About Ed!

We are the Business Improvement District in Downtown Edmonds, Washington.

Board Members

Elected at the Annual Meeting, April 25, 2018


Kiersten Christensen, Insurance Services Group

By Appointment Representative


A passion for telling stories and a desire to help others, Kiersten combines the best of both worlds as Director of Communications at Insurance Services Group. When she's not sharing insurance know-how and news, she's likely chasing after her two little girls. Born and raised in Edmonds, Kiersten enjoys rediscovering and exploring all the places, experiences, and people this neighborhood has to offer with her family and friends.

Vice President

Matt McCulloch, Peoples Bank

Open Door Representative


Matt is the Lead Relationship Manager at Peoples Bank and has served downtown Edmonds since 2016. Outside of working hours you are likely to find Matt playing soccer with his children or enjoying the fare at some of Edmonds' many fine restaurants with his wife.


Petra Rousu, The Savvy Traveler, Inc.

Open Door Representative


Petra Rousu is the owner of The Savvy Traveler in Edmonds, established in 1997. Petra is a long-time Edmonds resident and enjoys seeing the community thrive. In her spare time she travels the world as much as possible.


Jenny Shore, The Wooden Spoon

Open Door Representative


Jenny is a co-owner of The Wooden Spoon kitchen shop, a family-owned business established in downtown Edmonds in 1971. When not restocking cookie cutters she can be found in her garden, playing the ukulele or spending time with her husband Tony and family.

Apple Catha, Apple Catha Massage Therapy

By Appointment Representative


Pacific Northwest Native and longtime Edmonds resident, Apple offers Blissful Massage for EveryBody at her studio in the historic Beeson Building in Downtown Edmonds. When not massaging or volunteering with Ed!, Apple can be found spending time with her 2 children and exploring the beauty of the world.

Mark VonGunten, Ten Gun Design

By Appointment Representative


Mark is a partner at Ten Gun Design, which set up roots in Edmonds 10 years ago. When not focusing on growing his business, he spends most of his time with his wife, keeping up with his two daughters activities.

Mary Kay Sneeringer, Edmonds Bookshop

Open Door Representative


Edmonds Bookshop was founded in 1972. Mary Kay and her husband, David Brewster, assumed ownership 17 years ago after careers in the book business. When she is not reading or recommending books she likes to walk along the waterfront or dig in her garden. She takes advantage of Edmonds having a first rate concert venue by attending lots of shows at ECA.

James Spangler, Spangler Book Exchange

Open Door Representative


James is the proprietor of Spangler Books at 111 4th Ave N. He opened his first book store in 1989. His father was a bookseller and his mother was a librarian – books are in his blood! As a local columnist, he’s been writing about Edmonds for about five years. You can find his art, entertainment and restaurant reviews at MyEdmondsNew.com. James has a strong interest in promoting art, food, and entertainment here in town.


The Edmonds Downtown Alliance is governed by a member advisory board made up of a balanced group of member businesses; big and small, retail and service.

The members advisory board, with input from members, is responsible for designing, creating, and implementing a work plan and budget each fall.

Advisory Board meetings are help on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 8 am at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave North, Room 225. Please join us.

Elections for the Advisory Board are held each April during our annual meeting.


The members advisory board may include some ratepayers who are also affiliated with the Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association and the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. While these organizations are separate, the overlap of membership will ensure continuity and coordination of downtown enhancement efforts.