2011-2012 Advisory Board

NATJA Advisory Board

Co-Chair, NATJA Organizations, VP Newport CVB

The Newport, Rhode Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit company dedicated to the promotion of Newport County as a destination for business and leisure travel. The Newport CVB welcomes travel media visits and inquiries!

President Emeritus

Dan Schlossberg is the only American journalist who covers travel and baseball exclusively. Among his 35 baseball books are The 300 Club, Baseball Bits, Baseball Gold, and autobiographies of Ron Blomberg and Milo Hamilton. Co-founder of NATJA in 1991 and the organization's second president, he...

Photo journalist and travel writer

For more than 25 years I have traveled the world capturing with words and photos, the essence of the places and adventures I have experienced. My award-winning stories and images have graced the pages of many magazines, books and brochures all over the world including Canadian Traveller,...

Host & producer, Weekend Explorer

Jeffrey is host and producer of the “Weekend Explorer” travel series. At just 14, a visit with relatives became a summer long odyssey traveling Western Europe…alone! In high school, he participated in an exchange program to New Zealand, including exploring Australia and Hawaii. As a college...

Geographic Specialties:
USA West; New Mexico; San Francisco; San Francisco Bay Area; United States

Subject Specialties:
The American West; Museums; Exotic/Offbeat; History

Other Notes:
Has won 20 writing awards

As a travel and outdoor photojournalist, Dale has ventured to over 100 countries and island destinations around the globe. With two dozen media awards under his belt, Dale is constantly looking for the next great destination story and dramatic image. Dale specializes in: Luxury destination...

NATJA Administrative Staff


I grew up in a very large family and experienced first-hand the importance of understanding peoples' needs and then having to organize the available resources to meet those needs. I have made my life's work bringing resources to communities so their goals can be better met.

One of the...

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

I was introduced to serious photography by an old pro who specialized in classic B&W images. He had me study Weston, Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Gene Smith and many others. It's a journey, not a destination. I have been fortunate to be able to travel most of my adult life and have enjoyed...

President, Newman Grace; VP, Travelworld International Magazine

Brian Hemsworth began his journalistic endeavors back in college, stringing for a motorcycle magazine while attending San Diego State University. He interned for PM Magazine, where he worked on video travel stories.

After college he began working for Grey Advertising, cutting his teeth...

NATJA Financial Director

Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is becomming a year round resort destination. We are a full service Convention & Visitors Bureau handling Public Relations, Marketing and Sales to feature and develop Virginia Beach as a year round resort.