VCTC Mission: VCTC develops long-term assets that pay dividends to our communities over time.
Assets may be natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and/or built. VCTC projects benefit the entire community, especially those most in need. VCTC accomplishes all community projects and programs through partnerships with individuals and organizations.
VCTC is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community development
Reviving derelict infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges any community faces. Done properly, reviving infrastructure will transform your community providing needed services, opportunities for employment, opportunities for business ownership, increased property values, etc.
Contact VCTC to learn how you can become a partner and take control in rebuilding your community.
Every community faces the challenge of limited resources. VCTC Events aim to attract tourism, while providing local citizens unique recreational opportunities.
Contact VCTC to learn how you can become a partner and help take control of bringing your event to your community.
Non-Profit Organizations are working tirelessly to improve our world. NPO's provide creative solutions to the greatest challenges facing our communities. Most NPO's are underfunded to meet their greatest potential.
Contact VCTC to learn how your organization can become a partner and take control of raising the funds your organization needs to fulfill your goals.
Small businesses are the heart of our local economy. Small business owners are leaders of our community and are a major part of the local community culture. VCTC is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help our local small businesses succeed.
VCTC provides the tools for small business success including business planning, consultation, marketing, accounting, and more. VCTC's goal is to help you transform your small business dreams into reality.
CEO & COO
Tom, VCTC co-founder, has over a decade of business development, and non-profit leadership. Tom's passions include special olympics coaching, community development projects, and helping others succeed.
Bethany always had the dream of living in a small town, restoring an old house while educating tiny humans. Her passion for education and being a lifelong learner lead her to obtain a Masters in Education with Special Education and Elementary Education Credentials. Bethany recently left the field of education to share her talents, interests, and passions with VCTC.
Tom & Bethany married in October 2022, and proudly work together as CEO/COO of this amazing organization.
President, Board of Directors
Summer has been teaching at the college level since 2007--on campus, online, and leading short term study abroad courses. Her research interests are wide ranging, from sustainable best business practices, to marketing research, to quantitative methods to all topics in management. Her doctorate is in business ethics. When not teaching, she enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, woodworking, photography, adventures with her husband, and being a mother to two active children. She is a rural NE Iowa native, but has traveling feet. VCTC allows her creativity to thrive while also supporting her local community.
"Traveling is still the most intense mode of learning"-Kevin Kelly
To learn more about her research, educational background, and experience, please view her Linkedin profile.
Member, Board of Directors
Hello I’m Corey Lott.
I’m from Reinbeck Iowa. I am happily Married to My amazing Wife Angela of 24 years. 2 grown boys, Austin and Hunter. I am a truck driver at Ryder Logistics in Waterloo.
I enjoy time with the family hunting, fishing, camping. Big 49ers fan.
I support the VCTC/ Opera House because it is great for the community. The Opera House gives people a great place to come together for events of all kinds in a beautiful historical building.
Member, Board of Directors
Howdy! I’m the Quality Assurance Coordinator for CHOICE Employment Services in Decorah. I also do respite work for Circle of Life Missions, Strawberry Point. I love reading, researching, bargain shopping, shooting the blarney, and volunteering with various local nonprofits. My deep love for Volga and VCTC stems from growing up since age two in this small, enchanted village where people knew and cared for everyone. It has always been a memory-making place, especially with the Opera House as the primary landmark and entertainment center. I’m so delighted to help others make memories in Volga by assisting VCTC in bringing in a wide spectrum of top-notch events for all ages and by creating new entertainment venues that complement the amenities of the Opera House. - Kimberly Jo Hurley
Member, Board of Directors
Bio Coming Soon.
Event Host, VCTC Leader
Bio coming soon.
Event Host, Volga City Diesel Show & Earlville Takeover
I host/founder of Volga City Diesel Show and Earlville Takeover with more to come. I enjoy diesel performance and shows, most of my summer consists of working for PCI moving dirt and traveling to diesel shows all over the states. Interests are being on the river, Lake of the Ozarks, boating, truck/car shows, sled pulls, anything that involves power and burnouts! I’m glad to be partnered with VCTC because 9 years ago my shows were in parking lots and always got hassled. VCTC helped these events by giving me the place of paradise to allow my show to grow. In 7 years, we have grown to nearly 700 people and are now two days. The behind the scenes support from VCTC is amazing, always striving to build and take all shows to the next level.