Design Consultants

At Norelco we pride ourselves with having an educated and experienced design team to work closely with our clients from the early planning stages of their project until the final inspection. When you bring your plans to Norelco you will be assigned the right person for your job. 

NOEL PILON

Sales Manager

Noel comes to Norelco Cabinets with over 40 years in the cabinet industry throughout Western Canada. Noel began his career at Sungold Cabinets in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which is the location of where he built his first home with his wife in 82'. Shortly after, he moved his family to Regina where he opened a one-man office brand with Sungold Cabinets taking on all local and dealer sales in Southern Saskatchewan. In 1988, it was time to head out West for new opportunities and moved to Vancouver, BC where he explored the cabinet industry with three different kitchen companies. Four years later, Noel moved his family of five back to the prairies to work for Superior Cabinets in Calgary from 1992-1999, and later switched to Legacy Kitchens Calgary to become the Sales Director from 1999-2020. Noel is proud to have been involved with Opportunity International Canada and The Calgary Dream Centre for the past ten years and Chairman of their Golf Tournaments for the last five years. 

Noel has a great passion for golfing and is very much looking forward to joining local charitable golf tournaments while exploring the courses of the Okanagan. 

CORINNA HAIMERL

Sales & Design Consultant

Corinna Haimerl is a Norelco sales representative who lives and breathes design.

Born and raised in Germany, she always felt a connection to Canada and that is why she took the opportunity to move to this beautiful country.

After receiving her Bachelor's Degree from the most prestigious German University for Interior Architecture and Architectural Design, she worked with different architects and designers in Europe, the US and Canada.

Being specialized in custom high-end designs, designing a kitchen for her means to create a unique space, that is a perfect fit for her clients and their needs.

As a member of the Norelco team, she is looking forward to help clients in making their dream home come true.

JENNIFER SLIPEC

Sales & Design Consultant

Jennifer Slipec is a seasoned sales representative with an unbridled passion for all things design. 

Jennifer joined the Norelco team in 2015 after relocating to Kelowna from Winnipeg with several years of design experience under her belt.

At a very young age (only five years old!) Jennifer realized that she loved inspiring the spaces and people around her. Her career path began at a hardware store, where she gained hands-on experience with the materials of design. While attending the University of Manitoba, she was offered a design consultant position at a high-end cabinetry company.

From contemporary to traditional styles, Jennifer loves to bring homeowners’ goals to life while incorporating practical layouts and creative solutions for both expansive and small spaces. Clients appreciate her patience, personable nature and her ability to push boundaries in innovative designs.

Jennfier Slipec Feature Projects:

English Milkshake | Traditional Espresso | Glenmore Shaker Reno
 

JAMIE STASHYN

Sales & Design Consultant

Jamie Stashyn is a Norelco Cabinets sales representative with more than 40 years of experience helping homeowners create the kitchens and bathrooms of their dreams. 

Jamie got started in the cabinetry industry in 1976 in the Lower Mainland and later in Nelson, working in various areas, from custom cabinet construction to installation before trying his hand at sales. Jamie joined Norelco’s sales team in 2010 and enjoys the relationships he’s built in that time with both team members and clients. 

After walking clients through the process of space planning, designing the cabinets, and customizing colours and features to fit their vision, for Jamie, nothing is more rewarding than walking into a finished kitchen with clients and hearing clients say they love how it all came together. 

Norelco clients appreciate Jamie’s expert guidance and patience as he listens to their needs and creates spaces that fulfill wish lists in a practical way. Over the years, he’s encountered almost every space-planning scenario and can troubleshoot setbacks with ease. 

Jamie has an affection for traditional, rustic cabinetry that brings out the natural beauty of wood grains, but he also brings talent and experience to the modern designs clients often covet. 

Jamie Stashyn Feature Projects:

Kensington Bianco | Charleswood Mid-Century Reno | White Orchard Reno | Black Mountain Contemporary | Country Elegance |

JEN MELLON 

Sales & Design Consultant

Jen Mellon is a Norelco sales representative who enjoys every aspect of the cabinet design process, from planning with clients to developing relationships with builders and on the site. 

While studying Architectural Technologies at SAIT in Calgary, Jen developed a particular interest in kitchens and continued her education in kitchen design. After moving back to her hometown of Kelowna, Jen became a part of the Norelco team in 2004. 

As a sales and design consultant with over two decades of experience, Jen takes pride in helping people create functional custom kitchens that reflect their wishes. Jen enjoys the variety of projects she gets to be a part of, and especially likes the chance to do site visits and see those projects come to life. 

Clients appreciate Jen’s knowledge of overlapping trades, her keen eye for design and her ability to weave both together to create lasting, one-of-a-kind spaces. 

Jen Mellon Feature Projects:

Hartnall Residence | Pritchard | Mill Springs Blue | Upper Mission Dwelling | Wild Rose Walnut | West Bay Reno | White Wilden Glamour | White Iron Horse Dream 

KRISTIN HOOGENDAM

Sales & Design Consultant

After spending time as part of the design department for one of western Canada’s most popular restaurant chains, Kristin returned to her hometown of Kelowna and joined the Norelco team in 2013. Here, Kristin has the chance to take her passion for the places where meal-making and conversation meet into the everyday: the home kitchen.  

Kristin earned a diploma in interior design, fulfilling a lifelong obsession with remapping and remaking spaces in the home. Not only is Kristin born and raised in Kelowna, but her parents also still reside in her childhood home, giving her a deep appreciation for spaces that tell a story.

Kristin takes pride in listening to clients’ ideas and translating them into beautiful rooms that are solid, timeless representations of who they are. 

Kristen works remotely with Norelco through her Interior Design Company - Helm Design Co

Kristin Hoogendam Feature Projects:

Walnut Terrace | Hillside Reno | Boynton Residence | Pelletier's Tropical Paradise | Highpointe Terrace | Mine Hill Modern | Sharinik Residence 

SUKH KAILA

Sales & Design Consultant

As a teenager walking past the frames of homes being built in his family’s new subdivision in Port Alberni, Sukh became fascinated at what the finishing carpenters could do and was soon in the high school wood shop behind the table saw. Almost 30 years later, Sukh is just as passionate about turning blank walls into masterpieces. 

Sukh did his four-year apprenticeship program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and after seeing the look on homeowners’ faces as he unveiled the cabinets he’d built to surround their fireplace in his second year, Sukh was hooked on cabinet-making. 
 
Over the next three decades in Calgary, Sukh honed both his craft and his ability to help people make the best design decisions to suit their needs, style and preferences. To do that, Sukh believes honesty with clients should be paramount. He also believes that the energy put into rooms early on will carry forward, so family gathering spaces such as the kitchen should be built with integrity, love and passion. 

Sukh was thrilled to return to BC and join Norelco’s Kelowna team in 2018. He’s already had the chance to put his creativity and talent to work in several notable projects, including a lake house kitchen that will soon be submitted for an Okanagan Housing Award of Excellence. When Sukh is not spending time with clients in the showroom, you can probably find him playing volleyball, hockey, riding his bike, or hiking on one of the Okanagan’s beautiful trails. 

Sukh Kaila Feature Projects:

Villas at Lakestone | Homemade Reno | The Modern Vincent | Alder Storm