2018 Board of Directors
Sean Schuur, Chairman
Sean Schuur is owner of Sure Mortgage. He is a member of the Pismo Beach and Nipomo Rotary Clubs, and volunteers with several organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, Elks Club, Cuesta Crankers, Arroyo Grande Car Club, International Footprinters, and the Annual Turkey Trot. He was named the Pismo Coast Board of Realtors Affiliate of the Year three times, The San Luis Obispo Board of Realtors Affiliate of the year, was past president of the Pismo Beach and Nipomo Chamber of Commerce and was Named Citizen of the Year for the Nipomo Chamber as well as Citizen of the Year for the City of Arroyo Grande. But he’s probably most proud of being named the official Santa Claus of Southern San Luis Obispo County by the Salvation Army.
Michael Morrison, Immediate Past Chairman
Michael Morrison is with US Bank in Arroyo Grande. Michael brings with him 12 plus years of experience in managing financial institutions and several years of experience working for small businesses. He has assisted in opening three offices from the ground up; two of which set a current record for new accounts established in the first 90 days for that specific institution. On a more personal note, Mike grew up in the Central Valley surrounded by a family working in agriculture and small business owners. He has lived in several areas including Chico, CA and Denver, Co, fulfilling his adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors. Mike is an avid snowboarder having been to more than 25 resorts across North America. He also enjoys surfing, hiking, rafting, fishing and hunting, just to name a few hobbies. Most importantly, he is the proud father of an American Bulldog named Mr. Ace Morrison. Finally, Mike loves serving the community and volunteering his time to several charities. He also serves as a board member for the following organizations: Special Olympics in SLO County, Arroyo Grande Rotary and Veterans Committee for the Ocean Elks Lodge.
Stacy A. Korsgaden, Vice Chairman
Stacy A. Korsgaden started her agency 27 years ago in Arroyo Grande, Ca. after graduating from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Her agency, started after college by calling the phone book. With 8 employees, the agency services over 8000 policies in force and is committed to making sure her clients have accurate coverage and are provided superior service. Stacy has been awarded President’s Council award 10 times. President’s Council Members are recognized as Farmer’s highest honor based on outstanding performance in the areas of production, quality of business, all-lines underwriting gain, overall professionalism, and support and contribution to the success of the state and the company.
Jim Walker, Secretary
Jim serves as the Vice President, Premier Banking Manager at the Arroyo Grande branch of Pacific Premier Bank. A lifelong Central Coast resident, he earned a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Jim has many years of Central Coast banking experience, holding branch manager positions at several area banks for over 20 years. He is an active member of the community, serving as Past-President of the Rotary Club of the Five Cities Eco, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Los Osos Valley Chamber of Commerce and former Treasurer of the Pismo Beach & Five Cities Rotary Club. Jim lives in Arroyo Grande
Wendell Cottle, Treasurer
Wendell Cottle is Laetitia's Vice President Chief Financial Officer, managing all financial and technical matters. Wendell began life as a botanist. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Cal State University, Sacramento, Master's Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and PhD through the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University. After having spent several years as a chemist, he gravitated to accounting and finance. Upon returning to California, he joined a public accounting firm in the Napa Valley, where he earned his CPA license. Wendell held financial positions at V. Sattui Winery and Sanford Winery before joining Laetitia in 2006. Wendell's lifelong involvement in agriculture has spanned the spectrum from picking tomatoes as a teenager to performing scientific research on cork biosynthesis, and now to winery and vineyard finances. He serves on the Board of Directors of California Community Forests Foundation, the Wine and Viticulture Program Advisory Council at Cal Poly, and the steering committee for the wine industry's Direct-to-Consumer Symposium. Wendell and his wife Barbara live on the east side of Arroyo Grande where they are stewards of a small native live oak forest.
Eric Daniels, Director
Eric leads PG& E's public affairs activities and strategies in San Benito and Monterey Counties, and in the Five Cities area of San Luis Obispo County. His role is to partner with cities and counties, community-based organizations, and environmental and business organizations to enhance customer loyalty, environmental leadership, community engagement, and corporate goodwill. Prior to coming to PG&E, Eric worked as an advocate for the aerospace industry in Sacramento, Washington, DC, and internationally, and before that he served as a staff member to numerous local elected officials in Sacramento and Washington, DC.
Natalie Thomas, Director
Natalie serves as the Co-owner of Computer Techs, Inc., in Arroyo Grande. She and her husband, Lyle, started Computer Techs in Pasadena, CA in 1998. They moved the business to be closer to family and paradise in 2004. Prior to Computer Techs, Natalie and Lyle were long haul truck drivers, exploring the United States and getting paid for it. Prior to that, Natalie was an Administrative Assistant at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. In her "off" time she enjoys time spent with their two grown daughters. She is an active, current member of the Chamber Ambassadors, serving as Chairwoman in 2015, and has been recognized as Ambassador of the Year by her peers in 2014. Natalie and her husband live in Arroyo Grande.
Erika Bylund, Director
Erika Bylund is Vice President and Co-Founder of Point Sur Wealth Management, Inc. She graduated with a B.A. in Geology from Pomona College, Claremont and obtained her MBA from the Orfalea College of Business at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Prior to co-founding Point Sur Wealth Management in 2016, she was Vice President at an independent wealth management firm where she managed qualified plans. Her primary role was compliance monitoring, plan maintenance and participant education. She was also responsible for insurance case design, portfolio management, and advanced planning strategies for the firm's individual clients. Erika serves on the finance committee for the French Hospital Foundation and is co-chair for the Foundation's Annual Gala. She also devotes time as a guest speaker for Cal Poly's finance club and Elite College Planning & Prep's financial aid workshops. She enjoys mentoring high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in financial services.
Tony Goetz, Director
Tony Goetz is the owner of The Casitas of Arroyo Grande, A luxury B&B and event venue (The Casitas Estate) in the beautiful wine country of Arroyo Grande and the Central Coast. Stunning views, private rooms with separate entrances and exquisite furnishings.
Tom Forde, Director
Dena Bellman, Director
Scott Astrosky, Director