The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce got a new Executive Director this month. Trista Barka just completed her second week on the job. She is a Rushford-Peterson High School graduate whose husband, Adam, is from Litchfield. They moved to Sleepy Eye several years ago after Adam was hired at Christensen Farms as an Environmental Resource Manager. Barka had been selling insurance in New Ulm before being hired as the Sleepy Eye Chamber Director, and says she has felt very welcomed by the community. She enjoys playing golf and running in her spare time, and plans to run her first half-marathon in May.