• Board of Directors

  • Michael Samaniego
    Chairperson

  • Richard Wimmer
    Treasurer
    Jim’s Automotive & Hybrid

  • Tim Cowan
    Pizza Port, BHGRE Haven Properties

  • Nick Mendoza
    Lolo's Mexican Restaurant

  • Lorraine Sterkel
    Vice Chairperson
    Horizon Realty & Property

     

  • Jayne Engle Allen
    Engle & Associates Insurance Brokers



  • Cyndee Edwards
    The Skin Stop


  • Stephen Peck
    Peck Planning & Development

  • Andrea Turnquist
    Secretary
    Placer Title Company


  • Amber Clark
    Allen Property Group Inc.

  • Ken MacMillan
    DiStasio's On The Bay

  • Kendi Root
    Inn at Morro Bay

    Term: 2018-2020


  • Staff Members

  • Erica D. Crawford  | President/CEO

    Erica joined the Executive Staff of the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce in January of 2016 and is responsible for aligning the operations, advocacy, and development of the Chamber with the strategic plan of the Board of Directors. Prior to her California residency, Erica operated independently owned restaurants in Brooklyn, NY, where she got a heavy dose of experience specific to labor relations, city and state business compliance, and marketing …along with an occasional East Coast accent. Erica completed her BA in Sociology at Columbia University. Her work in rapidly gentrifying urban environments fostered a broad and holistic understanding of the complex relationship between community development, neighborhood preservation, and economic vitality.


  • Katherine J. Gillen  | Member Relations Manager

    Katherine’s career history ranges from a 20+ year opportunity with Wells Fargo Bank as a Personal Banking Officer to Guest Services Supervisor for a Central Coast hospitality corporation. She has enjoyed every position that has been on a path that would eventually lead her to this position as the Member Relations Manager for the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce.

    Katherine enjoys people in all shapes and vocations in life.  Her drive to make a difference every day in Morro Bay is fueled by a deep desire to listen and relate to members of the community. As Katherine says, “We have a goal in the Chamber of Commerce to ‘link arms’ throughout our lovely hamlet to support and maintain healthy relationships, always!”

    Her nine grandchildren keep her busy and they live and enjoy the Oceanside Carlsbad area in SoCal.  In Katherine’s leisure time, she enjoys baking, cooking, playing Yahtzee, and regular Facetime with grandchildren about their next Amazon order from Nana!


  • Visitor Center Staff

    Jan Goldman  | Visitor Center Associate
    Sharon Bufo  | Visitor Center Associate
    Ed Krovitz  | Visitor Center Associate
    Jeanine Victor  | Visitor Center Associate

  • Upcoming Events