WHO WE ARE

Michael Moody

Principal, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED® AP

Michael’s passion for sketching by hand started at a very young age. Since he can remember, he was spending long hours giving form to designs he created in his mind. Fast forward 30 years and his passion for architecture has taken him on an exciting entrepreneurial journey and fulfilling career to become a very well-respected, Award-winning Professional Architect, now based out of beautiful Victoria, BC. Michael has extensive experience in design development, documentation and construction phase services.

As the Principal of MJM Architect Inc., Michael has had the privilege to work on a variety of different project types, from single family homes to brewpubs and distilleries. Having experience with most types of building construction including wood frame, steel, concrete (C.I.P. and tilt-up) and insulated concrete formwork (ICF), Michael is very familiar with project delivery methods such as Select or General Tenders, Design-Build, and Construction Management. A strong proponent of the Integrated Design Process, he consistently demonstrates strong skills in creative and thorough design solutions, deals extremely well with client and user groups, and prides himself on his ability to manage and deliver projects on time and on budget.

Outside of office hours, Michael enjoys sports such as bicycling and skiing, and is an avid bocce player. He also plays piano, does sketching by hand, and loves photography.

Mylene Brousseau

Business Development Manager, BEd.

Mylene Brousseau delights herself in managing the business side of MJM Architect Inc.  While she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Mylene’s professional journey has been nothing but a straight line.  Born and raised in Quebec, she taught in primary schools before founding a personal training business that she operated for the next decade of her life.  It was during this time that Mylene had a strong calling for deepening her knowledge of small business operations.

Her decade long search for her niche took her from logistics, administration, HR, marketing to operations and business development.  Ultimately, what she excelled at and decided to focus on was helping small businesses streamline their procedures and protocols for better efficiency, and aligning necessary talent to grow and increase their profits.

Mylene has a very positive outlook on life and likes to elevate others.  Her values revolve around family, community, health, and the environment.  She is passionate about surfing, the ocean, yoga, spirituality, fitness, cooking and her favourite job of all, being a mother to her 10 year old daughter.

Theunis Stander
Part Time Project Assistant, B Arch.

Theunis holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cape Town. He first registered as an architect in South Africa in 1984. He worked as a designer in New England from 1985 to 1987. From 1988 to 1999 he ran an architectural practise with a partner in Cape Town. Some noteworthy projects were the Sea Fisheries Research Laboratories in Sea Point, The Five Star Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, The Rowing and Canoeing facilities for the Cape Town 2004 Olympic bid, Exploratory work for WADCO on the Island of Principe and many public projects in the townships of Cape Town.

Theunis and his family relocated to Canada after his wife was recruited to a medical practise in Saskatchewan. He is interested in how just about anything works.

Anton Van Rooyen
Architectural Technologist, P.Arch.T

Anton van Rooyen is an Intermediate Architectural Technologist with over 19 years experience in Architecture. Originally from Knysna, South Africa; Anton graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and worked in Cape Town, South Africa from 2003.

Anton started contract work for MJM Architect Inc. remotely from June 2019 till December 2020. After an extensive Work Permit Application process, in January 2021, he finally moved to Victoria with his new roots founded in MJM Architect Inc..

Anton has an enthusiastic attitude and positive energy within the office. His hard work and determination push him to succeed in life. His goal is to become the head technical developer and manager of the technical drawing department, 3D modelling, and site reviews for MJM Architect Inc.

In Anton’s free time he likes to go for a run, walk, cycling or a hike. Anton also loves to kayak. Since moving here, he has been fully enjoying and immersing himself in the outdoor lifestyle that Victoria is well-known and loved for.
Anton is hoping to have his wife, Elaine, and two young sons, Anton and Adriaan, immigrate and start their new lives with him in Victoria during the year 2022.

Natalka Tanner
Office Manager & Interior Designer, B.A., DID

Born and raised in Southeast Asia, Natalka grew up immersed and inspired by the diversity of lifestyles and traditions within global cultures. After studying International Business in Paris, France, and completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Victoria (UVIC), Natalka knew she needed a more creative outlet. She found her passion with Interior Design, earning her Diploma of Interior Design from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 2019.

Natalka always has a smile on her face and positive attitude towards tackling any project or challenge within the office. She’s deeply excited to develop experience and grow both personally and professionally within MJM Architect Inc.

When Natalka is not designing or travelling, she loves spending time trail running, hiking, or paddle boarding with her boyfriend and their dogs, a Pomeranian named Remy, and a black lab mix named Charlie. She is also extremely passionate about health and wellness, going to yoga, Pilates, and the gym regularly. Growing up in a football family, Natalka can also be found spending Sundays watching her football team, the Minnesota Vikings during the NFL season.