Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of representatives from associations and agencies having a stake in tourism locally. Each group appoints their own Board member.

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Board of Directors

Laurie Anderson (Pacific County LTAC, President)

360.642.2442

innkeeper@theshelburneinn.com

Terms expire: Officer:12/31/17, Director:12/31/18

Laurie is an original member of the Pacific County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and a decade-long member of the Visitor Bureau’s board. Along with her husband, David Campiche, Laurie has owned and operated the Shelburne Inn in Seaview since 1977 and China Beach Retreat in Ilwaco since 1998. Laurie has been board president of Select Registry and is a Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild board member. Laurie has lived in Pacific County for 36 years. When not overseeing the historic inn and its up-to-20 employees, Laurie enjoys baking, cooking, photography, the fiber arts and travel, and she also leads a culinary arts program for local high school students. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College in Oregon.

Nancy Gorshe (Restaurants, Treasurer) 

360.665.2368, 503.807.2965

nancygorshe@reachone.com

Terms expire: Officer: 12/31/17, Director: 12/31/18

An owner and manager of The Depot restaurant in Seaview for 13 years, Nancy’s passions include travel, history and, of course, cuisine. Her nonprofit experience includes being a board officer with the American Society on Aging and National Council on Aging, as well as being a delegate with the American Hospital Association. In the executive realm, Nancy has been president of Franciscan ElderCare (Philadelphia, PA) for eight years, assistant executive director and lobbyist for the National Association of Area Agency on Aging in Washington, DC for 10 years, executive director of Providence ElderPlace (Portland, OR) for six years and chief operating officer of Assisted Living Concepts (Portland, OR) for eight years. Nancy has an MSW in health administration, as well as a minor MBA. She oversees 12 employees at The Depot.

Susie Goldsmith (Small Inns and B&B, Secretary)

360.642.8069

boreas@boreasinn.com

Terms expire: Officer: 12/31/17, Director: 12/31/18

Caring might be in Susie’s DNA. She’s a licensed clinical social worker with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and has a master’s degree in clinical social work. So it’s no wonder that Susie has a reputation for caring for her guests at Boreas Inn Bed & Breakfast, which she’s owned since 1996. Her nonprofit board experience includes time with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the western regional board of NAPGCM, Hospice Houses Inc., the Oregon Guardianship, Advocacy and Protective Services of the Association of Retarded Persons, and the Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild. Susie founded three consulting groups that specialize in private long-term care and geriatric care, as well as the Goldsmith Consulting Group. She’s also continued her social work the past five and a half years with DaVita Health Care Partners. Susie has lived in Pacific County for almost 20 years, and has enjoyed every minute spent near the beach.

Tiffany Turner (Hotels/Motels Assoc. Vice President)

360.642.2311

tiffany@adrifthotel.com

Term expires: Officer: 12/31/17, Director 12/31/18

Tiffany is a Peninsula kid who’s grown into a community-minded adult. She’s spent 32 of her 36 years on the Long Beach Peninsula, and left only to attend Seattle Pacific University, where she earned a BA in family consumer sciences and an elementary education certificate. After returning to the Peninsula, Tiffany helped found the Adrift Hotel, [pickled+fish] restaurant and Inn at Discovery Coast. Her board experience includes time with the Pac Mountain Workforce Board, the Institute for a Democratic Future, the Washington State Budget and Policy Center and the Pacific County Economic Development Council. This hotelier and CEO was a founding board member of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Long Beach Peninsula. When Tiffany isn’t working, she’s helping raise two boys with her husband and business partner, Brady. Tiffany can often be found coaching youth sports and running her dogs on the beach.

Guy Glenn, Jr. (Port of Ilwaco)

Contact: 360.642.3143, 360.642.3148

gglenn@portofilwaco.org

Term expires: 12/31/17

“Extensive” is one way to describe Guy’s local nonprofit and executive experience. The Port of Ilwaco manager and finance director has lived in Pacific County about 40 years, and his community involvement mirrors his longevity. His nonprofit experience includes being: Pacific Northwest Waterways Association board member, Washington Public Ports Association co-chair of marina committee, a Columbia River Estuary Task Force board member and treasurer, a South Pacific County Community Foundation past founding board member, Ocean Beach Education Foundation president, a Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum board member, as well as stints with Pacific County EDC, Ilwaco Merchants Association, Long Beach Merchants Association, Pacific Council of Governments and Pacific County MRC. Guy also has a decade of experience in banking and four years experience in general operations/facilities management in farming and agriculture. Guy also regularly lobbies in Washington, D.C. for ports. Guy is also a dedicated father and an accomplished deejay that knows how to work the ones and twos.

Michelle Layman (North Pacific County)

360.942.5419, 360.942.5580

info@willapahabor.org

Term expires: 12/31/18

Michelle owns two Peninsula businesses – Heavenly Memories Willapa Printing, which she founded in 2005, and Willapa Paper Service, a private process service company she’s run since 2002. She’s lived in Pacific County for 17 years. This local entrepreneur is the founder and president of Twin Harbor LEOS (Law Enforcement Officer’s Spouses), a nonprofit organization that assists local police officers and their families. Michelle also helped start the Shop with a Cop program in north and south Pacific County. She’s been director of the Willapa Chamber of Commerce since 2014. Michelle is an avid kayaker, a mother of three daughters and a wife of 20 years.

Connie Kobes (Chinook area)

360.777.8859

cshells@earthlink.net

Term Expires: 12/31/18

Connie’s professional background is varied and deep. Connie has owned and operated a medical transcription service in Seattle, been the administrative assistant at Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants in Honolulu, owned and operated an interior design business in Seattle, managed Consignment Gallery in Portland, OR, and handled retail sales for Nautical Brass and Wade Gallery in Ilwaco. After moving to the hamlet of Chinook in 2003 with her husband, Gary, Connie wasted no time in immersing herself in the local community. She’s active with the Chinook Lutheran Church, has volunteered at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR, is a past secretary/treasurer with Astoria’s local EAA chapter and has been the Friends of Chinook School’s secretary/treasurer since 2008. In her spare time, Connie is a class instructor for Bon Vivant School of Cooking in Seattle.

Michelle Svendsen (Seaview area)

360.642.4234

yellowboots@northjettybrew.com

Term expires: 12/31/18

Fun fact: Michelle is the only commercial female brewer in Pacific County. She’s been the owner and brewer at North Jetty Brewing and Tap Room in Seaview for two years, and has lived in this area for about five years. Michelle is an active member of Pink Boots, an international organization for women in the beer industry. She’s served on the Visitor Bureau’s board for about a year, and manages four employees. She counts marketing, networking and event planning among her passions, and had owned and operated Tidy by the Sea for four years.

David Glasson (Long Beach)

360.642.4421

finance@longbeachwa.gov

Term expires: 12/31/17

After more than 25 years of service with the city of Long Beach, WA, David moved into the city administrator position in 2015 and took the reigns of Long Beach government. His experience includes 20 years as the city’s finance director. David has lived on the Peninsula for 48 years and oversees 35 employees with the city of Long Beach. He’s a former Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department chief and a local sports booster. Outside of city hall, David enjoys playing and watching basketball.

Bruce Peterson (Ilwaco Merchants)

503.338.9511

satmkt.bruce@gmail.com

Term expires: 12/31/17

From emceeing the annual 6-x-6 art auction at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum to spearheading the annual Crab Pot Christmas Tree celebration, Bruce is a driving force in the town of Ilwaco. He’s also the market manager at the Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco and president of the Ilwaco Merchants. Bruce is a recent addition to the Visitor Bureau board, and brings yet another sense of humor to the group of community leaders. He also runs a photo studio workshop in Ilwaco.

Mike Cassinelli (Ilwaco)

360.642.3145

mayor@ilwaco-wa.gov

Term expires: 12/31/17

Mayor Mike has held Ilwaco’s top elected position since January 2014. He owns Beacon Charters, which coordinates Coho and Chinook salmon, sturgeon, tuna and other fishing trips. He enjoys the annual Black Lake Fishing Derby held in spring. Mike has said the event “encourages kids to get outside, have fun and learn something new”. Mike is also a member of the Pacific County Economic Development Council board of directors. In his free time, Mike has competed in Peninsula Art Association shows.

 

Karl Hintz (Long Beach Merchants)

360.642.3252

karlhintz@comcast.net

Term expires: 12/31/17

“Community minded” is one way to describe this owner of the Lightship Restaurant in Long Beach. Karl’s willingness to donate his time and business space to community meetings and gatherings was noted during the Lightship Restaurant’s acceptance of a 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Pacific County EDC. Karl has owned the successful Peninsula eatery for … years. Karl’s also a comedy fan and is a driving force behind many comedy shows held on the Peninsula.

Jim Sayce (Pacific County E.D.C.)

360.244.9982

jim.sayce@centurytel.net

Term expires: 12/31/17

When not exploring the Pacific Northwest on his “fatbike”, Jim might be brushing up on Lewis and Clark history, digging into the shellfish culture of Willapa Bay or examining environmental policies. The son of a shellfish biologist, Jim earned a master’s degree in biology from the University of California at Irvine and spent more than three decades farming cranberries on the Long Beach Peninsula. Jim also worked for 11 years with the Washington State Historical Society before leaving to pursue elected office. Jim is vice chair of the Pacific County planning commission.

Matt Winters (Professional/Advisory)

360.642.8181

mwinters@chinookobserver.com

Term expires: 12/31/18

As editor and publisher of the local newspaper, The Chinook Observer, Matt always has his finger on the pulse of the Peninsula. Winters has guided The Observer’s newsroom since 1991. With a circulation hovering around 6,700, The Observer remains one of Washington’s widest-reaching weekly newspapers, and its staff has won many statewide journalism awards. Matt’s Peninsula roots run deep – his great-great-grandfather was a Washington homesteader, a connection that’s instilled a passion in Matt for preserving local history.

Thandi Rosenbaum (RV Assoc.)

360.642.2542

jthandir@gmail.com

Term expires: 12/31/18

Thandi took over the historic Sou’Wester Lodge in Seaview in 2012, and immediately began making her mark on the Peninsula – it didn’t take long for her to put the vintage trailer lodge on the map as one of the hippest destinations in the Pacific Northwest. “Thandi” means “love” in Zulu, a trait clearly represented at The Sou’Wester, a landmark that dates to 1892. Thandi’s support of the arts is evident in the live music and artist in residency program hosted at The Sou’Wester. Thandi studied at Reed College. Before taking over the Sou’Wester, Thandi lived in Portland and worked in graphic arts.

Curt Stephens (Ocean Park)

360.665.4585

curt@opresort.com

Term expires: 12/31/17

“Well rounded” is one way to describe Curt Stephens. Curt has overseen operations at the Ocean Park Resort for nearly three decades. His nonprofit experience includes time on the Pacific County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee representing tax collectors, and he’s a past president of the Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration-production management and spent more than 14 years at a chemical plant, where he held positions ranging from plant operator to manager of the Plant Commissioning Department. Curt has lived in Pacific County for 28 years and enjoys photography in his free time.

Julez Orr (Recreation)

360.301.1707

thepub@salt-hotel.com

Term expires: 12/31/18

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