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Destination Osoyoos Team Members

Kelley Glazer | Executive Director

Liz Dryer | Visitor Services & Operations Manager

Kelsey Scagnetti | Marketing Manager

Jennifer Giffin | Visitor Services Supervisor

Leslie | Visitor Services Counselor

Kate | Visitor Services Counselor

Destination Osoyoos Board Members

Daniel Bibby

Spirit Ridge Lake Resort, Winery and Sacred Land

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2018

“Tourism is the industry that welcomes travellers from all over the world and creates unique and story-worthy experiences for visitors to the area while creating significant jobs and economic contribution to the local community. Osoyoos is a beautiful destination with so much to offer, and the opportunity ahead is to showcase our community to a global audience…without losing our rural charm!”

Rob Rausch


Destination Osoyoos board member since 2008

“I am incredibly proud to live and work in Osoyoos. I am even more proud to share it with visitors who come for the same reasons I first did. As the owner of a business that is almost exclusively patronized by visitors, the quality and quantity of the experiences available to tourists and how they are packaged, branded, and marketed are incredibly important to me. Wakepilot is not the only reason my customers come to Osoyoos. Wakepilot is part of a larger offering. I benefit along with other operators in the market when the aggregate “Osoyoos” experience is promised (through Destination Osoyoos’ efforts) and delivered by local businesses as best as possible. A rising tide floats all boats.”

Jared Sissons

Walnut Beach Resort

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2024

“Jared Sissons is a Hotel executive with over 30 years of Hospitality Experience. As a passionate Resort General Manager working in small communities, he takes pride in assisting the development of tourism related initiatives to support economic and business growth. Jared first visited Osoyoos when he was vacationing as a little boy over 45 years ago and he developed a love for the town, lakes, orchards and now vineyards. He knew one day that he would call Osoyoos home and is now proud to lead a great team at the Walnut Beach Resort as there General Manager. He is excited to be a new member of the board as the Vice Chair at Destination Osoyoos and will support tourism and hospitality in the region. He looks forward to working with a great group of Tourism professionals at Destination Osoyoos for years to come.”

Sara Crockett

Similkameen Independent Winegrowers

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2017

“I believe that developing and raising awareness of the rich and varied experiences throughout the South Okanagan/Similkameen region helps drive tourism and enhances the overall enjoyment for both visitors and residents. As a board member since 2017, I joined to share my marketing, brand and product development expertise, and my passion for the region, and I am committed to helping Destination Osoyoos in its mandate to increase visitation and encourage guests to stay longer and experience more.”

Zach Poturica

Town of Osoyoos Councillor

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2022

“Born and raised in Osoyoos, I’m honoured to continue to live, work, and play in this community. We continue to celebrate Osoyoos as a place to make lasting memories and develop new experiences for everyone who explores this region incredible we call home.”

Tracy Wakaluk

Sandy Beach Suites

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2022

“Osoyoos has an abundance of activities and so much beauty that extend beyond the summer months. It is a perfect year-round destination where people can gather and create memories together. By becoming a destination in all four seasons, there is not only economic growth but the opportunity for stable full-time employment.”

David McBean

Watermark Beach Resort

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2022

“Osoyoos is such a unique and amazing destination for visitors and locals alike. It is such a pleasure to have an opportunity to be part of delivering such a great experience as the General Manager of the Watermark Beach Resort. Great weather, amazing access to nature, outstanding food and beverage… all located in the heart of wine country. How could you go wrong?”

Janis St Louis

Osoyoos Music in the Park

Destination Osoyoos board member since 2024

“After a career in program management and community development I could not think of a lovelier place to retire than the lakeside community of Osoyoos. With warm dry summers, orchards of fresh fruit, countless wineries, fabulous artists, affordable skiing, and mild winters Osoyoos is haven for anyone who values a slower pace, a welcoming small town atmosphere and picturesque location. I spend some of my retirement time producing music concerts with Music in the Park, and helping to run the Osoyoos Farmers’ Market.”