Say Hello to Our Newest Board of Directors

Dec 12, 2018

Welcome Our Newest Board of Directors
to the Union County Chamber of Commerce

The Union County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of four new Board of Directors: Brent Clapp, Sherry Haeger, Brent Huntsman and Shawn Risteen.

The Board provides leadership to carry out our Chamber’s mission to promote commerce in Union County. Join us in welcoming our newest additions to the Union County Chamber of Commerce!

Brent Clapp was born in Casper, Wyoming in a small business family constantly being around farming and ranching. Brent grew up with a religious upbringing and started singing when he was about 5.  Brent attended college at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID and graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. During college and beyond Brent traveled singing with semi-pro groups. After graduating, Brent was a professional photographer/producer and went on to be a youth/music pastor and Sn Pastor for nearly 15 years. You can find Brent throughout our community with his local businesses, Brent Clapp Media Services and LaGrandeAlive.TV.

Sherry Haeger was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the daughter of a self-employed contractor who taught her hard work, diligence and honesty. Sherry has 3 grown children who are married. They have blessed her with a total of 7 grandchildren. In 2003, Sherry moved to the Silicon Valley to further her career in the tech industry for Apple and Google. In 2017 she had the opportunity to come to the Grande Ronde Valley with a goal of slowing down her life. Before coming here, Sherry was offered a position in sales and marketing with Heart ‘n Home Hospice and Palliative care. Sherry happily accepted the position and moved here January 30, 2018. She is happy to call Cove her home and the people of this valley are her passion.

Brent Huntsman was born and raised here in La Grande, Oregon. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1988. While serving a church mission in South Korea, Brent has learned to read, write and speak Korean. He attended and graduated from EOSC in 1995 – during which time Brent met and married his wife Donna. Brent has four boys, and two adopted daughters from China. Brent has been involved in our community as he was part owner and General Manager of Skip-Line Inc. in Island City – innovators and manufacturers of Automated Road Marking Controllers and Data Loggers. Prior to that Brent worked at Skip-Line and went to evening classes at EOU to earn an MBA in 2005. He became part owner of Carpet One Floor & Home in 2015 and has worked to grow the business with major renovations and adding a new store location in Baker City. Brent has a hobby farm just outside of La Grande where he enjoys gardening, hunting, wood cutting, camping, skiing, coaching, and watching his kids participate in school activities and events.

Shawn Risteen was also born and raised in La Grande. Shawn is the Branch Manager at United Finance Co. and has worked there for 16 years. Shawn is currently serving as the President of the board of directors for La Grande Main Street Downtown. He is on his third year on the board and is also a proud Rotarian who serves on the board of directors for the La Grande Rotary. Shawn’s goal has been to help make this a great community for residents and business. He’s always believed that if there is something that the community needs you must step up and help get it done, not sit back and hope it shows up on its own!