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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.
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.
Dave Dunbar joined Western Stevedoring in 1997 as Controller. He was appointed Group Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary in 2011. Prior to joining Western, he spent several years with Cominco Ltd. at various locations including the start-up and operation of the Snip gold mine in Northwestern British Columbia that was in production from 1991 – 1999. He is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association and an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
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.
Nathalie Callender is the CEO at North Shore ConneXions Society, providing multiple services for adults and children living with developmental disabilities on the North Shore. She passionately leads various programs that benefit not only people with disabilities but also the local community such as employment services, social enterprises, and recreation services.
With an education in psychology and hypnotherapy, one of Nathalie’s favourite topics is personality and how our methods of communication are understood by each other.
Nathalie is also known internationally for her current role as Global Operations Director at Trebuchet Pivot, a crisis management firm based in Australia training boards and executive teams to make effective decisions during crises.
Nathalie’s entrepreneurial career spans continents and industries. Selling her accounting & business solutions firm in Australia in 2006, she moved to Canada, building and operating a 10 year business in the entertainment industry elevating the careers of talented performers internationally through artist promotion and music & video awards.
As a North Shore business and home owner for 12 years, Nathalie is excited about and invested in the future of business and lifestyle in her local community.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Spence is the Owner and CEO of a North Vancouver software company. A resident (married with 2 adult children) of North Vancouver since 1980, Ron had management career at Richardson Terminal for 30 years. Not wanting to retire quietly, he started a software company in 2009, specializing in web applications for safety managers in the USA and Canada. Ron has served as director/treasurer of 3 different non-profit boards in the Vancouver Scandinavian community. He is active in the sport of floorball, running a league in North Vancouver as well as serving on the boards of the national and international organizations. Ron has been an active Ambassador of the North Vancouver Chamber, serving as the friendly face of the Chamber to new members as they orient themselves to the challenges of starting a business.
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.
John is a partner with Lakes, Whyte LLP, a law firm which is been part of North Vancouver since 1986. His legal practice is focused on civil litigation. He assists North Shore businesses and residents with problems ranging from contractual disputes and employment conflicts to personal injury claims and estate questions. John graduated from the University of Toronto Law School in 1991 and was called to the B.C. Bar in 1992. He is a former federal prosecutor and has developed a knack for finding effective and cost-efficient means of assisting his clients with their legal issues. John was raised in West Vancouver and is now raising his own family in North Vancouver. He has served as the president of the North Shore Multicultural Society, the North Vancouver-Lonsdale Liberal Riding Association, and the North Shore Bar Association. He participates in several North Vancouver community activities, largely connected with his children’s extracurricular pursuits, and is an enthusiastic amateur trombonist.