Introducing your 2017 Board of Directors!
Left to Right: Larry Osborn, Michelle Glaze, TJ Fruichantie, Jennifer Salmonsen, Mike Olsen
I am Michelle Glaze, proud to represent the Star Chamber of Commerce as your President. I have had the pleasure of serving on the board for the past three years, having volunteered as a member for years prior to that.
As an Idaho Power Customer Service Representative, I’m proud to work every day to provide exceptional service to our customers in Star and other communities throughout the Treasure Valley. Since joining the company in 2002, I’ve had career opportunities in our Customer Service, Meter Support and Customer Relations & Energy Efficiency departments.
Volunteering is important to me. I feel a strong compassion for helping others and a sense of responsibility to give back to the communities where I live and work. I am also an active member of the Meridian Chamber, serving as an Ambassador, as well as serving my 4th year on the Meridian Arts Commission and the 1st year as Vice Chair.
I was raised in Idaho and am truly grateful to grow up in such a beautiful state where my parents taught me to appreciate the outdoors, enjoying all Idaho has to offer. I raised my daughter here with the same appreciation. When I’m not working, I am riding my motorcycle, admiring old cars & creating art. I love spending time with family and caring for my animals. I believe we have a great Board of Directors this year and look forward to the positive change!
1st Vice President & Treasurer
I am Larry Osborn, Vice President 1 for the Star Chamber of Commerce. I am a 1986 graduate of Ozark Christian College and received his Masters in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University in 2011. I have been a Youth Minister for 37 years. I am currently the Youth & Outreach Minister at LifeSpring Christian Church in Star Idaho. I have a passion to introduce as many students as possible to God’s grace and teach them to love God and act like Jesus. “If you can change youth, you can change the world.”
Some of my community involvement has included serving on a school board, Firefighter/ Chaplain and team leader for a Critical Incident Stress Management Team. I have also worked with High Schools in various areas, including the homework hut which is a program to have peers help students with their academic work. I have has spoken at many camps, Conferences and been a seminar speaker at conventions. I also enjoy refereeing Volleyball, playing disc golf and fishing. I have been married to Heather for 33 years and we have four beautiful girls: Klarissa, Annah, Judy, and Carryn.
2nd Vice President
I am Mike Olsen, Vice President 2 with the Star Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. I relocated to the Treasure Valley with my wife and 2 daughters in December of 2012, previously residing in a suburb of Seattle, and recently moved to Star. We discovered Eagle and Star several years ago and decided that this is where we wanted to continue to raise our children and enjoy life outside of a busy, congested, and heartless big city. We very much enjoy the community spirit and the cohesion of the local businesses here in Idaho.
I am a Star business owner, owning MQI Home Improvement LLC as well as Mike Olsen Photography. My professional background has been general business management with a focus on operations, process improvement, customer retention, and team development in several industries including automotive and construction.
In addition to being a Board member of the Star Chamber of Commerce, I served on the Eagle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as the Eagle Historic Preservation Commission. I currently chair the City of Star Beautification and Pathways Committee, serve on the West Valley Little League Board of Directors, and coach girls’ softball. I have been a volunteer consumer arbitrator for 22 years with the Better Business Bureau as well.
My wife and daughters and I enjoy traveling and exploring the great outdoors. We love to visit places new to us and study the history or our surroundings. My passions in life are photography and any opportunity to help charitable organizations and our local business entities. My mantra is “Pay It Forward.”
I am excited to be part of this community and thank all of you for your trust in me to contribute to the Star Chamber of Commerce leadership team!
Secretary & IT/Social Media Manager
Hi, I’m TJ Fruichantie, Secretary for the Star Chamber of Commerce. In October of 2000, I moved from a small town in Nevada to the beautiful State of Idaho. It was here that I met my wife. We have 4 amazing kids; two girls and two boys that keep us busy in our “spare” time.
I started Meticulous Man Services LLC, a local residential cleaning service, in 2011 and joined the Star Chamber of Commerce in 2014. Since then, I have helped the Chamber by donating my time to help with both the website and social media accounts. As a business owner, I understand the importance of having a good presence online.
As a husband, father, and business owner, I believe our work is meant to serve our life and not the other way around. Our business, the work we do, only has meaning and purpose when it allows us the ability to live focused on what matters most to us. Working towards something greater than ourselves and seeing what we do impact the lives of others, both today and tomorrow.
That’s why I’m excited to be part of the Star Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, working toward a better tomorrow by promoting business success and growth. As businesses succeed so does our families and our community.
Board Member & Advertising/Marketing Consultant
I am Jennifer Salmonsen and I’m excited to serve as an Officer on the Star Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! My family and I moved from Meridian to Star in 2015 at which time I immediately joined the Star Chamber of Commerce. I believe that being a Chamber member is a vital step to building strong relationships within the Star business community.
I grew up in the mining city of Gillette, Wyoming. In 1999, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. I have owned and operated Penrose Advertising for the last 12 years. I enjoy the creativity required, flexible hours, and challenging myself to grow.
This year marks my 16th anniversary to my husband Rick. I couldn’t be deeply involved in all of my volunteering endevours without his support and am extremely grateful for him. We have a witty 12 year old son who attends Eagle Middle School and a spunky 7 year old daughter who attends Star Elementary. We also have a dog named Tucker who likes to think he is the center of our family.
I am passionate about the community and serving to make Star a better place to work, live and play. Besides serving on the Chamber Board of Directors, I also serve as the Chair for the Economic Development Committee. I am excited to continue with this committee and help bring economic growth to our community. I also spend time as a hospice volunteer with Horizon Home Health and Hospice and serve on the COMPASS Pubic Participation Workgroup.
When I’m not working, volunteering, or with family and friends, I enjoy spending time outdoors, practicing yoga, learning new things and talking with others. I truly look forward to helping businesses succeed through the Star Chamber of Commerce. Please reach out to me any time!