2018-2019 Board of Directors
At the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting held March 16, 2018 at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club in Roberts Creek, members acclaimed a new slate of Directors. Joe Oteruelo and Milynda Taylor continued as Director. Ted McNicol and Fran Miller stood for re-election for a new two-year term, joined by newcomers Deb Mowbray and Casie Spears. With Joe Oteruelo and Casie Spears needing to step down in July 2018 for business commitment reasons, two new Directors were appointed to serve out their term: Doug Marteinson and Susan Vellutini.
hr Achieve Consulting
Ted has spent most of his professional career working in Human Resources in very large organizations, several of which operated globally. Specializing in Rewards (compensation and benefits), performance management and systems developed his passion for the operational/business side. Upon moving to the Sunshine Coast, more of his time has been spent working directly with business leaders, providing a range of advice and guidance reflecting his focus on people being the primary competitive advantage in today’s economy.
An amateur musician/music lover and avid photographer, Ted is also active in the community, serving on the Gibsons District Public Library Board, on the Gibsons Legion 109 Entertainment Committee, and as a Research Ambassador for the Canadian Institute of Health Research. In the recent past, he has also been a Board member of the Vancouver Metis Citizens Society and at Successful Contracting Consulting, preparing new contractors/consultant for self-employment.
REMAX — Top Performers
Born and raised on the west coast, Fran has lived and worked in Gibsons for over 22 years. She owned and operated West Coast Vacation Property Management early on in her career, helping hundreds of tourists coming to the Coast. She has been a realtor with REMAX in Gibsons since 2008, working to promote the Coast to newcomers, both businesses and new residents, to encourage them to move to and work here in our beautiful home. She is also an Executive member of the Gibsons Rotary Club and is a Board Member and Capital Campaign member of the Gibsons Public Market. She was on the PAC executives for 2 schools for 14 years, and now has 2 children at university in the Okanagan.
M Taylors Accounting Services
Milynda’s business model is based on honesty, integrity and accountability towards her clients — mainly self-employed, small or medium sized businesses providing services and products in construction, publishing, retail, health care, or pet care.
Milynda’s 25+ years of experience in finance provide the firm foundation for her efficient and detail oriented accounting service, high level of professionalism and warm, friendly environment. She is comfortable with all types of businesses and structures from self-employed to medium size companies. Milynda expertly monitors and consults with her clients on business growth patterns, and provides current information on financial and tax matters enabling them to make a more reliable decision regarding their business.
Understanding the importance of supporting the community, Milynda volunteers her time as Treasurer for the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce, the Coasting Along Theatre Society and the Restorative Justice Program of Sunshine Coast.
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.
Open Door Group
Susan, has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for over 5 years and is the local manager for Open Door Group which runs the WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Gibsons and Sechelt. Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that operates on the fundamental belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed. Open Door Group works closely with local businesses on the Sunshine Coast offering free services to employers to ensure their talent needs are met.
Susan is a strong believer in shopping locally, caring for the environment, and reducing her carbon footprint (you may see her driving her electric car to work).
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.