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LMCDC Board of Directors meet on the first Monday of the month at the LMCDC office. Meetings have been conducted digitally in the light of the pandemic.



Krystal Thoe

ABCM Corporation, Administrator

Krystal left a midlevel leadership role at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in 2017 to work in long term care, a place that had been calling her for some time. She had worked with the senior population in previous roles and felt a strong urge to do more. Krystal is a licensed nursing home administrator, having passed the board exams through the state of Iowa and is required to complete continuing education yearly for her license.


Krystal is a member of the first mates chamber for Clear Lake, is the Secretary for the Lake Mills Family Fitness Center, and sits on the joint commission advisory board for NIACC. She also participates in many volunteer committees for local community and church events.

"The chamber is so much more than just a networking opportunity. By participating in the chamber you are personally backing other businesses in the collaborative goal to succeed and provide the community with quality resources. The Chamber development supports the community by supporting the businesses that  provide services to the community," said Krystal.


Krystal and her husband live in Ventura Iowa, with their 14-year old son Edan and 9-year old daughter Eva. They enjoy spending time on Clear Lake in the summer and are dedicated boaters. They love to travel to new places and see new things.


Krystal joined the LMCDC Board in 2019, and currently holds the President position. 


Secretary / Treasurer

Angie Thompson

Project Coordinator at WCTA

Fitness Instructor at Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio

Angie has worked at WCTA since the fall of 2017, and has been an instructor with UPFYS since fall of 2018.


She grew up in Lake Mills, moving away after high school. After 21 years away, she returned to the community with her family.


The Thompsons enjoy traveling in their free time.

Angie joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in January of 2019.

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Board Member

Jennifer Spain

Store Manager, David's Foods

Jennifer began her career with David's Foods in Lake Mills in April of 2021. She joined the LMCDC Board to help keep the business connected to the community as well as to meet some other area professionals. 

"The chamber is a great resource for business to come together and have a space for community," said Jennifer.

Jennifer and her daughter enjoy arts and crafts together; Jennifer can knit and crochet, and also enjoys 3D painting.

Jennifer joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in January of 2022.


Board Member

Cathy Bernhard

Insurance Agent, Winnebago Insurance Agency

Cathy started with WIA on January 1, 2004 and is licensed to write Personal, Commercial and Life Insurance. She is involved on the counsel board at St. Patrick's Church.


Cathy enjoys participating in online workouts with Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio, traveling, and spending time with friends, her husband, 2 children, and 4 grand children in her spare time!

Cathy joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in

January of 2019.


Vice President

LuAnn Scholbrock

Partner and  Chief Client Officer, Coloff Digital
Partner and Vice President, Coloff Development Partners

LuAnn Scholbrock is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Media Studies. For over 30 years, her career has focused on partnering with clients for business development, marketing, and sales strategies.  Her success has been built by partnering with hundreds of business clients in focusing on their individual goals and executing custom solutions for their growth by following the client needs analysis system. 


In 2009, Scholbrock began working in Jim Coloff’s companies and has successfully served in leadership, business development, and outside sales roles for Coloff Media, Coloff Digital, and Coloff Development Partners.  As the current Vice President of Coloff Development Partners, and Chief Client Officer for Coloff Digital both in Forest City,  she continues to build on her success by working closely with business leaders on implementing their strategic plans for growth.


Scholbrock currently serves on the State of Iowa Workforce Development Board, Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque Board, and serves on Lake Mills Planning and Zoning Board.


LuAnn and her husband Jim have 3 children, Paul, Matt and Lauren, two daughter in laws, Morgan and Megan and a soon to be son in law, Andrew. LuAnn enjoys running, traveling and reading.

LuAnn joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in 2005 and has held positions including President and Vice President. 

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Board Member

Jaci Olson

Lake Mills Public Library Director, City of Lake Mills

Jaci started her career with the Lake Mills Public Library in July of 2019, where she works to improve and diversify Library offerings for residents of all ages.


Jaci believes the chamber is important to the community for its promotion of Lake Mills businesses and the events, product, and services they offer.


In her free time, Jaci likes to do yoga (supporting Uptown Fitness &Yoga studio!), read, playing her flute and spending time with her family and fiancé, Theo Hultman (White Bear Lake, MN). Jaci is a member of the Lake Mills Public Library book clubs and the Fat Hill Brewing Book Club in Mason City. 

Jaci joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in 2021.

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Board Member

David Taft

Retail Manager, MBT Bank

David Taft began his career with MBT Bank in 2017, joining the chamber shortly after to keep the bank connected with community events as well as to help support the community and businesses in ways beyond his duties at MBT Bank. 

"I think the chamber plays an important role in supporting local business and the community as a whole," said David. 


David enjoys traveling, attending local sports events, and, of course, spending time with his wife and daughters.

David joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in

January of 2018.

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Board Member

Heather Yeoman

Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities, Waldorf University
Owner/Founder of Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio

Heather moved to Lake Mills in 2007 and raised her three children in the community. She has been a fitness instructor and business owner in Lake Mills for 15 years, officially establishing Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio downtown Lake Mills in 2017. She has also worked at Waldorf University for 13 years.

Heather has enjoyed her work and collaboration with the Lake Mills Chamber on both ends: as a member. and as a board member!

"The Lake Mills Chamber is vital to our vibrant community! Our residents love supporting local businesses, but they need to know about them - that's where the Chamber comes in. LMCDC provides a networking structure for area business owners and professional quality promotion via diverse mediums." said Heather. "Uptown Fitness & Yoga received our start-up funds from a LMCDC loan, and we have greatly benefitted from the special events and promotions all year long. I don't know that we would be as strong as we are today without the Chamber's support!" 

Heather and her spouse love spending time teaching classes at UFYS, biking, and hiking.

"I also spend way too much time in my craft room making custom apparel and gifts with my Cricut," said Heather. 

Heather joined the LMCDC Board of Directors midterm in 2018.

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Executive Director

Cassie Johnson

Cassie joined the LMCDC as Executive Director in September of 2015. She entered the position with several years of marketing experience having worked in the marketing department at Waldorf University for several years prior to transitioning to this position.

Cassie grew up in rural Lake Mills and graduated from the Lake Mills Community School before attending NIACC in Mason City, where she played volleyball and pursued an associates degree in business. Cassie later graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelors Degrees in marketing and management and returned to northern Iowa to build a career and start a family. 

Cassie is married to Michael Johnson, who also grew up in rural Lake Mills. Michael farms with his family, and the couple has a rambunctious toddler, Nora, who keeps them busy outside of work. 

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