Who We Are

Board Members

The Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected from the membership. We represent members’ interests by being the voice of business. Feel free to contact us if you have questions, would like to get involved or just to chat about business in Bragg Creek.

Lowell Harder

Lowell Harder

President

Lowell has been an area resident since 2005. He owns a number of businesses in the community and he, along with his family, have always sought to be involved in the Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows communities by volunteering in various capacities and organizations.

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Neil MacLean

Neil MacLean

Vice-President

Neil first fell in love with Bragg Creek in 1982 when he stopped for gas at the Old Trading Post. At the time he was in the Army and moving lots, but a dream of returning began to take root. In 1988 he was posted back to Calgary and bought a chunk of raw land on which to homestead, which they called M&M Ranch. When the Army moved from Calgary to Edmonton he and the family decided to stay, and since finding a job seemed like way too much work he set his mind on self-employment. Harnessing his love of adventure, the mountains and horses, he created Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures, which has grown over the past 27 years into a thriving enterprise. He has been a chamber member for most of those years and is also president of the Cowboy Trail Tourism Association and a director of The Alberta Outfitters Association.

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Suzanne Jackett

Suzanne Jackett

Past-President

I moved to Bragg Creek 12 years ago to “get away from the city.” My favourite time of year in this beautiful quaint hamlet is winter. There is nothing like the snow on the trees set against the expansive blue sky in the background. Bragg Creek Roast is the best coffee ever! My favourite place to eat is the Italian Farmhouse and I love to browse the shops and stop for ice cream when family and friends are visiting. Of course my canine children absolutely love all the trails that they can explore!

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Gord McDonald

Gord McDonald

Treasurer

coming soon

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Kathleen LaPlante

Kathleen LaPlante

Secretary

coming soon

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Charlie Holschuh

Charlie Holschuh

Director

I moved to Bragg Creek in January 1991 and opened The Bavarian Inn Restaurant. I like Bragg Creek because of everything it offers; diverse people, hills, trails, wildlife and the Rocky Mountains are near for skiing. My vision for Bragg Creek is to move forward with tasteful development, completion of the water and sewer hook up, and flood mitigation that will make us safe as possible in the future. We want to show investors that we are open for business.

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Gail Gold

Gail Gold

Director

coming soon

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Michele Longo

Michele Longo

Director

As a new resident to the hamlet, I got involved with the Chamber because I wanted to contribute to Bragg Creek’s economic development in some way. Professionally I work in Communications & Change Management and am responsible for helping shape the Chamber’s communications. I love being out on the trails, eating Gram Jams from The Heart Cafe, sipping on a Bombay Fog at Lucid, dining at our romantic restaurants and checking out the gin selection at Spirits West.

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Stacia Hemmett

Stacia Hemmett

Director

As a long-time resident of Bragg Creek, who grew up in Springbank, I can’t imagine ever living anywhere else. Bragg Creek offers all of the daily conveniences of my shopping needs, as well as countless opportunities for interaction in numerous social groups and organizations. The natural surroundings encourage outdoor activities year-round. With a broad range in dining choices, and shops filled with local offerings, there is seldom any reason for me to leave Bragg Creek. It’s a wonderful place to live and work.

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