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
Growing up in Michigan, and spending time in California, has given Andrew the appreciation for the amazing blend that Oregon provides. Oregon provides green all over with the west coast vibe. A self proclaimed cell phone photographer, Andrew enjoys taking pictures of everything. The life that surrounds brings inspiration to every one of his shots. Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, his faith, and developing others. You may catch him with a guitar in his hand every once and a while. Follow Andrew on Instagram.
Emily Warren is a college junior studying bio-health sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). Her hometown community is Douglas County and she was introduced to Oregon Born as a sponsor of the Miss Oregon scholarship program. Aside from involvement in scholarship competitions, Emily enjoys waterfall hikes, dogs, and volunteering as a 4-H leader and the tangible needs project leader for ECHO Every Child, a nonprofit that helps children in foster care. She is also actively involved in the student government at OSU. Emily is proud to be Oregon Born and a supporter of the brand because they share her love for our beautiful state! 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 junior at Mountainside High School in Beaverton, Oregon. 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. This year, she showcased her talent in a local competition and won the title of Miss Portland’s Outstanding Teen. She is passionate about her social-impact-initiative to help break the stigma surrounding mental health. And of course, she is proud to be Oregon Born! Follow Kiana on Instagram here, or here. And use her discount code KianaH10 for 10% off any Oregon Born purchase.
Oregon born and raised, Guinevere Is wild child at heart with a passion for the Outdoors. When not Snowmobiling or playing her favorite sport Lacrosse you can find her reading her favorite books the “Wings” series by Aprilynne Pike.
Don’t forget to use Guinevere’s code GuinevereN10 for 10% off your next Oregon Born purchase! Follow Guinevere on Instagram.
Kimberly Wood works in hospitality and started her own house cleaning business, Viking Cleaning, in Ashland, Oregon. She is passionate about living for Christ and supporting local ministries. She fills her free time with ballet classes and uses her Instagram account to encourage other dancers of all ages as well as sharing clean, keto friendly recipes and locally and American made products.
Sammie Huffman is a Senior at Coquille High School, and always busy! She loves spending time with her dogs and in the outdoors! She’s also a cheerleader, student body president and performer. Sammie competes in the Miss America Scholarship program in Oregon. You can find her on Instagram or Facebook. Don’t forget to use her discount code when shopping with Oregon Born: SammieH10.
Brett Walker has lived in Oregon his whole life and plans to stay in our beautiful state. He is currently in school to become a firefighter paramedic, while also pursuing his photography career. He loves to go on hikes, camping trips, and pretty much anything else that involves the outdoors.
Tyler Holifield, or Ty, was born and raised in Oregon. He is a father of 4 and married to his soul mate, Katie. Ty work’s for an aerospace titanium parts company, while also running his own digital graphics business, H Fam Customs. He loves representing an amazing brand like Oregon Born. All of the designs, represent why all Oregonians love this state, from its national beauty to some pretty cool people. “Being born and raised in Oregon is definitely something to be proud of.”
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.
Jadon Ross is a Central Oregon Transplant (Oregonian Reborn). Being born and raised in Kansas, he loves the diversity of Oregon and being able to go from the high desert to the mountains to the ocean in a few short hours. He and his family love to get outdoors to hike and camp, and he is a PNW coffee lover. Follow him on Instagram.
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.
Johnathan Brown was born in the Rogue Valley, but was raised in the Willamette Valley. He grew up being an avid outdoorsman and enjoys anything out in Mother Oregon. He is married and has 4 little Oregon born. He works as an EMT and is going to school for Paramedicine, with goals of eventually being a flight medic. In his free time he trains his Belgian Malinois, Rogue, as a multi-purpose tactical working dog.
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 junior from Northwestern Oregon. Her hobbies include playing sports for her high school, as well as serving her community. She first heard about Oregon Born while competing at Miss Oregon. After checking out their website, she fell in love with all the cute merchandise. Once she heard about the ambassador program, she knew it was something she wanted to do! Lilly is excited to join the Oregon Born team!
As Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen 2019, Marin Gray is proud to represent her home state. Marin is a sophomore 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!
Emmy Huber is a 15 year old Sophomore at Astoria High School. She is a member of the Pizazz Dance Team, and the Track Team. Emmy is very passionate about school and always strives to do her best. She runs pep assemblies and helps spread school spirit as ASB Activities Director at her school. She was crowned Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen 2020 in February. She has passion for science that inspired her platform, She Can STEM. Her goal is to share her story and other stories of women in STEM to young girls to show them that if we can do it, so can they! She also attends Dunes Bible Camp every summer in Ocean Park, Washington. She plans on counseling the younger age groups and helping them along their own spiritual journeys.
Gracie Weaver is a sophomore at Seaside High School. In her free time she enjoys showing her school spirit through her high school cheer team, singing, and pageantry. She was crowned Miss Clatsop County’s Outstanding Teen 2020, and can’t wait to continue serving her community and promoting her platform of asthma awareness. Ever since she was little Gracie has loved Oregon because of its breathtaking nature and caring communities.
Addie Cumley has lived in Oregon her whole life. She’s been on Gresham High School varsity her freshman and sophomore year. She is 16 and is attending CAL her junior year. She wants to be a neurosurgeon and is planning to go to college at OSU. She loves to hangout with her friends and go on road trips.
AJ Gordon is a film producer and popcorn fiction writer born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. AKA an organized and reliable nerd evoking the entrepreneurial spirit. Find him on Instagram at @aj__gordon and @loadedimageent. Or via his website.
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