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Staff Directory 

Chris Sheppard

Executive Director

Our Executive Director, Chris Sheppard, is a familiar face within the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism industry and has more than 25 years of experience under his belt. Along with the many duties associated with leading the team and the DMO, Chris oversees product development in the region and works very closely with his colleagues at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, and Recreation and other industry partners on municipal, regional, provincial, and federal levels.

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(709) 427-8387

Andrew Hiscock

Manager of Leisure Travel and Media Relations

Andrew, as Manager of Leisure Travel and Media Relations, works on our programs designed to allow your business to take advantage of the province’s award-winning marketing campaign. By working directly with potential visitors at consumer travel shows, interfacing with travel trading professionals, and hosting accredited travel media producers, Legendary Coasts Members are well represented in the province’s efforts in our key markets. Andrew works closely with NL Tourism, the other four DMOs, and many other partners to ensure that our approach is cohesive, cooperative, efficient, and effective.

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(709) 725-1687

Danielle Ambs

Manager of Saint-Pierre & Miquelon Tourism Partnership

Danielle manages our official partnership with Tourism Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and is always happy to chat about ways in which we can work together with our French neighbours to the south. Danielle attends travel and trade shows, works on joint marketing efforts between Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and Newfoundland and Labrador, acts as a Saint-Pierre et Miquelon ambassador in Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country, and helps operators and tourism industry stakeholders from both regions connect to create new and exciting projects and products that enhance our combined tourism offering... among other things! Her efforts are all about ensuring that we work together and draw on our shared histories and unique cultures to entice visitors to travel to our region and to stay there longer. If you’re interested in learning more about the partnership and how you can get involved, please give Danielle a shout; she’d be happy to hear from you.

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(709) 699-0205

Alicia Hopkins

Project Manager, Communities of Interest

Alicia is heading up a Communities of Interest marketing project surrounding hiking in the eastern region of our beautiful province. Having a background in social media marketing, she's thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of Newfoundland and Labrador's great outdoors with the virtual hiking community in our target markets, primarily across Canada. Alicia engages with many of our hiking advocates in the region to encourage breathtaking content creation, she converses with tourism-based operators to ensure that they are ready for the hiking market, and she works closely with industry partners to optimize our efforts. Alicia is always happy to speak with anyone about this project and is very open to ideas and collaboration. Reach out to her via telephone or email!

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(709) 699-0602

Abby Moss

Social Media and Market Readiness Coordinator

Abby is the newest member of our team and while she might be new to the East Coast, she’s no stranger to tourism. Starting as our Social Media and Market Readiness Coordinator, she is stepping into Alicia Hopkins’ shoes while she takes on the Hiking Project. Working closely with our operators, she helps them put their best foot forward when promoting their businesses. Whether you would like help with your listing, your social media, or any other online platform, Abby would love to hear from you. Not only is she your go to when it comes to online promotion, but she’s also available to help you with your print media, tourism questions, and more! You can touch base through email or phone!

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(709) 631-1095

Board of Directors

Brian Rose, Chair

Erika Pardy, Vice Chair

Jane Hynes, Treasurer

Kevin Johnson, Secretary

Marieke Gow

Andy Hennebury

Carol Ann Devereaux

Claudine Garland

John Norman

Julie White

Marilyn Coles-Hayley

Mary Byrne