Say 'Hello' to the Team!
President/CEO, Kyle Tarbet
Kyle Tarbet is highly educated with a Bachelors from Idaho State University, has nearly completed his Masters of Public Administration also from Idaho State University, and is a graduate of The Institute of Organizational Management at the US Chamber of Commerce. Kyle previously served as the Programs and Marketing Coordinator at the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.
Director of Member Services, Greg Kettner
Greg Kettner returned to Walla Walla after graduating from Walla Walla University when he married Becky (Schwartz) Kettner who both graduated from Walla Walla University 1997.
After an accomplished twenty-two-year sales career, he decided to follow his passion to help inspire people with humor and make a difference in the world. The itch was scratched during and an impromptu stand up comedy at an annual SAP Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas in front of 3,500 co-workers, replacing Greg Proops, who had missed the mark and got pulled off the stage.
Greg’s corporate clients include Coca Cola, SAP, Trane, Ford of Canada, Fraser Health, Sun Life Financial, Miss World Canada, Vancouver Canucks, and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and many more. Greg has also been featured Sirius XM, CBC Radio, CTV Vancouver and the W Network.
Greg has a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree from Walla Walla University and loves to volunteer and help others in need. He has helped raise over $55,000 for various charities that include Movember.ca, Prostate Canada, Rotary International, Jest For Joy, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of BC and Kayak for a Cure.
Greg loves spending time with his family, golfing, cooking, and making people laugh. You can connect with Greg at 509-730-3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Account/Office Manager, Tawnya Richards
I find my job in my very complex family: 53 foster children, 2 biological children (still at home, 1 in college and 1 a Junior in High School), 5 horses, 3 French Bulldogs, 1 Lab/Collie mix, 1 American Cream Draft horse, 3 miniature donkey’s, 10 rabbits (sometimes up to 100) and a Camel named Izzy the Camel, who joined the family when, while at a Horse expo in 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 after 8 years later, Izzy is truly a LARGE part of our family and a big hit on the local celebrity appearance circuit from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. He has also appeared in 2 TV series.
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 travel to appearances with Izzy the Camel, having a litter of Frenchies, or feeding our small family varying from day to day..
Event Coordinator, Marissa Miller
A graduate of Walla Walla Community College, Marissa majored in Business, was active in Phi Beta Lambda and has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Business Administration. She previously attended Blue Mountain Community College where she earned a certificate as Dental Assistant.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, traveling and spending time with her husband Wyatt and their two dogs.