Meet Our Team
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Marcus brings a lifetime of media experience to his director role at Travel Portland. He started as a reporter and copy editor in high school all the way to serving as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, before going on to spend an additional 10 years leading newsrooms in various editor roles as a professional news journalist before joining Travel Portland in 2007. He has a passion for telling the stories of Portland, Oregon – a destination he believes has endless tales to tell and plenty to offer both journalists and visitors alike.
My go to under the radar hangout: Kay’s Bar, in West Moreland, or Gigantic Brewing
Contact me for questions related to tourism in Portland or need an interview with Travel Portland.
Public Relations Manager
Growing up in Texas and California, Jackie’s wanderlust brought her to—of all places—the Midwest. After graduating, Jackie completed stints for a ghostwriting firm, literary agency, internet start-up, non-profit, and—finally!—the tourism world. Her love of storytelling was further strengthened by earning an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University. Jackie loves exploring the intersection between identity and place, to which the city of Portland is a forever muse.
My go to under-the-radar hangout: Rose City Book Pub for signed books and a great tap list
Contact me if you are looking for regional story angles or cover meetings and conventions for trade publications.
**If you still aren’t sure who to contact, please feel free to reach out via our “Ask us a Question” form and we will route you to the correct team member.