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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 Fort Ord, 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.


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Steve McShane

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

For 15 years Steve McShane was owner and general manager of McShanes Nursery & Landscape Supply. He has worked in farming, organic fertilizers & state government.  Steve is a third-term Salinas City Councilman, with 20 years of public service experience. Steve is Chair of the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD), Chair of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) & Chair of Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE). Steve also serves on the boards for the California State Van Pool Authority (CalVans), the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, and local Cal Poly Alumni Association. Steve is married to Danielle. They have one son, Patrick, and one daughter, Molly. When not working he enjoys hiking, gardening, and travel.


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Ileen Groves

Bookkeeping Partner

Kevin Dayton

Kevin Dayton

Government Affairs Consultant

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