We have an open door policy. Stop at any time to meet with staff members.
Our address is 2520 Main Street, next door to the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center.
760-934-2712 ext 1259
John moved to Mammoth Lakes in July 2010 with his wife, Nora; daughter, Bryn; and son, Jace. John is active board member of Visit California, US Travel Association and California Travel Association. A native of New Hampshire, John moved here from Wyoming, where he was vice-president of marketing and sales for Grand Targhee Resort. John’s background includes 14 years with American Skiing Company as vice-president of marketing and sales at Attitash Ski Resort in New Hampshire. He also spent three years heading up worldwide marketing and sales efforts for Colorado Ski Country USA in Denver, representing all 26 Colorado ski resorts. John graduated from Boston’s Northeastern University in 1993 and spent four years working co-op at Sugarbush in Vermont during that time. He and his family enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, golf, travel, and the Boston Red Sox.
Director of Marketing
Whitney believes that tourism is a sustainable form of economic development, and that there is no greater reward than being a part of someone’s ‘once in a lifetime’ vacation experience. She received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Commercial Recreation and Tourism; and finished her studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management by receiving an MBA in Global Management with a specialization in Marketing and International Development. She holds the 2nd Vice President of the Yosemite Gateway Partners Board of Directors, Vice Chair for the California Welcome Centers and the Lead of the Eastern Sierra Fishing Coalition roles.
Director of Sales and International Marketing
760-934-2712 ext 1211
Michael Vanderhurst has 20 years experience in sales. Michael is Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s “Road Warrior,” traveling to international markets worldwide to raise awareness and enthusiasm for the Destination. Michael sits on the Mono County Tourism and Film Commission, The High Sierra Visitors Council, and is the point of contact for Brand USA and Visit California International.
Director of Communications and PR
760-934-2712 ext 1303
Lara Kaylor has more than 10 years of experience as a journalist, which gives her a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on PR. Lara is responsible for Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s domestic media relations, including Visit California Domestic. Lara sits on the Outdoor Writers Association of California’s Board of Directors.
Before joining Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Josh Wray managed the social media platforms for VisitMammoth. He started as a freelance channel manager for Instagram, growing that audience from zero to 1000 engaged followers in the first month. Josh did such an exceptional job leveraging the inspirational aspects of the No Small Adventure campaign and the VisitMammoth brand that we asked him to manage our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Josh excelled on these platforms as well, elevating audience engagement and increasing numbers of followers. Josh also has a heart for building, serving and supporting communities, not just online communities, but our own, real-life, local community. It is Josh’s greatest wish to collaborate with local businesses and community members to inspire people to visit Mammoth Lakes.