Board Director Born and raised in Peterborough, Mike is a graduate of Fleming College and Trent University. Mike has been an Employer Liaison with Agilec in Peterborough & Lakefield for more than 8 years. Mike’s work involves consulting with hundreds of local businesses to hire and train staff as well access training grants to expand business capacity. Mike is passionate about working with small to medium sized businesses which steered him to get involved with the Kawartha Chamber Board of Directors in 2017 and serve as board President in 2019-20.
Past President Tracy and her husband Matt own and operate Logan Tree Experts, a fully insured tree care service in the Kawartha region. Tracy is a Certified Arborist and manages the Tree Health program at Logan Tree Experts. Originally from Southwestern Ontario, Tracy moved to her husband's hometown of Lakefield in 2007 to start the business and they became members of the Chamber in 2009.
Board Director Cindy was born and raised right here in Selwyn Township, and together with her husband owns/operates Windover Plumbing Inc. With 2 grown children, Cindy sees the need for a strong business community that will help our area thrive and thus ensure jobs for the next generation. Cindy believes in getting out and being involved in the community in whatever capacity she can make a difference.
Sheri was born and raised in Lakefield, and chose to stay and raise her family here in this community. Sheri has been pursuing her passion as a hairstylist for 35 years. In 2009, she was ready to open Salon Sorella & Day Spa along with her sister-in-law and business partner Rhonda Hockaday. They are located in the heart of Lakefield, and have a team of 17 experts and are consistently growing. Sheri is blessed to live and work in Lakefield.
Board President: After growing up in Young’s Point, Jillian Harrington has returned to her roots as a third-generation resort owner/operator at Clearview Cottage Resort. She has always valued the hard work of her local community, previously holding a role as Marketing and Membership Coordinator for the Kawartha Chamber. With her degrees in Communications, Education and Behaviour Science, she understands how these interact in order to best serve the community. After years as a classroom teacher, she is back to continue the family passion of providing other families the chance to create memories. While giving her own family the opportunity to experience the connections and care that a small town provides.
Board Director Originally from the GTA Leslie moved to Young’s Point in 2017. Leslie has been treating people with many different soft tissue injuries for over 15 years. With her in-depth knowledge and expertise as a Registered Massage Therapist, Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer, Leslie uses both hands on techniques and active movements to ensure that proper rehabilitation is achieved. Thus allowing a safe and quick recovery and a return to normal function. Leslie is excited to work with other local businesses and immerse herself in the community.
Board Director Mike was born and raised in the Peterborough/Lakefield area. He is co-owner of Corner Financial Partners in Peterborough which is part of the Assante Wealth Management team. The Corner Financial Partner team works with families and local businesses to help plan for their financial future. This includes tax & estate planning, insurance, RRSPs, TFSAs and all other investment platforms. Mike is also a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada where he spends time every week showing his little brother all the great spots in our community.
1st Vice President Proudly from North Kawartha, Mary represents our area by bringing updates from our community; gathered from volunteering with The Breakfast Club Program, sitting on the Legion Executive as 2nd Vice Chair and as a member of the newly created Economic Development Cooperative. Mary has learned a lot about the achievements and challenges our entire region faces and the important role the Chamber plays. This entire experience enhances her career as a Realtor in the Apsley Area. Mary is passionate about the growth of our communities, assisting businesses during this growth and maintaining the core values that brought us all to the area we call home!
2nd Vice President Lauren was born and raised in Selwyn Township and currently resides in Lakefield. She completed her degree in Fine Arts at Guelph University and continued her education at George Brown College obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Advertising. She spent 6 years in Toronto pursuing a successful Marketing career before returning back home with her partner Michael McDonnell and opened Clo Design Studio. Lauren has a passion to help local businesses and organizations grow to their full marketing potential.
Secretary-Treasurer Born and raised in Selwyn, Michael returned to the area in 2019 to partner with father Tony Davidson at TD Wealth Private Investment Advice. Working with professionals and business owners they take the time to get to know their clients, to uncover their financials goals and wealth priorities creating a wealth plan and investment strategy unique to their clients and family. Outside of work Michael is active in the community as member of the BEL Rotary Club