Vashon Island Visitor Group
The Vashon Island Visitor Group is the unofficial destination marketing & management organization (DMO) for the Vashon Island. I am not affiliated with the Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce in any way with the exception that I support the few businesses that belong to the the chamber.
My goal is to increase the economic growth of the businesses on Vashon Island while at the same time, encouraging responsible stewardship of our little island by promoting environmentally sustainable tourism. My island is a gem, and I want keep it that way.
“To enhance the economic prosperity of San Juan County by promoting the San Juan Islands as a preferred, year-round travel destination, while respecting and sustaining the Islands’ unique and diverse ecosystems, environments, lifestyles, and cultures.” Learn about the history of tourism in the San Juan Islands with these History Link essays.
We are a membership organization and currently serve approximately 275 members on all four islands. If you’re interested in membership, you can print out and mail in an application (P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, WA 98250) or contact Kimberly Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 378-9551 ext. 1 if you have questions.
Visit our Media page: Find press releases, one-sheets on Food & Farms, Family Activities, Scenic Byway, Storylines, Photos & more.
What’s New & Cool in the San Juans? We publish our list a few times a year – make sure your business is featured, email email@example.com.
For more information about us, including semi-annual and annual reports, email Deborah Hoskinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff & Board of Directors
Deborah Hoskinson, Executive/Marketing Director, email@example.com, 360-378-3277 ext. 5
Kimberly Albert, Visitor/Membership Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-378-9551 ext. 1
Barbara Marrett, Communications/Stewardship Manager, email@example.com, 360-378-6822 ext. 6
Amy Nesler, Communications/Stewardship Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-378-9551 ext. 8
Erin Wygant, Marketing Content/Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com, 360-378-9551 ext. 7
Board of Directors:
President & Lodging/Restaurant Rep:
Vice President & Lodging/Farm Stay Rep:
Treasurer/Secretary & Lodging Rep:
Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce Director: Chelsea Avery
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Director: Lance Evans
San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Director: Becki Day
San Juan County Economic Development Council Rep: Bill Appel, San Juan/Orcas/Lopez Islands
Lodging/Spa Rep: Laura Saccio, Earthbox Inn & Spa and Bird Rock Hotel, San Juan Island
Outdoor Recreation/Watchable Wildlife Rep: Jeff Friedman, Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching & Member of Pacific Whale Watch Association
Environmental Resources/Terrestrial Managers Group Rep: Kendra Smith, San Juan County