Management Team


Kevin Bird

Mr. Bird is the founder & President of K West Real Estate Corp. Born in Kelowna, B.C., Kevin Bird has been involved in business since he was in his early 20s. His first venture was in the cedar roofing business in the early 1980’s. After ten years of the roofing business, Kevin Bird started K West Equities Corp or K West Homes. Since the early 90’s, K West has developed over 500 Million dollars’ worth of residential construction projects in the Okanagan area. Mr. Bird has shown consistency in predicting future housing trends, making K West an industry leader in the Okanagan housing market.

Ryan Tamblyn

Mr. Tamblyn is the Vice President of Corporate Development for K West Homes. Ryan brings a track record of success in launching startups and leading companies to capture a greater market share through his innovative approach to Business Development. Previously, Ryan spearheaded the expansion of an Oil & Gas company from a small Alberta-based business worth $10 Million to a major player across North America, growing the company’s valuation to over $200 Million within three years. Ryan is also the CEO of Millennial Developments Corp. a boutique Real Estate Developer focused on small scale, built to sell multi-family developments.

Don Simmons

Mr. Simmons is the Director of Purchasing for K West Real Estate Corp. Don brings over 40 years experience in construction material procurement. Don founded Dannburg Flooring in 1987 and grew the company to $12,000,000 in annual sales during his tenure. In 2010 he started a successful import distribution company which specializes in procuring construction material from overseas. Having lived in Kelowna since 1974, Don is an active member of the community and has served on multiple public and private boards.


Callista Diachuk

Mrs. Diachuk is the Controller for K West Real Estate Corp. Callista was born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan and acquired her accounting degree in Edmonton, Alberta. Her accounting career has exposed her to various businesses including nonprofit organizations, public utility distribution, public accounting, wholesale distribution, retail sales, service and supply and the wine industry in both Canada and the US. Callista has lived in Kelowna for over 12 years.