West Michigan Tourist Association Welcomes New Team Member

New Materials & Marketing Coordinator Joins West Michigan Tourist Association Team

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) is excited to welcome Kathleen Schiefler as the new Materials & Marketing Coordinator.

Kathleen is passionate about West Michigan, and says she loves everything about this great region of the state. “The incredible diversity of beauty, scenery, culture, people, food, entertainment, and topography is mind boggling. And you don’t have to travel far to find an adventure just about every weekend,” she says.

Many of Kathleen’s favorite activities she’s gotten to do in Michigan have been in the great outdoors! She’s enjoyed getting up in the middle of the night to watch the aurora borealis under a clear, open sky, as well as boating through the intercoastal waterway from Petoskey to Cheboygan. She also says one of her favorite experiences has been walking waist-deep through a water trail, emerging on top of the Sand Hill bog, while the famous Sand Hill Cranes were – on cue – flying and trumpeting about! 

In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys exploring local farmers markets and sampling all sorts of local “Made in Michigan” treats. She also loves the harvest of summer, from dahlia’s and zinnia’s, to strawberries and blueberries. She says she’ll never tire of “watching sunsets from one of dozens of my favorite spots all along our indescribably beautiful shorelines in West Michigan.”

Kathleen can help answer any general West Michigan inquires, or sending a mailed copy of WMTA’s Carefree Travel Guides or Lighthouse Maps. For any questions or information regarding the West Michigan Tourist Association, she can be contacted at Kathleen@WMTA.org or 616.245.2217 ext 100.