The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has been making a name for itself over the past decade, supporting tourism in the region through creative content marketing and helping tourism operators to prioritize and focus on the right communications to capture their audiences.

Of course, whenever there are great things being accomplished there are usually great people in the background guiding the direction of the organization. At OHTO, those people are the OHTO board of directors – eight people who dedicate their time and energy to guiding OHTO’s tourism growth and direction now and in the future.

These are the tourism operators or the municipal or county staff who live and work in your communities, all of whom are doing their best to support tourism and growth in Ontario’s Highlands. These dedicated folks meet once a month to discuss the challenges that face the industry in Ontario and the rapidly evolving tourism landscape. As a governance board, the board oversees and guides the big picture strategy and policies for OHTO.

These are the people working for you, behind the scenes. Take a moment to read their stories and why they find value in serving on the board of directors, and what advice they’d have for those thinking of taking the leap and applying to be on the board.

Tegan Legge (Chief Governing Officer) – Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve

Alison Vandervelde (Vice-Chief Governing officer) – County of Frontenac

Corina Mansfield  (Secretary) – Deep Roots Adventure

Tara McMurtry – The Chocolate Harlot

Greg Rodgers – Rockhill Bed and Breakfast

Cindy Jamieson – Whitewater Bed and Breakfast

Karen Warner – Gaia’s Den

Amanda Virtanen – Haliburton County (outgoing director)

Calling all Visionaries!
Apply to OHTO’s Board of Directors

Are you passionate about tourism in Ontario’s Highlands? Share your vision for the future! OHTO’s Board of Directors is looking for energetic, positive and collaborative strategic thinkers to contribute to the growth of tourism in the region by volunteering to serve as a Director of the Board. Opportunities to fill vacancies are available to our members and interested individuals able to commit to a three-year term, are encouraged to click here for more information, or contact OHTO.

Ready to put your name forward for the 2021-22 Board? Submit your online application here.