About MLTBA 2018-10-10T17:07:58+00:00

Get to Know Us

Meet Our Board of Directors

Maria Ellis – President

Maria Ellis is the owner of Espresso Break. This business opened in 1993 and was the first drive-through espresso stand in Mountlake Terrace. She has been involved with the MLTBA for the past 4 years and took on the role as president a year and a half ago. As president of the MLTBA, Maria is passionate about supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.

Jamie Stidham – Vice-President

Jamie Stidham is the owner of Junkzilla. Her business is based in Mountlake Terrace but her company services outlying areas as well.  Junkzilla is a full service hauling company that helps get rid of your unwanted items and helps you simplify your life.  Jamie joined the Board in March of 2015.  She joined the business association to be more involved and give back to the community.  Jamie is excited to be on the board and loves seeing her community grow.  She enjoys skiing and cooking.

Jeanette Davelaar – Tresasurer

Jeanette Davelaar has been with Sound Community Bank for 14 years and in the banking industry for over 17 years. Sound Community Bank has been providing the Puget Sound area with the best personal and business financial accounts and services for over 60 years. It is a local bank based here in Mountlake Terrace and works to improve our community and offer the best service possible. Sound Community Bank has been a member of the Mountlake Terrace Business Association since July 2014. That was the same time Jeanette joined the MLTBA board as the treasurer. Jeanette joined the MLTBA organization because it helps support the growth and vitality of businesses as well as participates and contributes to the community.

Tricia Payne – Secretary

Tricia grew up in the MLT area and is the Operations Manager at Cascade Elite Gymnastics, where she has been since 2009. Cascade Elite joined the MLTBA in 2016, and Tricia has been on the Board of Directors since 2017 and moved into the Secretary in 2018. She is currently a full-time student at CWU, working on her Bachelors in Business Administration. Tricia enjoys working with and giving back to the Mountlake Terrace community.

Justin Elsner – Board Member

Justin is the owner of Elsner Lawfirm, and he greatly enjoys helping his clients navigate their legal needs.  He makes an effort to educate people about their case and other legal matters as much as possible.  Justin is a big believer in educating people so that they are able to assist themselves and most importantly know their legal rights.  In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, and friends, and participating in triathlons. Justin joined the Board in early 2018.

Leona Rehm – Board Member

Leona Rehm has been a personal business coach for over 12 years. She has been part of the Mountlake Terrace community for 20 years. Married since 1973, she is a mother of three adult children and a grandmother. She is all about turning hope and dreams into reality through her coaching. She joined the MLTBA this year as a board member. Her goal for the MLTBA is to help the association grow and help local business owner’s become successful.

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