Our Team
Brett Nicholson
Chief Operating Officer

Brett Nicholson is currently owner and Operations Manager for Norcen Distributors, a building supply company in the Winnipeg area with 10+ million dollars in annual sales. He has had this position since Norcen opened in 1999. As he moves on from this endeavor, he is particularly excited about his future with Connect Social, of which he is a founding partner and owner. He sees Connect as a unique and innovative platform, which he feels he can help succeed with the aid of his extensive business experience. Brett was also a home builder for 8 years, building over 30 custom homes in that time. He takes pride in having been a professional firefighter for 29 years, rising to the rank of Captain before retiring in 2010. Brett is very proud of the 3 children he has raised, mostly as a single dad. They have all gone on to find successful careers of their own. Hockey is a passion for him, and he is still an active player, as well as a die-hard fan of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. Brett tries to find time to support charities, with the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre in Winnipeg being his most beloved cause. When he has time, he loves to sit down and read a good book. His love of reading was instilled in him by his late father. Traveling is a must for him, as there are many places in the world he would like to see, those with historical significance to him being at the top of the list.

Angel Chandler
Chief Marketing Officer

Angel is a bestselling author and successful Entrepreneur. Angel is a Single Mom of two, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She started her career in finance, and eventually moved into mutual funds trading. After this Angel went on into a career as a Paralegal at a top Law Firm in Winnipeg and dedicated 14 years of her life there until she was introduced to the world of Network Marketing, and the possibilities as an Entrepreneur. She has built extensive businesses both online and offline, and in 2022 she launched her own company, The Influence Group, which will compliment Connect Social in the management and acquisition of influencers for Treasure Island. Angel has been the Chief Marketing Officer with Connect Social since May 2019, and is passionate to put in the work to see Connect Social grow! Her life is God, Family and Business.

Carmine Parrella
VP of Business Development

Carmine spent 20 years on Wall Street as a commodities trader executing orders on the trading floor of the NYBOT ( New York Board of Trade ) exchange. After the exchange went electronic he started a water filtration company on LI NY called Crystal Pure Waters , later selling to his partner and moving to FL . He then built out a credit card processing portfolio specializing in the travel industry. once the pandemic hit, he turned his attention to the PPE industry to help provide gloves and mask for hospitals and first responders.

Carmine has now taken the roll of VP of Business development with Connect Social, and is excited to assist in the future growth of the company.