Ben was born and raised in Dayton, Washington. He enjoyed playing sports, camping and fishing, and spending time snowmobiling with his family at their cabin in the Blue Mountains. After high school, Ben attended college at Walla Walla Community College and Washington State University. Finding college to move a little too slowly, he left for Colorado to spend more time in the outdoors. Falls were spent guiding clients elk hunting in the Flat Tops Wilderness. In Winter, he guided snowmobile tours on Cottonwood Pass. Timber falling and firefighting duties kept him busy in the summer in the San Isabel National Forest.
Desiring a life in the mountains, but not so far away from home, Ben moved to McCall in 2004. He began his career at Franklin Building Supply during the “boom”. The housing market cooled down eventually, but by then Ben had established himself as a career leader at the lumberyard. He now serves as the General Manager and enjoys a fulfilling career providing lumber and building material supplies to custom home builders.
Ben met his wife Bethany in 2009. They live outside of Lake Fork with their son Oliver, twins Emma and Charlie, and their dogs Maggie and Mayhem.
McCall Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau/ McCall Winter Sports Club
Chris was born on the East Coast, then went West Coast and finally landed in the Rockies. She played Division I Field Hockey at Miami University, Ohio and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications. Today she plays ice hockey on the adult league in McCall and her 10-year-old son (who plays for the Manchester Mountaineers) gives her unsolicited advice. She is passionate about the outdoors and her family; including Daisy, her Boarder Collie-Bernese adopted 12 years ago from MCPAWS. Chris and now-her-husband John moved to Colorado after graduating college. Chris began her career at Copper Mountain Resort. Since then she has always worked in the ski and tourism industry performing Sales, Marketing and Operational functions.
Chris currently works at the McCall Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau as well as the McCall Winter Sports Club. She feels blessed to be in a position where her individual values of health, family, and adventure can be shared with the community. When she isn’t working, Chris’ love for nature beckons her outside. Mountain biking, hiking and skiing are a few of her favorite things to do. She is an achiever, who cherishes the connections she’s made along the journey, and looks forward to developing her leadership skills and giving back to the community by way of the Leadership Academy.
Born and raised in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania, Greta grew up spending most of her childhood in the woods. She discovered her love for the outdoors here and trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Outdoor Recreation and Education from Penn State University. Soon after graduating, she moved west to Colorado to pursue her outdoor career. She began working as a field instructor in 2015 for NOLS in the Rocky Mountain West teaching; backpacking, horse packing and backcountry skiing as well as guiding backpacking trips for Wildland Trekking in the Rocky Mountain West as well as Southwest. She is passionate about the outdoors and recreating whenever she can in the woods or on the river with her partner Justin.
Greta now resides in Cascade and works at the Cascade Aquatic and Recreation Center for the Southern Valley County Recreation District as the Program Coordinator. When not working, you will probably see her running around Valley County trails following her passion for ultra-running. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and has CPR training.
Kim was born & raised in Tumalo, Oregon and relocated to Idaho in June 2014 from North Dakota. She joined the Trinity Home Care & Resource team in January 2016 as a Caregiver and became the McCall Office Administrator in June 2016. Kim’s background includes 15 years of Administrative experience in the medical field as well as 3 years of Caregiver experience.
Kim feels it is a pleasure to utilize her transferable skills and experience with Trinity Home Care & Resource as this company provides the same quality care, compassion, professionalism, and integrity that she appreciates and adheres to in a company for a wonderful community.
Mike has a diverse background but takes the most pride in raising his four children. His oldest son’s passion for baseball compelled him to get involved with the AAU baseball program. Starting as the Oregon State AAU baseball director in 2001, within 4 years he would become the Oregon, Washington, Northern California and Texas AAU Regional baseball director. Soon after the commissioner of baseball for every District west of the Mississippi. Mike’s innovative methods utilizing cvb’s to facilitate field reservations and hotel leads and rebate contracts would become the model most NGB ‘s would follow. This model fostered a movement in the Pacific Northwest that now exceeds 2,000 travel ball tournaments a year and more than 100 million in economic impacts.
Now Mike resides in Donnelly Idaho. He is an avid pickleball player, fisherman, and golfer. He’s very involved in the community attending Donnelly Bible Church. He volunteers driving truck to pick up food twice a week for the food pantry in Donnelly.
A Nevada native, Mindy and her family found themselves living in McCall Idaho for the past 12 years. She knew bringing her family to this small mountain community would help them find the lifestyle they were looking for. Not only does she get to pursue her dream of owning a spa but, just walking outside her home every day into the beautiful landscape of McCall is “good for the soul” she says. Her passion is healing the community and bringing people together. She has found on her journey that family, the friends you make along the way and the experiences you have are what shape who you are and what you believe in. She believes that her purpose is to bring a healing spa experience to not only the people of her community but the travelers who partake in the beauty that is McCall.
Tammy was raised a military “brat” and traveled with her family at a very young age. By the time she hit 6th grade her family decided that they would stay put and let her and her sister, Dawn, finish out their school days in Mtn. Home ID. So that lead to 30 years in Mtn. Home as she met her love of her life, husband, Loni now of 26 years, raised 2 awesome kids, Tyler and Madi (now awesome adults) and gained 2 furry friends, Dexter and Lacey.
Tammy and her family moved to McCall in 2014, with Washington Federal Bank, where she was employed for 3 years and then decided to end her 20-year banking run and go back to the title industry at First American Title, now as the Vice-President/Manager.
Tammy’s love of the outdoors made McCall the obvious choice to move to when deciding to uproot from 30 years in 1 place. Tammy and her husband are avid snowmobilers, love to chase snow, camping is an all-time favorite past time along with hiking, razoring, whatever else they can do outside. Her love of adventure makes McCall a great place to call home!
Tammy has always made it a point to be part of the community she lives in, giving back, doing her part. She has been on the Chamber board for 3 years now, currently the Treasurer and now part of the Leadership Academy. She is blessed to be so welcomed in this great community of ours and looks forward to developing her leadership skills and getting to know our surrounding area even better.
Tony is an Idaho native who moved to McCall in May 2017 to work at Pro – Active Physical Therapy. He has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Boise State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Franklin Pierce University. When Tony is not in the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and year old daughter, along with enjoying all the amazing outdoor activities that this area has to offer. Tony is eager to begin the West Central Mountain Leadership Academy to better understand the area and people that support it, along with better the Physical Therapy clinic that he works at.