I am a creative and dedicated member of any team, eager to have a basic knowledge of all functions of a company in order to make strategic and thoughtful decisions within my immediate role. As the Marketing Manager for Visit Oceanside, I have had the privilege of interacting with local business owners, residents and visitors to gain a diverse perspective on what people love about Oceanside. I have been able to use my “insider” knowledge to make Oceanside a leading visitor destination in Southern California. Marketing a destination over the last 4 years has given me the tremendous opportunity to grow as a professional and discover the complexity of the hospitality industry. Uniquely, when marketing a destination, I have had to creatively paint a picture in order to sell an experience and a state-of-mind for an individual, family or group. I believe that my strong foundation of marketing a feeling, will give me greater insight into conveying the excitement and emotions of marketing a tangible item. For the next stage of my career, I would like to work for a larger organization with room for internal advancements. In my leisure time I love being a “tourist”. I enjoy to try new things and experience new places. Whether it is taking a day-trip on the train to explore a new city, participating in a behind-the-scenes tour of a business or planning an extended trip with friends and family, learning and exploring is definitely a passion of mine.