I have the opportunity to show National and Regional Meeting Planners the city of Grand Rapids and have them experience why it's the perfect destination to hold their Conference.
I work with Planners involved with the following markets: Corporate, Pharmaceutical, Finance/Insurance, Environmental, Technical/Engineering, Greek Sororities and Women's Groups.
Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Minor in Business from Grand Valley State University, Certified Tourism Ambassador
MPI and PCMA
How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?
How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?
I have been in the Hospitality Industry for about 15 years, working in Food & Beverage, Hotels, Event Planning and Sales. I realized that I loved it all but how can I do it all at once, and this lead me to Experience Grand Rapids. I am now able to represent the entire city and still have ties to all my past experiences.
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Somewhere new. I want to experience a new city or new activity each time I travel.
One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?
If you enjoy Art, Culture, Beer or Food you came to the right city. There is so much to do, see and experience! Anything you're looking for will be on our website or if you prefer to talk to someone in person, visit the GOSite downtown in the Art Museum.