Meet the team

With a shared passion for our vibrant Bend community, the Visit Bend staff is committed to promoting responsible tourism, sustainable practices, and a culture of inclusivity. We aim to make every visitor’s experience feel personal and connected. When we’re not hard at work, you’ll find us embracing all that makes Bend special, whether it’s exploring the trails, fishing the rivers, or soaking up the vibes at an outdoor concert.

Valerie Wilson

Valerie Wilson

VP, Operations + Policy

Nate Wyeth

VP, Marketing + Communications

Catherine Carroll

Catherine Carroll, staff member at Visit Bend

Visitor Center Manager

Kelli Carrow

Kelli Carrow

Marketing Manager

Patty DiRienzo

Patty DiRienzo

Visitor Information Specialist

Tawna Fenske

Tawna Fenske

PR + Communications Manager

Serena Bishop Gordon

Serena Bishop Gordon

Sustainability Director

Kerri Griffee

Kerri Griffee

Visitor Information Specialist

Laurel Hunter

Laurel Hunter

Marketing Director

Justin Keyes-Bundy

Justin Keyes-Bundy

Digital Content Manager

Jason Lusk

Jason Lusk

Special Projects Manager

Elena Pressprich

Elena Pressprich

Visual Content Manager