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About Us

Visit Oceanside is the o’fficial O’side tourism marketing organization.

We’re locals and lovers
of all things O’side.

For over 10 years, the Visit Oceanside team has been promoting our beloved hometown and all its quirky awesomeness to leisure and group travelers. We love O’side! And we’re proud that we influence about one-third of the $568 million that is generated by visitor spending in Oceanside each year, which supports nearly 3,500 O’side jobs. We operate the California Welcome Center, a one-stop shop for visitors’ travel, ticketing, and souvenir needs, and facilitate the Oceanside Tourism Council that partners with tourism-related businesses on issues impacting tourism and visitor spending, like group travel, public policy, education, and marketing. 

We’re all about creating a visitor-friendly community here in O’side and helping the world get to know our city as a premiere Southern California beach destination.

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Leslee Gaul

President and CEO

Tyler Garcia

Vice President of Business and Brand Development

Michelle Martini-Brown

Director of Sales Operations

Shae Geary

Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Tanner Yates

Director of Marketing & Communications

ManLai Tam

Executive Assistant / Operations Manager

Veronica Voorhees

Marketing Operations Manager

Jenny Roberts

Creative Marketing Manager

Viri Martinez

Business Development Manager

Lydia Petroff

Welcome Center Manager, California Welcome Center-Oceanside

Lydia McJilton

Volunteer Coordinator, California Welcome Center-Oceanside
Visitor Guide 2024 with shadow

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