• Board of Directors

  • President

    Stéphane Deschênes
    Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park



    Bare Oaks is a year-round naturist park near Toronto in Canada where the entire family can experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting. We are nestled among the natural wilderness of the Ontario Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine. Our varied landscape includes open spaces forests ponds streams and a small lake. We also have many recreational facilities. Our clubhouse provides year-round amenities including saunas and a whirlpool. Bare Oaks offers day-use memberships and seasonal campsites but also welcomes visitors and travelers.Some might use the terms nudist and nudism to describe us and what we do. But we prefer naturist and naturism because our creed is so much more than just taking your clothes off. It is a life philosophy with physical psychological environmental social and moral benefits. We try to live a naturist life and nudity is key to body acceptance and an integral part of our naturist philosophy. As such we are not clothing-optional. Clothing is worn only for protection. We give visitors a chance to adjust but everyone is expected to make a decision as to whether they want to be naturists or not.Located between Toronto and the gateway to Ontario's cottage country it is the perfect location to stay while visiting Toronto. A short drive south on Highway #404 gets you into Toronto in about 30 minutes.

  • Director

    Rob Schuetze
    Aurora Online Inc.

    At Aurora Online we are able to offer your business end-to-end solutions. Our Service abilities allow us to provide your company with one stop shopping for services such as Web Design and Hosting Programming email spam protection and remote backup services. Aurora Online has developed its own Content Managed System called XimmiX. Besides CMS it also has full e-commerce features. Aurora Online's Data Centre is located in Vaughan, Ontario with multiple levels of security. Aurora Online owns all of the equipment. Nothing is rented or leased.

  • Director

    Stephanie Clare

    East Gwillimbury Public Library

    Stephanie Clare is currently workingat East Gwillimbury Public Library as Manager, Programs & Community Engagement. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts while studying New Media at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. Here she learned the power of storytelling through various mediums ranging from video and web production to community installation projects. Working with various field professionals she has been able to apply her technical skills and is now focused on community storytelling and engagement while studying to complete her Masters of Library and Information Science. Always trying to think outside of the box she looks for new ways to engage residents though innovative programs and outreach sessions. She is passionate the community of East Gwillimbury and is looking forward to serving on the Chamber Board of Directors.

  • Director

    Michael Zajac
    A E Natural Meats

  • Director

    John Flanagan
    International Network Professionals


  • Vice President



    Lori Woodyatt

    Executive Director
    Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum

  • Treasurer

    Linda Shaw
    Legal Shield

    Linda was a chartered financial planner for over 30 years. After retirement, she was introduced to LegalShield and was impressed by their benefits. Linda’s experience in the financial sector gave her insights to the obstacles families often faced when they needed or wanted legal services.  For instance, up to 70% of Canadians do not have Wills and Power of Attorneys in place. Linda was amazed to discover these services are covered by LegalShield for a low monthly fee and the company works with referral lawyers from a long established Toronto firm. As an entrepreneur, Linda also knew how lonely it can be at the top!  Decision-making help regarding hiring, rental contracts, and small disputes, are not always within a business owner’s range of expertise. To be able to call a law firm for advice on any matter, trivial or traumatic gives people peace of mind and LegalShield makes this possible.

  • Director

    Deniz Jafari

    Lions & Sun Bar and Lounge

  • Council Liaison

    Scott Crone, Ward 3

    Town of East Gwillimbury


    Scott Crone is serving his first term as Councillor for East Gwillimbury.

    Scott has twenty years of corporate business experience managing multi-million dollar budgets and as a member of the executive team, shared responsibility for nearly half a billion dollars in capital and assets.  Scott gained his corporate experience in the insurance industry. He started as an insurance agent and eventually worked his way up to Vice President of Underwriting & Distribution.  In his roles he was responsible for business development, marketing, and profitable risk selection. Born and raised in Mount Albert, Scott has called East Gwillimbury home for most of his life. Scott grew up on a farm and learned the value of hard work and community service early in life. His family goes back six generations in East Gwillimbury. His work experience literally spans from Main Street to Bay Street. Prior to his successful council run, Scott was instrumental in attracting the DUCA Credit Union to Mount Albert.In his first term on Council, Scott looks forward to improving community safety, better access to high speed internet and making East Gwillimbury an even better place to live.Since 2016, Scott has been a volunteer board member for the Alzheimer's Society of York Region. He chairs their fund development committee. He has championed other local causes throughout the years.In his spare time, Scott enjoys travel, movies, and volunteering for community organizations. Scott resides on the 9th Line, Mount Albert with his wife Saleena and daughter Kayla.

  • Director

    Lori Dalton
    Lori Dalton Agency for Speakers and Coaches

    Lori Dalton Agency for Speakers and Coaches is an agency for hiring speakers and coaches.