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Board of Directors

The Chamber’s success is dependent on an active growing membership that sees value in Chamber membership, and Board governance that has a full understanding of policy and positions that can be developed within the purpose of the organization.

These two pieces are key to the continuing success of the organization. Democratic in organization principles, it represents the entire community, with membership reaching to every phase of community life. The Board of Directors is the elected policy body of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce and its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community.

President 2024


Celine Dauphney

Celine Dauphney is the President and Co-Founder of Urban Valley Transport Ltd., a Mission, BC-based courier and freight service provider. Celine has been in the transportation industry for over 15 years and her core experience and duties include budgeting, accounting, project planning as well as creating, communicating, and implementing the organization's vision, mission, and overall goals ensuring that the customer is always benefitting from the company’s efficiencies and experience.

Celine chose to move to Mission in 2014 to set down roots. Over the years, her passion for the community has only increased, inspiring her to become a more actively involved member by volunteering her time, skills, and voice to enhance its appeal. Some of Celine's favorite pasttimes include attending the local Craft/Artisan Markets, Festivals, Cultural Celebrations, and various workshops.

Celine Dauphney, Urban Valley Transport

Vice President 2024

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Nicole Norden

Nicole is a dynamic professional who, alongside her husband Mike, manages the thriving enterprise Norden & Gordon Events & Entertainment while also overseeing social media management for various organizations. With a diverse background, Nicole's career has been marked by significant achievements.

Previously, she served as Operations Manager for Abstract Glass Ltd in Mission for 16 years. During her tenure, Nicole spearheaded innovative training programs and streamlined operations through the integration of modernization and technological advancements.

Nicole's expertise extends to union affairs, honed through years of experience in negotiations and arbitrations. Her roles as lending specialist at CIBC and Accounts Representative at TELUS equipped her with versatile financial skills, including adept financial management and budgeting.

Passionate about the Arts & Theatre, Nicole and Mike actively support the magic community, hosting events and organizing conventions. While Nicole earned her Associate of Arts Degree at Cottey College, Missouri, she has considered Mission her home since the age of two.

Nicole's commitment to both professional excellence and community enrichment defines Nicole as a multifaceted individual making a positive impact in various spheres of life.

Nicole Norden, Norden & Gordon Entertainment

Treasurer 2024

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Eleanor Christison
Eleanor Christison is a Fund Development Coordinator with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, responsible for stewarding corporate sponsorship with a focus on grant writing. The Foundation is the fundraising arm for the four Fraser Valley East hospitals.

For the past two years, Eleanor has been representing the FVHCF in Mission at Mission Memorial Hospital and in the community. She is enjoying developing great working relationships with MMH staff and community business owners.  She is the liaison with the Mission Health Care Auxiliary and also belongs to the MMH Wellness Committee which addresses health wellness for staff.

Twenty-five years of her career experience were spent in financial services with two local credit unions, performing a variety of roles and tasks both client-facing, and back office. For the past 7 years, she has also been a member and past secretary of the Auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital which has provided her with experience in assisting the Mission Health Care Auxiliary.

Private time has always been about faith, family, friends, and community service, all of which speaks to one of her favorite quotes…

~ if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart~

Eleanor Christison - Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Past President 2024


Manny Deol

Born and raised in Mission, Manny has been a professional Real Estate Agent and Residential Builder since 2010. As a local resident and realtor, he is passionate about the entrepreneurial spirit, small businesses, and the growth and development of Mission which has translated into his time volunteering for many programs including being a Director of Community Futures.

Manny has been a Director on the Mission Chamber of Commerce Board since 2018 and sits on the Government Affairss Committee as well. Manny is a father of 2 and has been married since 2015. When he has free time, he loves to spend it with family and his hobbies include a good book or going to the gym.

Manny Deol PREC, Royal LePage Wolstencroft Realty

Board of Directors 


Jason Matte

Jason is the Founder and Owner of three businesses; Pressland General, a beautiful retail gift store on 1st Ave, Pressland Printing Inc, a commercial screenprinting service, and Locomotive Clothing & Supply, a casual lifestyle apparel brand servicing customers worldwide via eCom and retailers across Canada. In addition to daily operations, Jay focuses on community support such as the annual Socktober event, raising funds for local schools, and creating a local Skateboard Club for local youth.

Jay is a Mentor and longtime supporter to many within the Craft Fair community. Jay is the host of The Maker Club, a brand new Podcast series that interviews individuals within the world of Makers, Artisans, and Crafters, along with the movers and shakers in the community they work with. He enjoys spending time with his son road cycling, and time at the skateboard park. Jay is a former professional skateboarder, has ridden for 34 years, and enjoys teaching local skaters new tricks and fostering good habits in skateparks.

Jason Matte, Pressland General; Pressland Printing; Locomotive Clothing & Supply

Karen Bungar

Karen Bungar
2024 - 2026

Karen was commissioned as a Notary Public by the Supreme Court of BC in July 2016. Previous to founding her business, she worked as an associate Notary at an established firm in Abbotsford. Her background includes working for Surrey Provincial Court and with multiple, well-known non-profits, assisting individuals battling mental health and addictions. As a Notary, Karen combines her passion for legal work with her passion for working with people. Her background in Psychology assists her in understanding client concerns while offering a friendly, approachable service.

Karen Bungar, Karen Bungar Notary

Board of Director Karen Murtagh

Karen Murtagh

As Publisher of the Mission Record, Karen is uniquely placed to listen to the issues of our small and medium businesses in Mission. She has worked closely with many local entrepreneurs and investors to move forward the financial investment in our City.

With over 20 years of experience in the Newspaper and Radio industry in the UK and here in Canada, Karen has partnered with local businesses and non-profits to plan strategic business plans on growing ROI.  In addition, she also brings experience in marketing and promotions to help support future business and the financial success of our expanding community.

As a true advocate of Mission Karen looks forward to bringing her positivity and passion to help our local businesses prosper.

Karen Murtagh, Mission Record


Dawn Hein

A leader in the social services sector for the past 30 years, Dawn is the CEO of Mission Association for Community Living (MACL). In her role at MACL, Dawn oversees a workforce of 200 employees and 17 programs that support people who have disabilities to live, work and play in the Mission community. Dawn is a strong business development professional and a quality assurance enthusiast who is skilled at policy development, program management, human resource management, budget administration, and risk management. She brings a passion and strong work ethic for community engagement, diversity, and inclusion. Dawn holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.

With an ongoing commitment to the wider community, Dawn serves on several District of Mission and community committees, including the Sustainable Housing and Transit Committees. She believes in strong governance and has extensive board experience, serving as a Director of the Fraser Valley Youth Society, the United Way Fraser Valley and currently serving on the executive as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for both the BCCEO Network and the Community Social Services Employers Association.
Having successfully launched two now-adult sons, Dawn and her wife Sylvie are officially empty-nesters who live with their fur-babies in Hatzic. When she isn’t working, Dawn spends time gardening, kayaking, and hiking in Mission’s beautiful backcountry.

Dawn Hein, Mission Association for Community Living

Justin Klassen

Justin Klassen
2024 - 2026

Justin joined Taylor, Tait, Ruley & Company in 2020 after completing his articles with the firm. He was raised in Abbotsford and studied history at UFV before attending law school in Kamloops, at TRU, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 2019. While attending, Justin was the recipient of the Dean's Course Prize for Wills and Estates and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Prize. Justin returned to the Fraser Valley to commence articling and was called to the BC Bar in 2020. Justin is a sports enthusiast who enjoys golf, hockey, football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. Justin also enjoys reading, studying French, and spending time with his wife and baby daughter.

Justin Klassen - Taylor, Tait, Ruley, & Company

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Stephen Evans

Although Stephen grew up in rural Newfoundland, Stephen has lived in the Fraser Valley for the past 30 years. Since 1994, Stephen has worked in the field of Human Resources and Business Development. Having worked as a Business Coach/Analyst for start-ups in need of financing, before moving on to managing several workforce response programs.  Stephen has acquired extensive experience within the human resource and business coaching fields. Stephen is also self-employed and runs his own fruit sales and brokerage business. In addition, Stephen has managed a large food processing business selling locally grown food within the global marketplace. Stephen is also the Executive Director of Mission Community Skills Centre where he managed a professional team of business developers, human resource and training specialists, and government-funded skills development within the ag-food sector.  Stephen's latest venture is the development of a regional food hub within the Fraser Valley. It is Stephen's passion for business start-ups within the food and beverage industry that has provided him with specialized expertise within the fields of production, finance, and human resource development. Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of Cape Breton (with distinction) and a Diploma in Applied Arts (Community Development) from the College of the North Atlantic.

Stephen Evans, Mission Community Services Society

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Mike Roux

2024 - 2026

Mike is the Executive Director of the Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, the President of the Mission Downtown Business Association Board of Directors, the Chair of the Downtown Safety & Security Committee, he serves on the Mission Community Foundation Board of Directors, and he's an active member and President Elect of the Rotary Club of Mission Midday. Mike's professionalism, compassion and experience guide him to provide community service that exceeds expectations. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his three children, as well as staying fit and competing in ultra-marathons.

Mike Roux, Woodlawn Funeral Home

City of Mission Liaison (Non Voting)

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Mayor Paul Horn

Paul Horn has served as Mayor since May 2021. He served previously on council for two terms, between 2005 and 2011.

Paul lives with his family – wife Tracy and son David – in Silverdale. He is a descendent of the Manzer family, who first settled in the Mission area in 1888.

Paul’s earliest work allowed him the opportunity to be involved in the process of closing Woodlands School and facilitating the return of the residents to community living. Those early experiences gave Paul a passion for Community Development, shaping his career, education and community work.


Community Futures North Fraser Liaison (Non Voting)

Gwen Schmidt

Gwen Schmidt

As ED of Community Futures North Fraser, Gwen’s work aligns with her own values and provides her with the opportunity to make a difference. With a passion for marketing and events and extensive experience in retail and financials, Gwen’s skills and energy add a fresh perspective to establishing new foundations in rural development.  She has defined herself as a community leader, contributing to Mission's economic growth and development.

Growing up in Mission, as well as having raised her own family here, Gwen has a deep appreciation and love for her community. In addition to fundraising for local charities, she gives back as a Rotarian and by serving on various boards:  Mission Skating Club, MRCC, Mission Downtown Business Association, Harrison Agassiz Chamber, Mission Community Skills Ag Food Working Group, Economic Development Select Committee, Tourism Committee.

Community Futures Development Corp. of North Fraser
33163 2nd Ave

Leq'a:mel Economic Development (Non Voting)

Photo & Bio Coming Soon!

Ron Smith


Mission Downtown Business Association Liaison (Non Voting)


Karley Holley

Karley joined the Mission Downtown Business Association in March 2023. She brings to the table a passion for small local business and a wealth of experience in administration, event planning, marketing, and networking. Karley loves Mission's small-town community and is excited to make a difference. She is eager to serve the people and businesses of Mission in this role.