Laurie became a member of The Society of Notaries Public of BC in 1986, operating a busy and successful practice in Sidney with her business partner Lisa Ehrlich.
Laurie served on the Notary Society’s Board of Directors for ten years, and during that time she sat on the Membership & Credentials, Public Relations, By-laws, and Discipline Committees. She also served as a Governor of the Notary Foundation for six years.
Laurie’s Sidney notarial practice focuses on the senior’s based population and she is widely known for her experience in wills preparation, powers of attorney and representation agreements. Laurie has been active in the New Notaries educational program, teaching the sections on Wills & Estate Planning.
Laurie has previously served on the Boards of the SANCHA Foundation, Big Brothers and Sisters and Victoria AM as well as serving for 6 years on the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation.
G.W. Wayne Braid is the former CEO/Secretary of The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia, having served in that position for over 17 years, a professional self-governing organization whose members provide non-contentious legal services to the people of BC. Wayne was also the Executive Officer of The Notary Foundation of BC and CEO and Managing Director of the BC Notaries Captive Insurance Co.
He ran successful Autoplan and general insurance agencies in Terrace, Kitimat and Stewart and was Chair of the Northern Insurance Brokers Association for many years and on the Board of the Insurance Brokers of British Columbia.
Senator in Jaycees and Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary are among his many community awards. He was also Coroner, Director of the BC Winter Games and Northern BC Winter Games, and an Elected school trustee.
Wayne has been a Board member of the Lobstick Foundation since its inception and is currently the Chair of the Foundation.
Susan Mercer was a member of the Society of Notaries Public of BC from 1986 to 2013 and served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, as President, Vice-President, Education, Finance, Audit, Insurance, Pro Suite and Executive Committees.
The first recipient of the annual Dr. Bernard Hoeter Award for the highest marks achieved on the Notaries’ statutory exams, Susan also received two bursaries recognizing her excellent marks in the Urban Land Economics diploma program at UBC.
In community service, Susan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Westcoast Reach Association and the Sidney Sister Cities Association. She is a past President of the Sidney Rotary Club and served 3 years as a Director of the Peninsula Community Association. As a young mother, Susan volunteered in all of her children’s extracurricular activities including Scouts Canada, Swim Club and the Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society, as well as the Sidney cooperative preschool and many school-related activities.
In her private life, Susan lives in Sidney, BC with her husband Dan. Between the two of them, they have three grown children, eight wonderful grandchildren and one very energetic dog. When they can, Susan and Dan enjoy travelling and exploring different parts of the world.
Lisa moved to Sidney from Oregon when she met her future husband David Ehrlich. She came to work at Salvador Davis, while studying Business Administration at Camosun College. She continued her education for an additional two years at the University of British Columbia, completing the Notary Program. Lisa was awarded the prestigious Dr. Hoeter Award for highest marks in the province.
Lisa continues to work tirelessly to ensure her clients receive the best possible care and attention.
Lisa has extensive experience in conveyancing and mortgage documentation. She is especially thorough in dealing with first time home buyers and financing issues. Lisa practices with the most up to date technology and information systems. She is always keen to learn evolving and new areas of land registry through embracing technology.
Lisa’s professionalism and unwavering sense of fairness makes her an excellent board member.
Lisa lives in Sidney with her husband Dave and their two sons.
Shelby has been employed by Salvador Davis and Co. for the past 16 years.
During that time she has managed many estates and mastered the art of looking after elderly clients who can no longer look after their own affairs.
Shelby graduated for Parkland Secondary School. She completed the Legal Office Assistant program in 2005 at Camosun College and received the BC Notaries and Notary Foundation Award for academic excellence and leadership. She has also completed a personal income tax course with honours.
Her technical training and finely tuned interpersonal skills make her an excellent board member.
Shelby lives on the Saanich Peninsula with her husband Steve and is a mother of five and is also a proud grandmother.
Cathleen, the great-niece of Dr. Margaret E. Nix, grew up with her aunt emphasizing the importance of education especially for women. A self-proclaimed life-long learner, Cathleen consistently pursues opportunities that allow her to advance her skills and knowledge.
She is an Account Executive at Safe Software. Specializing in data solutions for local and regional governments, and transportation, retail, and real estate industries, Cathleen helps organizations get the resources they need to solve their data challenges. With over 10 years of experience working in GIS, local government, and location analytics, she is experienced in project and data management.
Cathleen resides in Vancouver with her fiancé Chris; when not playing with her German Shepherd “Griffy” she is an avid hockey player, bookworm and a “with any luck this will grow” gardener.
Michele is Realtor in Sidney and is the owner of Holmes Realty a Real Estate Company with roots going back over 100 years in the Area.
Everything Michele does receives her special touch, which is permeated by her natural flair, her innate ability as a businesswoman, and her in depth knowledge of the real estate market on the Saanich Peninsula. She has been a REALTOR® for over 20 years and is consistently ranked in the top 5% of realtors by the Victoria Real Estate Board.
Michele prides herself on providing unsurpassed service & her reputation and many words of thanks from her clients testify to this. This service is enhanced by Michele’s hands on service and the additional help from her team. Michele in combination with her staff help make any real estate move a smooth, stress free, successful process.
Michele has always been the kind of person who is involved. She is currently an active member of the Sidney By The Sea Rotary Club, a member of the Nominees Executive Committee of the Victoria Real Estate Board and has been on many committees with the Victoria Real Estate Board as well as being a past director.
Michele Holmes has been a Board Member of the Lobstick Foundation for 3 years and brings her skills and experience as a business woman and her many years as an Educator/Teacher to assist Lobstick fulfill the Foundations mandate of providing financial assistance to women and girls who are looking to improve their educational skills and or to build their entrepreneurial experience.