Visit Huntington Beach Staff
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!
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.
Steffany cracks the whip around the office and keeps everything running smoothly.
Susan is the strategic destination marketing guru, responsible for brand leadership, and overall marketing, communications, travel trade and film management.
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 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.
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 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.
Sophia is the film fairy-godmother who also sells Huntington Beach to VHB's top-tier international travel trade markets.
Jennifer leads all public relations and communications efforts, encompassing media relations, strategic communications, campaign development, and more.
Tonya splits her valuable time between helping the group sales department sell Huntington Beach and supporting the Visitor and Partner Services department staff.
Brittany Tesmer coordinates Surf City USA's social media channels, the Surf City USA blog, digital media hub and the annual Visitor's Guide.
Emiko assists Jennifer with all public relations and communications efforts, including media relations, familiarization trips, and story development.
Terry answers VHB's phone and coordinates the front desk.
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!