Chamber Leadership

President: Bonnie DeRoos Vice President: Anita Price Secretary: Janet Feiler Treasurer: Tammy Copelan Directors: Art Fleming, James McMillan, Dr. Bob Ranells, Madeline Hightower, Mike Feiler, Michelle Walcker, Indy Behrendt  Staff: David Copelan – Chamber Coordinator

Bonnie DeRoos: Bonnie was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Wallace in 2006 with her husband, David DeRoos. Bonnie is a former business education instructor and a civil investigator, specializing in construction defect. Currently, Bonnie and her husband are the owners of Silver Streak Zipline Tours in Wallace, the Nite Rock Event Center and the DayRock lounge in Wallace and enjoys being involved in community events. This is her 6th year as a Board member. Bonnie is the Board President.

Anita Price: Anita is a retired Virginia and Idaho music teacher of 35 years and past owner of “Keys to Music” School. She now enjoys owning the Price Tag Antiques and Silver Tea Room and participating in the Wallace community. She has subbed in the Kellogg schools for the last 10 years and is currently the Band Director in the Mullan Schools.  Anita is also a member of the Lions,  Eastern Star, 6th Street Theater Board and the Historic Wallace Marketing Group, Inc.. She has been a Chamber Board member for a total of eight years and was just elected Vice President for 2017 (Past Vice President and WBCA President).

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 2016 Fall For History event, serving on the Chamber marketing committee for five years, and serving as Board secretary for three years. She has been a regular volunteer at the Visitors Center for five years. She also serves on the board of the Shoshone County Community Concert Association.

Tammy Copelan is the executive director of the Wallace District Mining Museum. Though relatively new to the Wallace area, Tammy’s roots to mining country run deep — five generations of West Virginia coal miners to be exact.  Tammy also has over 20 years of experience with non-profits, including running America’s largest rural transit service in southern Nevada before relocating to Wallace full time in 2014. Tammy is the Chamber’s Treasurer.

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 18 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. 2017 would mark his fourth year on the Wallace Chamber Board.

Art Fleming of R.E.S.T. Ministries is a 25 year resident of the Valley. He is presently the Chaplain at Silverwood Village nursing home in Silverton.  He pastored in Kellogg for eight years. Prior to that, Art worked for Building Maintenance & Supply for 10 years. Art is a long time board member and served as Board President in 2015.

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, MT and then moving to the Coeur d ‘Alene area, the Silver Valley was a breath of fresh air. Living in Pinehurst since 2013, Maddy just recently moved to Wallace in August of this year. Since starting work at US Bank, Maddy has come to know the community very well and is happy to call Wallace home.