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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.

Michelle Zaludek Marketing Communications Manager

Leads the team through all marketing and communications efforts to promote our business partners and encourage visitors to travel to Port Aransas. Produces advertising and promotional materials for use by staff and partners.

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 Mayden Marketing and Digital Content Associate

Works to bring social media and digital content to life while actively attracting new followers and fans to Port Aransas.

Kimberly Shaw Visitor Experience, Program Manager

Welcomes visitors to Port Aransas by providing sought after information about things to do, places to stay, and the island life experience.

Candy Kelly Bookkeeper

Handles the day-to-day financial business for the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce.

Zack Zenge Welcome Center Assistant

Greets visitors and provides needed information for their stay in Port Aransas.