Our Board of Directors
Ed Pednaud – Executive Director
My goal is to continue to grow the Sechelt Chamber Membership while solidifying our profile as the number one resource for members to turn to for advocacy and support on the Coast during these unsettled times.
Ed’s Business & Background:
Ed has worked within the BC Credit Union system for over 30 years and now translates that experience and knowledge into a new venture as a Mortgage Broker with Highpoint Capital Solutions.
He has become well known in the community as a professional who contributes time and energy to the positive growth of Sechelt. Ed and his family have lived in Sechelt for the past 6 years.
Albert Trinh – Director
Albert has a strong passion for all things tech and business. He joined the Chamber to support local businesses and to advocate in making the Sunshine Coast more attractive to entrepreneurs, professionals, new businesses and investors alike.
Albert’s Business & Background:
Tuor Networks, Executive Vice President
Albert is an innovative business leader in the IT industry with extensive knowledge of modern technology. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Tuor Networks, an IT firm that specializes in information security, cloud platforms and providing outsourced managed IT services to businesses of all sizes across Canada.
Albert and his company have fully embraced the remote work culture, shuttering its corporate head office and leveraging technology to collaborate and joining a national shared workplace network. This enabled Tuor, itself a small business, to expand across all provinces in Canada, and to gain access to a pool of talent outside traditional urban centres.
Albert and his wife Suzy Lee, a Global Marketing Leader who also works remotely for a Swiss IT company, fell in love with the Sunshine Coast and moved to Sechelt from Toronto in the summer of 2018. Since then, they have started to actively support the local community and its development.
Laurie Reid – Director
Laurie escaped the big city of Vancouver in 1991 to start a family and a small business. 30 years later, her 2 sons are grown, and her kayak rental and tour business continues to grow and thrive on the spectacular Sunshine Coast.
With previous careers in IT and Real Estate, working on the beach and in the welcoming business of Tourism is her happy place. Making sure Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast continue to grow and be a welcoming business environment is the motivation behind volunteering for the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce.