Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Staff

MT HOOD TERRITORY STAFF

Administration

Danielle Cowan

Danielle Cowan

Executive Director
Office: 503-655-8420
Cell: 503-701-4333
Fax: 503-742-5907
danielle@mthoodterritory.com

Danielle is responsible for the overall management of the tourism program and is lead staff support to the TDC.

Janice Nilson

Janice Nilson

Administrative Analyst
Office: 503-655-8490
Fax: 503-742-5907
janice@mthoodterritory.com


Janice is the glue that holds the team together and is responsible for the day to day management of the office.

Community Partnership

Jim Austin

Jim Austin

Community Relations Lead
Office: 503-742-5901
Cell: 503-706-5449
Fax: 503-742-5907
jim@mthoodterritory.com

Jim is the TCA liaison to the local level. He represents TCA at Chamber functions, coordinates the Community Partnership Program process, he oversees the matching fund programs and assists applicants with a complete application and provides assistance to new partners in learning how to work with TCA opportunities.

Tourism Development

Samara Phelps

Samara Phelps

Development Lead
Office: 503-742-5910
Cell: 971-334-9479
Fax: 503-742-5907
samara@mthoodterritory.com

Samara is the department’s Development Lead overseeing Tourism’s development grants and programs. She works with industry and community partners to enhance local tourism product improving the visitor experience and optimizing the benefits of tourism for local communities. Samara serves on the Oregon Agritourism Partnership, Ski Oregon and Oregon Tour Travel Alliance boards.

Aaron Liersemann

Aaron Liersemann

Development Specialist
Office: 503-742-5920
Cell: 971-219-9202
Fax: 503-742-5907
aaron@mthoodterritory.com

Aaron is one of the Destination Development Specialists in the department. He works under the direction of the Destination Development Lead. His work involves developing tourism programs with local businesses in the areas of international travel trade, heritage and cultural tourism as well as agritourism and outdoor recreation.

Jeannie Panchal

Jeannie Panchal

Development Specialist
Office: 503-742-5915
Cell: 303-359-0901
Fax: 503-742-5907
jeannie@mthoodterritory.com

As a Destination Development Specialists in the department, Jeannie works under the direction of the Destination Development Lead. Her work involves international travel trade missions, familiarization tours and new product development as well as facilitating the implementation of water tourism and sustainability strategies.

Marketing

Jeannine Breshears

Jeannine Breshears

Marketing & Programs Manager
Office: 503-655-8419
Cell: 503-709-7488
Fax: 503-742-5907
jeannine@mthoodterritory.com

Jeannine is responsible for the coordination of the marketing materials including printed, digital, advertising and promotions. She works closely with the marketing agency, Borders Perrin Norrander (BPN), and manages the coordination of the marketing contracts for international and packaged/group marketing, website, fulfillment, and the RCMP programs through Travel Oregon.

Ithaca Janzen

Ithaca Janzen

Marketing Assistant
Office: 503-655-8465
Fax: 503-742-5907
ithaca@mthoodterritory.com


Ithaca is responsible for assisting the marketing/communications team with the day to day marketing efforts. She supports the development and proofing of business-to-business printed materials, maintains the TCA database of partners and the website, keeps the lodging listings and calendar of events up to date on the web, coordinates co-op advertising sales, and assists in reporting research studies.

Annie Bailey Austin

Annie Bailey Austin

Communications & Public Relations Lead
Office: 503-742-5952
Cell: 503-473-6545
Fax: 503-742-5907
annie@mthoodterritory.com

Annie is the media relations contact and oversees the public relations communication strategy. She works with publications and freelance writers to both proactively pitch story ideas for the Territory as well as to respond to requests for assistance from the media. She arranges educational (FAM) trips for qualified media. She maintains a database of up to date media contacts, supplies information for guides/directories and serves as the spokesperson for the Territory to the travel media. She assists local businesses and events in the Territory to create media plans.

Casey Knopik

Casey Knopik

Communications Specialist - Public Relations
Office: 503-742-5953
Fax: 503-742-5907
casey@mthoodterritory.com

Casey works with Annie to execute the public relations and communications strategy for Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. He also manages the RCTP public relations efforts and serves as the main contact for Travel Oregon, the Portland Region, the Willamette Valley and the Hood-Gorge region callouts and requests.

Jarrod Lyman

Jarrod Lyman

Communications Specialist Senior
Office: 503-742-5978
Cell: 503-312-1895
Fax: 503-742-5907
jarrod@mthoodterritory.com


Jarrod handles Mt. Hood Territory’s day-to-day social media presence and local media relations. He also creates and distributes The Territory’s monthly email newsletter, as well as regularly writes original content for its blog. Other duties include handling in-house design and production of promotional materials and presentations, as well as creating photo and video content for multiple channels. Chat with him at #OMHT.

Molly Johnson

Molly Johnson

Communications Specialist - Content, Social Media
Office: 503-655-8421
Cell: 971-201-2168
Fax: 503-742-5907
molly@mthoodterritory.com

Molly works with Jarrod to implement the teams content and social media objectives on the website, social channels and printed publications. Writing and proofing articles for the website, coordinating Facebook Live partner features weekly, curating and soliciting for photo and video content and managing the yearly content calendar. Additional duties include collaborating with the PR team on special projects and working with our advertising agency, BPN, on campaigns and creative. #OMHT

Daniel Gering

Daniel Gering

Marketing Technologist
Office: 503-723-4985
Fax: 503-742-5907
dan@mthoodterritory.com


Dan works under the direction of Jeannine to manage our website – www.mthoodterritory.com - and is responsible for the daily upkeep of the information, the organization of the database, tracking use of the site, monitoring technology trends and recommending changes in the site.

John Richards

John Richards

Mobile Visitor Information Coordinator
Office: 503-742-5980
Cell: 503-545-2062
Fax: 503-742-5907
mvic@mthoodterritory.com

John is responsible for scheduling and appearances of the Mobile Visitor Information Center (MVIC) van at festivals and events in Clackamas County and around the Pacific Northwest. He also solicits coupon offers from tourism partners and develops and implements promotions and contests.

Lizzie Keenan

Lizzie Keenan

Regional Program Specialist
Office: 503-655-8458
Fax: 916-494-8943
lizzie@hood-gorge.com


Lizzie serves as the regional representative for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region. Duties include: PR and project coordinator, providing staff support for all marketing, public relations, travel trade, and development programs for the region. Heather is contracted to represent the four counties of the greater Portland region in the motorcoach/group tour market segment and Oceana. She works from an office located at the Travel Portland office. Her contact with TCA is managed through Jeannine Breshears.

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