Lake Erie Shores & Islands 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

Twitter: @2stix
Oversees all company operations for Lake Erie Shores & Islands

East Welcome Center

Dawn Weinhardt

Vice President of Operations
Administrative, financial, and human resources

Bryan Edwards

Marketing and Communications Director
Management of advertising, public relations, and social media programs

Amanda Smith Rasnick

Director of Group Accounts
Manages all group-related operations. Group Marketing, Group Tradeshows, Group Partnerships, Erie County Conference Support and Event Grant, Corporate, Field initial group sales inquiries.

Jill Bauer

Public Relations Manager
Media and public relations, e-newsletters, marketing research

Abby Miller

Social Media Manager,, @ShoresIslandsOH
Social media, calendar of events maintenance, digital sign postings

Angie George

Visitor Services Manager
Travel Counselor staff management, literature distribution, information database management

Jennifer Yochem

Creative Manager
Graphic design, marketing, photography and Travel Guide production

Evelyn Bates

Visitor Services Specialist
Assists visitors in welcome center, management aid, literature distribution, information database management

Mackenzie Toll

Partner Relations Manager
Main liaison to tourism partners, welcoming new tourism-related businesses, educating current and new partners on advertising opportunities and programs available

Weston Strayer

Sports Tourism Manager
Representative for group focus market-sports

West Welcome Center

Cathy Halstead

Managing Director
Administrative, financial and human resources

Duane Myers

Special Projects Manager
Special events management, leisure trade shows

Mary Ann Snider

Visitor Services Manager
Visitor Services staff management, calendar of events maintenance, information database management

Tiffany Frisch

Group Account Manager
Representative for group focus markets- Association, Religious, and Specialized

Brian Shifflet

Group Experience Manager
Representative for group focus markets- Group Tour/Motorcoach, Reunion, Student, and Wedding

Martha Stonerook

Visitor Information Specialist
Assists visitors in welcome center, literature distribution administration