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Board of Directors

Landis Vanthuyne, Director

President

Landis Vanthuyne
All Trailer Repair

Stony Plain

Landis grew up in Stony Plain, attended Memorial Composite High School, played hockey for the Stony Plain Flyers, and owns and operates All Trailer Repair, here in Stony Plain. Landis has been a Director with the Chamber for the past 3 years, and for the last year and half has been the GPRC's Treasurer.

As the Treasurer he not only looked to provide financial support and focus to the chamber to transition in to a strong and prosperous organization but has also completed a complete review of reporting to ensure that any decisions that need to be made can take into consideration accurate and up to date financial data. He is a focused and engaged Director and community member and believes that Small Business is not for the faint hearted; it is for the brave and persistent.

Richard Wong

Vice President

Richard Wong
McLennan Ross LLP

Spruce Grove

A Spruce Grove resident who has served as a director on the GPRC since 2021. He was chair of the Emerging Leaders Group Committee over the last year and has served on the Indigenous Business and Advocacy Committees.

He is a lawyer at McLennan Ross LLP, a full-service regional law firm, and he maintains a commercial litigation practice with a focus on construction disputes. He represents contractors, owners, and developers in all manner of construction lawsuits. Richard is also experienced with non-refugee immigration matters specifically assisting individual and corporate clients in obtaining both temporary and permanent status.

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Co-Membership Chair

Jennifer Fancey
Royal Bank

Spruce Grove

 

Kyle Frenz

Chair Indigenous Business Committee

Kyle Frenz
NexGen Transportation

Achison

Kyle is a resident of Stony Plain and lives in Parkland County with his wife and two daughters. He has been a resident of the area for 22 years.

He is General Manager and co-founder of NexGen Transportation (Now a Myshak Group Company). He started in the specialized transportation industry at 18 and worked in the field for 16 years, starting as laborer then moving up to a senior level in the field. With a desire to do things a new way and have a company that promotes from within and gives employees a voice, Kyle and his two partners decided to start their own company. NexGen has now grown to almost 50 employees and has the second largest fleet of specialized trailers in Canada.

Chase Henituik

Treasurer

Chase Henituik
Handi-Can

Spruce Grove

A product of Spruce Grove Minor Hockey; its development taught him early in life the qualities and values of leadership. Drafted into the Western Hockey League, he left home and his roots behind in Spruce Grove, taking his talents to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Many years later as one door closed another opened upon his return home to the city that he loves.

A brief stint with the Spruce Grove Saints Jr A hockey club would lead him into a career in the transportation industry. This opportunity turned the page to a new chapter in his life. Engrained with a hard-working attitude and willingness to learn he cemented a career in the waste and refuse industry for the past 12 years, the last 5 of which have been managing Handi-Can, a locally owned and operated business in the heartland of the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber.

Serving his community in its events and construction has instilled pride in him that cannot be conveyed in just simply words. His knowledge and expertise in the waste and refuse industry has fostered his passion for sustainable environmentally conscious development.

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Co-Membership Chair

Ashleigh Munro
Kiwi Nurseries Ltd

Acheson

Ashleigh is the Garden Centre Coordinator for Kiwi Nurseries. She was born and raised in the Spruce Grove and Parkland area. Ashleigh joined her family business over 12 years ago and has continued to grow their business while also supporting other businesses and organizations in the community. Some of her notable contributions to Spruce Grove are starting the Community Garden and co-chairing the Agra Fair.

Matt Schellenberger

Chair
Membership Committee Chair

Matt Schellenberger
MattStan Herefords and Edmonton Construction Association

Spruce Grove

A lifelong resident of the Spruce Grove/Parkland County area. He grew up in our community, is part of a fourth-generation cattle farm, and has worked in not-for-profit organizations and community groups in the Edmonton region for over ten years. He comes from a family with a history of public service, and is focused on supporting the membership, and local business generally, to ensure the tri-region remains a fantastic place to raise a family, operate a farm, own a business, retire, and live. Matt currently resides on the MattStan Herefords farm just north of Spruce Grove with his wife and two boys.

Aline Shoepp

Aline Schoepp
Barclay Street Real Estate

Stony Plain

Aline joined the GPRC as a Director in March 2022. Volunteering her time as Vice Chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee, showing support for Grand Openings of new businesses, and engaging in community events.

As a commercial leasing specialist with Barclay Street Real Estate, she provides honest assessments, meaningful solutions, and active engagement with her clients every step of the way. Her passion for retail was formulated with her involvement in her family’s specialty health food store in Stony Plain – Homegrown Foods. The locally owned business was founded 25 years ago and continues to expand. Her family has lived and continue to farm in the Stony Plain area for five generations.

Michael Thomas

Chair Policy

Michael Thomas
Main Street Law LLP

Stony Plain

Greater Parkland region has been Michael’s home and where he has worked since 2008. A lawyer with Main Street Law, he has worked in both larger and smaller firm settings during his legal career. He also assists his wife with their two Barkstreet Market businesses; one each in Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.

He graduated from the University of Alberta with a business degree and, after working for a large heavy duty machinery company for a few years, obtained his law degree with a specialization in business law from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He has board of director experience acting as a director on various boards in the Greater Parkland region, including what was previously the Stony Plain Chamber of Commerce.