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Columbia County Tourist Development Council

You can always find something to dive into in the heart of Lake City – Florida’s Springlands, because there’s a team of dedicated, experienced people at the Columbia County Tourist Development Council to help make ideal experiences a reality.

Meet the Team

Konnie Patke

Executive Director

Konnie Patke boasts nearly nine years of experience as the Director of Group Sales for the Fredericksburg, TX Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she excels in fostering relationships with local partners and stakeholders. With a philosophy that “None of us are as good as all of us,” Konnie has significantly boosted group room night production by over 300%, establishing Fredericksburg as a premier destination for corporate retreats and small conferences.
Beyond her role in tourism, Konnie has provided invaluable support to local businesses, leveraging her expertise in social media to build strong client bases. Her diverse interests range from sports fandom (including the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers) to wine, fitness, family, reading, and animal rescue.
With a background in hospitality and meeting planning, Konnie‘s commitment to service and community makes her an invaluable asset.

Kim Goldsmith

Kim Goldsmith

Marketing Manager

Kim Goldsmith joined the Columbia County Tourist Development Council as the Marketing Manager in 2019. She oversees social media content, advertising, and promotion for the TDC. 

Kim has a variety of experience in the travel and tourism industry, including 13 years as a flight attendant, before working for Virgin Holidays, where she hosted a weekly eco-tourism airboat experience and marketed the Orlando area, attractions, excursions, and theme parks. She attended Florida State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Originally from south Florida, Kim enjoys the outdoors, traveling, shopping, trips to Disney World, and spending time with her family and rescue dog, Oreo. 

Michelle Moore

Office Manager

Michelle Moore came to work at the Columbia County Tourist Development Council in 2015, where she currently serves as Office Manager. She maintains the Tourist Development office. Michelle plays an important role in the daily operations of the Tourist Development Council through her dedication to Columbia County, providing visitors with information on the area, and distributing brochures to local hotels and campgrounds. 

Michelle and her family are lifelong residents of Lake City, Florida. She lives on a small farm in Columbia County and enjoys reading, gardening, hunting, and farming. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her two daughters.


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