Chief Executive Officer
Billie Crapo was named the CEO of the Elko Area Chamber by the Board of Directors in February 2016. Bringing more than twelve years of professional experience, she has served in multiple roles at the Chamber including Membership Director and Event and Sales Director.
Billie oversees a small staff and works with the Chamber’s Board of Directors to develop and implement long-range goals and strategy for the area’s largest business organization. In her leadership role she is responsible for the finances, business/government relationships, education and member services. Billie has dedicated her professional career to putting pride in our community and to further grow the local economy.
Having grown up and lived in several other mining communities before making her home in Elko has given Billie a unique perspective on the importance of the mining industry to an area. She has strived to create a long-term positive relationship with the mining and mine support companies in her community.
Billie’s passion for the Chamber and the community inspires and motivates others to make the Elko Area a desired location to work, play and live.
Billie serves on the Board of Directors for Friends for Life, the Marketing Committee for Elko Convention and Visitor Authority, Government Affairs Committee, Elko Lions Club and volunteers for numerous non-profit organizations and businesses. She resides in Elko with her husband Steve where they share a blended family of five sons, two daughters in law and three grandsons.
Marketing & Program Coordinator
Emily Anderson grew up in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and has lived all over the state ever since. Emily enjoys her job at the Chamber and working with new and existing community members. Having grown up in a small town, she understands the importance of a community bond and support. She loves coordinating exciting and successful events for local business and community recreation. Emily’s biggest passion is theatre and the arts! When she is not working, you can find her directing, acting, costuming, building, and/or teaching performance art. She is the Executive Director of a local non-profit theatre company that puts on a variety of shows and events. Arts education and exposure is an intricate part of any community’s culture, and she is happy to be a part of Elko’s expanding art community. Emily has received state and national awards for her work with performance arts education. She is excited to get to work closely with Elko’s community members and help them with their business’ success.
Membership Support Coordinator
Meghan Hendrickson was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle and made her journey out west in 2010. She holds a degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, where she took a variety of classes that revealed her passion for working towards the well-being of communities. Meghan is proud to call Elko, Nevada, home, and has found excitement in the opportunity to work with businesses and individuals in her Chamber Membership position. When she is not busy working towards economic well-being, she can be found participating in Elko’s theatrical projects and performances. In fact, she is the Chief Business Officer of a local non-profit theatre company that puts on a variety of shows and events. Meghan believes that participation in the arts plays a pivotal role in any community, particularly in expression, creativity and cultural progress. She is only too happy to use these skills in addressing the needs of existing and new members of the Elko Area Chamber. She is excited to contribute and assist with local area needs and projects.
Member Services/Visitor Center Coordinator
Ashlyn Notestine is an Elko native. After high school she moved to Boise, Idaho and attended Boise State University for two years. She has recently moved back to Elko and is looking forward to being a part of a small, intimate community again. As an employee of the Chamber, Ashlyn is excited to be directly involved in community events and networks. With extensive customer service experience she is happy to help with any questions or concerns our members and visitors may have. When Ashlyn isn’t working, she is spending time with her friends and families or enjoying live music.