About the Team
Our team is comprised of experienced individuals who understand what it means to start and operate a business. Our goal is to offer excellent service to our clients tailored to their needs. We are dedicated to helping you make your business a success. Contact one of us for more information based on your need. If you’re not sure who would be best suited to assist you, call our reception and we will direct your call (867) 668-6925.
Elaine ChambersGeneral Manager
Elaine Chambers was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, and currently resides in Champagne, Yukon. She is a Citizen of the Champagne & Aishihik First Nation and of the Crow Clan. Over the past thirty -four years Elaine has been employed with däna Näye Ventures and since 1996 has been the General Manager.
Over the years, Elaine has been an active board member, chair, secretary, and treasurer of many organizations such as RAB Energy Group LP. (Northerm Windows & Doors), Kilrich Industries, the Dakwakada Capital Investments LLP. Presently, Elaine continues to sit on these organizations’ boards acting in difference capacities.
She represents the Yukon on National Boards as well. She was Secretary & Treasurer of the national Indigenous Organizations in community development CANDO. She also represented the Yukon from 1997 to 2015, on the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA). She has served as Chair and Treasurer. In August 2020 she was reappointed back onto NACCA Board of Directors representing the North (Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut) and is currently Secretary.
She is the proud mother of two grown children, Odessa and Tina and has 3 Grandchildren, Kael, Brielle, and Jayla.
Donna MooreBusiness Support Services Manager
Donna Moore has been working in the field of community economic development for over 20 years and has had the privilege to live and work in all three Northern territories since 1999. Her work experience includes: building local capacity, providing support and advisory services, as well as encouraging both personal and professional development within her clients. Donna just celebrated her 10th year of employment with the DNV team and continues to manage the Business Support Services Department for the organization.
Within the Business Services Support Services Department, Donna is our lead business coach for client services; oversees the Entrepreneur and Business Development Program and is also our facilitator for our business workshops. She creates sound connections with all her clients and has received wonderful reviews of her coaching services and workshop facilitation.
Her work history, skill sets and commitment to assisting clients with their business needs have assisted däna Näye Ventures in their mandate of supporting and encouraging local entrepreneurs in achieving success in their business ventures.
Martin MeyerEntrepreneurship and Business Development Program Program Officer
Martin Meyer is an Entrepreneurship and Business Development Officer who helps Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses access funding to start, acquire, or expand a business. Martin has assisted business clients of all types from small entrepreneurs who are just starting out to large companies looking to expand their business. Martin is passionate about helping businesses and his previous experience as a real estate appraiser, a small business owner, and a commercial banker helps him to understand business needs and help people achieve their business goals.
Martin has an International Business Degree from the University of Alberta where he specialized in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has been living and working in the Yukon for more than a decade and says he will never leave. Away from work, he enjoys backcountry skiing, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, kite boarding and spending time in the wilderness with his friends and family.
Aidan SullivanFinancial Services Officer
Aidan Sullivan is a Financial Services Officer who helps all entrepreneurs with their financing needs. From start-up financing for new businesses to expansion capital for seasoned entrepreneurs. He provides financing solutions to his clients. Aidan is passionate about aiding Yukon entrepreneurs and seeing the territory grow.
Aidan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Born and raised in the North, he has called Whitehorse home for nearly two decades. Outside of work, he is an avid reader and enjoys hiking, fishing, and cooking
Financial Services Officer
Megan Audet is from small town Alberta but is very excited to call Whitehorse home. She has work experience in project management as well working as an online marketing specialist.
Megan has a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Alberta where she specialized in Economic development. During her studies she was able to travel to India to study the relationship between religion and the impacts it has on the economy.
Outside of work Megan enjoys hiking and camping in the summer and loves to knit and cross-country ski in the winter. This position with DNV allows Megan to be involved in the community and support local businesses. She is very excited about experiencing the North.
Loreta TungolFinance & Administration
Loreta immigrated to Canada in October 2010. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by profession, she obtained her Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting in the Philippines.
Prior to joining däna Näye Ventures, Loreta held a a variety of occupations – bank accounting staff, business owner, cashier and bookkeeper. After joining our team in 2016 as an Accounting Officer, Loreta is now the Sr. Accounting Officer. She maintains an accurate recording of all däna Näye Ventures’ transactions. She understands that good accounting practices are key to a successful business.
Coming from a family of accountants, she is married with four adult children. She loves to spend quality time with her family. Cooking, gardening and watching movies are her hobbies. She also volunteers in her free time.
Her favorite accounting quote: “Life is like accounting, everything must balance”
Jewel JunsayAdministrative Assistant Receptionist
Jewel was born in the Philippines and migrated to Yukon, Canada in 2011 through the Yukon Nominee Program.
With an accounting background in the Philippines, Jewel further her studies and graduated at Yukon College with an Office Administration – Accounting Clerk Certificate in 2017. Since her graduation, Jewel has been part of the däna Näye Ventures team as our receptionist and accounting clerk.
On her spare time, Jewel likes to cook, participate in outdoor activities and loves to travel with her family. She’s a mother of two, Norjwell and Jewnwel.