Meet Our Ambassadors



Emily Taylor, all things outdoors

Emily Taylor

Emily has been capturing experiences for Visit USA Parks since 2017. Though she’s a Colorado gal at heart, her thirst for travel has taken her to the tip of South America, through the flavors of Southeast Asia, and all over the American West. Her photography and writing make for a colorful re-creation of her adventures. Emily loves deep backcountry explorations and mountain biking the most, but she’s up for anything outdoors!


Pablo Guzman, curious adventurer

Pablo Guzman

Whether it’s sledding down volcanoes, catching a wave, or longboarding down winding roads Pablo enjoys all things outdoor adventure related. Growing up fluent in Spanish and English he’s often seeking authentic interactions throughout South Central and North America with locals while getting the inside scoop on the what he should try next.


Erika Land, global roadtripper

Erika Land

Erika is quite the outdoor enthusiast, dog lover and a digital nomad who spends most of her time in the American West. As a girl growing up in Colorado she is most passionate about road tripping America and backpacking Europe. Her favorite part of the work is to capture random authentic travel moments and is not hesitant traveling the extra mile to South America, Europe and also throughout rural America to find them.


Whitney James, adventure seeker

Whitney James

With a passion for telling stories about travel and the great outdoors, Whitney is all about creating adventure in our own backyards. Previously the managing editor of Outside Magazine’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, Whitney has also written for publications like REI, Adventure Journal, Huckberry, and beyond. She enjoys inspiring others to travel and shares her outdoor experiences from a relatable, everyday perspective. Based in Colorado and a self-described endorphin junkie, she enjoys pedaling her mountain bike both up and down local trails as well as getting even farther off the beaten path on horseback. Her favorite adventure to date was the time she visited seven national parks in seven days on an epic road trip from Colorado to Nevada, camping at each along the way.


Alana Benson, boldly discovering

Alana Benson

Alana is a writer and traveler from New England. She moved to Lander in 2015 to pursue rock climbing full-time, and has used the sport to explore the world from Kentucky to Kalymnos. She has published books with LexisNexis and Rosen Publishing, and written for the Lander Journal. Alana is excited to combine her writing and outdoor experience as Herrmann Global’s social media strategist and travel ambassador.

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