Meet The Team

About Jim Gifford…

Jim was born and raised on a large farm near Quebec City, but lived in the Niagara Region since he turned 18. In 1970, he was employed by Canadian Tire Acceptance in Welland where he held several jobs and eventually progressed to the position of Personnel Director. Working closely with people has always been his passion, which is the reason he joined the real estate field in 1989. He particularly enjoyed introducing his out of town clients to the Niagara region.

His role on The Salisbury Team is helping buyers that are searching for country properties, farms and high-end homes. His country upbringing is particularly helpful in this area.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling (mainly to the Caribbean), skiing in Ellicottville, and golf (which he’s not really that good at).
Should you have any questions concerning high-end properties or country homes, you can contact Jim at

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About Alison Scott…

Originally born in MANITOBA, Alison has lived in the Niagara region now for over 25 years, her home town being Beamsville.  Growing up was spent moving every 3 years from one small Manitoba town to another. She loved the experience and the challenges of relocating.  Most of Alison’s adult life was spent working in sales & marketing for various printing and wholesale companies. With 2 growing children, she was looking to find employment with some flexibility and enjoyment of meeting and dealing with people.

Her husband suggested she get into real estate since she was always looking in people’s windows and wanting to go to open houses!  In 2006, Alison became a Sales Representative with Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre and says it is the best thing she has ever done. No two days are the same, and you meet the greatest people!   Alison truly loves this Niagara region, and will make your experience a memorable one.
Free time for Alison is spent with her kids & grandchildren and husband.  She also enjoys quilting, knitting, gardening or her two Jack Russell’s, Morgan & Murphy!  Welcome to the Salisbury Team, Alison!

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About Lisa Punch…

Lisa has been a very successful Sales Representative for over 6 years now, achieving the President’s Gold Award for 3 years and the Director’s Platinum Award for 2 years.  She was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia,  moved to Ontario at the age of 4 and has been in the Niagara area ever since.  With many years of renovating and selling homes and then finally building her own home, Lisa decided Real Estate was the career for her.  Her experience, knowledge and being surrounded by great people everyday has brought her to her success.

Lisa  has helped the elderly, first time home buyers, growing families, single moms and many more.  She takes pride and care in our client’s needs and works with great professionals to provide the ultimate experience. Lisa believes in keeping in touch and giving back and therefore every sale she makes, a portion of it is donated to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, helping abused women and children find a better life.  Lisa is a great addition to the Salisbury Team and we love working with her.  She serves our clients well and is very well acquainted with St. Catharines and the outer areas of Queenston, Queensville, Ridgeway, Stoney Creek, Thorold, Virgil, Wainfleet and Welland.

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About Elayne Whitfield…

Elayne WhitfieldElayne Whitfield began her Virtual Assistant practice, Executive Assistance, in September 2000 and incorporated Executive Assistance Business Solutions Inc. in May 2005. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1987 and worked for several years in various support and management positions before relocating to Barrie, Ontario to raise her three sons (now 12, 16, and 22) and start her business.

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an entrepreneur specializing in business support services, virtually, allowing other entrepreneurs to attend to the revenue producing activities necessary to their own business. Virtual assistance is simply administrative support offered online rather than face-to-face.

Executive Assistance also provides other support services such as Website design and maintenance, Search Engine Optimization, graphic design, desktop publishing, and bookkeeping.  Elayne and I began working together in 2000. She initially handled my Website maintenance but now takes care of the Website, my blog, my SEO (Search Engine Optimization), mailings, and other projects as they come up.  Elayne and her family are avid boaters and spend every possible minute on their Silverton 402 in the Georgian Bay area. Elayne and her husband, Tim, curl, golf and spend most of their spare time running around after their three boys.

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