Q: Where did you work before coming to TTS?
JW: I actually worked here before when it was the Tuscaloosa CVB as Director of Sales then went on to work at the Birmingham CVB as a National Sales Manager. After getting married and having our son, Fisher, I spent several years in sales & marketing in the hospitality, advertising and human resource industries. Most recently, I worked part time as my husband’s business manager while taking some time off from my career.
Q: What is your favorite on the job experience?
JW: My favorite experience is working for the city in which I grew up. It’s amazing to me how much it’s changed in my life, and I love being a part of the progression. It’s great to be a part of a team that gets to be right in the middle of all the happenings in the Tuscaloosa area.
Q: What do you love about Tuscaloosa?
JW: Even though it is growing rapidly, it maintains its heritage and character. At the same time, it preserves its quaint and cozy close-knit community. I love that we are a little funky/artsy combined with southern charm.
Q: While at TTS, what are you looking most forward to working on?
JW: Tackling the challenge of making our visitors love and appreciate Tuscaloosa as much as I do.
Q: Tell us one of your favorite memories of Tuscaloosa.
JW: Well, it’s sort of a memory in the making…as I child I have fond memories of shopping downtown Tuscaloosa. That shopping experience went away for a long time, and over the last decade, I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing it be revitalized. And I love watching it continuing to unfold. It’s like reliving a memory.
Q: Are you involved in any athletic activities?
JW: I was heavily involved in tennis for the last 3 years and played USTA women’s league. My team spent the last two summers winning our local league and going to state competitions.
Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies?
JW: Tennis, running, hunting (yes, I do love it), deep sea fishing, water sports – wake boarding/knee boarding.
Q: What is your favorite tourist attraction in Tuscaloosa.
JW: The water!!! Boating, fishing, water sports, relaxing, etc.
Q: Describe your perfect weekend in Tuscaloosa.
JW: Boating and floating on the lake or river and dining in one of our many great restaurants.