Skip to content

Board of Directors

The Deer Park Chamber Board is passionate, involved and dedicated to the success of the business community.  We represent both large and small businesses and desire to promote the Deer Park area as a desirable place to live,  work, and play.

Jeff Whittle

PRESIDENT

Jeff is the Assistant Manager for Yoke’s Fresh Market in Deer Park. A family man and father to seven children, he is a vital part of our business community in Deer Park, with eyes for the future of the city and broader community.

placeholder

Petra Schilling

VICE PRESIDENT

Manager of Country Bark Landscape Supply in the summer, and store clerk for Garden Spot in the winter, Petra is a long-time community member of Deer Park. As a farmer, she values the great future and potential of our community.

Dan Roberts Profile - Copy

Dr. Dan Roberts

TREASURER
FINANCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Dan is the Director of Deer Park Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. They recently expanded to two locations, with the second one known as The Gym. Dan and Bev, along with their son Andrew, have combined innovative science, physical activity and blood flow techniques to bring state of the art healing methods to the Deer Park area.

Nate Hoeksema Profile (2)

Nathan Hoeksema

SECRETARY
FUNDRAISING & EVENTS CHAIRMAN

Nathan “Nate” Hoeksema is the Funeral Director at Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park. He and his family (wife, Chrissy and daughter) have carefully and wonderfully began remodeling the historic Lauer Funeral Home preserving many beautiful components of the building.

Jennifer Shorts

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMAN

Jennifer is a realtor affiliated with Kelly Right Real Estate. A long time native to Deer Park, she is passionate to see this community thrive. She loves team sports as she and her husband have coached basketball teams for years for kids of all ages. She is well aware of the community growth Deer Park is actively experiencing.

Deron Schroeder Profile - Copy

Deron Schroeder

BOARD MEMBER

Deron, co-owner of Bicycles by Deron (BBD). Returning to Deer Park with his wife, Jessica, and their two kids, they brought the first and only full- service bicycle shop to Deer Park!

Doug Knight Profile - Copy

Doug Knight

BOARD MEMBER

Doug is president of Knight Construction and its subsidiary companies Knight Wall Systems and Knight Boat Docks. Doug and his family are committed to the Deer Park community. Their decision to locate their businesses in Deer Park helped lay the ground work for the Deer Park Light Industrial Park.

Billy Costello Profile - Copy

Billy Costello

BOARD MEMBER

Billy Costello is the owner/agent of Billy Costello State Farm Insurance in Deer Park. Building his business on the values of family and community, he has hosted many community events in his office off Main Street. The office also contains a community library for families.

Frank Binder Profile (3)

Frank Binder

BOARD MEMBER

Frank is the Operations Manager for Deer Park Avista Utilities. A long time resident of Deer Park, he ensures distribution of electric and natural gas systems. Avista, under his leadership, is a firm asset in our community celebrations helping with event decorations and banners.

What the Chamber Board does behind the scenes…

PROMOTION

Actively promote economic development, provide a voice for the Deer Park business community, and be involved in the future planning of the City of Deer Park. We provide responsive action to promote business growth, public policy, workforce development and community engagement. The Chamber seeks to be involved in the future planning of the greater Deer Park community. We Promote the Deer Park area as a desirable place to live and work, and provide resources and assistance for businesses and individuals wishing to relocate to the Deer Park area.

CONNECTION

Our knowledgeable and helpful board seeks to provide social and business networking opportunities, such as the Chamber monthly meetings, breakfast club and additional training opportunities made possible by community leaders and resources. The Deer Park Chamber is comprised of over 160 business members employing thousands of employees. In our rural and small business community, more than 90% of our members have fewer than 25 employees.

ADVOCATE

The Chamber Board seeks to serve as the voice of the business community, forming alliances amongst diverse businesses, encouraging economic development, business networking opportunities for our members, education for our members and for the community at large. We advocate to the local, state and federal levels on behalf of our local economy. Through strategic partnerships we keep Deer Park in the forefront of our elected officials and policy makers.

RESOURCES

The Board works to create alliances among diverse businesses, community organizations, and faith-based organizations, so as to promote unity within our community, and to ensure that all community members can locate the goods and services to best meet their needs. The community of Deer Park has a great deal to offer businesses and families!

 

Our monthly meetings are open to the public as we stand to be a resource for economic growth and local sustainability.

Thanks to our following sponsors!