About Experience Jackson

Meet our dedicated team members

Mission

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.

 

Regular Office Hours

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday

 

The Team

 

Ryan Tarrant

President/CEO

ryan@jacksonchamber.org

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

 

 

Kelly Sharrer

Projects & Operations Director

kelly@jacksonchamber.org

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

 

Rachel Buchanan

Marketing & Development Manager

rachel@experiencejackson.com

My favorite thing about Jackson County is the public art and cultural opportunities.

 

 

Jess Boldt

Marketing & Digital Media Manager

jess@experiencejackson.com

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

           

 

Lindsey Whipple

Administrative Assistant

lindsey@jacksonchamber.org

My favorite thing about Jackson County is the lakes!

 

 

 

JACK

Director of Historical Importance and Community Fun

My favorite thing about Jackson County is all of the great places to eat... especially when they serve peanuts and popcorn!

 

 

 

                                           Board of Directors

  • Michele Dettloff - Board Chair - Holiday Inn Express
  • Kirsten Blackdeer - Vice Chair - Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Tabitha Williams - Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Jay Johnson - Marriott Courtyard/TownePlace Suites
  • Victoria Leonard - Tru by Hilton Jackson
  • Jennifer Hutchinson - Michigan International Speedway
  • Kelli Hoover - City of Jackson Parks & Recreation
  • Teshna Thomas - Henry Ford Health Jackson
  • Justin Dahlenberg - Grand River Brewery
  • Keith Book - Jackson College
  • Steven Saari - Calderone Golf Club
  • Stu Kail - Jackson Chamber Board Chair

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.

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