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Meet Our Team

Colonial Acres Coins was founded in Waterloo, Ontario by Todd Sandham and Cameron Bevers in 1991. Originally, it was created as a part-time summer business for the pair while they were still in high school. They began by setting up at many of the local flea-markets throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Over time they started doing local coin shows and began to advertise in the Canadian Coin News as a mail-order firm. At that time, the business was still being run at a part-time basis as Cameron and Todd went on to University.

In 1996, Colonial Acres Coins opened their first retail store on Victoria Street in Kitchener. Cameron had finished his education and began working full time at the store, while Todd continued on finishing his degree in engineering until 1998. They hired on some part-time employees to help with the extra workload of shipping, invoicing and telephone service. Colonial Acres continued to grow with increasing success from then on. In 1999, they began construction of their website as the demand for an online presence grew stronger. In March 2000, Cam and Todd moved their growing business to a bigger location right next door. By this time, they employed two full time staff and 2 part time staff.

Todd Sandham
President - Manager of Operations and Logistics
tsandham@colonialacres.com
Todd currently oversees the day to day activities of the business in terms of finance, advertising and inventory control. Todd also contributes to the buying and selling at our local store in Kitchener and many of the trade shows that we attend across Southern Ontario. He is a specialist in Mint Product and is currently assists with the RCM Trends for the Canadian Coin News. Todd also helps manage the consignment division for our Auction house.
"I have been with this company since the very beginning when we started with just 2 employees selling out of the back of our car. I am very proud to have helped this company grow to the size it is today and can’t wait to see what happens in the next coming years". When Todd is not thinking about coins (which is practically 24 hours a day!!) he spends his free time with his beautiful wife Brenda, two kids Addy and Spencer and working outdoors in his backyard oasis.

Kirk Parsons
Manager of Purchasing and Estate Appraisals
kparsons@colonialacres.com
Kirk Joined the Colonial Acres Team in 2001, working alongside his cousin Todd Sandham and Todd's former business partner Cameron Beavers. After learning the business, he became a junior appraiser and now is one of Colonial’s senior appraisers dealing with the day to day purchasing of collections and estates. Kirk joined partnership with Todd as an owner of Colonial Acres Coins in 2008, helping kick start our Auction Department, Bullion Department and working to continually grow the business.

Heather Sandham
Product Quality Engineer and Inventory Specialist
hsandham@colonialacres.com
Heather has worked at Colonial Acres for approximately 8 years, spending most of her days with a desk full of hundreds of coins to process. Heather's favourite thing about working at Colonial is that no day is ever the same. Heather enjoys reading, gardening (both at home and around Colonial Acres) and has two children.

Jess Cowan
Quality Engineering Project Manager, Business Editor, and Website Consultant
jcowan@colonialacres.com
Jess joined the Colonial Acres team in 2013 as a shipper, and has quickly moved up the corporate ladder to your typical "Jill of all Trades". Jess' days are filled with a number of different projects and often can be found buried under a pile of products, papers, and Tim Horton's cups. When not at work, Jess enjoys chasing after her two daughters, her amazing dog Willow, and throwing axes (though not at the same time).
"Inconceivable!" "You keep using that word. I do not think that means what you think that means." – The Princess Bride

Wendy Schell
Administrative and Public Relations Manager
wendy@colonialacres.com
Wendy has been with Colonial Acres for 19 years, back when there were only 4 employees! "Over the years, there have been many additions to the great group of family and friends (aka Employees) that make Colonial what it is today; a force in the coin market. Working in a small business requires you to wear many hats, be organized and willing to stop what you are doing to help out. Throughout our 25 years in business we have forged many great relationships with our customers and will continue for another 25 years!"
"Coming together is a Beginning, keeping together is a Progress, Working together is a Success” – Henry Ford

Tenesha Parsons
Auction Coordinator and Sales Representative
tparsons@colonialacres.com
Tenesha Parsons has been an Employee of Colonial Acres Coins since September of 2005, working in various departments throughout the establishment.
She is currently one of our customer service representatives: answering phones, maintaining Account Receivables. Tenesha is also the lead coordinator of the auction department: managing consignments and organizing all of the auction events. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband and two children, as well as taking Kickboxing and Zumba classes at the gym.

Trevor Bishop
Website Sales Manager, Photographer, Customer Service Representative, Print and Media Designer, Technical Support
tbishop@colonialacres.com
Trevor was originally hired at Colonial Acres Coins on a temporary basis to upgrade their website and build their online presence. He was then hired on full time, and enjoys developing Colonial's online presence, as well as many other tasks that need to be completed. Outside of Colonial, local people may recognize Trevor from Media/TV, as he likes to spend off hours delving into the paranormal field and has had a television show, among other things, on Rogers TV.

Samantha Phillips
Customer Service Representative, Accounts Receivable, Content Generator
Samantha Phillips has been working at Colonial Acres Coins since 2011, beginning as a volunteer until transitioning into a part-time member of our team. Samantha is currently a part-time customer service representative in our storefront while she attains her university degree in English and Classical History. She also assists in account receivables and generating content for auction events. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys reading and taking part in archery. “What you read when you don’t have to determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

Jordan Lauzon
Customer Service Representative
shipping@colonialacres.com
Jordan has been with Colonial Acres since December of 2013. Having earned the position as Head Shipper, the relationship between customers and co-workers has greatly influenced him to become a force to be reckoned with. He enjoys watching Numismatics grow with interest, and has now moved into the store-front to continue to provide the best service that Colonial can give! Jordan may also pick, verify orders, help out in the store front or even be outside cutting the lawn! On his weekends and days off he likes travelling and being adventurous with his dog, Tucker.

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