Mountain Home Idaho Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Home, Idaho
Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Home, Idaho

_blankTammy McCloud - President I have lived in Mtn. Home for roughly 30 years. I came to town with my mom and dad who were of course Military. I met my husband, Loni, of 22 years here in Mtn. Home and we decided to have and raise our family here in this great community. Our son, Tyler McCloud, 20 years old, is currently studying in Spain at the University of Barcelona. Our daughter, Madison McCloud, 16 years old is currently a sophomore at Mtn. Home High School. We love what Mtn. Home has to offer for families; the small town feel, the outside recreation, great friends and the sense of security we have here. I have worked in town for a majority of my life and have loved every bit of it. I am the Bank Manager at Chase Bank and have been with the bank for 13 years. Through the bank I have got to meet many incoming military families and those that chose to come back and retire here. In addition, I have met many business owners that also want to make a difference in our community. Being “from” here, I have got to know a lot of the community members that aren’t military and find that I am constantly surrounded by those individuals that support the military and support the small businesses in town as they are what makes this town thrive. I feel that being a part of different organizations and clubs helps me in stay in touch with the growing needs of our community. In my free time, my husband and I are avid snowmobilers in the winter and in the other months we enjoy taking our 5th wheel out and being part of what nature has to offer. Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, etc.. This is why Mtn. Home is the best place to call “Home” for me and my family. My commitment to Mtn. Home is to continue to support our businesses and military as best as I can and continue to make Mtn. Home the best “HOME” there is.


Terri Huxhold - Vice-President

_blankDesiree Shannon- Director I moved to Mountain Home in 1994 from Las Vegas. I remember driving in and asking my mom what in the world she was thinking! Now that I have been here since and am raising my own daughter I get it. Mountain Home is a GREAT community for families. My mom owned a small cafe called the Maple Cove for about 8 years. I worked for her from the time it opened to the time it closed. I understand how hard it is to run a family business in this small community and am excited to help drive business local. I currently work at Prospect Mortgage. I love seeing new families come into our community and they are feeling the same way I did in 1994. Then when it is time for them to PCS to a new area they are so sad to leave. Mountain Home definitely grows on you and I am excited to watch our community grow and thrive.

Vickie Bermensolo- Director I have been a resident of Mountain Home for over 36 years. I am a nonworking Registered Nurse and throughout my career have worked as an RN at St. Al’s Hospital, Elmore Medical Center, Gooding Hospital and an office nurse for Dr. Michael Koelsch, Dr. Richard Starkey and Dr. Austin Cushman the last 7 years of my nursing career. My spouse of 20 years is Alan Bermensolo. We raised our children in Mountain Home. Two of our children, Kara and Eric, are in their final year of Graduate School and will hopefully be taxpayers soon.
I’m a member of the Zeta B’s Civic Group who assist and contribute in any way needed to the Senior Citizens, Cedar Crest, Mountain Home Animal Shelter, Meals on Wheels, Giving Tree, Domestic Violence, and Mountain Home Youth Center. Our goal is to keep our assistance of any kind in Mountain Home. I’m an active member of the MHAFB OSC and enjoy the meetings, interacting with the spouses, and supporting their fund raisers. Being a spouse of a Military Affairs Committee member, I have spent many years supporting and helping in any way with this committee. I have attended many functions and dinners and have made wonderful lifelong friendships with the awesome Air Force families that have flowed in and out of Mountain Home.
My passion as a volunteer is for the Giving Tree. This is my third year to be very active with this wonderful group of caring people
I enjoy reading, movies, boating, four wheeling, snowmobiling, traveling and riding our Harley with Alan.

Cheri Bitrick - Director

Ted Thompson - Director Ted was born in Columbus, Ohio, raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from the US Air Force Academy, serving more than 30 years on active duty including his time at the Academy. He has been married to Nancy for more than 34 years. They have two sons, Michael and Daniel who is married to Paris, and a granddaughter, Evie. Their Air Force career brought them to Mountain Home Air Force Base, where he served as the 366th Fighter Wing Vice Commander. They chose to make their permanent home here in Mountain Home. Ted is the Director of Academics for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he recruits, trains, and monitors faculty. Additionally, he teaches courses in management information systems, aircraft accident investigations, aircraft accident and emergency response, and leadership. He is involved in several volunteer projects such as Air Force Appreciation Day, Harvest Festival, Civil Air Patrol, Honor Flight of Idaho, and the Warhawk Air Museum Bridging the Generations. He is also a member of the Military Affairs Committee. Ted’s hobbies include flying, photography, snowmobiling, golf, and woodworking.

_blankRandy Valley - Director

Lauri Erickson - Director

Renae Green - Executive Director

Sub Committee of the Chamber

_blankDenise Barresi - Travel & Tourism Committee Chair for Elmore County Travel & Tourism, Involved in the Chamber for 15 years, past Chamber Board of Director.
Johnson Brothers Hospitality employee for 21 years and currently is General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites located in Mountain Home.
Enjoys her children Dillon & Hannah, watching their sporting activities, gardening, and spending time exploring Idaho and shopping.

_blankDave Bergh - Military Affairs Committee Dave Bergh hails from Elmore County. Since 1982, Bergh has owned and operated his family partnership, Bergh Farms, LLC, raising sugar beets, potatoes, wheat and alfalfa. Starting the operation from scratch with his father P. A. Bergh, the operation has grown to 1,000 acres of irrigated land.
Bergh also currently manages the Nyssa and Elwyhee Districts of Western Idaho, Oregon and Washington as a Sales Representative for Betaseed In..
Ten years ago, Bergh and his wife Stephanie of more than 25 years formed an agricultural advocacy group called the “Elmore County Agribusiness Coalition” to help protect and promote agriculture in Idaho.
Dave was also active as a representative on the American Sugar Beet Growers Association for 15 years which involved traveling to Washington DC to Lobby on behalf of the Sugar Industry.
Locally, Bergh is also involved with the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce and is currently President of the Military Affairs Committee.
Bergh and his family, which also includes four adult sons and a number of grandkids, enjoy all outdoor activities including snowmobiling, camping, fishing, water skiing and taking care of the cow herd.
Bergh is also private pilot and loves to get away from everything now and then by getting “above” it all.

Doreen Krabbenhoft - Business to Business Originally from Minnesota, the Krabbenhoft's lived in Fargo, ND for many years before moving to Idaho. Doreen graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Marketing Degree. She and her husband, Carter have been married for 26 years and have three children.
Doreen's career brought the family out west when she became Executive Director at the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce and in 2004 they moved to Mountain Home when she joined the staff at Elmore Medical Center (EMC) as the Development Director.
Doreen is responsible for marketing and public relations activities at Elmore Medical Center which includes Trinity Mountain Medical Clinic. The Development Department is responsible for the Center for Community Health initiative and all volunteer activities. In addition, Doreen is the Executive Director for the Elmore Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit that raises money to support Elmore Medical Center.
Outside of work, Doreen is an avid quilter and needleworker and has donated many quilts to a variety of community organizations including the Mountain Home Historical Society and the Arts After Five program. She is currently an Honorary Commander with the Mountain Home Air Force Base Honorary Commander program.
She attended the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Managment in Tuscon, AZ and served as a registered lobbyist in ND, representing the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead. Her Chamber experience includes Economic Development, Travel and Tourism promotion, and Legislative Public Affairs.

Ted Thompson - AFAD Air Force Appreciation Day Committee (AFAD) Chair, Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member.
As AFAD chair Randy directs Air Force Appreciation Day which is held the first Friday and Saturday after Labor Day each year. The Chamber created AFAD as way for Mountain Home to show it's appreciation for and to honor all our local military. The event starts on Friday night with a fun run and social complete with food, drinks and entertainment. Then on Saturday we have one of the largest parades in Idaho, serve over 5,000 free barb-b-que and corn on the cob meals and provide great entertainment through out the day. AFAD is nearing it's 50th year and is attended by approximately 10,000 people each year.

_blankRobby Robinson - Past President Robby was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the USAF in 1981 and spent 22 years in the Aircraft Maintenance career field. He was assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base in 1996 until his retirement in 2002. Directly after his retirement, Robby accepted a position at Home Federal Bank where he serves as the Branch Manager. Robby serves on several volunteer organizations such as Silver Wings of Idaho, Military Affairs, and the
El-Wyhee Business Association . Robby likes to spend his spare time with family and friends around the Bar-B-Q. He is also an avid bowler with 2 perfect games thus far. Robby loves the small town atmosphere Mountain Home provides and the exceptional relationship between the local community and the Air Base.

Reporting Committee

_blankMir Seyedbagheri - Agri-Business Mir is an Educator/Professor at the University of Idaho Extension, with degrees in Soil Science and Soil Agronomy. He has worked over 30 years with crop production and horticulture. Internationally recognized for his research and expertise in soil organic matter, Mir provides urban and commercial horticultural problem-solving and teaches numerous subjects in Master Gardener’s classes. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards in the area of soil sustainability and soil health. He also supervises and directs the Elmore County 4-H as well as the Weed and Pest Department.

_blankSue Gross - DIG-IT Sue has worked for the Economic Development for over 15 years since it was started as the Elmore County Impact Steering Committee. She came to Mountain Home on active duty with the Air Force in 1980 when her Idahoan husband said, “Let’s put in for Mountain Home, Idaho.” Except for ’85 to ‘88, they’ve been here ever since. The Economic Development office serves as a resource point for many state and regional entities as well as local businesses and citizens.
Sue wears many hats in her described duties. Of most importance, Sue works with Paula Riggs, Mountain Home's new Economic Development Director, providing information to new businesses and assisting existing business whenever needed. She and Paula gather and organize a variety of data including a community profile. She is actively involved with DIG-IT - Downtown Revitalization and Travel & Tourism. She works with the Chamber of Commerce on coordinating local events that benefit the city and it’s businesses such as Air Force Appreciation, Crazy Days, Fall Festival, Chamber Auction and Installation Banquet and other activities which improve the quality of life in our community.

_blankPaula Riggs - Silver Wings Paula has been on the Board of Directors for Silver Wings of Idaho since 2005 and was elected President in November of 2009. Silver Wings of Idaho works closely with Mountain Home Air Force Base to co-produce Gunfighter Skies, a first class, free Air Show for the people of Idaho and the surrounding States. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Military Affairs Committee which is another great organization that works hand in hand with Mountain Home Air force Base. She is also an Alumni Honorary Commander for the Mountain Home Air Force Base. Paula previously was the Branch Manager at Chase Bank in Mountain Home but has recently accepted a position with the City of Mountain Home as the Economic Development Director.

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