Meet the Board

Meet our current board members this year.

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Theresa Keyser

President

Theresa Keyser has lived in Wayne County for more than 8 years. She has since been a part of local organizations and events. Including the most recent creation of, and vice president of, Marion NY Community Betterment Organization, focused on bringing neighbors together. She successfully implemented a pumpkin walk sponsored by several local businesses and a small business Saturday that showcased her hometowns micro-businesses. She passionately believes that every person in western Wayne County can and should help each other lead their most successful lives.

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Christine Bachmann

Secretary

Currently Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of M&T Bank. Her one clear purpose is to make a difference in people's lives. It's the little things that can make a big difference. With 24 years of banking experience in both the consumer and business sector, including an active role in 4 bank acquisitions, Christine has dedicated herself in helping her clients to succeed in achieving their financial plans and goals, directing her clients toward something great has always been her passion. She feels the strongest organizations are those in which employees feel connected as well as their customers. Christine is focused on growing professionally with M&T Bank and helping to support her local communities. Presently tracking and striving to achieve the Presidents Council Award for 2021. Christine lives in the Rochester, New York area, where she attended Our Lady of Mercy High School and she is an active volunteer for the Big Brother Big Sister organization as well as a handful of resource groups within M&T Bank. Christine enjoys her free time by spending time with family and friends, reading, cheering on local hockey teams, strolling through local wineries and breweries in our beautiful Finger lakes region; plus relaxing to a good Netflix movie when she can.

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Katy Groet

Board Member

Katy is a small business owner within the Palmyra community. Her passion is, just that, COMMUNITY. She believes that a sense of community is the key to a healthy and happy place to live. She is most excited to continue encouraging other entrepreneurs to realize their potential and importance from a modern perspective. She is an avid barnstormer with many creative ideas.

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Samantha Knataitis

Vice President

Samantha has lived in Marion for the past 7 years. Born and raised one town to the north in Williamson, Sam has been a part of local small businesses since birth. Her father and both of her uncles are first-generation business owners, with her father owning local photography and print business. Small business runs in her blood, which is why Samantha is so passionate about helping local businesses grow and succeed. Samantha’s current role in Field Marketing with Spectrum Reach has her meeting and working with various small businesses to come up with TV & Digital campaigns that work for them as well as marketing the brand to reach more business owners in the Rochester DMA. When Sam is not working, you can find her volunteering with the Marion NY Community Betterment Organization. Trying to help spread the message of Good Neighbors helping Neighbors.

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Carrie Macrillo

Board Member

Carrie was born in Rochester and raised in Canandaigua. She studied Business Administration from FLCC and earned her position at Paychex as a Product Owner/Analyst. However, her credentials did not fulfill her well-being. In fact, the stress would sometimes amplify something that she had a problem with ever since she can remember. Only eight years ago she found alternative tools that would help her with her health – essential oils, reiki energy, and meditation. From then on, she felt at home because her health dramatically improved. In her spare time, she spent learning all things holistic to the point she started a wellness room at work. After she earned her Reiki and Restorative Yoga certifications, she started Radiant Your Wellness in Fairport and now in Palmyra. She wants to bring natural wellness, happiness, and mental spiritualism classes to Wayne County without breaking the bank. She looks forward to representing the needs and wants of her community.

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Bradford Barry

Board Member

Bradford is the owner of Bypaymnts, a credit card processing company that specializes in eliminating the fees businesses pay to process credit cards. He has been a local Walworth Resident since 2017, where he lives with his wife and daughter and their two dogs, Rubi and Mochi. Brad was raised in the small town of Fillmore, where he ran the kitchen with his dad at their local family-owned diner. He graduated from FLCC with a degree in audio recording and started a band called "The Barry Brothers" with his two older brothers as a part of his final project at school. They went on to play and perform in the area playing at local festivals like "Park Ave Fest" and "City Celebrations" and all the local venues in Rochester. He started a business with his brother out of their barn in Fillmore and grew it to employ 15 local residents. Bradford then met his wife Jillian, a Fairport native, and decided to move north, and Brad took a job at Paychex selling merchant services. Realizing that he had so much more to offer small businesses and that entrepreneurial spirit still burning inside him, he decided to start their own business where they now can make a real impact on small businesses in the area.

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Derek Short

Treasurer

Derek grew up in Palmyra, graduated from Palmyra-Macedon High School, and now resides in Macedon. After graduating from Finger Lakes Community College with a degree in Computer Science, he began freelancing as a website designer-developer in 2018. He established Derek's Websites and More LLC three years later and enjoys providing all kinds of marketing services. Derek has been a Chamber member since July of 2021 and is dedicated to helping local businesses thrive. He owes all his success to God and the support of his family and friends.

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Bryce Porter

Board Member

Bryce grew up in Marion and is now residing in Palmyra. After moving away from upstate NY for a few years, Bryce graduated from Full Sail University with his Bachelor's in Film. He returned to Wayne County with 2 beautiful children and 5 years of commercial freelance experience. Wherein he decided to form Porterhouse Video with his wife, Manda. Young and full of hope, Bryce wants to revitalize Wayne County's small businesses by adding a well-traveled and modern perspective on what we can do as business owners to better ourselves. He hopes that being a board member for the Chamber of Commerce is the first of many ways he plans to give back to the community.