Chamber Board

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Chamber Board

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 bachelor’s in Human Services. She worked in marketing for a few years before getting her cosmetology license in 2019 through the Iowa School of Beauty. Kaytlyn co-opened Hair Haven in 2021 and offers a multitude of beauty services. She is a busy mom of 3 kids Kayden, Ivy and Vinny. She enjoys traveling with her partner and spending time at Lake Rathbun with friends and family. Kaytlyn is an active member of The Gate Community Church and The Animal Rescue League of Iowa as an advocate for bully breeds. She was able to start a coalition for the City of Albia to overturn breed-specific laws.

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 See

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 the Communications Coordinator at Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative. She and her husband, Jason, stay busy attending Jason’s stock car races, spending time with family, boating 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 Southern Iowa native, growing up just outside of Melrose on her family’s century farm raising cattle and crops. She has an appreciation for Southern Iowa and the land, which kept her living and working in her small hometown until her move to Marion County for her husband’s career as a full-time Firefighter Paramedic. Her strong community ties keep her traveling back and forth to her family’s farm, her real estate office, and keeps her constantly exploring opportunities for clients all over Southern Iowa. Allyson earned her real estate license in 2019, keeps up on current market information, and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Buena Vista University. Allyson is currently employed as an Office Manager and Realtor (r) for United Country Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate in Albia. Her career duties include a diligent focus on customer service, communication, organization, and marketing. Through this position, she works closely with fellow agents and her and her company’s clients, lenders, attorneys, abstractors, inspectors, and surveyors to find a successful solution for each and every transaction. She is very passionate about farming, community service, and her business of helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. Allyson understands the importance of the decision to buy and sell property. She focuses on helping her clients have the best possible experience through what can be a very emotional process. Her volunteer activities include 2nd Grade Catechist and Co-Faith Formation leader at St. Mary’s Catholic, Church in Albia, Co-Faith Formation leader at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Knoxville, and Treasurer of Monroe County Helping Hands.

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.

Scott Fry

Peoples State Bank – Office of South Ottumwa Savings Bank

Scott is a native and life-long resident of Monroe County and a graduate of Albia Community High School.   He attended Indian Hills Community College and earned a degree in Computer Systems/Networks and then later attended William Penn University earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, graduating summa cum laude.  For the past fifteen years, Scott has spent his career in the insurance industry, first as an insurance agent in Ottumwa and then eventually traveling the state of Iowa performing various marketing functions for insurance companies.   Recently, Scott did a mid-career pivot within the financial services industry and is now a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer for Peoples State Bank in Albia.   Now that he is working in Albia, he is very excited to jump in and become more involved in the community and its betterment.

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