Board of Directors
Past President: George Wodoslawsky
A.F.G. Waters & Associates
President: Greg Groen
Greg has been an insurance broker for about 6 years, starting with PC insurance in Windsor Ontario, and currently working with Huronia Insurance Group. Active in many community groups, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Huronia Symphony Orchestra, The City of Barrie Year-Round/Farmer’s Market Steering committee, Friends of Burl’s Creek, and other groups. Greg also writes, contributing to his own blog at Bandfan Universe as well as writing the column “Expressions” for North Simcoe Life Magazine.
Greg lives in Oro-Medonte with his partner Nicole, step-son Gabe, a Labrador Retriever named “Diamond”, and a storm-trooper named “Bob”.
Vice President: Sharon Rice
Last Call DD Service/Beauty FX Day Spa
Sharon is the owner of Beauty FX, located in Barrie for over 15 years. A professional personal pampering Day Spa.
Specializing in Nail Enhancements, Manicures, Pedicures & Air Brush Spray Tanning. She also offers Mobile Spa Services.
"I love what I do & do what I love!"
By night she owns and operates one of Barrie and Simcoe County's Designated Driving services,
Last Call DD Getting Your Car & You Home Safe
She is involved in community groups such as BPW Barrie and the Maycourt Club.
She is Mom too her four legged kids McGyver, Max & Molly and a few cats for good measure!
Treasurer: Catherine Bristow
Cat May CPA Professional Corporation
Cat has worked in CA firms since graduating from Laurentian University in Sudbury. In 2014, Cat received a Chartered Accountant designation and became a Licensed Public Accountant in 2016. She is the Sole proprietor of Cat May CPA Prof Corp. – a full service accounting firm that serves small business owners and non-profit organizations.She is currently taking on new personal tax clients.
Cat was born and raised in Orillia and now lives in Oro-Medonte. She spends winters snowboarding and the summers camping, playing softball & gardening. Her volunteer activities include serving on the Boards of the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club of Orillia Lake-Country, and participating in fundraising events.
Secretary: Kathryn Bowman
Kathryn is a Queen’s University graduate whose first career was in the teaching profession. Kathryn and her husband Randy own Bowmanbuilder Construction. Kathryn has a love for anything creative and home décor related, and has spent the most part of her career working in local home décor businesses.
Kathryn has always felt strongly about involvement in her community. She has volunteered with Guthrie Public School, Meals on Wheels, Oro Medonte Minor Baseball, and Trinity Church. She supports the Terry Fox Run and also the CIBC Run for the Cure. Bowmanbuilder has been happy to sponsor both local minor baseball and soccer teams over the years.
Kathryn was born and raised in Barrie. She and her husband Randy have raised their two sons in this great family area. In her spare time she enjoys music, reading, crafts, travel, yoga, supporting the local economy, and spending time with friends and family.
Adam R. Burton
The Burton Team of Investment Planning Counsel
Adam graduated from Humber College Business Management Financial Services Program in 2000. He spent two years with a major Canadian bank as a personal banker and then transitioned to the financial planning division of the Canadian Medical Association for two years as a client assistant/financial planner.
From 2005 to Fall 2014, Adam returned to his family’s property maintenance business. In this capacity, he learned the responsibility of managing all the duties of a mid-sized business.
Beginning in the Fall 2014, Adam transitioned back to financial planning with Investment Planning Counsel. Adam and his team are a group of professionals and financial advisors who are dedicated in helping Canadians live their financial dreams. Through Investment Planning Counsel, we can work as your personal “Financial Quarterback”.
Jon has been involved with the Oro-Medonte Chamber since 2014, volunteering his services for our Chamber 2014 Municipal Election Debates and various other events since then. He has been the production manager for audio vendors and artists at the weekly OK Friday Barn Fair, and the VIP section for WayHome and Boots and Hearts since 2015. He also ran the sound for the Charity Hockey Game after party at the HorsePower Grill in 2015 and 2016 and for Canadian recording artist Kira Isabella at the 2015 MusiCounts school recipient presentation at WR Best School in Oro-Medonte. Jon was also a judge for the 2018 Juno Awards in the Best Country Album category.
Born and raised in Barrie, Jon enjoys drumming, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family.
Valley Croft Event Centre
Kate is the newest Director on the Chamber Board. Born in Toronto and raised in England, Kate has been a Simcoe County resident for over 15 years, living in Barrie, Wasaga Beach, and for the last 5 years, Horseshoe Valley.
Kate is a graduate of the University of Guelph, and is a food safety and quality assurance specialist, with a 25 year career in the food industry.
Kate has recently taken her love for hosting and planning celebrations into an entrepreneurial adventure. Currently the proprietor of Valley Croft event centre, Kate, her partner Ash, and daughter, Emma live, work and play at their property in Horseshoe Valley.
Kate has been a committee member for Relay for Life, and is honoured to support Seasons Centre for Grieving Children.
Alta Vista Planning Partners Inc.
Dana is the President and CEO of Alta Vista Planning Partners Inc., a local company that provides consulting and planning services primarily for business owners. Alta Vista also provides exclusive access to the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan for members of nine Chambers of Commerce in the region. Throughout his career he has served on local, regional and national boards for a number of professional and charitable organizations.
Dana was born in Collingwood and has been married to his high-school sweetheart for 38 years. He has 3 married daughters and 3 grandchildren who are the other loves of his life.
Nancy is an independent Mortgage Agent with Mortgage Sense and works throughout Simcoe County and the surrounding areas. She has an extensive background in mortgages, real estate and property appraisals. Prior to joining Real Mortgage Associates, Nancy was a financial advisor/manager with National Bank and Meridian Credit Union for over 26 years. One of her greatest passions is helping people. Nancy provides personalized service and works closely with her clients to provide solid advice based on their specific needs and goals and build a plan with the right financial products.
Nancy was born and raised in Toronto and moved to the Barrie area in 1990. She has been a Member of the Oro-Medonte Chamber for 7 years thorough Meridian Credit and recently joined with Real Mortgage Associates. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening and listening to live music at local venues.
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