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The 2021-2022 EO Edmonton Board

Candice Rookes

President

An EO member since 2012, Candice is the Co-Founder and Operations Partner of Recruitment Partners Inc., a Professional Employment Search Firm.  Candice has been a board member since 2015, beginning with Accelerator Chair, followed by the Membership and Forum Chairs, Candice is now EO Edmonton President for 2021-2022.  Candice is focused on ensuring the EO Edmonton Chapter continues to grow through the recruitment of quality new members.

“EO has been vital to my personal growth and equally invaluable to me as a business leader.  I have had the opportunity to interact with local business leaders, become acquainted with amazing entrepreneurs around the world, take my business to new levels and more importantly make life-long friendships.”

Matt Aubin

President Elect

Starting his EO journey through the Accelerator program, Matt’s been a part of the EO Organization since 2013. As the Founder of KEEN Group, Matt’s corporate passion exists in the Creative, Design, Marketing and Visual Communications Industry.

“Although, EO has been a major contributor in my growth as an Entrepreneur, Husband, Parent, and Friend, I think that largely, it’s also given me a place to feel sane. Entrepreneurship isn’t easy, and having an outlet to share with a group of amazing peers that understand and relate to the challenges, has been huge for me.”

Richard Pierson

Membership

An EO Member since 2007, Richard founded: Famous Toys- children’s toy wholesaler, Halloween Alley- Halloween retailer, and most recently purchased Samko Party Services- wholesaler of toys to corporate Christmas parties. Richard has served the EO Edmonton Chapter in various Board Positions including Education, Forum, Membership, President, and Past President roles. Richard has also served on the EO Canadian Regional Council.

“EO continues to push me out of my comfort zone. My Peers inspire me to be my best! My Forummates help me get up when I fall down. Sharing our experiences is the most powerful tool I have in my life.”

Michael Arndt

Communications & Marketing

Graduate from the Accelerator Program (2016 – 2018) and an EO Member since 2018, Mike is the Managing Partner of Urbis Infill Homes and The Estates at Waters Edge, specializing in Custom Home Design and Construction.  Mike is new to the EO Edmonton Board for 2021-2022.

“EO has played a key role in my development of some key personal goals in my life both professionally and more important personally.  I am very thankful and feel very lucky to be a part of a great organization that has a long legacy in the Edmonton community.”

David Hole

Learning

David has been an EO member since 2009. This is David’s second year on the board and will be serving as Learning Chair. His entrepreneurial experience has been focused in the areas of medical transport and commercial development.

“EO has been a great organization to meet and be inspired by other like minded entrepreneurs. It continues to be a part of both my business and families growth.” 

Michael Schoenberger

Forum

Starting his EO journey through the Accelerator Program, Mike has been an EO Member since 2018.  He is the Founder and CEO of Sunco Communication and Installation Ltd., a business telecommunications company est 2000.  Mike is new to the EO Edmonton Board and is currently the Forum Chair for 2021-2022.

“EO has been transformational for me.  I have learned so much from my forum mates and fellow EO members. Living my life via experience shares and the EO mindset has helped improve my relationships both personal and business. I love that no matter the chapter, forum, or location, if you meet a fellow EO’r there is instant trust and confidentiality.  I am excited to give back to EO and do my part to ensure we maintain our place as one of the strongest chapters in Canada at the highest level of forum health.”

Stacy Nehring

Member Engagement

An EO member since 2018, Stacy is the owner of UTV Canada Inc, a Powersports Parts and Accessories company. This is Stacy’s first year on the board acting as the Member Engagement Chair.

“EO has been a safe place for me to share and grow as a business owner, spouse and friend.  EO allowed me to confidently purchase the business outright from my family and was instrumental in making that transaction a smooth and happy one.”

Lyndon Decore

MyEO

Lyndon was an EO member from 2003 to 2009, and then rejoined again in 2013.  He is co-founder of Osprey Resorts Inc., operating tourist resorts in Jasper and Banff National Parks.   Lyndon is focused on improving the EO experience for all members by supporting the new MyEO platform in EO.

“EO has been such an incredible experience for me that I joined twice.  I never cease to learn, discover fresh ideas and become inspired by people in the EO network.”    

Adam Carpenter

Strategic Alliance Partnerships

Adam has been the President/Owner of LJ Welding Automation (‘LJ’) since 2006 and joined EO in 2009.  Over the last 15 years, LJ has transitioned from a company predominantly focused on mechanical engineering and manufacturing, to one primarily driven by its IP in mechanical, electrical and automation engineering and fabrication. The transition to an IP driven company, as well as the accompanying growth would not have been possible, without the tools and experiences that EO affords its members.

It is Adam’s first year on EO Edmonton’s Board as Strategic Alliance Partnerships Chair, with his focus on maintaining relationships with existing Alliance Partner Sponsors, while trying to bring on additional partners, always striving for a mutually beneficial partnership.

Glenn Mudryk

Mentorship & WEO

“I’m passionate about people, family, my little IT business, music and keeping active and moving.  I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to be on the EO Board for 3 years many years ago and again now in the Mentorship position.   I’ve been a member since 1999.   Many of my closest friends and confidants have come from EO.   EO has inspired me to do and be better in all ways. Being a dad and playing a part in the lives of my sons is without any doubt my most favourite thing.”

Luke Williamson

Accelerator

Luke has been a proud EO member since 2013, and a previous graduate of Edmonton’s Accelerator Program.  This is Luke’s third year on the EO Board in the Accelerator Chair role for 2021-2022.  He is the founder and President of Accurate Network Services.

“EO continues to open up a whole new world and way of thinking for me.  Having a group of peers that are like-minded and share many of the same successes and challenges as me is truly liberating.  As a board-member, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has offered me so much value over the past 8 years”

Dwayne Pohranychny

Finance

Dwayne has been an EO Edmonton member since 1999.  Dwayne previously served on the EO Edmonton board and was the Chapter President in 2009 -2010.  Dwayne is a founder and managing partner of APP & Associates LLP, a Chartered Professional Accounting firm based in Edmonton.

“What you put into EO is what you get out of EO!  I have lived by this motto since joining EO in 1999, I cannot say enough about EO it has made me a better Entrepreneur, Spouse, Father and Leader.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my 20+ year EO journey and look forward to many more years.”

Lorinda Muloin

Chapter Director

Lorinda has been Chapter Director of EO Edmonton since 2008.  She works with 12 Board members and 4 Accelerator Committee members and assists them with accomplishing their strategic goals, provide member value, and ensure the health of the Chapter.

Jennifer Bradshaw

SLP Forum Champion

This year, your SLP Champion is Jennifer Bradshaw. Jennifer has been part of EO as an SLP and previous Accelerator member since 2013 and is thrilled to be the SLP Champion for EO Edmonton. Jennifer resides in Edmonton with her husband, EO Member Ted Bradshaw.  Jennifer has over 20 years of business experience in entrepreneurship with a focus on sales, marketing, and customer service.  She recently sold her competitive dance studio and is exploring new business opportunities.

Michelle Antonyshyn

Events Manager

Michelle has been a member of the EO Edmonton management team for 3 years as events manager.  She is responsible for the planning of all EO Edmonton events for the coming year.