Barbra is a West Kelowna resident, a former CFDCCO client and strong advocate and leader of the organization. Barbra has served as a Director and Chairperson and on the Loans and Investment Review Committee for CFDCCO from 2002 - 2015 and now has returned in 2016 to the Chairperson position. Barbra is the founder of Nature's Formulae Health Products Ltd, a nutraceutical manufacturing business that now employs over 90 people in Kelowna.
Krista is a West Kelowna resident and has been an active CFDCCO Member since 2012 and Director since 2016. Krista is the Manager of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, a long time strategic partner of CFDCCO. Krista comes from of family of entrepreneurs and is a dynamic and resourceful leader with full knowledge of the CFDCCO that will further strengthen the CFDCCO’s economic and business development capacity.
Educator, facilitator, mother and outdoor adventurist. Laura is a Professor at the Okanagan School of Business at Okanagan College. She teaches in the accounting, entrepreneurship and management specialty areas. Laura is also a Public Speaking Coach, who facilitates across Canada, sharing her passion and experiences with professionals wanting to become stronger speakers. Laura is an active member of the CFDCCO Loan Approval Committee, and Treasurer for the British Columbia Association for Child Development and Intervention.
Throughout Laura’s career she has worked at a National Public Practice Accounting firm, as well as in the Non-Profit sector, in both fund development and CFO roles. Laura has previously served as Chair for the Kelowna Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories, raising over $30,000, and served as a Director on the Studio 9 Independent Arts School board.
Katie is a Branch Manager at Interior Savings Credit Union and has worked within the Credit Union system for over 20 years. Most of that time she has been with Interior Savings Credit Union and held many different roles from Personal Account Manager, Mortgage Underwriter and Employee Development Consultant. Katie now helps the team at Interior Savings, KLO branch deliver the very best service, products and advice to their membership. Katie is an active member of the CFDCCO Entrepreneurship committee and was born and raised in the Okanagan. Katie has a strong connection with our community and is enjoys everything it has to offer while her and her husband raise their 2 boys.
As Director of Development in Lake Country, Jamie has a strong background in planning, economic/community development, and local government leadership. He also provides community/focused surveys, strategic planning/facilitation, and local government change consulting. His Passion Project is called Place+Setting, where he travels throughout Canada and the globe to tell stories about the connections between places and food. Jamie is an active member of the Entrepreneurship Committee, loves to read lots of business plans and always has well thought out comments and suggestions. Jamie has been an active CFDCCO Member since 2016.