Our Ambassadors are the heart of the Chamber. They serve as our business welcoming agents by greeting new members and guests at Chamber events, attending ribbon cutting ceremonies, and introducing new members to other member businesses. Meet your Valley Chamber Ambassadors below!
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.
MiaCate Kennedy I is the Director of Technology Solutions for ABC Office Equipment Company. She graduated from Gonzaga University and is a very enthusiastic alumni! She has traveled extensively and worked as a Corporate Sales Manager, Business Development/Marketing Manager, Global Business Strategist, and Entrepreneur. At ABC, she has many responsibilities including marketing, development, and technology solutions. She LOVES her job and the people she works with at ABC. She joined the Ambassadors group to become more involved in helping the business community connect and grow with the help of the wonderful leadership team that make up the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber.
Cindy Esch is the owner of Spark Mindset Coaching. 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.
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.
Jim Reincke joined the Ambassadors group to further enhance Chamber membership opportunities for existing and new members, as well as for his own business and networking. He believes that by volunteering, helping and getting to know his peers in the Chamber and in the community, he will achieve great success in growing personally and professionally. Jim’s background in team building, leadership, marketing and sales development was the catalyst for relocating to Spokane Valley with his family in 2015. Since then, he has been recognized by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year and was a finalist for the 2017 Heart of the Community Award. In his current career as a voiceover artist with Rockin’ Rhino Voice Over, Jim has been heard in radio, television, and internet commercials around the world and across the universe. His job is literally speaking up for you! Jim previously served as Regional Director of Eastern Washington and North Idaho for Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization.
Derek Toffer, Intessa Group, recently returned home to Spokane after many adventures domestically and internationally working in the professional services sector. He graduated from California State University with a degree in Computer Science and has a passion for helping companies and people use technology to solve real challenges. Derek has served most recently as a chairman for the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan where he lived before moving back home. He knows when he sees a good opportunity and is thrilled to be a part of building the future here by supporting the Chamber’s mission and the Valley business community as an Ambassador.
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.
Wanda Buddrius, proud WSU Alumni, is the Manager of BECU’s Spokane Valley Neighborhood Financial Center, located on N. Sullivan Rd. With over 20 years of banking and Management experience, Wanda is an excellent community resource for financial needs and is a passionate advocate for the community she serves.
Adina Taylor is the owner and founder of Peachy Kleen. She began her business in 1996 after working for another cleaning company. I noticed their lack of attention to detail and I knew I could offer a more efficient service. Hence “we don’t cut corners, we clean them” was born and so was Peachy Kleen! While my business is growing, I felt that my decision to join the chamber would allow me more exposure to g row professionally. Through my experiences within the chamber and meeting so many of its members, I have been inspired by their leadership and sense of community.
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. Dusty was our 2017 ‘Heart of the Community’ recipient.
Garth Trimble has been Account Executive with FOX 28 TV for over 8 years serving the Greater Spokane community. Garth became an Ambassador in early 2016, after joining the Chamber. He wanted to get involved in the Valley Chamber as a way to meet other business people and continue serving the Greater Spokane Valley community, where he has lived for over 30 years. Garth is always willing to lend a hand—whether it’s attending ribbon cutting events or greeting members, while reaching out he is very intentional with his interactions with members. Garth was our 2017 ‘Ambassador of the Year’ recipient.
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.