Say 'Hello' to the Team!
President/CEO, David Woolson
Director of Member Services, Steve Owens
Director of Special Events, Casi Smith
Manager/Marketing Operations, Marissa Miller
Marissa wears many hats at the Chamber, serving as both Manager/Marketing Operations and the Plan Center Coordinator. She spends most of her time managing the Chamber's day-to-day marketing and communication needs, as well as creating and maintaining new marketing campaigns and overseeing various projects within the organization. She also likes to dabble in graphic design.
A graduate of Walla Walla Community College, Marissa majored in Business Administration, was active in Phi Beta Lambda and has an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Business and Management.
Born and raised in Eastern Oregon, Marissa relocated to Walla Walla to go back to school and fell in love with the beauty of the Walla Walla Valley. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, completing DIY projects around her home, fishing, hiking, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and spending time with her other half and their house full of rescue animals.
Office Manager, Tawnya Richards
I find my job in my very complex family: 53 foster children, 2 biological children (still at home), 5 horses, 2 dogs, 1 American Cream Draft horse, 1 miniature horse, 5 minature donkey's, over 100 rabbits, and a Camel named Izzy, who join us when, while traveling through Boise, we ran across a Camel for sale. My husband Mickey said, 'We don't have a camel, it must be a sign.' This sort of thinking did not immediately appeal to my mildly OCD, logical, analytical side (after all, I do love being a bookkeeper), but all is well sax-and-a-half years later, Izzy is truly a LARGE part of our family and a big hit on the local celebrity appearance circuit.
Through all of this blessed chaos, I have learned that life does not always need to be planned and executed. Sometimes you have to lean back and enjoy the ride, as Mickey and I like to do on frequent weekend rides on our motorcycle...when we're not traveling to and from kids' sporting events and Izzy the Camel appearances, navigating the college applications process or feeding our small family of 172.