WHO WE ARE
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
At WOODWIND, we understand that change is not always easy and moving to a new country can be a challenge. Our years of experience have taught us to always make your success our priority. Providing proper and legal advice to you in making a sound decision when approaching your immigration goal is our priority. We take the statistical successes and deliver the legal elements that are involved in each aspect of an immigration decision. We give our clients direct facts and a proper legal perspective.
The Team is very dynamic and comes with external experience. Many are business professionals and have adapted immigration to their own area of expertise. This is the major advantage that Woodwind has in a business community. We realized having an office full of staff for paperwork did not satisfy our specific client of sponsorships, economic immigrants, and business investors. Therefore, we took on a more hands-on and result oriented approach to meet the demands of each of our clients.
We do not have administrative personnel, we have administrative professionals.
MR. STEEVE CLAIR, Woodwind (Canada), Director of Strategics
Steeve majored in Business and Finance at BCIT. He is a strategic leader specializing in the areas of new start-ups, franchise expansion, and community relations. With over 20 years of experience in business, Steeve has established himself as an expert in his field and has helped many other business owners succeed in their growth initiatives. He seeks to take his skills and translate them over to the field of immigration and to help others fulfil their dreams of a prosperous life in Canada. Steeve currently oversees all departments for expansion purposes.
MR. ARCHIE ALAFRIZ, BA
SPECIAL ADVISOR: COMPLIANCE
Archie immigrated to Vancouver in 1980. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila High School and had completed his freshman year at the University of the Philippines. Archie was the first Filipino member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in British Columbia. He retired as a 27-year veteran of the national police force, the RCMP, one of Canada's national symbols. His mother Zeny and brother Andy, both licensed realtors, serviced the Vancouver Filipino community for two decades. Archie’s father, Art Alafriz was the first Filipino lawyer to be called to the Canadian Bar. Archie was the first to recruit other Filipinos to serve in law enforcement and he inspired a generation of others. Alafriz & Associates was a family run immigration consulting firm that facilitated many Filipinos realizing their Canadian dreams. The Alafriz family had long served their Filipino community in Canada. To continue the Alafriz immigration legacy, Archie’s passion is to help Filipinos realize their potentials in their newfound home, Canada. Archie Alafriz is our special advisor overseeing compliance in multiple countries.
MR. BEN FOK, BA, MBA, RCIC Woodwind (Canada)
Ben majored in Economics at University of British Columbia and holds an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources. Early stages of his career consist of experience in banking and the currency spot market. Ben conducted seminars globally in Canada, Hong Kong, China, the United States and spoke on topics varying from macroeconomics, technical & fundamental investment analysis, and Canadian immigration programs. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Ben is able to make learning fun and dynamic. He has ample business knowledge putting forward solid resources to his immigration clients on business needs. Ben is a member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (formerly Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) and has taught the Immigration Consultant Diploma course in BC. He is currently guiding newly registered consultants on Immigration business practices and teaching Financial and Human Resources courses at a local college.
REGISTERED CANADIAN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS
MISS CAROLINA LI, BA, LLB, RCIC Woodwind (Canada)
Carolina Li is a paralegal with extensive legal training, extraordinary experience and an unrelenting work ethic. She has a Bachelor of Arts from SFU in Criminology and Psychology, followed by a law degree from the University of London. She is a member of the BC Paralegal Association and the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (formerly Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council). She is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Carolina has worked exclusively on personal injury files on the side of injured persons since first becoming a legal administrative assistant well over a decade ago. Prior to joining Preszler Law in 2016, she worked for a personal injury firm under the direction of Dairn Shane, who has also joined the Preszler Law team. Carolina is a tireless worker who truly cares about her clients and will go to great lengths to ensure that they are treated fairly and achieve the proper compensation. She is often complimented by clients on her knowledge, her ability to explain the legal process in a straightforward manner, and in the way she truly cares for their needs and problems. Her greatest strength is her ability to put clients at ease and make the claiming and litigation process as stress free as possible.
MR. JEOFFREY TYPOCO, BBM, MBA, RCIC, Woodwind (Canada)
Jeoffrey comes from the Philippines with over 20 years of experience in textiles, agriculture, food processing, information technology, and industrial safety. He has an MBA from the University of the East, Manila, and has also completed programs in emergency services, travel agency operations, and Canadian immigration law. Jeoffrey is an RCIC who travels between Canada and the Philippines. He is also an holder of ICEF Qualification.
MISS YEAWOOL SEO,RCIC
Yeawool holds two degrees in English Literature and Language from the Hankuk University of Foreign studies in Korea and Business
Administration from the University of Alberta. She also received her Canadian Immigration Consulting Diploma at CDI College in BC.
Yeawool has 15 years of experience in teaching English; managing and working with international students. Yeawool specializes in
entrepreneur, start-up and investor immigration programs in Canada.
MISS TRACY TRAN, RCIC Woodwind (Canada and Vietnam)
Tracy has knowledge in various businesses at a ground level and decided to pursue immigration work after completing an Immigration Consultant Diploma program at a College in BC. She is managing our Woodwind office in HP, Vietnam and growing her business locally. She is a wonderful and powerful woman entrepreneur willing to help others.
Mr. William Yau, William Yau & Associates CPA
Miss Heming Cheng, Barrister & Solicitor
Mr. Iven Tse, Barrister & Solicitor
Mr. Steve Liu, Jovi Realty
Mr. Hayman Tam, Capital Plus Wealth
Mr. Sammy Yung, Sky Champ Creation, Hong Kong