Visitors bureau honors Raymond Clevenger

When he isn't in Paris, Raymond Clevenger greets guests at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau and enjoys his cottage on Willapa Bay.

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau honored Raymond Clevenger as their Volunteer of the Month.

Clevenger grew up on the eastern plains of Colorado where his father raised horses. He learned to break and ride horses at any early age and he and his brother rode as jockeys, including at Churchill Downs. He went to college in Nebraska where he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and conductor. The cold winters drove him to sunny California where he was a project manager for a major department store. He later became a metals buyer for a large recycling corporation. After retirement, he and his significant other became full-time RVers. After several years on the road, they were heading for Alaska and camped several nights at Cape Disappointment. Well, they fell in love with the Peninsula, bought a house, didn’t make it to Alaska, and have lived happily in their cottage on the bay for the past 10 years.

Clevenger, who has two daughters and loves to travel, recently spent six months in Paris, and just returned from a two-week cruise to Alaska (finally made it!).

According to Volunteer Coordinator Suze Overgaard, “He is so helpful and cheerful and loves meeting fellow travelers, which makes him a perfect fit as a volunteer at the Visitors Bureau.”

The Long Beach Peninsula is always looking for friendly people to join their team of Ambassadors. If you are interested please contact Suze@funbeach.com or call us at 642-2400.

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