The East Mountain Chamber of Commerce supports the unique quality of life and balanced growth of quality business by promoting programs designed to increase the aesthetic values of the area, and pro-actively intervening in issues that impact economic expansion and planned business growth.
Lissette Carter, President
Legacy Church Edgewood
Lissette is the Campus Assistant to Legacy Church Edgewood. She has been living and working in the East Mountains for just over 3 years, and has been a Member of the EMRCC for 2 years. She has served as President since January, 2018, and is enthusiastic about the Chamber’s continuing growth. Lissette sees the experience as a way to learn and grow in her role by affording her the opportunity to connect with the business community in ways she could not have without the Chamber.
Dave Tixier, Vice President
Mags Indoor Shooting Range email@example.com
Dave is an Entrepreneur who owns and operates several business in the Moriarty area, including MAGS Indoor Shooting Range and Magnum Steel Buildings. He has been working and living in the East Mountains for 35 years, and has a genuine love for the area. Dave has been involved with the EMRCC for the past 3 years, and served as a Board Member at Large in 2017 before becoming the V.P. in January of this year. His work with the Chamber enables him to interact with fellow business owners, bringing the communities of the East Mountain region together.
Nathan Jeffcoat, Treasurer
Sunrun Solor, Inc.
Nathan hails from Idaho, and has been here in the East Mountains for eight years. He is an outdoors person, and was drawn here by the great weather and changing seasons. Nathan is a Solar Adviser for SunRun Solar. His role there enables him to provide the community with less expensive, cleaner alternatives to large utility companies. Nathan joined the EMRCC shortly after assuming that position, about a year ago. His business acumen and experience serve him well as Treasurer of the Board since the first of this year. What he enjoys most about working with the Chamber is the opportunity to give back to the community in which he works and lives.
Mary Dammann, Secretary
Hard Water Solutions Plus
Mary has a home based business called Hard Water Solutions PLUS, offering eco-friendly water treatment systems and more to home owners and businesses. She also works part time as the Office Manager for ReMax Pros in Cedar Crest. Mary has been an East Mountain resident since 1985, and offered Early Childhood Programs until 2012. It is her second year of involvement with the EMRCC. She served as V.P. for 2017 and has been the Secretary since 1/1/18. The most rewarding part of serving on the Chamber Board for Mary is being able to promote and encourage other small business owners through event participation and other opportunities to grow.
Elizabeth Morantes, Member at Large
Bank of the West firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz is the Branch Manager/VP at Bank of the West in Cedar Crest, and has been in banking for 34 years. She moved to New Mexico in 1996, and purchased her home in Edgewood in 1997. After working in Albuquerque until 2011, she accepted her current role, and just loves the community feel of the East Mountains. Liz joined the EMRCC in 2011 and has been a Board Member at Large since 2012. The most rewarding aspect of doing so is meeting others in the community to which she belongs, and helping them with their financial needs.
Tim Carter, Member at Large
Legacy Church Edgewood
Tim is the Campus Pastor for Legacy Church Edgewood. He and his family have been living in the East Mountains for the past 3 years, and they just celebrated Legacy’s 3 year anniversary here. Tim has been involved with the EMRCC for about two years, and has served as a Board Member at Large in 2017 and 2018. The most satisfying aspect of participating to Tim is meeting, connecting and being able to serve our local community. Tim is also the husband of the President of the EMRCC, Lissette Carter.
Elise Taylor, Member at Large
Elise moved to the area from Las Vegas, NV about four years ago, and has been the Branch Manager at U.S. Bank in Moriarty for the past year. One of her first missions at that time was to become a part of the EMRCC, and she has been on the Board of Directors since this past January. Elise’s mother was born and raised in Moriarty, and her grandfather was a small business owner here for 50 years, so she has roots within the community. She values the opportunity to connect with others through the Chamber and to help them grow and succeed in business.
Nancy Carpenter, Ex-Officio Member
Automated Systems, Inc.
Nancy is the founder of Automated Systems, Inc. in Cedar Crest. Originally from Vietnam, she is a long-time East Mountain resident, and is excited and proud to be celebrating 18 years in business in the East Mountains. In addition to her computer/IT business, Nancy served as President of the EMRCC for the past two years, during which time the Membership soared. She was also instrumental in the creation and execution of the Chamber’s biggest annual event, A Taste of the East Mountains, the first of which was a great success during her term as President in 2017. Since January 1st, 2018 Nancy has continued to participate as an Ex-Officio Member of the Board.
Bob Brittain, Ex-Officio Member
Creative Award Concepts, Inc.
Bob started his business, Creative Awards Concepts, in 1972 in the scholastic market with rings, announcements, caps and gowns, and continues to this day with school wearables. He then began setting up business recognition programs, and since 2005, has expanded into promotional products, screen printing, plaques, mugs, etc., with the ability to customize almost anything. Bob has been doing business in the East Mountains since 2010, and since that time has been a Member of the EMRCC. He has served as Board Member at Large, Treasurer, Vice President and President. The most rewarding thing about participating in the EMRCC is meeting and learning about the people in the East Mountains. Bob’s motto is “People deal with People”.
Gail Rossi, Executive Director
East Mountain Chamber
Gail moved west from her native Philadelphia to San Diego in 1993, and settled in Edgewood over ten years ago. Prior to accepting her role with the EMRCC in April of 2016, she owned and operated a retail store, worked as a regional property manager, and was the VP of Operations for a specialty staffing company, as well as voice over acting. Gail is a “people person” with a passion for world travel. She enjoys networking and connecting with others while helping area businesses to succeed and grow, thereby increasing revenue in the East Mountains.