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Board of Directors

President/Western Director
Margaret Budgell
Phone: 709.632.8922
 Margaret Budgell Email  River Mountain Realty Website  River Mountain Realty Facebook  River Mountain Realty Twitter  

Margaret epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of a real estate transaction. All of this combined with a long record of providing successful and premium quality customer service, she has built a solid foundation of clients. Margaret understands what it is like to stand in her client’s shoes. Relocating several times – buying and selling houses of her own – has provided Margaret with sensitivity towards her clients’ journey, which can be attributed to the first-hand perspective she gained through her own personal experiences.  

Previous to starting River Mountain Realty, Margaret was involved with selling real estate to the international marketplace. She has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience by representing and working with investors, lifestyle purchasers, agents, and developers worldwide. Born and raised in Pasadena, Margaret enjoys the lifestyle of living and working in her home town – the beautiful seasons offer an abundance of unique activities and events that are very fulfilling.

Photo by: Kassondra Barry Photography

Denise Goodyear
Phone: 709.770.4299
 Denise Goodyear Email  Denise Goodyear Twitter  Denise Goodyear Linkedin

Denise Goodyear is president of Intuitive Media, a company which takes a more imaginative and accountable approach to digital marketing and media buying. She’s happiest when meeting new people, building relationships, and helping small businesses grow through marketing management, digital strategy, advertising, and training.

An award-winning marketer, Denise began her career in media sales, but developed a deeper passion for marketing and communications strategy, spending nearly a decade as a partner in a successful agency before branching out completely on her own. To build on her marketing education, Denise successfully completed the Digital & Social Media Program at Memorial University in 2019 and has nearly 20 years sales and marketing experience with various organizations and businesses throughout the province.

She’s an active speaker on entrepreneurship and marketing, bridging the gap between education and industry, and working to provide the tools and knowledge owners and managers can put to work in their businesses.

When she’s not working, Denise is an active volunteer and mentor, lending her time and skills to organizations such as Futurpreneur Canada, CHBA-NL, NLCA, and others, in addition of course to NLOWE.

Central Director
Peggy Bartlett

Phone: 709.786.2400 

 Luanne Dominix Email        

Peggy Bartlett is president of Bartlett Enterprises Inc., a private consulting and business investment Company in Grand Falls–Windsor. Peggy was the franchisee of McDonalds Family Restaurants in Grand Falls- Windsor, Gander and Lewisporte from 1991 to 2012. 

Peggy has served on and continues to serve on numerous Business and not for profit Boards.  She is a long time Community volunteer and advocate.  Peggy currently serves on the Boards of The Status of Women Central, Gander International Airport Authority, Grand Falls House Foundation, The Innovation and Business Investment Corporation (Gov’t NL);  and The Independent Appointments Commission (Gov’t NL). 


Peggy is passionate in working to advance issues of female equality, women in business and sustainable business growth.  She believes that mentorship, community engagement and sound business practices lay a strong foundation for growth and success.

Peggy is a graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing and Memorial University Community Health Nursing program as well as the Small Business Management Program at the college of Trades and Technology.

At-Large Director
Sarah Lynn Russell
Phone: 709.759.3014
 Saraj Lynn Russell Email  Distinctive Interiors Website  Distinctive Interiors Facebook Page  Distinctive Interiors Twitter Account  Sarah Lynn Russell Linkedin Account

Sarah Lynn Russell in the owner and operator of Distinctive Interiors Ltd., based in Blaketown. Distinctive Interiors Ltd. is a manufacturer and retailer of wood products, including mouldings, cabinets, flooring, interior doors, and stairs. Their team has the knowledge and experience to make any renovation or new build project a breeze.

Sarah Lynn graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2007. As a business owner, she was selected as a finalist for the 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Eastern Director
Luanne Dominix
Phone: 709.786.2400
 Luanne Dominix Email  Canadian Training Institute Website  Canadian Training Institute Facebook  Canadian Training Institute Twitter  Luanne Dominix Linkedin

Luanne Dominix is the assistant director of Canadian Training   Institute, located in Bay Roberts. Canadian Training Institute is a certified training college that provides residents of Newfoundland and Labrador necessary training to enter the commercial driver and heavy equipment fields since 1993. They also offer safety seminars to the public including Power Line Hazards, Traffic Control Person, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Trenching, Air Brakes, and WHMIS.

Luanne graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) in 2013 and received her Master of Business Administration from Memorial University in 2017. She has been volunteering with Junior Achievement since 2016 and has won several awards throughout her academic career, including Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in 2017 and the Dr. Robert W. Scholarship for Social Responsibility in 2017.

Labrador Director
Shelley Hodge
Phone: 709.280.1993
 Shelley Hodge email  Shelley Hodge Interiors Website  Shelley Hodge Interiors Facebook

For over 10 years Shelley Hodge Interiors Inc. have been offering professional design services including Wedding Planning, Event Design and Interior Design to clients from Labrador, Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada.

Shelley completed her diploma of Interior Design from Sheridan College and started her company in 2004, offering Interior Design Services as a home based business. The business quickly grew into a brick and mortar home decor and giftware store in 2009. Shortly after the company began to offer wedding and event design under the umbrella of Inspired Events, which has become the main focus of Shelley Hodge Interiors Inc today! Some of Shelley's achievements include: Certified wedding planning with Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, accredited event designer with IWed Global, 2017 finalist for Wedding Floral Designer of the Year and WPIC Wedding Awards. 

At-Large Director
Sharon Evans
Phone: 709.686.2832
 Shelley Hodge email  Shelley Hodge Interiors Website  Shelley Hodge Interiors Facebook

Sharon Evans, Owner and Operator of Seva Meditation  is an energetic, dynamic all-inclusive type of person who passionately believes in equality for all human beings.  Blessed to have been born a woman, and surrounded by other woman supporting and encouraging them to embrace their greatness!

A  team player who continues to draw women closer to each other by educating, inspiring, supporting and motivating women towards their personal best. Attributes developed through education, training and genetics enable a style of  work life, personal life and social life that spreads encouragement, understanding and the necessary splash of humor to all! A diverse portfolio enriched in education and experience and equipped with many work and volunteer involvements that greatly benefit NLOWE and the community at large.

A Graduate from College the North Atlantic, Business Administration. Graduate, Community Health, Safe and Practice  and Environment, UNB, UFR. Trained in Transcendental Meditation, The Global Country of World Peace, Maharishi Institute. Primoridal Sound Meditation Instructor Certification with The Chopra Center University, CCU Carlsbad, California. Selected for 2018 Canada's Wise 50 over 50. 

At-Large Director
Wendy Taylor
Phone: 709.687.0988
 Wendy Taylor email  Buy and Sell Government Website  Wendy Taylor Linkedin

Wendy Taylor is an Outreach Officer for Public Services and Procurement Canada. She is a part of the Atlantic Region team which assists private sector suppliers in taking advantage of government procurement opportunities and promotes the Build in Canada Innovation Program. This program buys and tests innovative products in government departments.

Wendy graduated from Memorial University with a diploma of Business Administration and completed the public sector leadership and management development program. In addition, Wendy has been recognized for 35 years of service from the Government of Canada and has also won the National Managers' Community NL Region Managers Award.

At-Large Director
Caroline Watton
Phone: 709.724.8251

 Wendy Taylor email Buy and Sell Government Website

Caroline Watton is a leading business lawyer with McInnes Cooper in St. John’s. She provides strategic legal advice to start-ups, SMEs, and large corporations, assisting business owners, partnerships, and corporations on a wide range of corporate matters, including incorporation, corporate structuring, reorganization, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, asset and share purchases, commercial leasing, and corporate governance and shareholder matters.

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