Meet The Staff

Meredith Matthews (she/her)
Executive Director

Meredith brings a wealth of diverse experience from years of work in our community, such as energy programs, office administration, education, human resources, business management, and civic engagement. She currently serves as Vice-Mayor of Arcata.   She looks forward to collaborating with our business and non-profit community.

Gloria Baker (She/Her)
Operations & Event Manager
Office: 707.897.6004

Gloria Baker was hired in November 2022 as the Arcata Chamber of Commerce’s Operations Manager. Her responsibilities include managing all day-to-day operations, engaging current and prospective members, coordinating events, social media management and so much more. She is the right-hand person of the Executive Director. Gloria also owns Hounds of Humboldt which will be the first Indoor-Outdoor Dog Park and Taproom in Humboldt County. She also does website design and is a local event planner.

Zach Lathouris (He/Him)
Social Media & Marketing Coordinator
Office: 707.897.6004

Zachary Lathouris is a photographer and multimedia professional who has lived all over the United States and in Humboldt since 2013. He is passionate about covering live events (especially music), taking portraits of people, and direct action when it comes to community involvement. Zach graduated from Humboldt State University in 2015 with a Major in Broadcast Journalism and has worked in local radio, print, and broadcasting.