During my 14 years at Yakima Valley Tourism, I have immersed myself in hospitality industry associations/organizations such as WSAE, MPI and SGMP. Having the opportunity to serve on boards for WSAE and SGMP, has really allowed me to understand the hospitality industry from all angles. Native to the Yakima Valley, I have continued to be involved in my community in organizations like the Junior League of Yakima and currently sit on the board for YWCA Yakima and the City of Yakima Parks and Recreation Commission. My focus is primarily government groups and business trade associations.
I attribute much of my success to working with a very supportive YVT and Sales Team, not to mention having such a great ‘product’ to sell! After receiving my History degree from Central Washington University, I taught elementary school for 3 years and coached softball at Yakima Valley Community College. I have gained the respect of my colleagues and clients through my ‘can do’ attitude, taking the time to get to know my clients’ needs and, of course, my knowledge of the Yakima Valley.