Executive Board

To get in touch with the OWA Executive Board, email board@onweightlifting.ca.

Mike Miller


Mike is a father of four and currently lives in Trenton Ontario with his wife Christa. Mike works at Sigma Stretch Film managing departments handling production scheduling, purchasing and global imports. Sigma Stretch Film is globally one of the largest privately owned plastic film manufactures with over 600 million pounds of capacity.

Mike started weightlifting at the age of 8 under his brother Larry Robinson at the Kirkland Lake Weightlifting Club. Mike was formerly OWA VP of Operations and is currently on the National Coaching Committee of Canada as Canada Games representative. He is a shareholder of CrossFit Trent, head coach of Adamantium Weightlifting, and is a NCCP national level coach in training.

Mike plans on working towards creating and expanding on current policies to help foster positive training environments, removing obstacles for team Ontario, and continue the current plans to increase revenue and communication. He also looks forward to expanding his current relationships with CWFHC and Canadian Masters Federation.

Paul Vilchez

VP Administration

A late-entrant to the sport (by way of CrossFit), Paul quickly fell in love with weightlifting. He started Hamilton Barbell in 2014 and has since been involved with the OWA as a lifter, coach, technical official, and most recently a board member. His major focus is restructuring and organizing the administration to maximize output for its members and he looks forward to giving back as much as possible to the community. His 'day job' is as a Tech Lead for major software projects in the GTA.

George Vlahos

VP Finance

As VP Finance some of my responsibilities include bookkeeping, issuing payments, working with Accountants for Audits and Financial Statements. I have been involved with weightlifting since 2004. I have competed at Ontario Championships, Canadian Masters and Pan Am Masters competitions. I continue to be an active Masters Weightlifter. In my day job I work as a Network Engineer in the telecom industry. My Christian Faith is a very important part of who I am. Other interests include business, economics, health-fitness and playing guitar.

Dave Earle

VP Operations

Dave is the owner and head coach of The Power Academy, and lives in Waterloo with his wife and children. He started weightlifting in 2008, while playing rugby for the University of McMaster, and has competed in many national championships. Dave has coached athletes at the national championships and masters international meets, and hopes to use his position with the OWA to grow the sport of weightlifting.

Lara Ferretto

VP Technical

Coming soon.