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.
Raven Anderson, President
American Cancer Society
Raven Anderson is a Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and has served as volunteer for the Relay For Life event, as well as the Moriarty Little League. With extensive experience in finance, business process, nonprofit management and public relations, along with advanced business degrees and a passion for community, Raven is currently the Chair of the EMRCC Events Committee.
Alexis Bachicha, Vice 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.
Dave Tixier, Member at Large
Mags Indoor Shooting Range email@example.com
Dave is an Entrepreneur who owns and operates several business in the Moriarty area, including MAGS Indoor Shooting Range and Magnum Steel Buildings. He has been working and living in the East Mountains for 35 years, and has a genuine love for the area. Dave has been involved with the EMRCC for the past 3 years, and served as a Board Member at Large in 2017 before becoming the V.P. in January of this year. His work with the Chamber enables him to interact with fellow business owners, bringing the communities of the East Mountain region together.
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.
Jessica Velasquez, Member at Large
Theta Plate, Inc.
Jessica Velasquez currently owns Theta Plate, Inc., and is a past teacher trainer at UNM. She is running for State Representative in District 22, and has a large network. Jessica is extremely engaged with the Community, and is a dynamic speaker with a passion for making positive changes by supporting business owners and residents of East Mountains.
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.
Gail Rossi, Executive Director
East Mountain Chamber
Gail moved west from her native Philadelphia to San Diego in 1993, and settled in Edgewood over ten years ago. Prior to accepting her role with the EMRCC in April of 2016, she owned and operated a retail store, worked as a regional property manager, and was the VP of Operations for a specialty staffing company, as well as voice over acting. Gail is a “people person” with a passion for world travel. She enjoys networking and connecting with others while helping area businesses to succeed and grow, thereby increasing revenue in the East Mountains.