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Sonya Bradley Chief Marketing Officer sbradley@visitsacramento.com
Nick Leonti Director of Tourism nleonti@visitsacramento.com
Linda Eldred Tourism Sales Manager leldred@visitsacramento.com
Lindsey Adams Tourism & Marketing Coordinator LAdams@visitsacramento.com
Ruth Chambers Visitor Center Concierge rchambers@visitsacramento.com
William Barnich Visitor Center Concierge wbarnich@visitsacramento.com

Staff Bios


Sonya Bradley
Chief Marketing Officer

Sonya Bradley started with the Sacramento CVB in 2002 as Director of Marketing Services. She took the reins as Vice President of Marketing in 2007, responsible for the strategic development and execution of the "Discover Gold" brand strategy for the convention and tourism (trade and consumer) markets. She's responsible for the development of the SCVB's strategic business plan; managing marketing strategies, tactics (media buying, direct marketing, web site and trade shows) and budget; and overseeing the seven-person marketing team that includes marketing services, tourism marketing, market intelligence and graphic design.

Before joining the SCVB, Bradley worked at the San Jose CVB for eight years serving in various marketing communications capacities, and prior to that in retail advertising for a major drug store chain. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University and a Masters of Science from San Jose State University. She's a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys spending time with her family, going to baseball games, traveling and reading.

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Nick Leonti
Director of Tourism

Nick Leonti knows Sacramento from the inside out. As Director of Tourism, Nick uses his passion and knowledge of Sacramento to assist groups in getting the most out of their visit to California's capital. He is a virtual encyclopedia of Sacramento's hotels, restaurants, historic sites, museums, recreations and other attractions... And, perhaps most importantly, he knows where to find the best burgers and the coldest pitchers of beer. You can follow Nick on his quest to experience all things Sacramento at www.nickonthetown.com.

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Linda Eldred
Tourism Sales Manager

As the Tourism Sales Manager, Linda ensures that the SCVB Tourism department runs smoothly. She helps her team promote Sacramento as a tourist destination by marketing to tour operators, travel planners and leisure groups around the world.

Linda enjoys spending time with her family, her puppies and most things outdoors.

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Lindsey Adams

Tourism & Marketing Coordinator

Lindsey comes to the SCVB with over 6 years of experience in the non-profit special events world. She graduated from Chico State with the BA in Public Relations and a minor in Health Science. Out of college, Lindsey took a job with one of Sacramento's museums as the Special Events Coordinator for their three major fundraisers as well as mixers, volunteers appreciation events and exhibit openings. She handled all design work for the museum's newsletters and special invites and helped in all museums fundraising efforts. She moved into the sports world planning and managing special events, designing print materials, fundraising, coordinating volunteers and handling marketing. 

At the SCVB Lindsey assists in a variety of tasks in the Convention Services and Marketing departments. 

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her daughter, two dogs, family and friends. She enjoys traveling, cooking and attempting to be crafty.

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Ruth Chambers
Visitor Center Concierge

Ruth Chambers has worked at The Visitor Center, which is located in Old Sacramento (1002 2nd Street) since 2006.  She has found it a pleasure to answer questions and share Sacramento history with visitors from all over the world.  Ruth also responds to information requests by mail, and helps find owners of lost items. Ruth has been active with the Living History Program, and has written a book on the California Gold Rush.  She performs in period attire for historical events and schools during the year, and is associated with the Sacramento History Museum and City Cemetery (Gold Rush period). Ruth also has a radio show that streams worldwide.

In her prior career she has been in arts programs and administration, as well as starting programs for "at risk" youth.  Ruth has a B.A. from San Diego State University, an M.F.A. from U.C.L.A., and a Certification from Santa Monica College.

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William Barnich
Visitor Center Concierge

Bio Forthcoming

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