Our Members

Tristan Ritche
Tristan RitcheLake City Realty - Sales Representative
SENA Position: President

Tristan is a young entrepreneur with big dreams. He is currently a Real Estate agent with Lake City Realty.. He owns of a few income properties in Sudbury, and is working on purchasing additional units. He is part owner of the land lease community (Edgewood Estates) in Massey, Ontario, that currently has 16 residents. He is Co-Founder of Social Rise Marketing Agency, which offers social media and marketing services to help grow a business’ client base and web traffic.

He is constantly searching for new and innovative business ideas. His ultimate goal is to become a business mogul, investing in various types of businesses. He is always interested in lending a helping hand to help your business venture, or even form new partnerships.

Renée Laframboise
Renée LaframboiseDr. Renée Laframboise
SENA Position: Secretary

Dr. Renee Laframboise is a Doctor of Chiropractic that entered the practice world in 2014 following her graduation Chiropractic College. Since that time, she has gone on to establish two different practices in town with the hope of helping others achieve optimal health and wellness.

Renee has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Laurentian University, as well has her Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Renee loves to continue learning, and keeps up with the latest in evidence to support what she does.

Outside of her professional life Renee is a volunteer coach with the Master Bowlers Association of Canada, and has coached Youth 5-pin bowlers at the provincial and national levels. In addition to her coaching duties, Renee is active on the competitive scene, having participated in several National Championships. When she isn’t working or bowling, she is at home spending time with her family and her dogs.

Maxine Laforest
Maxine LaforestBaker Tilly SNT - Senior Manager
SENA Position: Treasurer / Past President

Maxine is a graduate of Cambrian College and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Information Technology. She holds her Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant designations and is currently a Senior Manager at Baker Tilly SNT.

She started her career at Baker Tilly 15 years ago and has since gained experience in audit and accounting, personal and corporate taxes, bookkeeping, succession planning and entrepreneurial services. She is driven by her passion to help others which has led to her pursuing e-accounting services in order to find more efficient ways for clients to do everyday accounting tasks.

During her free time, Maxine loves spending time with her kids, Alex and Kyana, and her husband Paul. She also loves to jog, read and go camping.

Paul Viau
Paul ViauViau Computer Solutions - Owner
SENA Position: Co-treasurer / Website maintenance & design

Paul Viau is a computer repair & service specialist, a network engineer and a mobile & desktop website developer. Paul is a graduate from Cambrian College in Computer Systems Technology. He is A+ certified with CompTIA and is a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. Viau Computer Solutions has been serving its customers since 2010 and has been helping local businesses and individuals with their Information Technology needs since 1999. . Paul has proven himself over and over by finding solutions to various IT challenges. His slogan is “If there is a problem, there is a solution!”.

Crystal Larose
Crystal LaroseHouse of Kin - Fundraising/Marketing Coordinator
SENA Position: Marketing / Branding

Crystal Larose is the Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator at the House of Kin. A Home Away from Home for more than 300,000 guests who have travelled to our community for medical treatment. Crystal believes it’s important to make a difference and give back.

Crystal is also the owner of Pinky Swear Studio. A small local studio in Copper Cliff, where ideas come to life. She has 19 years’ experience in graphic design/advertising. She has worked on many different projects. She also does custom t-shirts, promo material, sugar cookies and more. We also can’t forget she is the owner of Elopenorth.ca.

Outside of work Crystal is busy with her little family. She has 2 beautiful little girls and an amazing man, and 2 little frenchies. Crystal has also a big passion for Roller Derby, she has been part of derby since it came to Sudbury over 10 years ago. You can’t miss her around town in her bright pink jeep. Don’t forget to say hi if you see her.

Al Aubé
Al AubéIG Wealth Management - Certified Financial Planner

My interest, and my driving principle, has always been to help others.  In my career as a financial planner, I have the pleasure of being able to merge both my strengths with my key interests to create a passionate career.
I am a Financial Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc.   I offer services in both official languages, bring over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, and I hold the CFP designation; the highest designation in this field.  As a function of that designation and my experience, I was awarded the contract to teach the financial planning and the capstone thesis course at Laurentian University on a part time basis.  These are required courses for all CFP professionals.
I strive on challenge and finding the best financial life plan for each client.  I pride myself in working closely with clients to find out what is happening in their lives, and then helping them manage their day-to-day finances while striving for financial independence.

Julie Fischer / Scott Paterson
Julie Fischer / Scott PatersonLasalle Business Machines
SENA Position: Member

Office equipment including your office printing, mailing, shredding, scanning etc. is our specialty.  Julie will find you the equipment that is best suited to your needs.

Mike Allard
Mike AllardMallard Travel
SENA Position: Member

Mike Allard is the owner operator of a Mallard Travel, a home-based full-service Travel Agency in association with Travel Professionals International (TPI).    Mike has successfully booked groups, families and individual travelers for many types of travel including Golf, Business Team Building Tours, All Inclusive Vacations, Fully Guided Tours, Individual and Group Tours plus Custom-built itineraries to destinations worldwide including across Egypt, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Europe, Mexico and across the Caribbean Caribbean.

Mike holds many designations including Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS), Jamaica Travel Specialist, Air Canada Global Sales University (ACE), Porter Airlines Specialist, Aruba Certified Expert (ACE), Las Vegas Insider & Disney Adventure Specialist

The opening of Mallard Travel is a second chapter for Mike and came about after a storied career of 35+ years in Canadian Radio across Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in both Managerial and On-Air roles.

Mike introduced the Father Daughter Ball to Greater Sudbury which garnered a STAR Award as the Best Fundraising Event in Canada by a group or committee.  Mike was also part of the founding team for the KiSS Radiothon of Hope which has raised in excess of one million dollars for the Northern Cancer Foundation.

Mike currently sits as President of the Sudbury Kinsmen Family Centre Foundation which runs the House of Kin, a Home Away from Home for more than 300,000 guests who have travelled to our community for medical treatment.  Additionally, Mike has numerous years of volunteering for Safe Ride Home Sudbury, Northern Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer Foundation, the United Way, and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation among other worthy charities.

You can contact Mike directly for any travel needs at www.mallardtravel.ca, mallard@tpi.ca or 705-562-0064

Linda Hunter
Linda HunterBeyond Wireless - Business Account Executive
SENA Position: Member

Linda Hunter brings 30 years of experience in Business to Business Telecommunications. Service, independent consulting and wireless.  Customers include, Municipal, Government Agencies, Mining, Utilities and local organizations from BC to Ontario.  Specialties include Business Analytics, Networking HQ to branch offices and Telecom Expense Management.

Currently, Linda is responsible for account management as an authorized dealer with Beyond Wireless, developing new clientele and servicing existing customers.

Linda offers a deep understanding of business communications to her Customers and how to apply technology to company’s individual  requirements   Her broad knowledge of Wireless, Networking, Cloud and Legacy Systems, helps Business accounts simplify economic change and progress for their organization.

Specialties: IoT, Managed Services and Rogers Unison;, the best features of your office desk phone, on your mobile phone!

Meaghan Boisvert
Meaghan BoisvertMiller Maki LLP - Associate lawyer
SENA Position: Member

Meaghan Boisvert is a lawyer with the firm of Miller Maki LLP and has been since she was called to the bar in January of 2013. Meaghan was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and is fluently bilingual in both French and English. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Laurentian University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa. Meaghan practices in the areas of insurance law, real estate, as well as wills and estates.

Meaghan is also active in the legal community serving as a board member of the Sudbury District Law Association since 2019, and currently serving as President. She is also a co-chair of the Colloquium Continuing Education Legal Conference since 2018. When not at the office, Meaghan enjoys challenging herself with various sporty pursuits including soccer, volleyball, tennis, running and biking.