Employee of the Year

The Tribal Convenience Store Association Employee of the Year Award recognizes three employees annually at our Annual September membership meeting.

Employees are recognized for exceptional performance, productivity, customer service, and other initiatives. Nominations must be received by June 30 of each year.

Who Can Nominate?
All Tribal Convenience Store Association members are eligible to make nominations, which will be evaluated by a committee.

Who is Eligible?
All full-time and part-time employees of a Tribal Convenience Store Association member

The individual displays leadership within their organization, commitment to a good job, loyalty to their customers and employer, and superior customer service. This individual also contributes to the community outside their place of employment.

Past Winners


  • Ed Rosen, Store Manager, Nisqually Markets. 
    Nominated by: Tony Liberal, Director of Operations, Nisqually Markets
  • Josh Robinson, Store Supervisor, Cowlitz Crossing.
    Nominated by: Sara Englehart, Store Manager, Cowlitz Crossing
  • Trisha Munn, Assistant Store Manager, Marine View Ventures
    Nominated by: Michael Shamblin, General Manager, Marine View Ventures.


  • Merton "Chief" Soloman, Associate with Colville Fuels - Tribal Trails
    Nominated by John MacClain, Tribal Employment Rights Office Director, The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
  • Keesha Jefferson, Assistant Manager, Fisherman's Cove Store.
    Nominated by Shannon Horne, Director of Retail Operations, Lummi Commercial Company.
  • Denise Zunie, Assistant Manager, Cowlitz Tobacco Outlet.
    Nominated by Marie Murray, Manager, Cowlitz Tobacco Outlet, Cowlitz Tribe.


  • Tim Busch, Cowlitz Crossing
  • Editha Laureta, Tahoma Market
  • David Gutenkauf, Quil Ceda Village


  • Karen Solomon, Fisherman's Cove
  • Lisa Turner, End of the Trail #2
  • Barbie Weaver, Kamilche Trading Post


  • Gene Wright, Nooksack Market Center
  • Linda Barron, Masi Shop - PME
  • Shawn Hartzog, Nisqually Markets


  • Chanel Rutt, Marine View Ventures
  • Kathleen Inama, 206 Tobacco & Fine Spirits