Kat Sorensen Executive Director
In her past lives, Kat has been a fishmonger, journalist, librarian, brewery assistant, and the social media manager for a dog. But, now she's found a cozy spot that allows her to work for her favorite place -- Seward! If she's not at the Chamber office, chances are she's skiing or running!
Karen Cooper Visitor Experience and Events Coordinator
Karen is filled with a helpful heart, spunk and goofiness. She spent the last few years working with foreign exchange students from around the world, making coffee in New Zealand, teaching english online to students in China, and even working with third graders at Seward Elementary School! She loves meeting new people, traveling and adventuring this beautiful world we live in. She can be found in the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center helping guests write their adventure story.
Samantha Allen Membership Coordinator
Samantha joins the Seward Chamber of Commerce after transitioning out of her long term coaching position with The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club. Samantha hopes to bring her networking skills and enthusiasm for our town into this role. In addition to her commitment to Seward, adventure, education and exploration are among Samantha's extracurriculars.
Kelly Ann Cavaretta Seward Small Business Advisor | Alaska SBDC Kenai Peninsula Center
Kelly Ann Cavaretta lives and breathes small business. Her past 7 years have been predominantly defined in marine tourism – managing a push-the-limits seasonal small business explosion that Seward summers know best. An entrepreneur herself, Kelly Ann comes from a footing of shared experiences as SBDC’s newest Seward Business Advisor. From working as an environmental consultant in San Diego, to managing 60 seasonal employees and a seasonal boat tour company in Seward, to starting her own small yoga studio and own nightly rental business, Salted Roots Cabins, to buying an existing downtown restaurant and long-term rental business, Thorns, Kelly Ann hopes to bring real time experience to her community clients. To say Seward is her home is an understatement – She’s a proud resident of Seward, a community volunteer and board member, an avid recreationist in these coastal mountains, and a new mom. Kelly Ann has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
Jessica Degnan Communications Coordinator
Jessica is excited to be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University this Fall. Seward has always had a special place in her heart and she is honored to help represent all that it has to offer. If she's not at her parent's ranch in California you can find her out in the mountains hiking and skiing with friends!