BATW is pleased to announce two new members: Wendy VanHatten, a Vacaville-based writer and editor, and Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton. We look forward to meeting them at our upcoming events.
After a successful career in healthcare administration, Wendy VanHatten became an internationally published travel writer and then the editor for a company that offers travel writing courses. During the last 12 years, she’s published books in various genres (children’s, women’s and mystery). Wendy regularly contributes travel articles to several magazines, and blogs about food, wines and travel for several sites, including Taste Live. In addition, she is the editor-in-chief of Prime Time Living Magazine, a regional northern California publication. Her travel blog, www.travelsandescapes.blogspot.com, features travel tips, photos, destination ideas, and more.
Wes Rhea, CEO, Visit Stockton
Wes Rhea, CDME, CTA is a Stockton native and has led Visit Stockton since 2005. He sits on the boards of the Stockton Asparagus Festival, California Travel Association and the Central Valley Tourism Association, and is President–elect of the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.