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Julianne is an employment lawyer, business owner, Lower Lonsdale resident, and mother of three young children. In her practice as a legal advisor to North Vancouver businesses, her mission is to inform business owners about their rights and obligations as employers, and help to simplify the tangle of rules that governs employment in this province. She feels successful when she helps a local business to overcome a difficult workplace dispute, or improve their contracts and policies to bring clarity and efficiency to their relationships with their staff. Her favourite part of her job is meeting business owners and forming a network of local entrepreneurs – and that’s another reason she’d be delighted to join the board of the Chamber. Julianne hopes that her legal training can be an asset to this great organization. She’d like to help the Chamber work with local businesses to keep North Vancouver vibrant.
Megan Campagnolo is the Manager Business Markets for the North Shore, Hastings, Sea to Sky and Sunshine Coast regions. Megan’s team of business bankers support the growth of almost 2000 small and medium enterprises (SME’s) throughout the area. With 18+ years in the financial industry, Megan has held a number of progressive roles within RBC spanning from leadership, project management and Commercial Banking. Megan has been actively involved with several organizations such as The Association of Women in Finance and BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, which promote health & wellness, business and networking opportunities for women. Megan was the co-chair for the Women’s Employee Resource Group which led a membership of over 500. In Megan’s spare time, she coaches both her son and daughter’s soccer teams and can be found hiking the trails on the North Shore where she grew up, and now raises a family with her husband.
Jonathan is a Founding Partner of Momentum Business Growth. He has been a member of the Chamber for over ten years. Jonathan loves helping SME’s grow. He is passionate about supporting startups, creating Pitch North Shore to be a platform to showcase local entrepreneurs. He is currently a strategic advisor for companies in industries ranging from food brands to technology.
Jonathan was previously Managing Director of GEM Vancouver, a boutique marketing agency. A veteran of the ski industry, Jonathan spent over a decade in various operations, sales and marketing roles, the final seven years in senior leadership positions.
Jonathan’s board experience includes Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance BC Region and President of the Ambassadors’ at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Warwick, UK.
Sarah and her family are long-time residents of North Vancouver. She leverages her skills as a Chartered Professional Accountant #CPA and member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators #CBV while working with local North Vancouver businesses, helping them to become bigger, stronger & more profitable through tailored Business Development Bank of Canada financing and advisory support.
Outside work, she takes advantage of all that North Vancouver has to offer and can often be found skiing at Grouse, biking the trails of the North Shore mountain and the spirit trail or sampling the local restaurant fare. She is excited for the future of her local community and is committed to its success. Prior board experience includes past Treasurer of AnxietyBC, a non-profit organization.
Annie is Director of Continuing Studies at Capilano University.
Prior to her role at Capilano University, Annie was Vice-President of Science at TELUS World of Science where she participated in the organization’s $40 million capital campaign and fostered partnerships with schools, government, and industry. She also led the development of content at the science centre.
Annie has also worked in the intense environment of a start-up organization; helping to get Quest University in Squamish off the ground. She is a member of the Rotary Club, volunteers on the board of director of a brand new nonprofit organization, and advises the Alberta Minister of Advanced Education.
Annie holds graduate degrees in Education, Science, and Writing, and certifications in nonprofit management and museum studies.
Scott Allman is the AVP, Business Group at BlueShore Financial. His leadership experience comes from 18 years in the financial services industry, 15 of those at BlueShore. Scott and his team of advisors focus on supporting the success of the local business community by providing personalized, expert financial advice to their clients. He enjoys connecting with business owners to learn how he and his team can help them achieve their goals. He also strongly believes in the value of creating a common voice advocating for shared community interests. Scott previously served on the Board of Directors of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce and holds an MBA and financial planning designation.
Yalda Ahmadvand is the founder and owner of DEA Canadian College, and Burlington High school. She holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Leicester, England. She is also on the board of TESL Canada, as Professional Development Director. Yalda is also the founder of Femmes alpha, a non-profit association for female entrepreneurs with the mission of inspiring and empowering women of BC to turn their ideas into a reality and build successful businesses.
Peter Kvarnstrom is Publisher for the North Shore News as well as President, Community Media for Glacier Media Group. Peter is currently Secretary Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Canadian News Media Association. He also serves as a Director with Vividata, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Gibsons Community Building Society as well as serving as Director and Research Chair for the Flyer Distribution Standards Association.
Mike (Mehdi) Khajeh Pour is the founder and CEO of Allego Global Group. He has been developing his companies from the ground up for the last 15 years and creating a global group of companies in 5 counties (including Canada, Germany, China, UAE, and South Korea). Allego Global products are based on Mike’s concept to promote only zero waste/discharge treatment technologies and zero micro-plastic products.
Mike established the Envirowise brand an e-commerce platform to distribute earth-friendly products and expertise to ensure quality recommendations for individual situations and permitting issues in our clients’ specific jurisdictions. He works passionately to help companies switch to more sustainable and greener alternatives and endeavours to be recognized as a leading environmental and industry supplier locally, domestically, and globally.
Mike obtained a Business Management Certificate from the Simon Fraser University of Canada, an MBA from Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg of Germany, and BCs in Mechanical Engineering.
Lisa Warren is the Director of Sales for Sunrise Senior Living located in Lynn Valley, a career well-suited for her compassion and empathy as she champions the quality of life for all seniors. With a diverse, progressive background of nearly 30 years in marketing and sales, she has had a career spanning banking, commercial real estate, technology sales and senior living, as well as numerous volunteer and community pursuits.
Lisa is proud to live and work in North Vancouver and be a part of this vibrant community and all it has to offer. She and her husband enjoy walking their two dogs in the Grand Boulevard neighbourhood which they are pleased to call home.