2017 Honorees

Congratulations to this year’s Spirit of Marin Honorees as selected by the Marin County Chambers of Commerce.

Since its inception in 1993, the Spirit of Marin Award has been presented to over 300 leading citizens and businesses. Each honoree’s outstanding achievements exemplify a professional and civic commitment that significantly benefits our community. Visionary leadership, professional excellence, and above all, a deep commitment to the community define the “Spirit of Marin.”


Tori Puliz

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Business Citizen of the Year
Corte Madera Chamber

Bradley Real Estate
Nancy Dunne, Ray Bakowski,
Spirit Wiseman & John Shaw
Business of the Year
Fairfax Chamber

Rosie De Alvarez

National Latino Peace Officers Association
Volunteer of the Year
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin

Helen Russell
Equator Coffee & Teas
Business Citizen of the Year
Larkspur Chamber

The Outdoor Art Club

Susan Johnson & Maria Hilakos Hanke
Business of the Year
Mill Valley Chamber

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Karah Parschauer
Large Business of the Year
Novato Chamber

Valley Oak Wealth Management

Tim Russell
Small Business of the Year
Novato Chamber

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. James McDonald
Business of the Year
San Anselmo Chamber

EO Products

Susan Griffin-Black & Brad Black
Large Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber

Sun First Solar

Aran Moore
Small Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber

Shelby Van Meter

Sausalito Beautiful
Volunteer of the Year
Sausalito Chamber

Steve Sears

Sam’s Anchor Cafe
Volunteer of the Year
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber

Joyce Goldfield

Volunteer of the Year
West Marin Chamber