Oregon’s Outback Outdoor Recreation Studio

For Oregonians, a strong connection to our great outdoors is part of our identity. As an industry, outdoor recreation significantly impacts the well-being of Oregon’s economy, communities, residents and visitors.

Travel Oregon’s Outdoor Recreation Studio program is intended to help your community focus on key strategies to build outdoor recreation-based tourism in a manageable and sustainable way. This two-day workshop was designed for those interested in developing unique visitor experiences that will help establish the Oregon’s Outback region as a thriving tourism destination.

COMMUNITY EVENTS & WORKSHOPS:

Workshop Part I
Monday, April 16, 2018 | 9 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Warner Canyon Ski Area | Lakeview, OR

Evening Networking Social
Monday, April 16, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. — 6 p.m.
Warner Canyon Ski Area | Lakeview, OR

Workshop Part II
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Warner Canyon Ski Area | Lakeview, OR

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS:

Scott Bricker, Director of Product Development, Travel Oregon

Scott Bricker spearheads Travel Oregon’s product development programs, including projects related to outdoor recreation, bicycle tourism, agritourism. He also manages the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Initiative. Scott has over 18 years of experience helping communities implement active transportation programs, leading strategic advocacy plans, and managing active transportation organizations. Scott served as the Executive Director of America Walks for six years, ending in December 2015, growing the organization from an all-volunteer group to a powerful national organization with six staff and over 600 partners pushing for an invigorated national walking movement. Prior to America Walks, Scott served for 11 years at Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Scott earned his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Albany. Scott, his family, and their urban farm chock full of bees, chickens, produce and pets live in a Portland, Oregon neighborhood boasting a ‘Walk Score’ of 85 and world-class bicycle routes and transit service.

Alexa Carey, Destination Development Specialist, Travel Oregon

Alexa Carey is a Destination Development Specialist who works with community leaders to stimulate tourism development as an economic driver to grow rural economies. Alexa currently leads Travel Oregon’s culinary and agricultural tourism initiative as well as the follow-up support for Oregon Tourism Studio regions. After earning degrees in Marketing, Management, Business Administration, and International Business from the University Honors College at Oregon State University, Alexa focused her efforts growing thriving rural communities across the state. She trained the Ford Institute Leadership Program as a community ambassador on the Wild Rivers Coast, supported rural entrepreneurs as a RARE participant at Cow  Creek  Tribe’s new business incubator in the Umpqua Valley, and facilitated leadership training and economic development assistance with a non-profit statewide. In her free time, she volunteers with Oregon Main Street programs, facilitates rural entrepreneurship events, trains small organizations on social media, and explores the state by paddle, pedal, and  fork.

Want more information about Oregon’s Outback Outdoor Recreation Studio?

If you have additional questions or comments about Oregon’s Outback Outdoor Recreation Studio, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

  1. Kayla Dunn