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Executive Committee

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Marilla Sargent, Past President

Marilla settled in the Pacific Northwest after college and started her banking career with Great Western Savings. She took a break from the banking world from 1994 to 2000 to work for her husband's business, Sandi's Hallmark Shoppe, at the Lake Forest Park Towne Center. After they sold their business, Marilla went back into banking and began working for HomeStreet Bank in 2022 as the Banking Manager of the Moutlake Terrace Office.

Lara Grauer, Vice President

Lara is a luxury portrait photographer and owner of Lara Grauer Photography in North Seattle. She is a "story-of-you teller" whose playful and efficient three-step photography process creates genuine portraits that get noticed and build lasting connection. Lara has volunteered in the Shoreline School district for over 10 years, and in the Shoreline Chamber since 2016.

Jack Malek, President

Jack Malek is a local Realtor in Shoreline and surrounding suburbs of Edmonds, Woodway and North Seattle for 17 years. He’s served 8 years on the Shoreline Planning Commission, 15 years on the Richmond Beach Community Association, 3 years on the Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods and a supporter of local Arts and Music. He’s originally a Physician's Assistant and Hospital Administrator from the southwest, he moved to Shoreline 21 years ago with his wife and son. 

Erin Ison, Secretary

Devin Walker, Treasurer


Suzan Shayler, Director

After earning degrees in Accounting and Finance from Seattle University, I worked for 20 years as an accountant in a variety of different industries before joining Edward Jones. I've lived in the Shoreline area since 1995, and my son, Brendon, graduated from Shorewood High School in 2014. A fun fact about us is we love soccer & the Sounders!

Emily Sprong, Director

Emily Sprong is the Executive Director of Seattle Area Feline Rescue, based in Shoreline. Emily has decades of experience working & volunteering for, founding, and developing nonprofits. She loves working in animal welfare and appreciates how humans and pets enrich each other’s lives in a way that builds compassionate communities with empathy for all living things. She has worked in Shoreline for over 10 years and lived ‘Shoreline adjacent’ for over 20 with her family (human, canine, feline and serpentine).    

Lauren Hadley, Director

Lauren Hadley has lived in Shoreline all of her life graduating from Shorewood High School. Professionally she has more than 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education focusing on workforce training. She has been with Shoreline Community College since 2015 and currently serves as the Director of Workforce Education. 

Joseph Irons, Director

President and General Manager of homegrown Irons Brothers Construction Joseph is a published author and accredited educator in Washington State. He plays an active role in the community volunteering his personal and company’s time to many local charities and organizations, including the annual Rampathon and Painting a Better Tomorrow events.

Jennifer Underwood, Director

Theresa LaCroix, Director

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Shoreline Chamber of Commerce | 18560 1st Avenue NE | Shoreline, WA 98155 | info@shorelinechamber.org

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