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Casey Brown
Casey_BrownCasey is the Sales/Development Coordinator for Experience Columbus, so she works with small meetings and also supports the Strategic Development department in advocating for Experience Columbus on a local level.
Casey was born and raised in Columbus, but still finds new things to discover every weekend! She loves checking out the Columbus food scene and attending any and all festivals in the summer. You’ll most likely find her visiting newer restaurants in town like The Pearl or Columbus tried and true staples like El Arepazo (all 3 locations!) or Katzinger’s Deli. Then to work off all that delicious food, you’ll find her exploring Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or the Short North Arts District.



Nicholas Dekker
Nicholas Dekker
Nicholas Dekker is the blogger behind He writes about breakfast, brunch, coffee, donuts, beer, and more on his site. In addition to writing for Experience Columbus, he writes for Columbus Crave, Columbus Alive, The Dispatch, and Columbus Monthly. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures, and the occasional brewery tour for Columbus Brew Adventures. Nick is also an advocate for the arts in Columbus. He’s a co-founder of Wild Goose Creative, and currently works with the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He and his family live in Clintonville. Together they love exploring Columbus restaurants, parks, markets, festivals – everything the city has to offer!

Hannah Henthorne

hannahAs the Convention Services Assistant at Experience Columbus, Hannah provides guests and convention attendees with promotional materials to generate a memorable visit in Columbus. Hannah is a lifelong Columbus native, and loves the accessible yet affordable energy of her home city. In her spare time she can be found exercising around her Victorian Village neighborhood, experimenting with farmers market fresh produce in her kitchen, or exploring the multitude of Columbus’ dining options. Favorites include veggie sandwiches at Brown Bag Deli in German Village, seasonal tapas at Basi Italia in the Short North, and tacos at 4th Street’s El Camino.



Katie Huston
Katie_HustonAs the marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus, Katie works on a wide variety of projects, focusing primarily on membership and sales support, graphic design and managing our photography inventory. She moved to Columbus in 2010 to attend The Ohio State University and loved it so much she stayed after graduation. Some of her favorite Columbus spots include the Franklin Park Conservatory, German Village, Creekside in Gahanna and the patio at Milestone 229 overlooking the Bicentennial Park Fountains – and any other spots with pretty scenery and space to be outdoors!



Maggie Mecklenborg
Maggie_MecklenborgMaggie is the Membership Services Coordinator for Experience Columbus. She is always out and about servicing and working directly with our 1,000+ local member businesses.
Maggie has lived in Columbus since she was 3, and has seen the amazing transformation that Columbus has experienced in the past decade. She especially loves the friendliness of the people here and the vibrancy that Columbus offers. You will find Maggie exploring the boutiques or at her favorite happy hour and dinner spots in the Short North Arts District.



Jenny RogersJenny Rogers
Jenny Rogers is the style editor for Columbus Monthly magazine, the Cap City’s resource for news, fashion, events and more since 1975. She’s been a part of the Dispatch Magazines team since April 2013 and previously served as the editor for Capital Style, Columbus Bride, Columbus Monthly Home & Garden and Columbus Monthly’s City Guide. A 2008 graduate of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communications with a B.S. in journalism, Jenny’s a lifelong Central Ohioan (save for a 3-year stint in Cleveland, where she worked for Ohio Magazine) and now lives in Grandview. Favorite Cap City spots include Ladybird and Thread on Grandview, the Columbus Commons, North High Brewing, Tasi Cafe and pretty much anywhere in German Village (but especially on the Lindey’s patio). Follow her on Twitter @heyjennyrogers.


Joe Vargo
low resJoe is the Director of Interactive Marketing for Experience Columbus, so he’s the voice behind EC’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and puts together the blog calendar. If there’s any information you’d like to see covered in the blog, he’s the guy to talk to! Joe has lived in Columbus for the past ten years, and really loves the city’s food scene and the walkability of the downtown neighborhoods. You’re most likely to find him with his wife and young daughter at Schiller Park, Pistachia Vera on 3rd Street in German Village, Northstar Cafe or at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.