Thomas and Lawson join visitors bureau

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau has announced two new staff members - Adrienne Thomas and Kim Lawson.

Thomas is the new administrative assistant for the bureau. Originally from the Central Coast of California, Thomas recently relocated to Oakhurst with her husband, a Bass Lake native. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in International Business and has experience in many industries from medical billing to non-profit organizations.

Thomas spent time with the international non-profit, Zambikes, where she helped develop sustainable social enterprises in Africa. Most recently, she specialized in advertising opportunities in online retail for Running Warehouse. She enjoys international travel and culture, participating in organized running events, spending time with family and appreciating both California and international wine.

Lawson is the new director of public relations and media for the bureau. Raised in Mariposa, Lawson left the Sierra foothills to pursue a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Sonoma State University.

Two years ago her love for the outdoors and family brought her back to the Mountain Area. Today, her portfolio includes more than 10 years experience in marketing and media with high profile motorsports teams in NASCAR and Grand AM to small non-profit organizations. She enjoys the local region and is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of promoting it through her new position.

In her free time Lawson can be found hiking the back country, climbing a large rock or testing her skills behind the wheel at a drag strip.

Thomas and Lawson are excited to join the bureau in time for the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park in 2015.The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau would like to welcome two new members to the team, Adrienne Thomas and Kim Lawson.