Meet the Team at Tallus Ridge

Damien Burggraeve, General Manager


Damien has been the General Manager of Tallus Ridge since 2016, moving the development forward with his entrepreneurial spirit, strong communication skills, and land development expertise. While Damien is a Registered Professional Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners, his diverse background includes home building, forestry, environmental engineering consulting, and municipal land-use planning specializing in subdivisions. His natural leadership and problem-solving abilities are a strong asset to the community and are essential in his role of facilitating a successful development project.
A father of three young boys, Damien’s time off is action packed. He strives for a well-balanced lifestyle, exercising, skiing, hiking, and exploring this beautiful province with his family.

Mike Franczak, Construction Manager


Mike is a third generation Kelowna resident with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has built and renovated several homes throughout the Okanagan valley, including single and multi-family projects right here at Tallus Ridge.Mike is passionate about customer care and his attention to detail is evident in every project he manages. The pride he takes in his work will help create your dream home and ensure a successful build from start to finish.
In his downtime, Mike enjoys camping, skiing, and hiking with his wife and 2 children.

Rick Webb, Finance Controller


Rick is an accounting services professional with decades of experience in successful business and inventory management. Joining the Tallus Ridge team in 2016 as the Finance Controller, Rick’s diverse operational and business experience, combined with a strong analytical mind, brings a solid financial anchor to both construction and development activity.
In his spare time, Rick can be found entertaining his grandkids, swimming, and enjoying the Okanagan Lake in his kayak.

April Maier, Design Consultant


A long time Kelowna resident, April holds over 16 years of experience, supplying full interior and exterior design services. She has worked with several established home builders, often acting as a liaison between contractors and their clients, in order to help expedite the stressful decision-making process of home building.

April has brought her design experience to the neighbourhoods of Tallus Ridge, providing evaluation of architectural and landscape design, ensuring each project meets the design guidelines and high standard of aesthetics within the Tallus Ridge Development.

In her free time, April enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, and taking in some of the many local Okanagan activities.

Tallus Ridge Lot Sales Team

Ryan Mayne


With an incredibly analytical mindset and an eye for numbers, Ryan has found a real niche in real estate development and commercial real estate. He is a second-generation realtor and prides himself on his incredible work ethic, his honesty, and integrity. His dedication to his clients is unparalleled, and he has built fantastic working relationships with his clients and peers.

Scott Mayne


Scott is a second generation realtor with close to 20 years of experience. The skills he has acquired over the years have established excellent client relationship and he feels privileged to be able to assist his clients in finding the right property to fit their needs. The family business has taught Scott that relationships are first and foremost, making him extremely dedicated to his clients.

Multi-Family Homes Sales Team

Darcy Nyrose

Nyrose & Associates | DNA Project Marketing - RE/MAX Kelowna Personal Real Estate Corporation


Darcy’s market insight, strategic vision and project marketing experience is unparalleled. In 1996, Darcy began his career in the Lower Mainland where he was a Vice President of Sales for multiple multi-family communities. In 2008, Darcy moved to Kelowna to continue working in real estate, and project marketing. Under Darcy’s leadership, his team at Nyrose & Associates | DNA Project Marketing has built a reputation for hard work, thought-leadership, knowledge, and excellent client service for both resale and new home communities. Darcy has built a longstanding relationship with the Tallus Ridge team and is proud to be a part of envisioning the area’s growth.

Rob Chapman

Nyrose & Associates | DNA Project Marketing RE/MAX Kelowna


With 20 years of sales experience, and an avid enthusiast of the Okanagan lifestyle, Rob is dedicated to buyers, sellers & investors. Customer service oriented, he is always going the extra mile! Not only is Rob a Tallus Ridge specialist, Rob and his wife are original homeowners in Nature’s Gate, and are proud to call Tallus Ridge their home.

Nehemiah Daehn

Nyrose & Associates | DNA Project Marketing RE/MAX Kelowna


Nehemiah is known for his drive, passion for real estate and eagerness. He has found a market niche in new home development sales. In addition to working in development sales, Nehemiah enjoys working with first time home buyers, home sellers, and buyers in all stages of real estate.