Meet the People of Wilden

Some work here, some live here, and some are fortunate enough to do both. Meet team members and residents who shape the Wilden community.

Owner and devopler of Wilden Kelowna - Gerhard Blenk

Gerhard Blenk

Owner, developer of Wilden.

Gerhard started working on the Wilden master plan back in 1995.

“When I first came here from Germany I fell in love with the beauty of this wild piece of land and the challenges to develop the rugged terrain into beautiful home sites. I assembled what today is the 2,000 acre Wilden land in several purchases from more than 50 individual owners.”

Read the complete interview on our blog.

Project Manager of Wilden Kelowna - Russ Foster

Russ Foster

CEO of Blenk Development and Project Manager of Wilden.

“I’ve been involved with Wilden from almost the beginning. It’s been over 15 years now going back to the time the overall master plan was being developed….sure doesn’t seem that long ago but we’ve certainly come a long way since then. As Wilden Project Manager, I get to be involved in some way with all aspect of the project. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience so far and I look forward to what the future brings.”

Read the full interview on our blog.

Wilden's Brent Couves - Wilden Real Estate Sales

Brent Couves

Vice President of Sales.

Brent helped with the launch of Wilden in 2003. Brent and his wife are living in their third house in Wilden.

“Back in 2003 we opened our Presentation Trailer up on Long Ridge Drive using a Honda generator for power. We had great fun presenting Gerhard’s huge vision! It was at the time, and still is the Largest Master Planned community between Vancouver and Calgary.”

Read the full interview on our blog

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Karin Eger-Blenk - Wilden Marketing Manager

Karin Eger-Blenk

Director of Blenk Development Corp. and Wilden Marketing Manager.

Karin moved to Wilden from Germany in 2011 to support the family business.

“I love to spread the word about the well-balanced lifestyle we are offering up here. And I really like to be in direct contact with our residents and potential clients and hear about their needs and expectations.”

Read the full interview on our blog.

Vice President Wilden Construction Corp - Ron Van Den Adel

Ron Van Den Adel

Vice President of Wilden Construction Corp. – the company behind the Wilden multifamily projects.

Ron joined the team in 2008 and is also a Wilden resident. He has worked in construction his whole life. Ron has been involved in both commercial and residential construction in the valley.

Joshua Smith - Wilden Construction Superintendent

Joshua Smith

Wilden Construction Superintendent.

Josh has been with Wilden since 2014. He is also a Wilden resident.

Josh is responsible for our multi-family projects and overall construction site supervision.

Cameron Dodd - Wilden Planning & Development Manager.

Cameron Dodd

Planning & Development Manager.

Cam joined the Wilden team in June 2016. He has a fairly diverse working background with focus on construction project management consulting.

“My work at Wilden allows me to combine technical and creative aspects with foresight for future development while upholding the special natural setting.”

Read Cam’s #MeetWilden interview on our blog.

Wilden Sales Agent - Lisa Dalcin - Kelowna Real Estate

Lisa Dalcin

Sales Agent

Lisa used to be a licensed Realtor in town. Since 2013, she has been Brent’s right hand. She helps guide show home visitors and customers through the decision process of building or buying in Wilden. Lisa and her husband bought a spec home in Wilden in 2014.

“The staff is great and it’s nice to work somewhere that is so respected in the community.”

Read the full interview on our blog.

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Wilden's Cindy Eekhout - Kelowna Real Estate

Cindy Eekhout

Cindy has been part of our sales team since the beginning. You will meet her in our show homes and she can answer all your questions and guide you through the various possibilities of calling Wilden home.


Read her #MeetWilden interview on our blog.