HilaryPresident - Director South

Hilary Chambers
Pine Grove Resort and Cottages
P.O Box 126 Port Loring, ON POH 1Y0
Phone: 705-757-5221
E-Mail Address: hilary@pinegroveresort.com
Website: www.pinegroveresort.com

Hilary is partner in her family owned resort Pine Grove Resort Cottages in Port Loring; in operation for over 40 years.  Having grown up in the tourism industry, and seeing her father Bill Chambers in the role of NOTO President and board member for many years.  Hilary has a keen appreciation of NOTO and the many benefits of membership.  Hilary has a degree in Environmental Studies from University of Guelph; and is a dedicated naturalist. She is engaging tourists to Northern ON through her Nature Trail website that describes the local flora and fauna they will encounter in the Port Loring area.  In her role as marketing manager for Pine Grove Resort Cottages, she handles all social media, print, promotion, and web design.  In 2013 Hilary opened a gallery & gift shop at Pine Grove Resort Cottages where she sells her handmade artisan jewelry and locally sourced products.  Hilary is an avid equestrian whose horse competed at the Pan Am Games in Mexico 2011.Hilary is a member of the Loring-Restoule Business Association, is on the board of RTO12/Explorers Edge, and is a founding member of the Pickerel River Community Association. Hilary was elected onto the NOTO boardas a director in 2013 and was elected vice president in 2014.

Vice PresidentPast President - Director Northwest

Brenda Baughman
Bow Narrows Camp
Box 217
Red Lake, ON   P0V 2M0
Phone: 807-475-7246
Fax: same
E-Mail Address:     fish@bownarrows.com
Website Address:  www.bownarrows.com

Brenda has worked in the tourism industry for many years starting with a job as a housekeeper at a local motel in Haileybury and a summer job at Camp CANUSA in Temagami while still going to high school. In 1972 she started working at Bow Narrows Camp in Red Lake while going to Lakehead University.  She attained a teaching degree and spent several years teaching school in Thunder Bay.

In 1992 Brenda and her husband Dan returned to the Outdoor Tourism business full time by coming back to Bow Narrows and taking over the Baughman family business. Over the years she has seen many changes to our industry and looks forward to working together with the other members of the board and NOTO staff as we face the challenges of the future. Brenda believes that together we can meet the needs of our members and help guide the Nature and Outdoor Tourism industry toward continued growth and renewed prosperity. 

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Vice President – Director North Central

Robert “Bob” Garson
Garson’s Fly-In Outposts
748A 4th Line West Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K8
Summer Phone: 807-822-2222 Summer Fax: 807-822-2223
Winter Phone: 705-253-4938 Winter Fax: 705-253-9825
E-Mail Address: abgarson13@yahoo.com 
Website Address:  www.flyinfishingoutposts.com

Bob has been in the tourism business for over twenty years. Since 2002, Bob has owned his operation based out of White River and has been a member of NOTO. In 2003 he was elected to the Board of Directors. Bob has been representing and working on issues that he and his colleagues in the North Central region face. Currently, he is the NOTO representative on the Allied Board of Directors. He also represents NOTO on the Crown Land Use Atlas Harmonization Project Working Group currently underway in the Wawa district of MNR.

bruceDirector/Secretary Treasurer - North East

Bruce Wilkins 
Golden Eagle Camp and Outfitting
Highway 65 West, P.O Box 130
Matachewan, ON P0K 1M0
Phone: 705-565-2566 Toll Free: 1-877-565-2566
E-Mail Address: goldeneaglecamp@gmail.com
Website Address: www.goldeneaglecamp.com

After growing up in North Bay, Bruce started a sales management career in the motorcycle industry in Toronto. He was anxious to own his own business, which led him to purchase Tri-City Honda Yamaha in Greensboro, North Carolina. After owning & operating the dealership for 9 years, he became an executive with Asbury Automotive and managed a Chevrolet/Cadillac dealership. When the U.S. automotive industry took a down turn in 2008, Bruce decided it was time to move back home to the Great White North.

He and his wife Jennifer purchased Golden Eagle Camp in Matachewan, Ontario in June 2009. They both love the tourism industry and working for themselves. He is currently serving as Treasurer on the local snowmobile club, tourism representative on the Kirkland Lake Local Citizens Committee, and a member of the new development committee in the town of Matachewan. 

michelDirector – North Central

Michel Watson
Watson’s Kaby Lodge
P.O. Box 28
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
Summer Phone: 705-883-3049
Winter Phone: 705-484-1672    Winter Fax: 705-484-1470
E-Mail: kabywatson@xplornet.com
Website: www.kabyswildernessvacations.ca

Michel has been involved in tourism all her life. She is an outdoor enthusiast and is married to Tom who is an outdoor enthusiast also. Michel and Tom have been the Owners of Watson’s Kaby Lodge since 2009. They have been running this property since 2000. Michel has two children and six grandchildren. She is an avid bow hunter, who loves the outdoors and finds great satisfaction in offering what she gets to live to visitors. Sharing the experience brings her great joy.

Together with their love for the outdoors, Michel and Tom are skilled equestrians, who get to indulge during the tourism off season when they reside on their farm property in Orillia Ontario. Her passion for the outdoors and protecting tourism and natural values so that future generations can receive the same satisfaction in coming years drives her to be involved at the decision level making stage of this organization.  

JacquiDirector - North West

Jacqui Haukeness
Rugby Lake Lodge/Hollow Hog
P.O Box 23
Dryden, ON, P8N2Y7
Phone: 807-937-5653
Fax: same
Email: rugbylakelodge@xplornet.com
Website: www.rugbylakelodge.com


Director – North WestTed

Ted Putnam
Hawk Lake Lodge
315 Main Street South
Kenora, ON   P9N 1T4
194 Woodland Road
Milton, MA, USA  02186
Summer Phone: 807-548-2930
Winter Phone:    617-820-4056
E-Mail:     ted@hawk-lake.com
Website:   www.hawk-lake.com

Director - North Central

Ken Johnston
Mar Mac Lodge
P.O. Box 1380
Sault Ste. Marie, ON   P6A 5N2 
Summer Phone: 705-971-7922
Winter Phone:   
Email: ken@marmaclodge.com

Director – North East

Urs Brunner
Auld Reekie Lodge
P.O. Box 58
Gowganda, ON  P0J 1J0 
Phone: 705-624-3512
Fax:     705-624-3513


Allied President, Peter SpanyiDirector - Allied President

Peter Spanyi
The Graphix Works
82 Lake Street, Suite 201
St. Catharines, ON L2R 5X4
Phone: 905-687-8778
Fax: 905-687-4909
E-Mail: peter@graphixworks.com
Website: www.graphixworks.com


Peter Spanyi is the owner of The Graphix Works, a full service graphic communications firm that specializes in graphic design, printing, web development, promotional products and much more. While The Graphix Works has been in business since 1986, Peter has been involved in servicing the needs of the tourism industry since 1988 and has been an allied member of NOTO for many years. Peter joined the allied board back in 2010 as Vice President and assumed the role of President at the 2014 AGM. Peter looks forward to continuing his role and helping to grow the allied membership of NOTO.

Director – Allied Secretary/Treasurer

Gary Williams
Yamaha Motor Canada
704 6th Street South
Kenora ON  P9N 1N8 
Phone: 807-468-7533
Fax:      807-468-7499

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