Board of Directors


The Strathmore & District Chamber is managed by a Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting or appointed by the Board interim. The directors are volunteers, who set the policies and goals of the organization.

2017 – 2018 Chamber Board & Executive Director

Terri Kinsman – President

Rocking R Guest Ranch

Terri has over 20 years in management within the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry plus 9 Years in the Hospitality Industry. Together with her husband Marv, they built a successful guest ranch on their beautiful property east of Strathmore. In 2010, the Rocking R Guest Ranch was nominated, by Travel Alberta, for a Growing Rural Tourism Award and in the same year they were the recipient of the WestJet value award for the Top Hotel in Canada.

Terri has served on the Board of Directors for the Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa in Osoyoos, BC where she was part of the team responsible for developing a new marketing strategy for the resort. Terri was also on the Board for the Community Crisis Shelter in Health Region 5 and was instrumental in the building of a multi-million dollar Crisis Shelter in Strathmore.

She is currently working with Canadian Badlands Tourism (CBT) to market CBT as the next iconic tourism destination in Alberta. Terri also sits on the Alberta Strategic Tourism Council.

Wanda Reinholdt – Vice President

Reinholdt Productions

Wanda is passionate about telling great stories that motivate and inspire audiences to change their perspectives, attitudes or approach. Her ability to listen and transform a story to different art mediums is second-to-none, making her a highly sought-after director/producer in Alberta.

Winner of Best Director and Best Actress at the Alberta One Act Festival (2009) for her production of Graceland, Wanda has continued to be a pioneer for female directors across the country. She served on the directing team for the feature, The Great Fear, and has directed numerous short films including Perogy Boyz, and Belong…Create…Connect for the Hope Bridges Society. Wanda’s directing with Barrett Hileman showcased her work to audiences around North America, but her time with Burnt Thicket Theatre exposed Wanda to a world of authentic storytelling on a more personal level. Most recently, Wanda directed the TELUS-supported short film, Are you Listening? A Pathway to Empathy.

Beyond the director’s chair, Wanda has served on numerous boards as President, Secretary and Director. In addition to her undergrad degrees in Theatre and Music, Wanda has completed film, directing and acting apprenticeships, has an IRP in Design and participated in a Directing Mentorship. She is the artistic director for Reinholdt Productions and focuses on developing real-life stories and translating them to film, stage or canvas.

Wanda is a member in good standing with the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF). And is excited about serving the great community of Strathmore and Wheatland County.

David Wilks – Treasurer

ATB

Bio coming soon

Matt McBean – Coordinator

Stratus Ag Research

Matt is a Market Research Manager with Stratus Ag Research. Matt has over 10 years of experience working in ag retail, his skills ranging from facility management to business development and support. Given his extensive involvement in various roles within the industry, Matt has a keen ability to represent producers and product/service providers in the agriculture sector.

Matt and his wife Cassie are both passionate about and involved in agriculture and are proud to be a part of the Strathmore community.

Bob Sobol – Director

Representative for Town of Strathmore

Bio & Picture coming soon

Berniece Bland – Director

Bio & Picture coming soon

Robert Wells – Director

County of Wheatland

Bob is a small business owner who has lived in Strathmore for the past ten years. He brings extensive experience in various volunteer positions for the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta.

His primary focus was helping minor hockey Calgary and was instrumental in the building of the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex. He was president and/or director on many boards involved in minor sports.

Lawrence Carriere – Director

Badlands Business Services

Lawrence is a small business owner with an interest in entrepreneurism. He his wife and two sons have called Strathmore home since 2014. Lawrence also serves as a board member with the Strathmore Overnight Shelter.

James Watt – Director

OK Tire

Bio coming soon

David Crombie – Director

Bio coming soon

Shelley Toderian – Executive Director

Shelley joined the Chamber in March 2015 to become more involved with the community having recently moved with her family from Calgary. She has been an engaged community leader with board experience, spending numerous years as a volunteer working for various community, sports and home owners’ organizations.

Shelley retired from TELUS Communications Inc. as a management employee of many disciplines. Her experience ranges from managing operations, interacting with sales and marketing, human resources, and enjoyed her leadership role of Customer Service teams, supporting small businesses to international clients. Her management training and experience has been an asset in her new role as Executive Director of the Chamber.

She is enjoying being a member of the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce, a team focused on the promotion and recognition of Strathmore as a town and supporting the amazing businesses and people running them.

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