Brooke is a lifetime lover of all things tourism! She has served as the Executive Director of Visit Hopkinsville since 2018. With over a decade of experience in hospitality, she has worked for Churchill Downs, the Louisville Sports Commission, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Chicago Bears and the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. She served as the Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant for the City of Hopkinsville during the planning and preparation for the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse which brought over 116,000 visitors to the community. Following her tenure in this role, she was honored to receive the Group Achievement Honor Award from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
A member of the 2016 class of Leadership Hopkinsville, she received the Sherry Jeffers Spirit of Leadership Award. She later served as the Leadership Hopkinsville Program Coordinator for the class of 2020. She has served on the boards of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville Beautification Commission and was a founding member of HYPE (Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage).
Currently she serves as the President of Team Kentucky, a state-wide sports tourism organization. She is a proud member of the Christian County 4-H council and Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club. She also serves as an Ex-Officio board member for both the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Bruce Convention Center. She loves telling everyone who will listen about the wonderful things to do in Hopkinsville and Christian County.
Brooke has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University and a Master of Arts Degree from Bellarmine University. She is also a graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago, IL where she honed her skills under incredible pastry chefs such as Nicholas Lodge, who created Princess Diana’s wedding cake. She has a love-hate relationship with running, but somehow completed the Chicago Marathon in 2011, in addition to 7 half marathons.
She has been married to her husband Chris for the better part of a decade and together they are on a quest to visit every Major League Baseball park in the country. They are currently up to 16!
To contact Brooke, email [email protected]