Our People

Tammy Monsell

Founder & CEO

Tammy is the founder and President of First Pac West Group of Companies. Of Metis heritage, Tammy is dedicated to preserving culture, providing economic opportunity and improving quality of life for Indigenous communities. First Pac West Group of Companies was founded on the principle of improving quality of living.

As a land developer and accommodations provider in small communities across Canada, Tammy first identified the need to improve the living conditions of workforce camps associated with energy and resource projects. In response to the undesirable consequences of conventional trailer camps, Tammy designed and developed the Solace System Longhouse, an innovative solution to address the many challenges faced by worker camps and the locally affected communities.

Contact Tammy: Email | Phone | Linkedin


Gurdeep Bains


Gurdeep leads the financial operations for First Pac West Group of Companies. With over 20 years of experience leading financial teams for a variety of corporations, Gurdeep provides the company with experience and knowledge in financial reporting, IT, trust and vendor management, and business development.

In the past, he has worked for Canaccord Genuity as Vice President of Internal Audit and Financial Analysis where he was involved in the companies global expansion by performing the due diligence and integration of $850M in acquisitions globally.  Gurdeep was also the CFO of OK Tires Stores (where he led the creation of OK Tires REIT) and Zenabis Ltd.

Gurdeep is also a trustee on the Vancouver Police Foundation and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee for the foundation.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his designation at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC.

Contact Gurdeep: Emai | Phone | Linkedin


Gordon Guthrie

VP | Executive Director

As an entrepreneur, Gordie has owned and operated numerous businesses in Canada and the United States. With more than 30 years developing his business acumen, Gordie’s portfolio has ranged from start-ups to industry leading companies.  His extensive experience across operations, management, sales & marketing, building, construction, manufacturing and distribution, drives his passion to make First Pac West Group of Companies the industry leader in providing clients with comprehensive accommodation strategies that are thought through from all angles.

Gordie has dual Canadian and American citizenship and is proud of his Indigenous Métis roots.

Contact Gordie: Email | Phone (CANADA) | Phone (USA)Linkedin


Dwight Kane

Contractor | Owner's Representative | Operations Management

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Josef Zelko

Manager of Operations | TAM Management Corp (a subsidiary of First Pac West Group of Companies)

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Tanys Zelko

General Manager | TAM Management Corp (a subsidiary of First Pac West Group of Companies)

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Darleen Edlund

Manager, Accounting & Finance

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