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Visit Estes Park Staff

We love Estes Park. It’s the quintessential mountain town surrounded by spectacular mountain views. It’s the place where Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding forests converge around a vibrant community to create an outdoor-lovers haven. 

And we love sharing this incredible place with the world.

Our job is to help. Help nurture visitor reverence of this vibrant mountain town for business success, environmental sustainability and community harmony. Through collaborative efforts with local businesses, residents and stakeholders, we strive to create a vibrant and sustainable year-round tourism industry that enriches the lives of both our visitors and the community.

So if you’re a visitor, explore this site and reach out to our friends at the Estes Park Visitor Center with any questions (970-577-9900). Or ask our AI travel assistant, Rocky Mountain Roamer. If you’re a local, we hope you find this site helpful when looking for things to do. If you’re a partner, reach out and let us know how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!


VEP staff


Kara Franker, Chief Executive Officer


Finance & Administration

Mike Zumbaugh, Chief Finance Officer

Rebecca Domenico-Gelsinger, Chief Operating Officer



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Heidi Barfels, Chief Marketing Officer

Kendall Akin, Creative Manager

Claire Molle, Communications Manager

John Berry, Photographer


Community Relations & Destination Development

To contact our community relations team about one of our initiatives, with questions, or to discuss ideas of how to get involved with Visit Estes Park, email

Cindy Mackin, Chief Strategy Officer

Rachel Ward Oppermann, Advocacy & Sustainability Director

Dana Paiement, Senior Destination Development Manager

Trying to find information about the Visit Estes Park Board of Directors? Find it here.