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Board meeting


 Deb Mowbray, Chair / Doug Marteinson, Vice Chair / Don Brewster, Treasurer / Taya Docksteader, Secretary / Andy Lewis / Micki McCartney / Vineet Miglani

At the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce AGM March 30, 2023  the 2023 Board of Directors were introduced with our returning incumbents and new Director, Don Brewster, who took Oath of Office given by Deputy Mayor David Croal.

Continuing Directors; Vineet Miglani, Deb Mowbray, Doug Marteinson,  Taya Docksteader, Micki McCartney and Andy Lewis joined in welcoming Don.

A volunteer board of officers and directors—comprised of up to 10 business leaders from our community —provides governance for the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce.  Board members typically serve a two-year term starting in April. With openings for 2 Directors, Chamber members interested in volunteering and serving the community on the Board of Directors are encouraged to contact the Executive Director for details- exec@gibsonschamber.com 


Deb Mowbray

Remax City — Sunshine Coast

Deb Mowbray is a local Realtor and has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for 15+ years. She has raised her two sons here who are now 20 and 21, spending many years on ball fields and in ice arenas and volunteering with their schools as much as she could!

Deb enjoys gardening, yoga, arts and crafts, the beach and living in the Heart of Gibsons Landing!

Deb has been a member of the Chamber since she got into real estate in 2004 and has seen many changes in our community, has seen businesses come and go and is a strong proponent of shopping and supporting local. She would like to see the community maintain its character while continuing to thrive.


Doug Marteinson

Marteinson Learning Resources Ltd.

In his youth, Doug suffered an addiction to teamwork. Twenty five years ago, he chose to develop a differentiating expertise in leadership and large group collaboration methods for organizational transformation. During his consulting career, Doug had the opportunity of witnessing dramatic turnarounds in organizational teamwork and financial performance. Doug holds the view that developing a culture of strong teamwork gives rise to a lasting competitive advantage.


Don Brewster

The Accountant, Don Brewster, graduated from the University of Alberta as a Chartered Accountant. He has many years of experience in the general contractor, real estate development, and private investment businesses, in Controller and CFO roles. He is passionate about his work and wishes to “pay it forward”.

Supporting Small Business with Bookkeeping / Accounting / – remotely or on site. Use your sotware or ours.  Business models / financing packages.  Preparation of files for tax filing & CRA Rescue


Taya Docksteader

The Nine Acre Wood Farm
Taya is a local homesteader/farmer and is just changing professions from real estate agent to Adventure Tour Guide and on the farm, she is the Garlic Queen. Before joining the real estate profession and buying the family farm, she had a lengthy career in project management, fund development, and small business ownership. She is also volunteered with and supported a number of charitable and community organizations across the region, including The Children’s Miracle Network, Kids Breakfast Program, and the Elves Club just to name a few.  Taya is an avid handcrafter, loving crochet, sewing and upcycling fabric and anything else she can find.  Taya loves to paint and is well known in the artistic community. Taya lives with her family on 9 acres in upper Gibson’s on The Nine Acre Wood Farm where they grow Red Russian Garlic and are in the process of planting 3000 Christmas trees and starting her new venture “Giving Back Experiences”. Taya loves community, shopping local and charitable adventure. Taya is looking forward to becoming an involved member of the Sunshine Coast Community.




Andy Lewis

LBD - Lewis Building Design

Andy Lewis

Residential & Commercial Building Design and Project Management Consultation since 1983.  LBD Lewis Building Designs’ integrity:
  “Peace of Mind Designs / Creating Homes Not Just Houses”
Andy’s very passionate interest in the home design and build industry,
combined with his solutions-oriented personality and desire to see all people in their most positive space, Andy sees the
“Going the Extra Mile” modus operandi along with the unique
Peace of Mind Platform of LBD Lewis Building Designs as an Industry Solution for all involved parties. The Mission for LBD Lewis Building Developments is to add nothing but positive energy to each and every Home and Commercial building project, while setting the standard that this positive energy is a must for every client entering their lovely new space.


Micki McCartney

Regional Director, Capilano University

Micki has been at the helm of Capilano University kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast Campus in Sechelt, for over a year now as our first full-time Regional Director. Micki is committed to the vital relationship with the shíshálh Nation and connections with the communities and higher education supporters across the Coast, along with her outstanding team of faculty and staff at the campus.

Born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Garden Bay and growing up in Sechelt McCartney has deep roots on the Sunshine Coast. She previously spent 13 years at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Her work included the Centre for Experiential Learning and Career Services, administrator of an Indigenous Intern Leadership program and acting campus principal at the Powell River campus. She also participated in Indigenization efforts at VIU (working groups, learning circles, and course development) and taught and co-taught courses aligned with work-integrated learning and co-op education. She served as chair of the Accountability Council for BC-WIL and currently sits as a representative for Capilano University. She has a Master’s degree in leadership  Plus special congratulations are in order, as Micki has just completed her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership.  Well done Doctor McCartney.


Vineet Miglani

High Beam Dreams

Vineet Miglani, along with his wife, Nidhi Kamboj, and his younger brother, Sugeet, are the new owners of what was once the Gibsons United Church on Glassford Road in lower Gibsons. He and his wife moved to the Coast three years ago to escape the real estate madness of the Lower Mainland. Working in the banking industry all his life, he “saw how the numbers were going” and was looking for an investment property. When he saw the church for sale he “spent three months full-time thinking of what can be done with the existing zoning and building with the aim of trying to keep a lot of people happy.”  Renamed High Beam Dreams Event Centre.   The event space is the cornerstone of High Beam Dreams. “I’ve always been interested in the arts,” says Miglani of his desire to provide the Coast with another arts venue. In addition to hosting live music concerts, the space will be available to rent for all manner of events and gatherings, including weddings.