Tracey CochraneCEO, Carnelian Technologies / Owner, Points West Audio Visual & Acoustics

Tracey Cochrane

Tracey Cochrane is a business leader with a long career in the hospitality industry and for the last 10 years in technology.  She has over 25 years of business expertise and is determined to take care of people who can't take care of themselves.  Tracey is also an entrepreneur who is driven by the desire to change how patients, residents, nurses and the front line workers in our healthcare industry are kept safe. Her experience ranges from hotel ownership for 10 years, owning Points West Audio Visual & Acoustics for 8 years and now launching Carnelian Technologies.

Tracey’s past experiences with family members requiring more extensive levels of care inspired Tracey to develop safer, dignified and more efficient solutions for the healthcare industry.  Countless hours of conversation and research with nurses and care workers helped her understand the challenges these individuals face every day.  Her two daughters, husband, three cats and a dog keep her grounded and are her biggest fans.  

Carnelian Technologies is the major sponsor of The Safety Den with SafeCare BC each year at the BC Care Providers Annual Conference.  In addition to owning Carnelian Technologies and Points West Audio Visual & Acoustics, Tracey is an active volunteer in her community sitting on boards and various committees including Starbright Children’s Development Centre, BC Cancer Foundation Annual Discovery Luncheon, Arthritis Society, Girl Guides of Canada, many school-based organizations and junior sports such as Tae Kwon Do, skiing and curling. 

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Brent LoewenManager

Brent Loewen

Brent Loewen's experience with nurse call systems and communication devices began when he owned his own communications company where he had the opportunity to work with many health authorities and long-term care homes. He had success with securing exclusive supply agreements with health authorities for long term care homes and psychiatric units. His company supplied and developed wired along with wireless staff and resident safety solutions.

Now with Carnelian Technologies, Brent is proud of the innovative offerings the company has and how to equip the healthcare industry to offer the best level of care possible, keeping staff and patients safe, all the while yielding more efficiency in operations. As a key team member at Carnelian Technologies, Brent is proud to offer advanced monitoring, analytics, and AI. As the healthcare manager, Brent is leading Carnelian Technologies into the first of three types of AI which is analytical. This also positions Carnelian Technologies on the threshold of Deep Learning, Big Data, IoT.

Brent is a very active grandfather to 5 busy grandkids and loves to travel.

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Melissa BurgisRegional Account Executive

Melissa Burgis

Melissa Burgis is the Regional Account Executive for Carnelian Technologies.  With 18 years experience in sales, management and marketing in the USA and Canada, Melissa is driven by the advances Carnelian Technologies is making in the healthcare industry.  She understands that it is more important than ever to keep employees and residents safe in the heath care industry.  Her experience is from a range of markets and she is most happy when she is connecting with customers and solving problems.  Melissa was drawn to Carnelian Technologies because she saw what a difference technology could make in the lives of patients, residents and the people who care for them. 

An avid volunteer with local food banks, Melissa also challenges herself with running, hiking and skiing which keep her busy all year long. Oh, and she's very passionate about animals in particular dogs.  

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Holly HuselMarketing

Holly Husel

Holly Husel has 16 years of experience supporting clients with branding and marketing strategies. She launched a marketing agency in Edmonton at the age of 23 and sold it seven years later. While living in Edmonton she had the honour to be voted one of the Top 20 Entrepreneur’s under 30. Shortly after moving to the Okanagan, Holly started a transportation business in 2010 and sold it in 2014. She loves business start-ups and working with entrepreneurs who are committed to social, environmental and economic prosperity. She currently owns and operates Essence Creative.

From 2009-2013, Holly served as a Board of Director for the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce and in 2012/13 she served as President. She also recently served as a Board of Director for the Greater Westside Board of Trade from 2014-2018.

Every year Holly tackles a new back country adventure and is proud to have finished treks like the West Coast Trail. She is also an avid soccer player, loves yoga and going on camping and outdoor adventures with her husband and two kids.

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