Chamber Staff

Jessica Perkins Bainbridge Chamber

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.

Jessica leads the Chamber charge for member services, community relations, marketing outreach, and events.


tj Faddis Bainbridge Chamber

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.


Island Ambassadors
Elizabeth Mordhorst
Matt Rothe
Karla Sammons
Anna Short

Business Ambassadors
tj Faddis
Diane Landry
Margaret Millmore
Barbara Ochota

Volunteer Crew
Frances Burress
Tory Felkey
Margaret Millmore
Matt Rothe
Derek Stabelfeldt
Joe Stanko
Barbara Tolliver
Tracie Waxman

Photo Credits:
Brian C. Jaynes, BCJ Media
Nick Felkey, Nick Felkey Photography
Stefan Goldby, Chemistry Productions
Brenda Franklin, Genuine Image Photography