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Our Team

Victoria

Kirby Yeats
Position: Owner/Operator
AKA: Kirb
Kirby started Kirby’s Sports in 2000, and has been in the sporting goods business for over 35 years. He has been playing hockey and ball for 45+ years. These days he still plays once a week with Cowboys Hockey, and coach’s both of his kids teams at JDF. Kirby’s favorite teams are the Edmonton Oilers, and the Miami Dolphins. Fun Fact: Kirby was the Asst. Equipment Manager of the Edmonton Oilers in 1981/82.
Sean Tackaberry
Position: Owner/Operator
AKA: Tack
Tack joined Kirby’s Sports in 2004, and has been in the sporting goods business for over 15 years. He has been playing hockey and baseball for 30+ years. Tack played for and coached the Victoria Cougars Jr. B team over a period of 7 years, and is currently the Reg Dunlop of the Victoria Lions, in the VHL. His favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers and the Vancouver Canucks. Fun Fact: Tack is a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack!
Mark Walton
Position: Store Manager
AKA: Wally
Wally started working at Kirby’s Sports in 2012, and has been part of the management team since 2014. Mark plays for the Victoria Lions of the VHL, after playing 4 seasons with the Victoria Cougars Jr. B Hockey Club. He also played lacrosse for 6 years, and is currently a member of the Jays softball team. Wally’s favorite teams are the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Fun Fact: Wally has had over 100 stitches in his face due to hockey injuries…who could tell?!
Brian Sharuga
Position: Hockey Buyer/Old Man Knowledge
AKA: Brain
After managing United Cycle Source for Sports for over 20 years, Brian moved to Victoria to retire in 2003 and has been part of the Kirby’s team ever since. Brian played hockey up until Jr, and coached hockey and football for 20+ years. Brian’s favorite teams are the Edmonton Oilers, and the Oakland Raiders. Fun Fact: Brian enjoys Sooke traffic, and is an avid Fantasy Football participant.
Ron Morrison
Position: Repair Man
AKA: Ronny
Ronny joined the Kirby’s Sports team in 2005, and has over 30 years’ experience repairing sporting goods equipment. In his younger days Ron was an avid hockey, rugby, and soccer player. Ronny’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks, and the Chicago Bears. Fun Fact: Ronny is a retired heavy duty mechanic, and drives a beautiful ’53 Chevy.
Brenda Robinson
Position: Sales Associate
AKA: Blender
Brenda started with Kirby’s in 2005, and has worked in the sporting goods industry for over 15 years. She has played, coached, & refereed hockey for over 35 years, and is currently playing for the Bladerunners. Brenda also brings 20 years of experience playing fast-pitch, soccer, football and basketball. Blenders’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Francisco 49ers. Fun Fact: Brenda is quite the prankster, and loves her cats!
Jordyn Chelini Dheensaw
Position: Assistant Manager
AKA: JCD
Jordyn joined the Kirby's SFS team in February of 2013, after a brief stint at another Source for Sports store in BC. She has 18 years’ experience playing both fast-pitch and soccer and is currently a member of the SV YoungGuns & the Lakehill Div. 1 Women’s Soccer Club. JCD’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Denver Broncos? Fun Fact: Jordyn was named after Michael Jordan, and is KSFS’ resident band-aid. She has watched Mighty Ducks over 100 times!
Elliot Simons
Position: Service Center - Sales Associate
AKA: Elly
Elliot joined the KSFS team in 2012, and has been a consistent figure in our service center ever since. He has 19 years of experience playing hockey, and is currently a member of the Ice Giants in Island Hockey 101. Elly’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks, and the Chicago Bears. Da Bears! Fun Fact: Elliot once won an OREO Stacking competition & drives a 1990 Camaro IROC Z.
Greg Yeats
Position: Shipper/Receiver
AKA: Smokey
Greg joined the Kirby’s team in 2014, and can be found in the warehouse shipping, receiving, and organizing. He has 50+ years of hockey playing experience, and is currently a member of the Red Wings, Cowboys, and Summerside Smokies hockey clubs. Greg’s favorite team is the Edmonton Oilers. Fun Fact: Smokey plays hockey 3 times a week, 12 months a year and loves Lays potato chips!
Ruthie
Position: Goalie Department Greeter
AKA: Ruthless
Ruthie started working at Kirby’s Sports in the fall of 2014. She has 2 years’ experience fetching balls and sticks, but prefers to take naps and eat apples & bananas. Ruth’s favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks. Fun Fact: Ruthie loves to sit on peoples feet, and just might be the happiest dog you’ll ever meet.
Tyler DeMan
Position: Sales Associate - Baseball Expert
AKA: DeMan
Tyler joined the Kirby’s team in the fall of 2014, and has become the go to guy when it comes to the Baseball Department. He has 16+ years of baseball playing experience, and is currently playing in the SIBL. He has recently started playing hockey since working at Kirby’s. DeMan’s favorite teams are the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Seahawks. Fun Fact: Tyler used to work at Tim Horton’s and he loves to roll up the rim.
Nathan Looysen
Position: Sales Associate
AKA: Splinter
Nathan started working at Kirby’s Sports in the winter of 2014. He has 15+ years of hockey playing experience, and is set to play for Brock University in the Fall of 2017. Nate also played lacrosse for 9 years. Nathan’s favorite team is the Dallas Stars. Fun Fact: Looys played a season for the Kamloops Blazers, and was briefly featured in EA Sports NHL15.
Nick Looysen
Position: Service Center / Sales Associate
AKA: The Better Looys
Nick joined the KSFS team in early 2017 following in his older brother Nate's footsteps. He has quickly become the favorite Looysen brother around the shop. Looys played 13 years of minor hockey with the PMHA Eagles, and some Jr. B with the Victoria Cougars. Nick's favorite NHL team is the Vegas Golden Knights. Fun Fact: Nick hit his hockey prime in Bantam with over 100pts.
Jenn Mathieson
Position: Cashier - Customer Service
AKA: JAM
Jenn has been working at Kirby's SFS since the Spring of 2016. She brings extensive playing experience in both Hockey, Baseball & Fastpitch. Jam has played 18 years of hockey with the SMHA Braves & Major Midget Impact as well as 18 years of both Baseball & Fastpitch with Layritz, Strawberry Vale and Cordova Bay. Jenn is a die hard Montreal Canadiens fan, & cheers for the Blue Jays & Seahawks. Fun Fact: Jam has been to Disneyland 10+ times and loves Pluto!
Spencer Knight
Position: Service Center - Sales Associate
AKA: Spenny
Spencer joined the Kirby's Source for Sports staff in July of 2016. He has played 14 years of hockey with JDFMH Grizzlies, and 2 seasons with the Westshore Wolves Jr. B team. Knighter also played 9 years of lacrosse with JDFMLA. He cheers for the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Seahawks, and Toronto Blue Jays. Fun Fact: Spenny likes to go fast...real fast!!!
Will Johanssen
Position: Sales Associate - Lacrosse Expert
AKA: Bill
Will started at KSFS in July 2017. He has played both Box & Field Lacrosse over the last 11 years, for the Saanich Tigers and Claremont Spartans. Bill is entering his first season with the Nanaimo Timbermen Jr. A team. He is heading off on a Lax scholarship to Robert Morris University in the fall where he will join former KSFS Staffer Brad McCulley. The Pittsburgh Steelers are Will's favorite sports team. Fun Fact: Bill thinks he is the strongest employee at KSFS...nope! #pipes
Gabe Crozier
Position: Sales Associate - Baseball Specialist
AKA: Gaber
Gabe has been a part of the KSFS team since July 2017. He has played 13 years of Baseball with Layritz as well as being a current member of the Victoria Jr Premier Mariners. Gaber has also played hockey for 10 years with SMHA Braves. His favorite team is the San Francisco Giants. Fun Fact: Gabe has been within 1 out of a No-Hitter twice in his baseball pitching career.
CJ Dempsey
Position: Customer Service - Sales Associate
AKA: Big Man
CJ joined us in September 2017, and brings great experience in the customer service industry. He has played 10 years of hockey with the JDF Grizzlies, as well as 6 years coaching at JDFMH. CJ lists the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks as his favorite teams. Fun Fact: The Big Man can do reps of 1000 pounds on the leg press!
Jamie Dubois
Position: Cashier - Customer Service
AKA: JED
Jamie joined the KSFS crew in December 2017. She has 10+ years of hockey playing experience with VMHA, JDF & the Breakers/Royals. JED also played 4 years of fastpitch in Langford. The Montreal Canadiens, Seattle Seahawks, and Seattle Mariners are her favorite teams. Fun Fact: Jamie has an amazing talent for accents!
Joe Martin
Position: Sales Associate
AKA: Joey Marts
Joe joined the KSFS Staff in July 2017. He has played hockey for 12 years with the SMHA Braves, as well as 6 years of hockey reffing experience. Joe also played 6 years of baseball at Lambrick Park. His favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Seahawks, and Toronto Blue Jays. Fun Fact: Joey Marts has a megaphone voice, and is a real good guy!
Grady Nursey
Position: Sales Associate
AKA: SLIM
Grady joined the KSFS team in March 2018. He has played 12+ years of hockey with JDF Grizzlies, PCHA Sea Devils, and is aiming to be playing Jr. B in the the 2018/19 season. His favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Seahawks, and Toronto Blue Jays. Fun Fact: Slim once ate 10 Jr. McChicken burgers in one sitting. #gross
Joevan Baidwan
Position: Sales Associate
AKA: JOEVY
Joevan, started working at Kirby's SFS in March of 2018. He started playing Field Hockey as a kid, and is currently a member of the UVIC Men's team. Joevy also played Ice Hockey for 15+ years, with the SMHA Braves, and VMHA Ice Hawks. His favorite teams are the Calgary Flames, Toronto Blue Jays, and Toronto Raptors. Fun Fact: Joevy thinks he is the most versatile athlete at KSFS....yet to be proven!