VCCS Employer Services
A long time resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Dawn and her family have enjoyed attending schools, working, playing and enjoying all that the area has to offer. For over 20 years she and her husband have owned and operated McColl Construction. She is a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College with diplomas in Museum Management, Art Conservation and a certification in Human Resources Management. Prior to her current role, Dawn worked 15 years in various community development and management roles within the non profit sector including health and long term care, human resources, municipal and National Heritage Museums. Dawn has worked in the Employment Services Field for over 15 years in a variety of roles. Dawn serves as Past Chair on the board of the Workforce Development Board and is currently in the role of the Assistant Executive Director at VCCS Employer Services in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Staples & Swain
Waylon grew up in Lindsay. His post-secondary education was at Western University, where he studied Business and Consumer Behaviour. Following his undergraduate degree, he briefly worked out West before moving to Kingston where he studied law at Queen’s.
He articled with a full service firm in Cambridge and then moved back to Lindsay in July of 2020, where he joined Staples & Swain. He is building a practice focused primarily on corporate law, including partnership and shareholder agreements, commercial lease drafting and review, incorporations, and business purchase and sale transactions. He also practices residential real estate, focusing on purchases and sales, but also doing work with landlord and tenant issues.
Waylon is thrilled to be back home and living in Lindsay with his wife and their almost two year old daughter, and is very much excited to be reconnecting with and deepening his roots in the community.
Kelly's Glenn Golf Learning Centre
Shana is a life-long resident of Kawartha Lakes. She was raised in Bobcaygeon and moved to Lindsay in 2017.
A graduate of Georgian College Business Administration - Professional Golf Management, Shana has been a proud member of the Professional Golfers' Association of Canada since 2006. She opened her business - Kelly's Glen Golf Learning Centre - in her family's backyard in 2011, and has recently opened her indoor golf studio in Lindsay. Shana is also the Teaching Professional at Lindsay Golf & Country Club.
Dr. Brett Goodwin
In 1993, Dr. Goodwin earned a B.Arts.Sc. from McMaster University, majoring in biology. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. in landscape ecology and ecological modeling from Carleton University. Over his career, Dr. Goodwin has taught primarily ecology and statistics courses. At the University of North Dakota, he took a leadership role in transforming the undergraduate curriculum to follow a more active and collaborative approach. This included helping get a 180-seat SCALE UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs) room on campus and providing the faculty development necessary for a successful transition into such an active-learning space.
Dr. Goodwin became the dean of Fleming College’s School of Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences in May, 2017. Since then he has been working with a diverse and dedicated group of faculty, technicians, and staff at this unique school.
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Samantha is the Branch Manager at RBC Lindsay branch. She has over 20 years progressive experience in the financial services industry. She enjoys helping her clients reach their financial goals and dreams and helping her team grow and succeed. Samantha is an active contributor to the Kawartha Lakes community and enjoys volunteering for local not-for-profit organizations such as the Junior Achievement, the Alzheimer’s Society and Women’s Resources. Samantha grew up and resides in Lindsay and looks forward to working with our vibrant business community and supporting the Chamber in achieving its strategic goals.
The Lindsay Advocate
Roderick Benns, publisher of The Lindsay Advocate, a magazine focused on the social and economic wellness of awartha LAkes. In the 1990s he won an award through that Canadian Community of Newspapers Association while with Lindsay This Week. He has interviewed Prime Ministers, Ministers and Senators. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post
Joby was born in Collingwood and raised in Lindsay. After graduating from Seneca College with a diploma in Business Administration – Sales and Marketing, he spent several years working for multi-national furniture manufacturing companies in Southern Ontario. In 2002 the opportunity to return his young family to the Kawartha’s and work with one of his best friends presented itself. 20 years later Joby is proud to be a partner at one of Central Ontario’s most successful moving and storage companies.
REALTOR® with ROYALE Town &
Country Realty Inc. Brokerage
Janet brings over a decade of marketing and sales experience as a highly accomplished leader in the media industry. A Kawartha Lakes native, Janet attended Fleming College for Business & Marketing. Throughout her career, Janet has served as a sales and marketing consultant for countless sizeable companies in helping them create, expand and brand themselves effectively.
Janet is a dedicated entrepreneur and a highly motivated individual with a reputation for consistently going beyond what is required while using high standards to achieve results.