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Executive Committee

Lara Grauer, President

Lara is a luxury portrait photographer and owner of Lara Grauer Photography in North Seattle. She is a "story-of-you teller" whose fun and engaging photography process creates genuine portraits that get noticed and build lasting connection. Lara has been an active volunteer in Shoreline since 2008. She has volunteered in the Shoreline School district for over 15 years, and in the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce since 2016.

Lara served as the Chamber Treasurer in 2018, a general board member from 2019-2022, and Chamber Vice-President in 2023.

Jack Malek, Past 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. 

Jack served as Chamber President in 2023.

Kevin Barrett, Vice-President

Kevin is a highly accomplished Certified Leadership Coach and Learning and Development Professional. Since 2006, Kevin has volunteered as a business mentor, engaging with entrepreneurs from all over the world to help their small businesses thrive. Kevin has served as President of the Lynnwood Chapter of the Professional Networking Association Northwest.

He is the co-founder and President of The Beartastic Readers, a non-profit focused on improving the literacy of grade school children through highly motivating reading programs.

Devin Walker, Treasurer

Rose Werelus, Secretary

Rose Werelus was raised in Shoreline, attending St. Luke Catholic School and graduating from Shorewood High School. Rose is a current resident of Shoreline and the manager and part owner of Spin Alley Bowling and Vault 177 in Richmond Beach. She has over 25 years of restaurant experience and is proud to be a part of a local Shoreline business she has been going to since she was a child. Spin Alley & Vault 177 sponsor several annual local events including the Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival and the ShoreLake Arts Concerts in the Park series as well as serving as host and venue for the Richmond Beach Community Association’s Oktoberfest.


Gina CantARA

Gina, the owner of Cantara Homes, LLC, is a seasoned residential real estate broker since 2018. She is deeply passionate about wildlife conservation and community engagement. Advocating for mental health, she volunteers for the King County Crisis Line and as a trainer for FOREFRONT, a suicide prevention training program for parents of teenagers. Gina is a travel enthusiast and loves to write. Since settling in Seattle in 1995, she's relished raising her daughter and two step-sons in Shoreline. Gina embodies a combination of personal success, advocacy, the love of outdoors, family and commitment to positive change. 

Theresa LaCroix

Lauren Hadley

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. 

Cindy St. Mary

Cindy grew up in Eastern Washington, working on the family farm. She relocated to Shoreline in 2006, where she raised her son, who now attends Shorewood HS. She spends her spare time walking her dog and playing disc sports. She also dedicates time to the local YMCA teaching Group fitness classes of all levels.

With over 25 years of experience serving people, Cindy’s strength is in providing calm in the rocky waters of the real estate industry, no matter what the market conditions. Action minded, problem solving, and creating a strong foundation of trust, has led to a gratifying and successful career that spans over a decade long.

Joseph Irons

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.

Kim Stege

Kim is co-owner, with her husband, of Seniors Helping Seniors, an in-home care agency providing non-medical care to seniors. Their unique peer-to-peer model, goal of hiring seniors, and mission to support their client’s independence sets them apart in the industry.  They started the agency to give back to their community and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.  This love of community also extends to joining the Shoreline Chamber,  serving on the board and a great appreciation for the community connections made. Kim and her family have been residents of Shoreline for almost 25 years.

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