We support the Shoreline business community
through networking opportunities, business education,
and partnerships with nonprofit and public agencies.

Suzan Shayler, President

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!

Dr. Tim Norton, Vice President

Dr. Tim Norton, Health Chiropractic and massage. Dr. Norton grew up in the Shoreline area before attending Life Chiropractic College West in California. In 1996, he graduated with highest honors – Summa Cum Laude. 

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Marlin Gabbert, Past President

Marlin Gabbert has been involved as principal architect in significant projects for Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline School District, Valley Medical Center, Stevens Medical Center Public Hospital Districts, and UW Medical Center.  Marlin has managed the programming, planning, and construction phases for projects large and small.  He has a passion for architecture and planning that has helped drive him to become active in the community, serving as Shoreline Planning Commissioner for eight years and as its chair for two and a half years.

Steve Ruiter, Treasurer

Steve moved to the Shoreline area in 1998. A fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Steve worked for almost 30 years in the pension field, most recently at Milliman in their actuarial Systems and Programming area. Currently he is owner and center director for Mathnasium of Shoreline, having fun and making math make sense for kids in Shoreline.

Erin Ison, Secretary

Erin Ison owns and operates a State Farm office located in the Westminster Triangle specializing in home, auto, and life protection. She opened her doors in January of 2018 but has been working in the industry since 2001, most recently for the retired agent at her location Phil Hillstrom. In her free time she is a local actor most recently performing in Red Planet at Driftwood in Edmonds. Erin joined the Chamber in 2018 and also serves on the Events Planning Committee.

Jeff King, Director

Jeff King is a manager at Coastal Community Bank and with his wife owns a home-based business in Shoreline. He has been an active board member of the Chamber and a Shoreline resident for a long time.

Vivian Peterson, Director

As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I've watched Seattle flourish into what it is today. I'm a full-service Real Estate Broker with an eye for interior design and knowledge of Feng Shui principles. 

Lorie Hoffman, Director

Executive Director at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Lara Grauer, Director

Seattle photographer and owner of Lara Grauer Photography.

Dale Sutton, Director

Dale Sutton is the owner of Magic Photo, a photo imaging center. Magic Photo specializes in great color prints, archiving your family photos and movies as well as professional photography for individuals and families. Dale joined the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce when he opened Magic Photo in the fall of 1995. He has been an active Chamber member over the years as a board member and Ambassador as well as part of the Auction Committee, Membership Committee and Communication Committee. Luncheon attendees also know him as the Greeter and Registration Host.

Contact Us

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

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