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Mike Steele, Executive Director, email@example.com
Mike Steele was born and raised in Lake Chelan. He is a graduate from Pacific Lutheran University, majoring in Political Science and Business Administration. Upon his graduation Mike had the opportunity to serve in the White House as a member of the Political Affairs Team. Mike moved back to Washington State in 2006 and began work with the State Legislature as a member of the Republican Caucus staff. Mike served the Republican caucus as the Field Director of the caucus PAC, the House Organizational Committee, until coming to the Lake Chelan Chamber where he has now served as the Executive Director for over 7 years. Mike currently serves as a member of City Council in Chelan and is an active board member for the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation. Mike is also serving a three-year term on the board of directors for the WA State Chamber of Commerce Executives. Mike is very active in several civic groups and loves living in Lake Chelan enjoying every aspect of the experience it offers.
Gail Mueller, Business Manager, firstname.lastname@example.orgGail Mueller grew up in Connecticut then moved to Washington State after graduating from Southern Connecticut University with a degree in Biology and Advanced Education in Medical Technology. Gail first lived in Pullman working in Veterinary Virology at WSU. Gail then moved to Mill Creek and worked at the University of Washington supervising the Clinical Virology Laboratory. After vacationing at Chelan for many years, Gail was able to retire here and loves the valley. Gail was later hired at the Chamber where she enjoys the mix of getting to know people in the valley as well as helping visitors make their visit to Chelan a memorable one.
Lacey Lybecker, Marketing Manager, email@example.com
Lacey Lybecker brings more than ten years of marketing and public relations expertise in the fields of hospitality, tourism and events. Lacey is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, class of 2003, and comes to Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce most recently as the Marketing Director for Bold Hat Productions, a tourism event production company based in Seattle, WA. Lacey also worked as Columbia Hospitality's Marketing Manager where she had the opportunity to consult with The Lake House in Chelan, spurring her interest in the Lake Chelan Valley. Lacey grew up in a small town in northwestern Minnesota and now resides in Manson with her growing family. The Lybeckers also own Cairdeas Winery on the north shore of Lake Chelan.
Michelle Arnold, Events Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Arnold graduated from Central Washington University of Ellensburg WA with a degree in Elementary & Special Education. Michelle grew up and lives in the Entiat Valley, and is a former Lake Chelan Rodeo Queen. After graduating high school, Michelle attended Wenatchee Valley College and received her Associates in Science and Arts Degree before transferring to Central Washington University. Michelle is the Events Coordinator at the Lake Chelan Chamber and is in charge of creating the Week in Valley and Monthly Calendar Publications. She manages and approves event listings, and is the lead chairperson for events at the Chamber of Commerce. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, and riding her horses in the backcountry.
Erin McCardle, Winterfest Coordinator
During her 13 years at Microsoft, Erin McCardle worked in many areas of marketing and product management. She managed the launch events for several releases of MSN, including the New York launch party which included a private performance from Lenny Kravitz and guests such as Jay-Z, Donald Trump and Bill Gates. After her time at Microsoft, Erin and her family decided to move to Lake Chelan to enjoy raising their children in a small tight-knit community. After her children were in school full-time, Erin joined the Chamber staff as a consultant to manage the Lake Chelan Winterfest event. Taking over in 2009, Erin added the first Winterfest Wine Walk and the Ice Lounge which have become the cornerstones to the ever-growing winter event.
Mia Campbell, Webmaster, Webmaster@lakechelan.com
Mia graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Communication Studies. After college Mia worked in advertising account management at a number of Seattle agencies including JWT, Wunderman, Tribal DDB and DraftFCB with an emphasis in employment advertising, CRM and integrated marketing. Upon moving to Chelan in 2012, Mia continues to work as a freelance marketing manager, including website maintenance at the Chamber and her most recent project as an Account Supervisor at DraftFCB working with Hewlett Packard.