HeroWork Victoria People

Trevor Botkin

Victoria Executive Director
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Trevor Botkin

Trevor is no stranger to volunteerism and giving back to the community. With a long history of supporting various charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, HeroWork and others, it made perfect sense for him to accept an invitation to take a full-time seat with the HeroWork Society. 

In addition to an energetic and contagiously enthusiastic personality, Trevor brings with him more than 25 years of construction experience both as a Red Seal Carpenter and Superintendent.  

“My dream was always to find a job that leveraged my leadership experience and trade skills to make a difference in the community, a job where my energy and enthusiasm would be an asset. To that end, HeroWork and myself are a perfect match!” 

Rochelle Relyea

Victoria Project Manager
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Rochelle Relyea

My dream has come true: Now every day is a HeroWork day!

After living abroad for 15 years I arrived in Victoria in 2003 and set down permanent roots.

After graduating from Camosun College’s Carpentry Foundations course in 2005, I established my renovation company and eventually earned my Red Seal. Since then I’ve enjoyed steering diverse teams through many complex projects.

With a passion for people and community, volunteering for HeroWork has been a natural fit. During each of my 5 projects as a volunteer I’ve wished that “everyday could be a HeroWork day.” Now I’m super excited to join Victoria’s hard working and dedicated team. Together we will continue to improve the lives of people in our community though renovating for charity buildings.

James Mollison

Victoria Trades Manager
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James Mollison

James is passionate about giving back to his community while engaging others to think of new ways to make the world a better place.

As a lover of the outdoors, he can be found running on coastal trails, out in the mountains or on the open road in search of adventures.

James is not daunted by demanding tasks and uses laughter and fun to take on any challenge. His experience in a wide host of industries enables him to be nimble and support HeroWork make a difference.

Marlena Salvador

Victoria Philanthropy & Communications Manager
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Marlena Salvador

Marlena can navigate the ocean and read building plans. A lover of architecture and studied in interior design, she is deeply committed to making a better place for us to experience this life. Relentlessly helpful and attentive to detail, her natural philanthropic nature has brought her energy to HeroWork. Where she now passionately crafts ways to share the "Transforming Charities" message with others.

Liz Soutar

Victoria Volunteer and Event Manager
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Liz Soutar

Liz has an extensive background in team leadership, mentoring, sales and technology. As a young girl her aspiration were to be “someone like Mother Teresa,” she was driven to help others and was always involved in as many community investment initiatives as she could squeeze into her busy schedule. She graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Film Studies with a heavy concentration in Mass Communications, World Religions and Philosophy.

During her career she was also a passionate volunteer, volunteering for all sorts of organizations. One experience that was uniquely impactful was when she was building the foundation for someones new life literally by building the floor boards for a new home. This experience inspired her and in 2015 when she moved across the country from Toronto, ON to Victoria, BC she knew her goal was to be involved in something similar.

In 2016 she was introduced to HeroWork and volunteered on the Rainbow Kitchen Project as a Liaison Team Lead; transforming the Food Kitchen and making a profound impact on the community and on her. She was hooked and volunteered on every project until she got pregnant with her miracle son.

In 2020 after her maternity leave, the opportunity to join the HeroWork team and to fulfill her dream of a career in Community Investments came true when she was hired as HeroWork’s Volunteer and Event Manager.

“I am incredibly grateful that my path has lead me to this amazing opportunity. I’m inspired by my team and the community coming together to “raise the barn” for worthy charities all over the greater Victoria region …and beyond. I’m looking forward to all the wonderful relationships and heartwarming experiences that HeroWork will continue to provide me in the years to come.”

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