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 and meeting at our venue, where you can meet our talented team in person.


Jim and Shannon Youngstrom


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

LaBelle Lake 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

LaBelle Lake 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.


Cassidy Atkin

Senior Venue Representative

Cassidy is a senior at BYU-Idaho studying event planning with an emphasis in small business and floral design. Along with working at LaBelle Lake, Cassidy  owns her own floral business, Atkin Arrangements.  On the weekends she loves being outdoors and fishing with her husband and new baby Sutter.


Becca Backstein

Venue Representative

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!


Kenadee Taylor

Venue Represenative

Kenadee has spent half of her life growing up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the other half moving from state to state which was quite the adventure! She is a junior at BYU-Idaho studying Catering and Event Planning along side Photography and Communications of Visual Media. In her free time she enjoys climbing, hiking, and taking photos!


Britton and Brigham Youngstrom

Tomahawk Throwing Instructors

Britton and Brigham are two of the 6 siblings raised at LaBelle Lake. They are incredible when it comes to throwing and teaching the skill of tomahawk throwing. They both competed in high levels of gymnastics and are very competitive with each other. They help Jim with projects on the grounds and own and operate Youngstrom Log Home Crafters with their older brother Garen.


Cambria and Justin Anderson

Ground Crew

Cambria is the youngest daughter of Jim and Shannon. She is a Senior studying Recreation Management at BYU-I. When she married Justin at the end of 2020 he jumped right into being a part of LaBelle Lake! They both help with tomahawk throwing, set up, landscaping, and more.


Chynna Johns

Fall Intern

Chynna is a senior at Brigham Young University- Idaho studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She comes from a big family of 7 siblings. She loves spending time with her family, adventuring outdoors, and cooking.


Hailey Brown

Fall Intern

Hailey grew up in Durango, Colorado and is now living in Rexburg Idaho attending Brigham Young University-Idaho and studying Communications. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and basically anything outdoors. She is excited to get some hands-on experience in this amazing industry and really learn how everything goes together.