2020 Board Members
Angelo Santorelli, President
Angelo Santorelli is a long time resident and business owner in the beautiful Township of King, living with his family in the Pottageville area for the past 40 years. Angelo is the proud owner and President of Trisan Construction, a company which operates out of and serves the community of Schomberg, Ontario. Being located in King, Trisan employs many local residents from the surrounding areas and also presents multiple opportunities for work and growth in the construction industry. Trisan Construction was also honoured to receive the Excellence in Large Business award by the King Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2017. In 2011, Angelo and his family had the unique opportunity to be a part in supporting and naming of Schomberg’s community recreation centre, the Trisan Centre.
Angelo has been a member of the King Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years, as well as participating in the Township’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and serving on the board of the Toronto Area Road Builders Association for 3 years. Moving forward as President of the King Chamber of Commerce, Angelo hopes to encourage businesses, both small and large, to plant, grow and flourish in King. He would like to bring businesses together and get involved in creating a stronger and even better community. In doing this, Angelo’s goal is to promote both our Chamber, as well as the Municipality, for the benefit of local business and all who live and seek to thrive in our Township.
Jay Rider, Vice President
Areas of Practice
Labour Relations / Construction Labour Relations; Grievance Arbitration; Human Rights; Collective Bargaining; Restructurings/Reorganizations
Jay represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law at both federal and provincial levels. He provides strategic advice and representation to management with respect to a full range of labour relations and employment law matters. He regularly appears as counsel in collective bargaining and before the Ontario (OLRB) and Canada (CIRB) labour/industrial relations boards, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, as well as private boards of arbitration and various other employment related statutory tribunals.
Jay has significant experience advising management on labour and employment issues arising from all manner of transactions or reorganizations in both the public and private sectors. Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars dealing with issues such as union organizing, employee relations, managing in a union workplace and employment standards. Jay has also served as an employer nominee on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.
In almost twenty years of practice, Jay has represented many institutional and broader public sector clients including, municipalities, health care facilities, social service providers (including daycares and shelters) and Crown agencies.
Memberships and Community Involvement
David Cross, Secretary
David joined the board in February 2017, this is his second year as Secretary.
David is President of W.B.CROSS CO. Limited, an installer and integrator of Security and Home Automation Products. The company moved to King Township in the mid- eighties and serves clients in the Greater Toronto, York Region and Barrie areas.
David has lived in King Township since 1958, where David and his wife Marti have enjoyed living and raising their 6 children, first living in Nobleton and then making the big trek north to Schomberg. An active member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, David co-chaired the building committee and was also part of the building committee of the then “new” arena in Nobleton. A committed Christian, he has served as Chairman of the Scott Mission in Toronto and on the boards of the Scott Mission, Tyndale College, and St. Andrew’s College as well as the Toronto and North York Hunt.
David has always felt that the best way to make a business successful was to listen to your customer and then provide them with what they want at a fair price; always following up to build a relationship so that the customer feels supported every step of the way.
Kyle Foley, Treasurer
Lisa Gattoni Iafrate has lived in the rolling hills of King Township for 25 years. A King City resident , single Mom to beautiful , 21 year old , Talia. Talia was born and raised in King and has attended King Township programs since she was 18 months old. Social clubs, brownies , sports teams , camps, and the schools in King. From pre school King City co-op Nursery School to present day Seneca College King campus. You just can’t get this girl out of King.
Lisa has been on many boards during this time contributing to our community. The nursery school , King Soccer club ,PTA, Christmas in King , she is presently a member of the Catholics women’s league , an active member of The Seneca College Women’s Giving circle. She recently received and accepted an Invitation to join the King Chamber of commerce as a board member.
You may know her as the CEO of her company TaLiitowels , affectionately named after her daughter. In 2015 she took TaLiitowels to the hit CBC show Dragons Den and received 2 offers. She has been on every morning show in Toronto with her product.
An enthusiastic entrepreneur that executes 100 consumer trade shows , fairs, And festivals a year in Ontario , Vancouver and Calgary. and three major boat shows in Florida a year as well. “ We are proud to say we use a portion of our revenues gained nationally to give back to those charities that need in King Township.”
Taliitowels pivoted their business in March to make masks that are getting rave reviews from the universities. They manufactured masks for all three King fire stations and the Township Staff as well.
Her Ask ? Please Shop and Support Local !
Josh Speers is the driving force behind Speers Creative, an award winning Design and Advertising agency located on historic Main Street in Schomberg. Josh takes great pride in helping a wide range of business owners with design and advertising solutions, to better equip and grow their business in the ever-changing digital world. Prior to entering the design and media industry, Josh spent 7 years traveling around the world, exploring different cultures and gaining an extensive understanding and appreciation for the arts. His passions led him to earn a Theatre Degree in Norway, act on stage and television, perform live music and even release a record. While on a tight budget, Josh found himself inspired to design his first album cover, which was one of many experiences that led him back to Canada to complete an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and further develop his craft as a multidisciplinary artist. As Speers Creative continues to grow, Josh is honored to sit on the King Chamber Board and lend a hand in supporting the economic growth of King Township as well as the success of its business sector.
Manuela has been passionate with everything real estate related since 18 years of age. Her years of Sales and Real Estate experience, a Mortgage Broker license, along with a background in Finance, Development Projects, Property Management and trading both in Residential and Commercial properties, have given her the confidence, skill and expertise to excel. Driven by her passion, she continues to educate herself with being leading edge in the Real Estate industry both in Canada and Internationally. Manuela’s strong leadership skills and passion to share her knowledge and experience with her fellow industry professionals lead her to a new chapter in her career, opening and introducing the prestigious Forest Hill Real Estate brand in King City servicing all of York Region.
Michelle has over 3 decades of nursing experience, including: family medicine, palliative and end-of-life care, women’s health, complex long-term care, operating room, and community nursing. Her experience has taught her that providing quality healthcare is built from a foundation of care and compassion.
Michelle is committed and caring, someone whose attention to detail fuels her passion and success. In 2016, she received an award from the International Nurses Association as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare for her overall achievements with Hospall and in her prior position at King City Medical Associates. She is highly respected by patients and colleagues, and has been nominated 3 times for the Toronto Star Florence Nightingale Award for Ontario nurses.
Michelle has loved King City from the moment she was asked to join the team at King City Medical Associates. She finds contentment in the relationships that she has built, and the ability to nurse in ways she could have never imagined. She is a member of the King Chamber of Commerce and Home Care Ontario and Canadian Home Care Association. She recently was nominated to sit as an active Board Member with the King City Chamber .
Michelle founded Hospall Private Homecare in 2013 with the belief that she could lead an amazing group of caregivers in building something remarkable for residents of King and surrounding areas. Michelle has experience showing that interactive caregiving is a method of caring for seniors that promotes physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being.
Her group of caregivers share in Hospall’s vision and mission. They believe that trust and compassion are integral components in hiring a care provider. The Hospall team that she has built provides caring, dependable assistance and reliability 24 hours a day. Their objective never changes: providing the highest degree of care to all patients and the utmost focus on quality of life for all. Michelle looks forward to meeting you and making a difference in you and your loved ones’ lives
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Zach Shoub is the General Manager of the King Weekly-Sentinel, the weekly Community Newspaper in King Township. He has been with the King Weekly-Sentinel since the parent company that he is with- London Publishing Corp purchased it in 2012.
Zach enjoys bringing his sales and management background to the board and contributing to try and help King Businesses thrive in this every growing community. Although Zach doesn’t live in King (lives in Etobicoke with his wife and 2 kids) he is much involved with the businesses in King on a daily basis with his role at the newspaper