Our Kenora Chamber Directors
President Andy Scribilo has been with the organization since 2000. In his years at the Kenora Chamber, Andy has chaired many positions, giving him a strong understanding of the organization and its capacities. Andy takes pride in being the President of the Kenora Chamber as he hopes to help local businesses grow and prosper in our local economy. Andy is now retired after managing Bell Canada’s Northwestern Ontario region for 36 years. Andy spends his free time with family and friends while taking part in community initiatives by volunteering locally.
1st Vice President Steven Wolfe is an entrepreneur, educator, and musician born and raised in our beautiful Kenora, Ontario. He has a strong passion to connect and inspire individuals through music, tech, and genuine conversation.
As a result of his work, he has a wealth of knowledge in the field of education, the private sector, and the events industry. He is the owner and operator of WOLFE Inc., which has four branches active in our region: WOLFE Event Production, WOLFE Installs, WOLFE Media, and WOLFE Distribution. All branches of his company embody what it means to provide a professional and personalized service to Northwestern Ontario and beyond.
With his passion for teaching, he has had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of students both in person and online over the past six years. He has also provided training to equip elementary school teachers with the mindset, confidence, and resources they need to consistently bring music into their classrooms.
He has always been a firm believer in walking the walk and not just talking the talk. As a result, he is responsible for several community initiatives, including The Piano Project and The Kenora Concert Series. He acknowledges the opportunities he has been able to create in Kenora and graciously gives his time and resources back to the community he loves.
As an active member of the Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce for several years, it is his pleasure to bring his background and experiences into the conversations we hold and the important work we do. He is honoured to be a part of the voice for businesses in Northwestern Ontario, embracing existing connections and meeting many new people along the way.
2nd Vice President Timothy Warkentin works as an Investment Specialist with Cooperators in Kenora. He has over 20 years of financial services experience. He has a passion for helping clients prepare for life’s transitions through retirement and estate planning, education and disability savings, tax sheltering, and insurance needs. Tim helps people retire and stay retired with RRSPs, TFSAs, RRIFs, and insurance.
Tim’s family owned a fishing lodge on Lake of the Woods for 20 years and grew up guiding on the lake. He enjoys golfing, curling, and lake time. Kenora is home for Tim and giving back to this beautiful community is why he joined the Chamber of Commerce. Tim is looking forward to working with the local business community to make Kenora a wonderful place to live and work.
Treasurer Alex Gamboa is one of two partners at the local accounting firm Gamboa & Holland LLP. He was born and raised in Kenora and is proud to bring a local service to the city. Through his work, he has discovered a passion for helping people and has been working in the accounting industry since 2016. He joined the chamber to offer his expertise and assist our community in the best way he can, serving as the chamber’s Treasurer.
He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and serves on the Audit Committee for the Kenora Catholic District School Board.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son.
Director Ron Malashewski was born and raised in Kenora and has resided in Calgary, Montreal, and Winnipeg, before moving back to Kenora in 2004. He has been a member of the KDCC since 2007.
He is President of Cliff Lake Entrepreneur Advisors (formerly Cliff Lake Capital Limited), providing Corporate Consulting Services and entrepreneur coaching for start-up and early-stage companies across a diverse range of sectors, including natural resources, alternative energy, transportation and logistics, internet infrastructure, and industrial technology.
From 1980 until 1992, he held Senior Engineering positions with the City of Calgary Electric System, a major Canadian municipal electric utility. In 1992, he joined Richardson Greenshields of Canada and later BMO Nesbitt Burns in Calgary. In 1999, he formed Cliff Lake Capital.
In addition to ongoing corporate consulting activities, Ron is the Kenora Regional Consultant to the Northern Ontario Angels, the #1 Angel Organization in North America for Northern Ontario entrepreneurs (looking for growth capital) and Angel Investors (looking for investments).
He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (nonpracticing status), a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, and a Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
He has held board positions with business and professional organizations, condominium and cottage owners’ associations, and sports/recreational organizations throughout his professional and business career.
He continues to work with the KDCC and the business community on their initiatives for business development and growth in the region.
Director Natasha Stoyakovich is the Marketing and Communications Manager at FSET Inc., an information technology and managed services provider that delivers progressive and forward-thinking solutions within the public and private sectors. A strategic leader recognized by the Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards, she believes that the greatest chance to succeed is in strengthening what you naturally do best and doing more of it, whether that be as an individual or organization. As a multifaceted business-oriented professional, she is inspired by the future and what could be. Relocating from Southern Ontario to Kenora in 2018, she has become passionate about finding ways to connect and collaborate with the community she now calls home.
She is currently a Director on the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board (NTAB), and prior to joining the Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce, she volunteered as an Executive of The Young Professionals Network of Kenora, the Kenora Sustainability Advisory Committee, and as Treasurer on the Kenora Harbourtown BIZ. A self-directed individual, enthusiastic about business development, community improvement, and ongoing education, she capitalizes on every opportunity to learn and grow, and is currently working towards her Ec.D. designation and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. On a personal note, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and young son.
Director Taylor Forsyth is an Insurance and Financial Services Advisor at The Standard Financial Advantage Inc, part of The Standard Insurance Brokers Ltd. Taylor is passionate about helping people achieve their financial security goals. Taylor has been involved in the financial services industry for the last ten years and specializes in Life Insurance, Group Health Benefits, and Wealth Management.
Having grown up in Kenora and now raising his family here, Taylor understands the unique needs of his clients and takes a personal approach to getting to know everyone that walks through the door.
When he is not busy helping his clients achieve their financial goals, Taylor enjoys spending time on the golf course and taking his three young daughters and spouse out on Lake of the Woods.
Taylor is ready to help his clients design a plan to meet their financial objectives. Give him a call at 468-7057 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting.
Director Rod Moore was born and raised in Kenora and has lived in every neighborhood.
He and his wife, Laura, have owned Image One Home & Cottage since 2007. Rod started working with Laura in 2016 after a long run as a courier.
Never too old to learn a new trade, he has mastered the industrial sewing machines and can now whip up a mooring cover in no time flat.
Rod enjoys those rare days off fishing or camping with his boys, Alex and Eric, and the dog, Hella.
Director Colton Chia is the General Manager of LOTW Docking and the Grace Anne II Yacht & Lodge. LOTW Docking is comprised of five brands – The Boat Centre (boat repair, detail, and storage), LOTW Docking (docking slips and parking at 5 locations around Kenora), Lakeside Watersports & Rentals (Pontoon, fishing boat, and jet ski rentals), Two Bears Marina (Keewatin full-service marina), Musky Point Marina (Kenora full-service marina). The Grace Anne II Yacht & Lodge is a private luxury fishing lodge and yacht charter operation based on Big Narrows Island. Growing up on Lake of the Woods since age three and with seven years of experience in the Canadian travel industry, hospitality and tourism in Kenora is a natural fit. Colton loves helping others to enjoy the beauty of the lake, whether seasonal residents, tourists, or international guests.