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
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!
Sammie's Ambassador Spotlight
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.
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.
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!
Lilly's Ambassador Spotlight
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!
Marin's Ambassador Spotlight
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 hang out with friends.
Thomas Rocha was born and raised in the small town of Dallas, Oregon. 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!
Thomas's Ambassador Spotlight
Lena Larecy is a high school student who was born and raised in Oregon. Lena loves the outdoors especially in the summer! She loves kayaking, swimming, and spending time in Oregon's beautiful nature. When Lena isn't Volunteering and spending her time as a local titleholder in the Miss America Organization she's either in school, babysitting, or dancing! She loves helping others, volunteering, and hanging out with her friends in her free time! Use "LenaL10" for a 10% discount on any Oregon Born purchase.
Born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Kaydence Mckuhn is a student at Newport high school. Kaydence is a three sport athlete playing volleyball basketball and softball for her high school. Kaydence also enjoys competing in pageants and volunteering in her community. She is a huge dog lover having 9 fur baby’s at home! A proud coastie and Oregonian you can follow Kaydence on Instagram @thekaydencemckuhn or @kayd.mckuhn! You can also use her discount code KaydenceM10 for 10% off your Oregon Born products!
Payton Idrogo is a Sophomore at Oregon Tech, working towards her Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology and a minor in Professional Writing and Technical Communication. Payton is a volunteer for Donate Life Northwest where she shares her passion for organ donation. She enjoys reading, competing in pageants, and helping others. Use her code “PaytonI10” for 10% off on your next purchase!
Payton's Ambassador Spotlight
Fallyn McManus is a high school student at Summit Learning Charter. She loves dancing and traveling. She has been dancing ballet for 11 years and recently started pointe work! She has already traveled to 25 states and 7 countries and hopes to travel even more in the future! She loves representing Oregon any way she can. One way she does this is by competing in pageants through the Miss America Program. Fallyn is the first member of her family to be born in Oregon so getting to wear Oregon Born merch is really special to her!
You can follow Fallyn on Instagram @Fallyn_McManus You can also use her discount code FallynM10 for 10% off your Oregon Born Merchandise
Fallyn's Ambassador Spotlight
Cady McManus is a freshman at University of Oregon majoring in advertising. Cady is a huge advocate for women and non-binary people in STEM and is often working to support the next generation in STEM. Cady loves coding, reading, writing, and dancing. Cady's favorite author, Lani Taylor, actually lives in Oregon! Although Cady wasn't technically born in Oregon, they have lived in Oregon since they were two, and can't remember living anywhere else. They are a proud Oregonian and excited to share their love with a brand that has such incredible values and people involved with it.