Board of Directors

The Chamber is governed by a volunteer board of directors who serve three year terms. Officers of the Board are elected by the Board and serve for one year.

Board of Directors

Kass Bissmeyer, Chair
Sierra Sisters Design

Kass is the owner and designer at Sierra Sisters’ Designs, a small design company who focuses on web, graphic, and print. She designs and sells her products (cards, mugs, tea towels, and others) throughout the county and in Yosemite National Park. Her husband and their three boys (and one more boy on the way!) love living in and supporting Mariposa County. They enjoy adventuring locally and traveling afar – especially exploring National Parks!

Caroline Briese, Chair Elect
BB’s Catering

Caroline is the owner of BB’s Catering and KAL Estates Venue in Mariposa. She was born and raised in Mariposa and is now raising her two children (Emma 12 and Ethan 9) here with her husband, Undersheriff Briese. Caroline loves cooking, traveling, and being a part of this incredible community.

Sean Inman, Treasurer
Push Inc.

Sean is a Mariposa County local born in the small town of Midpines. Sean and his wife Kara are very active in Mariposa County including running multiple businesses such as the Brick Wall Boutique in downtown Mariposa and a small farm, PUSH Farms along with PUSH bed and breakfast in the boot jack area. Sean is also heavily involved in the industrial hemp market based out of Oregon and frequently travels back and forth. Sean and Kara have started to spread their roots in Mariposa County and are excited to help their home town grow.

Xavier Dubois, Member at Large
evox OmniMedia, PBC

Xav seeks unique ways to inspire individuals to action. He works with leaders to recognize that personal daily choices, and the way we relate to ourselves and to one another, create greater opportunities for social, cultural, and organizational change.  As a senior consultant for KSG Consulting Group, Xav works with For-Profit, Nonprofit and Government Agencies to support Change Management and Staff Empowerment. As founder and CEO of evox Television & Marketplace, Xav brings years of entertainment industry experience to this new conscious media and commerce company. As a B-Corp and member of the SVN Community, Xav and evox is dedicated to transforming the way we interact with entertainment, conscious commerce, community, and the world. From his background producing performance events as a means to activism, with Greenpeace and Amnesty International, evox has emerged as the expression of that pioneering entrepreneurship—an action platform supporting health, sustainability, quality of life, service, the planet, commitment, and connection.

John Ward, Director Emeritus

Campora

 

John has the elite status of Director Emeritus! John is our only Director Emeritus and provides great insight to the Board’s past and decisions that have been previously made. When not spending time with his family and beautiful grandchildren, he also serves as a member of the Car Show committee and is truly

dedicated to making our county the best it can be!

Clay Black
Yosemite Bed & Breakfast

Clay and Joy chose to retire from the corporate world to Mariposa in 2007. They fell in love with the area right away and have enjoyed being involved in church and community affairs ever since. They also started Yosemite Bed and Breakfast in 2007. Watching the Chamber grow in strength and purpose is both encouraging and gratifying.

Kristin Cullen

Merco Credit Union

Kristin Cullen has been serving the community of Mariposa for four years as the Branch Manager for MERCO Credit Union. She has worked in the financial industry for over 14 years. Kristin currently lives in Merced, CA where she was born and raised. She enjoys baseball and loves spending time with her two children Miley & Greyson.

Keith Erikson
The Alley Lounge

Keith owns and operates The Alley Lounge in downtown Mariposa. His wife and four kids moved to Mariposa from Yosemite National Park five years ago. He has been working in the hospitality industry for the last 25 years after his completion of culinary school in New York. In his spare time, Keith enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping.

Rebecca Sullivan
Ridgeline Gallery and Gift

Rebecca is the proprietor of Ridgeline Gallery and Gift as well as Ridgeline BNB. She has lived in many places, but when she moved to Mariposa, she knew this was her forever home. She loves this community and working with the Chamber.

Robert Fox
Posada Mariana Bed & Breakfast

Rob is a retired engineer of the mining and power generation industries. He and his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann, are the owner and operator of Posada Mariana Bed & Breakfast. They have four children and three grandchildren. Rob is committed to helping with economic development in Mariposa County and offers consultations on planning and risk management pro bono for all Chamber members.

Nathan Pyle
The Grove House

Nate is from El Portal and graduated from Mariposa County High school. He studied hotel restaurant management at Northern Arizona University. Nate owns The Grove House, a craft beer and wine bar/ bottle shop. I have a beautiful wife and daughter. I am hoping to make a difference where I grew up.

Dan Forunier
APG Solar

Dan Fournier is a self-motivated fun loving father, husband, and community advocate passionate about photography and the outdoors. He believes that all business’s in Mariposa county are as important as the next, and deserve equal amounts of attention and community support. Dan is a lifelong entrepreneur, excelling at public relations and outreach. For the past few years Dan has been working with APG Solar as an energy consultant, helping families and businesses get out from under big utilities thumb, and enjoy energy independence through onsite renewable energy.