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!
Kyla Pierson | Membership & Business Development Specialist
I am thrilled to be the Membership & Business Development 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 three 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!