Founder & CEO
Paul Latour is the creator of HeroWork. It began because Paul wanted to help a friend with MS. His initial idea was to bring 20 people together, have a pizza party, and help his friend. Seven weeks later Paul spearheaded a single-day “Radical Renovation” worth $25,000 with a budget of $380.
Linda has an extensive background in human resource management with the public sector in AB and BC public sector. She is most happy solving problems and managing change and is eager to assist HeroWork in developing and designing processes to streamline work flow and program areas. More important, however, Linda is thrilled to be able to give back to charities in the Greater Victoria area.
Executive and Board Assistant
Elizabeth joined the HeroWork team in April, 2022. Prior to that she spent her career working in the not for profit and government sectors. This work involved a focus on supporting local governments to better service their communities. Elizabeth has been an active volunteer on HeroWork Radical Renovation projects since 2018 and takes pride in being part of the transformation of charity buildings across Victoria.
Advancement & Communications
Chris is a respected non-profit leader that guided a charitable foundation from inception to directing over $1 million in program funding in under 5 years and established World Music Therapy Day, which was celebrated in 24 countries and 15 languages in its first year. His background includes over 25 years in the music industry and brings music industry marketing to the charity world
GM – Victoria Chapter Operations
Trevor Botkin (aka. T-Bot) is no stranger to volunteerism or giving back to community. With a long history of supporting various charities such as Habitat for Humanity, HeroWork and others – it made perfect sense for him to accept an invitation to take on the full-time Trade Manager role with HeroWork in 2018. Four years later, Trevor is now the General Manager and oversees all of HeroWork Victoria’s undertakings.
In addition to an energetic and contagiously enthusiastic personality, Trevor brings with him more than 25 years of construction experience both as a Red Seal carpenter and superintendent. In 2022, Trevor was honored to be named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club of Victoria, and an Honorary Citizen of Victoria B.C. These acknowledgments were presented to him not only for his service through HeroWork, but also for sharing his lived experience and recovery from addiction through a variety of community and construction industry initiatives.
Trade & Supply Coordinator – Victoria Chapter Operations
Project Manager – Victoria Chapter Operations
Selena believes that the richness of life comes from diverse experiences, building strong relationships and supporting each other. She has found working as a mentor and coach to be fulfilling and balance out the fast-paced, high pressure project management side of work.
Selena brings extensive project and people strengths to the Project Manager role and she is excited to become a more active and contributing member of the Victoria Community.
Advancement & Communications Officer – Victoria Chapter Operations
Megan comes from a journalism background and loves to learn about people and what it means to be human in a complex world. This comes first through understanding, empathy and listening carefully to each unique life story, she believes. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where she attended Mount Royal University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and marketing.
Prior to joining the HeroWork team, Megan has worked as a reporter as well as in the non-profit realm as a communications expert. An impactful time in her career was when she worked for the United Way of Calgary and Area where she had the opportunity to share her personal experience with domestic violence through public speaking engagements to raise awareness of its prevalence in the community, across Canada and globally.
Volunteer & Event Coordinator – Victoria Chapter Operations