Episode 10

Published on:

29th Jun 2021

EWM INSIGHTS with Special Guest - Kandace Barnes, Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO

Kandace Barnes is a Washington native, graduated from Seattle Pacific

University with a degree in marketing before earning her M.B.A. . She then

a post baccalaureate in Visual Communications. With a passion for

problem solving and cutting through the clutter, Kandace spent the first half

of her career focusing on product marketing, communication, and special

events, specifically within large corporations including Verizon Wireless.

After making several trans-continental moves, Kandace returned to the

PNW and made the transition into higher education where she developed

and marketed new and innovative graduate programs, helped colleges with

communications and fundraising, and created prospecting tools for the

University of Washington, Trinity Lutheran College, and Seattle Pacific


More recently, as the executive director for the Snohomish STEM Network,

Kandace worked closely with economic and workforce development

initiatives and local industry, findings ways for businesses to connect with

the community, create partnerships, and establish relationships. She is a

graduate of Leadership Snohomish County, and has served as a

representative on many county-wide initiatives including COVID recovery

short and long-term planning.

Kandace lives with her two young daughters and husband, and their St.

Berdoodle puppy, Coco. She enjoys listening to live music, cooking for

family and friends, and being near the ocean in any capacity. She serves

on the board of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival and the Mukilteo Police

Foundation, is an advisor for Leadership Launch, and is always looking for

ways to support her community and help individuals and businesses with

marketing and communications solutions.

Kandace Barnes, President and CEO

Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce

Contact Info

Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (425) 347-1456

Email: kandace@mukilteochamber.org

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About the Podcast

Ellis Wealth Management, LLC presents EWM INSIGHTS, a content-rich lifestyle podcast that goes beyond the checklists, to-do lists, and mere financial markets to celebrate HUMAN CAPITAL.
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Paul Bertrand Ellis, CIMA®

Paul Bertrand Ellis, CIMA® is the Managing Director of Ellis Wealth Management, LLC

Paul is an accomplished 25 year financial industry veteran. In addition to various investment and insurance licenses, he holds certification as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) through Investments & Wealth Institute and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In his practice, Paul provides a values-based approach focusing on high net worth wealth management. Professional service and open communication make Paul a personal advocate and passionate client portfolio director.

Paul is an active member of the Investments & Wealth Institute, and member of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

His volunteer activities have included serving as Chair of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, Co- Chair of the U.W Foster School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Development, and Past -President of the Office of Minority Affairs Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program at the University of Washington.

Paul also participates in various local community projects and initiatives.

As a graduate of the University of Washington, Paul strives to help students achieve their potential through learning and growth opportunities, and is a known engaging guest speaker.

Seattle Magazine has consistently named Paul to The Best Wealth Managers List and he has been named among America’s Most Honored Professionals by American Registry.