About Ed!

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

Board Members

Elected at the Annual Meeting, April 11, 2023


Jen Lawson, Crow

Open Door Representative, Term Ends 4/26


Jen Lawson opened Crow in November 2019, making it one of Edmonds newest boutiques! Before opening Crow, Jen was busy as a full-time jewelry designer selling to boutiques, doing pop-ups and local markets. When not at Crow or making jewelry, she enjoys spending time with her teenage triplets and husband of 20 years.

Olivia Brown Latham, Seattle Sugar Spa


Olivia Brown-Latham

By Appointment Representative, Term Ends 4/25


Olivia has been bringing professional Body Sugaring Hair Removal and Natural Clinical Skincare to Edmonds for over 7 years, and to the world for over 30 years! She also serves on the board of the Edmond Chamber Of Commerce and believes community engagement is an important part of business ownership.

Jason Arnhill, Ed! Board


Jason Arnhill, Treasurer

Open Door Representative, Term Ends 4/26


Jason is a recent inductee into the Edmonds way of life. He started working with People's Bank in downtown Edmonds on Halloween of 2022, and just like a restless spirit, he is pretty chill. If a blur happens to pass you in the early morning, that's probably Jason going for a daily run.

Beth Sanger, Ombu Salon + Spa

Beth Sanger, Ombu Salon + Spa

By Apppointment Representative, Term Ends 4/24


Beth is the owner of Ombu Salon + Spa on 3rd Avenue in Edmonds. When she isn’t at the shop, you’ll find her playing with plants, walking her dogs, or enjoying the sunshine with Tom.

Robert Boehlke, House Wares

Robert Boehlke, House Wares

Open Door Representative, Term Ends 4/24


Robert Boehlke has been the owner of House Wares since 1999. He is a previous Ed! board member (president 2016). He is motivated by the momentum of Ed, and is eager to give back to his local business community.

Venus Forteza, Ed! Board

Venus Forteza, Maize & Barley

Open Door Representative, Term Ends 4/24


Venus Forteza (she/her/ella) is the owner of Maize & Barley. She is member of the WA Brewer’s Guild DEIA committee, Seattle Pink Boots Society leadership team and recently a co-organizer for the Seattle National Homebrew Competition. Venus has been active in the beer community since her start as a home brewer in 2004. As a small business owner she prides herself in the relationships she's created with the farmers, breweries, wineries & cideries with whom she works. She understands how this engagement plays an integral role in access to resources & the building of sustainable communities.

Kimberly Koenig

Kimberly Koenig, Rogue

Open Door Representative, Term Ends 4/25


Kimberly is the owner of Rogue Boutique in Downtown Edmonds. Kimberly and her husband Jeff are grateful to have called Edmonds home for the past 14 years. When she is not in the shop or on the hunt for fashion trends, you'll find her out running, volunteering or being the personal driver and social coordinator for her two daughters.

Cheryl Farrish, Certa Farrish Law Group

By Appointment Representative, Term Ends 4/25


Cheryl is a partner at Certa Farrish Law Group, where her practice focuses on representing those who have been injured due to the negligence of others. When not in court, she enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors with her husband, three sons, and Australian cattle dog.

Ricky Bobadilla, Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina

Ricky Bobadilla, Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina

Open Door, Term Ends 4/25


Ricky manages Santa Fe Mexican Grill off of 5th and Main, right next to the fountain in the heart of downtown. He loves being in the center of it all and is grateful to form part of such a resilient and thriving community since 2019. When he's not spending long hours at the restaurant, Ricky is on the golf course, snowboarding, attending a concert, or exploring all the amazing food, drinks, and sights the PNW has to offer.

Lisa Epstein, Salish Insurance Group

Lisa Epstein, Salish Insurance Group

By Appointment Representative, Term Ends 4/26


Lisa has been in the insurance and financial services industry for over 20 years, and prior to that, she taught elementary school for 6 years. Lisa holds a bachelor of science in liberal studies and a master’s degree in education. Lisa has somewhat successfully launched two boys, Xander, 25, and Cam, 22. She loves spending time outside anytime she can—enjoying hiking, kayaking, bass fishing on the many beautiful lakes in Washington, and anything in on or around the water.

Carrie Hulbert

Carrie Hulbert

Ed! Program Manager


Carrie has called Edmonds home since 2006, and enjoys traveling and exploring with her husband and son. She loves strategizing and executing programs to enhance downtown and the local businesses that make this such a great community!


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 held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8am via Zoom. 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 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. While these organizations are separate, the overlap of membership will ensure continuity and coordination of downtown enhancement efforts.