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Meet Our Team

Our LaBelle Lake staff are experts at hosting weddings and special events and are committed to customer satisfaction. We bring the utmost professionalism and passion to our work and guarantee you will love what we do for you. Contact us to schedule a tour or meeting where you can meet our talented team in person.

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Jim and Shannon Youngstrom

Venue Owners

LaBelle Lake all began in 1989 when Jim and Shannon Youngstrom purchased a large piece of land next to the Snake River. They had one little daughter at the time and one more on the way.  The young couple started building their dream home in 1993. Jim and Shannon always encouraged their children to follow their dreams and work hard. They have been great examples of dreaming, building and never giving up. Since the beginning Jim has never stopped designing, creating and building this gorgeous log cabin and surrounding area. Together the couple raised six talented and successful children in this home and now are ready to share it with the world.

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Kira Martin

Venue Vice President

Kira is the daughter of the owners Jim and Shannon Youngstrom. She grew up at LaBelle Lake helping build it up with her family. She helped turn the family home into a beautiful wedding and retreat venue in 2017. Along with managing and marketing LaBelle Lake, Kira is the videographer here and loves capturing moments so her clients can relive favorite memories over and over again! (vimeo.com/kiramartin) Kira enjoys CrossFit, spending time with her kids and husband, camping, traveling, and photography along with running her and her husbands local businesses The Rock Gym - Rexburg and Teton CrossFit.

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Annika Frandsen

Venue Director

Annika has worked with hundreds of couples to make their wedding day unforgettable. She knows the ins and outs of LaBelle Lake and can tackle the big picture as well as fine-tune intimate details. After 9 years in the wedding industry, she still gets teary-eyed during ceremonies and parent dances. Annika's favorite part about working in weddings is seeing everything come together, creating the couple’s perfect day!  

 

In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband Nolan and her Boarder Collie/Heeler mix Delta. She also enjoys painting with watercolors, fishing, and powerlifting.

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Laura Davies

Venue Manager

Laura was born and raised in Idaho and is happy to still call Idaho home. Family is at the heart of Laura's story, with four beautiful children adding joy and meaning to her life. Laura has worked in the customer service industry for over 25 years and is excited to work in the wedding and event industry!

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Ellie Jarnagin

Event Coordinator

Ellie is from Mesa Arizona and just graduated college with a degree in Business Management Marketing at BYU-Idaho. She married her husband in 2021 and just had her first baby in the beginning of 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, swimming, hiking, and drinking Dr Pepper. She has always dreamed of owning her wedding venue and after completing her internship at LaBelle Lake is excited to be a part of the team. 

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Nick Carter

Marketing Manager

Nick is from Idaho Falls, Idaho and has always loved creating. Whether its with photography, videography, or music he loves to use his imagination to create! Nick has been involved in the Digital Marketing space for about 4 years! His introduction to Marketing started as a Content Creator and evolved into a focus on SEO, META, and Email Advertising.

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Savannah Smith

Event Coordinator

Savannah is from Colorado and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at BYU-I, studying Dance, Communication, and Event Management. Savannah has been managing events since she was 16 and thrives as a hostess. Savannah married her high school sweetheart in 2022 and together, they like to go camping or eat at Black Bear Diner. She is beyond excited to be part of the magic LaBelle Lake creates!

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