Since 2010, Ted Schmidt, Certified Business Coach, ActionCOACH, has coached dozens of business owners and executives to achieve their goals, and take their business and careers to the next level through improvements in sales, leadership, marketing, team development, efficient systems, personal development, and communication. His business philosophy is simple: Take care of your team, your team will take care of your customers, your customers will take care of the business and the business will take care of you. Ted has been a long time Ambassador with the Chamber serving since 2013. He believes that being part of the Chamber means giving back and supporting the community!
After graduating from Eastern Washington University in 2012 with a degree in Business Management, Katy Payne worked as a Digital Marketing Coordinator for a local radio group for four years. Recently, she decided to jump full time into the entrepreneurial world to run a pet sitting business, Katydid Critter Sitting, and photography business, Katydid Multimedia. Katy has been an ambassador for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce since February 2015 and looks forward to new opportunities to serve the Spokane and Spokane Valley community. Her other passions include web and graphic design, music, rock-climbing, traveling and volunteering.
Dick Brantley is an Account Executive for Stuart Advertising, a full service advertising agency, handling everything from sky writing to radio and television. 99% of the time there is no additional cost to you and the returns can be amazing! Dick has served the Chamber for over ten years– the last few years heading up the Ambassador team. I love working with the Ambassadors, a dedicated group of professionals. I have been in the marketing business for all most all of my adult life. The experience gained working in a variety of media across several states has helped me polish my creative writing skills.
Dusty Wetzler is the Manager of the Millwood Branch of Banner Bank. As a banker, Dusty has over a decade of experience in serving the Spokane area, with a focus on trust based relationship development. He is absolutely in love with his community and is committed to connecting amazing people to amazing people! In his free time, Dusty enjoys spending time with his two children, dance instruction, scuba diving, hiking, competition in mixed martial arts, and writing.
Garth Trimble has been Account Executive with FOX 28 TV for over 8 years serving the Greater Spokane community.
Ryan Eskelson is a Branch Manager with US Bank of Sprague Ave in Spokane Valley where he has worked for the past four years. He enjoys serving his community and helping them with their banking needs. He true passion is helping children understand the important lessons about finances. He feels being an Ambassador with the Chamber helps him positively impact his local community and helps him a build a strong network for his business.
Danielle Milton has lived in Spokane for the majority of her life. She is a business and career development librarian at the Spokane Valley Library of the Spokane County Library District. She works with job seekers and business owners to utilize library resources and tools available through the library. The library strives to support and build the community by connecting people to educational, economic, and recreational opportunities.
Robbie Jackson joined our Ambassadors group to become more involved with our “vibrant and connected Chamber.” Robbie feels blessed to be the legal administrator for Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers. Her responsibilities include overseeing finances, HR, marketing, event planning, IT and the facility. She feels her greatest success has been raising two beautiful, kind, smart, and generous daughters. Her favorite past-times are traveling, reading, and spending time with her daughters and friends.
Erica Herrold is a Health and Fitness Coach with HD Fit. She was born and raised in the heart of the Black Hills, South Dakota. In 2011, she married her husband and they took a life adventure to Spokane, Washington. Erica is a natural born entrepreneur. Erica enjoys the thrill of chasing the next challenge. Through the chamber she has been able to fulfill her passion for community involvement and helping others. In her words, “being a part of the Valley Chamber is like having a second family!”
Shelton Hansen has lived in Spokane since 2010 and absolutely loves the Inland Northwest. He grew up in Arizona and then went to high school and college in Colorado before moving to Washington. He met his amazing wife here 4 years ago at Bethel Church where he is an assistant pastor. He is also a fully licensed insurance/retirement professional for COUNTRY Financial. Shelton and his wife have two dogs, a German Shepard (Ace) and a Standard Poodle (Blaze) who they love to spoil. He is very excited to be part of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and cannot wait for what the future holds.
Cindy Esch is the President/Co-Founder of Childhood Saved. A 501c3 non-profit, Childhood Saved creates the possibility of healing by providing funding for therapy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse who otherwise couldn’t afford the help they need to heal. Cindy has been a Chamber Ambassador since 2013 and is a strong advocate of the Chamber. She became involved in the Chamber and as an Ambassador to better serve the community and connect with passionate business owners in the Greater Valley.