The Campbell River Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Mike Boulet -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.
Corby Lamb - Vice 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
Cathy Voth - Secretary/Treasurer
Cathy Voth is a Certified Management Accountant and Senior Manager at MNP. She and her husband, Jim, and their two children moved to Campbell River in 2003. She is a director of the Daybreak Rotary Club and a member of the Discovery Chapter of Business Networking International.
Cathy has held the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce for the last two years and she is a member of the Chamber Advocacy Committee where her organizational skills and her ability to communicate with people assist in understanding the issues facing our business community and in further developing the advocacy role of the Chamber. With a Business Advisory focus on owner-manager businesses, she brings a keen interest in developing a community that values and encourages business growth.
Meyers Norris Penny LLP
Gary Thulin - Past Board Chair
Gary was born and raised in Campbell River and is the third generation Owner/General Manager of the family business, Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre along with his daughter Allison Kilby. He is married to Darnell and they have two grown daughters both of whom are married, Allison who is part of the family business and Theresa who is a Teaching Nurse in Alberta.
Gary has been on the Chamber Board for eleven years and most recently holds the position of President. He has also served with many other community groups in a variety of roles and positions over the years as well as being a current member of the Noon Rotary Club of Campbell River and Chair of a Performance Group of Home Hardware dealers from BC and Alberta.
Pioneer Home Hardware
Dave Bazowski assists organization in both the private and public sectors in all facets of human resources and business development. A Key area of specialization is facilitation with a diversity of stakeholders, including private sector businesses, labour unions, First Nations and government.
Dave moved into progressively more senior leadership roles in business development, human resources, and general management for resource companies, particularly in mining in British Columbia and the Yukon.
As part of Dave’s current consulting pursuits, he serves as Chair to the BC Mineral Exploration and Mining Sector HR Task Force which is currently in the process of implementing its province wide HR Strategy Plan.
Dave and his family reside in Campbell River for the past 15 years where he is an active member of the community having served with the Campbell River Community Foundation, Campbell River Chamber of Commerce previously, and is currently a member of the Daybreak Rotary 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.
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.
Andy is married with two children, he and Noreen have lived in Campbell River for over 18 years. Andy currently works at Canaccord Capital as the Vice President, Life and Estate Planning Division for the Campbell River, Nanaimo and Whitehorse branches.
Andy is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, BNI and currently sits on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and the Campbell River Hospice Society and sits on the executive of the Kinsmen Club of Campbell River. His hobbies include travel, golf, reading and fishing.
Mackie Research Capital Corporation
Dr. Jan Lindsay
Dr. Jan Lindsay has a broad range of experience within the BC post secondary system having worked in both urban and rural college settings. Jan began her career as a faculty member teaching first at Langara College and then for many years at Selkirk College, prior to moving into college administration.
In September 2001, Jan returned to the lower mainland to take on the position of Dean of Child Family and Community Studies at Douglas College and subsequently moved in the role of Vice President of Education at Douglas. As Vice President of Education, Jan guided the college through the transition to becoming a degree-granting college offering nine degree programs and through a significant period of program development that produced programs and through a significant period of program development that produced twenty-five new credential programs (certificates, diplomas, degrees and post-degree diplomas) in a five-year period. In September 2009, Jan moved to North Island College to assume the position of President & CEO.
Jan holds Master’s degrees in both Kinesiology and Education. She holds a Doctorate in Organization Psychology.
North Island College
Theresa Marson is the general manager of the Royal Coachman where she has worked since 1979. Theresa grew up in Vancouver and attended UBC. She started out her career as a grade four teacher, but after two years she got restless and moved to the Yukon where she embarked on her next career as a bartender. In 1975 Theresa moved to Campbell River and worked for four years at the Discovery Inn before moving to The Royal Coachman. Theresa is married to Neil, her husband of 20 years. Her son, Sheldon is a Vancouver firefighter, married to Isabelle who has a home staging company called Flow Home Staging. They have a daughter, Sharlie who will be three in June. Theresa has been a member of the Daybreak Rotary Club for eight years and has been on the Chamber Board for two years.
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
Pierre is the publisher of the Courier-Islander newspaper. He and his wife Kerry moved to Campbell River in November 2012 to enjoy the beauty and outdoor life of the North Island. He has been with the parent company of the Courtier-Islander since 2004, mainly in the positions of group and regional publisher. Prior to arriving in Campbell River, Pierre was on the boards of Special Olympics, a Jr. B hockey team, Relay for Life, Canada Day celebrations, and the Chamber of Commerce Awards Committee. His hobbies include: hiking with his wife and their dog, Kodi, golfing, reading, running and travelling.
Dr. Pamela Posein
Dr. Pamela Posein (pronounced “Pozine”), or “Dr. Pam” as she prefers to be called, grew up on a small farm near Barread, Alberta. She was introduced to chiropractic care when she suffered a painful hip injury while competing in the sport of Modern Pentathon which includes the disciplines of running, swimming, pistol shooting, fencing and equestrian show jumping. Her chiropractic treatments were so successful that she was inspired to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Pam has an elite sports background being Canadian Champion in the sport of Modern Pentathon, representing Canada at the World Championships in this sport for several years. She was Nation Silver and Bronze medallist in the Track and Field for the middle distance of 600 metres. She has also earned her “A” level in the sport of Women’s Epee Fencing and a national level medallist in Pistol shooting.
Dr. Pam completed her bachelor’s degreewith distinction at the University of Albert in Edmonton, Alberta. She specialized in the Area of Active Living, Health and wllbeing. Following this she completed her doctor of chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a certificate from Parker University for Animal Chiropractic.
Dr. Pam blends hands on treatment with cold laser, micro-current and exercise therapy. Dr. Pam believes in tailoring treatment to each patient. Hers is a holistic approach that not only looks at specific conditions, but addresses the lifestyle of each unique individual.
River City Therapeutic Centre
The Chamber Board of Directors for 2013/2014. From top left: Dave Bazowski, Theresa Mareson, Pierre Pelletier, Keith Davidson, Mike Boulet, Gary Thulin. From bottom left: Cathy Voth, Andy Leitch, Dr. Jan Lindsay, David Minato and Kim Jarvis. Missing from photo Corby Lamb and Dr. Pamela Posein.
Mayor Walter JakewayCouncil LiaisonDistrict of Campbell River
Mayor Walter Jakeway
District of Campbell River