Brand 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. A Brand 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 Brand Ambassador. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Over the last decade 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 and professionals. Her goal has always been to get her clients the best deal through her VIP client service, create lasting community connections and promote the awesome small businesses here in the valley.
Supporting locals is a passion of Justina's and thus, she runs an affiliate-program called Tour The Town, which promotes and highlights local businesses to encourage folks to keep their money local. When she's not deep in the real estate game, Justina spends her time volunteering as President of JCI Kelowna, a young professionals organization, Chair of the Kelowna Chamber Ambassadors Committee, as an OYP (Okanagan Young Professionals) Member of Influence and Biz-Connector, and with several other organizations that allow her to delve into the dancing and outdoor-enthusiast communities too. Contact me.
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 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.
Kevin is a Healthcare & Professional Specialist with Scotiabank and a true Kelowna local, having lived here for over 30 years. He works to provide exceptional service and sound financial advice to a range of professionals (with special focus in the healthcare space) 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.
Dr. Lauren Fauchon, D.C, M.Sc is a Chiropractor with Move RX: Performance & Wellness. She was raised in Kelowna and is excited to be practicing in her home town and have the opportunity to give back to the community she grew up in. Dr. Lauren’s goal in her practice is to ensure each patient leaves their appointment empowered and equipped with the tools and knowledge to return as quick as possible to the activities they love. Lauren uses much more than just adjusting in her treatment, she focuses on soft tissue therapies and exercise prescription. Learn more about her practice and connect with her today!
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.
Originally from Bellingham, Washington Clarissa attended the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus here in Kelowna for her undergraduate.
As she was working towards getting a major in Political Science and a minor in Sociology, she got into law school but decided to travel abroad before attending. She went to Munich Germany and attend Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich for a year. She then returned to BC and enrolled at the University of Victoria for law school and received her Juris Doctor (JD) degree. She was called to the Bar in 2022 and her current practice areas include immigration, employment law, real estate, wills and corporate/commercial law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she did her articles at FH & P Lawyers.
Outside of the workday Clarissa likes to go to SpinCo and practice yoga. She loves to travel with her fiancé and visit wineries. Connect with Clarissa today.
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.
Abraham is Kelowna born and raised, and of Nicaraguan descent. Having travelled to California to compete in submission wrestling, winning gold medals, and later moving to Nicaragua to open his own grappling academy at the age of 23, he understands the discipline required to achieve one's goals. Having opened the same business three times—the grand opening, after the civil war of 2018, and once more after covid—he has learned how to open and run a successful business from a young age.
"I realize that the purchase of real estate can be the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime, and that this process can be nerve racking and complicated. I am constantly striving to learn and be as up-to-date as possible—which is why I chose to partner with RE/MAX Kelowna. Ethics, knowledge, discipline, and professionalism are the pillars on which my service is built on." Connect with Abraham today.
Andrew is a Senior Manager and Chartered Professional Accountant with BDO Canada LLP specializing in accounting and audit, assessment of internal control and operational environments, and as tax planning. He has a breadth of experience working with clients in the manufacturing, construction, hospitality and public sector which give him a well-rounded and in depth insight into the Okanagan business landscape. He is passionate about building strong relationships with existing and new clients and working to help ensure each one meets their own vision of success.
Andrew relocated to Kelowna from Ontario in 2014, and has since avidly enjoyed all the outdoor activities beautiful Kelowna has to offer, as well as enjoyed meeting new people and getting involved in the growing business network in and around the Okanagan. Connect with Andrew today!
Ivonne is a Real Estate Professional with Royal LePage Kelowna and Okanagan Signature Real Estate.
Bilingual Business Executive, B Acc, Realtor, Master Certified Negotiator, Seller Representative Specialist with over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, business, real estate, rentals, and investments, with a background of education and experience in accounting and finances.
Ivonne has always brought abundant energy, creativity, warmth, and knowledge to her work. Her love for real estate started while building her own family real estate investments in Kelowna and overseas, current owner and manager of Ivonne Wojdanski Personal Real Estate Corporation, Co founder of Signature Short Term Rental Inc, and she is passionate to seek the same opportunities for her clients. Connect with her today!