Meet the Board

Staff

LINDSEY HARRIS – Executive Director


Lindsey is the new Executive Director for the WCMEDC after spending the last 7+ years at the McCall Area Chamber. She is excited to continue to build on the invaluable relationships she built
during her time at the Chamber and be able to continue to help small businesses, while moving the region forward in key, strategic areas that the WCMEDC serves. Lindsey is a 4th generation Valley County resident, who after many years living elsewhere and traveling the world (24+ countries & 4 continents), is proud to call this area her home once again. She serves as a volunteer on the Shepherd’s Home Board of Directors & the McCall Ski Heritage Foundation Board. In her free time, Lindsey loves to be outside with her MCPAWS adopted dog, Roma, whether it is skiing, hiking, mountain biking, or trail running. Lindsey is grateful for the opportunity to have a career she is passionate about and be able to live in the West Central Mountains with all these special people.

Darcie Lacroix – Early Childhood Program Manager

In Darcie’s words: “I am so excited to work for the children, parents and professionals of this region for the betterment of our early childhood education programs. I look forward to spreading awareness about the importance of quality early childhood care and education. Please reach out with any ideas, questions or comments, I’d love to meet you!  A little about me… I was born in Cascade, ID and attended K-12 school there, followed by five years at the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!) where I received a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Development, Education and Special Education (2009). I then completed an internship with the Idaho Dept of Health & Welfare in their Infant-Toddler program followed by student teaching at Morley Nelson Elementary School in their Kindergarten & developmental preschool. During the summers I enjoyed fighting wildland fires for Southern Idaho Timber. Between then & now I dispatched for The Valley County Sheriff’s office for over seven years, as well as assistant teaching at Horizon Elementary school, substitute teaching in Valley county, and eventually became the Director of Kingdom Kids Daycare where I also taught preschool for 3 years. I absolutely love & enjoy children. I am a mother to four of my own young children – they are my life’s greatest joy! My wonderful husband Mike, and I enjoy spending time with our children in the beautiful outdoors and are active members of the Cascade Community Church. We will celebrate 10 years of marriage this year (2021).

 

Dylan Martin – President

Dylan Martin is Local Area Energy Advisor with Idaho Power and has been with the company since 2014. Previously, he worked in the communications industry as a sales professional and was also the owner/operator of a catering company and restaurant. Dylan holds a BS in Economics from Boise State University. He operates as an energy adviser providing technical expertise and strategic energy solutions to resolve complex and sensitive issues for all customers throughout Adams, Idaho and Valley Counties. Dylan advises customers on energy usage, energy efficiency programs, and proper application of rates, tariffs, rules and regulations. He has a broad background in construction techniques and efficiency opportunities making him a knowledgeable source of information for all industries. Dylan is responsible for managing local government relations, fostering business/community development activities and supporting the growth of economic development in the region. He has a long history of living and playing in Idaho’s West Central Mountains where he has grown up skiing, hiking and fishing the territory.

Julie Good – Treasurer

Julie is the current mayor of New Meadows.

Vonna Torrey – Secretary

Vonna moved from Boise Idaho to the beautiful community of McCall Idaho as a destination career, she is a Talent Acquisition Manager who seeks exceptional employees to work for Shore Lodge, Whitetail Club in McCall, Idaho.  

Vonna is very familiar with volume recruiting, having previously worked for 13 years as a manager in the Idaho Territory for a contingent staffing leader, she has a reputation for attracting the best talent for business. Much of her success has been attributed to the partnerships created with local community leaders and organizations traditionally focused on driving economic success. Vonna has an extensive career spanning 30 years in Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development.  

Vonna is especially proud of the fact that she has successfully placed second generation employees for many of her clients.  She is as passionate about workforce and economic development as she is about gardening.  She says: “They are much the same, perennials and seasonal employees, perennials come back year after year and get better and bigger each season, likewise, if you show an employee a job and teach him/her well, he/she will return to you again and again each season, each time getting better.”  

Vonna held the role as Workforce Development Director for SHRM Idaho for several consecutive years and is passionate about Workforce Development.  Providing employment and learning opportunities for anyone who has an interest drives her to continued success.  She will tell you, “Success doesn’t always come from huge innovations and technology changes, but rather from people connections that provide flawless execution.  Innovation and thinking outside of our normal parameters, that is what drives success.” 

Board

Judy Nissula

Judy is the Mayor of the City of Cascade, Idaho.

Cynda Herrick

Cynda was born and raised in Cascade, graduating from Cascade High School in 1980. She has a degree in Accounting from Boise State University and Computer Programming from Spokane Technical Institute. She has worked in the Planning & Zoning office since April 1996, and is currently the Valley County Planning and Zoning Administrator and Floodplain Coordinator, with active memberships in the American Institute of Certified Planners and as a Certified Floodplain Manager. Cynda has served on other councils, boards, and legislative committees throughout the years and is currently a member of the Cascade Community Church.

Sherry Maupin

Sherry Maupin is a Valley County Commissioner.

Sherry has an extensive background in banking and Real Estate through being a real estate professional in both Valley County and the Treasure Valley for over 10 years as well as being a developer of both commercial and residential subdivisions.

Mrs. Maupin also served 2 terms on the Middleton School Board and was a Canyon County Planning and Zoning Commissioner.

Sherry lives in McCall with her husband Fred.

 

 

 

Delta James

Delta James is the Economic Development Planner for the City of McCall where she has served since 2011 providing development review, long range planning, grant writing and administration, business outreach services, and management of the City’s public art and historic preservation programs. Previously, Delta is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners, is a Certified Community Development Block Grant Administrator, and holds a MS in rural community development from University of Oregon and a BA in history from Boise State University. Delta is a West Central Mountains “boomerang”, having returned in 2008 to the area where she grew up to live, work, recreate, and give back to this beautiful place.

Rachel Wessel

Rachel moved to McCall in 2017 and landed a dream job as Human Resources Manager at Brundage Mountain Resort. After completing the West Central Mountain Leadership Academy, the Economic Development Council called to her desire to be involved with the undeniable growth in our region and keeping this place somewhere we are all happy to call home. She is driven to preserve the beauty, adventure and fun that pulses through our communities. In addition to enjoying the Best Snow in Idaho at Brundage, you will find Rachel rafting the Salmon and Payette rivers, camping in the National Forests, or enjoying an IPA at any of our local breweries.

Linnea Hall

Linnea is a long time resident and community leader in the Meadows Valley.

Johanna Osterman

Johanna (Joni) Osterman moved full-time to the beautiful mountain community of McCall, Idaho, in 2021, after owning a home here since 2011.  McCall’s pristine lakes, skiing, hiking and biking was a major factor in convincing Johanna and her husband, Jeff, to retire to the area.  Becoming involved with her new community was a logical step.

Johanna has a sales and advertising background and has worked in both non-profit and for-profit companies, some small and some very large.  While partnering with the Boise Economic Development Council in a technical recruiting capacity, Johanna watched the impact of growth in Boise on employees, businesses and the community at large.  As an Idaho native who has seen unprecedented growth in the Treasure Valley and now in the West Central Mountain area, she has an interest in smart, managed growth in our new community.  Johanna’s love of travel has made it evident that we live in a very special corner of the world -the key is to retain those elements for generations to come.

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