Salmon's Team

Team

Kwin Grauer, Managing Director for Salmon's Rentals

Kwin Grauer

Managing Director

Kwin, along with his business partner, acquired Salmon’s Rentals in 2009 and Apex Tents in 2012. Kwin is responsible for both the strategic direction and the day-to-day operations of both companies (including: business development, sales, operations, finance and administration). Previously, Kwin spent 15 years in the financial and hospitality industries in a number of progressively senior roles.  

Kwin is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, and the Canadian and American Rental Associations.  He holds an Associate Degree in Physics from Capilano College and a Diploma of Technology in Advanced Accounting from British Columbia Institute of Technology.

In his spare time, Kwin enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynsey, and two daughters, Sophia and Magnolia. He also enjoys fishing and sports.

Nikolina Grauer, Director of Sales & Marketing

Nikolina Grauer

Director, Sales & Marketing

Nikolina joined Salmon's Rentals and Apex Tents shortly after the two companies merged in November 2013. As part of the senior management team, Nikolina’s core responsibly includes overall revenue growth, customer service and marketing, as well as management and oversight of the event consultant team. A major focus continues to be the integration, implementation and continuity between strategic growth opportunities the company embarks on.
 
Nikolina spent 10 years in the food and beverage industry, most recently managing Western Canadian Key Accounts for a premium Italian food and beverage manufacturer and importer. Previous to this, Nikolina also built and managed wholesale accounts across Vancouver's finest restaurants and specialized retail outlets in the retail grocery business.
 
Nikolina attended BCIT’s Interior Design program as well as various Event Management classes. She prides herself on service excellence, attention to detail, relationship building and commitment to continuous improvements.
 
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, fitness, traveling and spending time with her family and puppy, Hugo. 

Gordon Longmuir, Senior Account Manager

Gordon Longmuir

Senior Account Manager, Tenting & Staging

Gordon came to Salmon’s Rentals in 1984 after a number of years in retail management. After a short period with the company, Gordon was identified as a strong candidate for advancement and leadership, and was promoted to the role of dispatch, sales and operations management.

Recognizing the growth in festivals, special events and weddings, Gordon was key in identifying and leveraging the increasing demand for tents in the events industry.  The company invested in adding this inventory to the business and it has been a major contributor to its growth.

With insight and experience in every area of the business, Gordon continues to play a pivotal role in the execution of many large projects and special events.  Over the years, Gordon has contributed to the success of hundreds of events including the Abbotsford Air Show, Festival Dubois, the Molson Indy, countless convocations and receptions at UBC & SFU and much more. 

From initial consultations, client management and proposal creation right through to permits, engineering and installation oversight, Gordon is a key player in the success of many of Vancouver’s largest and most well-known events.  

Taylor Greenaway, Event Consultant

Taylor Greenaway

Event Consultant

Spending the majority of her youth between restaurants and practicing and performing ballet on the Sunshine Coast, Taylor has seen much of the “behind-the-scenes” action of events and shows. Once she began planning her high school graduation and assisting in pulling together shows and fundraisers for her dance studio, she found a passion for the detailed process required to successfully execute these events.

Taylor moved to Vancouver in early 2013, after spending a year in Calgary, to earn her Event Management Diploma from the Art Institute of Vancouver. Here she learned more about the different aspects that go into making an event run smoothly from booking a caterer to creating a safety contingency plan and everything in between. While her joy lies in food and beverage catering, she’s found herself loving the rental side of events as she gets to work with people from many different sides of the event industry. Working with Salmon’s Rentals and Apex Tents has garnered her a passion for assisting people in creating the event of their dreams.

In her spare time, she stays busy cooking, exploring what Vancouver has to offer, visiting with family, and beating everyone in Scrabble!