Elkford Chamber Board and Staff
2020-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President- Debbie Kliment
Debbie has been a resident of Elkford most of her life. Contributing to the community through her previous positions with Teck and the District of Elkford, Debbie contributes a lot back to our town. Currently, Debbie is the owner of The Bath Shack, creating all natural and holistic bath products.
Vice President- Michelle Krenbrink
Michelle has been a resident of Elkford for nearly 8 years. "Being involved with the Elkford Chamber of Commerce over the last couple of years has given me great opportunities to get involved with other businesses and getting to know the people who are my neighbors". Michelle is also on the Seniors Housing Soceity Board, is a local Elkford Artist and has been employed at the Elkford Drug Store since it opened.
Secretary- Tammy Ogden
"Being apart of the Elkford Chamber for the last seven years has kept me connected to the community I grew up in and called home for eighteen years. Being a Board member has given me the opportunity to meet new business owners and reconnect with existing ones. Representing and enhancing the visibility and reputation of Elkford business is important to me as a director on the board". Tammy represents Teck on a number of boards throughout the Elk Valley and has been employed with Teck for eight years.
Treasurer- Shawna Klein
Mark Pitcher - Director
Linda Hargreaves - Director
Linda has been a resident in Elkford for the past 13 years, moving from Calgary AB, with her daughter. Enjoying the small town compared to the big city and being involved in the community, Linda currently works at SMS Equipment but also volunteers her time with the Elkford Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Events Committee and the Housing Society. "Elkford is always growing and changing and everybody seems to help and support eachother…. I am proud to call Elkford my home".
Norja Vanderelst- Director
Norja moved from a crowded Netherlands to beautiful spacious Canada in 1996, and founded Colour Infusion in November 2009. She started out as a web designer but quickly figured out that was not enough. She added graphic design to help people with their marketing and branding for their businesses. Photography was added after receiving photos resembling “mug shots” from her clients for their online bios. Professional headshots are a must and it is convenient to be able to provide that service as an add-on.
With the higher demand in marketing videos, she is now also able to help create videos from production to final product, to help businesses showcase their Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage. We have quick “Camera Shy” packages as well as Full Promotional videos up to half an hour long; telling your story. Get in front of clients while you sleep!
Norja has always been a creative and has been a business owner most of her adult life. A one-stop shop is convenient for most businesses. Having grown the business over the last 10 years, she has a handful of remote staff to help her with the work load.
Outside of her home-office, you can find her out in nature with her man, who is an Advanced Drone Pilot, and “foster fail” Shepherd cross, to keep the balance.
Jeremy Johnston- Director
Jeremy has been living in the Elk Valley for five years after leaving Ontario to embrace the mountain lifestyle. Jeremy is an urban planner and the Director of Planning and Development Services for the District of Elkford. He is happy to be a member of the Chamber Board of Directors to make sure the District and Chamber are working together to identify and create opportunities to improve the business environment for Elkford.Jeremy has been living in the Elk Valley for five years after leaving Ontario to embrace the mountain lifestyle. Jeremy is an urban planner and the Director of Planning and Development Services for the District of Elkford. He is happy to be a member of the Chamber Board of Directors to make sure the District and Chamber are working together to identify and create opportunities to improve the business environment for Elkford.
Len Gostick- Board of Director
Shawna Bryant - Executive Director
Shawna has been in Elkford for over the past couple of years, originally from southern Alberta. "Elkford became home the moment we visited. The heart of the community, the local businesses and the beautiful outdoors had me in love from the beginning". Shawna is also the coordinator for the Elkford Early Years, and sits on the Elk Valley Economics Initiatives committee, Elkford Early Years committee, Elkford Community Effects Advisory Committee.