Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are all volunteers looking towards the betterment of our Business Community and Economic Development.
Michael Filip – Chair
Michael has decades of computing and IT experience. Beginning in 1998 out of the Computer Science Co-Op program at the University of Waterloo, his experience ranged from help desk & support, to programmer, website developer, up to managing a multi-member corporate programming team. He also enjoys playing the piano and tinkering with other electronics and solar projects.
Michael started Scugog Computers in 2013 to fill the need for local onsite and mobile computer repair and to share his expertise with the community. His services are extensive: PC and Laptop repair, virus removal, tune-up, battery or hardware replacement, broken touchscreen repair, and even websites.
He is proud to be the Chair of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to helping the Scugog community grow.
Terry Vos – Vice Chair
Vos Independent Grocer
Karen Hunt – Treasurer
Margaret Ayres – Director
Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham (BBBSND)
Currently, I sit on the Fundraising and Finance committees for BBBSND. I have helped the Scugog Chamber with the Annual Elimination Draw, I take part in the Santa Claus Parade with BBBSND and I attend chamber events such as the home show, AGM’s, breakfast/ lunch meetings, and attend and participate in community events.
As a Board Director I hope to contribute new ideas, help where needed and bring a positive attitude to the chamber and community. I wish to serve on the Board of Directors as my way of contributing and giving back to the community.
I am really not sure yet as to what I would like to see accomplished, I know that the Board members work hard to make Scugog a great place to play, work and live and I would like to be a part of that. I look forward to gaining knowledge by learning more about the variety of issues surrounding Scugog.
Robert (Bob) J. Brozina, BAA, CLU, ChFC. – Director
Bob is a longtime and active director with the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and had served as our representative for the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan for many years.
Bob was an associate with Hardiman Mount & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. and has built a distinguished insurance career over the last three decades in both sales and management. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. He is Chairman of the Township of Scugog Committee of Adjustment and the Property Standards Committee. In 2005, Bob was named by the Township of Scugog to the Mayor’s Honour Roll.
He is a Past President of the Durham Children’s Aid Society, a founding Director of the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation and the founder and coordinator of the Durham CAPPY Ride. Bob is a Past President of the Oshawa Jaycees and a lifetime member of the Canada Jaycee Senate.
However, the only title which Bob is truly proud of, and to which he always responds to is “Grandpa”.
Elaine Hall – Sitting Chaplain to the Scugog Chamber
Elaine and her husband Don Willmer bring over 20 years of experience in team ministry and have been serving the Port Perry and Prince Albert United Churches since Fall 2011. Both grew up in East York, in the east end of Toronto. They were married in 1992. Ordained in 1994, for the next 7 years they served together in a five-point charge in Cape Breton; this stirred in them a love of rural and small-town life. They then moved to Perth, in eastern Ontario, and spent 10 happy years working half-time each at a two-point charge in Lanark County and raising their young family.
Elaine’s passions are storytelling and finding God at work in both the big picture and the small details of our lives. Elaine values journeying with people at all ages and stages of their living. She looks for and encourages the Christ light in all whom she meets.
Don and Elaine have 3 children, and live in Port Perry.
- See under Benefits the Chaplain roll
- Elaine can be reached at email@example.com or by
- Phone: 905-985-2801
- Directory link – https://scugogchamber.ca/member/port-perry-prince-albert-united-churches/
Jill Howsam-Adomeit – Director
Jill currently is working as a Service Co-Ordinator, for Community Care Durham / Scugog.
Community Care Durham (CCD), established in 1977, is a multi-service registered charitable organization. We provide Home Support (Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Foot Care) In Home Respite (Caregiver Relief) and COPE Mental Health services for adults and their caregivers who have needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health. This would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, partners and community supporters. Our services are provided free of charge or for a minimal fee and are administered through various service locations across Durham Region. Services provided by Community Care Durham help adults in need maintain their health and independence at home – where they want to live – and to help adults and families cope with the increasing demand of caring for loved ones.
For over 10 years Jill has been actively been involved in helping others with planning and running special events as well as celebrations. She assists and organizes “The Community Gift Giving Program” through Mary Kay which provides residents at the Port Perry Community Nursing Home with gifts on Christmas Day.
Jillian was also on the Mayor’s Honour Roll for 2009 recognizing her community service work. She is an Independent Sales Rep for Mary Kay, is a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2008 and also sits on the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She has been a Director with the Chamber of Commerce since 2003 allowing her to assist in planning and coordinating varies events within the community. Helping others is something Jill truly loves doing.
Kristen Meyer-Creamer – Director
Kristen Meyer-Creamer is a branding and marketing specialist based in Port Perry. In partnership with Chris Creamer, she co-runs the popular sports media website SportsLogos.Net. Created in 1997, SportsLogos.Net is the world’s largest online visual encyclopedia of sports logos, uniforms and branding. It has grown to include a media/news wing, a forum, a popular podcast, a book and a large social media presence. In addition to this, Kristen also lends her marketing services to local small businesses with a particular focus on female led entrepreneurs. Some of these include North End Fitness, Branching Out Floral Design, Williams & Follows RE/MAX Jazz, Chrystal Clean and more. Kristen proudly donates her time to community organizations such as the Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign in Scugog as a committee member & marketing manager, as the captain of the Queen Bees Dragon Boat team which raises funds for local charities and (along with the team at Williams & Follows) volunteers as an admin for the Port Perry Bulletin.
Karey Anne Large – Executive Director
“While still working in the corporate world in 2005, Karey Anne Large started making cakes out of her home kitchen. After discovering her passion for cake decorating, she dove in headfirst, leaving her corporate career behind and opening her first retail location in 2011. Born and raised in Whitby, Large chose the historic downtown Whitby to open up her dream shop – Kake Kreations. After, a tragic fire at her Brock Street location, she persevered and moved KakeKreations to its second location on Dundas Street in 2015.
Large saw many sweet successes during her cake decorating journey, including winning the 2015 Parents Choice Award for Best Cakes in Durham Region and the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s (WCC) New Business of the Year in 2016. She was also the only Canadian featured on the Food Network’s Cake Wars and was awarded 1st runner up.
In 2017, Large made the difficult decision to close up KakeKreations and step into the position as the Executive Director of the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (DWBIA), combining her experience as a small business owner with her love for the Town of Whitby.
With more than 40 years as a Whitby resident, Large sees the importance of giving back and has held such positions as Past President of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and a past member of its Signature Events Planning Committee. She is also a member of Whitby Rotary Sunrise as the current vocations director and co-chair for Whitby Ribfest, Large has also sat on the Whitby Heritage Advisory Committee, Lakeridge Health Gala Planning Committee, and currently sits as the co-chair for Mayor Mitchells Community Development Fund Planning Committee. Large has also sat on the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association’s Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee. Her dedication to volunteerism was recognized in 2019 when she received the WCC’s second-ever Jim Lavelle Award, inspired by the extraordinary contributions of the late Jim Lavelle and the four values he deemed most important: commitment, determination, innovation, and compassion.