Previous Board members have included…
President Chuck is a native Oregonian, born in Coquille. He graduated from Lakewood High School and Long Beach City College in California. Chuck has extensive experience in retail sales and management. Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, are owners of C by the Sea, a retail store specializing in locally produced and manufactured products and has been a member of the Seaside Chamber of Commerce since 2007. The Seaside Chamber of Commerce has been very instrumental in our business being a success.
Chuck currently serves as the Chamber board president, is president of the Chamber Ambassadors, and is a member of the Seaside Elks and Seaside Rotary.
Robert Mushen is a retired ophthalmologist. He had a practice in Eastern Washington, where for 30 years he was involved in local Chambers of Commerce. In 2000 he and his wife moved to Seattle, where he was chair of the Pike Place Market Historic Commission for 4 years. Since moving to Cannon Beach in 2002, Dr. Mushen has been active in local and county governments, recently completing a term as Clatsop County Commissioner. His goal for Seaside is to expand and continue the efforts to make the city the premier destination for tourism and commerce on the Oregon Coast.
Another Swede from Minnesota, Susan Boac (née Peterson) moved to the Pacific Northwest 25 years ago and to Seaside in 2000. She immediately became involved with a local non-profit, Restoration House, and worked with local businesses. Later, Susan went to the Coast River Business Journal where she deepened her knowledge of local business issues and people. Prior to coming to the coast, she gained a strong background in marketing and tourism working for an Alaska-based ecotourism company for 5 years.
A mother of three adult children and grandmother to one so far Susan continues to serve many volunteer organizations such as P.E.O., Friends of the Seaside Library, Seaside Hall and the Chamber. Her for-profit work includes positions at Roberts Vacation Homes, Sesame and Lilies, and with her husband doing remodel and maintenance for local businesses and homes. Susan wears a lot of hats, and brings enthusiasm to all her tasks, to her bird watching, and to her knitting. Susan serves on the Lodging Committee with a special interest in vacation rentals. She also serves on the Marketing and Membership Committee.
Wendy was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where her father served in the US Coast Guard. She has lived permenantly in Clatsop County for 31 years and is employed by the The Daily Astorian, as a Sales Consultant. Before settling into Seaside, Wendy co-owned and operated ‘Tis the Season in Cannon Beach with her mother, Dorie Shannon, for 24 years. While in Cannon Beach, Wendy was active in the Chamber of Commerce and served for over 7 years on the advertising committee helping to develop Cannon Beach’s first Visitors Guide and brochure. She has also been an active CASA volunteer and volunteers for many school/sport related activities.
“I’ve had the privilege of working for the Seaside Chamber of Commerce as their events coordinator and administrative assistant. I feel honored to now be serving on the board. I’ve always believed in what the Chamber stands for and what they do in our community. I’ve always enjoyed helping at events, attending the Chamber morning meetings and now this is a way for me to do even more to benefit the organization. I am currently on the Contracts and Sponsorship Committees within the Board of Directors. If there is anything you would like to contribute, suggest, or maybe you want to get involved too, contact myself or the Chamber directly. We are here to serve you.”
Mike Marshall was born in Vancouver, Washington, and grew up in North Portland. He attended Holy Redeemer and Kenton grade schools. From there he attended Benson Polytechnic high school, majoring in Graphic Arts.
Mike moved to the coast in the summer of 1979. Realizing he needed employment he applied for a lifeguard position at the Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District in Seaside. After receiving his certification for Lifeguarding Mike attended training and received his certification as a Water Safety Instructor and taught lessons for the District. Over the years Mike has taught thousands of kids how to swim and has certified many lifeguards. Eventually Mike became the Districts Aquatic Director, scheduling programs, staffing, and preparing budgets. Mike has also assumed the role of District Risk Manager, overseeing operations and programs as they relate to best practices and safety risk. Mike eventually assumed the role of Human Resource for the District administrating and writing policies for the District as well as insuring compliancy’s to Federal and State employment regulations. Currently Mike serves as the District Assistant general Manager. Mike is the father of four lovely girls and one handsome son. Aside from Mike’s Chamber Board position he’s also a Rotarian in Seaside and serves on their Club Board. He enjoys volunteering for Chamber and local events. Mike is an outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing, fishing and cross country skiing.
Rich was born in Portland Oregon, grew up in Walla Walla Washington and is now a resident of Seaside Oregon. He and his wife Danielle have two grown daughters and six grandchildren after 46 years together. Positions he has held include US Marine Corp, Salesman for an Electrical Distributor, Teacher in a private Christian School with duties as Associate Pastor for an independent Baptist Church, Life Insurance sales with New York Life, Territory Sales Manager for Jackson National and Old Mutual. Rich moved to Astoria Oregon in 2000 and now works as a Financial Advisor with LPL Financial. His work involves counseling retirees through an effective seven step process designed to reduce worry and risk and achieve more consistent returns in their portfolios. His skills also encompass retirement planning, wealth accumulation, charitable planning and estate planning. Hobbies include family activities, woodworking, gardening and volunteering. Rich currently volunteers as an Elder at Lewis & Clark Bible Church, and as Board member and Treasurer of the Seaside Chamber. His previous volunteer activities include past President of the Seaside Chamber, Astoria Rotary Club member and Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation Board.
Although Robin wasn’t born in Oregon(his parents moved from Oregonto Crescent City,CA just before his birth but realized their mistake and moved back to the Beaver State before he was 2) he considers himself a native. He grew up in the Portland area and graduated from Clackamas High School. Robin settled himself and his family in Seaside in 1980. He has worked in the entertainment industry since high school. First in movie theaters including managing the local Cannes Cinema Center from pre-opening until it sold in 2006. Robin still does some movie booking, but now his entertainment career involves working part-time for KQCB 94.9 FM as operations manager with his own show from midnight to 5:00 am Monday-Friday nights (or is that Tuesday-Saturday mornings??). Most of Robin’s time is spent running his own business EZ AUCTION DROP OFF in Gearhart. But if asked what he would really like to be doing, his reply is, “Volunteering”. Having worked as a volunteer fireman in Crabtree, Robin tried to become a volunteer for the fire department when he first moved to Seaside, but because he didn’t meet their residency requirement, he became a reserve officer for the Police department instead. He was active with the Boy Scouts for many years and currently is a Ham radio operator, a trained CERT volunteer, a member of the Seaside Tsunami Advisory Group, a Seaside Ambassador and a director on the Seaside Chamber. He would probably volunteer even more if his wife wouldn’t keep reminding him there are only 24 hours in a day and she’d like to see him once in awhile. Robin lives with his wife, Vanessa, in Seaside. He has 5 grown children and 3 granddaughters.