Originally from the Philippines, Mark recently became a resident of Canada in August 2021. He studied Diploma of Culinary Arts for his dream of becoming a chef but also trained in a variety of sectors primarily focused on food and beverage management and training coordinator. A natural born businessman and entrepreneur, Mark has a keen ability to see and recognize opportunities for business growth and development. His sense of humor and kind personality makes him a positive addition to our Chamber community and we are fortunate that he has chosen to live and work in the South Okanagan.




    Meet Laura Metz, co-owner of Exhale Art Gallery in Oliver.  Alongside her husband, Aaron and three children, Laura thoroughly enjoys living in the South Okanagan and connecting with people. "I feel very fortunate to meet the wonderful customers, both local and beyond, that come into the gallery.  And when you believe in the value of where you are on the map, community becomes a very strong focus in your daily living." Laura is happy to be an Ambassador working in tandem with the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce. 


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