Mentors | Scholars Edge

Meet the Mentors

The 2022 Mentors

We have specially picked out alumni Scholars to be mentors this year for all our new recruits. Through enthusiasm and leadership, our Mentors are an essential resource for our new Scholars, helping problem solve and guiding them towards success.
District Manager
Scholars Edge Operator of the Year 2018 & 2019
Recipient of Scholars Edge Quality Award
Scholar Mentor

Galen Malthouse

Profile to come.


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District Manager
Scholar Mentor

Keelan Campbell

Hello! My name is Keelan and I am the District Manager for the BC and Alberta regions of Scholars Edge. I have been a part of the company since 2017 when I operated my business for the first time on Vancouver Island. Since then, I have gone on to work in a variety of roles within the company including Field Advising where I travelled across the province to assist other operators with difficult situations.

I am also a graduate of the 2020 class at the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. I completed my bachelor of commerce with a focus in finance and strategic management. I also studied at the top management school in Germany which helped me develop a diverse understanding of global business.

I am extremely excited to be a part of Scholars Edge for another year. In my current role as District Manager, I get to apply my past experiences running my own successful businesses and my education at Gustavson to help others achieve their business goals.

I look forward to meeting our many clients this summer and am always available via phone or email to help with your painting needs.

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Regional Manager
2020 3rd Place Dean's List Winner
2020 Top-Quality Award
Scholar Mentor

Cole Jennings

My name is Cole Jennings, I am a senior operator and regional manager for Scholars Edge in the North Vancouver area. I currently attend the University of British Columbia studying business and economics. I have past experience painting houses on the north shore and last summer received the Top-Quality operator of the year award. If you or anyone you know is looking to have some painting or staining completed this spring/summer, please feel free to contact me for a FREE estimate!


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Senior Operator
2020 2nd Place Dean's List Winner
2020 Marketing Operator of the Year Award
Scholar Mentor

Mackenzie Nordli

Mackenzie Nordli is a 2nd year business student at VIU, athlete, and aspiring entrepreneur who joined Scholars Edge at the beginning of 2019.

Mackenzie, like many other university students, always finds ways to set himself apart from the rest of his grad class. This led him to join Scholars Edge as an operator to build on his marketing, sales, project management, and hiring skills. In the franchise Mackenzie has built over the last two years; he has maintained a fantastic company culture and excellent reputation in the community through the over 120 projects his team has completed and more than $400,000 in revenue.

This year, Mackenzie will be taking all the knowledge he’s accumulated so far and apply it to both running an even more successful business and helping a few other students run their own businesses with Scholars Edge for the first time."

Mackenzie grew up in Nanaimo with three other siblings, which helped his development as a motivated young entrepreneur. Playing lacrosse for his school; as well as rugby for his school, region, province, and eventually Division One Trinity Western; taught him the importance of persistance, accountability, and what it meant to truly work hard.

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Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Stefan Klimach

Hello, my name is Stefan Klimach and I am a second year business student at the University of Victoria. I am currently running a Scholars Edge Painting business in the Central Victoria region, and have had the privilege to employ 8 student painters and complete over 40 projects last year, ranging from small decks to large, multi-story heritage homes. I stand by my belief that I do not rest until the job is complete upon your upmost satisfaction, and have received the 2020 Scholars Edge Perseverance Award in maintaining my efforts.

Thanks to our wonderful community, me and my team are already almost half booked into this spring and summer, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity and confident in my team’s quality. Our 100% customer satisfaction rating from last year is proof of our work!

Call me today for a free estimate and more information on how my team can meet your painting needs.


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Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Grace Robinson

My name is Grace Robinson, I am finishing my first year in business management at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. I will be operating Scholars Edge Painting in my own community this summer! I am thrilled for the opportunity to contribute back into the town that has raised me. Like any good neighbour, I prioritize your satisfaction first. You can count on me to deliver high-quality, thorough work while maintaining our positive professional relationship. I look forward to working alongside you this summer!


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Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Kaitlin Temple

Hello! My name is Kaitlin Temple, I am a second-year student at the University of Victoria in the Bachelor of Commerce program, and I have not yet declared a major. This summer, I will be running my painting business around Calgary, Alberta. I have a passion for travelling, and I love collaborating with people to achieve a goal. I believe this opportunity will help me increase my entrepreneurial skills and give me experience in all aspects of running a business. This summer, I look forward to learning how to be an entrepreneur, challenging myself, and making lifelong connections through Scholars Edge Painting.


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Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Sean Webster

My name is Sean Webster, I live in your community and I am a business student at the University of Victoria. I have wanted to be an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. This summer I am launching my first business venture with Scholars Edge Painting where I will have the opportunity to run my own painting business. I want to use this opportunity to grow and to give back to the neighbourhood where I grew up.

I have received the necessary extensive training and have the professional team and support ready to go. Although this is my first business, I am committed to giving you the highest level of professionalism, quality and service. I look forward to working with you and giving you a painting result that you will be happy with for years to come.


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Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Cameron Vanderveen

My name is Cameron Vanderveen, and I am from Abbotsford B.C. where I attended high school at Abbotsford Christian secondary school. I also happen to be a part of UBCO’s men’s volleyball team. I am currently in my third year of management at the university. I am overly excited to be working with Scholars Edge in Kelowna this summer as I am sure that it will be an incredible experience.


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District Manager
Scholars Edge Operator of the Year 2018 & 2019
Recipient of Scholars Edge Quality Award
Scholar Mentor

Galen Malthouse

Galen Malthouse

Profile to come.


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District Manager
Scholar Mentor

Keelan Campbell

Keelan Campbell

Hello! My name is Keelan and I am the District Manager for the BC and Alberta regions of Scholars Edge. I have been a part of the company since 2017 when I operated my business for the first time on Vancouver Island. Since then, I have gone on to work in a variety of roles within the company including Field Advising where I travelled across the province to assist other operators with difficult situations.

I am also a graduate of the 2020 class at the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. I completed my bachelor of commerce with a focus in finance and strategic management. I also studied at the top management school in Germany which helped me develop a diverse understanding of global business.

I am extremely excited to be a part of Scholars Edge for another year. In my current role as District Manager, I get to apply my past experiences running my own successful businesses and my education at Gustavson to help others achieve their business goals.

I look forward to meeting our many clients this summer and am always available via phone or email to help with your painting needs.

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Regional Manager
2020 3rd Place Dean's List Winner
2020 Top-Quality Award
Scholar Mentor

Cole Jennings

Cole Jennings

My name is Cole Jennings, I am a senior operator and regional manager for Scholars Edge in the North Vancouver area. I currently attend the University of British Columbia studying business and economics. I have past experience painting houses on the north shore and last summer received the Top-Quality operator of the year award. If you or anyone you know is looking to have some painting or staining completed this spring/summer, please feel free to contact me for a FREE estimate!

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Senior Operator
2020 2nd Place Dean's List Winner
2020 Marketing Operator of the Year Award
Scholar Mentor

Mackenzie Nordli

Mackenzie Nordli

Mackenzie Nordli is a 2nd year business student at VIU, athlete, and aspiring entrepreneur who joined Scholars Edge at the beginning of 2019.

Mackenzie, like many other university students, always finds ways to set himself apart from the rest of his grad class. This led him to join Scholars Edge as an operator to build on his marketing, sales, project management, and hiring skills. In the franchise Mackenzie has built over the last two years; he has maintained a fantastic company culture and excellent reputation in the community through the over 120 projects his team has completed and more than $400,000 in revenue.

This year, Mackenzie will be taking all the knowledge he’s accumulated so far and apply it to both running an even more successful business and helping a few other students run their own businesses with Scholars Edge for the first time."

Mackenzie grew up in Nanaimo with three other siblings, which helped his development as a motivated young entrepreneur. Playing lacrosse for his school; as well as rugby for his school, region, province, and eventually Division One Trinity Western; taught him the importance of persistance, accountability, and what it meant to truly work hard.


View Full Profile
Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Stefan Klimach

Stefan Klimach

Hello, my name is Stefan Klimach and I am a second year business student at the University of Victoria. I am currently running a Scholars Edge Painting business in the Central Victoria region, and have had the privilege to employ 8 student painters and complete over 40 projects last year, ranging from small decks to large, multi-story heritage homes. I stand by my belief that I do not rest until the job is complete upon your upmost satisfaction, and have received the 2020 Scholars Edge Perseverance Award in maintaining my efforts.

Thanks to our wonderful community, me and my team are already almost half booked into this spring and summer, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity and confident in my team’s quality. Our 100% customer satisfaction rating from last year is proof of our work!

Call me today for a free estimate and more information on how my team can meet your painting needs.


View Full Profile
Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Grace Robinson

Grace Robinson

My name is Grace Robinson, I am finishing my first year in business management at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. I will be operating Scholars Edge Painting in my own community this summer! I am thrilled for the opportunity to contribute back into the town that has raised me. Like any good neighbour, I prioritize your satisfaction first. You can count on me to deliver high-quality, thorough work while maintaining our positive professional relationship. I look forward to working alongside you this summer!

View Full Profile
Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Kaitlin Temple

Kaitlin Temple

Hello! My name is Kaitlin Temple, I am a second-year student at the University of Victoria in the Bachelor of Commerce program, and I have not yet declared a major. This summer, I will be running my painting business around Calgary, Alberta. I have a passion for travelling, and I love collaborating with people to achieve a goal. I believe this opportunity will help me increase my entrepreneurial skills and give me experience in all aspects of running a business. This summer, I look forward to learning how to be an entrepreneur, challenging myself, and making lifelong connections through Scholars Edge Painting.


View Full Profile
Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Sean Webster

Sean Webster

My name is Sean Webster, I live in your community and I am a business student at the University of Victoria. I have wanted to be an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. This summer I am launching my first business venture with Scholars Edge Painting where I will have the opportunity to run my own painting business. I want to use this opportunity to grow and to give back to the neighbourhood where I grew up.

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Senior Operator
Scholar Mentor

Cameron Vanderveen

Cameron Vanderveen

My name is Cameron Vanderveen, and I am from Abbotsford B.C. where I attended high school at Abbotsford Christian secondary school. I also happen to be a part of UBCO’s men’s volleyball team. I am currently in my third year of management at the university. I am overly excited to be working with Scholars Edge in Kelowna this summer as I am sure that it will be an incredible experience.


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