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 20 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.
- 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.
- Alexis Ferrier is originally from Bridgewater, Aand values the tight knit aspect of smaller communities. She is excited to move to Musquodoboit Harbour and help the community thrive. Alexis graduated with distinction from Carleton University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Journalism honours degree and started her career as a marketing and communications coordinator for a startup company that used agricultural technology to help people grown their own food in backyard gardens. Alexis spent a couple of years teaching english in Thailand before moving to her current position as Brand Strategist. She has creative writing skills and an eye for visuals for social media channels.
- Ryan Kucey began his professional career in influencer marketing in 2015 and has since grown his Marketing Consulting Agency to offer expertise in social, influencer and content marketing. Ryan has created and executed marketing campaigns for local clients such as Saint Mary’s University, Pizza Delight, Auction Direct and Buy Local Dartmouth and numerous clients south of the border. Ryan and his fiance Alexis are building a house on Darius Lane and plan to move to Musquodobit Harbour this fall, hopefully just in time to get married on their new property. Ryan is eager and enthusiastic to become a key contributor to the community for years to come.
- Mark Moore is a Brookfield NS native with strong community roots. After graduating with a masters degree in Church Ministry, Mark spent the majority of his 20’s traveling the world and has visited 45 countries to date. As an avid surfer and kite surfer, Mark was the first Canadian to compete on kitesurfing world tour. Now married with a child – Mark had to settle down…a bit anyway, and is a strong contributor to the Musquodoboit Harbour community and economy.Mark and his wife own the Halifax Surf School on the East Petpeswick Road, operating at both Martinique and Clam Harbour beaches and also have a portfolio of local real estate