Not all heroes wear capes!

Port Aransas is a small town with a big heart. What makes this town so great are those who work in hospitality, they are the face of the island. Tourism is the island's top economic driver, and hospitality workers play a vital role in our amazing town. National Travel & Tourism Week is a great opportunity for us to honor these workers with recognition at the Tourism Rally. Hospitality workers who work, have worked, or volunteered in tourism-related fields such as restaurants, hotels, destinations, and entertainment have been nominated as Hospitality Heroes, and five of those nominees have been chosen as Superheroes. These heroes and superheroes go above and beyond to help this town keep its friendly and hardworking spirit alive.


Going above and beyond Superheroes of Port Aransas

Sales, Ace Hardware Mike Lynch

Mike works in sales at Ace Hardware in Port Aransas. He loves helping customers who come into the store with things small or large. "Mike shows up daily to help customers in any way he can. He is very helpful and knowledgeable."

Deckhand, Neptune's Charters Tjoe Miguez

Tjoe has been the first mate on the dolphin watches for over 30 years and loves the visitors he gets to interact with in Port A. He now has customers who come back with their children to get the same great experience they had as kids at Neptune's Charters.

Waiter/Manager, The Crazy Cajun Jeff Moss

Jeff is a product of the island, born and raised in Port A he started working at the Crazy Cajun in 8th grade. He has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality business and puts in that extra effort to show customers a friendly face and a great environment each time they come in to eat.

Church Elder, Community Presbyterian Church Linda Zahn

Linda is at the heart of Port Aransas and is available 24/7 for this city. She makes everyone feel important and cared for. Linda and her family have been apart of Port A since before she was born and she has a great love and respect for this community.

Hear more from the Hospitality Super Heroes:

The Hospitality Heroes

Myra Yvette Barreiro

Manager, Saltwater Gypsies

Kat Billington

Assistant General Manager, Sea Gull Condominiums

Jules Brown

Concierge, Cinnamon Shore

Kati Cook

Server, BlueWater Cowboy

Spencer Cox

Executive Chef, Lisabella’s

Judi Flores

General Manager, AlisteLa Mirage Condominiums

Severa Flores

Maintenance Administrator, Cinnamon Shore

Nikko Fowler

General Manager, Stingrays

James Garrett

Principal, Brundrett Middle School

Courtney Hanna

Homeowner Manager, Cinnamon Shore

Karen Harris

Property Manager, Island Retreat

Marcilee Hinda

Front Desk Agent, Casa Condominiums

Su-z Kleinhans

Theater Manager, PACT

JJ Lee

Bartender, Cinnamon Shore

Gabe Lopez

General Manager, Gulf Shores Condominiums

Mauricio Magdadaro

Beach Attendant, Cinnamon Shore

Sally Marco

Owner/Greeter Extraordinaire, Gratitude

Earl Maxwell

Daily Volunteer, Farley Boat Works

Tim Parke

Board Member Volunteer Coordinator & Director of Sanitation

Taylor Parker

FOH Management/Server/Bartender, BlueWater Cowboy

Patricia Perrine

Welcome Center Assistant, Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce

Dana Pope

Gardener - The Singing Gardener, Executive Keys

Tiffany Price

Server, Bron's Beach Carts & Backyard

Erin Reaves

HR/Community Relations, PAISD

Merrick Roy

Cashier/ Bussier, Port A Pizzeria

Cheryl Sain

Guest Services, Silver Sands Vacation Rentals

Chance Sessions

General Manager, Sandcastle Condominiums

Jay Sesso

Director of Guest Services and Events, Palmillia

Sharon Spence

Housekeeping Supervisor, Sandpiper Condominiums

Maddie Stanfield

Assistant Manager, Shore Cafe

Mike Stevens

Driver, Port A Pizzeria

Patricia Stewart

Lead Housekeeper, Bee Gee's Coastal Quarters

Raeanna Valadez

Guest Services Manager, 

Fred Williams

General Manager, Alister Square Inn