Meet your SDDA Board Members & Staff

2019-2020 SDDA Board Members

Board Member

Darren Gooch, Marketing & IT Manager

Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District

"Darren is a father of three really amazing grown children, and also a grandpa of two. He loves hunting, fishing, hiking, gardening & tending to his modest flock of chickens."

SDDA Board  President

Keith Chandler, General Manager

Seaside Aquarium

"Working at the Aquarium for 40 years, Keith is also apart of "Friends of Haystack Rock", "Marine Mammal Stranding Network", and so much more. When he does get free time, he likes to fish and he TRIES to golf."

SDDA Board Treasurer

CC Wakefield

LINE-X of Clatsop County

SDDA Board Secretary

Erik Marston, Business Owner

Pizza Harbor

"Making pizza is an art, and Erik is definitely an expert! With his wife by his side, they run the very popular Pizza Harbor located in Downtown Seaside. During the off-season, don't be surprised to find out that this happy couple is enjoying the sunshine somewhere warm and tropical."

SDDA Board Member

Dawn Fujiware-Pavlik

BAMM! Promotional Products

SDDA Board Member

Kerri Lambert

Times Theatre & Public House


SDDA Board Member

Samantha Urbach

Bridge Tender

SDDA Board Member

Neil Dundas, Business Owner

Dundee's Bar & Grill

"Car enthusiast, Beer expert and loyal Gulls fan. Neil is one of the business owners who has taken on the famous annual Seaside Car Shows. When hes not busy at the Restaurant, you can find him hanging out with his family at sporting events." 

SDDA Board Member

Jeff TerHar, Business Owner


"Looking for Seaside pictures? Then Jeff is your guy! You can always count on Jeff to give you the most up-to-date info about the local High School's sporting events as well as the Oregon Ducks. He is a successful businessman as well as one of SDDA's founding Members!" 

SDDA Executive Director

Laurie Mespelt

We welcomed Laurie back after a 5 year absence.  She brings with her 8 years of past SDDA experience as a past Director.  When she's not out and about visiting with local merchants, you can find her in the company of her grandson!

Be a part of something great!

If you are currently an SDDA member and have a drive to a part of something great, then consider joining the SDDA Board!

Board members are elected by a majority vote from other SDDA members and serve a 3-year term. We have monthly board meetings, multiple committees for you to be a part of as well as the opportunity to voice your thoughts and ideas to help increase the viability of Downtown Seaside. 

To be considered, you must be a current SDDA Member, your business located within Downtown core area (we do have some spots available for businesses located outside the core; for more details please reach out to us), and the time to dedicate yourself towards our organization. 

Elections will begin in September 2020. Announcement for Board openings. October 1st. closing of board nominations and ballots mailed out. November 1st Closing of ballots accepted.

Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm

615 Broadway, Ste 206

P.O. Box 133

Seaside, OR 97138


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