Directors & Staff - Officers and Directors


Ted Mandrones, Mendo Mill Home Center & Lumber Company
(707) 263-8495 -

I grew up in Portland Oregon, and moved to Lakeport in 1983.  It was my honor to serve as Mayor of Lakeport in 2005-2006. I am proud to have served my country as a Marine. It is gratifying for me to work for the Chamber and give back to the community I live in.

Vice President

Jack Buell, Sutter Lakeside Hospital 
(707) 262-5122 -

Jack Buell is the Director of Support Services and the Information Services Site Leader for Sutter Health at Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport.  He is a regular volunteer at Chamber events

Financial Officer

Financial Officer

Stephanie Ashworth, Wells Fargo Bank
(707) 262-3555 -

Stephanie is passionate about working hard assisting her customers as they grow their businesses.  She enjoys volunteering for the American Cancer Society, spending time with her family and watching her youngest son participate in basketball, football and baseball.


Christian Ahlmann, Six Sigma Ranch
(707) 994-4068 -

With 15 years of professional experience in agricultural production, Christian has a passion for family agriculture and the impact it has on growing communities & feeding the world.

Robert Boccabella, Business Design Services
(707) 263-7073 -

Robert founded BDS, a full service interior space design firm, in 1983 and relocated BDS from Sonoma County to Lake County in 2010.He is a strong believer and supporter of Chambers of Commerce and has been an active member and participator in seven Chambers over the years. He is the 2015 Chair of the Ambassadors Committee.

Claude Brown, Westgate Petroleum
(707) 263-6512

Claude moved to Lake County in 2010 to manage Westgate Petroleum. He is a strong champion of the Lake County of Commerce and believes that LCCC, in short is the long-term custodian of the Lake County business climate.

Lance Butcher, Lakeport Disposal
(707) 263-6080 - 

My family moved to Lake County in 1964.  In 1987, my feet hit the ground running going to work for my family's business.  Over the last 28 years, I have watched Lake County go through many adversities.  Being involved in the Konocti Challenge for the last 5 years and being an avid cyclist for the past 20 years, I've seen the potential that cycling events and recreational cycling can bring to Lake County.  We are just getting started in Lake County with our world class wineries and being a tourist destination again.

Nick Buttitta, Rosa d’Oro Vineyards
(707) 279-0483 -

Nick Buttitta owns Rosa d'Oro and began planting grapes on his Kelseyville property in 1994.  He chose to specialize in Italian grape varietals because they are well suited to our soils and climate and to produce something different from the majority of wine produced in California.

Joe Casteel, North Bay Merchant Services
(707) 263-6634 -

Being in the Business Financial Services arena has offered me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of business types. From large multimillion dollar corporations to small entrepreneurs working from home, I have developed an understanding and drive to assist in any way I can to help them achieve their goals and run an efficient, profitable business.

Rick Hamilton, RAHamiltonCo—Signs & Outdoor Media and Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate
(707) 987-2623 -

Owner of RAHamilton Co., Rick also manages the transit advertising for Lake Transit and is a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker-Town & Country Commercial Real Estate.


Bert Hutt, SERVPRO-Lake & Mendocino County
(707) 263-9283 -

Coming to Lake County with 30 years as a business owner in Sonoma & Los Angeles Counties, Bert believes that local volunteering is an essential element for the economic health of a community.  He volunteers his time & talent to many organizations in Lakeport.

Gary Riesen, G & G Printing Services
(707) 263-3733 -

Former Marine, Viet Nam Veteran, Air Traffic Controller - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alumnus - Rancher & Farmer in Modoc, CA - Print shop owner in Encino, and Lakeport.


Diana Schmidt, Individual Member 
(707) 349-0129  -

Diana has a B.A. degree in retail management and a B.A. degree in Communications with an emphasis in public relations and marketing.  She also holds her certification as a Meeting Planning Professional.  She now spends her time volunteering for Chamber events and directs and choreographs the Annual Lip Sync show

Kurtis Woodard, Jerico Garage Door & Solar City
(707) 987-9515 -

As a resident of Lake County since he was 5 years old, Kurtis left Lake County to attend college in Minnesota.  After graduating from college with a Business Management degree, Kurtis came back home & purchased Jerico Garage Doors and Solar City and thinks of Lake County as “God’s Country”. 


Melissa Fulton, CEO -

Kathy Knickmeyer, Executive Assistant -

Jolene Mata, Executive Assistant -


Home | Calendar | News | Business Directory | Our Community | About Us | Contact
(707) 263-5092 | | 875 Lakeport Blvd. Lakeport, CA 95453

Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.
Site Administration