Board of Directors

Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Chamber office. To be heard by the board at our monthly meetings, please contact the Executive Director.


bethBeth Libbey – President
Beth Libbey Financial Services

I moved to Alaska in 2001 and have been with COUNTRY for 20 years. As a Financial representative, helping people has always been my primary focus. I believe our local Chamber has the power to represent the needs of our business community and look forward to having the opportunity to assist in our voice being heard as Wasilla continues to grow into an ever more important part of the Great State of Alaska.


Joy Fearn-Condon – Vice President
New York Life

Joy Fearn-Condon is a Financial Services Professional with New York Life. She earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2007, continuing on to complete a Masters degree in Organization Management in 2011. She has lived in Alaska since 1972 when she was a small child, growing up in Fairbanks during pipeline construction. She moved to the Anchorage area via Kodiak in 1987 and into the Mat-Su Valley in 2006. Joy has spent over twenty years working in finance, accounting and human resources for government, non-profits, and corporations of various sizes.

Joy believes that our communities are exactly what we make them and follows this with her servant leadership. Since moving to the Mat-Su Valley Joy served on the Road Service Board, representing two different Road Service Areas in the Borough in the six years she served on the “Big Board”. She also volunteered her time to the Employee Relations Board for the Mat-Su Borough for two terms. 

Joy also served her country with the U.S. Navy Reserves for eight years earning four Navy Achievement Medals and one deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. She believes that working together is the best way we can serve our community. By strengthening the community, we all win.


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Stephanie Berta- Secretary
Wells Fargo
Stephanie Berta has been a Wasilla resident for thirteen years and is a Business Banking Relationship Manager and Commercial Lender at the local Wells Fargo Bank.  She’s been with the bank for nineteen years, with thirteen of those years right here in Wasilla.  She works daily with businesses, and their owners and/or boards of directors, to help them succeed in meeting their financial goals.  Stephanie is currently on the board development committee at Valley Performing Arts and the board advisory committee for MY House, the homeless shelter for young adults in Wasilla.  In addition, she enjoys volunteering in various capacities at her church and is part of mentoring program at Burchell High School.  Stephanie is married to Brandon Berta and they have two children, a daughter, age 12, and a son, age 8.


Kelsey Brewer – Treasurer
Jack White Real Estate

Kelsey was born and raised in Kenai, Alaska. She graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics. After graduation she moved back home to Alaska and obtained her Real Estate License with the dream of selling commercial real estate all over the State of Alaska. She began working for Jack White Real Estate in March of 2015 and has since then focused her time and effort on learning the investment and commercial side of real estate. Her favorite part about working in the industry is forming lifelong relationships with her clients and helping them reach their real estate and financial goals. During her free time you can find her outdoors; fishing, hunting, hiking, flying and taking advantage of everything that our great state has to offer.

 


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Court Griffin – Director at Large
Count On LLC–Accounting Business Consulting and Tax

My family and I have chosen to live here in the Valley because we value our great state and especially the individuals here in our community. With Count On, for the past seven years, I have supported countless businesses with accounting, business consulting, and taxes. Personally I have started and run several companies that employ and bring money into the state. My goal is to help those around me become better at whatever they do. By serving in community we can work together to bring success home.


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Julie Estey – Director at Large
Matanuska Electric Association

Julie Estey is the Director of Public Relations at Matanuska Electric Association. Before joining MEA, Ms Estey was the business director for the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, an energy research group at the University of Alaska Fairbanks focused on improving how Alaskans generate and distribute power. Julie has also worked as the Executive Director for the Yukon Quest in Fairbanks as well as a management consultant for Anderson Consulting in Dallas and Chicago. She moved to Palmer in 2010 where she lives with her husband, two crazy boys under 5, 12 sled dogs, and one very patient cat.


 

Joseph Gugel – Director at Large
RMG Real Estate

Joseph a life long Alaskan, born in Homer and raised in the Valley. He has worked as a commercial fisherman for over 20 years with 8 years running operations and managing crew. Joseph has been working in real estate for close to two years. While he does not have a long business back round, he feels he has developed great skills in working with a very diverse range of people throughout the 14 different jobs that he has held.

“In all of my experience I have become a forward thinking, team oriented, problem solving member of anything that I get behind, and I am honored and blessed to have this opportunity.”