Our Team

We are proud to have a very strong team working on our clients' behalf. Our team includes a knowledgeable management team, experienced property managers and skilled administrative and accounting support staff.

Andy Spurling, B.A., LL.B. - President

As the President, Andy is engaging the Proline team to transform the property management industry to inspire trust through demonstrated dedication to honesty, integrity and transparency.  Andy’s goal is to help the many individual communities in their portfolio be sought after places to live and continue to work hard at increasing job satisfaction for Proline’s many employees.

Andy oversees the day-to-day operations of the company and also provides property management services to some clients.  He is a member of our Leadership Team and oversees the activities of our property managers. Andy holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. Prior to joining Proline in 2007, he acted as counsel for Bell Canada. Andy has also worked in major law firms in both Toronto and New York. Andy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of British Columbia, as well as the Canadian Bar Association and Victoria Bar Association. Andy is also a member of the Strata Initiatives Task Force at the Victoria Real Estate Board. Andy was also part of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia’s Strata Management Advisory Group for the 2013/2014 term. As a family business, we are also actively involved in the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, where Andy served as President of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Island Chapter for two years and as Chair of the Governance Committee. 

Eric Spurling, FRI, RI (BC), CRF, CPM - Founder

Our Founder has had considerable experience in the management and real estate fields.  He continues to be active in the day-to-day management of the company and is a member of our Leadership Team. Eric has been involved in the real estate industry, property management and the lending and asset management field in Victoria for the past 40 years.

Eric holds diplomas from the University of British Columbia in Urban Land Economics in both the property management and appraisal specialty areas. Eric also holds recognized professional designations in these areas and in Real Estate Finance from both the Real Estate Institute of Canada and the Real Estate Institute of B.C. Eric has also earned the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation, which is awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management. This is the highest recognition of professionalism in the property management field awarded in North America.

In addition to his professional designations, Eric has held positions as Chair of the Rental Housing Council of B.C., the Apartment Owners & Property Managers Association of B.C. and the Victoria Chapter of the Real Estate Institute of Canada. Eric is a past Governor of the Real Estate Institute of B.C. and a past director of the Strata Property Agents of B.C. Eric is currently a director of CFAX Santas Anonymous Society, a charity helping children and families on lower Vancouver Island.

Dwight Mueller, B.B.A., CPA, CA - Vice President Finance

Dwight oversees our accounting functions and is a member of our Leadership Team, as well as manages a number of large strata corporations. Dwight has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Trinity Western University and earned his CA designation with Deloitte and Touche in 1992. After a term as an Audit Manager, Dwight worked for a Victoria based Real Estate Investment/Holding firm prior to joining Proline in 2003.

Katherine Soetaert, B.Comm., CPA, CMA - Accounting Manager

Kathy oversees the accounting functions at Proline and is a member of our Leadership Team.  She also deals with the day-to-day activities within the accounting department. Kathy has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Kathy earned her CMA designation in 1993. Kathy worked for a number of accounting firms and with manufacturing firms and governments overseas prior to joining Proline in 2005.

Paul Merrien, B.A., CPM - Manager - Strata Department

Paul moved to Victoria from England in 2009. He maintains a strata management portfolio, is heavily involved with new business, trains junior property managers and is part of the Leadership Team. Paul's previous experience prior to joining Proline was working for law firms in Great Britain where he dealt with and prepared regulatory submissions and followed up on various infractions primarily within the liquor licensing system.

Arnold Hobson, B.A., J.D. - Manager Rental Department

Arnold joined Proline in 2006 and maintains a rental management portfolio and is also a part of the Leadership team.  He is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day supervision of the rental property managers. Prior to joining Proline, Arnold had a varied and broad background, which includes hands on management of residential and estate properties and the practice of law in the USA for ten years, with a focus on civil litigation.  Arnold manages a portfolio of single family dwellings, condominium units and apartment buildings.

Kathryn Squires Basson, CPHR - Human Resources Manager

Kathryn, also a member of our Leadership Team, is responsible for client education - Proline Academies, developing organizational training systems, as well as finding new talent and implementing initiatives that help the Proline team achieve personal and organizational success. Originally from Northern British Columbia, Kathryn completed her degree at UVic and spent six years teaching overseas in the Czech Republic and Taiwan prior to joining the Proline team.

Kelly Whitney - Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager Kelly provides oversight on practices, procedures and deliverables. An active member of our Leadership Team Kelly is also our branch office liason, supervises the strata administration team, handles marketing, and maintains our green team.  Kelly has amazing follow up skills and much to the chagrin of some of the Leadership Team members she keeps track of even the smallest of tasks. Kelly has been with us since 2010 (minus a couple of maternity leaves) and brings a practical and hands on approach to our company.

Daryl Foster - Manager Nanaimo Office

Daryl is the branch manager and senior strata manager in our Nanaimo office, having moved to Nanaimo from Victoria to open the mid-island Proline location. Daryl has spent a number of years serving on strata councils and completed a term as President of his strata council prior to joining Proline. Daryl has had personal experience with the remediation process and has been an active participant in the various seminars available within the industry. Daryl was also a board member of the Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C.

Michael Peters

Michael is a senior rental property manager and has been with the company since 1991. Michael relocated to Victoria in 1991 from Montreal where he was involved in a manufacturing business for many years. Michael manages a portfolio of primarily single-family dwellings and condominium units, as well as some small apartments.

Elaine Ferguson

Elaine is a senior strata property manager. Originally from Ontario, Elaine held a number of accounting and administrative positions before becoming involved in property management in the early nineties. Elaine has been with Proline since relocating to Victoria and presently manages a portfolio of large, high end strata corporations.

Laura Gallinger

Laura is a senior rental property manager. Laura has had many years of administrative experience and experience dealing with people. Originally joining Proline in an administrative capacity, Laura also worked in our accounting department before becoming a property manager. Laura manages a portfolio of single-family dwellings and individual condo units, as well as some multi-family properties.

Alan Haddow

Alan is a strata property manager. Alan has 30 years experience in graphics design, production and management, and brings his experience to the strata management team at Proline. Alan is responsible for a variety of strata developments with an emphasis on larger buildings.

Kate Devlin

Kate is a rental property manager specializing in single condominium, single family dwelling rentals and apartment buildings. Kate has been with us for nine years. Prior to joining Proline Kate worked with another local management company in rental management administration.

Adam Taylor

Adam is a rental property manager specializing primarily in unfurnished rental apartments and condominiums.  Prior to joining Proline in 2009, Adam was involved in service industries for many years, both in the restaurant industry and outdoor adventure guiding. Adam's quick wit is always appreciated at team meetings.

Shannon Close, B.A.

Shannon came to us from another management company here in Victoria, where she did residential property management.  At Proline, Shannon has a full strata management portfolio.  Shannon previously worked at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery for many years and is working on her masters of art history.

Kristy Kulyk, B.A.

Kristy is a strata property manager and brings her experience of working with a significant local land developer for four years.   Kristy has also spent a number of years serving on her strata council, including some time as the Council President.  Kristy has also been active in the community working with various community support groups.

Andrea Williams

Andrea is a strata property manager. She moved from Winnipeg to Victoria in 2010. Having spent four years in the administrative role here at Proline, Andrea is intimately familiar with all of the "back stage" processes at Proline that support the strata manager role. In addition to her work with Proline, Andrea is an avid animal lover. She volunteers at the Victoria branch of the BC SPCA as a dog walker and also spent a summer volunteering with WildARC, interacting mainly with raccoons and small birds.

Raymond Normandeau

Ray is a strata property manager who moved to Victoria from Toronto. He brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and sales/customer service management to Proline’s strata management team along with 8 years of strata council experience.

Duncan Fairfield

Duncan is a strata property manager who comes to us from North Vancouver. He has 15 years of strata management experience plus he lived in a strata complex and was on strata council. Before becoming a property manager, Duncan was a journeyman licensed carpenter, working  in the construction industry for 25 years. This experience provides a good understanding of the problems and maintenance required for the up keep of buildings, and the challenges of working with different trades.

Allan Peaslee

Allan is a strata property manager. Having moved to Victoria in 2009, he’s been a homeowner, renter and landlord and brings an extensive background in sales and customer service. Allan has been involved in general and business insurance and investment services in sales, training and management roles. In his spare time he often schemes to build a kayak that floats, right side up.

Cassi Hill

Cassi is a Strata Property Manager joining our Nanaimo team with previous experience in strata management and administration. When she is not at the office she can often be found exploring the island and finding great local eateries.

Lynda Clark

Lynda is a rental property manager with over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. Lynda relocated from Montreal to BC in 1996 and spent 20 years in Whistler before moving to beautiful Victoria in 2015. 

Our Accounting and Administrative Staff

We presently have an administrative/accounting support team of 19 people. Our support staff members have all enjoyed a variety of experiences, both in and out of the property management area. This team's diverse skills blend very well to provide excellent service, accounting and administration for our clients.