• Board of Directors

  • Cyndee Edwards
    Chairperson

    The Skin Stop

    Term: 2017-2019

  • Richard Wimmer
    Treasurer
    Jim’s Automotive & Hybrid

    Term 2017-2019

  • Ken MacMillan
    DiStasio's On The Bay

    Term: 2017-2019

  • Michael Samaniego
    Morro Bay Golf Course

    Term: 2017-2019

  • Sandi Twist
    Vice-Chairperson
    The Paddleboard Company

    Term: 2016-2018

  • Jayne Engle Allen
    Engle & Associates Insurance Brokers

    Term: 2018

  • Nick Mendoza
    Lolo's Mexican Restaurant

    Term: 2018-2020

  • Lorraine Sterkel
    Horizon Realty & Property Management

    Term: 2017-2019

  • Shannon Rose
    Secretary
    Seashells and Sawdust

    Term: 2017-2018

  • Joshua Bergren
    Wells Fargo Bank

    Term: 2016-2018
     

  • Kendi Root
    Inn at Morro Bay

    Term: 2018-2020

  • Andrea Turnquist
    Placer Title Company

    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!


  • Jenny Gosnell  | Communications Specialist & Graphic Designer

    Born and raised in Morro Bay and MBHS alumni, Jenny Gosnell has been with the Chamber since February 2016. She began as the resident graphic designer and now ensures the integrity of the Chamber brand. Jenny is responsible for positioning the Morro Bay Chamber as the premier business organization in the city and building a brand identity through the strategic management of marketing and communications. Jenny is the artist behind the scenes producing all of our beautiful publications, including Morro Bay Soundings, Bay News' Page 3, event programs, and our newly redesigned website.

    When Jenny is not designing and communicating with the Chamber, she is freelance designing and creating with her trusty sidekicks, Olive, the hairless chiweenie and Zsa Zsa , the very hairy black cat. She also enjoys cooking and craft destruction while actively convincing Netflix to green light her own show!


  • Visitor Center Staff

    Jan Goldman  | Visitor Center Associate
    Sharon Bufo  | Visitor Center Associate
    Ed Krovitz  | Visitor Center Associate
    Carol Walker  | Visitor Center Associate

  • Upcoming Events