• Meet-Our-Staff.png
  • Nikki.jpg
  • Nikki Russell, Administrative Assistant Nikki Russell, Administrative Assistant



    Nikki became the Administrative Assistant in September of 2022. She is excited for the opportunity to work with the chamber, the new and existing chamber businesses, and in the delightful community of Thief River Falls.

    As the Administrative Assistant, Nikki manages the front office, along with invoicing, bookkeeping/filing, communications with Chamber Members, accounting for Chamber Bucks and Digi-Bucks, as well as assisting the Chamber's Executive Director as needed.

  • X-4-w1920.jpg
  • Vanessa Skadsem Executive Director Vanessa Skadsem Executive Director



    Vanessa became the Executive Director in June 2022.  

    "I look forward to working with our Chamber members and our Thief River Falls community. I am very excited for the opportunity to get to know all local businesses and help them thrive in our wonderful community."

    As the Executive Director, Vanessa oversees all Chamber activities-- fostering business-to-Chamber relations, is the liaison to the Chamber Board, plans and coordinates all Chamber events, maintains the Chamber's social media pages and helps with marketing efforts, recruits new Chamber members, oversees Chamber sub-committees,  manages public relations for the Chamber and is the Chamber spokesperson.