Our 2021 Board of Directors
Jill Quint is the founder, co-owner, and Chief Financial Officer of Quintessa Coffee Roasters in Oceano. She has almost 15 years of experience in various parts of the accounting industry. She graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. After graduating she began a career in public accounting in Seattle. Jill went on to receive her Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business and her CPA license through the state of Washington. After almost seven years in public accounting, she left her career to focus on being a mama to her five kids, Jack, Ella, Oliver, Elliott, and Finley. Since moving back to the Central Coast in 2018, Jill and her husband Jack have moved into entrepreneurship. They opened the doors to Quintessa Coffee Roasters in 2019 and have loved the change from public accounting to small business owners.
Immediate Past Chairperson
Tony Goetz is the owner of The Casitas in Arroyo Grande, a luxury bed and breakfast and wedding/event venue (The Casitas Estate) in the beautiful wine country of Arroyo Grande. He is a graduate of Whittier College with a B.A. in Business Administration. He has served as Vice President of Western Region for R.L. Polk & Co., now IHS Markit. Tony led a team of sales and IT professionals servicing the information and analytical needs of the U.S. headquarter offices of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Kia, and Isuzu. He worked as a Client Executive, Acxiom Corporation and worked with West Coast-based auto manufacturers to enhance customer databases, client communication processes, and resolve technology process issues. Tony and his wife, Pat Goetz, have three children, David Goetz, (firefighter for Monterey Park), Ryan Goetz, Stanford Class of 2009 and Client Executive in New York, and Jennifer Goetz, Dr. of Physical Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Nicole Moore is the Director of Sales and Marketing of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and Inn at the Cove Hotel in Pismo Beach. She is a graduate of Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo and Leadership San Luis Obispo Class XXIV, and enjoys volunteering at the Foodbank of SLO County and other local nonprofits in SLO County, as well as the Chamber of Commerce. She has over 15 years of experience in the tourism and events industry through previous positions held with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hornblower Cruises and Events, Moscone Convention Center, and Hotel Nikko San Francisco.
She lives in Grover Beach and can be found most often on the beach at Oceano Dunes State Park surfing or with her rescue dog, Red. She also loves doing yoga at Harmony House Yoga, hiking the Pismo Preserve and Avila Ridge trails and kayaking along the coastline of Avila Beach or in the estuary at Morro Bay. She truly appreciates all the adventure activities and opportunities the South County has to offer and is often camping or backpacking somewhere between Big Sur and Jalama.
Jeff Chambers is the store manager of Tommy Hilfiger in Pismo Beach.
With over two decades in education leadership and experience, Michael Specchierla is an Executive Director for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE) and the founder of the SLO Partners program. An entrepreneur at heart, Michael promotes the importance of innovation and hands-on learning, which is reflected in the programs he oversees. A recent winner of the California Industry and Education Award, SLO Partners is leading the way in modern apprenticeship programs and upskilling opportunities benefiting businesses and residents of the San Luis Obispo County community.
Central Coast Party Factory
Mary Gardner is the Marketing & Community Relations Manager for SLO Regional Transit Authority and South County Transit. She graduated from UCSB and has had a career in marketing and newspaper publishing. Mary was interested in becoming a member of this Board because she is pleased to see how much this Chamber is growing and improving and wanted to be a part of this evolution. When she is not working, Mary likes to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys the lifestyle of living on the Central Coast.
Rudy Stowell 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.
Ken Dalebout serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where he oversees the strategic development of the hospital. He has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Ken holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. He enjoys his time on the Central Coast biking, running, swimming, and spending time with his family.
Shari Barnhart is the Vice President and Branch Manager for Mechanics Bank in Arroyo Grande. After being a business owner and entrepreneur for 20 years, and performing voiceovers for radio and TV, Shari has worked in banking for the past 12 years with positions in Operations, Business Banking, and Management. She is Mom to her 27-year-old son, Nathanael. Faith and family are most important to her, and she enjoys playing piano and singing. She is an avid baseball fan. She served as a Chamber Ambassador for two years and sits on the Board of Directors for Leadership South County and Dove Ministries.
Ron Reilly serves as President at Garing, Taylor and Associates, Inc., an engineering and land surveying firm located in Arroyo Grande and incorporated in 1962. He employs and leads a team of six licensed engineers, two licensed land surveyors, one licensed architect and several technical and administrative support staff. Ron has designed and managed projects throughout the state of California, serving a diverse mix of clients in retail, municipal, educational and residential market sectors. In his professional life, Ron is passionate about leadership, strategic planning and implementation, building trusting and durable relationships, marketing, business operations, logistics, and helping improve and enrich the lives of those in his employ. He regularly seeks ways to make the seemingly robotic and calculated work of an engineer more human. Ron is presently a member of the Governing Board for Sierra Vista Hospital and the Member at Large for the Zone 3 of the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Kim Banks is a Human Resource Consultant for Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI). She grew her 22-year Human Resources career within the Hospitality and Restaurant industries. Kim built her expertise as a generalist, with emphasis on creating unique cultures, selection, retention, compliance, and employee development. After 25 years in the hospitality sector, Kim moved to San Luis Obispo County and began working for a local nonprofit. In 2015, Kim joined Barrett Business Services, Inc, which provides payroll, HR, and risk support for small businesses. A California native, Kimberly grew up in Orange County, attended California State University Long Beach and currently resides in Arroyo Grande with her husband. Currently serving as the Secretary for the Employer’s Advisory Council of San Luis Obispo, Kim is actively involved in several local nonprofits benefitting the community. Other organizations she works with are Transitions – Mental Health Association, Growing Grounds Farm, Santa Maria, The Clark Center of Performing Arts, and the Arroyo Grande High School Boosters (Past President 2016-2019).
Inn at the Pier
Mason Bar and Kitchen
Rooster Creek Tavern