Who is on the MHACCCA Board of Directors?
- Larry Wartman (President) is a new resident to Musquodoboit Harbour, moving here the summer of 2018 with his wife Jocelyn Corkum, a MH area native originally from Pleasant Point. Together, Larry and Jocelyn have two daughters and one son and are grandparents to 3 active grand children. Larry has spent the past 18 years as Regional Technical Manager for CBC, and the previous 19 years as Director of Broadcast Operations for CTV Atlantic. He has extensive experience in mechanical, electrical, environmental and project management areas and has spent his career mentoring, coaching and developing employees. Larry has participated in many volunteer activities, as basketball coach, university level referee and as a Director on many Executive Boards including IWK Foundation Steering Committee, Christmas Daddies Executive, and Nova Scotia International Airshow Association. He has served as Operations chair, Strategic Planning chair, Finance chair and Treasurer. Larry is an avid woodworker and gardener, and both he and Jocelyn look forward to putting down roots in their new community.
- Emma Murphy (Vice President) grew up in Musquodoboit Harbour with a family who is proud of our community and committed to improving the area. Upon graduating from Eastern Shore District High School, Emma moved to Halifax to attend Dalhousie University. Throughout the summers of her undergraduate degree, she spent time travelling in Western Europe. When Emma graduated from Dalhousie, she moved to Dublin, Ireland for a year, where she worked, travelled and experienced the Irish culture. After her year living abroad, she moved back to Musquodoboit Harbour. With her passion for the environment and community resilience, she decided to apply for Dalhousie’s Masters of Planning program. Although she was accepted to the masters program, Emma decided to take a different route by opening Uprooted Market & Cafe in order to apply her knowledge on a more local level.
- Lisa Barry (Treasurer) although a new resident of the Eastern Shore, came to live in Nova Scotia from Ireland in 2008 with her husband and children. Lisa is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper and operates LBN Bookkeeping, a bookkeeping and tax preparation business with offices in Musquodoboit Harbour and Dartmouth. She has served as Treasurer on the Boards of Windsor Junction Community Centre (5 years) and Dartmouth Work Activity Society (2 years).
- Carole Jones (Secretary) is a retired Registered Nurse with a nursing background in England, Ontario and Manitoba. During her time in active nursing, she specialized in ICU and CCU before transferring into hospital administration when her daughter was born. Working in HR, she recruited nursing staff for a large Toronto hospital before making a move into the non-profit sector. For the next 20 years, until her retirement, Carole continued to work as Regional Manager of community-based programs for seniors and those with chronic health challenges. Her retirement gave her and her husband the opportunity to relocate to either BC to be closer to their son or to Nova Scotia to be closer to their daughter. The birth of their granddaughter tipped the scales in favour of NS and West Jeddore became their future home. Since then, Carole has spent the past 14 years volunteering on the Eastern Shore and continues to promote health-related activities within the non-profit sector – including The Old School, the Community Health Board, the Community Association and the Eastern Shore Emergency Response Team. Currently, in addition to the Chamber, Carole is serving as a Board member with The Old School, Harbour Lites Seniors Club, and The Birches.
- Alayne Jackson is the Senior Development Officer with CBDC Blue Water, a not-for-profit community economic development agency serving all of rural Halifax Municipality. In her role with CBDC, Alayne works with entrepreneurs in all stages of their business provided financing, training and business counselling to help rural businesses thrive and succeed. Alayne brings extensive experience in project management, finance and financial planning, business management, risk management and board governance, as well as a strong network of partners and resources. In her personal life, she has a broad range of experience in the not for profit and volunteer sector, and has worked with the Porters Lake Soccer Association, Eastern Shore Family Resource Association and other community groups working to create a vibrant, healthy community on the Eastern Shore. She has experience in grant proposal writing and special event management and working with multiple funding partners.
- Boyd Chapman moved to MH in 2020 with his Partner Renee Lavigueur and two kids Charlotte and Myles. Originally from Stewiacke, Boyd has spent the last 20 years of his career as a pilot flying in northern Canada as a bush pilot in Yellowknife and Thompson Manitoba, flying for Air Canada Jazz out of Calgary and Montreal, and finally at WestJet flying out of Toronto to destinations around the world. With a passion for community service, Boyd has been an HRM Volunteer Firefighter since 2013, serving in Lawrencetown, Lake Echo and Musquodoboit Harbour. He has served as a Representative with the Central Pilot Association and in various committee roles with the Airline Pilot Association.
- Dale Prest grew up in Mooseland and recently returned to the Eastern Shore in 2020 with his family. Dale founded the Climate Forest Company to encompass his work to use forests to fight climate change. Having grown up in a logging and saw milling family, Dale saw better than most the destructive effects of widespread clearcut logging on NS’s forests and rural economies. Studying ecology in his BSc., Dale turned his attention toward how forests can be valued to capture and store carbon, thereby making those healthy forests worth more standing than turned into logs. In his time with Community Forests International, Dale built one of only three Improved Forest Management carbon offset projects that has now grown to protect more than 1,000 acres of private forest in NB. Now with Climate Forests, Dale is working to ensure that emerging carbon markets benefit the 30,000 family forest owners throughout NS. Additionally, Dale is a regular volunteer with the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest in Mooseland.
- Anthea Taljaard is a resident of Head of Jeddore together with her wife Julie Sockett and Yorkie, Biscuit. Anthea has spent 20+ years managing corporate and medium size businesses across South Africa and the Middle East (4 years). A prolific implementer and entrepreneur, she brings extensive international strategic and operational experience to the table. In July 2020 she opened the Eastern Shore’s Gallery in Jeddore and expanded to new premises
next to Sobeys s in Oct 2020. The Galley currently represents 65+ resident artists of the Eastern Shore. Anthea is industrious and solidly committed to achieving her business and community goals of promoting tourism along the Eastern Shore. With her technical knowledge and global reach, Anthea’s new business is not only having a profound regional impact, but also bringing hope and energy to benefit our shore. In addition to volunteering with the MHACCCA, she has also served as Funding Chair 2020 for the Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club. In her free time, Anthea loves hiking, cooking and kayaking, and – COVID-permitting – will continue to travel