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Meet the Board of Directors

  • Meghan Walker, President

    Meghan Walker, President

    Meghan Walker has been a REALTOR® since 2014. Real estate is one of Meghan’s passions, as is building relationships and it shines through every interaction with her clients. It was the opportunity to do something she loved while establishing long-lasting relationships that drew her from her previous career in hospitality and tourism management. Her commitment to clients and love for the area have made her one of the top producing agents in the business. ​ During her term as a Chamber Director Meghan’s Real Estate knowledge and her Tourism experience were valuable resources for the Events and Policy Committee.
  • Brian McLean, President Elect

    Brian McLean, President Elect

    Brian McLean worked for 25 years in the food manufacturing industry in South Africa and relocated with his family 6 years ago. Brian is with Core Insurance Solutions. Being a lifetime buyer of the commodity he is now on the other side of the desk! His passion in business leans towards entrepreneurship and he hopes he can provide some mentorship to those new to business and perhaps bring fresh ideas to the Board. ​

  • Charmaine Smith, Vice President

    Charmaine Smith, Vice President

    Charmaine Smith is the Regional Manager, Business Lending, First Credit Union and is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Inclusion Parksville Society. She and her family settled in Qualium Beach 15 years ago after moving from Victoria. Charmaine enjoys Crossfit, gardening, beekeeping, and anything that keeps her outdoors! She likes to get involved in the community and to help where she can.
  • Arayna Tisdelle, Treasurer

    Arayna Tisdelle, Treasurer

    Arayna has over 20 years of bookkeeping and office management experience. She attended Malaspina University College in Nanaimo, and earned an Office Administration Certificate. She was born in Ontario, and moved to British Columbia with her family when she was 6 years old, living on Vancouver Island for a majority of her childhood. Arayna is a mother of 2 children, and enjoys running, hot coffees, and good books.
  • Tyler Cody, Director

    Tyler Cody, Director

    Tyler Cody grew up in Parksville and graduated from Ballenas. He completed 4 years of non-profit work with Youth and international missions with YWAM. Shortly after his return, he married his wife Melissa and they now have three sons that keep them busy. They settled in Parksville as a family and Tyler completed his Electrical Apprenticeship in 2008 and started Osprey Electric in 2012 with his business partner and one staff member. Since then, Osprey Electric has grown to employ over 50 staff and have become a reputable contractor within the construction industry. In 2018, Tyler completed the LEAN Greenbelt certification and was awarded the top 20 under 40 business leaders on Vancouver Island. Tyler enjoys real BBQ, music, squash, skiing, wilderness camping with his family, and recently recorded his first self written EP.
  • Vicki deHaan, Director

    Vicki deHaan, Director

    Revenue Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre.
  • Jeff Frankford, Director

    Jeff Frankford, Director

    Jeff Frankford was raised in Port Alberni and with his family located to Parksville in 1972. He’s lived in the Parksville area for most of his life and for the last 20 years has lived in Nanoose Bay with his family. He and his wife Tami own Island Cleaning Supplies and their son in-law Todd Burnham manages the company with them. They each play a part, making it a real family business. Jeff holds an electrical ticket with the BC Safety Authority for low energy and is a licensed and bonded contractor. He is currently the VP of The Rotary Club of QB.
  • Joseph Ghetler, Director

    Joseph Ghetler, Director

    Area Sales Training Manager at WM.
  • Peter Jory, Director

    Peter Jory, Director

    Peter Jory has recently joined SD69 as Superintendent of Schools from School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap), and has previously worked in the Cowichan Valley, Sea to Sky, Prince Rupert and Fraser-Cascade, as a principal, vice principal, senior staff member and superintendent. Peter grew up on the Island and was a principal in Duncan for five years. He and his spouse have significant history there.
  • Cassie Long, Director

    Cassie Long, Director

    Cassie Long moved to Parksville in 2015 from Whistler. Her family chose Parksville because it provided them with the right job opportunities, and they were ready for beach life after having been on the mountain for so long. Cassie works with Bayview Strata Services and has experience with communications, property management, hospitality management, marketing, social media and sales. She is passionate about real estate and sustainable development. She enjoys music, festivals, travel, family time, and community involvement. She’s always interested in connecting with others and exchanging ideas!

  • Karim Mohammadi, Director

    Karim Mohammadi, Director

    Dual General Manager at the Coast Parksville Hotel and Paradise Seashell Motel, Karim is also on the Board of Directors at Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association.
  • Amir Tabatabaei

    Amir Tabatabaei

    Account Executive, Radio and Digital at Pattison Media Ltd
  • Jean Maltesen, Past President

    Jean Maltesen, Past President

    Jeannie Maltesen moved to Parksville in 1993, and has lived in Errington since 1998. Jeannie holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Education, and completed her Doctorate in Education in 2020. She has been employed by VIU since 1993 and currently holds the position of Associate VP of Marketing and Communications. As a representative for Vancouver Island University, a local resident of the Oceanside community, a parent of two high school age children, and a spouse of a local business owner, Jeannie has a vested interest in the Chamber and the economic development of this community. She brings a valuable perspective to the Chamber that encompasses a broad scope of stakeholder interests; one that supports the development of a vision and implementation of an actionable plan that will achieve long-term sustainability of a healthy, thriving Oceanside region.

The Board of Directors is elected annually and determine policies and programs. The staff employed by the board is responsible for organizing and executing the Chamber of Commerce's programs and promoting policies. The committees consisting of members of the Chamber of Commerce are committed to achieving the goals within the strategic plan. As the #1 business association in the community, we are the voice of business through our collective association. 

 

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