Meet our team

Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships

David Tucker, B.Comm, B.Sc. Eng., CA, CPA Photo

David Tucker, B.Comm, B.Sc. Eng., CA, CPA

Managing Director / Director of Operations

Starting in public practice, David moved from Audit to Business Recovery services before a career change into construction. Working his way up from special projects to project management and finally to general management, David has experienced many aspects of the business and is now responsible for developing and achieving Ryfan's mission. David has served on a number of boards, often as Chairperson, where he shares his strategic and financial expertise.

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Darren Fraser, CME

Director of Marketing and Sales

Since entering the electrical field in 1990 Darren has continuously worked his way up to more and more demanding roles within the commercial, residential, and industrial electrical sector. Besides being a Ryfan Electric Alberta Office Principal, General Manager, Project Manager, Estimator and highly skilled Tradesman, Darren holds primary leadership for 150 talented employees.

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Kirsten Hayne, B.Ed, LLB

Director of Corporate Services

Kirsten is a seasoned business executive who happens also to be a practicing lawyer. Kirsten has acquired significant leadership, human resources, strategic planning and governance experience and expertise throughout her career in education and law and, particularly, from her many years working on the executive team at Edmonton Northlands as it navigated through significant business restructuring. Kirsten is active on boards and with community organizations outside of work where she fulfills directorship and governance responsibilities, speaks and presents, manages, advises, mentors, and sometimes just plain volunteers.

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Aliya Lalani, CPA, CGA


Aliya is an experienced accountant having spent time in several industries including agriculture, food processing and construction. She is a lean thinker, a problem solver, and uses her accounting experience to provide meaningful information, insight and guidance to her colleagues and stakeholders. She earned her Bachelor of Management Degree (Accounting) from the University of Lethbridge and later her CGA designation. Aliya also volunteers her time and expertise with several boards where she helps strengthen our community.

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Joe Leonardis Jr.

Construction Manager / Project Manager

A journeyman plumber/gasfiter since 1989, Joey has mechanical contracting in his blood. He learned all aspects of the trade and business - field operations, supervision, estimating, project management and general management - at his family owned JSL Mechanical. With all that he has learned through his experience and knowledge passed down from his father, Joe Jr. has become particularly known for his strong abilities in the area of leading and participating in Design-Build projects

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Jeff Thiel, G.S.C.

Project Manager

Jeff has 25 plus years of diversified experience in Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare & Design-build projects with the majority of those years in a supervisory or management capacity. A journeyman electrician, Jeff is Gold Seal certified in both Estimating and Project Management along with project management training from the University of Waterloo. Jeff has extensive experience combining electrical, mechanical and plumbing disciplines.

Sunil Bekal, B. Sc. Eng., P. Eng. Photo

Sunil Bekal, B. Sc. Eng., P. Eng.

Project Manager / Estimator

Sunil has been working in the institutional mechanical space since 1991. He has a decade of experience operating, maintaining, and installing water treatment plants in the middle east. From that base of practical expertise Sunil has developed his project management and estimating skills applying them to projects from hospitality to hospitals with industrial construction in between.