Our Team

Visit Yuma’s team assists in showing the great city of Yuma as a premier travel destination. From hosting the annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade every December, to ensuring visitors have access to the latest happenings and news, the Visit Yuma team is here to promote, support, and share Yuma. 

Visit Yuma Team Members

Marcus O. Carney Executive Director

Leslie McClendon Tourism Sales Manager

What I love most about Yuma is the beautiful outdoors where you can enjoy hiking, biking swimming, and all kinds of river fun. I also enjoy just taking a picnic basket out and enjoying our beautiful sunsets. The community is so warm and inviting, why would I want to be anywhere else?

Leslie Fain Operations Manager

What I like most about Yuma are the people. Visitors and locals alike, they are warm and friendly and they are what makes Yuma great.

Terri Young Business Administrator

What I love most about Yuma are the beautiful sunrises and sunsets along with the clear skies that allow for amazing stargazing.

Joe Teposte Member Liaison

My favorite thing about Yuma is its heart; its unflinching commitment to its residents and its visitors.

Alberto Chee Operations Specialist

What I Love the most about Yuma is the culture, the perfect mix of Country and Latin flavors from great tacos to awesome BBQ. There's nothing like enjoying some authentic street tacos under our beautiful Arizona sunsets.

Visitor Information Center Team

Heather DeWald Visitor Information Specialist

I love the slower living we get to experience here in Yuma! It's wonderful getting to spend the day enjoying local food, mom and pop shops, and walking along the water at the Wetlands Park with my family, enjoying the beautiful Sonoran ecology.

Cheryl Lee Visitor Information Specialist

Loving Yuma is in my DNA, born and raised. It's easy & peacful

Tiarra McClendon Visitor Information Specialist

What I love about Yuma is the small town feeling with a big heart.

Molly Fain Visitor Information Specialist

What I love most about Yuma is the community and getting the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who come down to enjoy the Yuma sunshine.

Community Organizations

Yuma is bursting with community organizations that continually strive to enhance what the city has to offer and provide support where needed.

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