2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Manager of Community Waste Solutions
I’ve long understood that business and free enterprise are the engines that drive any successful community and as such I’m proud to serve the chamber membership in looking for new and innovative ways of adding value to our association and business community. I remain a staunch advocate for any legal business and look to build partnership-type relationships with local and state government, as well as local and regional business interests.
Board Vice President
Owner Haines Hitch-UP RV Park
My wife Laura and I have loved camping for many years. We first started camping when our two children were very young. We traveled all across the country creating wonderful memories. In 2018 we decided to turn our passion for camping into our career. We love Haines and moved here full time in 2022. I joined the Chamber of Commerce because I believe in small business and I want to see all businesses in this town thrive. I believe if we work together we will all succeed.
Loan Officer at First National Bank Alaska
I’m proud to serve the Haines business community as acting Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce. I moved to Haines in 2018 and have been a student of finance and banking for eight years now. My experience banking in Haines is well suited to a unique and valuable pro-business viewpoint.
Co-Owner of Blacking Construction INC
Owner of Alaska Rod's
I'm Rodney Hinson, and along with my wife Rhonda, we own and operate Alaska Rod's. I have been doing custom knives for 15 years, and we have had our store on Main Street for 11 years. We have the work of over 100 artists and craftsmen from Alaska and the Yukon.
Over the years, we have bought out a few other businesses, including The Great Alaska Soap Company and Alaska Mud Fudge. As a result, I make over 30 flavors of fudge, many of which we mail all over the United States and Canada.
I want to help our community by ensuring our local and state governments know our needs and concerns.
I also want to ensure business owners understand the need to be open when events happen in town.