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Visit Estes Park Staff

The Visit Estes Park team is here to assist you! Please contact any of the staff members below with your questions, or for more information on marketing Estes Park. Staff can be reached via email, too. Please use the following format to email us: First Initial Last Name @VisitEstesPark.com (ex. JDoe@VisitEstesPark.com).

Abi Huebner

Interim CEO & Director of Stakeholder Services

970-586-0500 x. 1223

With nearly 5 years at Visit Estes Park, Abi evolved her initial role of selling ads in VEP’s Official Visitor Guide into the Stakeholder Services Department, which exists to help stakeholder businesses augment their marketing efforts by taking advantage of all VEP has to offer. What you didn’t know about Abi: Abi plays a righteous air guitar, loves to garden and is living-room-lead vocal soloist to the best rock and roll found in her vinyl record collection.

Kevin Benes

CFO

970-586-0500 x. 1222

Kevin has 15 years experience in accounting management. Leveraging this experience in his work with Visit Estes Park allows him to share his love of Estes Park with the world, and importantly – to ski, run trails, climb, and hike before, during (at lunch, of course!) and after work. What you didn’t know about Kevin: Kevin owns a running speciality retail store in Eastern Iowa and an endurance race management company, which he has run for 12 years. He and his wife, Ellen, are expecting their first child.

Josh Harms

Director of Marketing

970-586-0500 x. 1225

Josh has worked at Visit Estes Park for nearly 5 years, making his favorite childhood vacation destination his adult home, adding to the lifelong memories made with family during his time here as a child. When Josh isn’t working you’ll find him attempting to perform all the outdoor adventures Estes Park has to offer at a slightly less-than-mediocre level. (Yes, he’s being humble. Very.)

Rebecca Pena

Group Sales Manager

970-586-0500 x. 1232

In her 20+ years working in hospitality within Estes Park and around the Front Range, Rebecca found her calling in hospitality sales. She is thrilled to bring this experience to Visit Estes Park, particularly because it allows her to live in the town she loves. When Rebecca isn’t working you’ll find her at a lake (Lake Estes is a favorite) or snowboarding with her family, enjoying the outdoors and all Estes Park has to offer.

Rachel Ward Oppermann

Public Information & Communications Specialist

970-586-0500 x. 1221

With 13 years experience in marketing (4+ in tourism), a genuine love for mountains, small mountain towns and any adventure to be had in and around them, Rachel is thrilled to have the opportunity to combine her professional skills and personal passions in her work for Visit Estes Park. What you didn’t know about Rachel: Rachel is a volunteer firefighter and first responder with the Allenspark Fire Protection District.

Andrea Machado

Stakeholder Services Coordinator

970-586-0500 x. 1228

Andrea has a background in travel and tourism, including over 5 years working in different hospitality and service jobs around Estes Park, and is excited to bring that experience to Visit Estes Park. Andrea is hooked on Estes Park’s casual mountain life and enjoys yoga and cooking. When Andrea isn’t working (and the weather is nice), you’ll find her on hiking trails enjoying the beautiful nature surrounding Estes Park. We’re working on getting her out on the winter trails!

Kendall Akin

Media Coordinator

970-586-0500 x. 1227

After graduating from Colorado State University with a BFA in 2018, Kendall chased her dream of living in the mountains and brought her artistic eye and talent to Visit Estes Park, helping to bring the organization’s branding and design to the next level. When Kendall is not working, keep an eye out for her reading a book near a body of water, coffee in hand, or learning to hang with the best outdoor adventurers in Estes Park.

Krystin Campion

Executive Assistant

970-586-0500 x 1229

Krystin brings nearly 10 years of customer service and marketing experience to her role at Visit Estes Park. Having come from a family of entrepreneurs, she loves working with and supporting the locally owned and operated businesses of Estes Park. What you didn’t know about Krystin: Krystin adores being a mother and spends the majority of her spare time with her family. When she isn’t running her property management company.