By Tim Kowols
Mi Casa Door County owner Gabriela Lamas has only been a Certified Tourism Ambassador for just over a year, but that did not stop her from winning the top award at this year’s National Tourism Week Breakfast hosted by the Door County Visitor Bureau. Prior to her and her husband starting their cleaning and property management business, Lamas worked in the tourism field in her native Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and in Door County. Lamas says the seasonal nature of both locales has helped her adjust to life in America and that her award shows that hard work pays off.
Tourism officials and local business owners packed the conference room at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay for the annual celebration of the industry. In addition to Lamas and four other CTA of the Year nominees being recognized, Sevastopol student Lamyra Adams and Southern Door student Austin Vandertie were awarded $1,000 scholarships from Carole Counard Scholarship Fund.