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Travel Lane County

Our team of destination marketing professionals reflects 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.

Phone: 541.484.5307
Fax: 541.343.6335


Kari Westlund

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 and Administration

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

Amanda Neill Administrative Assistant

Amanda provides administrative assistance to the President & CEO, VP of Finance and Administration, Board of Directors and staff.

Stakeholder Relations

Andy Vobora

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.

Megan Temple - Visitor Center Manager

Megan Temple Senior Director of Partner & Community Engagement

Megan manages all Travel Lane County member data, administration and communications, and organizes member events and trainings.

Haley Mendez

Haley Mendez Member and Community Engagement Coordinator

Haley helps members maximize their partnership with Travel Lane County by tracking and fulfilling member benefits.

Connor Nolan

Connor Nolan Destination Development Manager

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.

Integrated Marketing

Emily Forsha

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 Morgan - Director of Content Strategy

Taj Barnhart Morgan Director of Content Strategy

Taj manages the Eugene, Cascades & Coast website, including content 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.

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Melanie Griffin Art Director

Melanie guides the creative team in the conception, design and execution of all visual materials, creates original copy, photography and video to support marketing initiatives across departments, and manages the organization’s library of creative assets.

Destination Marketing

Natalie Inouye - Vice President of Destination Marketing

Natalie Inouye Executive 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.

Tourism Sales & Marketing

Stephen Hoshaw - Senior Director of Tourism Marketing

Stephen Hoshaw Senior Director, Tourism

Stephen leads the strategic promotion of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast destination to the leisure market.

Meg Trendler, Director of Tourism Sales

Meg Trendler Director of Tourism Sales

Meg provides support for travel trade, independent international visitors and the film/video industry, including coordinating tours, developing group itineraries, offering resources for international travelers, and hosting media.

Julia Voigt, Tourism Marketing Manager

Julia Voigt Tourism Marketing Manager

Julia supports digital content and public relations strategies to promote Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination, including social media management, consumer email marketing and digital content creation.

Visitor Services

Johanna Roseberg - Visitor Services Specialist

Johanna Roseberg Visitor Services Specialist

Johanna greets visitors in our Visitor Center and on the phone to direct them to outstanding experiences in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.

Convention Sales & Services

Juanita Metzler - Senior Director of Conventions

Juanita Metzler, CMP, CGMP, SEPC Senior Director, Conventions

Juanita secures meeting and conference bookings for the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region and manages all local and national meeting markets.

Brian Saunders, Convention Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Brian Saunders Convention Services Manager

Brian provides convention services support and assists meeting and event planners in planning, promoting and holding their meetings and events in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.

Convention & Sports Marketing

Philis McLennan - Director of Conventions and Sports Marketing

Philis McLennan Director, Conventions & Sports Marketing

Philis develops and implements the marketing program to position the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region as a convention and sports destination.

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission

J.B. Carney - Senior Director of the Sports Commission

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.

Ella Perez - Director of Event Operations

Ella Perez Director of Event Operations, Sports

Ella supports the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission and assists sports event planners in promoting, planning, and conducting the best possible event for their organization.

Kate Walkup

Kate Walkup Sports Sales & Marketing Coordinator

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