Our Team

Our team of passionate and creative construction professionals are the key to every project’s success.

With a diverse background in construction and technology, but shared passion for delivering each project as if its our own, ARYZE is building some of Victoria’s premier homes and commercial spaces

Matthew Jardine

Co-Owner & Construction Manager

Matt is the founder and co-owner of ARYZE Developments. A trained artist, Matt has sought to apply his passion for design and form to each project ARYZE has delivered over the past 10 years. With a tenure spanning 14 years construction and construction management, he is our team’s visionary and senior project manager. Matt has the experience and creativity to deliver truly unique and special homes for our clients and ensure that their dream and vision for their home becomes a reality.

Ryan Goodman

Co-Owner & General Manager

Ryan is a co-owner of ARYZE and manages development work across Victoria. He has an BA (Economics) from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the University of Victoria. Ryan joined ARYZE with 6 years experience in the software industry culminating with a senior account management role with SAP AG.  In addition to land acquisition and development, Ryan oversees ARYZE’s deployment of construction management systems, business strategy and operations and works with Matty to support customers throughout the construction process.

Julia Schenck

Interior Designer

ARYZE is unique in its integrated approach to design and project management. Through close collaboration, we provide our customers with a unique, high quality aesthetic that is delivered with a keen eye to client goals including budget and constructibility. Joining our team from Stantec, Julia is an Interior Designer with 10 years experience coordinating with clients, architects, engineers, contractors and planners in residential and commercial environments. Julia has a BA (Applied Design - Interior Design Major) from Kwantlen and has completed the Project Management Certificate program at Royal Roads.

Elyce Henry

Controller

Elyce leads efforts to control and manage costs across our business.  She joined ARYZE after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the Haskayne School of Business, at the University of Calgary with a major in Accounting and a minor in Urban Studies.  

While managing a full time workload at the University of Calgary, Elyce was a high performance athlete, competing in the sport of Long Track Speed Skating.  She finished her skating career ranked 8th in Canada and was British Columbia's Female Long Track Athlete of the Year for 4 years.  Elyce’s chocolate lab, Berkeley, is in the office Monday-Wednesday and is pursuing a full time role with ARYZE.  He currently spends the work day sleeping under her desk beside a heater.

 

Vinit Jain

Operations Manager

Known around the office as "The Boss", Vinit has an MBA from UVIC and a degree in Electronics Engineering from Nagpur University.  He brings a steady hand and great depth of knowledge in construction and operations management.  Having previously worked with global IT solutions provider TCS, Vinit is responsible for construction system development and improving business processes at ARYZE.

Simon Fyall

Project Manager

Is a seasoned construction and green building veteran with 12 years of progressive construction and project management experience. Our lead project manager, Simon directs our team onsite and ensures that each project is executed as scheduled according to our high standards of quality, and budget. Simon is perhaps our most talented craftsman, honing his skills on projects in Europe, Central America and Vancouver Island in the years before joining ARYZE.

Blair Ketcheson

Project Manager

With over 20 years experience building finely crafted homes on Vancouver’s west side, British Columbia’s Gulf Islands and in Victoria, Blair has an intuitive attention to detail, project management and construction sensibility.  He has traveled around the world with his family and brings a broad understanding of fine art, architecture, engineering and craftsmanship to each new home.

Jackson Leidenfrost

Project Manager

Jackson is highly skilled red seal journeyman carpenter and site superintendent   He joined ARYZE with 8 years of progressive construction experience  starting with a 4 year aprenticeship at one of British Columbia's premier custom home builders, Calrudd Construction.  Jackson is a natural leader who brings energy, fairness and intergrity to each interaction with subtrades, customers and the ARYZE team.  

Ryan Malone

Project Manager

Ryan brings a blend of high-end single family home construction, both new builds and renovations, and commercial tenant improvements projects on the West side and downtown Vancouver, where attention to detail, craftsmanship, schedule and client management are paramount.  Successful execution of these types of projects requires strong communication, leadership and collaboration, as well as a high level of earned respect between colleagues and industry professionals.  Ryan hold's a Commerce Degree from Royal Roads University, has successfully completed the Project Management Certificate program at UBC, holds a project management professional (PMP) designation and is a LEED accredited professional.

JP Markes

Foreman

With a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Victoria, JP brings an trained eye for design detail and a technical understanding of construction strategy.  JP’s first-principles engineering approach and passion for eco building will lead ARYZE’s charge into healthy and sustainable construction.

A former president of the UVic squash club, and having competed at a national level in springboard diving and in squash, JP now finds fulfillment in self-competitive sports like cycling and surfing as well as in teaching sports to kids. 

Ryan Gagnon

Foreman

A ticketed journeyman carpenter with over 17,000 registered hours experience and a BSc Degree in Construction Management, Ryan brings tremendous depth to our construction team.   Ryan works to oversee crews onsite, organizing workload and scheduling to ensure the flow of construction continues with the pedal firmly down.

In his spare time, Ryan is working on a Masters Degree in Global Development and competes in marathons across the province.

Miguel Gagnon

Foreman

Miguel is a highly skilled Journeyman carpenter with 10 years experience in a variety of construction environments including training in concrete forming, framing, roofing and interior finishing.  Miguel consistently has the best parking spot on site for a good reason - he's the always the first person there.

Tyler Cust

Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter

Tyler is a journyman carpenter with a truely broad understanding of construction and wide range of experience in forming, framing, interior finishing and project managment.   He is often the last man onsite, dilligently making sure everything has been taken care of and is ready for our clients.  

Mike Koch

Carpentry Apprentice, Red Seal Certified in Landscape Horticulture

Mike joined ARYZE with 9 years and over 7,000 hours of landscape construction experience. This included constructing rock walls, pergolas, fences, patios, driveways as well as installing water features and fire pits and planting. In addition to this, he has designed and lead the construction of natural stone retaining walls, soft scape, and lighting and water features.

Mike is currently pursuing Red Seal Certification for Carpentry and working to support customers across our sites. 

Conor Gilhooly

Carpentry Apprentice

Conor is a carpentry apprentice who joined ARYZE with 3 years experience in industrial construction, wrapping up his tour of Canada's North with Ledcor Group before joining ARYZE.  Conor has experience with welding, carpentry and safety. 

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