Board Members

2018 Board of Directors

President – Gabe Toma, Woodlawn & Forest Funeral Homes

Working and networking in Tumwater for the past 5 years brought me to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors in 2017 and this year 2018, I took up the challenge to help the Tumwater Chamber grow. Starting with new board members and a strong planning committee we will be able to accomplish our growth plan in the next couple of years. The mind power leading the Chamber has a tremendous experience in putting together a realistic strategic plan and  a solid road map to get us there.  New website and new marketing plan, new image and new goals will attract new members and supporters. We are strengthening our relationship with the Tumwater City and the local business community and we are ready to have a voice for our members.

Board Members

Bob Jones, Retired Military and Business Owner

Being retired from the US Army, I proudly serve on the Chamber Board as the Military and Veteran Liaison.  I am dedicated to our mission, as we continue to grow and to build on our success as a Military and Veteran friendly community.  Many of us joined the Chamber to give service back to our community and to support our Veterans who call Tumwater and the surrounding areas home.  Toward that end, a few good Veterans, Veteran Advocates and I founded Thurston County Veterans Services (TCVS), a state and federally registered 501 (c) (3) Charitable Nonprofit Veteran Service Organization dedicated to supporting Veterans in Thurston County and the South Puget Sound region.  I serve as President of the TCVS Board.  TCVS has a mission to educate Veterans about their benefits, coordinate those Veteran Service Providers and reduce any barriers to those benefits and services.

Ed Hildreth, Retired City Councilman and Business Owner

My association with the Tumwater Chamber started  over 25 years ago when I was a business owner. Today as then I feel that the chamber plays an important part in and for business.  AS a Tumwater councilmen I continued my contact  with the chamber.  Today I am retired from business and council but still am strong supporter of the chamber because it not only helps business but also the community. I’m proud to be a Board member and to contribute to a better Tumwater business community.


Bryan Rhoden, Mortgage One NW

Carrie Miller Boyd, Owner of Deshutes Print & Stich 

Casey Jones, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc

Dr. Dana Anderson, Superintendent ESD 113

Currently serving as the superintendent of Capital Region ESD 113. One of nine educational service agencies in Washington State, serving 44 school districts in and around the Olympia area. ESD 113 provides educational support services from the Cascade foothills to the Pacific Ocean.




Kimberly  Morley, General Manager at Mills & Mills Funeral Home






Stan Bowman,  Financial Adviser at Thrivent Financial

Dr. Valerie Sundby-Thorp, Dean of Social Science and Business, South Puget Sound Community College

As an instructional administrator at SPSCC, I am committed to building and sustaining educational programs that support the creation of a skilled workforce in Thurston County. I am excited to serve as a board member with the Tumwater Chamber so that I can build relationships with local businesses, understand the emerging workforce needs in the area, and create partnerships that support the work of SPSCC and the broader Tumwater Community.





Planning Committee

Daryl Murrow,  Murrow Group Inc.

Martin McElliott, North America Talk

Gabe Toma, Woodlawn & Forest Funeral Homes

Valerie Sundby-Thort ,  South Puget Sound College

Dr Dana Anderson, ESD 113

Casey Jones, Coldwell Banker

Misha DeBono, Eight 14 Senior Services

Bob Jones, Retired Military