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Our Team

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: Office 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: 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.
Danielle Laferriere
Position: Cashier - Customer Service
AKA: Dani
Danielle has been working at Kirby’s Source for Sports since 2012. She has 15+ years’ experience playing Fast-pitch, Soccer, and Figure Skating. Dani’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. Fun Fact: Danielle is studying to become a Social Worker, loves to paint & crochet and is a huge fan of cats!
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!
Brad McCulley
Position: Sales Associate - Lacrosse Expert
AKA: Lax Bro
Brad started working at Kirby’s in the spring of 2014, and has become the stores Lacrosse Department Guru. He has 14+ years of lacrosse playing experience, and is currently a member of the Victoria Shamrocks Jr. A team. Brad also plays hockey and softball recreationally. B-Rad’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks. Fun Fact: Brad will be heading to play lacrosse at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania on a Lax Scholarship, but will remain part of the KSFS team when he’s home.
Shaye Nelissen
Position: Sales Associate
AKA: Neli
Shaye started working at Kirby’s Sports in the summer of 2014 after moving to Victoria from Manitoba. She has 18+ years of hockey playing experience, and is currently playing on the Kirby’s 3on3 team. Neli’s favorite teams are the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Vikings. Fun Fact: Shaye played university hockey in the U.S. at Wisconsin-Superior.
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.
Leighton Williams
Position: Sales Associate - Goalie Expert
AKA: Sieve
Leighton started working at Kirby’s Sports in the fall of 2015. He has 13+ years of hockey playing experience, and is currently a member of the Westshore Wolves Jr. B team. Leighton also played 5 years of baseball, and a year of lacrosse. The Seive’s favorite team is the Montreal Canadiens. Fun Fact: Leighton is headed to Northern Ontario to play for the Cochrane Crunch, but will be back in the off-season.
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.