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Board of Directors

Jared Bell

Jared Bell - Vice President

Jared is a chartered professional accountant with Avail CPA in Taber.  He joined the Chamber board in 2017.  he is a third generation Taberite and proud of this fact.  He grew up spending time on his grandparents farm east of town and hopes to one day return to rural living.  He graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2010 and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 2012.  He also serves as director of the APIA (Alberta Potato Industry Association) and he enjoys giving back in these capacities.

Chase DeSchover

Chase originally from Calgary, moved his family and business to Taber in 2015. Chase along with his wife and parents own and operate Technotrash, an electronic recycling processor contracted under the Alberta Government to keep Alberta’s e-waste out of landfills. Chase is hopeful his 20 years in the recycling industry and knowledge of business will prove to be an asset for the Chamber.  When Chase isn’t behind the wheel of a piece of equipment, talking about the good old days in the e-waste world or tinkering with something neat that’s came into the facility, he can be found at home enjoying some down time with his family.

Carly Firth - Town of Taber Representative

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Malinda Harris

Malinda Harris

Malinda has lived in Taber for the past 33 years with her husband Merrill.  They farm west of Taber and have 5 children and 3 grand children.  Malinda bought the former Pats Flowers in 2013 and re-branded as Garden Gate Floral.  She believes Taber can remain a vibrant community and welcomes new economic development and encourages the residents of Taber to show their support for the community by supporting local businesses.

Matt Peleskey

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Rick Popadynetz

Rick Popadynetz

Rick was born in Taber.  He received his journeyman carpenter certificate in the year 2000.  Rick has worked on many projects in Taber, most recently the St. Patrick's school redevelopment. Rick has coached hockey, baseball and is the local announcer at high school football games. He currently serves on the Join Economic development committee, the Taber softball and baseball enhancement society and the Eagle Spirit Nest Community Association.

Harry Prummel

Harry Prummel

Harry owns and operates Interior Design Trends & the Taber Bowling Centre as well as numerous rental properties. He currently chairs the Council of the Christian Reformed Church in Taber.  He feels after being a business owner for 30 years it was time to be a Director on the Chamber as he strives to do his utmost for the furtherance of our community.  He is married to Arlene and they have 3 children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

Joanne Sorensen

Joanne Sorensen  - Past President

Joanne Sorensen is the Office Manager and HSE Coordinator in the family run business of Ar-Tech Coating. Joanne lives in Taber with her husband Martin and have two beautiful daughters. Both Joanne and Martin grew up in Taber and after attending secondary education in Edmonton, they moved back to Taber to work and raise their family. Joanne has been a member of the Taber Chamber executive since 2016 and is the current president, co-chair of the Joint Economic Development Committee (JEDC), co-chair of the Lethbridge College's Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) and member of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB). Joanne would like to continue to share the voice of the Industrial Sector in Taber along with promoting economic growth of all Taber and surrounding area businesses.

Travis Tams

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john turcato

John Turcato - MD representative

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Bruce Warkentin

Bruce is a Chartered Public Accountant with MNP LLP's Taber office and joined the Chamber Board in 2009. Bruce lives in Taber with his wife and three children. He grew up in Vauxhall and Graduated from the University of Lethbridge. He currently serves on the boards of Taber & District Foodgrains Bank, Chinook Community Futures, Evangelical Free Church of Taber, Taber Community Action & prevention Society and Thousand Hills Land Stewardship Foundation.


Elisha Willis -  President

Elisha is a born and raised Taber girl, she enjoys spending time with her 11 year old girl who is an active member of Dance Images here in Taber.  Being a part of the community is very important to her, which started at the young age of 18 when she started her sales career at the Taber Times.  Since then she has gone to the Lethbridge college and received her Business Marketing and Business Management diplomas.  Elisha feels that her media background, love for her community and drive for success will be a great asset to the Chamber Board.