Marketing, ExperienceGR.com website, social media, development of Experience Grand Rapids support materials, Experience Grand Rapids brand and logo use and project manage special projects.
Bachelor of Arts with a Major of Advertising - Michigan State University, Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)
Grand Rapids Social Marketing, Destination Marketing Association International, Simpleview WEB User Group
How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?
How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?
My first job was cleaning hotel rooms at Point West, a resort in Holland, MI. My first job after college was marketing travel destinations for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (travel agency). I've spent that last 15 years with Experience Grand Rapids - marketing our great destination!
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Disneyland with my family.
One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?
Oh, just one? If you're traveling with kids, make sure you visit the John Ball Zoo - it's a great urban zoo that the kids will love (and not get too tired exploring)! Also, make time for the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - their Lena Meijer Children's Garden is perfect for kids - and don't forget to bring a change of clothes (the Great Lakes Garden is fun to splash in)!