Notary Profiles

Dean Simpson Abbotsford

Dean Simpson

Owner, Notary Public

Dean Simpson has been a Notary Public in BC for 35 years and is a partner in the family firm.

Dean began his education with a Business Marketing Diploma from BCIT followed by studies to become a Notary, and has most recently served the communities of Chilliwack and Abbotsford. Over the years, he has participated in various business associations such as Rotary and the Vancouver Executives Association.

Dean’s interactive and conversational style has been the key to his personal and business success. In his endeavor to better serve his clients and develop the business, Dean has attended many business seminars and programs.

When Dean is not in the office, he enjoys fishing, golfing, NFL football and spending family time with his wife Suzanne, four children and 2 grandchildren.

Scott Simpson Chilliwack

Scott Simpson

Owner, Notary Public

Scott has been practicing as a Notary since he was commissioned in 1994 when he joined his father Bob and brother Dean in the “family business” formerly called Simpson and Simpson Notaries Public.

Scott Simpson was born in Chilliwack where he continues to live with his wife Jacqueline along with his two children Lucas and Olivia. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Scott spent time working in Vancouver and travelling in Europe before returning to complete his studies as a Notary. 

In addition to his duties at Simpson Notaries, Scott has been active as a Director of the Society of Notaries Public serving in many capacities including chairing the Discipline Committee and Membership Committee. Locally, he is a regular community volunteer and is Past President of the Chilliwack Mt Cheam Rotary Club, a club that he is deeply passionate about and continues to belong to today. Scott is currently the Chair of The Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society.

Scott is very excited about the future of Simpson Notaries and is honoured to welcome and mentor the next generation of Notaries who have joined the team.

Aatif Nanji Chilliwack

Aatif Nanji

Notary Public

Aatif was born and raised in Vancouver and moved to Chilliwack in 2013. While studying criminology at Simon Fraser University, he worked and volunteered for a variety of advocacy and outreach organizations in the criminal justice field. Aatif graduated with honours from Simon Fraser University in 2008.

After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he continued to work and volunteer, primarily in the area of offender rehabilitation. In 2011, he began studying to become a Notary, and in 2013 he earned his Master’s Degree in Applied Legal Studies from SFU and was commissioned as a Notary Public.

During his time in Chilliwack, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resource Society, the Senior Transition Alliance Resource, and the Rotary Club of Chilliwack.

In practice, Aatif strives to offer his clients a comfortable and worry-free experience. He recognizes that the types of issues they have can be stressful and creating a friendly atmosphere can help to put clients at ease and give them peace of mind.

Aatif lives in Chilliwack with his wife Emily and their two Abyssinian cats. He is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack and an avid supporter of the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation. When Aatif is not working or volunteering, he enjoys hiking and travelling.

Virginia Ashley

Notary Public

Virginia’s professional and personal accomplishments have stemmed from her passion for business development and connecting with people. She grew up across Canada amid the diversity of military life and moved with her young family from Chilliwack to Prince George in 1991.

As her children grew so did her opportunities to work with non-profit and economic development agencies. As an avid volunteer in the arts, sports, non-profit and social organizations, Virginia has been privileged to help many organizations and the foundation of her community grow over the last 30 years.

These opportunities provided her the aspirations to successfully complete an MBA from the University of Northern BC and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Legal Studies from Simon Fraser University.

A commissioned Notary since 2019, Virginia’s unique and diverse background lends to her ability to understand various aspects of her client’s needs. She is committed to providing dedicated services and is looking forward to getting to know her community again.

Outside of the office, she can be found spending time with her family, friends, volunteering, on a local sports field and enjoying fishing and hiking in the great outdoors. Virginia continues to grow personally and professionally by seeking new experiences and continued education. 

Ernie Cliever Chilliwack

Ernie Kliever

Notary Public

Ernie Kliever was born and raised in Chilliwack. Prior to being commissioned as a Notary in June of 2019 he completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree at the University of the Fraser Valley and worked as a Kinesiologist at Fraser Valley Physiotherapy, Intuitive Rehabilitation Services, and CBI Health Group.

Ernie received a Master of Art’s degree in Applied Legal Studies from Simon Fraser University in December of 2018. He then successfully completed the BC Notary Society training program, and successfully passed the Notarial Statutory Examinations winning several awards for academic achievement including the “20th Annual Stanley J. Nicol Award” in recognition of achieving the highest combined marks on the Notarial Procedures Examination, and the “32nd Annual Bernard W. Hoeter Award” in recognition of achieving the highest marks on all the Notarial Statutory Examinations.

Ernie lives in Chilliwack with his wife Emma, and their trouble-making border collie Cedar. He’s an avid mountain biker and outdoor enthusiast. He has served for many years as a Volunteer, a Board Member, and the President of both the Fraser Valley Mountain Biker’s Association and the Vedder Mountain Trails Association. He is a huge supporter and advocates for outdoor recreation and trails here in Chilliwack.

When he’s not at the Office, Ernie can be found exploring the beautiful backcountry that surrounds Chilliwack, mountain biking, trail building, or just relaxing along the Vedder River.

Kim McLandress Chilliwack

Kim McLandress

Notary Public

Kim has a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UFV and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Legal Studies from SFU.

Kim has been practising as a Notary at Simpson Notaries since receiving her commission in June 2018.

Kim McLandress grew up in Grande Prairie Alberta and moved to the Fraser Valley in 1999 to attend the University College of the Fraser Valley. While completing her degree in Criminal Justice she began volunteering for Chilliwack Restorative Justice.

Kim spent 13 years at Chilliwack Restorative Justice, eventually leading the organization from 2008-2013 as Executive Director. From 2013-2019 Kim owned and operated a women’s clothing store and co-owned a men’s clothing store in Chilliwack.

Kim has been practising as a Notary at Simpson Notaries since receiving her commission in June 2018.

Kim has been very involved in the community as a director for Chilliwack Restorative Justice, Chilliwack Community Services, The Chilliwack Curling Club (including as president), sitting as a member of the Chilliwack Citizens Advisory Committee, and as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Mt Cheam since 2010 including as president from July 2018 to June 2019.

In her spare time, Kim curls, plays soccer, and enjoys spending time with her friends, family and 2 dogs.