2016-2017 Board of Directors


Jenny Deters
PRESIDENT

Board member since 2012
Committees: Business Recruitment (Chair), Marketing & Events
Rattan Plus Home & Patio
250-338-0211

Having a business in Downtown Courtenay is a dream come true for my husband Todd and I. I love the community feel, the events and the lovely dynamic customers our Downtown attracts. Being on the Board of Directors of the DCBIA allows me to be a part of all this while giving back to the


Deana Simkin
Board member since 2011
Committees: all DCBIA Committees
Billy D’s Pub and Bistro
tel. 250-334-8811
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Alana Adamschek
Board member since 2014
MNP
tel. 778-225-7246As a Chartered Professional Accountant with MNP LLP I get the opportunity to work with small business owners every day. The DCBIA allows me to combine my passion for helping small business owners and my knowledge and experience to give back to a community that is very important to me.
Lorna Hughes Board member since 2014
Carderos Cafe
tel 250-338-2519
Brett Walker Board member since 2016
Walker 24 Menswear
tel. 250-871-2415
Dr. Colin Wilson Board member since 2014
Committees: Infrastructure
Downtown Chiropractic
tel. 250-338-8683
Craig Carson Board member since 2015
Committees: Business Recruitment
Second Page Books
Grant Powers Board member since 2016
BMO
tel. 250-334-3181
Jorden Marshall Board member since 2011
Committees: Infrastructure
Hot Chocolates and Cakebread
250-338-8211
Mackenzie Gartside Board member since 2015
Committees: Marketing & Events
Select Mortgage
tel. 250-331-0800Mackenzie is the senior mortgage consultant on the Mackenzie Gartside & Associates team. She worked in banking for four years before transitioning to brokering in 2006. With an energetic and determined personality, Mackenzie works diligently to get her clients the absolute best mortgage terms possible.
Volunteering and organizing charity events are one of Mackenzie’s passions. She has volunteered as a director on several boards, she current several as First Chair on the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and actively participates as a member of a multitude of business, community and charity organizations. As with any parent, one of her main drivers is her child. Mackenzie’s daughter Payton has been a Type 1 Diabetic since she was two years old. Mackenzie spends many hours organizing and inventing fun and creative ways to fund-raise for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to aid in its quest to find a cure for Diabetes.
Sandra Viney Board member since 2015
Committees: Marketing & Events
Atlas Cafe
tel. 250-897-9838Being a part of our beautiful Downtown Courtenay since 1995 has been a wonderful experience. Trent and I feel blessed to work along side so many passionate, hard working and committed merchants. Giving back to the community that has supported us for these past 21 years is an honor. As a board member of the DCBIA I look forward to contributing to the collective efforts of many past and present members dedicated to making our Downtown a vibrant and exciting experience for all to enjoy.
Tamara Carter Board member since 2015
Committees: Marketing & Events (Chair)
Tamara Carter Sun Life Financial
tel. 250-331-1363