By Katie DeGier, Visitor and Member Relations Specialist, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
I recently joined the team at the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce as the Visitor and Member Relations Specialist. I am your first point of contact for the Chamber, answering phones, greeting guests, and organizing and stocking the Visitor Center with Chamber member information. I also work with new residents of the area and send out relocation packets and connect with our members periodically to ensure they are utilizing all of their membership benefits. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful community we live in!
Over the course of the last 3 ½ years I have worked with the Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition to help spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. I have had the opportunity to speak at two Towards Zero Death (TZD) conferences, two area high schools during their mock crashes and the parent and teen distracted driving event held at Casey’s Amusement Park in the spring. Spreading awareness about the dangers of distracted driving in our community and beyond is very important to me and I hope to continue on that journey. This last summer I was a mentor for BIO girls in Alexandria, which is an organization that helps build confidence and life skills in young girls while also teaching them about health and wellness.
My husband, Travis and I both grew up in the Alexandria area. We live in Nelson with our four kids, Alexa, Easton, Blake and Silvie, and they all bring their own unique personality to our family. They occupy most of our free time being involved in dance, hockey and baseball. We also enjoy being home riding four-wheelers, in the pool or relaxing on the couch watching our favorite shows!
I am excited to get to know each of our members better in the coming days and months. I look forward to serving you, along with the rest of the Chamber team!