Samara PhelpsExecutive Director
Samara is responsible for the overall management of the tourism program and is lead staff support to the TDC. Samara will continue to lead tourism in the role of Tourism Manager.
Danielle CowanSpecial Projects & Strategic Partnerships
Janice NilsonAdministrative Analyst
Jim AustinCommunity Relations Lead
Aaron LiersemannDevelopment Specialist
To our Invaluable Partners: What I will miss about this position is the joy I got from working and establishing relationships with all of you. From collaborating on projects to simply dropping by for a visit and chat, you have been amazing to work with and I will always be grateful for the time spent and the friendships created. I wish you all the very best and hope to see you all at some point in the near future. Stay safe, Aaron
Jeannie PanchalDevelopment Specialist
Jeannine BreshearsMarketing & Programs Manager
Having worked for Clackamas County Tourism promoting Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory (OMHT) for more than 16 years has been an amazing opportunity and one I will cherish forever. Serving the businesses and individual partners has been priority and the cornerstone of our values and work efforts. The collaborations and creativity among staff and tourism partners have delivered some amazing and award-winning results. What I will miss most are the relationships, for what started as professional interactions with both staff and industry members have grown and developed into valuable lasting friendships. I wish the businesses of OMHT success as they work on recovery in a post COVID world and hope our professional paths cross again in the near future. Onward and upward - Jeannine.
Ithaca JanzenMarketing Assistant
Thank you to all of the wonderful business and industry partners that I have had the pleasure to work with in this role. I am proud of the work we have accomplished together and look forward to all the great things you will continue to do! -Ithaca
Annie Bailey AustinCommunications & Public Relations Lead
Jarrod LymanCommunications Specialist Senior
I've sat staring at a computer screen for well over an hour typing and deleting messages; this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to write. I cherish the partnerships that have turned into friendships over the past seven years. While Mt. Hood Territory is graced with uncommon beauty and natural wonders, it's our amazing business owners and their dedicated staff that make us a truly wonderful destination. I know that when travel returns, our visitors will be greeted by friendly service and smiling faces, going the extra mile. I wish each of you unparalleled success in the future. Feel free to contact me at anytime; I don't want employment status to break any of the connections we've forged.
Molly JohnsonCommunications Specialist - Content, Social Media
Daniel GeringMarketing Technologist
I just want to thank all those I have worked with over the last 14 years. The people who make up Mt. Hood Territory are what made my job so enjoyable. Thank you and I wish everyone the best. ~ Daniel Gering