The Campbell River Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Corby Lamb - Board Chair
Corby Lamb is the president and owner of Capacity Forest Management Ltd., a local firm specializing in full phase forest licence management for First Nations throughout the province. Corby was born and raised in Campbell River and has spent his life working in all aspects of the BC Forest Industry. Corby sits on several boards as an advisor on First Nations. Corby is also a Director of the Campbell River Salmon Foundation. Capacity is an active contributor to the local economy referring many of our clients to local reputable firms within the Forest Industry and providing cash and resource donations to local charitable organizations including the Campbell River Salmon Foundation, The Campbell River Food Bank, and multiple children’s sports teams. Corby is looking forward to bringing his vast business management experience to the Chamber team.
Capacity Forest Management
Mike Boulet -Past Board Chair
Having grown up here, Mike returned to Campbell River from the lower mainland in the summer of 2010, bringing with him his wife Jennifer and their three young children. As a lawyer with Shook Wickham Bishop & Field, Mike practices primarily in the areas of Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He is a member of the Discovery Chapter of Business Networking International and volunteers with the local Pro Bono Legal Clinic. Mike is looking forward to working with other board members towards growing and strengthening our business community and the community at large.
Kim Jarvis - 2nd Vice Board Chair
Kim Jarvis moved to Campbell River in 2003, opened a successful retail venture, Shadoe Intimates Inc. and has since built strong community ties through her involvement with various organizations. Kim was invited to act as Director on the Chamber of Commerce Board two years ago. She is currently the President of the Business and Professional Women’s Network and has held the position of Secretary/Treasurer on the Campbell River Loss Prevention Association for nine years. “Kim is everything that is great about an entrepreneur. Passionate, engaged with her customers, always learning and sharing new things and always, ALWAYS, networking. Kim is supported by her husband Mike and lives vicariously through her four adventurous children."
Shadoe Intimates Inc.
Debra is the General Manager of Quay West Kitchen & Catering. Debra likes fishing and travelling. Debra was born in Vancouver, BC and attended college at Malaspina in Nanaimo and studied Hotel Restaurant Management. Debra worked for Salmon Point Restaurant and Bar from 1988 to 2010. In 2011 she joined the partnership team that built the company in the area of casual dining and built Oyster River Liquor Store in 2005. She created the catering department for Salmon Point and worked on building a successful business. Debra grew Quay West from a small business to an intermediate sized business in 24 months and received the Chamber of Commerce Intermediate Business of the Year award in 2013. Quay West also won the Food Service Business of the Year for Vancouver Island in 2013 at the Business Excellence Awards. She is currently a Rotarian in the Campbell River Noon Club.
Keith is the Small Business Advisor for the Scotiabank in Campbell River. He graduated with a BBA from Bishop’s University (located in Eastern Townships). He currently has his securities licence and is working towards his Certified Financial Planner designation. Keith, and his wife Tricia of 19 years, moved to Campbell River 5 years ago. Keith is a past President of BNI (local business networking group) and regularly presents on business topics at various workshops in Campbell River. Keith is looking forward to supporting business retention and growth in Campbell River.
Gary Forsgren is the General Manager of the lovely Berwick Retirement Community on the waterfront in Campbell River. Gary brings the new Berwick by the Sea a wealth of experience, having managed retirement communities in Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. Prior to working with Berwick Retirement Gary had a varied career as Regional Manager for Xerox Canada, General Manager of Commercial Communications and twenty plus years as the Managing Partner of a consulting business, leading projects around North America and Europe. Gary brings a range of experience in Board of Directors work, as a past Director on the national CTCA, President of the Canadian Mental Health, Director of the Vancouver Volunteer Centre, Director of the Vancouver Information and Crisis centre and Training Director for the United Way. In their recreation time, Gary and his realtor wife Carol Anne Forsgren enjoy the easy access to world class marine camping with their kayaks as well as hiking the many nature trails.
Gina has been a proud resident of Campbell River for 23 years. She has owned her own micro writing and research business and been a Chamber member for seven years. She holds a Certificate in Journalism from Kwantlen College. She has Board experience within health-care and social service sectors and an extensive network in both the business and non-profit sectors. In addition, Gina has 20+ years of local volunteer experience and is a regular and enthusiastic user of social media. She is a keen bookworm, gardener. She is also a stamp collector and enjoys camping with her husband Rick.
Dave Hamilton grew up in a military family, lived in Europe, BC and Ontario. He attended Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo and completed his Bachelor Degree in marketing. Hamilton has been working for Black Press since 2007. In 2013, Hamilton moved back to the Island to assume the role of Publisher of the Campbell River Mirror, North Island Gazette and the North Island Midweek. Prior to working in the newspaper industry, Hamilton spent five years as a Business Resource Manager in economic development. Hamilton has extensive board experience with serving six years on the Provincial Board of Director of the BCSPCA. Hamilton has also served on other boards including Elk Valley Economic Development Committee, Sparwood Futures Society, Sparwood Coal Miner Association and others. Hamilton has also been elected to three Chamber boards including Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Elkford Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Chamber of Commerce where he took various leadership roles including Vice Chair of the Golden Chamber of Commerce and served as Governance Review Committee Chair for all three of these Chamber Boards.
David was born and raised in Coquitlam, where he attended Centennial High School and received a degree from Simon Fraser University. Upon graduation from the Fisheries and Aquaculture program and Malaspina College, he moved to Campbell River in 1987 and began a career in aquaculture.
Campbell River Pet Centre became his next stop as the owner operator for 16 years. In 2010, David returned to aquaculture in his current position as Member and Community Relations Coordinator for the BC Salmon Farmers Association.
David and his wife have raised four daughters in Campbell River.
BC Salmon Farmers Association
Cheryl has over 20 years in post-secondary education and community development, she proactively supports community organizations invested in diversifying regional economies, fostering entrepreneurship, advancing new and emerging technologies, while contributing to the social and cultural considerations of the region.
Her career has included the following portfolios: Dean, School of Continuing Education and Training and North Island College, Administrative Manager with Continuing Studies at Vancouver Island University, Executive Director Upper Skeena Development Centre, Program Manager and Employment Counsellor with Northwest Community College, Coordinator, Training & Development Canada (Federal Government), Administrator With Yukon College, in addition to multiple Directorships with community organizations, economic development, cultural societies and technology based societies.
North Island College
Dustin Raleigh is a proud 18 year Campbell River resident. He helps thousands of Canadian families enjoy the best rental experience possible by helping provide superior rental units across the county.
Dustin enjoys building and managing properties. By the time he was 30 years old he had successfully built over twenty houses in Campbell River with the company (Distinguished Homes) him and his wife (Amanda Raleigh) built together.
Six years ago Dustin was asked to come work with his wife’s family company’s Seymour Pacific Developments and Broadstreet Properties as a site supervisor for a sixty eight unit housing project on Evergreen road. When that project was complete he took a position in their head office as a Quality Control Manager. Soon after Dustin became a Director and then a member of the Executive Family Board.
Dustin is a member of the Young Professionals of Campbell River and keeps his finger on the pulse of his community by assisting his wife Amanda on the many boards she is a part of. He has also been fortunate enough to be a vote on all philanthropy decisions Seymour Pacific Developments is a part of in Campbell River.
Being a part of all these amazing opportunities has created an enormous place in Dustin’s heart for this community and he welcomes any opportunity to help better it.
Curtis was born, raised and currently lives in Campbell River with his wife-Dayle, daughter-Nalu and son-Gideon. He currently works for the Nanwakolas Council as a Referrals Officer since it was incorporated in February 2007. There he helps to facilitate dialogue between First Nations and proponents and statutory decision makers regarding resource development applications submitted to the province of BC. He is also serving his 3rd term as an Elected Councillor for the Campbell River Band (Wei Wai Kum Nation). He was first elected on to Council in February 2007 and has been working and doing his best to represent the community ever since. He currently works with the following portfolios: Education, Youth and Culture, Forestry, Eco-Tourism and Taxation. He has been very honored and privileged to be entrusted with the responsibilities that come with being an Elected Council for the Campbell River Band.
Also during his spare time he likes to dabble in artwork. Curtis is an avid artist and is continually looking to expand his horizons as a first Nations Artist. He has been carving and creating art for roughly 10 years and enjoys the escape it gives him when he creates pieces. Curtis feels blessed to have such experience and talented artists within his family, which gives him first hand teachings to expand his abilities.
Campbell River Band