Brent may think that he is the hard ass with a whip, but all his employees know that he has a heart of gold!


Nelson:  (Why Nelson?)

How long have you been in Nelson:  13 years. Came for the bar. 


Favourite food?

Ethnic food: Indian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican etc.


Favourite drink?



Free time?

I like to play with my boys, anything outdoors.


Unique or quirky?


I carried 2 kids on my back up Pulpit Rock!


Like about Finley’s?

Meeting new people, the friends you meet here. 


Dislike about Finley’s?

The staff.. hahahaha..  It’s a job and it takes me away from family life.  For Tanya and I, it is 60-70 hour weeks.  It makes family difficult.


Life philosophy?

Luck is 95% hard work.  Dream big, work hard and have a beer.


I tend to have good luck! For example, the 1st fish I caught was a 24 ½ lb. salmon.  I was 4 years old. 


Tanya, cs always doing what she can to make Nelson a better place.  She is an inspiration to us all.  


Nelson:  (Why Nelson?)

Nelson 2003 but she lived here for a year in high school back in 1992 for one year

(Anyone remember her!??) 


Favourite food?

Pizza.  I like the way you share it!  That is why we opened a tapas bar because I love the experience of sharing food with friends!


Favourite drink?

Wine: particularily Covert Farms Amiticia.



I love to do exercise: the gym, run, triathalons… I love to be with my family.   


Unique or quirky

I am one of five siblings. 


Like about Finley’s?

Everyone is welcome.  We have created a family feel and we now have a license that permits minors to enter until 9 pm.  I love seeing the transformation that Brent and I and all our staff have worked so hard to establish.


Dislike about Finley’s?

 Some people can’t let go of stereotypes.  I hope to get all of Nelson in here to see the transformation to the place!


Life Philosophy

A good work ethic opens more doors than anything else.


705 Vernon Street


7 Days A Week

8am - Late


Reservations: 250 352 5121


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