Visit Huntington Beach Staff

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Kelly Miller, CDME
President & CEO

Kelly is the VHB team leader, responsible for strategic destination management and vision setting. He is a true tourism industry advocate and Surf City USA champion!

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John Ehlenfeldt, CDME, CMP
Executive Vice President of Sales and Administration

John oversees VHB group sales and, when not traveling for a tradeshow, can be found wearing his Human Resources and Administration hat back at the office.

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Susan Thomas, CDME
Chief Marketing Officer

Susan is the strategic destination marketing guru, responsible for brand leadership, and overall marketing, communications, travel trade and film management.

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Steffany Sensenbach
Office Manager

Steffany cracks the whip around the office and keeps everything running smoothly.

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Nicole Llido
Director of Information Technology and Visitor & Partner Services

Nicole reboots office computers to fix them and is our CRM/ CMS wizard, in addition to managing all things IT for our DMO. As Director of Visitor and Partner Services, she manages the Ambassador, Visitor Kiosk, and Volunteer Programs. She's often seen out and about in the community, supporting events and assisting our industry partners.

Jake Schultz
Jake Schultz
Director of Digital Marketing

Jake is involved in all the strategic planning and execution of marketing campaigns. Through VHB's marketing efforts, he hopes to inspire potential visitors to travel to Surf City USA and be an informational resource to the residents of the great city of Huntington Beach.

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Jennifer Tong
Director of Public Relations and Communications

Jennifer leads all public relations and communications efforts, encompassing media relations, strategic communications, campaign development, and more.

Matthew Tibbetts
Matt Tibbetts
Director of Sales

Matt teams up with our hotels and partners to increase business through strategic selling and promotion of our beautiful destination and the “Surf City USA” brand in markets across the country.

John Todora
John Todora
Regional Sales Executive

John is always looking at ways to generate group business into our amazing destination, from collaborating with our industry partners to effectively promote the “Surf City, USA” brand to identifying new business opportunities, he is passionate about selling the city he calls home.

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Sophia Valdivia
Senior Film & Travel Trade Manager

Sophia is the film fairy-godmother who also sells Huntington Beach to VHB's top-tier international travel trade markets.

Brittany Tesmer
Brittany Tesmer
Content Marketing Manager

Brittany Tesmer coordinates Surf City USA's social media channels, the Surf City USA blog, digital media hub and the annual Visitor's Guide.

Terry O'Shea
Terry O'Shea
Front Desk Representative

Terry answers VHB's phone and coordinates the front desk.

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Kevin Keller, Denice Yeager, Lee Ann Mahoney, Matthew Castellanos
Visitor Services Team

Find Kevin most days at the Visitor Information Kiosk at Pier Plaza. Denice, Jeff and Lee Ann make the rounds throughout Downtown Huntington Beach as VHB's Surf City USA Ambassadors. Look for the yellow shirts and smiling faces!