Chamber Board

Executive board

Allison Canaday
2016 Chair
​Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Allie was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Missouri Western State University (MWSU) in St. Joseph, MO with a bachelors degree in Marketing and Management. Allie and her fiance, Matt Canaday, were given a "sweet" opportunity to own a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise through an entrepreneurship program at MWSU! Shortly after graduating, Allie and Matt moved to Omaha, NE where they owned their first franchise location at Oak View Mall for a little over a year before selling it. Their second franchise opportunity was waiting for them in the lovely city of Lehi, UT and they moved September 2012. On November 16, 2012 they opened the doors to their new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain! Allie enjoys going to UVU and Jazz basketball games, reading and endless chocolate!  
Andrew Badger
2016 Vice Chair

​Andy hails from Roy, Utah home to the famous “Big Ben”. He and his wife Candice have lived in Lehi for over 10 years and have enjoyed almost every moment. Being a husband and father of six, family activities are a number one priority! Sports, camping, cycling, gardening, traveling, and most importantly making sure the final destination has a swimming pool is top priority! Andy received his MBA from the University of Phoenix and has a BS in Marketing. Andy is currently working as the Marketing Director for SERVPRO of Provo/North Utah County. Prior to joining SERVPRO he worked as an environmental consultant overseeing the feasibility analysis, permitting, construction, and reclamation process of large scale, linear facility projects throughout the United States. Andy is passionate about networking, building relationships, and is enjoying this new venture at SERVPRO!
Dr. Paul Baird
2016 Past Chair
Pinnacle Chiropractic

 Paul is married  Angela, and has 3 children: Spencer, Lydia and Jackson. They have lived in Lehi since 2005, and love this community. Out of a desire to see this community thrive, he has spent several years serving in the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce, and in 2008, served as Chairman of the Board.
In his spare time, he loves being with his family. Paul loves to be outdoors in the mountains or down in the red rock deserts of Southern Utah. They are also a family that loves to visit the magical kingdom of Disneyland when the opportunity arises. Everybody got a laughing place and that is one of theirs.
The longer Paul is in chiropractic, the more he comes to understand that having optimum health is a lifestyle–it doesn’t just happen! He likes to call this the “Chiropractic Lifestyle” which includes regular chiropractic adjustments (1-2 times a month), healthy eating habits, appropriate exercise and stretching, and proper sleep. Paul has found that as his family lives this lifestyle, they are able to do the things they want to do, have less sickness, and are more happy.​
Josh Walker
2016 Adviser
Walker Productions  

​Josh is the owner and operator of Walker Productions, LLC.  He is affectionately known as the "Singing Sales Guy" by his clients and peers as he is often found singing a tune as he goes from business to business.  Josh has been in the sales/marketing industry for more than 20 years, starting his career at the age of 11 going door to door raising money for the Ohio Boy Choir.  He understands the importance of listening and working hard to fulfill the needs of his clients.  Walker Productions specializes in Chamber magazines and publications for city celebrations.  Josh believes that giving back to the community should be an essential part of every business entity.  With that said, he can be found volunteering for chambers and committees throughout Utah Valley as well as singing for a certain, well-known choir in Salt Lake.  "I believe building and developing relationships is one of the key ingredients to a successful business."  Josh is excited to serve as Chair of the Board this year and is looking forward to a lot of great programs from the chamber that will be an immense help to the business community.
Bryce Vanchiere

​Bryce was born and raised in the Orem area and moved to Saratoga Springs in 2013.  He is a graduate of Timpanogos High School in Orem and a finance major at Utah Valley University.  Bryce married his high school sweetheart Caitlin and they now have two beautiful children.  He has been with Utah Community Credit Union since 2012 and is currently the manager of the Lehi branch.  As a manager he specializes in home equity loans, consumer loans, and account services.  Bryce is a big fan of anything sports related especially The Jazz and BYU sports.  Bryce loves living and working in the area the chamber serves and sees the opportunity to serve as treasurer as a way to give back to a great community he enjoys so much.

Governing board

Brandon Allfrey
Squire & Company
Board Member

​Brandon has lived in Lehi for more than 10 years and loves being part of such a great community. He is a Certified Public Accountant and works at Squire & Co., PC in Orem. Brandon graduated with a Masters of Professional Accountancy from the University of Utah after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He has worked at Squire for over 10 years and specializes in tax planning and compliance services for individuals and businesses and retirement plan design, compliance, and consulting services for large and small organizations. Brandon is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids at their various activities, in the outdoors, and not acting like the stereotypical accountant!
Nick Anderson
Board Member

​Nick Anderson has a ​BA in Economics, University of Utah 2006.
Nicholas Anderson has worked 12 years in banking, specialized in credit underwriting, financial analysis, cash management and banking products. He has a strong focus in business consulting, financial analysis and credit lending structures. Nicholas loves working with business owners and helping them find solutions. He is also a great resource for business connections in all fields of the industry. He and his wife also own a business, Spa Trouve, based in Utah County with two locations, Highland and Orem.
Laurie Bailey
Big D Construction
Board Member

​Laurie was born and raised in the Valley of the Sun – Tempe, AZ where she graduated from Tempe High School. Laurie furthered her education by attending both BYU and ASU majoring in Music Education. She married Daniel Bailey and they have 3 lovely children and 1 wonderful grandson.
Laurie worked in the Hospitality industry for over 12 years, working for such companies as Ramada Inc, Friendship Inn, EconoLodge as Franchise Manager, and for Inland Hospitality in Boston as Vice President of Operations. After moving to Utah, she has worked for Big-D Construction as a Project Assistant for over 9 years.
Laurie’s interests are in music, where she serves as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - for over 13 years. She likes to travel and has thoroughly enjoyed cruising to the Caribbean, Alaska, and Mexico. Her greatest joy is her family whom she loves and appreciates so very much!
Laurie has represented Big-D Construction as a member of the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce for over 8 years now, serving on the Board of Directors for 5 of those years. 2014 brings her into a new role with the Board serving as Post Chairman of the Board.
Ryan Blohm
State Farm Insurance
Board Member - Saratoga Springs Business Alliance Chair

​Ryan was raised in the Utah powder and he loves it. He lives in Eagle Mountain with his 4 kids and wife Jocelin.  Ryan has owned and  operated the State Farm agency in Saratoga Springs since May 2009.  He has BA in literature from UVU. 
Diane Bradshaw
Direct Communications
Board Member

​Diane Bradshaw graduated from Brigham Young University in business "a long time ago". She has worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry and has spent the past seven years in the telecommunications/broadband industry working for Direct Communications in Eagle Mountain. Being one of the first residents of Eagle Mountain back in 1996, she served on the City Council for 3 years, the Planning Commission for 2 years, and most recently, the Economic Development Board. She joined the Chamber of Commerce in order to help residents in Eagle Mountain and the surrounding cities increase their business potential and network with other businesses in the area. She currently serves on the Chamber Board as the Women in Business Liaison and helps plan the monthly Chamber luncheons. Diane has four children, 20 plus chickens, and various other animals on her 5 acres of paradise in Eagle Mountain. She loves serving her community!
Kevin Chacon
Board Member

​Kevin Chacon graduated from UVU in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing. He has worked for Costco Wholesale for the past 10 years and currently he works at the Lehi location in the Marketing department. Kevin is bilingual since he is originally from Cancun Mexico. He moved to Utah 15 years ago to get a better education and in the process, he met his beautiful wife Kristina Chacon.

Owen Jackson
Saratoga Springs City
Saratoga Springs City Liaison

Owen is a city representative of Saratoga Springs City. He works as the city Public Information Officer as well as the Economic Development Manager. ​Owen is a two-time graduate from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master’s in public administration.
Peter Jay
Board Member

​Peter is the Associate Director of Economic Development and USTAR at UVU. An attorney with an MBA, Peter Jay, has several years of experience working in international business, owning and consulting small businesses, and serving as Executive Director and Corporate Counsel at a company in the high tech, entertainment, and airline industries
Dave Jones
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Board Jones

​Dave Jones grew up in a small town (Delta Utah) and has always had a love for small towns since.
He grew up with a Father who showed him the value in being able to fix things, not just physical items but problems as well.
He worked for over twenty years for Supersonic Carwash doing maintenance and managing. Where he got to know a lot of people and learned a lot about business from people that became more family then coworkers.
Dave and his wife Serenity Opened the Batteries Plus Bulbs store in LEHI in July 2011 an became members of the Lehi Chamber shortly after. Dave Loves the town of Lehi and hopes he can help the businesses there grow while still keeping the small town feel.
Kent Loosle
Mountain Point Medical Center
Board Member

​Kent Loosle is the Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Point Medical Center. The new facility is located in Northern Utah County. He has been serving as the Chief Operating Officer for the Utah region of IASIS for the last 4 years. Prior to IASIS, Kent spent 10 years as Chief Operating Officer at ST. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. Kent served in various leadership positions with Intermountain Health Care from 1987-2000.
 Kent has a Master’s degree of Business administration from Utah State University and a Bachelor’s of science degree from Brigham Young University. Kent is very active in his community in Utah County and serves in various organizations.
 Kent and his wife Wendy live in Highland. They are the parents of 5 daughters, one son and 2 grandchildren.
Doug Meldrum
Lehi City
Lehi City Liaison

​Doug is a city representative of Lehi City. He is currently the Economic Development Coordinator for Lehi City.
Ikani Taumoepeau
Eagle Mountain City
Eagle Mountain City Liaison

Ikani is a city representative of Eagle Mountain City. He works as the city Senior Project Manager.  
Carmen Zapata
Home 2 Suites by Hilton
Board Member - Ambassador Committee Chair 

​​Carmen has lived in Utah County for most of her life, leaving for school to attend Utah State University in Logan and returning to UVSC in Orem.  She is originally from Managua, Nicaragua, and has lived in Utah for 31 years...   Wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, though she travels back to her home country every year.  She has also visited 31 states in the country.  Some of her favorites are the Carolinas, and Virginias.  Carmen has been in the hospitality industry for over 18 years, and is now the Director of Sales for Home2Suites by Hilton in Lehi.  The Home2Suites by Hilton is one of the newest Hilton brands, catering to the extended stay clients; but also offering many wonderful amenities also appreciated by short term travel guests.  This was the 5th hotel property she has helped open, and couldn't be more excited to be in the "Silicon Valley" of Utah.

The Home2Suites by Hilton Lehi was recognized as New Business of the Year 2014 by the Lehi Area Chamber.  Carmen is now serving as Vice Chair on the Ambassador Committee, and is now on the Board of Directors for the Chamber.  She is an active volunteer for the American Red Cross, and is one of the Ambassadors for the upcoming Heroes Recognition event 2016.  One of my most memorable moments was while working as the Assistant General Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn SLC.  The Hilton Garden Inn won the coveted Connie Award three years in a row, out of over 500 Hilton Garden Inns worldwide.   "There is nothing I'd rather do than to work in this industry!  Pearson Hospitality Group values it's people, and we in turn transfer this appreciation to our clients/guests", says Carmen.  We are proud to be a part of Lehi's story, and look forward to many successful and productive years to come.

chamber staff

Mark R Welcker
Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO

​Mark Welcker has lived most of his life in Utah in the North Utah County area (Lehi, American Fork, and Highland). He is a graduate of Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He has 22 years’ professional experience in the field of business. This background includes Nonprofit Organization Management, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Product Development and Real Estate Development. He has served on various Boards and committees such as Vice Chair of the Utah State Chamber of Commerce, Lehi City Economic Development Committee, Mountainland Association of Governments, and the Regional Advisory Council. Mark has a strong sense of civic duty. He was the co-founder of the Highland City Youth Council, served on the American Fork City Beautification Committee, a Utah State Delegate, a Utah County Delegate, and a volunteer for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. 
As President & CEO of the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce the chamber has experienced continuous growth each year. Under his guidance the Lehi Area Chamber has won several Utah State Chamber awards in recent years including Best Member Benefit, Best Community Partnership, Fastest Growing Chamber, and Best Weekly Communication.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, being outdoors, traveling, going to the movies, and socializing with good friends.
Holly Harwood
Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce
Office Administrator 

​Holly is the Office Administrator at the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce.
She was born and raised in Utah. Holly is married and has two beautiful children.
She loves to camp, garden and be outdoors. Holly is excited to be a part of the Chamber Community.