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Lindsey Knight

Membership Development Director
Direct Phone: (831) 585-1287


Phillip Saldana

Operations & Accounts Manager
Direct Phone: (831) 751-7725

Lindsey Knight joined the Salinas Chamber as our Membership Development Director after serving over a decade in the nonprofit sector. She brought with her a passion to serve our community, bring people together, and engage with business owners and community members in Monterey County. Lindsey grew up in Carmel Valley and attended San Jose State University to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. After years of service supporting nonprofits in Portland and Chicago she returned home to be closer to her family, enjoy beach walks and hikes, and to get a tan (she was over the rain and snow).



A native of Southern California, Phillip moved to Salinas in 2008. Phillip started working with the Chamber in 2016. He spends his free time staying active by riding his bicycle or running the rails at Toro Park, or photographing our beautiful Monterey County. Phillip is very businesslike and can’t stand to have any items remain on his To-Do List for longer than seven minutes. Also, he’s an aggressive Cross-Fitter and the jokes he likes to make in his personal life are too racy for us to share here.


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Shae Scarr

Member Services Coordinator
Direct Phone: (831) 585-1286

Shae was born and raised in Salinas, California and after finishing her degree at Chapman University with a BA in Marketing, she joined on with the Chamber as Member Services Coordinator. Prior to the Chamber, Shae worked with local nonprofits as well as within the agricultural industry. She enjoys travel of any kind, whether that be weekends in the Sierra Nevadas or international trips.



Paul J. Farmer

CEO & Chief Member Advocate
Phone: (831) 751-7725

Paul has led the Salinas Valley Chamber since 2012, earning our Chamber national recognition in two out of the last three years. In 2019, he was one of only 7 people nationwide to earn the Certified Chamber Executive credential from the national Chamber Association.

Previously, Paul worked in high-tech in Silicon Valley and Mexico City and has founded and owned several local small businesses. Fluent in three languages and conversant in three more, he loves traveling, volunteering and making you smile.


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