2023-24 Mansfield Ski Club Board of Directors

Lada Ellis
President

Lada brings a unique blend of academic expertise and operational leadership to the Board of Directors. With a foundation as a master’s level student and physiotherapist, she currently holds the position of Senior Manager of Operations at the University Health Network – Altum Health. Leveraging her enthusiasm for skiing, Lada possesses a Level 2 ski instructor and coach certification, and devoted 12 years to coaching at Mansfield during her university studies and early career. Her commitment to the club spans nine years, marked by cherished moments with her family. These experiences, combined with her professional background, provide Lada with a comprehensive skill set to oversee the prudent and effective management of the beloved Mansfield Ski Club. She is dedicated to ensuring an exceptional experience for all members both on and off the slopes.

Brita Lehrohl
Vice President

Brita is a dynamic executive with a proven track record in driving business, financial, and development strategies for leading enterprise corporations. Renowned for injecting positivity into intricate situations, she excels in fostering teamwork to achieve tangible outcomes. With a wealth of experience in strategic planning spanning diverse industry sectors, Brita is poised to guide the Club towards a sustainable and prosperous future, leveraging her expertise to articulate a clear path to financial and operational well-being.

Scot Patriquin
Secretary

With over two decades of distinguished legal practice, Scot brings invaluable expertise as a lawyer and trademark agent. Scot has served as the principal legal advisor to a diverse portfolio of companies, offering strategic counsel directly to owner-managers, boards and senior executives across various industries. His proven track record in negotiation, problem-solving, and dispute management, will prove invaluable, ensuring the Club’s strategic direction is built on prudent, efficient and effective management.

Peter Loukes
Treasurer

Peter is a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in land development and management of municipal public works. He has extensive public sector experience in organizing, directing, transforming and advancing multi-disciplined work groups. As a strategic leader, capable change-manager and champion for excellence, Peter focuses on collaboration, building relationships, employing best practices, and encouraging innovation to provide effective and efficient services to the community.

John Preiner
Chair Social Committee

Dr. John Preiner, MD, FRCSC has run a busy surgical practice for twenty-one years, is currently Chief of the Division of Urology at Southlake Regional Health Centre, and actively involved with the Canadian Urologic Association. In addition to skiing, he is an avid cyclist and musician. John has been a member at Mansfield with his wife Giulia, and his sons Stefan who is now racing FIS, and Matteus who is involved with the freestyle program.  He has been pleased to volunteer on the club’s Board of Directors since the fall of 2022.  He has a genuine love for this community, and is grateful for the many friendships he and his family have made.  He is eager to see the club grow to its full potential – both the on snow experience and the vibrant social program. Now more than ever, he hopes to encourage all members to feel welcome, engaged and involved with the club.  Mansfield is truly a special place, and it is our members who make it special

Mark Mikitchook
Chair Race & Freestyle Committee

Mark offers a strategic and analytical approach honed through his work as Vice President at Coldwell Banker Commercial. His experience spans various industries, demonstrating adaptability and a profound understanding of market dynamics crucial for navigating real estate challenges. Formerly a Plant Manager at Cintas, Mark’s operational expertise adds unique value to his perspective, benefiting both his clients and contributions to the ski club board. Mark has dedicated seven years to the Board, providing strategic insights and an unwavering commitment to our clubs ski programs.

Rocky Bellotti
Director

Rocky is an Investment Advisor at Wellington-Altus Private Wealth, based out of the Rosedale Office in Toronto. Prior to becoming an advisor, Rocky worked at Dundee Capital Markets and Ned Goodman Investment. Rocky graduated from York University with a degree in economics and completed his Law Degree at the University of Toronto. When not in the office, he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and children; Charlotte and Marcus.

Kris Karski
Director

Kris, a highly seasoned marketing professional, brings over two decades of strategic expertise in both traditional and digital marketing to our Board of Directors. His pivotal contributions to the growth of several leading regional and national Canadian brands reflect a deep comprehension of market dynamics and an ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving business environment. Kris’s entrepreneurial spirit, combined with his track record in effective marketing execution, positions him as a vital asset for driving the club’s growth and enhancing member engagement.

Chelsie McKnight
Director

Chelsie is a strategic marketing professional who has held progressive leadership roles in the telecommunication industry.  Her expertise spans strategic planning, project management, capital governance, marketing and communications. As a Community Champion, she has raised substantial funds for charitable causes, showcasing her commitment to both professional and philanthropic endeavors. Chelsie’s multifaceted experience and dedication make her a valuable asset to the Board, ensuring a strategic and transparent management approach for the Club. Chelsie eagerly anticipates the enriching experiences her family—husband Jim and daughters Eleni and Zoe—will encounter at Mansfield, excelling in ski programs and enjoying many social events.