Skagway Development Corporation
Board of Directors
- President – Mike Healy
- Vice-President – Lynn Herbig
- Treasurer -- Paul Taylor
- Secretary – Cori Giacomazzi
- Members-at-Large - Julene Fairbanks & Chris Ellis
Community Development Services Board of Directors
- Member-at-Large – John Warder
- Trisha M. Sims
"Quality economic development programs are nothing if they are not consistent. The best programs have very little board or staff turnover, and are tenacious in remaining focused on the task at hand." – International Economic Development Council
PRESIDENT: Michael Healy - Entrepreneur and Owner of Several Small Businesses
Prior to coming to Skagway, Mike was a general manager for a medium sized hotel chain in the Midwest. He also has worked as a bookkeeper for several smaller motels. Mike graduated from Black Hills State University in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Small Business Management. Mike came to Skagway in 2003 when he and his partners opened Glacial Smoothies & Espresso, serving hot and cold beverages. The business has expanded and is now a year-round operation serving food & beverages. Mike also owns commercial lease properties in the heart of downtown. Mike’s latest endeavor is the purchase of the Skagway Brewing Co., which he re-opened in 2007. Along the way he has been employed as a tour guide and construction worker in Skagway.
VICE PRESIDENT: Lynn Herbig - Port Agent: Cruise Line Services
Lynn has lived in Skagway since 1988. She worked for TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc for 12 years ; starting as a dock representative involved in public relations with the cruise ship representatives and the passengers; ending as tour manager responsible for all dock operations. Lynn worked for two years as a caregiver for the Little Dippers Day Care and also served as an officer of the Skagway Child Care Council for eight years . She is currently working for Cruise Line Agencies as a Port Agent, coordinating operations between the cruise ships and the port facilities. She is Past Madam President of the Eagles Auxiliary, after serving two years. She is Chairwoman of the Fran DeLisle Breast Cancer Fund, an organization established to financially help the citizens of Skagway diagnosed with cancer. Lynn’s marketing and management skills are valuable assets in SDC’s efforts to encourage new year round businesses in Skagway.
TREASURER: Paul Taylor
SECRETARY: Cori Giacomazzi - Owner: Lillith Moon and The Wandering Wardrobe
MEMBER AT LARGE: Julene Fairbanks - Owner: You Say Tomato
MEMBER AT LARGE: Christine Ellis - Owner: Pine Country Yard & Garden, LLC.
MEMBER AT LARGE (SDC- CDS): John Warder - Retired, National Park Service
John has lived in Skagway for more than 20 years and recently retired from the National Park Service. John was the Chief of Maintenance and has extensive experience with budget development, project management and organizational administration. John is currently very busy working on his home and becoming involved in community organizations. John’s continued work on the Dahl Memorial Clinic Board of Directors has been appreciated by the Clinic and the other Board members.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Trisha M. Sims
Trisha arrived to Skagway in 1996, fresh out of high school and looking for new adventures and a way to pay for college. She fell in love with the community, rich history and beauty of the region. She had spent most of her first 11 years living and working in Skagway seasonally, but has been a year round resident since 2007. She worked toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Sales and Marketing from Weber State University in Odgen, Utah. Prior to joining the Skagway Development Corporation, she worked at White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad in various positions and was a Tour Guide for the Skagway Streetcar Company for 7 seasons.