The ADBIA Board is a volunteer board of business owners from businesses operating within the ADBIA Boundaries.

ADBIA Board of Directors, 2017-2018

 Jennifer EngelhartChair

Jennifer is the Manager and Buyer of At Home in Ambleside, founded by her family in 1989. With a BA in Design from Ryerson University, she brings her experience in product design, manufacturing and retail to her family’s wholesale and retail businesses. She served on the ABA board and grew up in this community.“I’m proud to call Ambleside my business home and work with this community every day. I believe it’s our job as Ambleside and Dundarave business owners to create and help shape these two unique areas into thriving business districts. Though a BIA, we can work together with the District to accomplish this.”

At Home – Antiques and Decorative Accessories 1530 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC


jens Jennifer Sharp – Director For the past 8 years, Jennifer has served as the Manager / Buyer and future owner of Ambleside’s So Blū Clothing, founded by her mother-in-law, Jan. She has a BA in French and Spanish and extensive experience in catering sales and hotel management. She served on the ABA board. “Over the past 8 years, I’ve grown to love the Ambleside and Dundarave business community, and I have great vision for what we can become.  I believe that by working together, we can achieve the common goal of a strong, vibrant business center that’s a sought after destination for locals and visitors. ”

So Blu Clothing 1519 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC

francis Francis Connolly – Director

A Construction Technology graduate of Kent University, England, Francis is an Ambleside property owner with 38 years’ experience in land development in Western Canada. He specializes in concept planning to construction completion in residential, commercial and industrial projects.“Ambleside-Dundarave is a world class seaside town centre in need of revitalization toward diverse housing stock, while providing a more productive business community. Today we must work together to shape the future through positive change as our forefathers planned in the early 20th Century—it’s our time now.”

Elisabeth Geller – Director

Manager, Vancity


Shannon Walker – Director

The Walker Group


Josh McLean – Director

McLean Homes


Chris Boulton – Director

Buckhurst Southland Gallery


Paul Winstanley – Treasurer

Winstanley Business Advisors


Mike Richmond – Director

Peake & Richmond