Chamber Board

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Chamber Board

Laura Teno

Executive Director, Albia Area Chamber of Commerce

Laura is a native of Albia, graduating from Albia Community High School in 1994 and Indian Hills Community College in 1996 from Computer Systems/Networks. Laura and her husband, Mark, returned to Albia in 2011 with their 3 children; Max, Megan and Morgan. Laura is an active volunteer in the community as a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, CCD table leader, Altar and Rosary Society; Albia Community School District Technology Advisory Board and Booster Club; Albia Rotary Club; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Prosper Team Leader; Albia Trails Committee; Monroe County Wellness Coalition.

Chelsea Bachman

Relco – Division of Wabtec

Chelsea is a lifetime resident of Albia, IA.   She enjoys living in the Albia Community and helping make our small town successful.   Chelsea is married to Kyle Bachman, and they live with their three boys on their farm in Albia.  She is currently employed full time at RELCO, and works as the office manager.  Chelsea is an active member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, and enjoys volunteering with the 4-H program.

Eric Lahart

Hy-Vee

Eric is from Albia and graduated in 2002. Graduated from Buena Vista University with a finance degree.  Eric has been working with Hy-Vee since 2000 and has worked in over 10 different stores in that time.  Eric moved back to Albia in 2020 as the District Store Director for both Albia and Centerville.  Eric and Hettie have four boys; Brenden, Camden, Rolen, and Treyven.  Eric enjoys spending time with his family and participating with all the boys events.  Our family is looking forward to getting more involved in the community as we get settled back into the area.

Tonia Benson

Blooms & Things

Tonia is a native of Albia, graduating from Albia Community High School in 2008 and Indian Hills Community College in 2011 with an Associates of Arts Degree.  She also earned her Wedding Planning Certification in 2015 and is currently working on becoming a Certified Florist by the Iowa Florist Association.  She and her Husband, Tom, live in town with their son Henry.  They purchased the flower shop, Blooms and Things, formerly known as Mike’s Blooms and Things, in May of 2019. Tonia is a member of the local Retail Committee, has been serving as a member of the Chamber Board since 2019 and is currently the Treasurer for the Iowa Florist Association.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating and learning more about flowers and marketing.

Kaytlyn Waters

Kaytlyn is a native of Albia, graduating from Albia Community High School in 2011 and Kaplan University in 2015 with a degree in Human Services. Kaytlyn’s husband Riley and six year old son Kayden enjoy traveling and doing anything outdoors. She is an active member of The Gate Community Church and their annual Victorian Stroll Christmas Shoppe, Albia Rotary Club, and The Animal Rescue League of Iowa as an advocate for bully breeds.

John Cosby

Cosby’s U.S. Cellular

John is a graduate of NE Missouri State University with a BSE in Industrial Education. Over the past 40 years John has taught school in Knoxville, IA, and he was the past owner of Morrow Enterprises, a Case/IH dealership. He also worked as a licensed real estate appraiser for 13 years. He currently owns Cosby’s U.S. Cellular with locations in both Albia and Centerville, IA. John is a past board member of the Centerville Chamber of Commerce and current President of Main Street Centerville. John was a Boy Scout growing up and is currently a member of the First United Methodist Church as well as the Masonic Lodge and Kaaba Shrine. His hobbies include boating and camping.

Anna Kerber

Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative

Anna is a native of Albia, IA. She graduated from Albia Community Schools in 2012 with honors and continued her education at Indian Hills Community College, receiving an Associates of Art degree in 2014, Anna is an Office Assistant at Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative. She and her boyfriend, Jason See, have 3 animals – Frank and June, their rescue cats and Eve their silver lab. Outside of work, Anna stays busy attending Jason’s stock car races, spending time with family and participating in community events.

Morgan Henderson

Music Moves – Music Therapy Services

Morgan graduated from Albia Community High School in 2007 and The University of Iowa in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy. She earned her MS in Special Education from Purdue University in 2017. After being away for 8 years, Morgan and her husband, JD, decided to move back to Albia to start their family. Morgan started Music Moves in 2015, providing music therapy services in Albia and surrounding counties. She also teaches piano lessons and directs Music Moves Choir, a group for adults with disabilities. Morgan is actively involved at Trinity United Methodist Church and has been a part of the Restoration Days Committee since 2015. She enjoys reading, coffee, and spending time with her husband and their three children, Hazel, Zoey, and Riggs.

Adam Mick

Benton Place Apartments

Adam was born & raised in Albia. His family have been very active in the community for numerous years. Adam with his wife Jill and three children returned to Albia in 2014 when he became Project Manager for Benton Place Apartments. Adam is a volunteer firefighter, Cub Scout leader and youth coach for flag football and Albia MAT club.

Allyson Ryan Haberman

Hawkeye Farm Management & Real Estate

Allyson is a 2014 graduate of Albia Community High School. She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College in 2015, and graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Accounting in 2017. She currently resides in Albia with her husband, Owen. She is involved with the JDRF, Welcome Home Soldier, and Helping Hands committees. Recently, she took over the position of treasurer for the Helping Hands Center. She is also a member of St. Mary’s parish in Albia, where she teaches CCD classes.

Christine Wilson

Crawford Insurance

Christine has been in the insurance business for 22 years working as an Agent for Bankers Life and Casualty prior to opening Crawford Insurance in July of 2000.  Christine moved Crawford Insurance from Moravia, IA to Albia, IA in 2016.  Christine enjoys helping customers find the best insurance to fit their needs.  In addition to being an Insurance Agent, Christine is also a Real Estate Agent.  She served on the River Hills Community Health Center Board from 2016-18 and currently serves on various Boards such as the Iowa Maine Association, Monroe County Fair Board and the Extension Council.  Christine attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she is active assisting in teaching Catechism, provide dinners and other areas where she is needed.  Christine is married to her husband, Milton, and they live in Moravia where they row crop and have a cow-calf operation.  They have five daughters and one grandson.  In Christine’s free time she likes to go boating as well as enjoying showing cattle with her daughters.

Doug Wolfer

KMA Steel, LLC./Krazy Metal Art

Doug Graduated from Albia Community High School in 2002. He Graduated from Indian Hills Community College in 2004 with Associates Arts / Science and 3D Virtual Reality Degree. Doug and his wife Crystal have 3 children and has been a long time member of the community. Doug is an owner in several businesses including KMA Steel / Krazy Metal Art, Wolfer Construction, and Wolfer Properties.  Doug supports many Albia youth athletic and creative arts programs in the community. He is also an active member of his church, St. Mary’s.  Doug enjoys hobbies such as golf, bowling, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Doug is seeking membership as a Chamber of Commerce board member because he wants to be part of a group who works to strengthen and support local businesses within the community.  He believes Albia is a very supportive community and a great place to grow a strong and healthy business.

Randell Aeschliman

Benton Avenue Boutique

Randell is from Bloomfield, Iowa and graduated from Davis County High in 2005. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught upper elementary for 5 years and private preschool for 3. Randell and Molly Moore are owners of Benton Avenue Boutique on the Northwest corner of the square in Albia. Randell and her husband, Wes live in Albia and have three sons; Toby, Oliver, and Rory. Together they enjoy spending time golfing, watching movies, and cheering on the Blue Demons. Randell looks forward to becoming more active in the community that her family has found their forever home.

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