Chamber Board

AGM Candidate Janine Morris

Janine Morris – Co Chair

Partner – Hughesman Morris CPA

Janine grew up in Victoria, BC and currently works in Sidney as a Chartered Professional Accountant.   After working at her accounting firm for close to 10 years, she became a partner in 2015 at what is now Hughesman Morris Liversedge, CPAs.  In her role as an accountant, she works closely with many diverse clients, including several local, non-profit organizations, servicing both their accounting and taxation needs and brings this valuable knowledge and experience with her to the organization.

Janine also currently sits as the treasurer for the North Saanich Parks Ecosystem Restoration Society.  Being an island girl at heart, she enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors hiking, camping and boating, accompanied by her husband, Tyler, and her dog, Elly.

Jennifer Michell – Co Chair

Vice President – Titan Boats

Jennifer Michell is the Vice President of Titan Boats Ltd., a manufacturer of aluminum rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) Sidney, BC, known for commitment to quality, customization, and superior after-sales support in the RHIB market. She has implemented organizational processes to maximize operational efficiency while leading the company’s marketing and social media strategies. She also recently oversaw the construction of a new 28,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility to completion in July 2021. Jennifer was a member of the Town of Sidney’s Economic Advisory Committee as the representative for the West Sidney Business Park from 2019 to 2021. 

Born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula, Jennifer is also a co-founder, business management advisor, entrepreneurial spirit, and seasonal tractor driver behind Field Five Farm Ltd., a Saanichton farm built off six generations of farming expertise that grows grain and produces high quality malt for Vancouver Island brewers and distillers.

AGM Candidate Krista Sears

Krista Sears – Treasurer

PaCommercial Banking – Bank of Montreal

I have worked either with business or in business for over 25 years.  Most of my career has been in commercial banking with BDC in Ontario for 12 years and most recently with BMO in Sidney for 5 years.  In between, I co-owned and successfully operated an independent business in Victoria for 7 years.  I am passionate about business and working towards a local environment that enables growth and success.

Wendy Berke – Secretary

Real Estate Agent – DFH Real Estate Ltd

Wendy is an award-winning Real Estate Agent with DFH Real Estate Ltd. and currently sits on the Community Relations Committee at the Victoria Real Estate Board. She has a background in small business ownership, having owned and operated a chain of retail stores in Alberta and BC. Born and raised in New York State, Wendy is a dual citizen of Canada and the US and loves living in Sidney. In her free time she enjoys boating with her husband Frank and their Havanese puppy Teddy.

AL Smith – Executive Director

Executive DirectorSsaanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Entrepreneur – AL Smith

Al is a local serial entrepreneur who started his career by launching an aerospace engineering firm before moving on to manufacturing and technology startups. Al is one of the first graduates from the Acetech CEO training program and has helped numerous companies strategically overcome challenges as a turnaround CEO, Vice President, and consultant. He has always had an interest in new technology, entrepreneurship, and the success of both business and community. Al has also supported many not-for-profits, working on boards, fundraising, and training staff.

AGM Candidate Angus Todd

Angus Todd -Director

Consultant – IG Wealth Management

Angus left his career in finance in 2023 to work alongside his wife (Mickey Aylard) on her dairy farm. Brackenhurst Farm is the only dairy farm on the Saanich peninsula. The farm originally was located in East Sooke Park (on what is currently called Aylard Farm Park). In 1930 Arthur Aylard moved the farm to its current location in North Saanich. 

Gabriel Dhahan – Director

President – Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.

Gabriel (Gabe) Dhahan is the President of Bellrock. An experienced professional with many years working in a management consulting capacity, Gabe is known for his broad knowledge and ability to explain complex concepts and ideas. He has worked with small business and family enterprise clients in construction, food services, digital marketing, distribution, and more. He is passionate about solving tough problems and enjoys working closely with leaders to achieve lasting, valuable change.

Before Bellrock, Gabe spent several years in technology and worked for a wide variety of small businesses. He earned his MBA from Royal Roads University, is a designated Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) through Family Enterprise Canada (FEC), and is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF). He serves as an FEC Ambassador, was a Project Advisor with FEC’s FEA program, and participated as a mentor in YWCA’s NextStep program. Aside from work, Gabe enjoys all that Vancouver Island has to offer with his wife and three kids.  

AGM Candidate Joe Jansen

Joe Jansen – Director

Executive Vice President, General Manager – Wilson’s Group

Joe is the General Manager of Wilson’s Transportation Ltd., the largest charter motorcoach and sightseeing company on Vancouver Island. His career has been primarily associated with tourism, passenger transportation and hospitality initiatives. He has served on the Chamber Board for fifteen years and is a Past President. He sits on the Victoria Airport Consultative Committee.

John Treleaven - Secretary

John Treleaven – Director

Principal – The Treleaven Consulting Group Ltd.

In August 2005 John established The Treleaven Consulting Group Ltd., located in Sidney, to provide international marketing and policy advice to public and private sector clients. Prior to moving to Sidney, he was President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), a P3 organization providing market research and export services to 260 Saskatchewan companies. Mr. Treleaven began his career in the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in 1968. Postings included Sao Paulo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, London, San Jose, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Ambassador to the Philippines. In Ottawa, he served in a variety of senior positions in Foreign Affairs and International Trade. John has been on the Board of Directors since 2007.

AGM Candidate Marc Bourdon

Marc Bourdon – Director

Insurance Broker – Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

I have been closely associated with the Saanich Peninsula Chamber since the spring of 2015 as a Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan Advisor.  I own and operate Gravity Insurance Brokers in Sidney as I believe the Peninsula is a prosperous place to run a business and raise a family.  I live in Central Saanich and was born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula.

Michael Hall – Director

Chief Operating Officer – Epicure

Michael is an accomplished business and operations leader with more than twenty-five years’ international experience driving change and delivering results in a number of senior management roles in entrepreneurial companies across industries including aerospace, telecommunications and electronics manufacturing.  He lives with his wife Joanne and their three children in North Saanich.