Meet the People of Wilden

Some work here, some live here, and some are fortunate enough to do both. Meet team members and residents who shape the Wilden community.

Gerhard Blenk Owner, developer of Wilden portrait

Gerhard Blenk

Owner and Developer

Gerhard started working on the Wilden master plan back in 1995.

“When I first came here from Germany I fell in love with the beauty of this wild piece of land and the challenges to develop the rugged terrain into beautiful home sites. I assembled what today is the 2,000 acre Wilden land in several purchases from more than 50 individual owners.”

Read the complete interview on our blog.

Karin Eger-Blenk Director of Blenk Development Corp. and Wilden Marketing Manager portrait

Karin Eger-Blenk

Director, Co-Chair and Marketing Manager

Karin moved to Wilden from Germany in 2013 to support the family business.

“I love to spread the word about the well-balanced lifestyle we are offering up here. And I really like to be in direct contact with our residents and potential clients and hear about their needs and expectations.”

Read the full interview on our blog.


Martin Blenk

Director and Co-Chair

Martin joined the Wilden management team in 2019. Back in the 90s he was involved in developing the Wilden master plan, then pursued a career in marketing and web development in Germany before recently moving to Kelowna to help with the family business. Martin took over Wilden’s IT and software development and oversees everything related to construction and technology.

Read Martin’s interview in our blog.

Russ Foster CEO of Blenk Development and Project Manager of Wilden portrait

Russ Foster

CEO and Project Manager

“I’ve been involved with Wilden from almost the beginning. It’s been over 15 years now going back to the time the overall master plan was being developed….sure doesn’t seem that long ago but we’ve certainly come a long way since then. As Wilden Project Manager, I get to be involved in some way with all aspect of the project. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience so far and I look forward to what the future brings.”

Read the full interview on our blog.

Brent Couves Wilden Vice President of Sales portrait

Brent Couves

Vice President of Sales

Brent helped with the launch of Wilden in 2003. Brent and his wife are living in their third house in Wilden.

“Back in 2003 we opened our Presentation Trailer up on Long Ridge Drive using a Honda generator for power. We had great fun presenting Gerhard’s huge vision! It was at the time, and still is the Largest Master Planned community between Vancouver and Calgary.”

Read the full interview on our blog

Email Brent: [email protected]

Ron Van Den Adel Vice President of Wilden Construction Corp. portrait

Ron Van Den Adel

Vice President of Construction

Ron joined the team in 2008 and is also a Wilden resident. He has worked in construction his whole life. Ron has been involved in both commercial and residential construction in the valley.

Cameron Dodd - Wilden Planning & Development Manager portrait

Cameron Dodd

Planning & Development Manager

Cam joined the Wilden team in June 2016. He has a fairly diverse working background with focus on construction project management consulting.

“My work at Wilden allows me to combine technical and creative aspects with foresight for future development while upholding the special natural setting.”

Read Cam’s #MeetWilden interview on our blog.

Joshua Smith Wilden Construction Superintendent portrait

Joshua Smith

Construction Superintendent

Josh has been with Wilden since 2014. He is also a Wilden resident.

Josh is responsible for our multi-family projects and overall construction site supervision.

Lisa Dalcin Wilden Sales Agent

Lisa Dalcin

Sales Agent

Lisa used to be a licensed Realtor in town. Since 2013, she has been Brent’s right hand. She helps guide show home visitors and customers through the decision process of building or buying in Wilden. Lisa and her husband bought a spec home in Wilden in 2014.

“The staff is great and it’s nice to work somewhere that is so respected in the community.”

Read the full interview on our blog.

Email Lisa: [email protected]


Cindy Eekhout Wilden Sales Team

Cindy Eekhout

Sales Assistant

Cindy has been part of our sales team since the beginning. You will meet her in our show homes and she can answer all your questions and guide you through the various possibilities of calling Wilden home.


Read her #MeetWilden interview on our blog.

Chriss Jones portrait

Chrissy Jones

Sales Assistant

Chrissy has been part of our sales team since 2018, helping with the sales of our Townhome projects. Meet her in our Lost Creek Point Townhome show unit and she can answer all your questions and guide you through the various possibilities of calling Wilden home.

Read her #MeetWilden interview on our blog.

Johanna Macheledt - Wilden Community Manager

Johanna Macheledt

Event and Social Media Manager

Read Johanna’s #MeetWilden interview on our blog.