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Meet Our Dedicated

Team members

The mission of the Jackson County Visitors Bureau (DBA Experience Jackson) is to strengthen the positive perception of Jackson County as a must-visit destination to increase revenues and stimulate economic development and growth for the community.

A convention and visitors bureau is like a helpful friend. We work to make sure people know all the great activities to see and do there, like festivals and events, interesting attractions, and great places to eat across Jackson County!

Our regular office hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

You can contact us here.


Ryan Tarrant


My favorite thing about Jackson County is Jackson style coney dogs …IYKYK.


Kelly Sharrer

Projects & Operations Director

My favorite thing about Jackson County is the wonderful Parks & Recreation.

Rachel Buchanan

Rachel Buchanan

Marketing & Development Manager

My favorite thing about Jackson County is the arts and culture, alongside family-friendly festivals and events.

Jess Boldt

Jess Boldt

Digital Media & Analytics Manager

My favorite thing about Jackson County is it's absolute potential for growth while being rooted in a rich and dynamic history

Lindsey Whipple

Lindsey Whipple

Administrative Assistant

My favorite thing about Jackson County is the lakes!

JACK the Elephant

JACK the Elephant

Director of Historical Importance and Community Fun

JACK's favorite thing about Jackson County is all of the great food options! Especially peanuts, chocolate, and popcorn.

Board of


Michele Dettloff
Board Chair
Holiday Inn Express

Tabitha Williams
Comfort Inn & Suites


Victoria Leonard
Tru by Hilton Jackson


Justin Dahlenberg
Grand River Brewery


Kirsten Blackdeer
Vice Chair
Home2 Suites by Hilton

Jennifer Hutchinson
Michigan International Speedway

Kelli Hoover
City of Jackson Parks & Recreation

Keith Book
Jackson College

Teshna Thomas
Henry Ford Jackson Hospital

Jay Johnson
Marriott Courtyard/TownePlace Suites


Steven Saari
Calderone Golf Club

Stu Kail
Jackson Chamber Board Chair

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