In tandem with his business partner Ray, Niels is the guy who started it all. Frustrated by the lack of high quality supplies available in Canada Niels set to work to bring Canadians long term shelf life food and large capacity water storage containers. From there he’s worked tirelessly to bring in new products, expanding our line up to cover all eight areas of preparedness. Nowadays, Niels is most often spotted with a tool in hand, continuously improving our new showroom and showing off his handy-man prowess.
Partnering with Niels to start an emergency preparedness business was a no-brainer for Ray, the co-owner of Total Prepare. A font of knowledge on anything preparedness, Ray is always looking for ways to grow and nurture Total Prepare and its staff. With a mind that seems to go a mile a minute he’s always the go-to guy for unsolvable problems, and somehow, he always manages to solve them! That’s what makes him the heart of Total Prepare.
While Alison was never a scout, she always lived by the motto of “Be Prepared”. Whether it’s a well-timed stash of Kleenex, or a crucial granola bar, she’s ready for any emergency – big or small. She used to be mocked by friends and family for always being prepared until being stranded for 12 hours on a remote stretch of road in sub zero temperatures. No one was mocking then! Outside of everyday crises, Alison is careful to keep enough food, water and supplies for one month on hand for more serious disasters.
Irrepressibly positive Zenia is always ready with a smile and more product knowledge than anyone usually needs. The acting office encyclopedia, she loves absorbing information on emergency preparedness and the best products for long term readiness. When she’s not dreaming of her very own bunker Zenia can usually be found scratching behind the ears of any canine customers, happy as a clam.
Cort is one of the most naturally likeable people in existence. His laugh can be heard across the store, usually after his own punchline, and always in chorus with his audience. The first point of contact, Cort’s grin and friendly demeanor is waiting for anyone who phones or visits Total Prepare.
If asked about his own preparedness Cort will point to his backpacking supplies. They double as a handy bug out bag, keeping him ready to move at the drop of a hat.
When not browsing through record shops for obscure vinyl or wrecking yards for 1980s car parts, Jordan Y. can be found making sure his desk doesn't float away at Total Prepare HQ -- and so far, he's winning the battle. An unabashed city slicker, coffee drinker, and former veteran of the main street apparel industry, he's gone from helping people buy skinny jeans to giving them the skinny on emergency preparedness solutions instead. He's so confident in the products sold at Total Prepare that he actually moved from Vancouver to Victoria ... just to get closer to the fault lines!
Wrangling five boys has taught Jordan L the importance of being prepared. Whether it’s an emergency snack for a hangry toddler, or a shelter in place kit for larger scale disaster, Jordan is ready! He keeps the warehouse spick and span amongst the chaos of incoming and outgoing shipments and turns around orders with lightening efficiency. He never complains about being bombarded with requests for shipping quotes and gives his replies with a joke and an easy laugh.