Meet Our Team

Name: Dan Sippel
Title: Executive Director
Email: Dan@WMTA.org
Phone: (616) 245-2217 ext 102

Get In Touch With Me For: Administration, board of directors or staff questions.

It’s your first visit to West Michigan, where should you head first? The beaches are world class in West Michigan and I have seen many visitors amazed at the grandeur and beauty that is Pure Michigan Beaches. Our Beachtowns make the experiences even better with “apres-beach” activities.



Name: Jess Herrema
Title: Office Manager
Email: Jess@WMTA.org
Phone: (616) 245-2217 ext 101
Get In Touch With Me For: Any questions regarding billing of partnerships, publications, trade shows, and online advertisements! 

What do you love most about West Michigan? There is so much to do - no need to vacation outside of Michigan when we can "staycation" right here!



Name: Kaylie Pomper
Title: Marketing Manager
Email: Kaylie@WMTA.org
Phone: (616) 245-2217 ext 105

Get In Touch With Me For: Joining our mailing list, signing up to receive West Michigan Press Releases, website updates, information for connecting on our social media, questions on our newsletters, ideas on how WMTA can promote your business.

What do you love most about West Michigan? My favorite thing about West Michigan is that it seems to offer the best of both worlds, in any given category! It boasts large, metropolitan cities and small, cozy towns. No matter your tastes, you'll find something in West Michigan that's right up your alley.

It’s your first visit to West Michigan, where should you head first? Hands down, the turquoise blue waters of Torch Lake! Weekends are great but one of my favorite times are mid-week, later in the day, when it feels like I have the lake to myself.



Name: Kathleen Schiefler
Title: Materials & Marketing Coordinator
Email: Kathleen@WMTA.org
Phone: (616) 260-2649

Get in touch with me for: Pick up the phone and call or email me with any general West Michigan inquiries, or to request a mailed copy of our awesome Carefree Travel Guides or Lighthouse Maps.

What do you love most about West Michigan? Well, just about everything. You know what they say, there is no place like home! And even if I didn’t live here, I’d surely want to BE here! 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. (Check out our calendar of events and find your next weekend getaway!) I’ve made my list…now it’s your turn!