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 .
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.
Retired from Quinte First Credit Union
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.
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 opened her dental hygiene business in the CANEX plaza and quickly founded the “Gift from the Heart” organization where her goal was to remove barriers to accessing oral healthcare for Quinte West residents. Now a registered charity, Bev has grown her organization to a National Event providing Free Dental Hygiene care across Canada and a fleet of Community Cruisers offering free oral health programs and free dental days for those struggling financially to stay healthy. Volunteering and giving back is what fuels Bev and keeps her reaching for the stars.
Trenval Business Development Corp
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2022. Eileen is the Business and Loans Advisor for Trenval Business Development Corporation assisting entrepreneurs throughout the Bay of Quinte and area. Eileen holds a professional designation as a Business Analyst augmented by University, Para-legal and trade acumen. Eileen’s entrepreneurial experience includes private corporation taxation, audit preparation and risk oversight and small business ownership within the Agribusiness from northern Alberta. Eileen’s experience also encompasses the arts as a volunteer and dance mom relocating here in 2006 from northern Alberta to support her daughters professional training at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. Leading Lenders, a national initiative supporting women entrepreneurs towards success will be featuring Eileen in 2022.
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. She is 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 the Marketing Manager of the Boathouse Seafood Restaurant. Kelly has lived in Quinte most of her life and enjoys being back in her hometown of Quinte West/Trenton.
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.
Enrichment Centre for Mental Health
Elected to the QWCC Board in 2022. Rosi is the Employment Services Administrator at the Enrichment Centre for Mental. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, she has over 20 years experience in retail and food services management. She owned her own food services business for two years, prior to moving back to the Quinte region 17 years ago. Since returning, she has enjoyed getting involved in the community through various volunteer positions with a number of agencies. These connections led to employment opportunities with Belleville Minor Hockey, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, and the Enrichment Centre. Rosi has been a member of the Quinte West Economic and Tourism Advisory Committee for the past 2 years and looks forward to gaining more knowledge about the Quinte West business community and how to best support Chamber members through her governance role.
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.