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Ashley leads the CVB's digital communications and social media strategy. Along with developing and managing content for the Beaumont CVB's website and social platforms, Ashley oversees email marketing efforts and calendar of event management. She also works closely with the marketing department to handle public relations efforts.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing - Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Associate of Science in Business - Lamar State College, Orange, Texas
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (TACVB), Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA), Leadership Southeast Texas Alumni & Advisory Council Member, Leadership Beaumont Alumni, Southeast Texas Young Professional Organization, Greater Beaumont Area Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Recipient
I would have to say paddling the Neches River. Canoeing has always been my favorite outdoor activity & the Cooks to Scatterman Lake Paddling Trail is both beautiful and serene. It's hard to argue with the view, especially when being enjoyed with family and friends.
That's a hard one. Beaumont has a pretty great spring - with blooms everywhere - and a respectable fall season. While we don't boast long months of beautiful foliage like some of the northern states, we do get fall color and the cooler temperatures are always welcome after hot summers. But for those of us that love the outdoors, summer is prime time for boating, fishing & paddling. If we're talking event seasons, I would say fall because that's when all the surrounding cities put on their food festivals - delicious!
Probably anywhere in downtown. We have a lot of great venues in downtown & the streets are all very walk-able. I love First Thursdays on Calder Avenue because it showcases several of our local shops and restaurants. Plus, it's a great opportunity to discover some of the many artistic and musical talents found here in Beaumont.
Without out being too cliché, Beaumont has too many good restaurants to pick just one! Let's go with one for every meal option. Breakfast - definitely Rao's Bakery. Aside from the fact that they have been a staple for years, Jake (the owner) is a character and he's as welcoming as they come. My order? The black bean breakfast burrito & a white chocolate mocha with whipped cream. Lunch - Willy Burger. While I am a die-hard pizza girl at heart (and Crown Pizza is right next door), I cannot argue with Colburn's Booty Burger. Fried boudain on top of a freshly-ground burger? YES please! Dinner - The Grill. The ambiance is worth a visit alone; but, the food is pretty stellar as well. Whatever the special is, try it. I've yet to be disappointed. Plus, they have the best coconut pie in Southeast Texas (& I've tried them all).