Our Team

Chamber Staff

Carmélle Bielenberg, Chamber CEO

Carmélle began her career with the Stayton Sublimity Chamber in as the Membership & Communications Coordinator in 2016. The following year she took the helm, first as Interim Executive Director, then Chief Operations Officer and eventually in her current role as CEO.  Carmélle is an impactful servant leader who demonstrates integrity, approachability and diplomacy. She has proven to be an effective communicator and collaborator, working diligently to advocate for local business, create healthy partnerships and to steward Chamber resources for the benefit of our members and the business larger community through relationship building, effective marketing strategies, conservative fiscal policies, and business support and education. 

” I am am passionate about providing the tools to help our local business community be successful. Community livability is built on a foundation of strong and diverse businesses which support a thriving local economy. I am grateful and honored to work alongside of a dedicated Board of Directors, supported by my wonderful Executive Assistant, Kathy and our amazing volunteers, to be a voice for our local business community, and offer them the resources to grow and help sustain this region we call home.”


Terra Schmid, Executive Assistant

Terra began working as Part Time, Executive Assistant, January 2022. Terra handles phone inquiries, event & employment postings, database updates, A/R and various projects as assigned. She has been an invaluable addition to our Chamber staff. 

Chamber Board of Directors: Executive Members

2022 Immediate Past Chair – Israel Aguirre, Owner of Drive Tech Collision Solutions

2021 Board Secretary – Jennifer Tiger, Owner & Attorney – Stayton Law

2021 Board Treasurer – Debbie Voepel, Branch Manager for Maps Credit Union, Stayton

Chamber Board of Directors: Directors

Chair Elect – David Giglio, Partner – Skyline Video Production & North Sky Weddings (Govt Affairs)

Director – Cory Dent, Owner of Stayton Tire & Automotive (Governmental Affairs)

Director – Beth Morey, Mortgage Lender – Landmark Professional Mortgage (Govt Affairs)

Director – Alan Kirby, Coordinator of College & Career Pathways – NSSD 29J (Technology)

Director – Shelly Crist, Owner – Gardener’s Eden Nursery, Coffee & Gifts