Board of Directors
Chairman Of The Board
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to understand what clients are working towards. I can help determine the most appropriate financial and retirement savings strategy for more options at retirement. My Edward Jones career began in 2012 as a financial advisor in Mukilteo.
A 2002 graduate of Central Washington University, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management. In 2014 I participated in the Edward Jones Future Leader’s program and was recently appointed as a Field Trainer to help new financial advisors.
My wife Angel and I have two daughters. I have lived in Snohomish County since 1979. I enjoy golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Janet Hammerman is a Public Relations specialist for locally owned and operated Brand Builder Media. Brand Builder Media uses innovative and customized strategies to help build your business by getting your name out there using a blend of traditional and modern media outlets.
Sherri Bear is the owner and chief financial operator of Accuracy Plus Bookkeeping and has been in business since 2010. Although she has an office in downtown Snohomish, she has many clients (businesses) in the Mukilteo area and has been an active member of the Chamber for six years and enjoys the business community and all that it has to offer. Accuracy Plus Bookkeeping is a full service that offers extensive office management and operations, such as full charge bookkeeping, year-end reporting and quarterly ayroll/excise taxes. Sherri enjoys traveling with Frank, spending time with family, including two grandsons, and recently adopted a new puppy named Maxwell.
Phil served in US Navy Sea Bees 1966 to 1970 and duty in Vietnam. He graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii in 1973.
Phil serves as the treasurer of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese Gulch Group. He is a firm supporter of small businesses and being a good environmental steward.
His hobbies, include restoring a 1961 Impala and a 1946 Willis Jeep. He does wire feed welding an all body and mechanical work. He does major renovation on their rental property.
Phil has been married 38 years to Faith and has three children and three granddaughters. He has lived in Mukilteo for 22 years. Phil and Faith enjoy camping and traveling.
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Matt Martin was born in Tucson, AZ and raised in Normal, Illinois. He moved to the Pacific NW in 1989. He graduated Oregon State University in 1995. Matt moved to Mukilteo in 1999 and opened his State Farm Insurance office in 2000. He has been with State Farm for 24 years. Matt is married and has two daughters.
Matt has served on the YMCA board for 10 years and is currently on their Endowment committee. He was the charter Vice-Chair of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association. He has been a member of the Mukilteo Chamber and served on the board of directors since 2000. He is currently serving his 5th term as Chairman Of The Board. He is a Past President and member of Mukilteo Kiwanis. He is President of the Mukilteo Police Department Association and a Mukilteo Police Department volunteer.
Director of Special Projects
Paul Bertrand Ellis, President and Managing Director, Ellis Wealth Management is an accomplished 25 year financial industry veteran. In addition to various investment and insurance licenses, he holds certification as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) through IMCA and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his practice, Paul provides a values-based approach focusing on high net worth wealth management. Professional service and open communication make Paul a personal advocate and passionate client portfolio director. Paul is an active member of the Investment Management Consultants Association, and member of the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
His volunteer activity has included serving as Co-Chair of the U.W Foster School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Development, and Past-President of the Office of Minority Affairs Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program at the University of Washington. Paul participates in various local community projects and initiatives.
Seattle Magazine named Paul to The Best Wealth Managers List for the third time in 2016 and was named among America’s Most Honored Professionals by American Registry.
Director of Member Services
I am a Certified Coach, Speaker and Teacher partnered with The John Maxwell Team. I spend my days coaching clients one on one propelling them and their business to the next level. I truly enjoy teaching around the subject of Leadership. I love to customize Leadership development courses around what companies and different groups want to learn. I also enjoy speaking about subjects that empower the leader within us all. I am currently on the Long-range Planning committee for Mukilteo City, the budget committee for the Mukilteo school district, President of AR Leadership LLC, helping people create the business and life they love.
I am a graduated from the UofW with a double major in Economics and Political Science. I met my husband at the UofW and so our house bleeds purple and gold. We have two kids that we are raising to be leaders in their own life and in their community. Ella is 12 and attends Olympic View and our Son Harrison is 14 and is a Freshman at Kamiak. They are both on Premier soccer teams which play year round and so most evenings you will find us at a field somewhere in our community.
Director At Large
Steve grew up in the Bellevue area and has lived in Kirkland since 1978. He graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering. As an engineer with Kpff he designed many commercial developments in the Puget Sound region and Technology Corridor, north of Bothell, before moving into Real Estate development.
He spent over 20 years involved in residential and commercial development within Harbour Pointe with Harbour Pointe Limited Partnership. Beginning in 2005, relocating and restoring 11 – 1923 craftsman homes, in north Everett, kept him quite busy before engaging in real estate work for the Port of Everett in 2009.
He currently manages the Marine Terminals capital improvement projects for the Port of Everett. Most free time is spent outdoors hiking, skiing, fishing or playing tennis.
I remember how difficult the college application process was when I was in high school. I was overwhelmed by the number of choices, all of the different applications and what I needed to do in terms of financial aid. There are a lot of great high school counselors, but I did not have one of them. I was at the receiving end of some poor advising and it cost me time and money. (Even if you have one of the great counselors, Washington State has one of the worst counselor-student ratios in the United States.) As frustrating as my experience was, it sparked a drive in me to help other students. I decided that no matter what the arena, I wanted to go into some sort of educational advising.
I worked as a private college admissions advisor for a few years and then as an international student advisor at a community college. I returned as a student to higher education and completed a Master’s degree in Education in 2012. Rather than returning to a college position, I reopened my practice as an independent college admissions advisor. I live in the great City of Mukilteo with my husband and two Golden Retrievers. I am an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo and the Mukilteo Schools Foundation. Working with students and being involved in my local community is where I thrive.
President & CEO
Julie Martin is the President & CEO of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Martin first joined the Chamber in 2011 as their Marketing Manager before quickly transitioning into her current role. As the President & CEO, she is directly responsible for the Chamber’s strategic vision, leadership and programming.
In addition, Julie ensures that Chamber is compliant with all local, state and federal agencies as well as fiscally sound.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Julie was the Development Manager for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County for Five years.
When Julie is not representing Mukilteo at various functions, committees and organizations, she enjoys spending time with her family and driving her Mustang.
Marketing & Communications Director
As the Marketing & Communications Director for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, Kim Voetberg focuses on building relationships within the business community, enhancing the market and sustainability of commercial partners, and fostering visibility through various media sources and outlets. Since the bulk of the Chamber’s members are small businesses, she follows marketing trends and utilizes best practices that increase the support the Chamber can offer its members.
Before relocating to Mukilteo, Washington, Kim was a PR & Marketing Coordinator for the Newport Chamber of Commerce (Oregon) for four years. Her focus was two-fold: one, working to bolster visibility and promotion of the local business sector and two, connecting and working with travel partners such as Travel Oregon, The People’s Coast and local and regional media sources to promote and represent tourism on the Oregon Coast.
Kim’s philosophy is that giving back to the community cultivates a healthy, well-rounded life. She has volunteered with various non-profits, serving on the Board of Directors for Altrusa of Yaquina Bay for four years, and is currently a member and newsletter editor for Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo. She and her husband, Jim enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Tourism & Marketing Coordinator
Emma Leedy is a 2015 graduate of Gonzaga University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She began working for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce as an intern in the summer of 2012. For the next three summers, Emma returned to work for the Chamber, becoming a staff member in the summer of 2015. She began working as a Marketing Assistant and is now the Tourism and Marketing Coordinator, also serving as the liaison for the new Young Professionals group in Mukilteo.
Outside of the Chamber, Emma enjoys reading, traveling and spending time at her family’s beach house.