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Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
402 Sherman Street P.O. Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602
Phone:  1-800-648-5381

Our Staff

Tami Reist

Tami Reist President & CEO

Angie Pierce

Angie Pierce Vice-President

Penne Beasley

Penne Beasley Visitor Services Representative

Thereasa Hulgan, North Alabama Film Commission Coordinator

Thereasa Hulgan, North Alabama Film Commission Coordinator

Thereasa Hulgan retired from the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce in 2023 with twenty years of involvement with Chamber, Tourism, and Economic Development work. Thereasa has been involved with many organizations and served on many boards over the years. Currently, she serves on the Friends of the Preserve at Little River Canyon, Gadsden State Cardinal Foundation, Women’s Club of Weiss Lake, The Spirit of Cherokee, and Cherokee County Career & Tech Advisory Board. Thereasa is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary and serves as the Chair of the SO-COOL Summer Camp for Children. Thereasa is now working for the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association as a Membership Recruitment and Development, and Film Services Coordinator. She is responsible for seeking and recruiting new members, maintaining contact with current members, striving for 100% membership retention for the organization, researching and scouting viable  lm location sites in North Alabama and working in cooperation with the state  lm o ce. She is developing will serve as an information center for the sixteen counties of North Alabama. Thereasa received many awards over the years at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Thereasa graduated from GEDI in 2003, and STS Marketing College in 2006. Her most recent award was the String of Pearls Honoree from AMLA in 2021, and was named CCAA Professional of the Year in 2021.

Melea Hames

Melea Hames Social Media Manager

Randa Hovater

Randa Hovater Graphic Designer & Community Engagement

Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston Director of Workforce Development Training & Advocacy

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Karen Beasley Director of Marketing and Communications

Leslee Davis-Herrington

Leslee Herrington Member Services Representative

Mickie Collier

Mickie Collier Member Services Representative

Jerry Yarbrough

Jerry Yarbrough Member Services Representative

Annalaura Swinea

Annalaura Swinea AMLA Intern

Kay Donaldson

Kay Donaldson Alabama Bass Trail Director

Jon Simpson Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Director

Daniel Montgomery Alabama Bass Trail Assistant Tournament Director

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