Officers & Directors
Karen Falk, Executive Director, – Karen Falk is a former Executive Director for Southern Delaware Tourism, Karen is no stranger to Milton and numerous communities throughout Sussex County, Delaware, and Delmarva. She comes to Milton with years of experience in economic
development, tourism, business development, marketing, and nonprofit industries, and is a former business owner herself.
Sam Weiland, Treasurer – Sam Weiland, FP&A Manager of Hospitality at Boston Beer Company/Dogfish Head, moved to the area in 2017. Since relocating, Sam has been exploring opportunities to serve the community that he and his family love so much, and the Chamber is thrilled that he has chosen to accept the role of Treasurer of the Milton Chamber. Sam’s mission is to support the financial strength of the Milton Chamber of Commerce so that the Chamber can provide the most amount of support possible to local businesses within and surrounding the Milton area. Sam looks forward to meeting, getting to know, and supporting all of the business owners within the Milton area!
Nitan Soni - Nitan Soni, Team Lead of The Nitan Soni Group of Northrop Realty, transitioned to Sussex County with his family in 2015, and has been a full-time resident of Milton since 2020. Community relationships are at the center of Nitan’s personal and professional life. He has involved himself in many local clubs and organizations, in addition to serving on the board of MCC his is also currently serving on the Milton Theatre Advisory committee and the Milton Economic Development Committee. Nitan has much appreciation for the town of Milton and considers it one of the hidden gems of Southern Delaware. He and his family have begun laying strong roots in the area and he looks forward to serving our town in any way that he can.
Tom Jones – Tom Jones, owner, and operator of the Irish Eyes Restaurants in Milton and Lewes has been an integral part of the Milton community for years. Tom and his family give so much to Milton, not only through their restaurant but through the many events, they host throughout the year. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Bring Mayberry Back to Milton festivals are just two examples of events that would not be possible without the work of Tom and his wife Charlene, and their passion to give back to their community. Tom looks forward to continuing to support all Milton businesses while serving on the Milton Chamber Board of Directors
Michael Clark – Mike Clark, Branch Manager of the Security Instruments Milton office, has supported the Milton Chamber for years. A long-time resident of Milton, Mike and his wife Kathy have devoted much of their time to giving back to their community. Events such as the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival, Bargains on the Broadkill and the Great Duck Race, and the Milton Holly Festival have been possible year after year thanks to their commitment to these events. Mike looks forward to continuing to support Milton businesses by serving on the Milton Board of Directors as Past-President.
Vicki Sammons – Vicki Sammons, owner and operator of Victoria’s Salon on Chestnut Street in Milton, has been active in the Milton Chamber for many years. Vicki is the former Vice President of the Chamber and looks forward to continuing to support the Chamber by serving on the Board of Directors.
Marie Mayor – Marie's brief Background: Marie Mayor is the owner of Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor at 18864 Cool Spring Road in Milton DE 19968. The farm is open daily 10 am to 4 pm between April 1 and December 31. Call for hours January through March.
Marie Mayor has farmed lavender for over 20 years and makes soap and other bath and beauty products at the farm that are shipped to wholesale and retail customers throughout the United States. Her farm won the Delaware Small Business Administration Award for best woman owned business in 2012.
Before becoming a lavender farmer Marie worked at the Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore County (MD) Public Schools and concluded her career in education at the US Department of Education in 2009.
Dr. Bonnie G. Hall – Bonnie was employed with Delaware Technical Community College (Jack F. Owens Campus) in Georgetown, DE for 29+ years. She dedicated her professional career to serving the voiceless and underrepresented. Bonnie is a graduate of Delaware Tech (Associate degree in Business Administration); Delaware State College/University (BS/MBA degree); and the University of Delaware (Doctorate in Educational Leadership). Bonnie loves her community and makes every effort to ensure that it has a voice and representation at the table. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Southern Delaware Tourism's Board of Directors in promoting tourism and collaborating with Sussex County's Chambers of Commerce to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and to enrich the visitors’ overall experience. Bonnie recently joined the Milton Chamber of Commerce as a board member. She is a proud member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe and takes pride in its rich history, culture, and heritage. Bonnie chairs the Scholarship and Commemoration Committees for the Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc. For the past four years, she has been a member of the Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) within the Peninsula-Delaware Conference. Also, she is a member of the University of Delaware's Sea-Grant Advisory Board. Bonnie is a life-long resident of Sussex County and enjoys the uniqueness and beauty of this area.
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To become a member of the Milton Chamber of Commerce, please contact the Chamber office. An electronic application will be forwarded to you. Patron members are also welcome to join. Your input is important to this civic business organization.