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.
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.
Cameron Fowler Stewardship & Branding Specialist
Works collaboratively to advance opportunities that seek to find harmony between quality of life for residents and a strong visitor economy while protecting the island's cultural and natural resources.
Michelle Garrett Welcome Center Assistant
Your resource for all things Port A! Visit Michelle in the Welcome Center for help and tips on the best places to eat, play, stay, and more.
Candy Kelly Bookkeeper
Handles the day-to-day financial business for the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce.
Kyra Mangum Content Curator
Highlighting all things in Port Aransas from the beach to local businesses and events, Kyra helps show the best parts of this island and attract visitors through social media.
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.
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.
Rhonica Stuart Operations Support Specialist
Provides high-level administrative support for managers to ensure they can efficiently accomplish key tasks and company initiatives.
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.