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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.


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.


Kira Martin

Venue Director

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! ( 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.


Annika Frandsen

Venue Manager

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 5 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 water colors, fishing, and power lifting.


Bailee Sessions

Venue Assistant Manager

Bailee is from Idaho Falls, ID. She pursued a year at Utah Tech University, but finished my degree in Business Management Marketing at BYU-I. She met her husband in Rexburg, and was married in April of 2017. Bailee has two babies, Kaden (3), and Lillie (1). Bailee loves weddings and learning how to make them the best experience possible. She also enjoys teaching her babies new things and learning from them as well! 


Becca Backstein

Venue Consultant

Becca is originally from Northern Nevada where she spent her summers in Lake Tahoe. Now she lives in Rexburg with her husband whom she married last year in Seattle, Washington. She has a Bachelors Degree in Recreation Management from BYU-Idaho. Becca loves doing anything outside, but mostly hiking and backpacking!

Ellie Jarnagin

Venue Consultant

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. 


Lisa Hymas

Venue Consultant

Lisa is new to the LaBelle Lake team and is eager to get started! Lisa is excited to work with our LaBelle Lake couples to bring their vision to life! 


Nolan Frandsen

Grounds Crew Manager

Nolan grew up in Upland, California and moved to Idaho to pursue a degree from BYU-Idaho in Construction Management. During his time at BYU-Idaho he met his wife and they now live in Rexburg, Idaho and work together at LaBelle Lake! During his free time Nolan enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and all things outdoor. 

Meet the Interns

Spring 2023

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