Board & Advisors

2016-17 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs RTO8, setting strategy and overseeing organizational development. Board members are industry experts and leaders.

Don Parks – Board Chair
, Brighton Inn and B&B

Lori Johnston – Vice Chair
Director, Conference and Hospitality Services, 
Trent University

Ken Kirkby – Past Chair
General Manager, 
Super 8 Motel Peterborough

James Barrett
Artistic Producer
, Globus Theatre

Bob Dodd
, Dodd Media Group

Ken Doherty
Director of Community Services
, City of Peterborough

Trish Dougherty
The Kawartha Store

Sherry Hamilton
Manager, Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce

Brian Harrington
, Clearview Cottage Resort

Catharine Kersteman
Saucy Willow Inn

Ted Loyst
Chairman & Volunteer, 
Indian River Reptile Zoo

Krista Morgan
GM Operations /Owner, Beachwood Resort


2016-17 DMO Representatives

Laurie McCarthy
Tourism Development Officer, 
Kawartha Lakes Tourism
705.324.9411 Ext. 1233

Rebecca Mustard
Manager o f Economic Development
705.324.9411 Ext. 1395

Rhonda Keenan
President & CEO, Peterborough Economic Development
705.743.0777 Ext. 2120

Tracie Bertrand
Director of Tourism
, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism
705.743.0777 x. 2129

Eileen Lum
Manager of Tourism, Northumberland Tourism
905.372.3329 Ext. 6237

Dan Borowec
Director of Economic Development, Northumberland County
905.372.3329 Ext. 6296

Beverly Cameron
Tourism Industry Advisor Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport