This is the team that sets the Business Lifestyle in motion for Sechelt.
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Theressa graduated with Distinction in the Marketing Management and Communications program at BCIT. She moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2008 to find community and connect with nature. She worked as the Sales & Marketing Manager at Northern Divine - Target Marine for many years and is very proud to see a local business such as Northern Divine become an internationally recognized brand. "I love where I live and want to see local businesses succeed as they are the backbone of our community."
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Erin joined Sunshine Coast Credit Union in 2012, relocating her family from the Lower Mainland where she held a career in commercial lending for the previous ten years. Erin obtained a bachelor’ s degree in Business Administration in 2011, and was designated an Accredited Business Lender by the Credit Union Institute of Canada in 2012. Active in the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce since arriving, Erin is passionate about working with and supporting her local business community.
"I have a strong belief and commitment to the Credit Union system, in addition to my desire to help businesses succeed – I enjoy working with our members to enrich lives here on the Coast."
Lucy Clark is the Job Developer at Open Door Group/WorkBC in Sechelt. Lucy has been with Open Door Group since 2013. As a job developer Lucy is always out in the community making contact with local employers and educating them on WorkBC and the programs available, such as Wage Subsidies, Job Grants and tailored services for employers. Working directly with job seekers and assisting them with finding employment opportunities on the Coast. Part of Lucy’s community connection is to attend Chamber meetings as the Open Door Group representative, and has spoken at Chamber events as well as other community events.
firmly believe in being an active participant in my community. A successful community involves everyone contributing in some way for the greater good of all. When my children were little, I was active with their sports, activities and schooling. Now that they are grown, I am able to provide my time to more “grown-up” ventures. I am proud to be a small business owner and want to help all local businesses by being part of the oldest local business support network. Being part of the Board has given me the ability to connect with businesses and owners that I would not have otherwise.
Sand Dollar Bookkeeping
After spending time on the coast her entire life, Alexis moved here permanently in 2006.
Alexis is passionate about small business on the coast. Upon founding Sand Dollar Bookkeeping in 2015, Alexis joined the chamber to better connect with the coast business community. In 2017, she joined the board as treasurer to expand this connection. Alexis’ work focuses on the empowerment and education of her clients when it comes to their books. As a director for the chamber, she is keen to extend this to all coast businesses to understand their needs and struggles and work to provide solutions to build local business.
Partner, TCG Chartered Professional Accountants
Lisa grew up on the Sunshine Coast and appreciates the active and easygoing lifestyle it has to offer. As a partner in a local public practice accounting firm Lisa enjoys helping her business clients and building enduring relationships with them. Lisa joined the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce in 2015 to further support local businesses and has enjoyed the networking opportunities it has presented.
A travel media journalist and broadcast host, former tourism marketing & communications executive, Cheryl MacKinnon, brings extensive business and community experience to the Sunshine Coast. She has led worldwide marketing initiatives as Opening Marketing Director for what is now known as Whistler Resort. Cheryl worked with Painted Boat Resort as well as hosts her own weekly radio show with CISL 650 in Vancouver. She is the co-chair of the Accommodation Advisory Committee and past Board member of Sunshine Coast Tourism, and serves the wider community of BC as the Chair of the 2017 Gala for the BC & Yukon division of Diabetes Canada (formerly known as Canadian Diabetes Association).
Gloria Collins Allcock
As a strata property manager, I work with dedicated owners who are willing to become strata council members. The most effective strata corporations are those which have an active council who work together, cooperate and share responsibilities. It is my clients who have inspired me to become involved in the community we all share.
Jessica currently serves as the Digital Marketing and Communications Principal at Catalyst Marketing, the Small Business Marketing agency she established in 2012. In that role, she has led online marketing programs in Web Design, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Pay per Click Advertising and Online Marketing Campaigns, Social Media Marketing Strategy and Online PR for B2B professional services companies. Currently, she manages all Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategy for her clientele.
Jessica has over 10 years’ client Digital Marketing experience in helping corporations and small businesses use the web to drive online visibility and generate leads that have resulted in new business online. She started, developed and sold a social network before social networking was a widespread term.
I made the permanent move to the Sunshine Coast in 2008 after spending my weekends and summers here as a getaway from the city where I was involved in commercial real estate. Now a partner at Trail Bay Source for Sports, quality of life, getting involved in my community and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings are my biggest priorities.
When I joined the chamber in 2015 I wanted to help support the responsible growth of business on the Sunshine Coast while still preserving the "small-town" charm that makes us so appealing to individuals and families looking to permanently relocated here, tourists, and of course our existing residents.
Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast is a unique and wonderful place and I feel privileged to call it my home.
James Covell is a the owner of Plethora Fine Foods in Sechelt. James studied Culinary Arts at VCC - Vancouver Community College working his craft at various restaurants throughout Vancouver. He decided to move to the coast and start his own business providing delectibles and local artisinal foods and thus opened the successful fine food shop on Cowrie. He joined the Chamber to pursue his vision of a vibrant downtown filled with eateries, experiences and entertainment.