Bruce Holland – Executive Director – Spryfield Business Commission has held a variety of senior level positions in a variety of fields in N.S. both in leadership and team roles. Holland has been actively involved with community-based organizations both professionally and on a volunteer basis, including his involvement on community boards and committees. As an accomplished manager, Holland’s experience includes leading teams in strategy development, change management and community management projects. Holland is highly skilled at working closely with his team to develop creative solutions to achieve their strategic objectives. His innovative thinking, effective problem-solving and energetic leadership style motivates teams to deliver innovative solutions and achieve bottom line results.
Clyde A. Paul – Chairman of the Board – Clyde was born in Halifax and has lived and worked here all his life. Educated through the Halifax Public School system and following his graduation from Queen Elizabeth High School, he attended Dalhousie University obtaining his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1970, followed by his Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1973. Following his receipt of the Bachelor of Laws Degree he commenced the practice of law in Spryfield, where he has lived and practiced for the past 44 years. In 2016 he was granted the distinction of being named to Her Majesty’s Queens Counsel. Clyde and his wife of 44 years, Pat have always been proud members of the Spryfield community.
Dan Doherty – Past-Chairman – Dan a native of Fredericton, moved to Halifax in 1969 after receiving a Diploma in Business Administration from The Saint John Institute of Technology. Dan spent 19 years working for CN Rail in Halifax, Dartmouth and Truro. Dan and his wife Linda started Danielsons Tobacco in South Centre Mall in Spryfield in 1992 and Water ‘N’ Wine in 1993. The tobacco store is now called Danielsons General Store and now is located at 5 Dentith Road; although he still owns the store he turned over the day to day operations to his staff when he became a REALTOR® in 2005. Dan also owns Water ‘N’ Wine Spryfield now located at 2 Mont Street. During the 19 years that Dan worked for CN Rail he spent 13 years involved in Scouting in running a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troup and then serving as Chairman of the 7th Sackville Group Committee. Dan was also a founding member of the District 18 Business and Development Association, as well as its Treasurer for several years. Dan now is currently serving as Chairman, of the Spryfield Business Commission. Dan and his family also own and publish the Chebucto News, a monthly community newspaper servicing the area from the Armdale Roundabout to Sambro and all of the communities in between. Dan and Linda live in the new Governors Brook subdivision in Spryfield and while his Real Estate business encompasses all of HRM he is a tireless promoter of “Beautiful Downtown Spryfield” and the opportunities for growth and development in the community.
Alice Morris is a longtime resident of Spryfield. She joined the Spryfield Business Commission’s Board of Directors in March 2013. She has been the manager of Bowlarama Spryfield since October 2011. Morris is enthusiastic about her job and has introduced many improvements and new programs for the patrons of Bowlarama. She loves meeting new people and enjoys the interactions she shares with their guests. Morris’ primary short-term goal focuses on designing a family-friendly atmosphere of music, video, lighting and fun at Bowlarama. Morris and her husband have been married for 39 years. Together, they have five daughters and nine grandchildren.
Nadine Garrison a resident of Spryfield, has worked at the Spryfield Head Shoppe for the past 32 years. It is with the continued feeling of friendship and support from the Spryfield community, that when the opportunity arose, Nadine became an owner of the Head Shoppe. Nadine’s goal serving on the Board of Directors is to continue to build a great place for businesses to grow and support local people.
Scott Reinhardt is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University Sobeys School of Business and serial entrepreneur. He stated investing in the stock market at the age of 14 and by the time he was 19 he had bought and sold 5 businesses. Scott and been featured in business magazines and represented his province of Nova Scotia at business symposiums. Currently he owns and operates Green Roots Landscaping Limited, Halifax Asphalt Care, Northern Seamless Gutters and invests in commercial real estate. Along with his business activities, he prides himself on giving back to the community, currently on several Boards of Directors in the Halifax area. Scott has also been a volunteer firefighter with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency for the past seven years.