MEET OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MINDI ANDERSON
Mindi currently serves in the Idaho Air National Guard as the Human Resource Advisor for the 124th Fighter Wing providing organizational development and learning to over 1,200 Airmen as a Chief People Officer & Diversity and Inclusion Coaching Practitioner. She is also the Chief Motivational Officer and Founder of Maximize Solutions, Consulting and Coaching Services, LLC. Their mission is to help people and teams maximize their full potential through the delivery of HR Consulting, Organizational Effectiveness, Business Coaching, Organizational Development, and Learning.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LUCAS O'NEILL
Lucas has served in the United States Air Force for over 16 years and is currently serving in the Idaho Air National Guard as an Aircraft Electrical/Environmental Specialist. He is also a regional manager and real estate agent with the City of Trees Real Estate.
He recently served as the West Regional Director for the National Veterans Golf Association, responsible for 17 chapters, 33 state directors, and 1300 members providing fundraising support to over 270 Golf tournaments in the Western Region of the country over the last 2.5 years. He was also a founding member that supported the creation and stand-up of the Veteran Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) in the Treasure Valley.
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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, YORI DELA ROSA
Yori is a Business Development Director with Maximize Solutions supporting day-to-day operations and managing business relationships with clients within the US and globally. She previously served with the West Ada School District serving as a Computer Lab Teacher. She is an Air Force Military Spouse and understands the sacrifices a family member makes when supporting our veterans as they serve our country. She is also a food pantry coordinated for the St Luke's Children hospital and has worked with local foundations to support donations to feed families who are caring for their children while they are facing some of their hardest days. She is a dynamic and motivated professional and committed to serving Idaho's veterans and their families.
NORTHERN OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, JEREMY WILLIAMS
Jeremy comes to us as a recently retired Coast Guard Veteran where he specialized in legal support and spent a majority of his time in Special Operations. He has an impressive career-long history of diving into projects large and small to help build and grow the Chamber. He is a veteran business owner with his wife, running a photography business in Northern Idaho.
His ability to manage operations, strategic planning, policy, management, and leadership skills while serving provides the skills needed to ensure we are managing our operations within our Vet-preneurship services as a primary focus. As the chamber develops, he will bring the services we are building to the Northern region of the State to promote and support our military community.
STEW JOHNSON, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Stew is a marine veteran with extensive knowledge in business development, marketing, communications, membership, and public relations.
He is a Vet-preneur as a marketing consultant and works with Idaho businesses to help them grow their presence and build their bottom line. Stew is also the mastermind behind Squatch Con Idaho which is a Bigfoot Gathering & Convention where people will share encounters, get merchandise, and see a map of Idaho sightings.
Fun Fact: He is a Burpee Extraordinaire with doing 100 burpees a day, every day for the last 800+days!
RESOURCE COORDINATOR, NICKI BANKS
Nicki currently is pursuing her Master's in Social Work with Northwest Nazarene University and has a deep passion for supporting our veteran and military community through her work as a CBRS Worker/TCM Worker with Joshua D Smith and Associates.
Nicki will be working over the coming months with one of our largest projects which is to collect and create a collaboration of all resources that military-connected servicemen and women and their families can have at their fingertips.