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Get to Know Us

Meet the locals behind HEDC! We are a group of committed community members dedicated to the success and growth of Haines. 

Lee Hart

Lee Hart

Executive Director

Lee Hart has managed branding and marketing projects for clients representing local communities, as well as national and international corporations and NGOs.

Sylvia Heinz

Sylvia Heinz

Board Secretary

Image and bio coming soon

Vacant

Vacant

Board Member

TBA

Chip Lende

Chip Lende

Co-Chair

Chip Lende is the owner of the local lumber store and a 35 year resident of Haines.

Scott Doddridge

Scott Doddridge

Board Treasurer

Image and bio coming soon

Vacant

Vacant

Board Member

TBA

Darsie Culbeck

Darsie Culbeck

Co-Chair

Darsie has lived in Haines for 30 years and has experience working in local government, adventure tourism and mineral exploration.

Sean Gaffney

Sean Gaffney

Board Member

Sean has been involved in building businesses and economic development in the upper Lynn Canal for thirty years.