Kirkland Chamber of Commerce: 425 822-7066

Kirkland Chamber Ambassadors

Meetings: The last Thursday of every month.

Where: TBA.

Next Meeting:  There is no Ambassador meeting in August.

photo of Kerry Read, chamber ambassador

What is an Ambassador

by Ryan James

The primary mission of The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors program is the retention of existing Kirkland Chamber Members, enlistment of new members, and to serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions.

This energetic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber members while promoting the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and its purpose.

Ambassadors attend Chamber functions and serve as greeters at Chamber events such as monthly Business After Hours, Luncheons, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, and other Chamber events.  Ambassadors are the first contact that new members have upon joining The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.

photo of Kerry Read, chamber ambassador

Deby Rourke – Ambassador Chair

Deby Rourke is a Real Estate Broker at John L. Scott. Deby is involved with several philanthropic groups including Kirkland Women’s Club (KWC), and Daughter’s of the British Empire (DBE), who raise money for local charities.

Recently she has also helped with fund raising for the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship who raise funds for siblings in families who have suffered through childhood cancer.

Deby moved to the U.S. from England 21 years ago and is married with a daughter who is about to leave for university. Deby loves her job as a successful Real Estate broker.  Deby continues her successes in this current sellers market, achieving the maximum potential for all her clients.

Deby’s networking tip:  Join the Chamber, become an ambassador, and you will be overwhelmed with many new connections. Building strong partnerships within the Chamber through its many networking opportunities, reaps its rewards immediately and in the future.


Brenda Kauffman

Image of Brenda Kauffman ambassador of the Kirkland ChamberColumbia Athletic Club at Juanita Bay 

Brenda was recognized as Chamber Member of the Year in 2003 and Community Service Award recipient in 2016.

Ryan James

ryan james fine arts

Craig Gaudry

Avenue Properties

Kerry Read

Image of Kerry Read Kirkland Chamber AmbassadorKerry is a financial life planner at Lincoln Financial Advisors.  In her free time Kerry works with Daughters of the British Empire (DBE), which supports retirement/nursing homes around the country.



Lori Morefield BergImage of Lorie Morefield-Berg

Lori is a consultant who provides Job Search Assistance and Operational Support and is a mentor, moderator, presenter and speaker for various  networking organizations, libraries and chambers of commerce.

Jaye Siqueiros

White Horse Promotional

Paul Swesey

RBC Wealth Management

Troy Thiel

Image of Troy and Karen Thiel from Winderemere at Yarrow Bay Troy and Karen Thiel have over 25 years of experience at  The Thiel Team at Windermere Yarrow Bay.  They support charities such as ‘Rebuilding Together’, ‘Attain Housing’ and ‘Habitat for Humanity’.  Their skills in  project management and community connection expertise help these great organizations reach their goals in helping many in the community achieve affordable housing.  “Everyone deserves a home.” TT.

Janeen Archer

VHT Studios

Jessica Beck

Krueger Beck, PLLC

Cindi Johnston

Heartland Payment Systems

Anna Chersakov

Alice WonderMarketing

Casey Davis

Washington Energy Services

Stephen Jackson

Independent Financial Group

Rod Graham

Rod Graham Handyman Services

Mary Maas

Marie Abbruzza

Sotheby’s International Realty

Cory Shepard

Edward Jones

Claudia Smith

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Georgia Wall

John L. Scott

Beth Gale

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Samantha St. John

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce


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