Board of Directors
Royce Njos (pronounced NACE) ~ President
Royce currently lives in Belfry with his wife Jackie and their 4 year old daughter, Peyton. Has has been a commercial loan officer at the Bank of Red Lodge since October 2008. They moved to Belfry from Powell, Wyoming where they had been living for the last 12 years. Royce attended Northwest College and also worked in the oil field, the accounting department of Fitch, and for a ranch/cattle genetics facility, before settling into the banking world with Bank of the West.
Glory Mahan ~ Vice President
Glory grew up in Red Lodge and therefore her roots run deep. After retiring from her job in Southern California she returned to Red Lodge and became a volunteer. In addition to the Chamber Board she serves on the Carbon County Historical Society Board, Friends of the Beartooth All American Road and Yellow Ribbon Community Committee. She is a member of the Elks Lodge, Lions, Rotary and VFW Auxiliary. Glory is President of the Red Lodge City Council and is the Parade Director for the Home of Champions Rodeo on the 4th of July.
Trish LaCombe ~ Treasurer
Trish LaCombe is the General Manager of the Comfort Inn of Red Lodge and has served on the Chamber board since 2009. She has resided in Red Lodge since early 2009, but has been employed in the community since 2001. Trish’s belief is that everyone should have the opportunity to share a “little bit of paradise” and enjoy all that Red Lodge has to offer.
Beth Boggio ~ Secretary
Beth has been a long time member of the Red Lodge Rodeo Association and an employee of the Beartooth Billings Clinic, representing both the agricultural and healthcare industry on the Chamber Board of Directors. Beth has worked with an outstanding team of strictly volunteers creating the outstanding Red Lodge Rodeo, 82 years running!
Rhonda Baker’s family comes from Red Lodge and Roberts, so the future of this town is as important to her as the past. Rhonda believes volunteering is a vital part of being in a community, and to this end, she volunteer for the Historical Society, chairing the financial committee at the Hoedown each year. She has been the commerce chair for the Hospital Ball for 12 years, and also works the Humane Alliance fundraiser each year. She has worked at the Feast for the Beasts and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Festival of Nations.
She is the Branch Operations Officer at First Interstate Bank and has been there for 15 years. Her knowledge of non-profits, banking expertise and enthusiasm for the position makes her a solid representative for the Board.
Kathy was born and raised in San Jose, CA and moved to the Red Lodge area more than 11 years ago with her husband and two children. She studied Court Reporting and is a nationally Certified Court Reporter and Closed Captioner. She is the co-owner of the local Red Lodge Books & Tea Bar (since 2001). She was also the co-owner of the Local Rag from 2007-2011. Kathy has co-founded a software company which grew to over 50 employees. Kathy is currently serving on the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary/Beartooth Nature Center Board. She is an active Member of the Red Lodge Main Street/Downtown Merchants Events Committee and has been for more than 8 years, including helping to organize the Christmas Stroll, Spring Fling, Last Blast Weekend and other downtown events. She is a Member of the Beartooth Elks Lodge #534 and has served on the Belfry School Board.
Jody Ronning is a lifetime Montana resident and became a Red Lodge resident when her parents moved to Red Lodge in 1987. Attending college at MSU-Bozeman, Ronning majored in Business Finance and Computer Engineering. Employed as an insurance agent with Beartooth Insurance since 1996, Ronning currently holds the professional designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Insurance Service Representative. Throughout the years, Ronning has been active in the Red Lodge volunteer community, coaching t-ball and Red Lodge Youth Soccer as well as serving on the Red Lodge Area Economic Development and Red Lodge Affordable Housing Boards.
Jeff was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and moved to Bilings at the age of 5. He studied Industrial Electricity at Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT. He now resides in Red Lodge, is married with 2 daughters. Jeff has worked more than 26 years in the Ski industry including rental shop manager, lift electrician and mechanic, nordic center manager, lift manager, and service manager for a lift manufacturer. He has worked at Ski Resorts in Utah, Montana and China, traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Jeff is currently on the Montana Ski Area Association Board and has previously served on the Board of Silver Fork and the Utah Pipeline. Jeff is currently employed as the General Manager of Red Lodge Mountain Resort with more than 250 winter employees and 35 summer employees, working closely with the Forest Service, the City of Red Lodge and County Governments as well.
Tim is very involved in the promotion and marketing of Red Lodge in both his personal and professional life. He has served on the Chamber Board as well as the Yellowstone Country Board. Sherry worked at Red Lodge Mountain for 22 years and has also served on the RLACC Board. They are current members of the Chamber and the Lodging and Merchants Association. Their business, Creative Design Works, has done marketing for the town of Red Lodge, it’s businesses and events through web and print media for over 12 years. They operate www.redlodge.comredlodge.com, Red Lodge’s Official Website and are the publishers of Destination Red Lodge, the towns travel planner magazine. They are also the force behind the Red Lodge Montana and Beartooth Highway Facebook pages as well as their Twitter and Pinterest accounts. Tim’s passion has always been marketing and he feels very fortunate to be able to work at his passion in Red Lodge!