Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
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 and Five Star Professional named Paul to The Best Wealth Managers List for the 5th time in 2017 and was named among America’s Most Honored Professionals by American Registry.
Vice 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.
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.
Mimi Landsberg, CPA
Mimi Landsberg, CPA is an Old Town, Mukilteo based Certified Public Accountant who specializes in Accounting and Bookkeeping Services for Businesses, Non-Profits as well as Individuals. Ms. Landsberg has been a CPA for more than 30 years and enjoys working with small businesses and individuals.
Mimi is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Landsberg has lived in Mukilteo for 13 years. She is an active member in the Mukilteo Community having served on several non-profit boards including the Mukilteo Farmers Market, Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce and Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. In her free time, Mimi enjoying traveling, crocheting, attending art festivals as well as spending time with her family.
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.
Director of Member Services
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. Working with students and being involved in my local community is where I thrive.
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.
As 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.
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.
Our family roots go back several generations in Mukilteo. I feel fortunate to have lived in this fine community for most of my life. I like the fact that everyone who visits our beautiful area wants to enjoy the same quality of life.
When people do relocate here, a Real Estate Broker of 32 years, I feel proud to show them the many treasures we hold so dear. Earning my Real Estate license in 1982 and having practice full-time since 1985 allows me the opportunity to serve clients with the thing most near and dear to them: their home.
I have enjoyed serving the community through coaching kids at the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club, teaching Junior Achievement, food drives, litter and graffiti control. Other areas of interest include supporting non-profits such as KSER 90.7 radio, Amnesty International as well as financial support to several other community organizations.
Adrian Ramirez has been in the restaurant business since the age of 17. His first taste of the culinary world was in May 1999 as a dishwasher at Harbor Pointe Golf Club. Within a year he became a line cook, which ignited his passion for the kitchen.
He attended Sno-Isle tech school and quickly discovered his place was in-fact in the kitchen. working at two separate jobs as line cooks–Harbor Pointe Golf Club and the upscale Amici Bistro.
In 2004, he became Harbor Pointe Golf Club’s Sous Chef. In 2007, he became their Executive Chef.
As one of the Red Cork Bistro’s Co-Owners, Adrian brings his wealth of knowledge and passion for the kitchen providing high quality cuisine to Mukilteo.
Adrian is also very community oriented and actively participates in local events and fundraisers when time permits.
Candace has lived in Mukilteo for 25 years. She raised her two sons here as well as some of her step-children. She has operated her accounting business out of her home for 24 years enjoying the location and beauty of Mukilteo and proud to be a resident. Her step-daughter, Lisa, has been her employee for 11 years and the two of them work well together as a "One Stop Shop" for accounting and tax needs of local businesses and individuals.
Candace has practiced in the field of accounting for over 40 years. She has worked with various industries and finds it fascinating to learn a little bit about each of her client's areas of expertise. She started as a bookkeeping clerk, then Office Manager/Full Charge Bookkeeper, a staff tax preparer for a Ballard CPA firm, and then eventually became self-employed. She feels she has seen many of the King and Snohomish County small business challenges over the years. All in all, she loves what she does and feels her biggest accomplishment is helping others do what they do best while she takes the worry and stress out of their finances. She is very honored by the trust she and her business receive from her clients and does not take it lightly.
Candace is the owner of Crystal Clear Accounting and has served as treasurer for the PTA's of Mukilteo Elementary and Olympic View Middle schools. She is a member of Sonrise Christian Center in Everett. Other areas of interest include supporting Everett Gospel Mission, Pregnancy Resource Center, Food for the Hungry, World Vision, Teen Challenge of Spokane and other such agencies. In her spare time she enjoys walking her two Chihuahuas along Mukilteo Lighthouse Park Beaches, maintaining her home, and traveling.
Lorie Lauzon grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She attended two years at the University of Victoria, then transferred to Seattle Pacific University studying Merchandising, Design and Business. Lorie returned to Victoria and began a career as a Manager in the Retail industry, later taking her to Calgary, AB for seven years. She married and internationally transferred back to Seattle as a Manager Trainer for the Footlocker Groups.
In 2002, Lorie began her career in Retail Banking as an Assistant Branch Manager with Horizon Bank. Lorie joined the Columbia Bank team in 2010, opening the first Snohomish County branch in Everett. Lorie, AVP Branch Manager, has been at the Evergreen Way Columbia Branch for 8 years. Her primary role is Small Business Lending. She prides herself in relationship building while providing both short and long term solutions for financial needs. Columbia Bank is dedicated to the communities it serves and has been a member of the Mukilteo Chamber for close to 10 years. Lorie has been on the board since 2016 and is involved in a number community service driven initiatives both with the Chamber and with Columbia Bank.
Lorie enjoys spending time with her husband and multiple sport focused boys. This means plenty of time on the road most weekends. Running, hiking, skiing and spending time at our beautiful Pacific Northwest beaches are a few of her favorite ways to relax. Her competitive spark drives her to racing in Half Marathons.
Deanna Sigel is a marketing and communications management specialist with over 30 years experience, mostly in the Puget Sound area, assisting clients and employers to develop and grow. Sigel also has experience in broadcast communications, in locations from Los Angeles to Juneau, Alaska. This experience has included producing and appearing in radio, television, digital media and print marketing. In addition to her professional work in communications and marketing, Sigel previously served as a board member for the Juneau Rotary, and was a committee member for the Snowman Foundation, which helped promote the Ten Grands concert, a show/fundraiser that raises money for music education, at Benaroya Hall.