• Staff

  • Arlene Alen, CPM, IOM Arlene Alen, CPM, IOM

    Prior to Arlene Alen taking on her current role as Executive Director of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, she served as CEO / President of a Northern AZ Chamber. Recently Alen was appointed to serve on the Jefferson County Planning Commission. Ms. Alen was elected to the Town Council of Dewey-Humboldt where she also served as Vice-Mayor. Alen is a member of the International Placemaking Leadership Council and represented the Town of Dewey-Humboldt on the Executive Board of CYMPO (Central Yavapai Municipal Planning Organization), the Yavapai County Water Advisory Commission, the Yavapai County Veterans Mental Health Advisory Commission as well as the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Neighborhood, Sustainability and Quality of Life Committee.

    A Fellow at the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership Center, Flinn Foundation, Alen earned degrees in Architecture & Design and is graduate of Pepperdine University’s Arbitration & Mediation program. She served as CEO of several nonprofits and served on multiple Boards of Directors including the Executive Board of Trustees for PATH Intl. (The Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) and on the Executive Board of Directors, of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation.
    Ms. Alen is a founding Principal in TSRG, The Strategic Resource Group dedicated to assisting nonprofits and small businesses in achieving successful sustainability. She has earned the Institute of Organizational Management IOM Certification through the US Chamber of Commerce and is a completing candidate for CEcD certification through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Ms. Alen was awarded a Certification in Public Management (CPM) from Arizona State University. Alen is a graduate of the ASU-Lodestar Nonprofit Leadership Academy as well as the Prescott Area Leadership Academy Class XXll. She received the Quad-Cities Manager of the Year Award from the Lockheed Martin Leadership Association and the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Award for Community Service.

     

  • Ashlyn Brown, Membership Experience Manager Ashlyn Brown, Membership Experience Manager

    Ashlyn Brown comes from a strong art and design background, including fashion design in Indonesia and Japan, and photography. A veteran sailor, she has logged over 80,000 miles and 20 years at sea as crew and co-owner of a high-end cruising sailboat. Ashlyn and her husband, Russell Brown, own and run Port Townsend Watercraft, a successful niche kit-boat company. In addition, she serves as a board member for the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association. Her passion for Port Townsend, its amazing skilled community and rich Maritime culture, have brought her to the Chamber where she aims to work towards strengthening the local economy through community collaboration and interaction.

     


  • Maggie Kelley, Administrative Assistant Maggie Kelley, Administrative Assistant

    Maggie Kelley is a Seattle native who first came to Port Townsend four years ago. Before Port Townsend, Maggie has lived in Vancouver, Spokane, and Seattle and worked in a variety of professional sectors. She has over 10 years of experience working for and with the public as a teacher, paraeducator, customer service associate, volunteer coordinator, and office assistant. A passion for language arts and helping people led to Maggie obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Gonzaga University and later on, a Masters in Teaching from Washington State University Vancouver. More recently, she taught kindergarten and fifth grade at Salish Coast Elementary. Maggie’s husband David Kelley, is a math and science teacher at Port Townsend High School. Maggie and David live with their two unruly cats in Chimacum.


  • Terri McRae, Volunteer Coordinator Terri McRae, Volunteer Coordinator

    Terry McRae's spans years of technology roles, including management-level positions for organizations including Western Airlines, USAir, Continental Airlines and the Marriott Corporation. After determining Port Townsend was in fact her "forever home" Terri was ready to re-enter the workforcea after almmost two years of volunteering at various local organizations including the Chamber's Visitors Information Center.  She is a great resource for those looking for interesting Jefferson County experiences and loves to share them. We are thrilled to be able to promote someone to this role from within our organization