Meet The Fire-fly Team
Fire-fly came into being as a triad of very creative, focused people that came together with an idea. A love of performance art, dance and individual expression we wanted to bring you a portable tripod unit that would allow you to practice and perform with confidence.
Don Wilhelm a native of Detroit has lived in Canada for 51 years and counting considers himself to be a Canadian heart and soul. 20 years as a professional musician he spent his time traveling around the country playing at different venues. In 1997 he met Chris Wilhelm the love of his life. Together they both jumped at the chance to purchase a local business which over the next twenty years grew to be a multi-million dollar company. Don is a great people person always personable and entertaining. His love for learning and zest for adventure led him and Chris to join forces with a new partner Lynde Diamond to start up a new company Fire-fly Inc. Don will bring 40 years of business experience and his win/win philosophies to build Fire-fly as an internationally recognized brand.
Chris Wilhelm (nee.Nelson)
Founding Owner & Chief Financial Officer
Hails from Windsor Ontario, made the big move out west in 1987 with her family. Chris chose Calgary for its family values, a strong sense of community and tons of affordable fun opportunities hockey games, concerts, art in the park. Chris's career has taken many turns over the years, from hospitality, healthcare and finally creating and managing her own business. In 1997 Don Wilhelm courted her and swept her off her feet. Crazy in love she jumped at the chance to sharpen her business skills by joining Don in purchasing a local business. Under their supervision, the company flourished. Chris by nature is a doer and loves to test her metal taking on new challenges fell in love with the idea of Fire-fly Inc. A new company manufacturing products made by Canadians with Canadian materials caught her attention. Lynde Diamond is a doer and brilliant creative person and a marketing guru. A match made in Heaven. Chris is excited to be part of such an exciting new innovating company that manufactures suspension rigs for the performing arts.
Founding Owner & Sales, Web, Media, Shipping & Fabrication, Photographer
Born in New Brunswick, Gagetown is home. But, Calgary has been a blessing in my adult life. Meeting great people like Chris and Don who share the same drive and passions along with being able to think outside the box is what makes Fire-fly Inc as great as it is. With an educational background in Design and Communication, I bring a unique perspective to seeing this company fly. It is a blessing to have such great team members to count on for bringing innovation and soul into a unique product.