MEET OUR ONSITE TEAM

We’re here to help

From keeping our park clean and helping with parking, to staffing our gift shop, our dedicated, friendly staff is available to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your visit.

Gift shop

Photo of Lyndsay Salmi, gift shop manager at the Astoria Column.

Lyndsay Salmi

MANAGER

“Working at the Column is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I work with the most encouraging and appreciative group of people, and I love speaking with our guests from around the world.”

Gift shop staff member Jessica Oeser

Jessica Oeser

ASSISTANT MANAGER

“I enjoy sharing the experiences with our guests and being a part of enriching their trip. I love the beauty and history that the Column represents.”

Gift shop staff member Easton Barendse

Easton Barendse

ASSOCIATE

“The best part of working here is all the people you get to meet from all over the world.”

Gift shop staff member Natalie Benthin

Natalie Benthin

ASSOCIATE

“I like working here because I enjoy making people smile. I like the Column because of its view!”

Gift shop staff member Susan Bones

Susan Bones

ASSOCIATE

“The views from the Astoria Column and talking with travelers from all over the world make my days working in the gift shop so much fun.”

Gift shop staff member Shawn Byrd

Shawn Byrd

ASSOCIATE

“I love working at the Column because I get to work on the top of the world. The beautiful views never get old. I also feel like I’m a perfect fit up here.”

Parking and grounds

Groundskeeper Fred Pynes

Fred Pynes

MANAGER AND HOST
Grounds and parking staff member Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson

PARKING AND MAINTENENCE TECHNICIAN
Grounds and parking staff member Bob Barr

Bob Barr

PARKING ATTENDENT
Grounds and parking staff member Kajsa Jackson

Kajsa Jackson

PARKING ATTENDENT
Grounds and parking staff member Kyle Leahey

Kyle Leahey

PARKING ATTENDENT
Grounds and parking staff member Jackson Millar

Jackson Millar

PARKING ATTENDENT
Grounds and parking staff member Zander Marincovich

Zander Marincovich

PARKING ATTENDENT
Grounds and parking staff member Hailey O'Brian

Hailey O’Brian

PARKING ATTENDENT
Grounds and parking staff member Jessie Rizzi

Jessie Rizzi

PARKING ATTENDENT