In addition to serving as Board Chair for 2017, Kimberly Edmisten is the risk management specialist for Caldwell UNC Health Care, a councilwoman for City of Lenoir, a member of Lenoir Service League, a member of Caldwell County's Local Emergency Planning Committee and a member of North Carolina Emergency Management's Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team. She is most proud to be mother to Kenzie Edmisten, stepmother to Ashlin Edmisten and "Sossie" to Sam Clawson as well as the property of 3 dogs: Milo, Brodie, & Remus.
Barbara is a graduate of Florida State University and has a very diversified background. She worked on the NASA space program as a space shuttle mechanic for over eight years, and the found her home when she went to work for the Greater South Brevard Chamber of Commerce in Florida. She developed a passion for chamber work and putting people together. Armstrong brings a long history of chamber work and thrives on working with people, businesses and the public. She says she loves a challenge and making things happen. We are excited to have a leader with her chamber experience to guide our organization.
Joshua comes to the Chamber as a graduate of Appalachian State university with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Chemistry from Old Dominion University, Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University and is currently working towards his Doctorate of Philosophy in Education with a focus on School Technology Leadership. Along with his work with educational organizations, Joshua is an avid reader and believer in the entrepreneurial mindset. Joshua's research interests involve: sense-making in organizations, organizational leadership, educational organization policy making, advances in educational technology, and entrepreneurial development.
Faith has taken charge as Manager of Membership Services and is diligently taking care of our new members, as well as meeting the needs of our existing members. Faith was initially hired as a temporary employee, but quickly made herself invaluable to the Chamber and has helped further our mission by providing excellent customer service. Faith is currently working towards completing her undergraduate work at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. We are excited to have such a gifted and talented individual at the Chamber.
Libby is the most seasoned staff member at the Caldwell Chamber and brings a level of expertise and experience that makes her a truly invaluable member of our team. With over 10 years of Visitor Center experience, Libby offers expert information on the communities in Caldwell County. Raised in Caldwell County, Libby provides knowledge and valuable input to the Chamber's program of work.
Steve joined the Chamber in October of 2016. Although new to the Chamber world, Steve is not new to sales or Caldwell County. We attribute many of our new members to Steve's efforts in being present with our existing members and introducing the new ones to the Chamber of Commerce. He has been an invaluable asset in making the face to face contact and establishing relationships all over the county.
Abigail is a graduate of the School of Stage & Screen at Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture and Television Production. Her senior thesis film, Jerry, won the award for Best Student Film at the Asheville Cinema Festival in 2013. She comes to the Chamber with a background in video, film, and photography work. Abigail is also a visual artist, musician, poet, and involved in local community theatre. She is most committed to cultivating community through the arts, finding innovative ways to help people and businesses communicate with one another and the rest of the world, and telling people's stories.