About Us

A Voice for Seattle Restaurants

The Seattle Restaurant Alliance is a voice for Seattle restaurants, advocating on behalf of the more than 2,700 restaurants in Seattle. 

Our mission: To develop an active network of restaurant owners, operators and managers focused on the issues that impact the Seattle restaurant community.

Principles to live by as Seattle restaurateurs:

  • Be a resource to fellow restaurateurs and of value to the community

  • Create a healthy and sustainable business environment

  • Operate responsibly and ethically

  • Help your employees and community prosper

Seattle restaurant association board members

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Linda Di Lello Morton

President, Terra Plata

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Eric Tanaka

Education Committee, Tom Douglas Restaurant

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Stephanie Storvik

Community Engagement Committee, Door Dash

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Todd Carden

Community Engagement Committee, Elliott Bay Brewing Co.

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Destiny Sund

Communications Committee, The Confectional

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Trey Lamont

Communications Committee, Jerk Shack

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Jasmine Donovan

Communications Committee, Dick's Drive-In

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Paul Osher

Committee & Education Committee, Porkchop & Co.

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Steve Hooper

Government Affairs Committee, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Seattle restaurant association staff

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John Lane

Director of Local Government Affairs

John Lane joined the SRA in July 2015. He brings extensive public policy experience from his previous experience as legislative and legal counsel at the Office of Financial Management (2013-2015), a senior policy advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee on public safety and government operations (2013), executive policy adviser to Chris Gregoire (2005-2013) and the assistant attorney general (2001-05). He holds a law degree from Seattle University and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

Contact John at johnl@wahospitality.org

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Teddi McGuire

Local Government Affairs Coordinator

Teddi McGuire joined the SRA in October 2017. Prior to joining the SRA, Teddi worked in economic development at the City of Federal Way and spent time abroad in Belfast working for the U.S. Consulate. She has a B.A. in political science from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A from Seattle University.

Contact Teddi at teddim@washospitality.org

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Jacque Coe, APR

Communications Manager

Jacque Coe joined the SRA in March of 2019 as PR Manager.  Jacque’s first career was in television journalist—working as a reporter, anchor and news director, including her last role as planning editor for KING-TV.  She went on to lead strategic communications for the Washington Lottery, the Dairy Farmers of Washington, as well as the Bellevue and Seattle school districts.  She holds a B.A. in communications from Eastern Washington University.  

Contact Jacque at jacquec@wahospitality.org

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