• Board of Directors 2020-2021

  • President

    KRYSTIN KEMPTON – Nixon Wenger LLP

    Krystin Kempton is a partner and lawyer at Nixon Wenger LLP, advising clients on corporate and commercial transactions, lending and borrowing, wills and estates, real estate and land development matters. Within the community, she has been involved with the Downtown Vernon Association, the North Okanagan Cycling Society, Vernon Estate Planning Council and the Caetani Cultural Centre. 

  • Vice-President

    ROBIN CARDEW - Robin Cardew CPA Chartered Professional Accountant

    Robin Cardew is a chartered professional accountant and his experience in various industries (construction, manufacturing, hospitality, development) has transferred into public practice where he offers tax and other accounting services to clients. His education includes the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the Certified General Accountants Association of B.C. and the University of Victoria. 

     

  • Secretary-Treasurer

    DEB WHITE - White House Mortgages 

    Deb White is the owner of White House Mortgages which she started in 2005. Since then, she has grown the brokerage to five locations with more than 20 brokers. Within the community, Deb is extremely active including with Vernon Winter Carnival, Funtastic, Run for the Cure, the Mortgage Brokers Association and she has supported the Upper Room Mission, Kindale and the Gators White House baseball team. 

     

     

  • Director

    DEANNA BEAUDOIN - Deanna Beaudoin, Edward Jones Financial

    A financial advisor with Edward Jones in downtown Vernon, Deanna Beaudoin helps individual investors interested in complete wealth protection strategies.  Deanna's previous experience includes serving as executive director of the McLean Mill Historic Park in Port Alberni, and digital media strategist and business development/communications expert for a financial advisory firm in Vancouver. 

  • Director

    JONATHAN BLAIS - Vegpro International

    Jonathan Blais is the western region director for Vegpro International, which specializes in the production and packaging of lettuce and crucifers. He has a bachelor of applied sciences from Laval University and a diploma in farm management and technology from McGill University. He has been involved with Junior Chamber International and the Okanagan Young Professionals. This is his first time being nominated for the Chamber board.

  • Director

    DUDLEY COULTER – Triumph Coffee, Rise Communications, Splatsin First Nation 

    Dudley Coulter is the co-owner of Triumph Coffee, communications specialist for the Splatsin First Nation and owner of Rise Communications. He holds a a bachelor of arts in professional communication from Royal Roads University and a diploma in public relations from the University of Victoria. He has been active with the North Okanagan Cycling Society and Special Olympics B.C. 

  • Director

    SCOT DURWARD – Tolko Industries

    Scot Durward is the manager of operations and woodlands human resources for Tolko Industries. Scot has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Victoria and is a chartered professional in human resources. He started his work in the Chamber movement at the Surrey Board of Trade and was also involved with the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce. 

     

     

  • Director

    ROGER LAMOUREUX – Tatawaw Kanata Glamping & Wellness

    Roger Lamoureux is the owner of Tatawaw Kanata Glamping and Wellness as well as the business development manager at RONEsoft Limited. He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from the University of North Dakota, and within Vernon, he has been involved with the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, the Arts Council of the North Okanagan and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

     

  • Director 

    LEIF LENNIE - Pleasant Valley Painters

    Leif Lennie has over a decade of experience in the construction and home improvement industry. He started as a part-time house painter while competing as a national-caliber, cross-country ski racer and undertaking a degree in economics at Lakehead University. Then in 2014, he founded LPL Painters in Thunder Bay, Ont. In April 2019, Leif sold LPL Painters to open Pleasant Valley Painters, a Vernon-based painting company working throughout the Okanagan. 

  • Director

    RYAN MACKIEWICH - Clark Robinson CPA

    Born and raised in Vernon, Ryan has his CPA and CA designations. Prior to joining Clark, Robinson, Ryan spent 26 years split between two national accounting firms working across the country but living mostly in Vernon. Ryan is senior manager at Clark Robinson and he is currently working towards completing his family enterprise advisor (FEA) designation through the Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX). This his his first time being nominated to the Chamber board.

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    Director

    MICHAEL MOLNAR - Restoration Lands

    Michael Molnar is the founder and CEO of Restoration Lands, with the focus on redeveloping the former glass plant site in Coldstream. A resident of the area since 1993, his experience ranges from the insurance, financial and risk management sectors for 25 years to 15 years of extensive property development and construction projects. He is past president of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce and this is his first time being nominated for the Greater Vernon Chamber.

  • Director

    ALY PAIN - The Conflict Coach 

    Aly Pain is owner of The Conflict Coach and as a certified life coach and relationship systems expert, she helps top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives remove toxicity from their corporate culture. She also works with families to help them create a positive relationship culture. Aly also has a focus on workshops and keynote speaking. Her education includes the Centre for Right Relationship and the Coaches Training Institute.

  • Director

    GREG STEVENS - TD Commercial Bank

    Greg Stevens is a commercial account manager at TD Commercial Bank, and he holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alberta, and the chartered investment manager and certified international wealth manager designations. Greg's previous board experience includes the Ambleside/Dundarave Business Improvement Area in West Vancouver and the Rotary Club of Vancouver. 

  • Director

    DARRIN TAYLOR - Axis Intervention Services 

    Axis Intervention Services CEO Darrin Taylor, is an interventionist, intervention professional and therapeutic counsellor. Darrin sits on the board of directors of the Association of Intervention Specialists, an international organization of professional behavioural health interventionists. Locally, he has served with the Downtown Vernon Association, Vernon School District Parent Advisory Council and the Vernon Christian School.