• Board of Directors

  • Sean Shuur

    Chairman

    Sean Schuur is owner of Sure Mortgage. He is a member of the Pismo Beach and Nipomo Rotary Clubs, and volunteers with several organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, Elks Club, Cuesta Crankers, Arroyo Grande Car Club, International Footprinters, and the Annual Turkey Trot. He was named the Pismo Coast Board of Realtors Affiliate of the Year three times, The San Luis Obispo Board of Realtors Affiliate of the year, was past president of the Pismo Beach and Nipomo Chamber of Commerce and was Named Citizen of the Year for the Nipomo Chamber as well as Citizen of the Year for the City of Arroyo Grande. But he’s probably most proud of being named the official Santa Claus of Southern San Luis Obispo County by the Salvation Army.

  • Michael Morrison

    Immediate Past Chairman

    Michael Morrison is with US Bank in Arroyo Grande. Michael brings with him 12 plus years of experience in managing financial institutions and several years of experience working for small businesses. He has assisted in opening three offices from the ground up; two of which set a current record for new accounts established in the first 90 days for that specific institution. On a more personal note, Mike grew up in the Central Valley surrounded by a family working in agriculture and small business owners. He has lived in several areas including Chico, CA and Denver, Co, fulfilling his adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors. Mike is an avid snowboarder having been to more than 25 resorts across North America. He also enjoys surfing, hiking, rafting, fishing and hunting, just to name a few hobbies. Most importantly, he is the proud father of an American Bulldog named Mr. Ace Morrison. Finally, Mike loves serving the community and volunteering his time to several charities. He also serves as a board member for the following organizations: Special Olympics in SLO County, Arroyo Grande Rotary and Veterans Committee for the Ocean Elks Lodge.

  • Stacy A. Korsgaden

    Vice Chairman

    Stacy A. Korsgaden started her agency 27 years ago in Arroyo Grande, Ca. after graduating from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Her agency, started after college by calling the phone book. With 8 employees, the agency services over 8000 policies in force and is committed to making sure her clients have accurate coverage and are provided superior service. Stacy has been awarded President’s Council award 10 times.  President’s Council Members are recognized as Farmer’s highest honor based on outstanding performance in the areas of production, quality of business, all-lines underwriting gain, overall professionalism, and support and contribution to the success of the state and the company.

  • Jim Walker

    Secretary

    Jim serves as the Vice President, Premier Banking Manager at the Arroyo Grande branch of Pacific Premier Bank. A lifelong Central Coast resident, he earned a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Jim has many years of Central Coast banking experience, holding branch manager positions at several area banks for over 20 years. He is an active member of the community, serving as Past-President of the Rotary Club of the Five Cities Eco, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Los Osos Valley Chamber of Commerce and former Treasurer of the Pismo Beach & Five Cities Rotary Club. Jim lives in Arroyo Grande

  • Wendell Cottle

    Treasurer

    Wendell Cottle is Laetitia's Vice President Chief Financial Officer, managing all financial and technical matters. Wendell began life as a botanist. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Cal State University, Sacramento, Master's Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and PhD through the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University. After having spent several years as a chemist, he gravitated to accounting and finance. Upon returning to California, he joined a public accounting firm in the Napa Valley, where he earned his CPA license. Wendell held financial positions at V. Sattui Winery and Sanford Winery before joining Laetitia in 2006. Wendell's lifelong involvement in agriculture has spanned the spectrum from picking tomatoes as a teenager to performing scientific research on cork biosynthesis, and now to winery and vineyard finances. He serves on the Board of Directors of California Community Forests Foundation, the Wine and Viticulture Program Advisory Council at Cal Poly, and the steering committee for the wine industry's Direct-to-Consumer Symposium. Wendell and his wife Barbara live on the east side of Arroyo Grande where they are stewards of a small native live oak forest.

  • Eric Daniels

    Director

    Eric leads PG&E's public affairs and government relations, activities, and strategies in San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties. His role is to partner with cities and counties, community-based organizations, and environmental and business organizations to enhance customer loyalty, environmental leadership, community engagement, and corporate goodwill. Prior to coming to PG&E, Eric worked as an advocate for the aerospace industry in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and internationally. Before that he served as a staff member to numerous local, elected officials in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

  • Natalie Thomas

    Director

    Natalie serves as the Co-owner of Computer Techs, Inc., in Arroyo Grande. She and her husband, Lyle, started Computer Techs in Pasadena, CA in 1998. They moved the business to be closer to family and paradise in 2004. Prior to Computer Techs, Natalie and Lyle were long haul truck drivers, exploring the United States and getting paid for it. Prior to that, Natalie was an Administrative Assistant at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. In her "off" time she enjoys time spent with their two grown daughters. She is an active, current member of the Chamber Ambassadors, serving as Chairwoman in 2015, and has been recognized as Ambassador of the Year by her peers in 2014. Natalie and her husband live in Arroyo Grande.

  • Erika Bylund

    Director

    Erika Bylund is Vice President and Co-Founder of Point Sur Wealth Management, Inc. She graduated with a B.A. in Geology from Pomona College, Claremont and obtained her MBA from the Orfalea College of Business at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Prior to co-founding Point Sur Wealth Management in 2016, she was Vice President at an independent wealth management firm where she managed qualified plans. Her primary role was compliance monitoring, plan maintenance and participant education. She was also responsible for insurance case design, portfolio management, and advanced planning strategies for the firm's individual clients. Erika serves on the finance committee for the French Hospital Foundation and is co-chair for the Foundation's Annual Gala. She also devotes time as a guest speaker for Cal Poly's finance club and Elite College Planning & Prep's financial aid workshops. She enjoys mentoring high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in financial services.

  • Tony Goetz

    Director

    Tony Goetz is the owner of The Casitas of Arroyo Grande, A luxury B&B and event venue (The Casitas Estate) in the beautiful wine country of Arroyo Grande and the Central Coast. Stunning views, private rooms with separate entrances and exquisite furnishings.

  • Tom Forde

    Director

  • Dena Bellman

    Director

    Dena comes to the Chamber with extensive civic involvement and planning experience. She has lived in San Luis Obispo County most of her life and works as the District Planner with the Oceano Dunes District of California State Parks. Dena brings a strong knowledge of government, community, and economic development. She is active in many community-building efforts, currently serving as Board Treasurer for 5Cities Homeless Coalition. She is a member of the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Panel and Economic Development Committee for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. She volunteers with ICARE International, having completed several humanitarian missions to Central and South America. Her educational background is in Business Management.

  • Scott Astrosky

    Director

    A Farmers insurance agent, Scott has been a proud member of this community for nearly 20 years. His education background is in Business Finance. Scott served for 21.5 Active Duty years in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant.

     

  • Patrick Raymond

    Director

    Active in the South San Luis Obispo County community, Patrick is committed to serve. As a public speaker and founder of Pivotal Synergy, he enjoys fostering people’s aspirations and self development. Patrick's lifelong passion for the arts has kept him active, and he continues to enjoy the creative avenues offered by painting and public speaking. A local Realtor, Patrick is the co-owner of Raymond & Associates Real Estate Co., the founder of Pivotal Synergy, the founder of Arts and Business Coalition, the Chair of the Nipomo Chamber Steering Committee, and a corporate storyteller at PatrickRaymondSpeaker.com.

  • Rudy Stowell

    Director

    Rudy and his wife, Kat, own and operate Pure Bliss Spa in Nipomo. They have been in the day spa business for over 15 years. Both of them are very active in community service and serve on several boards.