Port Angeles, WA—The Olympic Culinary Loop (OCL) has recently launched a new website designed for passionate foodies from the ground up. It’s optimized for mobile, meaning you can travel and taste your way around the Olympic Peninsula with information about food destinations on your Smartphone or tablet. The website was generously designed and donated by the Owen Marketing GROUP. “We’re pleased to begin 2013 with a new Membership Services Director and a new website,” said Ken Wilson, President of the OCL. “The year is off to an excellent start with these two additions to our marketing efforts. We welcome visitors and industry professionals alike to contribute photos, submit ‘taste-trail’ travel tips and raves on our new website, and invite everyone to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and other social media forums.” Steve Shively was recently hired as the organization’s new Membership Services Director, transitioning from a founding board member to a contracted staff position. He brings over 25 years of commitment to offering authentic recreational opportunities, including a passion for local food. Primarily focusing on lodging and hospitality for various parks and retreat center operations on the west coast, he’s been keenly aware over the years of the opportunity to offer more than “just a meal” to his guests. At the core of this hospitality is providing education and entertainment that’s representative of the area. Shively will be growing and servicing the Loop’s four-county member base, developing campaigns and programs to grow its membership. He is reaching out to members to participate in the 2013 Olympic Culinary Adventure map, a centerpiece of the spring marketing program for the Olympic Peninsula. “I look forward to helping both our culinary industry and ‘taste-trail’ travelers to celebrate the bounty of the Olympic Peninsula in a delicious new way,” said Shively. The Olympic Culinary Loop was created in 2009 and exists to define, promote and celebrate the Olympic Peninsula’s unique culinary experience. Its purpose is to educate consumers, and ultimately establish the region as a niche destination to enhance economic development and the area’s tourism product. Its membership is comprised from Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Grays Harbor Counties. For more information, go to www.olympicculinaryloop.com.