About Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce

The Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) is a nonprofit organization established for the benefit of its members in 1958. The Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce strives to support and advance the economic development of local businesses, promote Humboldt County tourism, and support social sustainability while maintaining and enhancing our community’s unique rural lifestyle

About the Board

The board positions are voted on once a year, in December, and anyone interested in serving the local community is welcome to participate! In the meantime, why not join us at one of our monthly board meetings? They are held on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Land Company office, 39008 HWY 299, Willow Creek. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage your input as we strive to make positive changes for our community.

Meet the Board

Meet the hard-working and dedicated volunteers who make up the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce Board. They are local citizens, just like you, who love this area and strive to bring out the best in all they do.

Trina Cardoza, Vice President

Trina Cardoza, President

In June 2008, Trina moved to this area after receiving the Member Services Manager position at Coast Central Credit Union. She has been involved with the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce since 2009. She loves this community and everything it has to offer. The changing seasons, small community vibe and our proximity to the river are some of Trina’s favorite things about this area. She enjoys working with the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce to make our community an even better place to live and work.

Art Tonkin, Secretary

Art Tonkin, Vice President

Born in Renton, Washington, Art moved to Willow Creek with his family in 1951. He has been a very active member of our community since setting up residence here. Art served 23 years as Chief of the Willow Creek Fire Department, served 3 terms on the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District Board, was a partner in Tonkin Construction, managed Napa Auto Parts. Art and Violet have been married 58 years and have 3 children, 6 grandkids, 5 great-grandkids and 2 great-great grandkids! Art most appreciates the country atmosphere in Willow Creek, this place he calls home.

Tangie Markle, President Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce

Tangie Markle, Secretary

Being born and raised in Humboldt County, I developed a sense of community and eagerness to support our local community. The best way I know to do that is to be part of the Chamber of Commerce and have served as either Board President or Board member since 2008. As Broker and Owner of Humboldt Land Company Real Estate I feel even more driven to help our community thrive by being a part of the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce.

Riley Morrison, Board Member

Colin Adams, Board Member

Shannon Hughes, Board Member

Shannon Hughes has lived in Humboldt County for 20 years and moved to Willow Creek in 2010. She has been both an employee and owner of multiple small businesses in the last 13 years in Willow Creek and loves being an active community member and volunteer. Shannon is committed to helping Willow Creek flourish into the future and is proud to live in the Bigfoot Capital of the World!