Chamber Staff

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. While working to establish herself as a contributing, full-time resident in Seward, Samantha hopes to bring her networking skills and enthusiasm for our city 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.

Matias Saari Mount Marathon Race Director

Visitor Center & Information
visitseward@seward.com
Phone: (907) 224-8051