Board of Directors

2016 Elected Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Sarah Pratt - President
Vice President - Vacant
Hayley Yost - Treasurer
Jennifer Hellman - Secretary/Communications Director
Mitzi Cecrle - Parliamentarian
Heather DePriest- Project Manager
Reporter - Vacant

The Board of Directors of the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce has six seats comprised of the following positions:

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian and Reporter.

The Chinook Chamber originally organized as a group in 1959 and is recognized as a 501c(6) Non-Profit Organization with the Internal Revenue Service.  The group's mission is to promote the well being and growth of Chinook, Montana.

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Sarah Pratt

Sarah Pratt- President

Term Started: 2015

Sarah has been enjoying the few years her family has been in Chinook and happy to continue serving the Chamber. She is proud of the work the Chamber does and excited to see the future accomplishments.  Sarah went to college at Montana State University of Bozeman. Graduated with a major in Business Management and focused in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She is married to Danny Pratt who works at NRCS in town. They enjoy helping the community and spending time with family and friends. They have a toddler boy, Matthias, who keeps them on their toes! Sarah is expecting their second baby in July. She is happy for the changes in her family and the Chamber for 2017!

Vacant, Vice President

Jennifer Hellman

Jennifer Hellman, Secretary & Communications Director
Industry: Service
Term Started: 2009

Jennifer is a great asset to the group by providing support with her Secretarial skills and maintaining the financial aspects and day to day reporting for the Chamber.  Jennifer graduated from Chinook High School in2003.  She then went on to graduate from Beauty school the following year. .

She has one daughter, Kiera, and is the secretary at American Garage in Chinook, as well as working part time at Hair By Jenn at a local salon.

Hayley Yost

Hayley Yost, Treasurer
For You, By Me Events, Owner
Industry: Event Planning
Term Started: 2017

Hayley Yost, For You, By Me Events, Owner

Hayley moved to the Hi-Line in 2010 after attending Carroll College.  She opened her event management business in 2012 after deciding to work from home while raising a family.  In 2016 she became more involved with the community in Chinook after being hired to help with Sugarbeet Festival.  She is very excited for the opportunity to be on the board and be more involved with the community.

Her husband, Eli, works at Heberly and Associates in Havre and they have three kids: Isaac (age 5), Thomas (age 3), and Zoey (age 1).

Mitzi Cecrle

Mitzi Cecrle, Parliamentarian
Little Kritters Daycare, Owner
Industry: Childcare
Term Started: 2015




Heather DePriest

Heather DePriest, Project Manager

Montana Grafix, Owner
American Garage, Owner
Industry: Computers/Automotive
Term Started: 2014

Heather and her husband Scott, own two businesses in Chinook - American Garage and Montana Grafix.  The couple have three children, Dentin, Kolton and Ashtyn and are very active in the Chinook community.  Heather has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce in some fashion since 2006 and she is very proud of the Chamber of Commerce's growth throughout that time.


Reporter - Vacant
Term Started:

The reporter position is vacant - if interested, please contact the president.