Meet the judges

The Small Business Tales of Triumph Contest features an expert panel of judges who represent varying industries focused on small business.

Meet the judges panel for the 2023 edition of the contest:

Geena Jackson

Geena Jackson

  • CEO and Executive Producer Bears' Lair TV
  • Series and Resource Den Sparkly Frog Clan Productions Incorporated

Geena Jackson is a proud member of the Frog Clan from the Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia who carries the traditional name, Tsetasiya (‘Sa-TAS-ee-ya’). After over 20 years as an Indigenous entrepreneur, business development champion and leader in economic development circles, Geena launched her own media empowerment company, Sparkly Frog Clan Productions, Inc. She had one goal in mind – to turn her long-held dream of putting some Indigenous twists into the world of business reality TV shows by creating a new series that would showcase the stories, strength and diversity of Indigenous entrepreneurs.  Geena and her team have set the stage to deliver an educational, entertaining and inspirational reality TV series with real Impact that will reward, amplify and elevate the profile of Indigenous entrepreneurs across the nation.

As a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and self-determination with 13 years in leadership roles such as Economic Development Officer, Trust Fund Manager, procurement and Major Capital Projects leader for the Squamish Nation, Geena understands the importance of aligning Indigenous entrepreneurs with people and programs who help them turn their dreams into reality. Geena has helped over 550 Indigenous entrepreneurs across Coast Salish communities to launch, stabilize and expand their own business.