Port of Chelan

The CTC represents the single largest investment in economic development ever undertaken by the Port of Chelan County. Constructing a facility to cultivate the region's existing technology community and provide a state-of-the-art professional, technical and business training center put the Port and its partners on the map for new and expanding technology companies eager to exchange the confines of major metropolitan areas for the clean, green lifestyle of North Central Washington.

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Meet the Team

Laura Jaecks, CTC Building Manager

Laura Jaecks

Building Manager
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Laura served as Executive Director of Camp Fire USA/North Central Washington Council from 1996 to 2003 and was responsible for council operations Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and half of Adams counties. Her previous career experiences include co-owner and general business manager of The Training Station (currently Gold’s Gym), and general partner in Cascade Investments. Laura has a Masters of Education in Educational Technology, a BS in Accounting from Central Washington University, and an Associates of Arts Degree from Wenatchee Valley College.

Conference Center Coordinator & Administrative Assistant, Tricia Degnan

Tricia Degnan

Conference Center Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
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Tricia Degnan is the Conference Center Coordinator for the CTC meeting center as well as the Administative Assistant to the CTC Building Manager. If you are interested in booking an event at the CTC, have questions about the facility or want to check availability, Tricia is your contact.

Tricia was hired by the Port of Chelan County in 2004 to assist in daily operations at the CTC. Her background includes owning and operating a small business and twenty years experience in office management. Tricia attended Wenatchee Valley College as well as specialized trainings focusing on business administration.

CTC Lead Technician, Debby Thompson

Debby Thompson

Lead Technician
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Debby Thompson is the Lead Technician for the Videoconference Center at the CTC. She is employed by the North Central ESD and contracted to the Chelan County Port to provide technical support for the audio/visual equipment at the CTC. Debby draws from an extensive background and experience with videoconferencing and computer networking. During the construction of the CTC, Debby was instrumental in working with the contractors on the technological needs for the building.

Debby has been a Video Operations Specialist for the North Central ESD since January 2000. She provides videoconferencing support and training to school districts in the North Central region and the ESD. Debby has served on the Polycom User Group board, the Wenatchee School District Tech Committee, and on a state-wide committee to implement new videoconferencing equipment to Washington State school districts. Prior to joining the ESD Tech Team, Debby was a Novell Network Administrator and Microsoft Access database designer for ten years.

Debby lives in East Wenatchee with her husband Kelly, daughter Kelby and son Tristan. Her hobbies include herb gardening, photography and family adventures.

CTC Security Guard Administrator

Mike Zodrow

Security Guard Administrator
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Mike has been with the Port of Chelan County since 2002 and works at the Confluence Technology Center. He previously spent four years with Merchant Patrol Security stationed at Rocky Reach and Rock Island Dams. Mike also worked for Wenatchee Alarm and Security installing cameras and security systems. Mike is specially trained in the operation of the CTC security and fire systems.