Meet Your Mountain Hub Academy Instructors

 

School is in session at the Mountain Hub!

September is stacked with five amazing intro courses to help you run and market your business. Then in October, the 5-week Small Business Booster begins!

We have three instructors (and growing!) that will be teaching in the Mountain Hub Academy and we are super excited to introduce them to you! Read on to learn about these awesome ladies.

And a quick reminder that the Early Bird Special ends tomorrow. Register for the entire Small Business Booster course by the end of day Friday and get $100 off!

Meet Your Small Business Booster Instructors

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Megan Adams

Mountain Hub Mastermind, Digital & Online Marketing Instructor for LinkedIn Learning.

Megan started the Mountain Hub to create a space for small business owners to learn, grow and find support.

The 5-week Small Business Booster course is derived from the feedback of the 100+ events at the Mountain Hub since it's opening and the feedback of all of the participants. And Megan is beyond thrilled to be one of the three (and more coming soon!) instructors.

About Megan

Megan started her entrepreneurial journey at a young age. Her first job was as a support aid for an autistic child where she learned the different ways people view the world and the importance of finding a team of people to support and care for you.

From there she went to University, graduating with a Political Science degree and rooted herself in the "9-5" lifestyle. That could only last so long as her innate entrepreneurial spirit (and obsession with business) sprang up and she was accepted into a provincial-run program for small business owners.

After learning that the original business she was running wasn't for her - but the marketing side was - she started her social media consulting agency and continues to work with clients in this capacity to this day.

In 2014, Megan moved to Silicon Valley, landing in San Jose, California, following the calling to immerse herself in technology and start-up culture. She was recruited to a team within eBay to launch a local buying and selling app.

Megan helped the team hit the massive milestone of over 1 Million app downloads in under 6-months. With that startup experience and dream realized, Megan took a break and traveled to South Africa and Indonesia, spending a cumulative of 4+ months off-grid.

The profound shifts that occurred during this travel led Megan to study different healing modalities that she continues to hone and incorporates into her work.

Currently, Megan is an instructor for LinkedIn Learning - an online education school - and has over 13 courses in the library. Most recently (as you may know) she lives in Invermere and owns the Mountain Hub - a coworking space with the heart-centered goal of supporting any and all that walk through its doors.

Attend one of Megan's courses

Lunch & Learn - Business Systems 101

Tuesday, September 3rd from 12pm-1pm
Free for members / $20 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2134542573505858

Small Business Booster Prep Course - Getting Your Business Set-up Online
September 6th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2315106065405924/

Small Business Booster - Week 1: Getting Your Business Set-up Online
October 5th & 6th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy


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Samantha Gernhart

Marketing Specialist, Clarity Marketing and Designs

Samantha is a marketing professional who loves to teach and empower small business owners and entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level. Samantha now leads the marketing team at Copperpoint Resort in Invermere, BC.

Prior to that Samantha has run her own marketing and design consulting company for over 13 years, working with such brands as Surrey School Board, BC Youth Week, City of Burnaby, Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, WestCoast Families Magazine, UrbanBaby & Toddler Magazine, BC Library Association, MS Society of Canada – BC Division and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

In addition to her entrepreneurial spirit and love of small business, Samantha is a recognized member of the community and was a finalist for the Surrey Women in Business Awards, 2013, nominee for the Influential Women in Business Award in the Kootenays, 2018 and nominee for the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, 2018.

Attend one of Samantha's courses


Small Business Booster Prep Course - Website Development
September 12th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/382324615817159

Small Business Booster Prep Course - Social Media Marketing
September 17th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2813223008692808/

Small Business Booster Prep Course - Email Marketing
September 19th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/554202882038638/

Small Business Booster - Week 2: Website Development & Maintenance
October 15th & 16th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy

Small Business Booster - Week 3: Social Media Marketing & Strategy
October 22nd & 23rd from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy

Small Business Booster - Week 4: Email Marketing & Strategy
October 29th & 30th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy


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Kyla Lam

Chartered Professional Accountant, Aspire Accounting

Kyla Lam is an accountant passionate about supporting financial literacy in small businesses and charities. Being a small business owner herself, Kyla knows where the most value can be added to a small business by way of consultation and solid accounting and bookkeeping advice.

Kyla grew up in rural northern British Columbia, completing double degrees in environmental science and business from the University of Alberta. She completed the Chartered Accountant designation in 2009.

Kyla owns her own accounting practice in Invermere providing audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to her clients. She also instructs part time at College of the Rockies and was a facilitator with the CPA School of Business (formerly the CA School of Business) for six years.

Kyla’s work experience includes both public practice and industry giving her a breadth of knowledge in practical accounting matters and proficiency with many accounting-related software programs.

She also owns and operates a successful small business, is a Financial Literacy volunteer with CPA Canada and Treasurer for the Columbia Valley Community Foundation.

Attend one of Kyla's courses


Small Business Booster Prep Course - Accounting for Small Business
September 24th from 6pm - 9pm
$79 for Mountain Hub members / $99 for non-members
https://www.facebook.com/events/2315106065405924/

Small Business Booster - Week 5: Accounting for Small Business
November 5th & 6th from 6pm - 9pm
Individual course: $179 for Mountain Hub Members / $199 for non-members
Or take all 5-weeks and courses for $795 ($100 off until August 30th!)
https://www.mountainhub.ca/academy