The East Mountain Chamber of Commerce supports the unique quality of life and balanced growth of quality business by promoting programs designed to increase the aesthetic values of the area, and pro-actively intervening in issues that impact economic expansion and planned business growth.
Alexis Bachicha, President
Alexis Bachicha works as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. She brings to the table experience in finance, administration, education, nonprofit management and fundraising, and is committed to giving back to the Community. Alexis currently volunteers with the Sandia Mountain Lion's Club and Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, as well as participating on the EMRCC Events Committee.
Elise Taylor, Treasurer
Elise moved to the area from Las Vegas, NV about four years ago, and has been the Branch Manager at U.S. Bank in Moriarty for the past year. One of her first missions at that time was to become a part of the EMRCC, and she has been on the Board of Directors since this past January. Elise’s mother was born and raised in Moriarty, and her grandfather was a small business owner here for 50 years, so she has roots within the community. She values the opportunity to connect with others through the Chamber and to help them grow and succeed in business.
Barbara Hallock, Secretary
Barbara Hallock is the Administrator for BeeHive Homes of Edgewood, acted as PTO President of Mt. View Academy for three years, and performed other Volunteer work, including St. Felix Pantry and Big Brother/Big Sisters. Barbara has worked in long term care for 27 years as a department manager, chaired the Recruitment and Retention Committee for 7 years, and is a Committee Member with the Alzheimers Association. She also volunteers on the EMRCC Events Committee.
Rob Baracker, Member at Large
Robert Baracker is a retired Federal Senior Executive with a history of public and community service, including Chairing the Albu/Santa Fe United Way Combined Federal Campaign, acting as V.P. of NM Governor's Mansion Foundation, and Co-chairing the Campaign for NM Senator James White, as well as serving as President of the Albu/Santa Fe Federal Executive Board, Secretary of Entranosa Water & Waste, and President of Turley Mansanarez Acequia.
Brandy Smotts, Member at Large
The Canyon Club at Four Hills
Brandy Smotts is the Director of Sales for the Canyon Club. She joined the EMRCC in September 2018 and immediately jumped on board to help the events committee. Brandy has served on other non-profit boards, and is always looking to serve the community. She brings to the table past non-profit experience, as well as social media and marketing expertise.
Bob Brittain, Ex-Officio Member
Creative Award Concepts, Inc.
Bob started his business, Creative Awards Concepts, in 1972 in the scholastic market with rings, announcements, caps and gowns, and continues to this day with school wearables. He then began setting up business recognition programs, and since 2005, has expanded into promotional products, screen printing, plaques, mugs, etc., with the ability to customize almost anything. Bob has been doing business in the East Mountains since 2010, and since that time has been a Member of the EMRCC. He has served as Board Member at Large, Treasurer, Vice President and President. The most rewarding thing about participating in the EMRCC is meeting and learning about the people in the East Mountains. Bob’s motto is “People deal with People”.
Nancy Carpenter, Ex-Officio Member
Automated Systems, Inc.
Nancy is the founder of Automated Systems, Inc. in Cedar Crest. Originally from Vietnam, she is a long-time East Mountain resident, and is excited and proud to be celebrating 18 years in business in the East Mountains. In addition to her computer/IT business, Nancy served as President of the EMRCC for the past two years, during which time the Membership soared. She was also instrumental in the creation and execution of the Chamber’s biggest annual event, A Taste of the East Mountains, the first of which was a great success during her term as President in 2017. Since January 1st, 2018 Nancy has continued to participate as an Ex-Officio Member of the Board.