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  • With over 14 years of professional chamber leadership experience, Donaldson has a proven history of enhancing operations, bolstering financial stability, increasing visibility, and strengthening community and government relations. She has served as President and CEO for the Carpinteria Valley Chamber since June 2015.

    Donaldson holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science and has consistently continued her education, keeping abreast of current chamber trends and best practices. She is a 2013 graduate of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organization Management (IOM) and 2012 graduate of the California Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy (W.A.C.E.). Donaldson is a graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley, CA and a graduate of Leadership Macomb, MI. 

    Donaldson served as President and CEO of the Indio Chamber of Commerce from 2009-2014. Prior to resigning to travel and study abroad in 2014, she achieved Four Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in 2013, placing the Indio Chamber in the top three percent nationwide. Donaldson also served as Executive Director of the Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce in Romeo, Michigan for seven years before moving to California.

    Donaldson is the proud Mother of two sons, Bryan and Zachary, both in the entertainment industry, and both reside with their new brides in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, tennis, puppy-sitting, and stargazing. 


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  • Rachel Wylie
    Business Resource Coordinator

  • Rachel Wylie graduated from the University of California Davis in 2014, with a B.S. in Community & Regional Development. For several years she explored her interest in local food by working at farmers markets and on farms in Santa Cruz, CA. She served as the Right-Hand & Operations Manager for a organic farm-direct popsicle business, where she earned the unofficial title Jill-of-all-Trades for her talent at working in all aspects of the business.

    In late 2016, Rachel moved to Santa Barbara. She joined the Chamber team as an Administrative Assistant and quickly stepped into the robust role of Business Resource Coordinator. She supports the Chamber and our members with a focus on efficiency, expediency, and excellent customer service. Rachel manages our front office, assists in organizing Chamber events, designs our marketing materials, manages our website and is spearheading our Green Business Certification. She helped organize the first Open Streets Carpinteria, and is involved with various other local events.

    She spends her free time walking the beach picking up trash, soaking up the sunshine, surfing, hiking, gardening, reading, and dabbling in creative projects. She still sometimes dreams of popsicles.


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  • Ana Delgado                    Intern

  • Ana Delgado is the Chamber's summer intern! She recently graduated from Carpinteria High School and will be attending University of California, Santa Barbara Fall 2017 pursuing a degree in Political Science. Ana is assisting the Chamber by helping with events, preparing our database for the launch of our new website, and lending a creative hand to our social media presence (among other things!). She will also be managing a blog detailing the experiences of a Junior Carpinterian of the Year Scholarship Recipient, a scholarship that is fund-raised by the Chamber. 

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