We would like to welcome our new intern, Ms. Courtney Flathers, a Masters Student in Public Policy at Oregon State University. Ms. Flathers’ family is from the south coast and she will be working part time with the tourism program January to June 2017 when she will graduate. She will be involved in a number of ongoing projects and be meeting with tourism businesses and community representatives along the coast. She will also be participating in the South Coast Rural Tourism Workshop Series beginning January 24th and will be assisting with applied research and preparation of reports and training materials to be produced by the OSU Sea Grant Extension tourism program. In addition, Ms. Flathers will be assisting with the publication of blog posts presenting tourism and outdoor recreation focused information.