BC Map Sales Rep
Greg HesselsGreg joined WestGen in 2019
Greg comes to WestGen with ten years of herd management experience on his family’s Hesdon herd in Delta and more recently with animals also registered under his own Hesgen prefix. A passion for genetics and breeding inspired him to take this next step; to assist producers in BC’s lower mainland and on Vancouver Island in developing and pursuing their own genetic plan.
Greg is clearly a people person and his desire to build strong professional relationships with the WestGen members he will serve will help ease the transition and we know our BC producers will support him as he accepts this challenge. Greg’s involvement on several industry boards like the Mainland Young Milk Producers and the BC Holstein Branch are clear indicators of his desire to work with others and for the betterment of the industry.
Greg will begin his orientation immediately, working with the Genetic advisor he will replace, Chris Bartels, learning about individual customer preferences and mastering our suite of genetic planning tools. That learning process will continue over the coming year and with a strong team backing him to support him in that process we know he will soon become a strong performer among our team of WestGen genetic advisors.



Chris MaherChris joined WestGen in 2006
Since 2016, Chris has looked after WestGen customers in Maple Ridge, Dewdney, Deroche, Chilliwack, Agassiz, and Hope as a Genetic Advisor. Chris has worked for WestGen since 2006 in various roles including technician and herdsman.



Jennifer VeldhuisenJennifer Veldhuisen joing WestGen in 2020
Jennifer comes to the Genetic Advisor role with lots of practical experience with dairy cattle genetics, having farmed under the Preview Prefix for over 15 years. She understands the things customers like and dislike after having been one for many years. She’s also extremely credible to be given the Genetic Advisor title having bred numerous high production and high scoring animals herself, including a high-profile show cow pictured here named Preview Dempsey Royalty EX-94-5yr who placed 9th as a 5-year-old at the biggest North American dairy show, World Dairy Expo.
Customers who live east of Hope and as far north as Smithers can refer to Jennifer for all their WestGen needs.



Phil HemphillPhil joined WestGen in 2016
Phil is a Genetic Advisor in the Fraser Valley.



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