Meet the Team


The West Team is an all inclusive, full service real estate team with proven results. We are proud to have helped over 500 families buy and sell in Ottawa. We take care of our clients from thorough staging consultation, investing in their property, marketing all the way to negotiating to get the most amount of money for their home in the shortest amount of time. Whatever your needs are, we are here to help!

dsc_0560.jpgRICHELLE WEST, Sales Representative/Owner

Richelle has a deep-rooted background in real estate that dates back to her childhood. Having both her parents as Realtors, Richelle grew to love the business from a young age. Today, history repeats itself as she runs her own real estate team alongside her husband, Josh West. Together they form The West Team and focus on residential real estate in the city of Ottawa and surrounding areas.

Richelle loves interior design and having the opportunity to make homes look their best. Staging and presenting homes for her seller clients is a passion of hers that has developed over the past couple of years.  Her ultimate goal with every client is to create a client for life. It is never just about the transaction at hand and always about the people behind it. Her ability to effectively communicate, work under pressure and deal tactfully with difficult situations has amounted to her early success as a Realtor.

, Broker/Owner 

Cutting edge negotiation is one of Josh West’s greatest strengths; he is the Bull Dog on the team. Josh fights for his clients’ money as if it was his own and takes great pride in netting the most amount of money in his clients’ pocket. Josh started his career in Real Estate in 2007 with a passion for the business second to none. Early on in his career he realized that he could utilize his tech savvy passion for technology and his keen business sense to bring a great service to both his buyer and seller clients.

Josh believes in the importance of knowing the market and studies it daily in order to provide his clients with clear, logical advice to best assist them. He is consistently praised for his honesty, integrity and efficiency which has led him to a business that is rich with referrals and repeat business. Josh has been a top-producing agent since 2008, yielding him many awards in his office and nationwide.

DSC_0479JENNIFER PARADIS, Sales Rep | Buyer’s Specialist

Jennifer, born and raised in Ottawa, brings a strong energy to the West Team with her positive attitude and willingness to help out in any way that she can. With over 12 years of professional service experience, Jen understands the importance of customer service and satisfaction. A skilled communicator with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, Jen has developed a reputation for listening to her clients’ needs and delivering results. Jen sets a high standard of service by keeping her clients’ best interests in mind at all times and ensuring their expectations are exceeded and each transaction is completed efficiently.

Native to Ottawa, Jen is familiar with all of the great neighbourhoods, school districts and hidden gems within the city. This knowledge combined with her outgoing personality, warmth and welcoming nature makes her the perfect Buyer Specialist to find you your next dream home.

If you are looking to start the search of finding your next home, contact Jen by email at

DSC_0600AISLYN HANEL, Sales Representative  | Executive Assistant 


Aislyn has over ten years of client relations experience, and five years of direct experience working in real estate. Aislyn is an integral member of The West Team and currently holds a dual role as Executive Assistant and Realtor. The experience she acquired in her administrative role has allowed her to gain incredible knowledge of the real estate market and she has comprehensive understanding of all of the paperwork required to transact in real estate. Aislyn also has a natural ability to work with people and her education provides her with the insight and ability to ensure The West Team’s priority to client commitment is achieved, and to focus on the ongoing positive relationship in the real estate industry for the benefit of current and future clients.

If you are looking to start your home search or for more information about our team, feel free to contact Aislyn at

DSC_0469TAYLOR GONDEK, Marketing Coordination and Administrative Assistant 

Taylor works diligently to ensure homes are always in the spotlight. Through social media and print marketing, Taylor creates eye catching materials that will attract the right buyer for your home! As the primary author on Stage My Home To Sell, Taylor collaborates with the team’s efforts to present homes in the best light. Supporting The West Team, she maintains systems that keep clients constantly up to date and satisfied.

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