Kentucky Department of Tourism
500 Mero St., 5th floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
I am a native Kentuckian and am privileged to be able to promote my home state as a tourism destination. In my spare time there is nothing I enjoy more than fishing.
Kentucky is my home and I enjoying talking about all the wonderful places to visit and see in my home state. My husband and I have planted our small acreage with KY native plants, trees and enjoying bird watching and taking care of our three dogs.
I serve as the cultural heritage tourism director for KDT, and originally came to Kentucky for work in the great outdoors on what I thought to be a one year experiment. Now many years later, I have the privilege of introducing visitors to all the wonderful things best about Kentucky, especially exploring Kentucky’s less-known stories and hidden gems.
I am a graduate of the Art Institute of California and served in the United States Marine Corps before joining the tourism industry at ShelbyKYtourism. As the International and Domestic Sales Director, I thrive on the opportunity to focus more attention on partnerships, and data to assist in showcasing the great Commonwealth of Kentucky with visitors, sightseers, and wanderers alike.
I am the program research coordinator. I am married and have two dogs and a kitten. My husband and I love to travel, hike, fish, and spend time with family. My favorite place in Kentucky is the mountains in eastern Kentucky.
I love making memories on exciting trips and vacations with my family, spending time with my pets at home, or just relaxing and diving into a great book. You’ll typically find me attending a tour at a historic site or museum somewhere around the Commonwealth.
My work as a consultant brought me to Kentucky many times, but it wasn’t until I was a tourist in 2012 that my eyes were opened to the state’s beauty and charm. Three years later, this lifelong Chicagoan became a resident of Kentucky. I joined this amazing Tourism team in March 2023 and am thrilled to be managing a program designed to support the further development of this vital industry. I enjoy getting to know the state and all it has to offer via the back roads, taking the scenic route (with an occasional detour).
I am a proud Kentuckian and graduate of Eastern Kentucky University who enjoys learning about the unique people, places and traditions that make up our state and sharing those stories. Prior to this role I worked in public relations supporting the bourbon industry for several years, and before that reported for a handful of newspapers across Kentucky as a journalist.
I am an army brat, born at Ft. Knox, but raised mostly in southeast Virginia. I studied journalism at Spring Hill College and I have written for newspapers in Mississippi, Virginia and most recently The State Journal in Frankfort. While I love writing and always find my way back to it, I have spent time in several other industries. I have worked as a bartender, court stenographer, soldier, lifeguard, hotel sales coordinator and a golf course greenskeeper to name a few. In a stroke of good fortune, I was hired on at Kentucky Department of Tourism in July 2023. I am so excited to be able to use my skillset to tell people how amazing the Bluegrass State is and why they should come visit.
I am a native Kentuckian and holds a B.A. in history from Georgetown College. As social media specialist at the KY Department of Tourism, it’s my mission to promote the Commonwealth through social media channels, keeping an eye on trends and analyzing the performance of content to direct the public to the best our home state has to offer. In my spare time, I am a writer, filmmaker, musician and outdoorsman, and I like to play with my pet rabbit.
I am the marketing director and have been with the department since 1997. I am married with 2 daughters and 4 grandkids. We all love to travel and spend a lot of time on the water. My favorite Kentucky place is Cumberland Falls.
I have been a graphic designer for the Kentucky Department of Tourism since 2003. I am married with two kiddos. We love to travel and we also love coming back home to our life in the country, where we often go for walks and bike rides. Making memories with my family is my favorite thing to do.
I am the administrator for the Extranet and website. It is exciting to be returning to the Department of Tourism after a 6 year hiatus. I love sharing all the wonderful things Kentucky has to offer. My partner and I spend time with our grandkids and our sweet dog.
Hello, I am the Regional Marketing & Matching Funds Program manager. I started this adventure with the department 36 years ago. My 27 year old son Tyler, is my pride and joy along with his beautiful wife Taylor. Vacations are my favorite hobby and attending tourism events with my selfie stick, so smile next time you see me.
It was with great enthusiasm I joined KDT in January 2021 as the Regional Marketing & Matching Funds Program Assistant. Having worked in the state’s travel & tourism industry for over four decades, this opportunity enabled me to remain employed in a rewarding career path, stay connected to statewide partners and offer assistance in areas that help contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy.
I began as the welcome center manager in 2018 and have been in state government since 2003. I oversee daily operations and tourism employees of our seven welcome centers. I live in Franklin County, KY with my wife and our two children. I enjoy watching my kids play sports, hunting and fishing. We are always traveling the state in search of new adventures.
Bullitt County Welcome Center, I-65 South
Christian County Welcome Center, I-24 West
Franklin Welcome Center, I-65 North
Grayson Welcome Center, I-64 West (TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS)
Shelby County Welcome Center, I-64 East
Whitehaven Welcome Center, I-24 East
Williamsburg Welcome Center, I-75 North
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