The Team

  • Emilie Cameron

    Emilie Cameron

    President & CEO


    Hailing from Sacramento, California, prior to joining the Downtown Spokane Partnership, Cameron held the role of Vice President for Sacramento’s top public relations/public affairs agency, Randle Communications. Cameron championed catalytic downtown projects and the revitalization of Sacramento’s urban core as District Affairs & Development Director at the Downtown Sacramento Partnership from 2015 to 2021 where she worked closely with property and business owners and stakeholders overseeing the organization’s growing public policy, economic development, external affairs, public relations and marketing programs.

    Cameron graduated from the University of California, Davis. Named one of Sacramento’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2012, she has been a constant advocate for the local business community. Cameron served as 1st Vice Chair on the California Downtown Association board of directors and was a member of the ULI Sacramento Women in Leadership Committee and Greater Sacramento Regional Council for Make-A-Wish Northeastern and Central California and Northern Nevada. A past participant in the International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leader Program and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber’s Catalyst Leadership Program, Cameron also previously served on the Sacramento Metro Chamber board of directors and ULI Sacramento executive board. In 2014, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and PR Professional of the Year by the Sacramento Public Relations Association.

  • Andrew Rolwes

    Andrew Rolwes

    Vice President


    Spokane native, Andrew brought several years of relevant experience to the DSP starting in 2007, most recently as an Army Officer where he worked closely with Iraqi government officials in northern Iraq. Andrew has focused his tenure at the DSP on program and project management and is passionate about developing downtown’s public realm. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from EWU and spends his free time with his wife and three children.

    • Public Policy
    • Parking Programs
    • Parking Advisory Committee
  • Paul Lower

    Paul Lower

    Vice President of Safe & Clean Programs


    Paul is new to Spokane, having recently moved from Orlando, Florida, but he already loves the city and the surrounding area. He has earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration and is a licensed real estate broker. Paul has abundant experience in both residential property management and school facilities and operations leadership, and he looks forward to using that experience to help make downtown Spokane a cleaner, safer, and more beautiful place to live, work, and play.

    He and his wife are new empty-nesters with both of their sons now in college. They enjoy traveling and exploring new places, and love spending time on the water. In fact, Paul is a former jet-ski racer and competitive barefoot water skier. Both he and his wife love hockey and plan on going to as many Spokane Chiefs games as possible!

    • Public Safety & Hospitality
    • Beautification & Cleanliness
    • Placemaking & Public Space Improvements
  • Elisabeth Hooker

    Elisabeth Hooker

    Vice President of Marketing & Programming


    Elisabeth Hooker is the Marketing and Programming Director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership, where she fosters programs, events, and campaigns to highlight over 800 businesses located within the urban core of the City of Spokane. Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Washington State University and has enjoyed building her career in the Inland Northwest. Prior to joining the DSP in April of 2014, Elisabeth spent a decade at STCU building educational programs for youth and adults as well as cultivating community programs and volunteerism. Alongside multiple committees, Elisabeth has served as a board member for the Spokane Lilac Festival Association, the Spokane Scholars Foundation, and the Women Helping Women Fund Spokane.

    • Advertising and Communications
    • Events and Activations
  • Kevin Campbell

    Kevin Campbell

    Business Relations Coordinator


    Kevin comes to Spokane by way of Anchorage, Alaska, where he was born and he raised. After graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, he returned to Anchorage where he worked for five years as an account executive for a marketing and advertising agency. He is thrilled to be a part of the DSP team and do all he can to make downtown one of the best places to live and play. In his spare time Kevin can be found on the volleyball courts, checking out the latest local brewery, or hiking and running around all of the great outdoors the Inland Northwest has to offer.

    • Economic Development
    • Ratepayer Relations
    • Marketing & Communications
    • Business and Resource Management
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    Celina Van Hyning

    Marketing & Communications Coordinator


    Celina Van Hyning is a marketing and communications coordinator for the Downtown Spokane Partnership. She works with the rest of the marketing team to highlight the people, places and events that make downtown Spokane so wonderful.

    Originally from Post Falls, Idaho, Celina is no stranger to Spokane and its surrounding areas. She lived in the River City until 2017, when she moved to Boise, Idaho. She received a bachelor's degree in media arts from Boise State University in 2020, so she's still waiting for her makeup graduation ceremony.

    Prior to joining DSP, Celina spent nearly five years working in local news in both Spokane and Boise. During her time in news, she worked as a digital reporter and covered some of the most high-profile stories across two different markets. Her work earned her a Regional Edward R. Murrow award in 2023 and a serious feature award from the Idaho Press Club in 2020.

    When she's not working, Celina can be found going for long (but slow) walks with her senior pup, Leah, binge watching reality TV and stand-up comedy specials or checking out new restaurants and coffee shops with her friends.

    • Communications
    • Marketing & Promotions
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    Mariana Redder

    Accounting & Administrative Associate


    Mari is from Spokane and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University where she learned to speak Spanish fluently, but now seeks more opportunities to practice. Her favorite aspects of working for the DSP include her co-workers and the opportunity to explore and contribute to a variety of facets of downtown Spokane. She particularly enjoys River Park Square, and her favorite event is Hoopfest. In her spare time, she loves discovering quiet spots to take her dogs for walks and swims.

    • Office Administration
    • Maintaining Member and Ratepayer Databases
    • Accounting Assistance