Chamber Ambassadors are among the front line faces of the Chamber.

New members are warmly welcomed to the Chamber with a visit to their business by one of our Ambassadors. An Ambassador will visit with a Welcome Bag and a Kelowna Chamber member plaque. At events our Ambassadors greet attendees, lend a hand at registration and assist staff run a seamless event.  Ambassadors are essential at the Chamber, ensuring all members new and long-term are fully engaged and enjoy our many events.  

If you want to assist other members, join our Ambassador Committee.  For more information on how to get involved contact us the Chamber.

Looking for a great way to promote your organization and welcome new members to the Chamber? Contribute some of your promotional giveaways to our New Member Welcome Bags! Email us at hello@kelownachamber.org for details.

 

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Ambassadors Committee Mandate

Justina LeeStolz
Co-Chair

Over the last seven and a half years as a realtor in the Okanagan, Justina has had the privilege to serve many people in their real estate needs and to establish beneficial partnerships with many local businesses. Justina’s goal has always been to create lasting community connections and promote the awesome small businesses that exist here in the valley.

Supporting local is another passion of hers and thus, Justina runs an affiliate-passport program called Tour The Town which promotes and highlights local businesses and offers bonus incentives to get folks in the door and keep money local. Perhaps Justina’s most notable contribution to the community to date is the curation of the 100AwesomePeople project and podcast that features and megaphones people and businesses that have an awesome social impact in the community greater than their immediate sphere of influence. Contact me.


Sarah Lust
Co-Chair

Sarah is the Leasing Agent and Licensed Property Manager at Real Property Management servicing the entire Okanagan Valley. Born and raised in Southeast Alberta, Sarah has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lethbridge in Management/Marketing with a minor in New Media. With a background in economic development, tourism, business development and strategic marketing practices, Sarah combines her unique industry experience with her passion for real estate investing to provide Real Property Management clients with the highest level of dedication and quality service. Sarah is a previous staff member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and has been a volunteer ambassador since departing in 2016.  Contact me.


Kevin Commins

Kevin is an Account Manager, Small Business at TD Canada Trust and a true Kelowna local, having lived here for over 30 years.  He works to provide exceptional service and sound financial advice to business owners in an effort to meet their diverse credit, deposit, cash management and payment processing needs.  Kevin has a BBA in Financial Services from Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with the Financial Planning Standards Council.  Kevin has volunteered with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador since 2016. Contact me.


Tanvir Gill

Tanvir Gill was called to the Bar in April of 2019 and will begin her law practice with Pihl Law Corporation, focusing on business law, corporations, commercial transactions, commercial real estate, residential real estate and foreclosure law. She completed her bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science in Vancouver before moving to Kamloops to complete her law degree. She began her legal career in Kelowna with Pihl as a summer student in 2017. Tanvir has been an Ambassador with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce since January 2019. 


Patricia Livingstone

Patricia has been a member Ambassador for 10+ years. She is a Chartered Accountant(1983) from Alberta and has worked for a variety of companies, both in the public & private sector (Shell, Turbo, Prudential, University of Calgary, Alberta Sports Council, Houston Grand Opera).  She has two handsome & bright adult sons, one living in Berlin, one going to UBCO.

Patricia enjoys a variety of activities including sailing, golfing, tennis, waterskiing, snow skiing, scuba diving and hiking.  Patricia owns a lakefront cottage on Okanagan Lake to maximize her enjoyment of the Okanagan lifestyle.

Patricia is focused on getting results for her clients. Her meticulous attention to detail and sincere understanding her clients unique needs ensures smooth transactions for each individual. Contact me.


Jesse Aldridge

Jesse has been a Sales Consultant with Payworks Payroll Services for 10+ years. He moved from the Lower Mainland to Kelowna in 2015 to build the Payworks brand in the Okanagan and surrounding regions, as well as take advantage of the lifestyle offered here. Although snowboarding at Big White is his favourite pass time, he fills the rest of the year with atving, kayaking, biking, and entertaining poolside.

As Payworks is a benefit of membership for Chamber members, Jesse has always worked closely with the Kelowna Chamber and joining the Ambassador team was a natural transition! Contact me.


Fred Bourcier

Fred has been an Account Manager with Apple Valley Promotions these past 5 years. Working with local Businesses, Associations, School and Community groups with all their branded apparel and promotional product needs.  Fred is an advocate and very passionate for strong business and community development through shop local, buy local, support local programs. Has called Kelowna home for 20 years. taking advantage of the lifestyle offered here, as well has been active in the community volunteering his time with any number of charities, church and sports groups.Fred has been a Chamber Ambassador since 2017. Contact Me.


Todd Chapman

Todd is the Owner and CEO of CMIT Solutions Kelowna – Okanagan.  He partners with small to medium sized companies to provide enterprise class information technology to run their day-to-day operations.  Over the years Todd has recognized the gaps in the level of I.T. services for small to medium sized companies compared to larger corporations and decided to apply his global I.T. expertise to support local entrepreneurs.    He is passionate about elevating and streamlining business, while providing a stable and secure environment through technology.

Todd joined the Chamber of Commerce and became an Ambassador in 2019 to support his fellow business owners.  In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, kayaking and off roading, exploring new areas of Kelowna, and all that the Okanagan has to offer.  Contact Me. 


Matt Paley

Matt is a Solutions Expert at Meticulosity, an end-to-end digital marketing agency located in Kelowna’s downtown core.  With a background in sales and web development, Matt helps find the best solutions to meet client’s needs whether it’s complex e-commerce implementations or an overall marketing strategy to help their business grow.

After living and working in many countries around the globe, he chose Kelowna for both the career opportunities and the lifestyle.  An avid paraglider, he spends much of his free time soaring above the surrounding mountains and exploring all that the Okanagan has to offer. Contact Me. 


Craig Hall

We relocated our family from Calgary to Kelowna in 2011 to take on a New Business Development role with Shaw Communications. After being invited by a colleague to attend a few after-hours Chamber events, I was able to connect with many local business owners resulting in new relationships across diverse industries. I decided to give back to the Chamber by becoming a Member Ambassador (2012-2018). 

In 2017, I was privileged to receive the Member Ambassador of the Year Award. Recently, I returned to the Chamber to re-join the Ambassador team. I am fortunate to be part of SaskTel National - delivering unique ITC solutions across Kelowna and the rest of BC.   Feel free to reach out to me if you are curious about membership within the Kelowna Chamber and/or need help as a business owner. I am open to grabbing a coffee or connecting over the phone. 


Mike Smith

Mike is a Senior Manager in Financial Advisory Services at BDO Canada LLP in Kelowna, B.C. He has called the Okanagan home for 25+ years and has no plans to leave the great skiing, golf courses, and outdoors that the Okanagan has to offer. 

He has been with BDO for over 10 years and a part of the Financial Advisory team since 2014. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2014 and his Chartered Business Valuator designation in 2019. Mike specializes in business valuations, transaction advisory services, matrimonial advisory, loss quantification, and litigation support. Contact me.


Julia Norman

Julia is a lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP practicing in the areas of estate and trust planning, estate administration, estate litigation and family law.  She was born and raised in Kelowna and is excited to be practicing in her hometown. Julia is optimistic about the opportunities for individuals and businesses in the Okanagan and is committed to contributing to the continued growth of our community.

Receiving a Bachelor of Management (Honours) with a minor in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2014, Julia went on to graduate as a Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University with a Specialization in Business Law. After completing her articles at Pushor Mitchell LLP, Julia was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2019.  Outside of the office Julia can be found spending time with her family, riding her horse, water-skiing, or enjoying one of the many activities that the Okanagan has to offer. Contact me.