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!
Please call the Chamber at (509) 924-4994, for more information!
2021 is Jim Reincke’s 30-year celebration of working in the business world. As a business coach, life coach, and growth consultant, Jim has mentored teams across the country to realize success. Disney World, Southwest Airlines, Cracker Barrel, Las Vegas, Omaha, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Modern Woodmen of America, SYTA, AATC, GLAMER, and GOF are just a few of the national and international organizations who have called on Jim to guide them to new levels of achievement. Jim has served as a Chamber Ambassador since 2015, where he currently serves as the group’s Chairperson. He has been twice recognized as Ambassador of the Year and is a two-time runner-up for the Chamber’s “Heart of the Community” award. Since moving to the area in 2015, Jim and his family have raised more than $60k for area non-profits. Jim’s heart for the community spans beyond the Chamber walls to actively serve on the Board of Directors for Spokane’s Teen & Kid Closet, Sub-Committee Chair for Hoopfest, Emcee for Valleyfest, and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus both locally and statewide. Jim is an avid motorcycle rider and in his ‘day job’ can be found mentoring local business owners and leadership teams to success through ActionCOACH Northwest.
Jen Wilson grew up in the Spokane Valley, graduated from University High School and attended Spokane Falls Community College. After years of experience in the financial industry, she has found her niche in the credit union philosophy of, “People Helping People.” She is the Community Engagement Specialist at Horizon Credit Union. She is dedicated to the service of others, volunteering for several local nonprofits, and sharing her passion for financial education -particularly with kids and teens. When she’s not out in the community, you can find her tackling projects at home and outdoors in the summer months -fishing, kayaking and spending time at Priest Lake. “I am thrilled to support the Spokane Valley community and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, as an Ambassador!”
Dick Brantley 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.
Eric Conway is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Spokane Valley. He helps organize, build, protect, and transfer wealth for families throughout the Inland Northwest. As a small business owner for over 20 years, Eric is uniquely qualified to help business owners understand the tools that are available to help build, grow, and preserve their business. His branch is committed to helping people from all walks of life, especially those whose lives have been impacted by someone with special needs. He is an active participant in his community as an ambassador for the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and North Palouse Chamber of Commerce, and is involved with Spokane Guilds’ School, Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, and Boy Scouts. Eric and his wife Teresa are parents of two very active boys and spend much of their free time attending sporting events, boy scout outings and cheering on EWU football on the red turf!
Tonia Wilder is the partner/Office administrator with her husband, Dr. Robert Wilder, at Wilder Dentistry. She has been working in the dental field for many years and thoroughly enjoys working with her husband. Tonia, along with Dr. Wilder, are very passionate about caring for their patients. She loves interacting with people and helping them feel comfortable during their visit. Tonia truly loves being involved in the community and advocating for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber. “I love how all the businesses support each other and the Chamber has helped with that great community feeling.” In Tonia’s rare spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter. Traveling, boating, camping, wine tasting and collecting are her favorite things to do.
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.
A financial industry leader, Wanda Buddrius has centered her career on relationship building and community advocacy, while helping her clients reach their financial goals. Wanda has a Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. She has a diverse background in retail and business banking, with more than 18 years in a leadership role. She currently serves as BECU’s Retail Market Development Manager, focusing on community outreach and brand awareness. She credits her success to following the guiding credit union principle of “People helping People”. Outside of work, Wanda is highly active in the Greater Spokane Community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as being a passionate, active member of the Washington State University Alumni Association where she serves a Vice President for the Greater Inland Empire Chapter of the WSUAA.
Garth Trimble has been serving business owners and Advertising Agencies as anAccount Executive with KAYU FOX 28 for 15 years. Being a Valley Chamber Ambassador is a valuable opporunity to continue serving the business community in which he has lived for over 30 years. Garth is always willin to lend a hand at Chamber events, whether it’s attending Ribbon Cuttings or greeting members at events. Garth was our 2017 “Ambassador of the Year” recipient.
Dusty Wetzler is the only swing dancing, cage fighting, beekeeping, mortgage lender that he’s yet met! He has a beautiful, amazing wife and three wonderful kiddos. Dusty owns LiteFeet, a dance instruction, event production/promotion, DJ/MC, and performance company. He has been a leader within the Spokane Valley community for most of his career. He has been in banking for 13 years now, and also the owner of BizBox.works, a social media management and marketing company. Dusty loves dancing, hiking, adventuring and humans in general, and enjoys long conversations while walking on the beach, (or the Appleway trail, after snagging a latte at the Garden!)
Brenda McKinley exudes integrity, hard work, energy and enthusiasm in each and every real estate transaction. While her children were young, Brenda honed her sales and customer service skills by running a successful online and home party business while mentoring women in the community to run their own successful at-home businesses. Brenda later ventured into teaching, subbing for a year, followed by teaching full-day to 21 eager Kindergarten students. After personally experiencing an unpleasant real estate transaction, Brenda decided, “I can do that WAY better!” and dove into studying for her real estate license with gusto and determination. Brenda and her family relocated to the Spokane Valley from Alaska. She continues her love for camping and adventure along with her husband, Rick. They have two grown boys, the youngest attends Southeastern Univ. and the oldest works as a Diesel Mechanic for a freight company in Alaska. Brenda and Rick recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary. Brenda’s strong Christian faith guides her daily in her family life, friendships and business relationships. Brenda’s warmth and compassion make her new friends wherever she goes. She has a servant’s heart and proactively addresses every detail to create smooth, client-centered real estate transactions. Brenda’s desire for excellence propels her to be there for her clients every step of the way. Communication and good listening is key as Brenda notes the needs and desires of her clients to find them the perfect place, where their hearts are at home.