Board of Directors
Are you passionate about local business? Do you want to have your voice heard and be part of the growing local business community? Why not consider joining our Board of Directors? We meet once a month at the SEGBAY office and participate in many events around the region. Contact Sara at 705-756-4863 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Fred Wareing is the current Vice President of the Chamber and has been on the board since 2012. Fred has been the chair of the Chamber’s Golf Tournament in support of the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation and Wendat Seniors Programs. Fred is a retired executive who has lived in Port Severn since 2006. Fred is a member of the Georgian Bay Council appointed Community Advisory Group for the Honey Harbour Waterfront Improvement Program.
Bryan first started cottaging in this area in 1958 when his parents purchased a lot on Go Home Lake in the auction and built their cottage the following spring. Bryan grew up on the lake and later raised his 3 children there too. Bryan moved to the area on a full-time basis in 1997 and now lives on the shores of Georgian Bay near Port Severn with his partner Vikki. Bryan is a full-time Real Estate Broker with Royal LePage In Touch Realty and sells Residential, Recreational and Commercial Properties from Waubaushene to Mactier and all areas in between. Previously, Bryan has volunteered with the Township of Georgian Bay and SEGBAY Chamber of Commerce including all three Just Add Water Festivals and The Amazing Race. Bryan is looking forward to continuing to help support our local businesses through his work with the Chamber.
Roni Carli is the owner of Port Severn General Store since May 2014. She has made Port Severn her home, lifestyle and business. Roni’s focus is to always be the friendly go-to store for customers daily grocery needs and for fun and tasteful gift items. Roni also believes in giving back to the community and supports several local charity events.
With over twenty Five years of experience in producing video and over 350 broadcast credits in Television. Peter’s insight into production has earned him an impressive list of clients. Peter Olmstead has been the owner/producer of Big Fish Video Productions since 1997. Big Fish Video Productions is the premier video new media production company that specializes in helping businesses to focus their marketing communications and training strategies. Using proven methods and leading-edge technology, BFV deliver fresh ideas with stunning results. Peter’s Volunteer and Board experience include: Marketing and Communications Consultant for the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County, President, Freelance Producer and Instructor at the Centre for the Advancement of Video Excellence, Juror for the Shorts Competition, Programming and Special Events and Producer of a 23 minute promotion for Rogers Television at the Barrie Film Festival; Special Event Fundraising and Video Producer ‘Studio Views’ and Docent for elementary schools, technical media requirements for the MacLaren Art Centre; Chair, BOD of Gryphon Theatre in Barrie. Peter is also an active member of both the Vaughan and Barrie Chambers of Commerce.
Stephen Jarvis is a Councilor at The Township of Georgian Bay.
Dave grew up in the Waubaushene – Port Severn area attending primary school in Waubaushene and Fesserton. After completing high school At MSS Dave attended U of T earning a BaSC chemical engineering. Currently a member in good standing PEO.
After one year at 7UP Canada Dave joined a small privately owned auto parts and polyureathane manufacturing company in Woodbridge Ontario. During a 40 year career work experience included process and operational duties followed by senior executive functions as head of technology for 23 years.
Consistent with the company growth from approximately $35m sales to ultimately $1.8B experience included facility installs, business development and operational excellence in 20 countries world wide.
Responsibilities included product development, R and D, business start ups, customer service, Engineering, Purchasing, executive committees and many BOD positions for wholly owned companies and joint ventures.
Currently, Dave and his wife Pat live on Georgian Bay south of Port Severn and are looking forward to supporting and becoming more active in the community.
Jackie Faulkner, Co-Founder & President Thrive State Inc.
Creating psychologically safe workplaces is my passion but I have been told my reputation is for
being an exceptional people manager and skilled group facilitator who can transform toxic groups
into high-performing teams.
With my background as a Social Service Worker and Art Therapist, I excel at creating strong,
authentic relationships. I am deeply observant about the subtleties of relationship dynamics and use
my insights to guide others towards healthier interactions in their own lives-whether personal or
Being part of 2 family businesses I am also skilled at navigating the delicate nature of these dual
relationships and have successfully helped others to do the same.
My work has involved:
• mediating conflict conversations between family members/employees;
• coaching senior leaders to prepare for difficult conversations;
• creating HR policies and employee handbooks to align a business' values with their
• facilitating workshops in the areas of employee mental health, engagement, and
Councilor for Severn Township