipment is maintained and performing as designed as well as training equipment operators to work efficiently and safely. Paul exhibits exceptional trouble-shooting skills and is a point-person and resource for operations staff company-wide.

Eldon Goudzwaard

Eldon Goudzwaard

Chief Operating Officer

Eldon is our COO. In addition to overseeing finances, Eldon is experienced in the construction industry as well as transportation. Earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at UFV, he was looking for a company where he could use his education and experience to grow. Denbow was a great fit! Since joining our team in 2011, Eldon has contributed greatly to our forward-thinking management team.

Willetta Les

Willetta Les

Office & Marketing Manager

Willetta came to Denbow in 2001, shortly after earning a Business Administration Diploma at UFV. Willetta started as Receptionist/Dispatch Assistant; growing with Denbow, she took on various administrative tasks as needed. Creativity in her blood, she started learning the Adobe creative suite and took over Denbow’s graphic design needs. In 2009 she was given the opportunity to become our Office Manager, and since 2014 she has been also managing our Marketing.

Cory Welch

Cory Welch

Operations Manager

Cory joined our team in 2016 as Operations Manager. He has immense experience, having managed operations in various capacities for a large industrial gas supplier. Combining this with his trucking experience as an owner/operator , he was a great fit for our operations. Cory’s attention to coaching, processes and family fit well with Denbow’s values.

Tanya Richards

Tanya Richards

Dispatcher

When you call us, Tanya’s cheerful voice will immediately welcome you. Tanya started at Denbow in administration and reception in 2007.
Now serving Denbow and our clients in the role of Dispatcher, Tanya is responsible for order taking, dispatching our trucks and team efficiently. She will ensure that your order is scheduled & delivered as required.

Harmony Walker

Harmony Walker

Sales Lead

Harmony joined the Denbow team in 2014 as our Inside Sales Rep. With both the experience and training in sales we were looking for, she quickly settled in here. After obtaining a formal education in psychology, she managed her own business for several years while raising her 4 children. Once her children were in school full time, she was offered the opportunity to work for an international wholesale industrial corporation, where she received sales training and gained experience to go with her existing small town values and commitment to excellent customer service.

Steve Wurst

Steve Wurst

Agriculture Division Foreman

A Denbow driver since 1991, Steve has driven all of Denbow’s trucks over the years. After his start in live poultry hauling, Steve has taken on various roles as needed, including operating Denbow’s first Express Blower. In his current role as Foreman for the Agriculture Division, Steve is responsible for mill service, re-supply, and bulk client deliveries.

Joe Kardos

Joe Kardos

Driver

Joe started at Denbow in 1988 as a driver when Denbow was still hauling live poultry. Joe currently runs one of our busiest trucks, delivering push-out loads and small blower loads of sawdust. Joe serves most of Denbow’s equine clients, and is often requested by clients because of his experience and familiarity with their needs.

Jim Paradis

Jim Paradis

Financial Advisor

Jim is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA from UBC. He has worked with Denbow since 2008 helping us build effective business/accounting, reporting and process/control systems as well as helping non-finance managers understand financial information for better operational decision-making. He also assists Denbow in sourcing expansion capital, capital investment analysis and business risk assessment.