George White - Solicitor to the Board of Directors

George White

Solicitor to the Board of Directors


George White is the managing partner of Patterson Law and has been engaged in corporate / commercial practice for over 40 years.  He assists businesses in all stages from start up to succession and also provides estate planning advice.  George is frequently honored for achievement by his peers and ranking organizations. He is a Martindale-Hubbel AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyer,  listed as a leading practitioner in corporate/commercial law by Lexpert’s Canadian Legal Directory and was included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada for Corporate Law

Ron Smith - Past President

Ron Smith


Ron Smith

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 five 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.

Matthew Mossman - President of the Board of Directors

Matthew Mossman

President of the Board of Directors


Our new President, Matthew Mossman has been working in Colchester County since 2012 and helps local businesses with marketing solutions on radio, digital and CTV. He enjoys being involved in supporting local and with the Chamber. It’s an opportunity to donate time to helping support local business. He and his wife Lisa Lane are proud fur parents to their cats Poppy and Pepper. One of the best parts of Matthew is he is a Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, New England Patriots and New York Knicks fan.

Karen Baillie - 1st Vice President

Karen Baillie

First Vice-President


Owner –  Elegant Steps


Karen is the proud owner of Elegant Steps, carrying ladies clothing, footwear and Merle Norman Skin Care and Cosmetics for the last 26 years. Giving back to the community and being involved in organizations like the chamber is a very important part of her business.

Karen was a board member from 2009 to 2019 and is returning to the board this year.

Carole Fisher - 2nd Vice President

Carole Fisher

Second Vice-President

Carole Fisher

Co-Owner, Ditch Doctor


Carole is co-owner of Ditch Doctor Atlantic Limited, in 2002 her husband Adam started the company with a long reach excavator dredging harbours and marinas, bush cutting services as well as infrastructure drainage using the Ditch Doctor Excavator Attachment Adam designed and built.

Carole grew up in Five Islands, living most of her life in the West Colchester area currently living in Glenholme. Carole graduated with her travel and tourism degree along with marketing and project management working in the travel industry, banking and education department for CCRSB.

Carole has volunteered for many non profit organizations and has been a board member on various committees and she recognizes the importance of flexibility, social media, patience and clear communication and are looking forward to becoming a board member.