Laura Barnes - Salt Lake CVB Media ManagerYou know you've landed in a cool spot when in your first week on the job two of those days are spent on the slopes of Salt Lake's ski resorts.  Such was the introduction to the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau that Laura Barnes received after joining the ranks.She is taking on the role of Tourism Communications Manager and will be sharing the message of Salt Lake's incredible year-round tourism product with local, national and international media.Laura will also focus on the Bureau's social media content and be involved in keeping its "My Salt Lake" section of blogs and visitor-generated feedback current and up to date.With Salt Lake's endless outdoor recreation, from its four world-class resorts to its endless hiking and biking trails, and its cultural arts, dining and nightlife scene, Barnes will be extremely busy in her new role.Fortunately, Barnes brings enthusiasm and an in-depth knowledge of both PR and Salt Lake to the job. Most recently with Salt Lake's Love Communications as an Account Coordinator, Barnes worked in public relations and strategic communications representing a variety of clients. Prior to that, Barnes worked in the marketing department of Winder Farms, serving as Marketing Coordinator.Barnes received a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Utah in 2006. A Utah native, Barnes is an outdoor enthusiast and very familiar with the magnitude of cultural and recreational opportunities throughout the state, particularly Salt Lake.