Travel Lane County
Our team of destination marketing professionals reflect decades of industry experience, forward thinking, versatile skill sets and relationship building. Our work inspires people to experience and appreciate Lane County (Eugene, Cascades & Coast), creating opportunities, a sense of place, and stronger communities.
Travel Lane County visitor information services and administrative offices are located at 754 Olive St, Eugene OR 97401.
Kari Westlund President & CEO
Kari is a tourism industry leader, adept in strategic destination marketing and organizational management. She has led Travel Lane County since 1996, navigating significant changes in travel trends, technology and community growth. Kari contributes to many local and state committees and currently serves on the board of the U.S. Travel Association. As the leading authority on the Eugene, Cascades & Coast visitor industry, she is the official spokesperson for Travel Lane County.
Liz Bocking Vice President of Finance & Adminstration
Liz is responsible for the financial and administrative oversight of Travel Lane County. She oversees day-to-day operational systems, human resources and adherence to organizational guidelines and policy.
Amanda Neill Administrative Assistant
Amanda provides administrative and supportive assistance to the President & CEO, VP of Finance & Administration, Board of Directors, managers and staff. Amanda is responsible for maintaining office supplies inventory, troubleshooting video conferencing technology, reviewing and updating operational procedures, assisting with maintaining human resource files, identifying opportunities for ongoing staff training and development, and processing organizational documents. Additionally, Amanda supports the Board of Directors by organizing meeting locations, catering, and RSVPs, updating orientation documents, and organizing committee meetings.
Andy Vobora Vice President of Stakeholder Relations
Andy oversees all local media communications, press releases and external reports. He is the primary community liaison for regional government, business and community groups. As a spokesperson for Travel Lane County, Andy specializes in relationship building, industry advocacy and community education.
Megan Temple Senior Director of Partner & Community Engagement
Megan manages all Travel Lane County member data, administration and communications, organizes member events and trainings, and assists with editing print publications and member-related content on the website. A native Oregonian, Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwest Christian University and holds a Master's degree from Bushnell University.
Connor Nolan Destination Development Manager
Connor creates products and programs that enhance the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region (Lane County) as a destination. He attends regional and statewide tourism groups to share emerging opportunities across leisure, sports, and convention markets with our community partners. Connor connects stakeholders to Travel Lane County services and statewide tourism programs and collaborates with them on ways to ready their community for growing visitor demand.
Emily Forsha Vice President of Integrated Marketing
Emily leads the implementation and management of digital tools and platforms, branding and creative services, and photo and video production to support marketing strategies across all of Travel Lane County's target markets.
Taj Barnhart Morgan Director of Content Strategy
Taj manages the Eugene, Cascades & Coast website. She trains staff across all departments on content platforms, development and implementation. She specializes in search engine optimization, user experience and analytics, as well as writing and editing copy and maintaining the style guide.
Melanie Griffin Art Director
Melanie guides the creative team in the conception, design and execution of all visual materials. She also creates content to support the marketing initiatives across departments, including copywriting, original photography and photo/video editing. She manages the organization’s library of creative assets and assists with requests from media and partners.
Natalie Inouye Vice President of Destination Marketing
Natalie oversees comprehensive destination marketing and sales for the leisure, convention and sports markets. Natalie's decades of service in the visitor industry, combined with her extensive community outreach and connections, make her a key leader in countywide tourism promotions.
Stephen Hoshaw Senior Director, Tourism
Stephen leads the Tourism department, overseeing strategic promotion of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast destination to the leisure market.
Meg Trendler Director of Tourism Sales
Meg provides support for travel trade, independent international visitors and the film/video industry. She coordinates tours, develops group itineraries, offers resources for international travelers, scouts film locations and assists with permit information. Meg also hosts media and is an excellent culinary and local history resource.
Julia Voigt Tourism Marketing Manager
Julia supports digital content and public relations strategies to promote Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination.
Joshua Dichoso Visitor Center Manager
Joshua relocated from the island of Guam in 2021. With a strong retail sales background and a passion for visitor services, Joshua oversees Travel Lane County's visitor center.
Johanna Roseberg Visitor Services Specialist
Johanna greets visitors in our Visitor Center and on the phone directing them to outstanding experiences in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.
Juanita Metzler, CMP, CGMP, SEPC Senior Director, Conventions
Juanita secures meeting and conference bookings for the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. She manages all local and national meeting markets. She specializes in business-to-business relationship building.
Linda Norris Director of Convention Services
Linda provides in-market support for convention meeting planners. She assists with venue and activity arrangements, delegate itineraries and tour options, and dining and transportation recommendations. Linda coordinates welcome table services, delegate information packets, "Show your badge" discount programs, meeting micro-sites and pre-conference collateral. Additionally, Linda offers resources for reunions, weddings and other group events.
Brian Saunders Convention Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Brian assists the Conventions team in both sales and marketing efforts. Brian graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Geography and came to Oregon to participate in the Resource Assistance for Rural Economies (RARE) Americorps program through the University of Oregon.
Philis McLennan Director, Conventions & Sports Marketing
Philis is responsible for implementation of a successful marketing and social media program promoting the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region as a convention and sports destination.
J.B. Carney Senior Director, Sports
J.B. oversees the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, focusing on growing the local sports event economy through excellent sales and services programs and effective target marketing. J.B.'s professional experience as a general manager and director of sales at a variety of hotel properties dates back to 2005. He holds a Bachelor's degree and Master's of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.
Ella Perez Director of Event Operations, Sports
Ella supports sports sales efforts and assists sports event planners in promoting, planning, and conducting the best possible event for their organization. A native of Eugene, Ella holds a Bachelor's degree from Oregon State University and a Master's degree from the University of Texas. Her work experience includes event and operations management at the university level, for collegiate conferences, and the College Football Playoff.
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