Meet The Team
Meet the Dream Vacation Team
Discover the ins and outs of all fourteen miles of Port Aransas–from sea to sandy edge–with the help of the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce staff. Whether you are a visitor needing information on where to stay and what to do or an owner seeking help to promote and grow your business, this is the team that will help you set sail!
Brett Stawar President and CEO
Leads the team in all aspects. Gives direction to stakeholders and works with the Board of Directors to bring strategic planning into reality.
Shelley Witcher Business Development and Sales Manager
Welcomes and guides partners as they utilize the tools provided to enhance their business performance. Works with groups and tournaments to meet their needs and ensure successful visits to Port Aransas.
Lisa Shelton Special Events, Community Relations Manager
Develops and leads the team in creating Visit Port Aransas events while also working with community partners to create, enhance, and host events for their businesses or non-profit groups. Works with the community to bring issues to light, encourage solutions, and enhance the experience of Port Aransas for citizens, business owners, and visitors.
Melinda Compton Marketing and Digital Content Manager
Works to bring social media and digital content to life while actively attracting new followers and fans to Port Aransas.
Christopher Riggins Destination Stewardship Manager
The Destination Stewardship Specialist works collaboratively to advance opportunities that seek to find harmony between quality of life for residents and a strong visitor economy while protecting our cultural and natural resources.
Rhonica Stuart Operations Support Specialist
Provides high-level administrative support for managers to ensure they can efficiently accomplish key tasks and company initiatives.
Candy Kelly Bookkeeper
Handles the day-to-day financial business for the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce.
Mici Canales Welcome Center Assistant
Your resource for all things Port A! Visit Mici in the Welcome Center for help and tips on best places to eat, play, stay, and more.
Tricia Perrine Welcome Center Assistant
Your resource for all things Port A! Visit Tricia in the Welcome Center for help and tips on best places to eat, play, stay, and more.