Dolf Jansen, President
Owner, Temagami Landscape Design & Build Ltd
Dolf’s background is construction and design and incorporates that in his services. He has a bachelor degree from a university in Arnhem, Holland. He offers also building consultation mainly to institutional clients.
Through joining the chamber he hopes to influence the strategic direction of the chamber and extend his network. Temagami Landscape Design & Build has been specializing in building residential and commercial landscapes in the local region since 1991.
Keita Inoue, Past President
Web Developer, Design Office Zen
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Keita first moved to Whistler, BC in 2000 and started working as the membership administrator at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and contributed largely to the chamber’s membership growth through various member-centred programs. In 2004, Keita moved to Ontario and started his web design firm Design Office Zen and is running the company to date. Keita lives in Thornbury with his wife and loves snowboarding and photography.
Simone Sterio-Risk, Director
Our Homes Magazine
After a decade in Toronto in both the film and publishing industries, Simone recognized the restaurateur in her blood, resulting in 20 years ownership of the acclaimed Sisi Trattoria in Toronto (8 years) & Sisi on Main in Thornbury (13 years). After selling both businesses, she now enjoys enticing advertisers to the pages of two Regional Publications, Our Homes & Mountain Life.
Simone moved to the base of Georgian Peaks Ski Club as a young teen, & for the past 20 years has owned a home in the beautiful town of Thornbury. Among her favorite things she counts her husband Darrin, her children Arielle and Ethan, skiing at Georgian Peaks, snowshoeing Loree Forest, hiking and biking the Escarpment and SUP’ing Georgian Bay.
Paula Hope, Director
Paula Hope, MA, Adult Education Specialist, NLP Practitioner and Referral Coach is Canada’s expert in helping business professionals and their firms be booked solid. Paula delights in coaching and training professionals to grow their practice or business, by growing themselves. Paula publishes the Monday Morning Referral Tips every week to help business owners Create More Revenue.
Grant Thomsen, Director
After spending over 20 years in the hospitality industry (hotels/cruises) traveling the world, Grant settled down in the Southern Georgian Bay region in 2005.
He is the sole proprietor of the Shale Rock Coffee House located on Highway #26 in Craigleith. The café is warm and welcoming with seating for almost 30 persons. Shale Rock properly caffeinates their guests with premium organic coffees & teas but also has scrumptious pastries, sandwiches and soups.
Grant enjoys living in Thornbury with his 7-year old son.
Steve Simon, Director