About Us

Johnston County is just about the most perfect place in all of Oklahoma! We have amazing natural resources, great stores to shop, plenty of churches to praise the heavens and raise the roof, our restaurants are wonderful and the locals are so friendly! If you are looking for a super place for a vacation, you've found the right spot! If you are thinking about moving here we have been waiting for you, and if you are considering opening or moving your business to our county, we wonder what is taking you so long.

The Johnston County Chamber exists solely to support the communities it serves. It is governed by a twelve-member board of directors who are all local business and community leaders who have a heart for progress, while preserving what makes us so special. Just give the office a call at 580-371-2175 if you have questions about vacationing, relocating, business or economic development.

Executive Director

Jesi has spent much of her life as a Tishomingo resident.  A 1998 graduate of Tishomingo High School and 2003 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Human Environmental Science. She and her husband, Jay, have three children. Jesi is passionate about Johnston County and looks forward to many exciting adventures with the Chamber of Commerce.

Jesi Jackson

Executive Director

Board of Directors


Joni Trosin


Joni Trosin moved to Oklahoma in 2008 and has lived and worked in the Tishomingo/Durant area. She grew up in a rural setting in Texas, but lived in the "big city" for a long time, and is happy to get back to her roots and enjoy the country life again. Joni's professional career has covered the areas of teaching, behavioral health, higher education, and most recently outreach. Joni and her husband, Harry, enjoy working on their 30 acres and taking care of their animals. When they aren't working, they enjoy spending time with their 4 sons and their families or with friends and extended family. Joni wants to be a part of helping the community grow and in supporting the people of Johnston County in whatever way she can.


Kenny Power

Vice President

Kenny has lived in Johnston County since 1992 and currently serves as Johnston County EMS Director. He has a heart to serve others, proven by his many years of service in public health and safety. Kenny and his wife, Stacy, enjoy a Sunday routine of church, lunch at Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant, and a movie at The Indie Cinema.


Shelley Boyd


Shelley Boyd is 42 years young and has lived in Johnston County her whole life. Shelley has two sons, Cody and Tyler. 

Shelley is the manager of Maxey Insurance in Tishomingo.  Shelley is involved with the Tishomingo Community JOM Program, which has been chosen as the Chickasaw Nation Exemplary JOM Program for 2019-2020. 

Shelley loves living in Johnston County. It is such a beautiful place, but that can be forgotten when you see it every day. Shelley tries to give back whenever possible, and works hard at letting people know how awesome it is to be in Johnston County and all the things we have to offer!


Donovan Stowe


Donovan Stowe has lived in Tishomingo and worked with Martin Marietta for 19 years, currently serving as the manager of mobile fleet for the Northern Region of its Southwest Division.  He is a graduate of Mill Creek High School, and he and his wife, Misty, have three kids who attend Tishomingo School - Isiah, Alandra, and Seth.  He is very involved in the community, including activities with the Lions Club, Tishomingo Athletic Booster Club, coaching little league football and baseball, park and town clean ups, and alumni football.


Jazz Estep

Board Member


Scott Hutchings

Board Member

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Kelcey Upton

Board Member

Has lived in Tishomingo for almost 30 years and works for the Chickasaw Nation where she aptly serves as Festival and Community Activities Manager. Kelcey and her husband Bryant have three children, Spencer, Natalea, and Carli.


Ezekiel Walker

Board Member

Ezekiel Walker is Chickasaw and was born and raised in Mill Creek, Oklahoma. For the past 17 years, Ezekiel has been living in Santa Monica, California, where he works as a T.V. Producer. In 2015, Ezekiel and his partner saw the rental housing need in Tishomingo, and they turned that into an opportunity to renovate and build. Ezekiel believes that Tishomingo's possibilities are endless, and that's what lead him to open Mulberry Wine Bar and The Mulberry Inn. Ezekiel is excited for what the future holds for Tishomingo, and he's motivated to open more businesses and build more housing. Ezekiel feels honored to serve on the Chamber, "I love to be apart of this awesome team of people. They are doing good things for Tishomingo".


Chad Chancellor

 Board Member


Kelly Thetford

Board Member

Kelly attended Tishomingo Public Schools from 1st grade on, graduated in 2004, and attended Murray State College. Her love for retail truly began when she was hired at The Pink Pistol in 2013, eventually moving up to store manager and buyer before it closed in 2016. She then began a home-based clothing business and finally opened her first brick-and-mortar in Tishomingo in 2017. She married her husband, Chris, in that same year and they raise three sons together. She is focused on growth for businesses and looks forward to working with local merchants to build closer partnerships.


Charllotte Pope

Board Member


Misty White

Board Member

Misty Wyatt White grew up in Tishomingo and lived her first 21 years of life here. She attended Tish and Murray State College before moving north to attend the University of Oklahoma. She has spent the last 12 years in the Dallas metro area with her husband and three children, Aly (25), Reed (19) and Tinley (8). They have recently moved back home to be closer to family and raise Tinley in Tishomingo. She is the Co-Owner of the Reefers and will be opening HOME Décor & Café this summer in Downtown Tishomingo. She sees the bright future of Tishomingo and looks forward to expanding the businesses in this community. 


Stephanie Henry

MSU Representative

Stephanie a graduate of Tishomingo High School and Murray State College is the appointed representative of Murray State College to the JCCC board. Stephanie has two sons. She manages Murray on Main boutique.


Denise Blasko

Board Member

Owner, Blue Bird Bakery.