Visit Huntington Beach Staff
Nicole Llido, IOM, CTA Vice President of Administration and Community Engagement
Nicole oversees office operations including HR, finance, and IT, and the Visitor & Partner Services department. She’s often seen out and about in the community, supporting events and assisting our industry partners.
Susan Valen, CMP Director of Sales
Susan leads the sales department at Visit Huntington Beach. She is an Orange County native and enjoys spending time outdoors horseback riding, beach time with her dog Lillie, golfing, hiking, and yoga. She supports the Surfrider Foundation; Red Bucket Equine Rescue and is an equestrian volunteer for the L.A. County Sheriffs Equestrian Posse.
Heather Saez, CTA Senior Manager of Tourism and Partner Services
Heather oversees the Visitor & Partner Services Department, including the knowledgeable Visitor Experience Specialists who provide information to our visitors about all things Surf City USA. Leading the partner outreach program, Heather also educates local businesses and attractions on ways to partner with Visit Huntington Beach and how to attract the tourism market.
Cassidy Roosen Digital Marketing Manager
Cassidy is responsible for a variety of digital advertising, social media, website, email marketing and analytical research initiatives to attract local, state, national, and international tourism media for Visit Huntington Beach, in collaboration with the VHB team.
Hannah Sutton, CTA Marketing Coordinator
Hannah coordinates content creation to keep Huntington Beach looking and sounding as rad as it is on social media and through email newsletters. She also works to bring film productions to town and assists in the development of strategic communications, campaign development, print advertising, and more.
Kevin Keller, CTA Visitor Experience Specialist
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, Kevin has nearly 10 years of experience working with VHB. Many of those years were spent operating the Visitor Information Kiosk at the Pier, and you still might find him there. During his free time you'll probably find him catchin' a wave or fishing.
Denice Yeager, CTA Visitor Experience Specialist
Denice brings her love of helping people to everything she does. You might find her doing crafts with the kids at special events, giving recommendations at the Visitor Information Kiosk, or grabbing her morning coffee from Starbucks.
Jeff Campana, CTA Visitor Experience Specialist
Jeff is retired from the auto industry but chooses to keep himself active in various community organizations as well as working part time with VHB. He enjoys learning about HB's history, and you'll probably meet him if you attend a guided walking tour with us.
Donald Stern Visitor Experience Specialist
Donald joined the Visitor Services team for the 2023 summer season after graduating from Edison High School. Outside of working at the visitor information kiosk, Donald enjoys watching his favorite Nascar driver, Chase Elliott. Donald aspires to complete a degree in Business Management and will be attending Orange Coast College in Fall 2023.