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Kristin Parsons, Executive Director
Kristin brings 15 years’ experience in the Marketing & Event Planning field, specializing in business & program development, not-for-profit management, fund development, branding, and event coordinating services.
Kristin looks forward to learning more about our business community and coming up with creative ways to engage with local businesses. Contact her at any time with your ideas, feedback and thoughts on how we can serve you better!!
Jo-Anne Chadwick, Office Administrator & Tourism Services Manager
Jo-Anne has 20 years of banking experience and 10 years as co-owner and operations manager at Fraser River Safari tours. She brings a diverse set of skills to the Chamber which includes, customer service, administration, staff supervision, organizational management and marketing and promotion.
Jo-Anne has a deep commitment to the environment, community, and tourism and has volunteered in several different organizations over the years such as the Mission Chamber Board of Directors, Tourism Committee and the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.
Jo-Anne is excited to be joining the Chamber Team and to continue to showcase and promote both businesses in Mission as well as the incredible natural, cultural and historic assets here.
Janessa Derksen, Membership Engagement and Events Coordinator
Janessa has spent the last couple of years working to complete her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing while working as a Day Manager for Cactus Club Cafe. Janessa is passionate about working with people and continuously learning. She strives to complete every task given to the level of perfection and is excited about working with the members of the Chamber of Commerce, as Business is her most valued topic. Janessa enjoys volunteering on many community projects and is currently volunteering as exhibitor coordinator at the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.
Janessa is proud to be able to be a part of the Mission Chamber of Commerce team, and looks forward to working with the Chamber members to find ways to engage and grow their businesses!