Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

Meet the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors.   You can click on each name to reveal additional information about each of our directors.


Caldwell Roach Insurance

“Born and raised in the “Hub of Nova Scotia”, Matt has worked at Caldwell-Roach Insurance since 2004. As a general insurance broker Matt takes great pride in serving the community where he lives, works and plays, and in that vein has served on our Board of Director’s since 2013. Matt also serves as a Director for the Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia and in his free time is an active member of the local CrossFit community.”

I have been on the board of the Chamber since 2013 and a real estate agent since 2008.  With a B.Sc in Home Economics and a background in hospitality working out West, real estate has been an awesome change and energizing challenge. In fact, working in the self-employed sector, in addition to my husband doing the same, it has been invaluable to be a part of the Chamber – from the value of the networking and educational opportunities that it brings, through the ability to be up to speed on the issues that are faced by our business community and to understand that a shared voice can go a long way.  I encourage everyone to be involved and active in what the Chamber has to offer.

RBC Banking

Don has been with RBC for 21 years. Don has held previous Branch Management positions throughout Nova Scotia. Previous community involvement includes serving as President for the Parrsboro and District Board of Trade, Chair of the Parrsboro Community Development Society and Vice President for the Rotary Club of Pictou.
Don has been with the Chamber since 2010.

Connie is a familiar face to many from her years working in and managing local health care offices. She proudly opened the doors of Party Time Rentals in 2011 and has been a member of the Chamber since 2013, recognizing its value for networking and educational opportunities.  A life-long resident of Colchester, Connie believes in giving back to her community. She balances her time between business; varied fitness pursuits; family; and volunteering. Connie is excited to be a member of the Board and looks forward to learning about and contributing to their efforts.

Owner/Operator of Elegant Steps

Karen is the proud owner of Elegant Steps, a ladies clothing and footwear store in downtown Truro, for the past 24 years.  Giving back to the community and being involved in other organizations is very important to her.

Karen is a proud mom of two young men, enjoys golfing and spending quality time with her family.  She has been a board member of the chamber since 2010.

Karen is an entrepreneur and a respected member of the IT Faculty at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Truro Campus. Karen examines all sides of project from start to finish, and adds intelligent consideration to Chamber projects and goals. We are lucky to have her input.

David graduated with a degree in Marine Biology from UCNW Bangor in 1993 and immediately jumped on a plane to South Africa where he spent the next 4 years completing his PhD in Zoology at Rhodes University. Upon completion of his PhD David then took up the post of lecturer in Marine Biology at The University of the Western Cape in Cape Town and then returned to a lectureship at Rhodes University in 1998.
He is now Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University’s Truro Campus, and is the Campus Principal. Busy? Yes, but he leads by example and always makes time for his role at the Chamber of Commerce. David is married to Janine and they have three daughters.

Manager:Business Development
Old Fletcher Farm Property Limited
a division of Masstown Market

Ron has called Nova Scotia home for most of his life, with over half of it here in Central Nova Scotia.  He served rural Nova Scotians with personal financial services for 20 years prior to working in Regional Economic Development for almost a Decade.  The last three years Ron has assumed the role of Manager: Business Development  for Masstown Market Limited, a role which continues to expand, challenge and delight.

After surviving three daughters under three, now all in their twenties, he and his wife of 30+ years enjoy cottage life and spoiling grandchildren.

Peter grew up in the Truro area and graduated from the DAL AC in April 2016 with a B.Sc. and a major in Agri-business.

In January 2016, he was named the #1 student entrepreneur in Atlantic Canada by the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

Peter has started and built a property management business, P.T. Property Care, and recently acquired Nova-Pro Sealers, an asphalt sealing and repair business.

He married his wife, Robyn in July  2016 and they plan to stay, work, and do business in the Truro area. As an entrepreneur, he has a vested interest in improving the small business environment in Nova Scotia.

Bob was born in Halifax and graduated with a business degree from Acadia University in 1977. He has lived in Truro for over 40 years and is married to Truro-born Noelle (Wilson) where they have raised three daughters. Bob has been the managing partner of Truro based Lynd’s Industrial Supply with a staff of 14 since 2012. He has been a business owner for the past 18 years in Truro and has worked for several other Truro Businesses; General Manager of Truro Sanitation where he initiated and developed the first glass recycling operation in Eastern Canada in 2008; was responsible for sales and marketing at Inland Technologies developing their glycol waste contracts throughout the USA as well as a successful waste oil treatment facility in South East Asia; and was Sales Manager at Sansom Equipment Ltd for 16 years.

He has served on the CoRDA Industrial Park committee, First United board of Stewarts and been an officer with Truro Fellowship Lodge. Bob enjoys watercolor painting and being active, with memberships at Truro’s fabulous RECC, Truro Golf Club and Ski Wentworth and has been involved with Taekwondo over the past 18 years.

Nancy is the co-owner of Lock & Stone Property Services.  Nancy was born and raised in Truro.

She is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a BA.  Nancy had a 22 year career with the NS Liquor License Board and the NS Utility & Review Board as Board Clerk.

She then returned to Truro to takeover the family business, Mill Beverage Room which she operated until 2010.  Following this she co-founded her current business Lock & Stone Property Services.

Sam Abushenaf | Eng, MBA, WRT, FSRT, CDS

Sam is the business owner of PuroClean Restoration in Truro. He has Engineering and MBA degree from Dalhousie University with over 8 years experience in property damages and construction. Sam came from Libya when he was 17 years old “all alone” and started a new life in Truro, Nova Scotia. Today, he lives with his wife Amy, and three children, Ali, Salim & Aya. Sam enjoys the country lifestyle and loves traveling with his family.