Meet the 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 grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to Idaho to obtain her Bachelors in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Special Events. She has previously worked in the catering industry as well as a member of the special events team for the city of Provo, Utah. She now brings wedding dreams to life at LaBelle Lake and helps to make your day as stress free as possible. In her free time, Annika loves to explore the outdoors through hiking & fishing on the snake river with her husband. She also loves powerlifting at the gym with family and friends. Annika is always up for any challenge and is sure to make your wedding dreams unforgettable.

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Cassidy Atkin

Assistant Manager

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, Atkins Arrangements.  On the weekends she loves being outdoors and fishing with her husband and new baby Sutter


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 other brother Garen.


Kaela Hancock


Kaela is a full-time student at Brigham Young University-Idaho where she just began her junior year. She is majoring in Horticulture with an emphasis in floral design with plans to open her own floral shop after graduation! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, tending to her collection of plants, and traveling to new places.


Erica Welch


Erica grew up in Sugar City, Idaho. She is preparing to graduate this December with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Floral Design. She has experience working in the floral industry and believes it can really add to any event. Working at Labelle Lake she hopes to use her creative eye to help your event become more than you imagined. Growing up in Idaho, Erica quickly found a love for the outdoors. Some of her favorite activities include wakeboarding, snowboarding, playing tennis, and being a certified yoga instructor.


Becca Backstein


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 is studying Recreation Management and BYU-Idaho. Becca loves doing anything outside, but mostly hiking and backpacking!


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