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Staff Bios

Amir Tabatabaei - Executive Director

Amir is an entrepreneurial business professional with a demonstrated history of working at regional, national and international levels across a number of industries. With an excess of 22 years of positive and successful business experiences to call upon, always building long term mutually beneficial relationships. Amir works Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Email Amir.

Lynda Schneider - Bookkeeper, Graphic Design 

Lynda Schneider has been the Chamber's bookkeeper since 2009, is a certified Visitor Counsellor, and has explored the Island extensively. She is always ready to share those off-the-beaten-path areas with visitors. For four seasons, Lynda was the Summer by the Sea Street Market Coordinator and helped to build the market up to being one of the largest street markets on Vancouver Island. She can also be seen helping to coordinate our Canada Day Celebrations. Lynda enjoys graphic design, art and photography. Lynda works Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm. Email Lynda.

Linda Tchorz - Chamber Administration & Visitor Centre Manager

Linda is the most familiar face at the Chamber with over 30 years experience....give or take. Linda started as a volunteer assisting with the Fantasy Auction. She is a certified Visitor Counsellor and she trains the staff, volunteers and summer students that come through the Chamber. Linda grew up in the area and easily shares her knowledge of the local community with staff and visitors alike. Linda manages the Visitor Centre operation, Chamber Administration and website. She can be reached at the Chamber office Tuesday through Thursday 9 am-5pm. Email Linda.

Suzie Ghetler - Marketing, Sales & Community Relations

Suzie has worked in the Hospitality industry for most of her varied career path, embracing customer service, travel and tourism, food and beverage, hotel, housekeeping and retail among others. As a business owner for many years, she is often immersed in all aspects of the business, ranging from front line to back of house operations, wearing many hats. She is passionate about bringing ideas to life and opening doors to new opportunities for herself and others. She is honoured and excited to be part of the team at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. Suzie works Monday to Friday 9 am-5pm. Email Suzie



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