Quilakwa Investments STAFF
Our team of passionate and ‘people loving’ folks at Quilakwa work closely together to ensure their clients/customers are well taken care of, whether it is in the store, at the full-service gas pump, the RV Park or the Campground. They bring service with a smile.
Manager of Facilities & Operations
Nik Vischschraper, Manager of Facilities & Operations for Quilakwa Investments, in conjunction with Yucwmenlucwu (Caretakers of the Land), Splatsin Construction Services, and Splatsin Development Corporation. Nik has been with the company since 2017, after four years in retail and hospitality management, and eight years in the golf industry. Born and raised in London, Ontario, Nik attended Western University and Fanshawe College for tourism & business management.
With Quilakwa Investments, Nik is responsible for overseeing all Quilakwa’s ventures: Quilakwa Esso, Quilakwa RV Park & Campground, Quilakwa at the Lake Campground, and the Snack Shack. Furthermore, Nik manages all SDC’s facilities including the Quilakwa Centre, two office buildings, and the Tourism department.
In his time with the company, Nik has been part of the following projects: Quilakwa Esso’s new car cash, new gas pumps, new propane fueling station, and in-store renovations to expand food service and grocery. The development of the Mabel Lake parking lot into Quilakwa at the Lake Campground and the development of a summer store in downtown Enderby. Current projects include the installation of EV Chargers at Quilakwa Centre, a full-scale expansion, and upgrade of the Quilakwa RV Park.
Outside work, Nik spends his time playing golf and softball, continuing his education, and enjoying the outdoors through camping, hiking, and snowboarding. Nik is also heavily involved in basketball in BC, sitting on various committees and officiating at a high level, including college, university, and provincial championships. Nik lives in Vernon with his wife Jessica, son Draven, dog Chloe, and cat Powder… and some fish.
ASHLEY & BRYCE TARVES
Site Operators, Quilakwa RV & Campground
Hi, our names are Ashley & Bryce Tarves. We have lived as a full-time RV family for two and a half years. In that time, we lived and travelled in three countries, drove over 50,000 kilometres, and stayed at over 200 campgrounds. We discovered one thing we never expected – we want to operate an RV Park.
A little about us, we have been married 20 years, dedicated our lives to living dreams and living our lives to the fullest. Entrepreneurs by nature – Ashley, the planner, the go-getter, the funny one. She loves travelling, singing, and crafting. “I follow my heart, and love to experience new and amazing things”. With her new found connection to Indigenous culture, managing Quilakwa RV & Campground has been an inspiring, learning, and loving position. Helping guests make loving memories through nature is very rewarding. Bryce was a manager/welder/heavy duty mechanic for 15 years on Vancouver Island. A farmer, worker, adventurer, professional camper, and Bryce of all trades. His real passions are travelling, filmmaking, and scuba diving, and he is also a commercial helicopter pilot. “I love living outside, connecting with nature, and being able to live in this amazing, beautiful place. Living and filming as a caretaker of lands at Quilakwa RV has been the best job I have ever had.” We brought our boys Tristan and Zander to help us run Quilakwa RV in a positive, energetic new way – dedicated to our Indigenous culture, camping, and the love of the RV/Mobile lifestyle.
Our camp crew family team has been embraced by the welcoming arms of Enderby, and even more with the Splatsin community. We look forward to continuously making Quilakwa RV & Campground your favourite spot by the river.
Tourism Director, Quilakwa Investments
Waytk, my name is Chelsea Jones, daughter of John Jones. I am from Splatsin, I was raised here, now I am raising my children here. I am the Tourism Director – a new position that we needed within Splatsin Development Corporation and Quilakwa Investments. In 2008-2010, I attended Native Education College in Vancouver, BC and got my Aboriginal Tourism Management. I am a mother to two children, Kh’Alen (12) and Harmony (9). My current projects are to start finding money to bring more tourism attractions to our community. There is a lot of interest from what I have heard from other Tourism people to have more tourism attractions to be focused on our culture, language, and storytelling. I am excited to see where this program takes us and the new opportunities we get to experience. Kukstamc.