Tamara Dabels | Executive Director
My love of business and entrepreneurs began when I was a student at the U of A. During the summers I worked with the Canada Saskatchewan Business Service Centre where I helped entrepreneurs access vital information to begin a business and existing business owners access grants, marketing information, specialists etc. After graduating from the U of A with a BComm, Major in Finance and Minor in Marketing, I started my career with RBC in Grande Prairie as a Business Account Manager.
Since that beginning, I have been blessed to have a number of business experiences, from rental property management, to fund development with charities. I have worked with a broad scope of industries, from retail and hospitality to agriculture, forestry, oil and gas.
After the birth of our second child, my husband and I moved to Fort Saskatchewan – over 16 years ago. Working, volunteering, and playing in my community, a city that I love, is very important to me. I love to see our community thrive, and our business community plays a large role in the success of our city. I am so honoured to be the Executive Director of the Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce. It is a true privilege to work on behalf of the incredible business community that we have!
Erin Duncan | Events & Marketing
I come to this position with a background in community revitalization, project management, and non-profit administration. Along with master’s degrees in both architecture and historic preservation, I have specialized training in adaptive reuse strategies, community action and development planning, and project facilitation. I have years of experience in community engagement, special events, and volunteer management. I look forward to using these experiences to benefit the business owners and community of Fort Saskatchewan.
Our family relocated to Fort Saskatchewan from the States in August of 2017. Although it might take a few years to get used to the winters, we are loving our new hometown! My family (husband Kyle, and daughters Reese and Eliana) loves all of our local events, activities, and festivities. When I am not at the Chamber, you can find me coaching TimBits soccer, walking my dogs, or in line for a much-needed coffee!
Kyla Pierson | Membership & Sales
I am thrilled to be the Membership & Sales Specialist with the Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce! I believe that a knowledgeable, thriving business sector builds a strong community. My background is in customer service, specifically, I spent 12 years in customer service and brand management. I am passionate about building relationships and connecting people to the right resources to help them grow, which is why the Chamber is the perfect fit for me!
I was born and raised in Edmonton but have spent the last two years living in the Fort and absolutely fell in love with the community spirit the city exudes. In my free time my boyfriend, Ryan, and I are often found at the dog park with our dog Hadfield, checking out live music, watching movies or partaking in various activities in the area. I also love to read so if you have any great book recommendations I'd love to hear them!