Andrew Kasprzak – Vice President

After 25 years of working on the front line of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation and running a lawn care side business at home to beautify the Valley, I help to provide it with a curb appeal.

Now, after 22 years in business as Greengo Grass Grooming, my company’s and personal goals are being slowly reset and my inner drive to make a further difference starts to manifest.

I enjoy providing my services to customers and volunteering for the GACC in the field of overall support of commercial activities and their promotions within the Arnprior and Area business community.

While individual business’ prosperity is everybody’s business, all local businesses’ prosperity is a success affecting the local economy. We all want to get there.

That’s what makes my further difference.


Cathi Fairfield – Treasurer

Photo of Cathi FairfieldI’ve lived in Arnprior for most of my life. I have been a chamber member for about 20 years and a member of the executive for 16. I have worked in manufacturing for 45 years, starting on the production floor and working my way through to my present position of Cost Analyst at Pillar5 Pharma.  In my spare time I’m usually at the cottage in the summer and the hockey rink in the winter.

Julie Brown – Director

Photo of Julie BrownBorn and raised in Arnprior, I spent 6 years in Ottawa attending Algonquin College and Ottawa University; eventually deciding to settle close to family in Arnprior. I started 12 years ago with Northern Credit Union as a part-time teller and eventually worked my way up to my current position as Branch Manager. I am a firm believer that you can attain any goal you set for yourself.


Paul Lavictoire – Director

A ten year residential real estate industry veteran and still loving it! Paul has a long successful record of guiding local and international clients with their real estate transactions. He is devoted to serving the needs of real estate Sellers and Buyers throughout Ottawa, including the Valley and surrounding areas.

Toon Dreessen – Director

Toon Dreessen is a graduate of Carleton University and recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi graduation medal. Toon became a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and a member of the Architecture Canada (RAIC) in 2005. Toon is a certified LEED AP and a member of the American Institute of Architects. As President, Toon is the face of the company and is responsible for ensuring excellence in the quality of the work. He leads the company in project development and is responsible for award winning projects in infill development, as well as laboratory, research, industrial and high profile projects. He began volunteering with the OAA in 2006, serving 6 years on the Practice Committee.  He is currently a member of the OAA Council, serving on numerous committees including representing the shareholder interests as a board member of Pro-Demnity Insurance and serving as President for 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Toon was honored with membership in the RAIC College of Fellows.

Chris Hooper – Director

Chris Bowes – Director

Stephanie Lorincz – Director

Christine Jarrett- Director

Gabe Leclerc- Director

Rob Wilson- Director

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