Meet Our Staff
Christina Thrun has served as the Executive Officer of the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association since March of 2015. In her time as the Executive Officer she has helped enhance the Parade of Homes and Home and Garden Show events, helping both events achieve record numbers. She has worked in conjunction with the staff and dedicated volunteers to grow the membership program and is passionate about helping local small businesses be successful. Prior to this role, she was the Development & Marketing Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin for almost 8 years and served as a Business Development Specialist for Western Dairyland’s Women’s Business Center. Previously, Christina also taught part-time as a Sales and Marketing Adjunct Instructor for the Chippewa Valley Technical College and was a part-time Tax Preparer for H&R Block. Christina holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog Bella-Rae, reading, teaching karate, running and boxing, and spending time at the family lakeplace in Northern Minnesota.
Christi Machler was raised in the Chippewa Falls area. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and moved to Hawaii to start her teaching career. Over the past 20 years, she has taught in Hawaii, China, and Eau Claire. Most recently Christi has taught middle school Language Arts for Regis Catholic Schools. While at Regis, she was Teacher-In-Charge, a mentor teacher, forensics coach, chair of the silent auction for the Regis Catholic Schools Auction, and a lead for the system wide accreditation. In her free time, Christi enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, tutoring students, and hiking.
Government Affairs & Workforce Development Intern 715-835-2526