GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau has added two people to the bureau’s team over the past several months.
Joining the CVB this past fall was Lori Taylor, administrative assistant. She was born and raised in Gallia County and is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School and Gallipolis Career College. She is also a 4H advisor for Ridge Kids 4-H Club and loves to watch the kids show and exhibit their projects.
She also volunteers her time with other organizations in Gallipolis. In her spare time, she enjoys watching GAHS football (she rarely misses a game), supporting her younger sister in her activities, making crafts and spending time with her loved ones.
Kaitlynn Halley has recently taken over the assistant director position at the bureau. She is a native of Gallia County and has volunteered with the visitors bureau for several years, as well as completed her internship last year. Halley is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelors in Human and Consumer Sciences, majoring in restaurant, hotel and tourism, and a minor in business.
Halley left her travel consultant position in Columbus to return to Gallia because, “This is where my true passion lies. Local tourism is much more creative and challenging.”
When she’s not at the visitors bureau, she enjoys reading, crafting and is a huge Harry Potter fan. She and her husband, Mackenzie, reside in Rio Grande with their cat, Sox.
“We are excited to have both of these ladies join our efforts in making Gallia County a better place to live, work and play,” said Amanda Crouse, executive director of GCCVB.
“Kaitlynn and Lori have proven to be great assets to the GCCVB in the short amount of time they have been here and we look forward to seeing what else they can bring to the table, added Chris Homer, the visitors bureau’s board president.