Stefan Goldby, President & CEO
Born and raised in England, Goldby has spent three successful decades generating millions of dollars in new revenues for clients and overseeing multiple rounds of fundraising in Ohio, Colorado and California. As co-owner of Chemistry Productions, Stefan has extensive experience leading projects with a wide variety of brands, artists, nonprofits, and events in the entertainment, media and retail sectors.
He moved with his wife and two children to Bainbridge Island in 2015 and quickly became involved in business development, e-commerce and early-stage financing for multiple local companies and nonprofits. Stefan also led community efforts to launch both the Bainbridge Strong campaign and the digital Bainbridge Island General Store.
Stefan’s role at the Bainbridge Chamber is the perfect forum for his special blend of hyphenation: It brings together multi-tasking, partnership-building, mutually-beneficial dealmaking, business-and-economic development, and wide-ranging community advocacy.
He also makes a lovely cup of tea.
Jessica Perkins, Vice President of Community Engagement
Jessica Perkins and her family originally moved to Bainbridge Island in 2010 and opened a farm-to-table restaurant, Local Harvest Restaurant. As an owner of a small business, she found her passion of connecting people and community partnerships.
Jessica is a passionate supporter of the Bainbridge community and brings a great depth of experience in developing strong member and community partnerships built at BIMA, the Peacock Family Center, and as a former board member of the Downtown Association.
Previously she managed multiple galas for JDRF in Seattle and raised more than $6 million. Across her career, she has worked in marketing, membership, and development for numerous non-profits, including a sea turtle hospital, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for blindness, and an association to advocate for natural products.
In her new role, Jessica will lead the Chamber charge for member services, community relations, marketing outreach, and events.
tj Faddis, Operations Manager
Most people know tj Faddis from her very public role as manager/projectionist at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. There she would greet patrons at the box office, present concise, fully researched film notes before each show, then run upstairs to wrestle the 35mm projector beasts to ensure a quality presentation.
Others know her from her work at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, where she signed on before it was actually built and then had the luxury of gliding through beautifully curated galleries on her way to the Frank Buxton Auditorium, where a digital projector beastie lay waiting to try to out-best her.
tj came out of covid lockdown and retirement to help put the finishing touches on the Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 remodel and then stepped things up to become Operations Manager – providing assistance for Department of Licensing business, oversees the Fish & Wildlife Desk, helps visitors and locals with Island information and activities, and manages the Chamber’s teams of Island and Business Ambassadors.
Incredibly, tj has time to be in the movies – helping BIMA procure film rights, running the annual Manhattan Short Festival, and sometimes curating her own film series in BIMA’s smARTfilm Series programs on Tuesdays.
Kris Rothert, Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Supervisor
Kris started at the Chamber as a visitor host in 2006, and quickly became invaluable in helping set up many and various Chamber events. He started training to be an agent for our Washington State DOL vehicle and vessel sub-agency in 2010 and received his certification in 2012.
A life-time fan of all things automotive, he was a natural fit for the job.