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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.

Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards

Board Secretary

Jessica Edwards owns and operates adventure travel business Haines Rafting Company with her family.

Darsie Culbeck

Darsie Culbeck

Board Member

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

Greg Schlachter

Greg Schlachter

Board President

Greg runs two adventure travel businesses in Haines and enjoys collaborating with his fellow board members on ways for Haines to reach its economic potential.

Chip Lende

Chip Lende

Board Treasurer

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

Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen

Board Member

Scott Hansen and his family own and operate a commercial vegetable farm.

Sue Chasen

Sue Chasen

Board VP

A Haines retiree, Sue has 30 years of experience managing energy and environmental projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Sean Gaffney

Sean Gaffney

Board Member

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