We’re Marshall County Tourism and Sports, and
Alabama’s Great Natural Attraction.

Located at the southern end of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Marshall County is a small destination that delivers sweet surprises. Whether it’s the abundance of natural wildlife, the soothing waters of beautiful Lake Guntersville, or the punch of color from the changing landscape, you are in for a treat.

Five cities within Marshall County offer their own unique blend of southern charm and small town atmosphere. From Grant’s amazing caverns to Arab’s historic village to the renovated drive-in theatre in Boaz to Albertville’s locally grown wines to Guntersville’s lakeside concerts and eclectic downtown shops. Marshall County is packed with things to see and do. For the outdoor enthusiast, the history buff or the family looking for a unique vacation, we have plenty to offer.

The Marshall County
Tourism & Sports Team

Katy Norton, President

I am Katy, president of Marshall County Tourism and Sports. Don’t let the title fool you. I am not the least presidential. I am a southern momma who loves her three kids, shouts Roll Tide on Saturdays, loves barbecue and Jesus, with dreams of traveling the world. I spent some time away from Lake Guntersville as an Army wife, and then returned to my hometown to settle in and raise a family. I am blessed to be able to share my love of the lake with visitors every day. When I am not tempting folks to visit my lake, I am exploring the lakes and mountains in other states. I love all things Star Wars and believe that the world would be a terrible place without Disney. My favorites include an Old Fashioned on the back patio with a little Simply Red drifting from the speakers and a good book that makes me belly laugh.

Can’t wait to show you this lake that I am a little partial to, so come visit soon!
Katy Norton

Haley Rutland, Communications Director

I’m Haley, the Communications Director for Marshall County Tourism and Sports! I was born and raised 30 minutes from the campus of Auburn University in Valley, Ala. Auburn is ultimately where I decided to spend all of my parent’s money to get my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. I met my honey, Grant Rutland, at Jordan-Hare Stadium on my 22nd birthday. He said, “if you’re going to sit next to me, I, at least, got to know your name.” And it has been love ever since. But I also have love for social media marketing, graphic design and all things Lake Guntersville. I planted my roots here in 2018, and here is where I plan to stay. I am a dog mom to the sweetest Pembrooke Welsh Corgi, Wednesday, who is the sassiest tennis ball connoisseur. When I’m not working, you can find me travelling to find new adventures and local cuisines, or I’m back home playing with my six nieces and nephews and grubbing on my favorite restaurants in my hometown. War eagle, y’all!

Come explore with me!
Haley Rutland

Shonda Wall, Sports Marketing Manager

Hi, I’m Shonda, the Sports Marketing Manager. I’ve always enjoyed the relaxing laid-back vibe of Marshall County and am very excited about the growth from the new sport and entertainment venues we have now. I have been blessed with working in the hospitality/tourism industry for several years.  It makes my day helping people find the fun and beautiful things to see and do in Marshall County, while working with them on their events. My hope is they will create happy memories from great experiences that will bring them back for years to come. When I’m not working, you will find me traveling, working with my hubby in our home and yards, shopping and visiting with my daughter in Nashville, and going to concerts.  Our first date was City Stages (yes, that tells my age!) and we still enjoy going to the occasional show. My faith and family are life essentials, oh, and coffee!  When I “grow up” I want to live on the beach. 

Stop by and see us when you’re in town!

Shonda Wall



Phone: (256) 582-7015
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1601 Gunter Ave
P.O. Box 711
Guntersville, AL 35976


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