Staff Bios

Kim Burden - Executive Director

Kim Burden brings a strong business background to the Chamber. He spent 30 years owning and operating a variety of businesses. He has been a member of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce since 2002 and had seven years experience with the Chamber Board before moving over to the Executive Director’s position. Kim is very involved with the Oceanside Community and has served as a Board member with several local groups including The Oceanside Development & Construction Association, The Parksville & District Historical Society, Pacific Sport Vancouver Island, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, The Parksville Garden and Parkland Society, The Oceanside Generals, The Parksville Beachfest Society and The Rotary Club of Parksville. A passion for rugby sees him on the field Sundays with the Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club over forty side – The Yoos-to-Bees. Kim can be reached at the Chamber office 9-5 Monday through Friday.

Lynda Schneider - Bookkeeper

Lynda Schneider has been the Chamber's bookkeeper since 2009, is a certified Visitor Counsellor, and was the Summer by the Sea Street Market Coordinator for 2 seasons. Lynda is an accomplished graphic designer, whose past accomplishments include the Chamber's Wedding Guide and the Homes & Living Directory. She works Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Linda Tchorz - Member Services

Linda Tchorz has worked at the Chamber for over 20 years, starting as a volunteer for the Fantasy Auction. She is a certified Visitor Counsellor and manages Member Services, the Chamber website, Visitor Centre administration, social media and events. She can be reached at the Chamber office Tuesday through Thursday.

Lisa Wallace - Sales/Marketing and Visitor Services 

Lisa recently moved to B.C. from Nova Scotia, and is responsible for membership recruitment and retention, advertising sales related to Chamber projects and initiatives and Visitor Centre operations. 

Carolyn Mactier- Street Market Coordinator

Carolyn Mactier is our Summer by the Sea Street Market Coordinator.


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