Our Team

Chris Barre

Chris Barre

President

Westcoast IT Services LTD was founded in 2010 by Chris Barre. Chris has always had a passion for technology, entrepreneurial business and sales. His history of starting successful businesses, combined with his education and experience with computers and providing IT solutions, makes him the perfect candidate to alleviate your business’s technology headaches. Chris is well known for his innovative approach to IT solutions delivered in a personable and user friendly manner.


Karen Barre

Karen Barre

Operations and Marketing Manager

As a family run business Karen (Chris’ wife) joined the team early on to manage Operations and Marketing. Karen's background is in project development and management in the nonprofit sector. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and is using her education, and work experience, related policy development and operations to inform the excellent service delivery of Westcoast IT Services as well as to reach out to potential new clients. When Karen and Chris aren’t working you can find them enjoying the local beaches and parks with their 3 kids.


Peter Haile

Peter Haile

Network Administrator

Peter brings work experience, a positive attitude, and a degree in Network Security and Administrator from BCIT to the table. While he enjoys staying up to date with technology and can definitely talk the ‘geek’ talk, he is not your typical IT guru – Peter enjoys playing soccer, watching hockey, doing the Grouse Grind and has been known to partake in the occasional craft brewery bike tour. However, as of March 2017, Peter became a proud new father and as such his recreational activities and exercise regimes may be subject to change.


Shaf Mohamedali

Shaf Mohamedali

System Engineer

Shaf graduated from the Information Technology Program (ITP) program at BCIT in 2002 where he began his foundation in IT. He brings over 15 years of IT experience. He is a person who loves technology and always eager to try out new gadgets. Besides his passion for technology, he loves spending time with his wife and 2 children.


Alojz Cuk

Alojz Cuk

Field Engineer

Alojz is a friendly and laid back Australian who has called Vancouver home since 2015. Alojz graduated at NMIT in Network Administration, and has over 5 years of IT experience. Being enthusiastic about technology from a young age has allowed Alojz to apply his skills in a broad range of IT support. Once Alojz has left work for the day, you’ll find him in the kitchen, on a bicycle, or hiking a mountain.


Pavol Saffo

Pavol Saffo

Technical Support Specialist

Pavol has a strong technical background and years of customer service experience. He has a masters degree from Technical University of Kosice and worked for a large international corporation there as a network engineer. He is a hard-working and creative employee which makes him an excellent trouble-shooter. During the weekends you will find him in the mountains, and when necessary, he does volunteer search and rescue with his dog Roxxy. Before he came to Westcoast IT he had a brief sabbatical from computers doing dog sledding over the artic circle.


Kamyar Boroosan

Kamyar Boroosan

Technical Support Specialist

Kamyar has been in the IT industry since 2003 working as a network administrator for medium and large sized companies. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science and has certification in MCSE 2003, and MCSA 2012 Microsoft. He moved to Canada in January 2015, and he enjoys his life here in Vancouver. IT is his passion. He loves to fix people’s computer issues, and to see their happy faces afterwards. He also loves nature, hiking, swimming, and spending time with his wife.


Erin Elliot

Erin Elliot

Dispatch/Office Administrator

Erin brings over 15 years’ administrative experience in a variety of industries, most recently education.

She wears many hats at Westcoast IT working in dispatch, marketing and human resources. Erin loves to travel, read great fiction, and spend time with family including her mini dachshund, Reuben.


Jess Sprowson

Jess Sprowson

Controller

Jess joined Westcoast IT as our first in-house controller. She excelled in her Accounting Assistant studies at Capilano University, and transferred her love of solving puzzles to make our financial systems more efficient and organized. In her spare time she loves to enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings with friends and family, or to curl up with a book related to whatever topic she is currently passionate about.