Our Team


Shores & Islands Ohio professionals are proud to promote our destination and are eager to assist with requests. Please consult our staff directory to contact the appropriate person for your needs. Or, contact Public Relations Manager Jill Bauer with your needs and she will arrange for the appropriate staff member to respond.

Larry Fletcher

Larry Fletcher President

Oversees all company operations for Shores & Islands Ohio

Dawn Weinhardt

Dawn Weinhardt Vice President of Operations

Administrative, financial, and human resources

Marketing & Sales Team

Ben Simon

Ben Simon Director of Marketing & Sales

Development and implementation of all forms of marketing, PR, social media, research, and metrics for the Shores & Islands region. Oversees the Marketing & Sales team.

Jennifer Yochem

Jennifer Yochem Assistant Marketing Director

Graphic design, marketing, photography and Travel Guide production.


Tiffany Frisch Assistant Director of Group Accounts

Oversees all group sales and services operations, group marketing, and Conference and Event Grant. Responsible for corporate and sports markets.

Jill Bauer

Jill Bauer Public Relations Manager

Media and public relations, e-newsletters, marketing research

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Dayton Barnett Social Media Manager

All things social...Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tik Tok, etc.

Emma Melter

Emma Melter Group Accounts Manager

Responsible for group sales and services for Associations and Specialized groups including reunions and religious groups.

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Travis Nash CMS Manager

Website and CRM development, maintenance and optimization.

Destination Development & Experience Team

Amanda Smith Rasnick

Amanda Smith Rasnick Destination Development & Experience Director

Destination management; primarily working with residents, tourism industry partners, elected officials, and community and economic development organizations to enhance the experiences people have when visiting the Shores & Islands Ohio region.

Nichole Wade

Nichole Wade Assistant Destination Experience Director

Responsible for assisting Destination Development & Experience Director with partner relations as well as welcome center activities and projects by supporting the entire Visitor Experience team.

Brian Shifflet

Brian Shifflet Visitor Experience Manager-West Welcome Center

Visitor experience staff management, calendar of events maintenance, information database management.

Angie George

Angie George Visitor Experience Manager-East Welcome Center

Visitor experience staff management, literature distribution, information database management.

Joseph Sugalski

Joseph Sugalski Destination Experience Manager

Partner content, guest inquiries, assists Motorcoach and student groups.

Abigail Summers

Abby Summers Visitor Experience Coordinator

Partner content, event listings, guest inquiries.

Operations & Facilities Management

Duane Myers

Duane Myers Facilities & Logistics Manager

Welcome center facility management, special events, leisure trade show logistics.

Visitor Info

Quyen Wolfe Operations Manager

Bookkeeping, guest services, data verification