New board member, staff for Visit Kitsap Peninsula

SUQUAMISH — Doug Bartells, hotel director for Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, has joined the Board of Directors of Visit Kitsap Peninsula (

Bartells will serve a  three-year term. As hotel director for the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, he is involved in the hotel’s expansion and construction of its 28,000-square-foot conference center. He was previously general manager of Holiday Inn-Downtown Everett and chairman of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau.

“We are delighted to have Doug join the board,” Visit Kitsap Peninsula chairman John Kuntz said. “We have big plans for the organization and Doug’s expertise and experience will be a big help in achieving our goal to become a major regional destination for visitors and events.”

Visit Kitsap Peninsula has hired Elizabeth Johnson as a full-time staff member to provide information and event services support and assist with social media strategies and programs. She graduated from Central Washington University in March with a degree in tourism and recreation, and previously worked for PenMet Parks District as a recreation intern. She is a graduate of Bremerton High School.


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