Board of directors

The Campbell River Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Their profile information can be found below.

Chamber Executives

Corby Lamb - Board Chair
Capacity Forest Management

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.

Mike Boulet -Past Board Chair
CR Lawyers

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.

Chamber Directors

Debra Cunningham
Quay West

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.


Dale Henderson
Coastal Community Credit Union

Dale has worked in the Financial Services industry for 32 years.  In that time he has been located in many communities throughout Vancouver Island, BC and the Yukon.  His time working with Coastal Community Credit Union, a locally owned and operated Financial Institution has deepen his belief in the value of working closely with local business operators and their employees.   Dale has worked with local Chambers, Rotaries, Museums and in the school system, as well as Crime Stoppers and Habitat for Humanity.  Giving back to the community aligns closely with the vision of the organization he works for and the values that are important to him.  His present position as Regional Manager of Vancouver Island North, has him working at five different branches, including two in Campbell River, Quadra Island, Port Hardy and Port McNeill



Bev Herperger
Anchor Inn & Suites

Bev hails from Saskatchewan and began her career with the Government of Saskatchewan, as a Communications and Marketing Analyst for the Sask Crop Insurance Corporation.  Her position focused on speech writing, media liaison and correspondence advisor for the Minister of SCIC and the Premier of the province. Bev’s three passions, marketing, hospitality and construction merged, when she began constructing, staffing, and overseeing the management of 11 Western Budget Hotels throughout Alberta.  Bev then moved into management and became a hotel general manager for several successful independent hotels in Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Regina.  In addition, while president of her own property development company, Bev designed and built the largest multi-family subdivision outside of a major city in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. The lure of the west coast lifestyle and a new challenge at The Anchor Inn & Suites had Bev packing up once more to move to Campbell River in June of 2016. Bev is very excited to become a part of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Board to work in providing support to businesses in Campbell River.


Gina Forsyth

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
CR Mirror

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 Minato
Grieg Seafood 

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 as Member and Community Relations Coordinator for the BC Salmon Farmers Association.  In 2016 David   joined the Grieg Seafood team. David and his wife have raised four daughters in Campbell River.

Cheryl O'Connell
North Island College

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. 


Leona Perkins
Waypoint Insurance Services Inc

Leona is the Branch Manager of Waypoint Insurance Services INC, Dogwood Branch. Leona was born in Vancouver, BC, moved to Campbell River when she was five.  Life has taken Leona to New Brunswick, Baltimore MD, Dinslaken, Germany, Powell River, Regina, SK and back to the most beautiful place in the world Campbell River. Leona holds a honours certificate in the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker program by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. Leona is looking for opportunities to help show case Campbell River locally and to the World.  She is currently a Rotarian in the Campbell River Daybreak Club. In their recreation time, Leona and her husband Terry enjoy the easy access to nature by enjoying hiking, kayaking, camping and boating.  They have two adult children Natasha and Tyler.

Curtis Wilson
Campbell River Band

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.


Randall Heidt
North Island College

Randall Heidt is the Vice President Strategic Initiatives at North Island College. He is responsible for several areas at North Island College including: Applied Research, Marketing and Communications, Fundraising, Business Development, Community and College Relations and Government Relations. He believes with his background, along with my 20 plus years of media and communications experience, as well as past experience on several boards and community organizations, including vice-president, treasurer and director on the Prince George Chamber of Commerce as well as a current director on the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce will help him be an effective member of the board.


Julie Chenard

Julie is a trained accounting professional with over ten years' experience working with profit and not for profit organizations. Julie feels strongly that each individual has a personal obligation to give back to the community. To do her part, Julie has volunteered as the treasurer for the Immigrant Welcome Society, the Campbell River Marine Rescue Society and the North Island Royals Bantam AAA until three years ago when she took a step back to focus on raising her young family. Julie believes that now is the time to once again do her part volunteering in the community she loves so much.

Terry Storey
Iris, The Visual Group

Terry Storey has been proud to call Campbell River home since 1986. Today, as it was back in 1986 Terry's professional connection to Campbell River is through IRIS the Visual Group. Terry’s roles have included that of Optician, Contact lens technician, and Managing Partner. Throughout her time with IRIS she has served on the national marketing committee, operated as part of the training team as well as directed a fast paced Ophthalmic and Laser refractive clinic. Her affiliation with Canada's largest eye care provider has afforded the opportunity to travel, enjoy a shared passion for the industry and provided her generous personal growth.

 Craig Willett
Bailey Western Star Trucks Inc
Craig is the president and general manager of Bailey Western Star Trucks Inc, a full service truck dealer that has operated in Campbell River for the past 40 Years. Craig and his wife Tina, moved back to Campbell River to start the succession plans of the Bailey family business. Both of their children were born and raised in Campbell River and have now moved on to post-secondary schooling.Both Craig and Tina are very active in the community and are on or have been and are still on many boards and volunteer significant hours in the community. We have been the past recipient in 2014 & 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, and 2015 & 2016 Vancouver Island Truck/Automotive Dealer of the Year. We proudly support Campbell River Hospital Foundation, Campbell River Community Foundation, CR Hospice Society, CR Special Olympics and Camryn's Cause. I believe that we all need to contribute to make the community a success for all and nothing is too small. 

 
 
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