Matt is a fourth generation South Kitsap resident, and has a long history of working with small businesses. He hopes to continue taking steps to make the Chamber a resource for local businesses by providing them training and offering other support to help them increase their sales and improve their profits. Matt looks forward to working in the community to make it a better place to live and do business. After graduating from Gonzaga, Matt returned to his hometown of Port Orchard, became a real estate agent, and opened a bookstore with his wife, Linda. Together, they were active in the Fathoms O’Fun organization and the Chamber of Commerce.
Later, Matt became the Area Support Manager for Mail Boxes Etc., supporting local franchisees across the Olympic Peninsula, helping them with virtually all aspects of running their business. He worked with owners on marketing, accounting, and operations. As manager, he was rapidly promoted from covering the Olympic Peninsula to working with over 60 franchisees across all of Western Washington. In this capacity, Matt was instrumental in franchises’ transitions from Mail Boxes Etc. to The UPS Store.
After nearly 10 years providing marketing and operational support to local franchisees, Matt went on to manage a string of 10 The UPS Store franchises in Pierce County. After leaving The UPS Store franchise system, Matt worked as the Director of Business Development for a Native American firm researching and responding to federal agency procurement requests.
Most recently, Matt was employed by Dex Media, a full service media company offering integrated marketing solutions. In working with them, he helped small businesses increase their sales and improve their profits. Matt enjoys encouraging and promoting local businesses and has experience dealing with the day-to-day issues that plague small business owners. As Chamber Director, he feels the Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in supporting local businesses and nurturing the community’s economy.
Desiree Steffens is a past Port Orchard Chamber president, previous board member, and previously owned two local small businesses (Make it Perfect Wedding & Event Planning and Capriccio Catering). She currently serves the Chamber in a part time role, assisting with daily operations. She and her husband have lived in Port Orchard for upwards of 15 years, and look forward to continuing their contributions to our community.
Soriandy Sutman’s duties include assisting the executive director. Tasks can range from setting up the social media page to handling accounting information. You maybe able to spot her attending various events pertaining to the Port Orchard community such as the farmers market, the Jingle Bell Run, and the annual Fathoms parade.
After being born and raised in Spanaway, WA for the majority of her childhood, at the age of 12 she shifted her way over to Port Orchard. Soriandy has now lived in Port Orchard for over eight years and she became a graduate from South Kitsap School District in 2014. Later on she attended a couple of years at Olympic College and became a hostess at various restaurants.
Soriandy also had the opportunity to participate in the Fathom's O Fun scholarship program for two years. Being a past Fathom's O Fun royalty court member, she had an opportunity to interact with officials and local business owners.
In her spare time Soriandy enjoys adventuring to new places, riding horses, listening to music, and going to the gym.
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