Joe Casteel

2016 – 2020 Lake County Chamber of Commerce President

Founder & CEO – North Bay Merchant Services

Being in business financial services has offered me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of businesses. From large multi-million dollar corporations to small entrepreneurs working from home, I have developed an understanding and drive to assist in any way I can to help them achieve their goals and run an efficient, profitable business.

Diane Plante

2017-2022 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Financial Officer

CPA – Tomkins Tax Consultants

Diane  graduated high school from Upper Lake and college from California State University, Sacramento. I’ve been practicing accounting and bookkeeping since 1995 and completed my licensing requirements for Certified Public Accounting in 2000. She has worked 3 years in private accounting and over 6 years auditing experience with another accounting firm. Diane serves on the board of directors for Hospice Services of Lake County and Good Shepherd Ecumenical Academy, in addition to volunteer duties on the Upper Lake High School Bond Measure for the new facilities. My family and I have decided to live in Lake County for the beauty, business opportunities and friendships here. I look forward to serving you.

Jill Jensen

2018-2020 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Owner – Leavitt Group

A Lake County native, born and raised.  I love our community and promoting it!  We live in a spectacular place.   After leaving Lake County to further my education I returned when it was time to raise a family. I am a proud mother of two boys, who attended the Kelseyville Unified School District.  We were active in the Sports Programs, 4-H and FFA Programs. One son is now working as and Electricians Apprentice and the other finishing his last year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I have been in the insurance industry for 30 years:  6 with Blue Shield of California and 24 as an Independent agent with Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance Agency.  In 2016 I became a co-owner of Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance Agency and as of February 2019 became the Principal. I am currently a member of the Lake County Women for Agriculture and their Lakeport Area Representative.  I also spend my time volunteering to support our youth in the 4-H and FFA Programs. I was elected and have been serving on Lake County Chamber Board of Directors since 2018.

Jeff Warrenburg

2018-2020 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

CEO – Paradise Skate Roller RinkAntioch Paintball Park

Jeff is CEO/Gen. Mgr. of Paradise Skate Roller Rink in two locations, Lakeport, CA and Antioch, CA, and is owner of Antioch Paintball Park. He offers S.T.E.M. Field Trips, Kids Skate Free and Super Skater Programs. Father of three grown sons, Jeff also serves as President of the Lakeport Rotary Club. He’s a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Lake County and also serves on the Board of Directors for Roller Skating Association and 1Team1Dream.

Chuck Sberna

2018-2020 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Marketing Representative- West Coast Fire & Water 

I first arrived in Lake County in 2010 and worked for SERVPRO with a short break to Arizona SERVPRO  for a year, returning to SERVPRO in Sonoma in 2015.  While in Sonoma County, I was an Ambassador with the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.  Early in 2017 I began representing SERVPRO in both Lake and Sonoma Counties.  I believe in companies that support their communities as SERVPRO did.  In late 2019, SERVPRO became West Coast Fire & Water. I have found volunteering for various Lake County Chamber events/activities rewarding for my company and myself.  When businesses thrive in their communities it is important to give back and volunteering is the vehicle. Serving on the Lake County Chamber Board of Directors provides more opportunities to help our Lake County communities grow economically.  In my daily work I visit not just businesses but also government entities in every community in the County.  I believe this helps me better understand what is going on in each of those communities.  This interaction enhances my ability to provide feedback to the Lake County Chamber Board of Directors on the needs of our businesses, a vital tool to the Chamber helping grow our economy.

Amanda Martin 

2019-2020 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Founder & Director- Manda CoVentures

A native of Lake County with a background in Communication Design, Media, and International Studies, Amanda is Founder-Director of Manda CoVentures, an event curation, marketing, and grant development consultancy focused on youth, the arts, and social entrepreneurship. Co-coordinator of Lake County’s first community resilience event, Neighborfest, and an implementation consultant for the program, Amanda specializes in hybrid event planning and promotion that leverages both F2F and virtual interactions for the post Covid-19 economy. Amanda is President of the Middletown Art Center as well as a board member of the Middletown Area Merchants Association. Certified in ecological design and passionate about the climate crisis, Amanda spends as much time as she can outdoors and in wilderness. She is also very interested in the role ICT could play in accelerating entrepreneurial skills transfer and sustainable economic development in Lake County.

Helena Welsh

2019-2022 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Executive Director- Lake County Winery Association

Helena Welsh is the Executive Director of the Lake County Winery Association. Helena currently serves as a Board Director of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Lake County Complete Count Committee, 1Team1Dream, as well as being a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Lake County. Additionally, Helena has served as a Board Member for the Valley Fire Rebuild Expo and Board Treasurer for the Summit Recreation and Social Club. After graduating from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Business Administration she moved to Lake County and is raising her family in Cobb.

Marcus Mahling

2018-2021 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Owner/Agent – Farmers Insurance, Marcus Mahling Agency

Marcus Mahling is your local Northshore Farmers Insurance Agent located in Clearlake Oaks. A Lake County resident since 2011, Marcus and his wife Andrea are raising their three young children and are active in the local youth sporting and scouting community. Marcus is a proud member of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Certified Tourism Ambassadors.

Lisa Wilson

2018-2022 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Owner – Clearlake Campground

I have many years of retail management experience, including Macys,,,, and Macys moved me to New York in 2001, where I grew my career until moving to Lake County in 2011. I loved NY and all the cultural experiences like the theater and museums. I loved being able to get almost anything at all to eat at any time of day or night. I even liked the subway! I feel very much at home here in Lake County and I get to NY for my big city feels every year. Since moving to Lake County, I’ve worked remote and part time on eCommerce projects for Simon Property Group, Walmart Global eCommerce, and Century 21 Department Stores. The remote and part time gigs have been a good fit with my seasonal business, Clear Lake Campground. Clear Lake Campground is a relaxing vintage campground on Cache Creek. We greet locals and out of county guests who love to fish, go wine tasting, and go kayaking. We host vintage trailer rallies and special events throughout the year. I serve on the Mendocino College Shakespeare at the Lake Committee that brought Shakespeare to Austin Park in Clearlake in 2019. I served on the Steering Committee that got the Tourism Improvement District formed. One of my favorite things about small town living is being involved in the community and working on projects that make Lake County better for everyone.

Mathew Metcalf

2020-2022 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Owner – Greenview Restaurant

I have lived in Lake County for four years now after twenty years living and working in San Francisco.  You may know me as the Food & Beverage Director and Events Director for Hidden Valley Lake Association. I currently sit on the Middletown Area Merchants Association (MAMA) and Lake County Winery Association (LCWA) Boards of Directors.  I recently became a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) for Lake County as well.  I try to involve myself in our local community as much as possible through volunteer and charity work.  I have participated in every Lake County School Career Day I can find and always find somewhere and someone to cook for when we have had local wildfires. I went to Chico after the Paradise fire and worked at the World Central Kitchen operation.  Another project, I personally made 150 jars of jam and donated all of the proceeds to a local organization, Totes for Teens.I feel that Lake County has extreme potential, unmatched beauty and wonderful people.  Ultimately, my goal is to do my part to accentuate those things, especially by using my unique skill set in the hospitality industry.  I am always proud to serve my community and being a Lake County Chamber Director allows me to expand on that service.

David Santos

2019-2021 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

President –Adventist Health Clear Lake

David Santos was appointed President of Adventist Health Clear Lake in May 2014. Santos joined the leadership team at AHCL in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, responsible for all operations of the 25-bed hospital and its multiple affiliated clinics in Lake County. During his tenure, the hospital has experienced remarkable growth in patient visits, staff, employee engagement, provider recruitment and financial health.

Jim Magliulo

2019-2021 Lake County Chamber of Commerce Director

Owner – County Air Commercial

Jim was born and raised in California and began his professional career successfully owning and operating several small businesses.  He began in the printing industry where his enterprises: Pacific Press, East West Graphics, Jamar Travel Group & JLM Marketing (all separate entities) helped lay the groundwork and serve his future in Commercial Real Estate.Jim holds degrees in Accounting and Marketing and has successfully completed numerous Real Estate Courses.   He served four years in the United States Coast Guard, with an Honorable discharge. Jim  (aka “The Commercial Guy”) believes in the integrity of good business, honestly conducted, in consideration for the health and developmental balance of the community and its surrounding region.  He is very involved in his community of Lakeport, and throughout Lake CountyHe previously served three years as President of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, and participates in many County and City activities. Jim has extensive past experience in residential sales, and although he now exclusively handles Commercial Real Estate..   He sees Chamber affiliation as one avenue where a variety of business minds can pool their experience and knowledge into productive dialog and action.  He sees being a Director as an opportunity to envision how – business-to-business – solutions can be developed. Jim believes that it’s important for each of us in business, in Lake County, to try to connect and assist in some way with the challenges we all commonly face:  overall economic growth, revisions and renovations where needed, the attraction of business venues we lack and conscientious maintenance of the treasures our County offers.  In fact, Jim sees business and community service mutually interdependent! Jim enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Marcii, his six children and many grandchildren.  He plays Raquetball, enjoys fishing, biking, golf — and time on beautiful Clear Lake boating with family and friends! Jim’s decision to commit energy and ideas as a Chamber of Commerce Director had nothing to do with having time on his hands and no other demands!

Bobby Dutcher

Realtor – Wine Country Land & Ranches

A life long Lake County resident, I attended school in Upper Lake from kindergarten-12th grade. After graduating from high school, I moved away for four years to college and returned to start my own timber management company. Retired from timber management in 2002 and became a licensed real estate broker. Married my wife Nanette in 1991 and have two daughters, Briana and Lindsey. From 1990-2002, I was the submitter of numerous projects going through the CEQA process, which has proven to be an invaluable experience helping clients purchase undeveloped land. I have fished and hunted my entire life and took up alpine climbing a few years ago and have seven 14,000 summits so far. Finding recreational properties for people who are also passionate about wildlife and conservation makes this job very rewarding. Expanding Lake Counties wine and weed industry is very important to me, as Lake County’s climate makes this an ideal place for both crops.

Karin Worley

Owner- Kelseyville Home Services

Karin has lived in Kelseyville CA since 2001. I Karin owns Kelseyville Home Services, which is family owned and operated. She enjoys working with her husband and helping out those in need throughout the county. She has 3 children who have graduated and or currently attend Kelseyville schools. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and nature. “The Chamber is a valuable resource to enhance our professional skills and stay connected through networking and association with fellow business owners.”


Becky Perez

Branch Mgr. – Redwood Credit Union, Lower Lake

Bio coming soon !!




Melissa Fulton


Melissa has been the CEO for the Lake County Chamber of Commerce since October, 1990, with the exception of a 3 1/2 year position as the Advertising Director for the Lake County Record-Bee and the Clearlake Observer*American from December 1997 to July, 2001.Prior to moving to Lakeport, the Fulton’s owned a home in Oxnard in Southern California where Melissa had a 15 year career in management with Raytheon Corporation.  She was one of the first female Production Control Managers in that company, overseeing a department of 40 people.  She is a graduate of the Raytheon Engineering Management Association. Melissa is on the Board of the Lake County Economic Development Corporation and has served on various committees dealing with business during her years in Lake County.Her hobbies include photography, motorcycling, camping, gardening, and she considers herself a community volunteer.  She has been on the Board of the Lake County Rodeo Association since the early 90s. Economic development is a great interest of hers and she considers her position with the Chamber to be ‘a perfect job’, mainly because it’s not a job, it’s a passion.