Meet The Team

Phil Bernard

President

Phil's career in the tech side of the entertainment industry began in the mid 1960's and evolved through stints in film, theatre, event and TV production before settling into the sales side of the industry.  This phase culminated in the position of  National Sales Manager with a major manufacturer before breaking off to start various rental and sales enterprises in Vancouver.  This 1980's path led to the formation of tech support companies in a variety of North American cities. 

 

In 2001, along with a new partner, Kim Tran, the duo proudly formed a very specialized Stagefab Custom Manufacturing Inc. now coming into its 20th year.

Jen Bernard

General Manager

Jen started her career as a lighting technician in 1993 while going to Capilano College.  Quickly her career evolved into becoming a concert touring technician (aka Roadie) for major Canadian and International artists.

 

Jen moved over to working full time for Stagefab in 2012.  Her main focus at Stagefab is to help create new business opportunities as the General Manager and to ensure Charlie makes it to work everyday on time.

Kimberley Bernard

Controller

Kimberley is our newest member of the Stagefab team.  She brings her depth of knowledge from working as a CPA, CA, for public practice for over 12 years.

 

In 2019, she decided to join the family business and work with her father.  She's in charge of all things financial and keeps all of the ducks in a row.

Bharat Kanbi

Senior Sales Consultant

Bharat has been with Stagefab for over 3 years and leads our sales and installation teams.  He brings with him over 20 years of experience in Client Services and Procurement from the UK.

He is outgoing and keen to build relationships with his clients using his constantly growing knowledge of all things drapery. Bharat is excited to work with you on your next project. 

Sara Chiapolini

Office Manager

Sara has been with Stagefab since 2017 and uses her Business Administration Degree daily.  She has made her career in office logistics and improving standard operating procedures for over 15 years.

 

As our Office Manager, she manages Stagefab's inside sales and rentals departments. She also moonlights as Charlies Air B&B host when Jen is on vacation. 

Charlie

Officer Greeter and Crumb Collector 

Charlie is a key team member of the Stagefab team. He started his career chasing Jen around various outdoor venues back in 2010.

 

At Stagefab, he is in charge of staff morale and greeting office visitors.  Also he moonlights as a vacuum to make sure that no crumb is left behind after lunch time. 

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