Please check back for a brief introduction of all our guests from home and abroad.
Thank you for being a part of our celebration!

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Jessica Taylor

Jessica was born and raised in Uruguay and spent her adolescent and adulthood flitting around the world for varied educational and adventure pursuits, living and studying between Canada, the UK, Sweden, Italy and Paris. After commencing undergraduate studies in biology with a view to pursue medicine, she pivoted to law and presently practices as a civil corporate litigator in Vancouver.

In between, she ran several photography studios, acted as a mountain guide at cathedral lakes lodge for many summers, had a pet sheep, and took cooking classes around the world.

For several years, Jessica also ran a charity project in a small favela, Barrio Kennedy here, helping with educational programs for youth at risk.

Jessica lives with Hanif in Vancouver with her fur babies Keaton and Kaidy. She returns to her homeland, Uruguay, yearly.

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Hanif Mamdani

Born in Kenya and raised in Vancouver, Hanif is a legend in the hedge fund industry. (Yes his wife is writing his bio and will show him off).

Being a total brainiac, he won a full scholarship to Caltech and followed his studies working as a rocket scientist for NASA (no seriously!). He then pursued a PHD at Harvard but was pulled off after a Masters at Harvard by recruiters on Wall Street. After more than a decade on Wall Street he returned to Vancouver to head PHN as the chief investment officer before spearheading its sale to RBC.

Presently Hanif runs several hedge funds, and continues to shine in this arena pulling in yearly awards and accolades. (Hedge fund of the year, Bloombergs #2 in the world for alternative investments, etc etc)

Hanif lives for his daily run to work off all the food Jessica cooks and also enjoys reading, swimming, tennis, relaxing, and dancing to Starboy.

Phee and Dr Jacqueline Hudson

Phee and Dr Jacqueline Hudson

Jana & Marc Niefer

Jana & Marc Niefer

Yuhko Grossmann

Yuhko Grossmann

Nolan Bering and Dr Ko Arman

Nolan Bering and Dr Ko Arman

Rick and Dr Jaqueline Hudson

Rick and Dr Jaqueline Hudson

Koharik, Jessica and Lauren

Koharik, Jessica and Lauren

Flower Girls

Flower Girls

Jessica and Raya

Jessica and Raya

Jessica and Raya

Jessica and Raya

Raya Mamdani

Raya Mamdani

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Shannon Belkin and Neil Aisenstat

Shannon Belkin and Neil Aisenstat

John Singleton and Brenda Mendieta

John Singleton and Brenda Mendieta

Alexandra Gill

Alexandra Gill

Frank Herrmann and Frank Folberth

Frank Herrmann and Frank Folberth

Anne Bezamat and Billy Cohen

Anne Bezamat and Billy Cohen

Leonard Schein and Barb Small

Leonard Schein and Barb Small

Melita and Lorne Segal

Melita and Lorne Segal

Anish Somani

Anish Somani

Fred Lee & Joshua Lee Mcveity

Fred Lee & Joshua Lee Mcveity

Judy Brooks

Judy Brooks

Christie & David Garofalo

Christie & David Garofalo

Jason Matlo & Curtis Began

Jason Matlo & Curtis Began

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Nina & John Cassils

Nina & John Cassils

Dr Pankaj and Dr Nishi Dhawan

Dr Pankaj and Dr Nishi Dhawan

Melanie Samuels

Melanie Samuels

Chella Levesque and Dr Denzil Nair

Chella Levesque and Dr Denzil Nair

Lynn Zanatta and Sam Sullivan

Lynn Zanatta and Sam Sullivan

Katya and Cary Pinkowski

Katya and Cary Pinkowski

John Kardos

John Kardos

Saiba and Karim Lalji

Saiba and Karim Lalji

Kayvon and Kia Bescharat

Kayvon and Kia Bescharat

Lauren Thorpe

Lauren Thorpe

David Bowman

David Bowman

Adil Bharmal

Adil Bharmal

Lane Edwards and Sissy Mielke

Lane Edwards and Sissy Mielke

Nate Lyman

Nate Lyman

Kim Spencer Nairn

Kim Spencer Nairn

Wen Chee-Lui

Wen Chee-Lui