A passionate Bowling Green native, Telia displayed early leadership as a competitive jumper on Natcher Elementary’s Jumpin’ Jaguars. She explored the community as a Talisman staffer and graduated WKU with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and history. Telia began her career in public relations at Lost River Cave and the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. A Leadership Bowling Green graduate and Map Dot, Kentucky crew member, she shares local history on WNKY’s Throwback Thursday segment. Now director of sales at Courtyard Marriott, Telia serves on the Professional Marketing Association board and is a member of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Public Relations Society of America and Bowling Green Area Lodging Association.