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Chip Massie

Executive Director
Klamath County Chamber of Commerce

Charles-chip-massie-executive-director-klamath-county-chamber-of-commerceCharles "Chip" Massie was born and raised in Marin County, California. He studied at Indian Valley College before transferring to DeAnza College in Cupertino, CA to pursue a degree in Theater Arts. He then moved to Los Angeles and partnered in a small theater company for three years. In the mid 80's, he moved to Modoc County and opened a Bed and Breakfast Restaurant in Ft. Bidwell, CA. This led to an opportunity to open a restaurant in Alturas, CA called the Pizza and Pasta Place on April 1st, 1989. This restaurant led to the opening of Antonio's Cucina Italiana in Klamath Falls in early 2001. The Alturas restaurant is still in operation.

While in Alturas, Chip served on the Alturas City Council and was a representative to the Superior California Economic Development District. Chip also served as an active member of the Modoc County Chamber of Commerce, co-founded the Great Historic Hotel Bicycle Race, co-founded the Alturas Hot Air Balloon Festival, served as the President of the Alturas Community Theater, Inc and Modoc Performing Arts Theatre, served as program coordinator for the Modoc Arts Council, and developed the Modoc High Country Amphitheater.

Since his move to Klamath Falls, Chip has served on the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 3 years, been an active Rotarian for 2 years, and has been actively involved as a theatrical director and volunteer at the Ross Ragland Theater.

Heather Tramp

Program and Marketing Coordinator
Klamath County Chamber of Commerce

Heather joined the Chamber staff in August 2008 as the Marketing and Program Coordinator. Prior experience has provided an opportunity to build excellent communication, project management, and problem-solving skills. Most recently, Heather served as a project coordinator managing various projects through to completion in a deadline driven environment.

She has a strong background in customer service, serving as a Customer Care training coordinator. In this capacity, Heather helped identify areas for improvement and then developed curriculum to provide solutions. She delivered the curriculum in classroom settings as well as online via webinars. Heather has also worked in law offices as a legal assistant. She believes the success of a community relies on its citizens and encourages people to get involved.