Karen Olson named Communications Director

Karen Olson has been promoted to communications director for OCVA. In this role, she will oversee OCVA’s brand stewardship work, including marketing, sales, and industry communications. 

Karen most recently served as OCVA’s industry communications coordinator. Her past projects include work on the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail, Tillamook Bay Heritage Route, and North Coast Tourism Management Network

Karen brings to this position a collaborative spirit and knack for forging strong relationships with industry partners and local communities. With her strategic communication skills and passion for telling the story of Oregon Coast destinations, we are excited to welcome Karen to this new role on OCVA’s team.

Welcome back Finn Johnson, North Coast Destination Management Coordinator

We are thrilled to welcome Finn Johnson back to the team as the North Coast Destination Management Coordinator. Finn spent the last year with OCVA via the Americorp RARE program, directing his efforts on resiliency projects like EV charging infrastructure, business networking, and engaging visitors in sustainable actions. 

His outstanding work over the past year will translate well into his new role, focused on destination management projects in Tillamook and Clatsop counties. He will facilitate initiatives like transportation solutions, sustainable tourism programming, responsible outdoor recreation, and supporting local communities and businesses. 

Finn’s commitment to sustainable tourism and community livability make him a perfect fit for this important position. Join us in welcoming Finn back to the team as he embarks on this new chapter with OCVA.

Welcome Stacey Reynolds, Marketing Coordinator

We are thrilled to welcome Stacey Reynolds to the OCVA team as Marketing Coordinator.

Born in Portland, Oregon but raised in North Dakota, Stacey knew from an early age she’d return to Oregon. The Oregon Coast captured her 12-year-old heart while on a family vacation during a stormy Thanksgiving, and she vowed to move here someday. Now, as a 15-year resident of the coast, her love for The People’s Coast still runs deep.

Stacey attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she studied graphic communications with an art minor. Stacey has used her graphic design skills to market companies of all sizes, including her own small business on the Oregon Coast. Through this experience, she found a passion for building and promoting small community-oriented businesses. She is deeply excited to bring her passion and skills to the OCVA team. Her past projects with OCVA include developing the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail and designing communication pieces for the Oregon Ocean Cluster Initiative.

Stacey lives in Brookings with her son and enjoys hiking the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor, surfing, swimming, and exploring the local rivers. She always jumps at a chance to travel anywhere in Oregon and is still in awe of this beautiful state.

Please join us in welcoming Stacey to the OCVA team!

Now hiring: Industry Communications Coordinator

Are you passionate about sustainable tourism and creating meaningful connections within the Oregon Coast’s diverse and captivating landscape? The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Industry Communications Coordinator to join our dynamic team.

If you are a motivated individual who loves the Oregon Coast, thrives in a dynamic environment, has a deep appreciation for effective communication, and is excited to make a difference in the tourism industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting role! Join us in showcasing the Oregon Coast’s treasures and creating lasting connections within the tourism community. 

For full job description and how to apply, visit OCVA’s Job Opportunities page (https://visittheoregoncoast.com/industry/job-opportunities/). Applications are open September 1 to 22.