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Staff Bios

Kim Burden - Executive Director

Kim Burden brings a strong business background to the Chamber. He spent 30 years owning and operating a variety of businesses. He has been a member of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce since 2002 and had seven years experience with the Chamber Board before moving over to the Executive Director’s position. Kim is very passionate about the Oceanside Community and has served as a Board member with several local groups including The Oceanside Development & Construction Association, The Parksville & District Historical Society, Pacific Sport Vancouver Island, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, The Parksville Garden and Parkland Society, The Oceanside Generals, The Parksville Beachfest Society and The Rotary Club of Parksville. Kim can be reached at the Chamber office 9-5 pm Monday through Friday. Email Kim.

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Lynda Schneider - Bookkeeper

Lynda Schneider has been the Chamber's bookkeeper since 2009, is a certified Visitor Counsellor, and has explored the Island extensively. She is always ready to share those off-the-beaten-path areas with visitors. For four seasons, Lynda was the Summer by the Sea Street Market Coordinator and helped to build the market up to being one of the largest street markets on Vancouver Island. She can also be seen helping to coordinate our Canada Day Celebrations. Lynda enjoys graphic design, art and photography. Lynda works Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5 pm. Email Lynda.

Linda Tchorz - Chamber Administration & Visitor Services Coordinator

Linda is the most familiar face at the Chamber with over 20 years experience....give or take. Linda started as a volunteer assisting with the Fantasy Auction. She is a certified Visitor Counsellor and she trains most of the staff, volunteers and summer students that come through the Chamber. Linda grew up in the area and easily shares her knowledge of the local community with staff and visitors alike. Linda manages the Visitor Centre operation, Chamber Administration and website. She can be reached at the Chamber office Tuesday through Thursday 9-5pm. Email Linda.

Lisa Wallace - Sales/Marketing and Communications 

Lisa recently moved to the Island from Nova Scotia, and has been with the Chamber since early in 2017. Born in Montreal and lived in Calgary for many years, she moved to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area to be closer to family. She is responsible for membership sales, advertising, marketing and communications.  She and her husband are always exploring the Island,  making new discoveries and getting to know the area. Being new to the community, Lisa brings a fresh perspective to both the Chamber and Visitor Centre operations. She is also a certified Visitor Counsellor and works Monday to Friday 9-5pm. Email Lisa

Caitlin Woon - Event Coordinator 

Caitlin is a recent graduate of VIU, receiving her Bachelor of Tourism Management and an Event Management Certificate. She has lived in the Oceanside Community since she was 5 years old. On her time off you’ll catch her either planning her next travel tour, or at the mall shopping her little heart out. She will be coordinating the Chamber events which include the Summer by the Sea Street Market, the Gala and the Business Achievement Awards, just to name a few. You may recognize Caitlin, as she was one of our summer students in 2014. Her Visitor Counsellor skills will come in handy, as she will also be assisting visitors. Caitlin can be reached at the Chamber Monday to Friday 9-5. Email Caitlin



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