Marcus Hinz, Executive Director
Originally a Green Bay native, Marcus completed graduate studies in both Public Administration and Conflict Resolution at Portland State University prior to moving to the Oregon Coast in 2003. While serving as the Director of Continuing and Community Education for Tillamook Bay Community College he founded and aggressively marketed the WATER Program for which he was awarded the 2005 Gene Leo Memorial Award at the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
His professional experience encompasses cross jurisdictional coordination of governmental services, executive leadership in non-profit management and development, as well as successful entrepreneurial endeavors in private sector outdoor recreation and restaurant industries.
Personal passions are encouraging local food systems, protecting the natural environment and exploring coastal forests and estuaries. When Marcus is not working you might spot him wandering through Oregon’s forests, paddling our coastal estuaries or just staring into a fire at the beach.
Katera Woodbridge, Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Katera Woodbridge is a Waldort, Oregon native who has spent the majority of her professional career promoting Oregon. After operating her own marketing & design consultant business outside of the Oregon Coast for the past several years her suspicions were verified; there’s nowhere like the Oregon Coast.
Merchandising and then management at the Pelican Pub and Brewery prepared her to quickly rise through the ranks within the tourism industry. Her 7 year career at the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau offered continuous internal promotion manifesting in service as their Marketing Manager where she excelled in everything from public speaking to evaluation of website analytics, from creating trade-show designs to managing ad campaigns beginning to end. Her diverse set of skills continue into video and print ad production and scheduling, graphic design, product development and large event management.
Katera’s 360 degree skill sets in both digital media and traditional marketing environments offer to catalyze the rapid growth of coastal marketing potentials to expand our Oregon Coast visitor economy. Please click here to reach out to her for assistance with sales and marketing matters.