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Paul Baker

President/Chief Executive Officer
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Paul was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer since May 1st 2023. Originally from Dublin, Ireland. Paul has a wealth of experience having led large projects across multiple sectors including, The London 2012 Olympic Games, English Premier League Soccer Teams, Adventure Resort Development and brokering large acquisitions around the world.

Paul first met his wife in Dublin when they were kids, her father was serving as a Senior Diplomat for the United States Government at the time, they reconnected later in life and have 3 kids and a very energetic Mini Schnauzer called Pebbles.


Michelle Covert

Business Operations Manager
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Michelle has been our Business Operations Manager since February of 2023. As a native of Shelley, Michelle grew up loving East Idaho but didn't have a true appreciation for just how lucky she was to live here. As an Army wife, Michelle had the opportunity to travel to areas like Germany, France, Austria, Czech, and Switzerland. Eventually, the Coverts settled back down in Idaho to raise their two daughters, Amanda and Mikayla. Michelle loves pets and has four furry grand-dogs to spoil. Michelle comes to the Chamber with a background in bank management and realty. You may recognize her as a long-time ambassador.

Jen Emery

Jen Emery

Visitors Center Manager
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Jen has been our Visitors Center Manager since August of 2021. She comes to us with over 12 years of customer service experience, small business, and retail management. Jen moved to Eastern Idaho in 2012 with her husband, three teenage boys, and fur babies. She enjoys bringing unique gifts into the shop and looks forward to helping visitors experience Eastern Idaho to the fullest. Idaho Falls is where great adventure begins and she feels that everyone who steps foot in this area is about to have a great adventure of their own! In her spare time, she enjoys being with family, reading, crafting, and upcycling junk into beautiful functional pieces – you can even find some of these pieces in the Visitors Center.

Stacy Butcher

Stacy Butcher

Programs and Events Coordinator
208-523-1010 Option 3

Stacy has been our Program and Events Coordinator since November of 2019. She comes to us with over 30 years of small business experience – working with everything from hospitality management to the boutique wine industry. Stacy loves being involved with the community and watching it thrive. She is outgoing, people-oriented, and is always willing to lend a hand. Together with her husband, they share six grown children, one grandchild, and two beautiful dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys running, camping, and exploring all that Eastern Idaho has to offer.

Larissa Hale

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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Larissa Hale has joined the Chamber as our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator! Larissa graduated from Utah State University in December with her degree in Public Relations and Marketing. She had previous experience working with Utah State Athletics and she continues to get invovled with sports in anyway she can!

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