Chamber Ambassadors


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    Mehran Aazamifard
    Envision Financial

    Mehran Aazamifard is a Business Banking Advisor with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union. An experienced professional with more than 21 years of banking industry expertise, Mehran’s passion is for helping local businesses succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With a primary office in Coquitlam, Mehran frequently travels throughout the Lower Mainland to serve her clients on-site with expert advice. Mehran prides herself in providing an unparalleled level of personal service and specialist consultation to small and medium-sized businesses, meeting their financial needs with customized solutions.

    She is also an active community volunteer and an advocate for Envision Financial’s “The Full Cupboard” signature cause that assists local food banks— She has served as a member of the board for Tricities Iranian Cultural Society in Coquitlam for four years and Board member of Iranian Immigrant and Refugee society of BC for 7 years- you may even have seen her recently as the emcee for the City of Port Moody’s 2016 Iranian Spring Festival event. Mehran currently is an ambassador for the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce and volunteer at many of the chambers and community event.


  • Jhan Tamminga
    Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

    Jhan joined Investors Group in November of 2014. After completing his BA at Simon Fraser University with a focus in Political Science, he had the privilege to partner with Senior Consultant Alphonse Seward CFP CLU RRC to help him better serve his clients. Jhan is committed to constantly improving himself through a persistent and consistent commitment to further education.

    Together Jhan and Alphonse aim to always help their clients get the most out of their money so they can get the most out of their lives. Their advice is always client centric and their approach unique and flexible. They will meet you where you need to be met, and help you make your dreams a reality. 


  • Alicia Peterson
    Harris & Leib Insurance

    Alicia happily calls Maple Ridge her home and has gotten to know this beautiful place over the past 15 years.

    After joining the general insurance industry in 2010, she quickly realized it was her destined career path.  A few years ago she took over as Manager at Harris & Leib Insurance, an office that has been part of this community for decades.

    Having achieved her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation in 2015, she is now working to complete her Canadian Risk Management designation in 2018.

    In line with Harris & Leib’s long standing commitment to this community, she strives to bring customer service to a whole new level, putting customers first and trying to stay one step ahead of their needs.


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    Don Lekei

    Don Lekei is the owner of Help-My-Tech, a Maple Ridge based business providing on-site service, set-up and training for PC and Mac computers, smartphones, tablets and all the technical needs of home users and home-based and small businesses.

    He has been servicing and training people how to use personal computers, plus a wide variety of personal electronics since the mid 1970s. Don not only brings the technical expertise of decades of experience in both the service-side and product engineering, but also business experience, founding Cansoft Data, Inc. in 1980.

    After many years in product development and on-line services, Don started an in-home computer service business (Help-My-PC) in 2002, then later helped Future Shop build their in-home service business, ConnectPro. In early 2014, he left Future Shop to start a new business named “Help-My-Tech” because computer service alone doesn't cut it today. The average person has six pieces of diverse computing technology that need to not only work, but also work together, and work in ways that meet their needs.

    Since then, Help-My-Tech has been a finalist for 4 small business awards, and Don has been an active member of the business community in Maple Ridge.


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    Aryan Saed
    Sitter 604

    Dr. Aryan Saed has 20 Years experience in Internet Technology, during which he helped invent and develop several products that are ubiquitous in businesses and households alike. Aryan now owns and operates "Sitter 604" with his wife Belinda, and together they run a busy household with 5 children. While the internet and social media have become integral parts of our lives, parents and caregivers alike still want a trusted personal connection when it comes to caring for children. It's Aryan's goal to make a local difference by providing a safe, reliable and convenient connection between busy families and quality care.


  • Lisa Hickman
    Canada Furnace

    Lisa Hickman is a Home Comfort Advisor with Canada Furnace right here in Maple Ridge providing expert advice on products and services whether you need a furnace repair, new furnace installation, air conditioning installation, all heating and cooling needs including Boiler systems, Hot Water on Demand tank less as well as Hot Water Tank. Canada Furnace has been locally owned and operated for over 31 years and most recently has become the Western Division of Reliance Home Comfort the largest HVAC Company in the country.

    Lisa Hickman worked for close to 10 years at the Maple Ridge Times as a successful Ad Rep partnering with hundreds of local and national businesses to assist them with their advertising and marketing needs. She then ventured into the world of technology where she worked as a Business Solutions Consultant. Being a part of the solutions and the success has been very rewarding in both careers.

    When she isn’t on the sidelines of her young son’s soccer team helping the coach, you’ll find her teaching Zumba to the kids at Laity View Elementary and Bateson’s Family Martial Arts and other studios in the community. She has been a BCRPA Fitness Leader since 1992 and has had a strong personal following since the beginning of her fitness career. She is extremely active in her community as well is a part of the PAC for LaityView Elementary, Business to Business Networking Events, an Ambassador for the Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce including previously being a board member of the Abbotsford Executive Association for the Social Committee. Lisa has been volunteering extensively in the community since she moved here in 2003 at Greystone Manor, teaching weekly Seniors Fitness Classes, Mayfair Manor, Seniors Residents Chair Aerobics with many other local fundraisers that she was able to offer Zumba-thons to raise funds for non-profit organizations. You will always find her leading Warm-Up’s for the Terry Fox Run, CIBC Run for the Cure and the Mother Daughter Walk, Jumping Rope for heart for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and recently emceed the Annual AFC Gala. Her awards include Bronze, Silver and GOLD Medals in the Canadian National Aerobic Championship, voted most motivating Fitness Instructor in 2002 out of 5 fitness clubs as well she was the President Club Recipient at CanWest Community Publishing in 2010. Lisa tries hard at not being the worst golfer in the world so she hits a few buckets of balls at Meadow Gardens Driving Range when she can!!!


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