Two new staff members have joined the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.
Alicia Moreno is the chamber’s new communications and program coordinator. Moreno spent two with AmeriCorps NCCC, then earned her masters in social work at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, where she concentrated in community organizing and policy and administration.
She will oversee the major community events and festivals, work with the chamber’s Log Cabin Visitor Center volunteers and manage the chamber’s communications. Moreno spends much of her free time growing food and experimenting with new recipes and is always on the lookout for the next culinary adventure.
Megan Des Jardins is the new development and community engagement coordinator. A Pacific Northwest native, Des Jardins holds degrees in both history and art history. She spent her early career heading up the contemporary art gallery Winston Wachter Fine Art in Seattle before moving to London to accept a position at the Tate Britain. After returning home to the Northwest, she worked independently with clients as an art advisor and most recently as a project manager with Dale Chihuly Studio in Seattle.
Des Jardins volunteers her time for several non-profit organizations, including the Edmonds Kiwanis Club.
The two replace two former chamber employees — Jan Nicholas and Stephanie Johnstone — who resigned in August.