Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year nominees are recognized for their contributions to the Chamber's programs and activities. These wonderful people have given their time, talents, energies, and expertise in an effort to enhance the business community and the community at large. The 2017 nominees are Darren Eisele of Hood Canal Communications, Lisa Perry of Sierrra Pacific Industries, and Julie Nichols of Whitehouse & Nichols, LLP.

Volunteer of the Year 2016 - Dan Cooling


Dan Cooling came to Shelton’s Anchor Bank in 2014 where he serves as the branch manager after beginning his career in sales. The zeal with which Dan approaches his work, continuing education, and leadership training “gives him a fresh, positive perspective. He is a constant source of encouragement and vision to his team and his professional network.” Dan is member of the Chamber’s Member Services Committee, where he has been active in the Lemonade Day program at Hood Canal School and has become a proponent for expanding educational partnerships. He also serves as the president of United Way of Mason County and volunteers with Crossroads Housing and Skookum Rotary Club.

A Nod to Our Remaining Nominees


Stephanie Boysen opened event venue Bella Acres after spending years as an emergency services volunteer, active parent, and a successful business venturist. As a Chamber Ambassador, Stephanie volunteers to assist new businesses as they join the Chamber and serves as the welcoming committee and cheerleader for nearly every event. With a busy calendar of her own, Stephanie never hesitates to lend a helping hand when asked. She frequently offers her time, know-how, and equipment for everything from event staging to collecting flower baskets at the end of the Chamber’s summer beautification program. “Her kind heart and humble nature make her an approachable ambassador, a strong volunteer and generous entrepreneur.”


Lloyd Mullen, a transplant to Mason County, quickly embraced the community. Lloyd worked diligently in his capacity as manager of the Journal to connect with community’s businesses and non-profits. He served on the Chamber’s Ambassadors Committee onboarding new members and was a key member of the planning committee for the 2016 Business Expo & Bite of Mason County. Lloyd also served as a board member of the Olympic College Foundation, promoting the higher education institution throughout the region. “His desire to help businesses and people thrive is clear and his talent is matched only by his good humor.”


See a complete list of past award winners.