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.
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 assistance to the President & CEO, VP of Finance and Administration, Board of Directors and staff.
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 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 Member and Community Engagement Coordinator
Haley helps members maximize their partnership with Travel Lane County by tracking and fulfilling member benefits.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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 Sports Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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