Join us in welcoming Idaho as our latest Professional Chapter!
The Idaho Chapter was established by like-minded professionals from around the state who are leveraging their diverse experiences to change the perception of mining in the 21st century.
We look forward to supporting and promoting their efforts to educate Idaho citizens about mining’s contributions to modern life, inform decision-makers about the industry’s priorities and challenges, and make mining career information accessible to new audiences.
Idaho Chapter Leadership
Emily Hagenah – President
Emily brings 11 years of experience in recruiting within the mining industry. She holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry and a certification in employment law. Emily worked in Nevada mining for 6 years where she participated in numerous networking and educational community awareness events. She grew up in Idaho where her family has a long history of mining in the Silver Valley.
Brittany Lock – Vice President
Brittany is an Emmy-winning local journalist who now utilizes her 6+ years of written and interpersonal communication experience to oversee the public and investor relations of Phoenix Copper Limited. Brittany was raised in Idaho and graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Brittany utilizes her personal and professional background to develop communication materials, coordinate efforts, and encourage outcomes that support a responsible and robust domestic mining industry.
Tricia LaRue – Treasurer
Tricia currently serves as the Sr. Permitting Specialist at Integra DeLamar. She has a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Land/Area Development Management. She just recently moved to the industry side after 20 years of consulting as a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and permitting specialist. As a consultant, she led the development of various mine and reclamation plans, feasibility studies, mine plan amendments, and exploration drilling plans for mines in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Utah. She has enjoyed seeing the mining industry from different perspectives and looks forward to increasing diversity in the mining community.
Kelly Gallogly – Secretary & Alternate National Rep
Kelly grew up as an Army brat having moved over 18 times, living in 7 states and even living overseas in Europe for a few years. In her travels she came to enjoy collecting rocks, and in her senior year of high school, Kelly took a Geology class which amplified her passion for mining. She went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Geology from Colorado State University in 2017. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Montana and started her career as a Mine Geologist for Sibanye Stillwater, where she worked for two years. Seeking to expand her knowledge of ore deposit geology, she moved to the Idaho Silver Valley- Silver Capital of the World – and pursued a position with Hecla at the Lucky Friday Mine. After one year of working in grade control, Kelly settled in at the Golden Chest mine for Idaho Strategic Resources. Since starting with Idaho Strategic Resources, she has developed the grade control program from the ground up and is now the Lead Mine Geologist while also assisting in Exploration, open pit ore control, development, and core logging. Kelly feels that working in mining is her dream role and that geology has a place, not only in her work life but also in her personal life. She loves to inspire and educate others, whether it be children or adults, and is honored to be a part of WIM and be more actively involved in the mining community.
Emily Fredericks – National Rep
Born and raised in the Idaho panhandle, Emily began her career in mining by spending 5 years underground at the Galena Mine in Wallace, Idaho. She recently started as a grade control geologist at Red Dog Mine in northwestern Alaska. She has experience in both exploration and core logging, as well as underground and open pit production and grade control. She graduated with a Bachelors in Geoscience in 2021, and enjoys spending her time off outdoors, preferably around cool rocks
Jessica Joyner – National Rep
Jessica is an experienced senior project manager with technical expertise in environmental and safety programs. Her unique skillset includes development of Environmental Management Systems, compliance programs, permitting management, program oversight and assessment, and strategic regulatory program development for mining, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and infrastructure projects and industrial facilities. She is a successful project manager with proven delivery and excels with agency and team communications. Jessica has been responsible for permitting numerous large EPC and infrastructure projects.