Natalie Kelly, CPA, CA, Chartered Professional Accountant. Over the years, Natalie has become an invaluable resource for local business – going well beyond tax season. Natalie has, naturally, taken on Treasurer duties for the Chamber and has generously offered to assist with bookkeeping and accounting for the Chamber. With a keen interest in marketing and communications, Natalie will be an incredible spokesperson for the Chamber and our members.
Laura Wright, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. Laura is a passionate realtor and works incredibly hard for her clients and colleagues. Laura was asked to join the Board in an extremely busy time for her, summer buy/sell season in the Bow Valley was in full swing. Without hesitation, Laura agreed to help as a Member-At-Large. As a long time Bow Valley resident and business owner, we are very grateful for her energy. I know she and Kyler will be instrumental in our collective effort to drive members to over 300 members!
If you know Banff’s coffee scene, you know Kyler Brierley! Kyler and his wife Lauren have recently taken on ownership of Banff’s Good Earth Coffeehouse. They share a love for the mountains and this beautiful place we call the Bow Valley. Prior to this bustling business Kyler worked in the private sector for five years with the global organization, Molson Coors Brewing Company. This was preceded by studies at the University of Calgary and time living abroad in Spain. Always a 'people person’ Kyler’s unique blend of athlete, global and local business experience, living in Canmore but operating a business in Banff will aid the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce’s mission to provide a voice on local, provincial and federal issues while fostering support and connections within the business community. We welcome Kyler as a Member-At-Large.
Dr. Cheryl Cooper, a local Naturopathic Doctor/Director of Consensio Clinic. In addition to her practice, Cheryl is an in-demand Marriage Commissioner and finds time to give 100% to her role as Chamber Board member. Cheryl has spent an incredible amount of time spearheading October’s Thrive: A Festival of Health & Wellness in the Bow Valley. Cheryl has served Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce Members since its inception with her work on Thrive and more recently as a Member-At-Large.
Gavin Harmacy, Owner/Operator of SkiUphill, and a Senior Manager at Apple. Gavin has incredible energy and believes that if our focus is on the right things then amazing things can happen – for the Bow Valley business community and beyond. We are very lucky to have Gavin committed to our technical and IT infrastructure and supporting the Chamber’s social media and web media efforts. Gavin was elected to the Board in February 2018 as a Member-At-Large.
Wendy Simpson, Business Coach at ActionEdge Business Coaching, and owner of Tapas restaurant. Wendy is an incredible source of business knowledge, offering both a local perspective and an institutional knowledge of business operations and advancement. Wendy is our corporate Secretary and keeps us on track and organized. Her honest style, calming influence and great humour are so welcome at Chamber meetings!
Janet Nystedt, Lawyer. Janet was asked to take on the role of President in March 2018, after serving as the Chamber's advocacy chair prior to that time.
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