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.
Quinte First Credit Union
P: 613-966-4111 ex 229
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2016. Carrie is a CPA, CGA and is the President and CEO of Quinte First Credit Union. Carrie has been with Quinte First for 14 years. As the CEO of the only locally owned financial institution in the Quinte area, Carrie understands the importance of local businesses and the opportunities that the Chamber presents to our community and local businesses. Prior to Quinte First, Carrie spent 7 years with Wilkinson and Company LLP. Carrie was born and raised in Belleville and is a graduate of Loyalist College.
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2017. Carol has been in the Insurance business for 29 years in total. She has been with McDougall Insurance for 15 years and currently works out of the Trenton office. Her Industry designations include: Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) & Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB). She is happy to assist clients with their personal, commercial and life insurance needs. Carol volunteers as Treasurer for the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsoring Committee for 608 Squadron and is very happy to continue to be a part of the best Chamber of Commerce Ever!!
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.
Trenval Business Development Corp
P: 613-961-7999 ex 225
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2016. Amber Darling, Executive Director, Trenval Business Development Corporation, provides assistance and financing to new start-up and existing businesses in the Quinte area. Amber is a leader in the Community Futures (CF) Program, having received the first in Canada, CF Leadership Institute Professional Designation for Business Analyst. Amber is an APEC Certified Business Counsellor and has experience with small business ownership. Amber is a graduate of Loyalist College with multiple diplomas and has completed many certifications in business and commercial lending.
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.
Bev is currently working for Public Health in Belleville as part of the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program and ways to keep Quinte West residents healthy.
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 .
Motel 6 Trenton/10 Fitness
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2020.
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2019 and previously served in 2014 & 2015. Kristina grew up in the Quinte area and realized her passion for business at a young age. With a keen sense for marketing, she chose to study Advertising at Loyalist College, graduating with the program’s top honor as well as awards in presentations and strategic planning. She has focused her career on roles related to marketing, strategic development, business management, and customer engagement. She loves helping entrepreneurs and small business succeed and is currently working with Scotiabank as a Small Business Advisor. She enjoys helping businesses reach their goals through advice, banking/investment strategies, and small business tools/resources. She is passionate about volunteering, and currently work with the Rotary Club of Trenton, the Quinte Young Professionals and other organizations involved with entrepreneurship, healthcare, and community development.
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.
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 has been a member of the Trenton Kiwanis Club for the last three years, chairing the Quinte West Christmas float in 2017. Currently he is the president elect, chairing the 2019 Walleye World Fishing Derby and a Kiwanis representative for the Bay of Quinte Home Show. 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.
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.