Meet our volunteers!

Here at the Manzanita Visitors Center, we have a volunteer staff that loves to share their knowledge and insights about our area.
Whether your are looking for place to grab a cup of chowder, answers on area history, or hoping to find a great hiking trail, they have all the answers to your questions.
Even if you don’t have any questions, stop by and meet one of our volunteers. They are friendly, helpful and love to chat.
Cheers to our volunteers! They make every visit to Manzanita enjoyable.
Visitor Center volunteers for 2015:
Denny Hennessy, Larry Kiser, Phil & Kathryn Cottle, Cynthia Puhalski, Leila Salmon, Jan Markle, Lee Irvine, Juana Handy, Judy Holmes, Mary Moran, Patrick Wannell, and Norma Seely – they are all friends you just haven’t met yet!

Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.