Oregon Born Ambassadors
Our Oregon Born Ambassadors represent the very best this state has to offer! As diverse as the Oregon landscape, the Oregon Born Ambassadors are not only bold, passionate spokespeople for the Oregon Born brand, but also for this amazing state that we live in. Get to know our amazing Ambassadors below, and consider becoming an Ambassador yourself. Are you up to the challenge?
Oregon Born Ambassadors
Emily Warren is an employee of Umpqua Bank and a student at Oregon State University where she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Digital Marketing. Her hometown is Roseburg, Oregon and she was introduced to Oregon Born as a sponsor of the Miss Oregon scholarship program. In addition to volunteering as Miss Umpqua Valley 2021, Emily is a board member and treasurer of ECHO Every Child of Douglas County, a non-profit that helps children and families affected by the foster care system. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing with her dogs, going on waterfall hikes, and hosting game nights with her friends. Use her code for 10% off your Oregon Born purchase: EmilyW10. You can learn more about Emily’s community involvement on Facebook and Instagram at “Emily Warren Serves” and @emilywarrenserves, respectively.
Sarah Blum was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon. She is an undergraduate student at Oregon State University, where she studies psychology. She is a former competitive swimmer and an indoor rock climber. Sarah also competes in scholarship pageants, volunteers at a local childcare, and is on her school's ballroom dance team. Additionally, Sarah has played piano since she was 5-years-old, and is a "Harry Potter" trivia expert.
Lily Brown is a proud Oregonian who loves representing Oregon Born. Lily is an accomplished dancer and has been dancing for 13 years. Lily also loves to compete in pageants and being a mentor to little girls dreaming of being a princess too. You can follow Lily on Facebook at Lily Brown, SafeOregon Student Advocate or on Instagram at lilybrownsafeoregonadvocate. And use code LilyB10 to save 10% on your orders at iamoregonborn.com
Kiana Hamada is a freshman in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, studying Biomedical Sciences. She absolutely loves to dance since it is amazingly therapeutic for her wellbeing. She has been dancing her whole life. Her favorite genres are jazz, contemporary, ballet and en pointe. She is passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. And of course, she is proud to be Oregon Born! Follow Kiana on Instagram here. And use her discount code KianaH10 for 10% off any Oregon Born purchase.
Sammie Huffman is a student at Oregon State University majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. When she is not working or doing school, Sammie can be found spending her time with her family and friends, and of course her dog, preferably outdoors! She can also be found often in line at Dutch Bros, it’s an obsession! Sammie is a pageant girl and has been serving Oregon for the last seven years, and currently working on her personal platform Kindness Gone Wild. Sammie can be found on Instagram or Facebook, and be sure to use her discount code SammieH10 at checkout!
Justice Williams is an honors student at Oregon State University studying bio health sciences with a pre-med focus. Her ultimate goal is to become a neonatologist. She is a pageant girl who was extremely excited to become an ambassador after seeing Oregon Born’s amazing work when sponsoring the girls at state. While being on stage has been a huge highlight to her pageant career it has also opened an avenue for her to advocate for the homeless community. Being homeless the majority of her life she wants to inspire others and show that homeless doesn’t make you just another statistic. Check her out on Instagram, or Facebook. You can use her discount code to get 10% off your purchase: JusticeW10.
Erin Benedictson was born in the PNW but was raised in Florida, living for the beach and surfing. He returned to the Pacific Northwest and to Oregon as a teenager where he immediately decided that he would forever trade the beach in favor of the mountains. Erin is a proud farther to his son Wyatt. Photography has become a passion of Erin's as a way to document his adventures ranging from hiking, camping and fly fishing. Erin suffers from a unique condition, "chronic rock picker upper" and almost always has one in his pocket. Living on the flanks of Mt. Hood makes for a quick escape to places free of cell service.
Carlos Miguel is a Landscape Photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Born in Fresno, California, he moved to Oregon in 1996. Carlos loves to drive around Oregon to photograph the amazing landscapes this beautiful state has to offer. He also loves camping, playing mobile games, and (sometimes) hiking. Be sure to follow his adventures on Instagram, Facebook, or via his Website. Interested in buying Oregon Born products? Use his 10% discount code CarlosM10.
Born and raised in Oregon, Olivia McCurdy is a hunter, fisher, and all around outdoorsy girl. She has also been in pageants since she was 5 years old and a dancer since the age of 2. Olivia is a huge advocate for Oregon Agriculture, being an officer for her local FFA chapter, and involved in Oregon Livestock production. Olivia is honored to be representing her beautiful timber town and her state through Oregon Born. Use her code “OliviaM10” to get 10% off of any Oregon Born Merchandise.
Kacie Richardson was born and raised in Oregon and grew up in Estacada. She spends her time exploring the beautiful trails and mountains of the Pacific Northwest and listening to live music in downtown Portland. She served 4 years in the United States Navy and has traveled all over the world. She’s lived in California and Florida but she couldn’t stay away from the charm and sights of her home state. She loves the Ducks, the Blazers and loves representing Oregon Born.
Debra (Andrews) Dreiling is a lifelong Oregonian, having grown up in the Willamette Valley. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon. She enjoys being outdoors with her family and dog. She also has many hobbies. Including reading, art, playing music, watching great movies, and watching her daughter play college softball, Debra’s favorite sport. Having grown up in a family of strong women, she is interested in the stories and history of the women of Oregon.
Stephanie Magee is a senior at Western Oregon University studying Communications & Art History. Although she wasn’t born in Oregon she calls Salem/Monmouth her home. She enjoys drawing, playing the cello, and spending time with her cat, Nancy.
Lilly Boothe is a student at Oregon State University who first heard about Oregon Born when she competed at Miss Oregon. After checking out the website, she knew she wanted to be a part of the ambassador program! Her hobbies include playing sports, competing in pageants, and exploring all the great things the state of Oregon has to offer!
Marin Gray is a senior at Roseburg High School and spends her time dancing and serving others. A project leader for Every Child Oregon and member of several Oregon-based organizations and committees, Marin has created and organized 3 annual service initiatives. She is excited to represent Oregon Born and encourages you to use her discount code “MarinG10” for 10% off your purchase!
Sophie Lardy is a proud Oregonian and loves supporting Oregon Born. She is a student at Oregon Institute of Technology majoring in Radiologic Sciences. She is currently a junior in their program. You can find Sophie working at Dutch Bros where she loves serving coffee with a smile. When she isn’t working she likes to read, watch movies, and hanging out with friends.
Thomas Rocha was born and raised in the small town of Dallas, Oregon. Right now he is currently taking classes at Chemeketa working on a business transfer degree! You’ve also probably seen him working at Dutch Bros. while getting your morning coffee. He enjoys traveling, bowling, golfing and exploring all of Oregon’s outdoor beauty!