Elected to the QWCC Board in 2016. Carrie is a CPA, CGA and recently retired from Quinte First Credit Union. Before retirement, Carrie was the President & CEO of Quinte First for 6 years and with Quinte First for a total of 14 years. Prior to Quinte First, Carrie spent 7 years with Wilkinson and Company LLP. Working her entire career for locally owned businesses, Carrie understands the importance of local businesses and the opportunities that the Chamber presents to our community and local businesses. Carrie was born and raised in Belleville and is a graduate of Loyalist College.
Elected to the Board in 2019 and previously served from 2015 & 2016. Rick is a 24 year veteran of the Canadian military and currently multiple franchise owner of PropertyGuys.com. Along with his wife Donna, and their children Taylor & Logan, they have called Quinte West home for 25 years now since first arriving in 1993. He is a passionate family and business community leader and member, and enjoys representing all businesses in Quinte in matters that affect our business community and our quality of life in Quinte.
Whitley Insurance & Financial Services
Elected to the QWCC in 2019. Matthew is a Commercial Account Executive at Whitley Insurance & Financial Services. Along with his wife Youra, and their two children Jackson & Avery they have been active residents of Quinte West for the past four years. He is a member of the Trenton Kiwanis Club and is active on many of their committees & events. He joined the board as he felt it was important to be a part of the decisions that affect the community in which he lives and felt that he could be an integral part of the Chamber and help guide the business community with constructive feedback and new ideas.
Parsons Cafe & Catering
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2019. Brent was born in Scarborough and lived there for 20 years. He attended George Brown for Culinary management and started at the CN Tower. From there he was hooked, and worked in various roles around the world for Marriott Hotels & Resorts. He worked from smaller hotels to 5 star hotels, including the JW Marriott in Muskoka. After working in hotels & restaurants for 15 years, he decided to move into IT for Oracle and was the lead on Four Seasons, Fairmont & Marriott Hotels. He moved to Trenton in 2018 with his wife Jen, twin boys and their dogs and haven't looked back. They opened Parsons Cafe & Catering in April of 2018 .
Trenton Cold Storage
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2016. Lori has been at Trenton Cold Storage since 2008 and since 2016 the Vice-President, Finance . Prior to that, she worked in construction, manufacturing and apparel distribution. Lori has a Business Administration Diploma from Durham College, a Commerce Degree from Laurentian University and is a CPA, CGA. Lori sat on several community boards in the Cobourg area before she moved to the Quinte area, and she continues to be very involved in several animal rescue organizations.
Gift from the Heart
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2020. Bev has been providing preventative oral health care since relocated to Quinte West in 1995. Bev’s husband has been serving with the Military for over 40 years and though they have move to various locations Bev’s focus has been removing barriers to oral health care to the residents of Quinte West. Bev’s opened her dental hygiene business in the CANEX plaza and quickly founded the “Gift from the Heart” organization. Now a registered charity, Bev has grown her organization to a National Event providing Free Dental Hygiene care across Canada. Volunteering and giving back is what fuels Bev and keeps her reaching for the stars.
Total Sports Quinte
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2021, previously served in 2018 & 2019. Kelly is a marketing executive and graphics designer, specializing in the sports and hospitality sectors since 2002. Her background in IT includes being an award-winning creator of software for several large companies and has been an entrepreneur since the age of twenty-four. Kelly launched Bay of Quinte Total Sports magazine in 2017 and in 2020 merged with Dukes Sports and Entertainment to create a new company called Total Sports Integrated Media. Kelly is also the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Wellington Dukes Junior A Hockey Club and has been Marketing Manager of the Boathouse Seafood Restaurant since they opened 20 years ago. Kelly has lived in Quinte most of her life and enjoys being back in her hometown of Quinte West/Trenton.
Motel 6 Trenton/10 Fitness
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2020. Kenny has been a proud member of the Quinte West community since 2018 when he moved here with his wife and two children. He has over a decade and a half of experience in the hospitality industry and is the owner/operator of Motel 6 and 10 Fitness. Kenny enjoys golfing, dancing, cooking when he's not engaged in a thoughtful discussion on a variety of topics impacting businesses and isn't shy about vocalizing his opinions. A true entrepreneur, he enjoys both the opportunities and challenges that accompany that life.
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2020. Lisa McMurter is the Communications & Outreach Coordinator for Hospice Quinte. Formally trained in Advertising, she has over twelve years of experience as a marketing and communications professional. Lisa grew up in Bowmanville and has been living in Belleville since 2006, when she arrived to attend Loyalist College. This is Lisa’s first experience as a Board Director, and she has recently become a Member of the Advisory Council for Loyalist College’s Advertising and Marketing Communications program. Lisa has a passion for non-profits and enriching our community. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Lisa in the gym, thrift shopping or planning her next adventure with her husband Ryan.
Trinity Fire & Security
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2021. A recent import to Trenton, Shawn is currently working, and has been for the past five years, at Trinity Fire and Security as their Operations Manager. With his Post-Graduate Masters in Anthropology and Sociology, Shawn hopes to bring that training and education to the chamber to help the local business community. This being his first time as a director on the board, Shawn is excited to experience the community and networking through the various committees and events provided by the chamber and hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the board of directors.
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2021. Tammatha Denyes is the driving force behind a number of practices that are growing and ever-evolving in Ontario Canada. Since the inception of the business in 2012, Tammatha and her team have focused on providing solid accounting and tax solutions to not only the local businesses in their area, but to other locations using the power of cloud technology and desktop solutions. Recently, you can find Tammatha spending much of her time giving back to both small business owners and accounting professionals by providing mentorship opportunities and online courses to encourage growth, adoption and adaptation to the world of cloud based accounting.
Wild Card Brewing Company
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2016. Zach grew up in Napanee but now lives in the Quinte area and works at Wild Card Brewing Company in Trenton. This is the first board of directors he has been part of and brings with him some fresh ideas and the business perspective of a younger professional. He attended Brock University and later Queen's University where he majored in History. His interests lie in Golf and Politics and follows US politics and both the Federal and Provincial Governments avidly. He also has a keen interest in the issues facing Ontario businesses and takes an active role on the Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee. He looks forward to learning more about how the organization is run and during his tenure on the board and wants to help to continually expand the chambers presence in the community.