Mission Statement

The Mission of the Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce is to:

          Actively pursue and create a healthy and viable local business community
          Foster and maintain a favorable relationship with government and community organizations, and
          To make the Silver Valley a place where business growth , recreation, and lifestyles are beneficial to all

2017 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Officers

Karen Hulstrom, President
Owner-Broker, Silver Legacy Realty
Hulstrom Construction, Inc.
208-659-2767,  IdahoHomesForSale@gmail.com

Karen Hulstrom has been a resident of the Silver Valley since 1989.  She has obtained the following Realtor®
designations: ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS and was the 2009 REALTOR® of the Year for the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS®.  Karen has served on the Board of Directors for the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors and MLS, served on the Professional Standards committee for the past 19 years, currently is serving as the President of the Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Committee Chair.  Karen also owns Hulstrom Construction Inc. with her husband Mike.
Andrew Waters, First - Vice President
SilverCup Coffee Roasters
135 E. Cameron Ave,  Kellogg, ID 83837
208-784-3164,  sccroasters@gmail.com

​Andrew is the owner of SilverCup Coffee Roasters located in Kellogg. Andrew is active in the business community and has a strong interest in marketing the Silver Valley to outside visitors though the HSVCC. His interests include: fly fishing, snowboarding, biking, camping, hiking, and enjoying our beautiful valley with his family.
​Sarah Harris, Second - Vice President
SMC Foundation Director
208-784-7017 ext.556,  
​Cell:  509-768-1670,  smcfoundationdirector@gmail.com

​Washington State University graduate Sarah Harris is a Silver Valley transplant.  Sarah moved to the area to ski and quickly established herself in food and beverage, customer service and event planning roles.  Director for the SMC Foundation, Sarah fills her spare time volunteering for Shoshone Pet Rescue and playing outside.
​Diannah Fields-Brown, Secretary
Deputy US Director, ISL
208-682-5977,  diannah.fields.brown@gmail.com

​Diannah Fields-Brown has lived in the Silver Valley since 2001 and works for ISL, a global volunteer organization based in Spokane. Locally, Diannah serves on the boards of the Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Silver Bee Community Garden. 
 
​Sarah Still, Treasurer
Owner Hill Street Depot & The Bean Espresso and Ice Cream
208-512-2635,  tandsfood@gmail.com

​Sarah along with her husband Todd are the owners of Hill Street Depot and The Bean Espresso and Ice Cream in Kellogg.  Sarah taught first grade in both Kellogg and Bend, Oregon for 17 years.  Sarah and Todd relocated to Kellogg in 2005 and have two fur-babies together, Lucy & Ethel.

 
Rene Gilbert, Past-President
R & R Construction and Property Management
208-512-2173,   rene.o.gilbert@gmail.com

My husband Rick and I moved to the Silver Valley ten years ago from California.  We were looking for a less hectic lifestyle and were drawn to the beauty of the area with all of the endless recreational opportunities. We own and operate R & R Construction and Property Management. The bonus for us, has been the wonderful friends we have made over the years.  The Silver Valley has become our home and our friends, our extended family. 
 

Directors

​Janice Berti, Director
Owner JB’s Country Garden & Floral
208-783-0190,   bigmama159@hotmail.com

​Hi, my name is Janice Berti. My husband, Orlando, and I own and operate JB'S Country Garden Floral and Gifts in Kellogg, Idaho. We are both graduates of Kellogg High School and raised our 4 children here in the Silver Valley.  I have been a board member for 5 years, serving on several local festival committees such as the Kellogg Christmas Celebration and the 4th of July, as well as heading up the hanging basket project in Kellogg.
 
​Juli Zook, Director
Realtor®, Silver Legacy Realty
208-659-1764,  julizook@yahoo.com

​As a lifelong resident of North Idaho, I have been very committed and involved in many community and school district activities for the past 35 years.  I am focused and determined to have our community reach our goals of being a wonderful place to raise a family, enjoy the great outdoors and have a desirable place to visit and live.
 
As a Realtor® with Silver Legacy Realty I have the opportunity to show the community to many people and answer their questions with knowledge and experience.  I have been the President of Kiwanis, Silver Valley Historic Chamber of Commerce, Shoshone Medical Center Foundation board and Wallace High School Class of 2001 parent’s group.  I am also associated with several other service organizations.  In 2012 I was awarded Citizen of the Year from the Chamber of Commerce.  I have two grown sons that I’m very proud of and four beautiful grandchildren.
​Everett Jennings, Director
Manager - Yoke's Fresh Market/ Kellogg
208-783-1171,  www.yokesfoods.com

​I was raised most of my childhood in Post Falls. My freshman year my dad moved to Spokane where I went on to graduate high school from East Valley. I started working at the Spokane Valley Yoke’s at age 17. I married my wife Dawn in 1996 and have two boys. I was offered the job to manage the Yoke’s in Kellogg in 2005 and have lived here ever since. We love to go camping up the river and go to all the functions our boys are involved in.
 
Nathan Wendt, Director
Nathan Wendt CPA
208-786-4272,  Nathan@nathanwendt.com

​Long time Silver Valley Resident Nathan Wendt is very active in the community serving on the Chamber board, Shoshone Medical Center board, SilverHoops Committee, Silver Valley Youth Boosters, and with his church just to name a few.  Nathan was most recently the 2014 president and has served in all capacities of the board at one time or another.
 
​Willy Bartlett, Director
Silver Mountain Marketing Coordinator
208-783-1524,  willyb@silvermt.com

​Willy Bartlett moved to Kellogg in 2004 to work at Silver Mountain.  He was attracted to the area by the great skiing, and mountain biking, and is now the marketing coordinator, events director, day group coordinator, and bike park co-manager for Silver.  He has owned and operated his own small business, a bicycle shop in Colville, and is very active with the ski and cycling communities in the inland Northwest.
Alex Hart, Director
Regional Manager at Rocky Mountain Hospitality
Guest House Inn
208-699-4818,  alexhart.rmh@gmail.com

​Alex Hart, the General Manager of the GuestHouse Inn & Suites in Kellogg, has been in the hospitality industry for 18 years.  He currently is the regional director of operations for 5 hotels in the panhandle of Idaho and Western Montana.  He received his MBA in Business Administration with emphasis on hotel and restaurant management in 2010.  In his spare time he enjoys Idaho's great outdoors and being a tourist himself.
​Emily Miller, Director
Shoshone Medical Center, Quality & Data Coordinator
208-784-1221 ext. 353,  emily.miller.hsvcc@gmail.com
 
Born in California and raised in Washington, Emily followed her heart to the Silver Valley in 2008.  Having a passion for fundraising, event planning and organization she joined the HSVCC as a Director in 2013, became the Board Secretary and received the President’s Choice Award in 2014, then resigned after her term ended in 2015.  During her first term she volunteered on multiple committees and was Committee Chair of the ‘Silver Valley Business Expo’ in 2014 and 2015.  From 2013 to 2015, Emily also served as ‘Summer Wine’ Co-Chair for the Shoshone Medical Center Foundation.  With the support of her husband and two sons, Emily rejoined the HSVCC Board in 2017 and is looking forward to once again serving our wonderful community.
​Tara M. Lodi, Director
DPT Kindred Nursing & Rehab - Mountain Valley 
208-240-3328,  Tara.Lodi@rehabcare.com

Tara was raised in the Silver Valley and graduated from Kellogg High School in 2001.  She went on to pursue her bachelor's degree in Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno.  From there she attended Idaho State University and graduated with a doctorate degree in physical therapy.  Tara focused on specializing in Wound Care while working in Boise.  In 2013, it was time to return to the Silver Valley, where she took on the position of Rehab Program Director at Kindred Mountain Valley Care and Rehab.  Tara enjoys providing therapy services to members of her community and provides a new age approach to therapeutic interventions.   In her free time, she enjoys all that the great outdoors has to offer in the  Pacific Northwest.  
Ellie Seiferd, Director
General Manager, SURVIVE! LLC
208-783-0899, admin@surviveknives.com

Ellie manages the craft knife manufacturing company, SURVIVE! LLC.  She and her husband moved to Kellogg to be able to enjoy the outdoors while growing the business in a friendly environment.  As a director at the Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ellie plans to encourage economic growth throughout the Silver Valley.
​Valerie Wade, Director
Environmental Science Specialist, Panhandle Health District
208-783-0707, ​vwade@phd1.idaho.gov

​Valerie was raised in Otis Orchards, WA, and obtained a B.S. in Geology from Eastern Washington University. She started working for the Crescent Mine in 2007 and shortly thereafter, she and her husband, Travis, fell in love with the Silver Valley and decided to make recreation a permanent part of their daily lives. Today she works for Panhandle Health District in the Environmental Health Department and enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, biking, golfing and hiking in her spare time!
 

Coordinator

​Colleen Rosson, Chamber Coordinator
Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce
10 Station Avenue, Kellogg, ID  83837
208-784-0821,   director@silvervalleychamber.com

I was raised in Dietrich, a small South Idaho town. I began an adventure of a lifetime when I married a "Wardner Boy" in 1999.  We moved to the Silver Valley in 2010 when my husband opened Silver Valley Plumbing.  I knew that I would be the new guy for a long time if I did not get involved so I  began volunteering at the chamber in the fall of 2010.   In 2011 Forest Van Dorn sweet talked me into applying for the Chamber Coordinator position and I was hired in July of 2011.  I found my passion in promoting tourism and economic growth in the Silver Valley and it has been my pleasure to work in and for my community since.  I am grateful every day to wake up in the Silver Valley and call it home.