President: Anita Price
Vice President: Shauna Hillman
Secretary: Michelle Walcker
Treasurer: Cindy Lien
Past President: Janet Feiler
Directors: James McMillan, Dr. Bob Ranells, Mike Feiler, Maddy Hightower, Brenda Johnson, Talen Caraway Staff: David Copelan – Chamber Coordinator
Anita Price, 2019 Board President.: Anita is a retired Virginia and Idaho music teacher of 35 years and past owner of “Keys to Music” School. She now enjoys overseeing day to day operations at Tabors Mercantile and participating in the Wallace community. She has subbed in the Kellogg schools for the several years and is currently the Band Director in the Mullan Schools. Anita is also a member of the Lions, Eastern Star, Sixth Street Theater Board and the Historic Wallace Marketing Group, Inc.. She has been a Chamber Board member for a total of ten years and served as Vice President in 2017-18. (Past Vice President and WBCA President).
Shauna Hillman 2019 Vice President. Shauna Hillman is the executive director of the acclaimed Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum in downtown Wallace. A long time Wallace resident, Shauna is a former business owner, who took over the reins of the Northern Pacific Depot Foundation in 2013. Also a long time chamber member, Shauna is instrumental in organizing and volunteering for several Wallace events, including the Depot Day Car Show in May, the Under the Freeway Flea Market over Labor Day Weekend. July’s Wallace Blues Festival, Statehood Day Parade and August’s Huckleberry Festival.
Cindy Lien 2019 Treasurer: Cindy resumes her position as Chamber Treasurer. A former business owner in downtown Wallace (Valerie’s Flowers) Cindy has been a long time volunteer for Chamber, Silver Valley and Wallace organizations, including playing a critical role in the Chamber’s major fundraiser of the year, (November’s Bratfest Auction & Dinner), April’s Craft Beer Pub Crawl, the December Paw Parade and August’s Huckleberry Festival 5K Walk/Run.
Michelle Walcker 2019 Secretary: Michelle Walcker is the Bank Manager/Vice President for Washington Federal in Osburn with 33 years in the industry. A life long Silver Valley resident Michelle began serving on the Board in 2016. Michelle graduated from Wallace High School in 1984, and began her career in banking in 1985. Michelle and her husband Jim Walcker have been married 31 years and are the proud parents of son Brandon and daughter, Janae. .
Janet Feiler, immediate past president. As an Idaho native Janet Feiler enjoyed a 40-year career in newspapers and school public relations before retiring to Wallace in 2010. She and her husband Mike own A Comfy Cottage vacation rental and are vendors at Tabor’s Mercantile. Her Chamber involvement includes designing and chairing the annual Fall For History event, serving on the Chamber marketing committee for six years, and serving as Board secretary for three years, before being board president in 2018. She has been a regular volunteer at the Visitors Center for seven years. She also serves on the board of the Shoshone County Community Concert Association.
Madeline Hightower: Maddy is a ‘valley transplant’, who fell in love with the town of Wallace as soon as she started working at US Bank in June of 2014. Growing up in the small town of Eureka, Mont. and then moving to the Coeur d ‘Alene area, the Silver Valley was a breath of fresh air. Living in Pinehurst since 2013, Maddy moved to Wallace in August in 2017. Since starting work at US Bank, Maddy has come to know the community very well and is happy to call Wallace home.
Mike Feiler is a former Chamber President, a current Volunteer at Visitor Center and is on the Chamber’s Marketing Committee. He is involved in Chamber projects especially related to photography and PR. He has a professional background in journalism and volunteer management. Mike was co-volunteer of the year in 2010 for Chamber along with his wife, Janet.
James McMillan: A long-time resident of the Silver Valley, James has had a law practice in Wallace since 2007. He graduated from Wallace High School in 1999 and earned his Bachelor’s and Law Degrees from University of Idaho. A Chamber Board member since 2009, he is active in numerous community organizations and serves as Vice Chair of the Shoshone County Planning and Zoning Commission.
Dr. Robert “Bob” Ranells: Bob’s career includes 20 years as school superintendent in Idaho and Washington, the past ten as Superintendent of Schools for Wallace District 393. He has been a Chamber of Commerce member in various communities since 1978 and understands how important an active and vibrant Chamber is to the success of a community and school district. 2019 would mark his sixth year on the Wallace Chamber Board.
Talen Caraway: Talen Caraway is the assistant manager of Wallace Harvest Foods. Talen and his wife Jessie and their two children moved to Wallace in June of 2017. “I grew up in a small town in Texas, so I’m used to small town life,” he said “but to be surrounded by all the beauty that Wallace and the Pacific Northwest has to offer is unbelievable. Wallace has such strong small business and downtown merchant support.”I am honored to try my best to maintain and improve it in order to keep Wallace a great place to visit and to raise a family.”
Brenda Johnson is co-owner of Johnson’s Gems. A former board member of the Silver Valley Chamber, Brenda is also a long time volunteer for organizations countywide. A long time North Idaho resident, Brenda and her husband Ed reside in Pinehurst.
Chamber Coordinator, Dave Copelan is an award winning writer and graphic artist. He and his wife Tammy have owned a home in Wallace since 2013 and moved here full time in 2014 from southern Nevada, where their publishing company is based. Dave has had a decades’ career as a newspaperman, including owning his own senior citizen focused paper in Boulder City, Nevada. Rounding out his CV are stints as a hard-rock miner, bartender and long haul truck driver.