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Chamber Staff

Vonnie Mikkelsen
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO

Vonnie is energized by the collective knowledge, resources and expertise she encounters every day in her work with Chamber members. A seasoned professional, with a diverse set of tried and tested competencies, Vonnie understands first-hand the value of an all-hands-on-deck approach when it comes to helping businesses grow and succeed. A native Oregonian with roots in the Eugene-Springfield metro area, Vonnie earned a BA in International Relations/Political Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and spent sixteen years living and working abroad. In addition to having served as executive director for a Chamber of Commerce in the Tampa Bay (FL) region, Vonnie has worked on World's Fair promotions, in cable TV programming and acquisitions, and in association management. On her days off, you most likely will find Vonnie hiking or biking along one of the many beautiful area riverfront trails or at the park enjoying an outdoor concert with her three dogs.
Natasha Boska
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Office Manager

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Natasha can hardly believe how many years she has worked for the Chamber while calling Oregon home for over a decade now. With an intense passion for locally grown and produced food, as well as a love for both nature and culture, there is no place she would rather be. Natasha obtained her B.A. from Macalester College in Russian Language & Area Studies and brings a strong analytical and organizational sense to her role as Office Manager. She appreciates the opportunities for growth, learning, and meeting so many wonderful people that working at the Chamber has afforded her.
Judy Clark
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Member Benefit Advisor

Judy has worked for the Springfield Chamber in membership sales for over 8 years. Judy enjoys meeting business people and helping them grow their business. She moved to the Springfield area from Lake County, California. In Lake County, Judy and her husband owned a marketing company and were proudly active in the local chamber. She enjoys Springfield's diversity and sense of community.
Paige Sharpe
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Program Manager

A Pacific Northwest native, Paige is originally from Corvallis, Oregon, but spent most of her life up in Castle Rock, Washington – a small town near Mt. Saint Helens. In 2013, she earned her Bachelors in Business Administration degree, with concentrations in Marketing, International Business, and HR Management from Gonzaga University. GO ZAGS! After working for two years with Leadership Spokane, she spent three years living and working abroad, including two years as a Community Economic Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Namibia. Paige is a strong advocate for community development through programs promoting education and small business leadership. In her free time, Paige enjoys heading over to the coast with her dog Lily. Lily is originally from Namibia, but is enjoying Oregon very much. 
Max Molzahn
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Manager, Membership Development

Max came to Oregon as a transplant from the Midwest. Originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Max relocated to the area from Des Moines, Iowa. Before his time in Des Moines, Max attended Luther College, graduating with a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies. After graduation, Max worked with businesses across Iowa in planning and implementing energy efficiency projects. Learning about each business and helping them succeed was the driving force in Max’s work in the Midwest, and he’s excited to continue that in Springfield. Away from the office, Max enjoys running and biking, and going on camping trips with his wife, Logan, and their dog, Arlo.
Elora Kelsh
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Originally from Pleasanton, California, Elora comes to the Chamber with a BFA in Art & Technology and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. She spent time in Seville studying international business, and lived in Guadalajara for a year where she polished her Spanish language and graphic design skills at an advertising agency. Elora has an extensive artistic background that includes - but is not limited to - video editing, photography, illustration, and animation. She is committed to bringing a new creative energy to the marketing efforts of the Chamber and its members to support the local community of Springfield. In her free time, Elora loves watching movies, concerts, skiing, and browsing antique stores.