BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016
Corrie Adolph, President
Global Village Bed & Breakfast
Corrie has a Master's degree in professional communication. Prior to launching a successful training and consulting career, Corrie founded and ran several successful organizations and businesses including the Children's Wish Foundation of Alberta, Corrie Adolph Realty 2000 (one of Canada's first successful low fees real estate companies), and a national advocacy organization that lobbied the federal government. She also worked as a senior strategic communication advisor to the Department of National Defence. Corrie is committed to public service and volunteerism and also serves on the South Okanagan Similkameen MS Society. Corrie currently runs a successful Bed and Breakfast in Oliver that specializes in local, organic and gluten free food.
Douglas Lamb - Vice President
Doug is an accomplished executive offering strategic, marketing and leadership abilities including, progressive experience in risk assessment, audit and management practices in personal, residential and commercial lending. Doug has served as a former Director and President on Alberta Chamber boards, and has been instrumental in helping create many business opportunities in the communities he served.
Carmine Maddalena - Treasurer
Sun Life Financial, Osoyoos
Carmine has been in the financial services industry since 1999. Carmine's primary goal is helping people to build and protect their savings with a proper mix of investment and insurance solutions. He has many years experience with running his own business and supporting business owners and people in achieving their goals and dreams. Carmine has been a long standing member of the South Okanagan Chamber.
Brian Highley, Past President
After obtaining an English degree from the University of Western Ontario, Brian Highley moved West to run international campaigns with Adbusters Media Foundation, as well as work with Employment Assistance providers. He first moved to the South Okanagan in 2005, where he publishes success stories from our area in Okanagan Sun Magazine. He is glad to be asked to participate on this board, and proud to join such a dynamic team.
Sara Amos, Secretary
Sara is a born and raised Oliverite! She has been surrounded by real estate her entire life which lead her to her current career as a Realtor®, shortly after obtaining her bachelor business administration (BBA) degree with UBCO/Okanagan College.
Over the next 5 years Sara and her partner and twin sister will be taking over Amos Realty, thus maintaining the family company to its true spirit. Her specialties are real estate and property management, with future accreditations including strata management and broker's license.
Sara loves getting involved in the community, helping it grow and flourish. She is looking forward to all the valuable future experiences that lie ahead in 2015.
Eileen McGinn, Director
Remax Realty Solutions Osoyoos
Senior Marketing Executive/Sales, Trainer with 30+ year career track record in marketing, sales, real estate, land development, housing and corporate training.
Eileen has worked at the executive level for leading corporate firms throughout Canada and the United Kingdom, and has established global networks. Ms. McGinn and the teams she led have received prestigious industry awards recognizing the excellence of their work.
Ms McGinn volunteered with the Cross Cancer Institute prior to re-locating to Osoyoos and is an active member of the National Look Good Feel Better Program for Cancer Survivors.
John Powell, Director
John is an economic development coordinator for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, and a current board member of the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce. In this role he is promoting and raising the profile of Okanagan Falls and the South Okanagan as a prime Okanagan investment opportunity.
He brings to his job considerable experience with identifying potential investors and businesses, and with business retention and expansion programs that help existing businesses to grow and prosper. His role requires close partnerships with existing businesses and organizations, tourist attractions, and wineries.
Grant Storzuk, Director
Osoyoos Physiotherapy & Active Living Centre
Grant was born and raised in Saskatchewan and has been enjoying beautiful BC since 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan through the college of Physiotherapy. Grant has been a physiotherapist since 2006, and practicing acupuncture and dry needling since 2011.
Grant took over ownership of the Osoyoos Physiotherapy Clinic 3 years ago and opened his second location in Oliver just over one year ago. He also works one day a week out of Midway.
Grant looks forward to being an active member of the Chamber and a strong member of the communities of Osoyoos and Oliver for many years to come.