Board of Directors
| Bruce Warkentin-
Bruce is a Chartered 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 and Chinook Community Futures as well as being a coach for the Taber & District Soccer Association.
| Matthew Williams - Past President -
Matthew is a Certified Financial Planner with Laurie Kenna & Associates (Sun Life Financial), managing a growing practice with his father, Keith. He graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major at the University of Alberta. He played football with the U of A Golden Bears. Matt was born and raised in Taber. He and his wife Laura have four children and enjoy raising their family in Taber with all it has to offer.
| Joanne Sorensen - Vice President -
Joanne is the Office Manager and HSE Coordinator in family run business of At-Tech Coating. Joanne lies in Taber with her husband Martin Sorensen and have two daughters attending post s3econdary school in Lethbridge. Joanne grew up in Taber and graduated for MacEwan University in Business Management. Joanne's focus has been raising her two daughters while continuing to be active in the community. Joanne joined the Chamber to increase the Industrial Sector voice on the Chamber and would like to continue to promote the businesses who support the local economy.
| Mark Garner
Mark is a full time licensed Realtor with Century 21 Foothills. He was born and raised in Taber. He has five children and thirteen grandchildren who live in various parts of the world. Mark has been in charge of entertainment for Cornfest the last four years and looks forward to doing it again in the coming year. He enjoyed working on the Spray Park Committee in 2013 and the Cornfest Stage Committee in 2016. He recently got elected to sit on the Town of Taber Council.
| Tom Machacek
Tom was born and raised in Taber and currently farms with his wife and family south east of Taber. He has served on the Chamber Board for the past thirteen years on a variety of committees. He sits on different agricultural boards and commissions. Tom is very active in his church and in the community.
| Tom Paterson
Tom was raised in Taber and has been involved in the business of cattle, farming and oilfield industries. He has been a Chamber Board member since October 2006 and has served on several committees. Tom is also the President of the Taber Curling Club. He and his wife Janine have three daughters. He was pleased to become a grandpa in 2011!
Tyrel McLelland -
Tyrel and his wife Amber moved to Taber in 2010 from High River. Tyrel grew up studying martial arts and used to run his own martial arts club. Tyrel joined the Chamber of Commerce to meet other business people and help contribute to his new hometown.
Harry owns and operates Interior Design Trends & the Taber Bowling Centre as well as numerous rental properties. He currently chairs the Taber Community Futures Chinook and the national Board of Community Futures. he also sits on the Police Commission Board. 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.
Rick Popadynetz - President
Rick is the town rep on the Chamber Board and is serving his second term as Town of Taber Councilor. He was born in Taber at the old hospital in 1974 and raised here. He's worked on projects like the Taber Home & Farm Upgrade and Signature Point. He is a Journeyman Carpenter and also working on an electrical apprenticeship.
Matthew is the Branch Manager at ATB Financial. Matthew and his wife Brin have been residents of Taber since 2012. HE also has a new addition to his family, as Matthew and Brin welcomed their first child in August 2013. Matthew is very pssionate about sering his community, an attribute that he has always embraced over his career with ATB. Matthew loves to participate in local events that make Taber such a great place to call home.
Merrill represents the MD on the Chamber Board. Merrill was born and raised in Taber. He attended Brigham Young University and earned a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics. While there he met his wife Malinda. They were married in 1984 and have called Taber home ever since. They are the parents of five children, one left at home. They believe Taber is a good place to call home, raise a family and do business. They have been actively farming for 32 years, growing sugar beets, corn, peas, grain and 100 cows. Malinda purchased the former Pats Flowers last year, renaming her business Garden Gate Floral. He is activein our community through work with the Sugar Beet Growers organization, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, 4H and other community organizations.
| Darlene McCoy
Darlene is a real estate assistant at North & Company and oversees the Taber office. Darlene and her husband Bob have been residents of Taber since 1994. Darlene and Bob are the parents of 2 grown children. Darlene has previously been a Food Bank Representative for her church. Darlene is new to the Board and is looking forward to becoming involved in Chamber activities.
Anton graduated from the university of Lethbridge in 2009 with a B.S.C in Chemistry. Anton changed careers in January 2012 starting a welding apprenticeship. after completing the apprenticeship in March of 2015 he started his own company, Torrent Steelworks.