MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE LAKE COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Kimberley Kristiansen

Kimberley Kristiansen

Title: Manager of The Lake Country Chamber of Commerce

Contact: (250) 766 5670

Email: manager@lakecountrychamber.com

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Kirbey Lockhart

Title: Chamber of Commerce President

Contact: (250) 351-9292

Email: lockhartkirbey@gmail.com

First and foremost I am a family man. I married Heidi, my high school sweetheart, in Vernon BC in 1983 and we have four fantastic kids: Nathanael, Courtney, Morgan and Micah. Heidi grew up in Vernon, graduating from VSSS in 1980 while I grew up in Oyama and graduated from GESS in Winfield BC in 1981. We met while working at the Village Green Inn, for me it was love at first sight while Heidi needed some convincing... it's a great story.

After Heidi and I graduated from the two year theology program at Christ For the Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas TX in December, 1984, I went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern University in Waxahachie TX in 1988. Heidi and I were in full-time church work from 1985-2006, serving in two congregations, Trinity Church of Cedar Hill TX and Victory Church in Lethbridge AB. As a pastor, people often came to see me about financial issues. Hence, I have been helping people manage their money for years. Our years in pastoral ministry were rewarding, but after twenty years we were ready for a change. The movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, came out in the winter of 2006 and influenced my decision to become an Investment Advisor.

You have to be good with money and good with people is my favourite line from the movie and that line helped me connect the seemingly dissonant careers of gospel ministry and wealth management. I helped people spiritually, now I help people financially. (To see what my client-partners have to say about working with a former minister, feel free to go to the Client Testimonials tab on my home page.)

In addition to the rigorous, requisite training and studying to become an Investment Advisor, in late 2010 I earned the coveted Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation, allowing me to specialize in portfolios for high net worth individuals and institutions. Further, I have my life insurance licence which makes me a one-stop shop for most clients.

Somewhere during these frenetic and fabulous years of marriage, family, college and work, I took the time to write two self-published books plus made numerous humanitarian trips, including six to Africa and two to southeast Asia. My diminutive, Ukrainian Mother taught me there is no substitute for hard work and I endeavour to live by her credence.

People close to me describe me as well-travelled, well-read and well-spoken. In my free time I enjoy tennis, golfing, running, fishing, skiing, hockey, reading and spending time with family and friends. Simply put, I love life in the Okanagan valley!

Camae Thompson

Title: Owner of Trenchant OTC

Website: View My Website Here

Contact: (778) 480 3236

Email: camae.thompson@TrenchantOTC.com

I have developed a love for helping business people and a belief that by working together with other business leaders we can make a positive impact on our communities. I am a former active member of the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce, ultimately serving as President of the board for two years. I also volunteered to sit on the board of directors of the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation, which I found to be a gratifying and learning experience.

In 2012 we sold our business in Quesnel and I moved south to Lake Country, where my husband and I started a new company. We use a hands-on approach to help businesses with their planning, organization, communication, processes, systems and technology.

While volunteering on the board of the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce I look forward to developing and maintaining positive working relationships with this community’s leaders to make a positive difference for Lake Country residents and businesses.

Bret Bresciani

Title: Owner of Bodyz in Motion

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Bret moved to lake country with his wife Claire and dog Kala in 2011. Bret is an energetic entrepreneur who is always looking for new ideas and ventures to enhance the community. He is the owner of Bodyz in Motion, Lake Country’s Fitness center.

Bret is an active member of the community and has been involved with Lake Country Health planning as well as the Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the young Entrepreneur of the year award in 2013 and has been nominated for many others since. Bret and Claire love Lake Country and are excited to so raise their family here. They are expecting their first child July 20th 2015.

Steven Heiss

Title: Director of Gray Monk Estate Winery

Website: View My Website Here

Contact: (250) 766 - 3168

Email: StevenHeiss@graymonk.com

Steven Heiss is the youngest son of the Heiss family from Gray Monk Estate Winery; BC’s oldest family owned and operated Estate Winery. Born in Edmonton, the Heiss family moved to Lake Country in 1972 when Steven was 4 years old. Besides being an owner of the winery, he currently manages the Sales and Distribution of products throughout Canada. Over the past 21 years, he has worked in all areas of the operation including the vineyards, cellars and administration. With his help, Gray Monk has become the largest Estate Winery with an annual production of 85,000 cases (765,000 liters).

Prior to his work with Gray Monk Estate, Steven worked as a computer programmer and a professional musician. Steven is a graduate of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, BC and attended Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton, AB and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. He resides in Lake Country, BC with his wife Dawn (another George Elliot Secondary graduate) and they have two grown children. Besides being a Chamber board member, he is also a member of the Lake Country Tourism Development Commission and a director/player for the Lake Country Soccer Club.

Garth Donhauser

Title: Realtor - Sage Executive Group Real Estate - Part of the Grant Waidman Real Estate Group servicing the entire Okanangan Valley.

Website: View My Website Here

Mobile: 250 - 212 - 2838

Email: bcingyagarth@gmail.com

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Patrick Beckerton

Title: Director, Lake Country Taxi

Contact: (250) 766-4440

Location: 11811 Daniel Dr, Lake Country, BC V4V 1J3

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