Driven by a deep-rooted passion to support BC’s tourism and hospitality sector, Kelsey is a trusted resource and tireless advocate for the industry as Communications Manager for the BC Hotel Association (BCHA). With over a decade of industry experience, Kelsey utilizes her portfolio of communications skills to facilitate positive change for the sector, specializing in media and public relations, communications strategies, crisis management, government relations, social media, branding, and event management.
Prior to joining the BCHA, Kelsey oversaw communications activities for her clients at leading integrated communications agencies, Beattie Tartan and Avenue PR, where she represented internationally recognized hotel and tourism brands such as JW Marriott Parq Vancouver; the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel; Pan Pacific Whistler; The Josie, Autograph Collection Hotel; Pacific Sands Beach Resort; Watermark Beach Resort; The Adventure Group; and Inn at Laurel Point, among others.
Kelsey completed the public relations program at BCIT, with honours, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cultural Studies at the UBC. Having studied intersectionality and interlocking systems of oppression, Kelsey is devoted to building a safe and equitable hospitality sector that is welcoming to all.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys exploring Vancouver via her cruiser bike, travelling to new destinations across the globe, and is a RuPaul Drag Race superfan.