I'm the main point of contact for travel and local media. I reach out to travel journalists, bloggers and social media influencers to see if they are interested in visiting Grand Rapids and experiencing everything the city has to offer. I also maintain relationships with the local media to share what EXGR is organizationally doing in relation to events, promotions, updates etc.
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University
Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)
Board Member, West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Midwest Travel Journalist Association
Society of American Travel Writers
How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?
How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?
Working at EXGR is how I became a part of the tourism industry.
Favorite Vacation Spot?
I'm still searching
One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?
Check out the local breweries! Even if you aren't a beer drinker (like myself) trying craft beer is an experience and the food menus are unique and delicious. A few of my favorites are Founders, HopCat, and The Mitten!