Florian Herrmann

Founder & CEO

Originally from Germany, Florian came to the United States with one suitcase and one mission: finding the American Dream. Where is it? What is it? He defines the American dream by three things: walking with your eyes open, being thankful for the people you meet along the way, and refusing to settle for the average.

While studying tourism management in Italy, he learned that superior travel experiences are all about a connection to our five senses – how we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell the world around us. It is through his skills, energy, and passion for building those experiences for others that Florian has become a leader in creating innovative marketing and branding concepts for the world’s largest industry – travel.

In the United States, he gained most of his initial success by inspiring audiences and connecting travelers with dream vacations. Together with the team of the award-winning trip planning model YellowstonePark.com, he connected millions of domestic and international travelers to businesses and destinations in the Rocky Mountains. Today, he continues to be passionate about the “Power of Travel” and works to build tourism from the bottom up while empowering local stakeholders.

Florian holds a Master’s in Business and Sustainable Destination Management from George Washington University and is currently involved with tourism projects around the world.

Mary Herrmann

Co-Founder & COO

Mary is passionate about travel experiences that go the extra mile – no pun intended. Having grown up in the heart of America’s first national park, Yellowstone, in the Rocky Mountains, she has since traveled to almost all of the states and several countries in the world, including France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, and China. Such adventures have given her the chance to witness many unique tourist experiences, and to discover how visitor perceptions of destinations alter throughout the years.

Mary loves the outdoors and can often be found backpacking, rafting, and canyoneering. Our resident outdoor photography and film expert, she currently helps clients during the strategy and design process, so that they’ll find the right visuals to authentically connect a destination with its ideal visitors. Mary also works in the company’s organization, management, human resources, operations, and accounting departments.

Patricia Roos

VP Global Strategies

Patricia has always had a truly international spirit, having traveled since her early childhood and having studied, lived and worked in various countries since 2005. Throughout these years, she has gained a trilingual BSc in Tourism Management at the University of Bolzano (Italy), an MSc in Tourism Marketing at the University of Surrey (UK) and a global portfolio (i.a. in Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and England) of varying experiences within the areas of communication, education, culture, business, travel, hospitality and marketing.

In 2013, she started her own business offering language related services, amongst others in the area of marketing, continuously succeeding to support her clients in striving towards the best results. Based on all this, she is convinced that only by applying a holistic view, challenges can be successfully overcome and great results achieved.

Adam Bridgeford

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Adam comes to us from Cincinnati, OH by way of Mammoth Lakes, CA. He has 10 years of tourism industry experience, and his unique sales and business development background was brought in to enhance growth strategies and implement programs for future progress.

For the previous 10 years he has lived near Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks because of a spiritual connection to the mountain wilderness. He has a passionate desire to share these areas with anyone who has not encountered their beauty.

Casey Adams

VP of Client Services

Casey joined our team with the perspective of a writer, a member of a small DMO staff, and a traveler. She supervises all ongoing projects for accuracy and delivery on time. With her experience in content creation, marketing and PR, and destination marketing, she brings insights to all aspects of our work to best serve our clients and our audiences.

Casey was born and raised in Wyoming and returned to the Equality State after attending college at Duke University. She spends her free time training for triathlon and traveling as much as she can, domestically and internationally.

Manuella Arnolin

Multilingual Social Media Strategist

Born on a tiny Caribbean island in a family of nomads, Manuella had lived in more than 20 places before she even turned 18. This forged her love and curiosity for the world we live in and its creatures. She loves scuba diving and sees herself as a beach collector with a record of 74 beaches visited in one year. She has a passion for everything that helps people learn and grow from one another, like travel… or the internet!

Social media strategist and alumna from La Sorbonne, Manuella found her calling in social media at the early stages of the “web 2.0”. She worked with several businesses like Disney and PopSockets, and now as a part of our team, she makes sure that your message reaches your community online to help them live their best experiences offline.

Danella Myers

VP of  Digital Strategy

Growing up in rural North Dakota, Danella developed an appreciation for lesser-known places. After graduating from North Dakota State University with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management, Danella spent over six years working for a small DMO.

Danella is excited to bring her tourism industry experience and passion for travel to the Herrmann Global team. In her free time, Danella enjoys sipping a good cup of coffee, experimenting with cooking and baking, and being outdoors.

Mathias Eichler

Developer

Mathias designs and builds clean, functional and beautiful websites. And he’s been doing that for over 2 decades. He also hosts a podcast on trail running and loves to explore the nearby mountains in Olympic and Mt. Rainier National Park. He organizes trail races and is the author of the book ‘Adventure Running’.

Another German on the Herrmann Global team, Mathias arrived in the PNW almost 20 years ago and now makes his home in Olympia, the capitol of Washington State with his wife and two kids.

Juan Santiago Rodriguez Giron

Santiago Rodríguez

Director of Tourism Strategy

Santiago is a truly international citizen. Originally from Ecuador, he currently lives in Germany, from where he pursues his passion: building international links to foster sustainable development through tourism.

His professional trajectory in tourism includes destination and project management, international market access and commercialization, local development, scientific research, international cooperation, and the application of cloud-based technology in tourism.

Santiago’s natural drive for connecting destinations with travelers in relevant ways led him to design and complete his Ph.D. on “International Market Access by Local Stakeholders”.

As a result, he has launched and provides mentoring for several initiatives in tourism innovation, international tourism distribution and higher education through research. In this context, Santiago has extensive experience working with public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to foster tourism as an effective means of development.

At Herrmann Global, Santiago contributes on the conception and implementation of data-driven strategies, based in tools that empower destination managers and host communities.

Kass Lawrence

Kassia Lawrence

Digital Marketing Strategist

Kassia (known around the office as Kass) has a BFA in Fine Art and photography and recently graduated from Western Colorado University with an Outdoor Industry MBA. She has lived in Colorado, Utah, Alaska, and most recently Wyoming. She loves being able to mix her passions for art, creativity, the outdoors and traveling to the Herrmann Global team. In her free time you can find Kassia adventuring with her dogs, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, or enjoying some Mexican food!

Duke

Office Dog

Duke started her career in travel when she realized she could stand on the center console and see where her humans were taking her. She hasn’t stopped navigating for them since, though she can’t figure out why the biggest window in the truck won’t roll down like the rest of them.

Duke’s primary role on the team is adding a dose of adorable to the atmosphere from next to Casey’s desk, but she also contributes the brightest of “good morning” greetings each day, amusing antics, and occasional meeting interruptions with new partners.

Margo Stoney

Margo Stoney

Creative Strategist
Margo runs a boutique creative studio focusing on graphic design and branding where she dedicates using her creativity to help save the planet. Through design and visual language, she helps sustainably-minded brands and nonprofits tell their unique story. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, forest walks, fly fishing, travel, art and birding. She lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband, Isaac, and dog, Rico, but you’ll often find her on the road or exploring a foreign land whenever possible. She’s a member of 1% for the Planet and a small business partner of Leave No Trace.
Maria Pradissitto

Maria Pradissitto

Account Manager
Maria Pradissitto is a passionate and experienced destination marketer whose attention to detail brings out the unique qualities of a destination. Over the past six years, Maria has worked as an independent consultant for private and public organizations. Her expertise involves business development, communication, social media, and strategic planning. Maria has a master’s degree in international relations with a background in tourism, hospitality, and marketing. She loves traveling and learning languages and currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado. When she is not working, she can be found baking, hiking with her husband and their two kids, and spending time with family and friends.
Sydney Farthing

Sydney Farthing

Social Media Manager
Sydney has a passion for creativity and culture – making tourism marketing a perfect fit. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and has spent the last few years working at a small DMO and then a B2B marketing agency.  In her free time, catch Sydney exploring her home state of South Carolina, meeting new people whenever possible and having fun pursuing her latest hobby, improv theater.

Shannon Lowery

Content Manager
Shannon was born and raised in central Pennsylvania but today considers Savannah, Georgia, home. A classical ballerina turned destination marketing enthusiast, she began her travel industry career at Visit Savannah before joining the team at Herrmann Global. She flexes her creative muscles through collaborative, innovative integrated marketing projects, especially with social and nontraditional media campaigns. She also enjoys crafting her wordsmith skills and dreams of one day becoming a best-selling author. When she’s not working on digital content strategies, you can find her playing the national Irish sports of hurling and Gaelic football or walking one of her foster rescue dogs.
Jennifer Bartlett Henriques

Jennifer Bertlett Henriques

Travel Trade Executive
Jennifer is hugely passionate about international tourism and the American West. She consulted for the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) as International Market Manager for 11 years; Overseeing Europe and UK/ Ireland and driving marketing programs and initiatives with travel sellers and media throughout the region. With her expertise and large network of senior international industry partners, travel wholesalers, airlines, media and receptive operators her focus is on generating inbound visitation from Europe, Australia and Mexico into North American travel destinations. Clients include Aspire Tours, Visit Durango, Visit Laramie, and Armchair Productions. Jennifer is bilingual in German and holds degrees with the University of Colorado Business School in Marketing and Tourism Management and Hotel Management and Operations from Hotelfachschule Berlin. She is a founding member of TEN-Tourism Expert Network.
Kiana Lee

Kiana Lee

Director of Operations
Kiana Lee is the dedicated administrator who keeps the Herrmann Global Team running like a well-oiled machine. A true jill-of-all trades, she assists with every level of the company’s operations. She graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has spent the last decade in leadership positions supporting and scaling operations for a variety of businesses in the for-profit and not-for-profit sector.
An unorthodox leap of faith led Kiana to get her “wings” as a flight attendant which provided the one-of-a kind opportunity for her to see the world and ultimately cultivated her intense passion for responsible travel and international cuisine. This blossomed her deep curiosity and appreciation of different cultures.
In her spare time, Kiana loves to seek out new foods to try and she’s obsessed with growth! So, when you can catch her outside of her office you’ll find her gardening, reading, or mentoring others to stay rooted and well-watered to inspire them to bloom.

Claudia Rier

Head of Business Development – Europe
Claudia comes from the Dolomites, the Italian Alps. She’s passionate about mountains and outdoor activities. She considers herself to be sport addicted and loves cycling, climbing, hiking, ski touring, skiing and more. She’s also a professional Sommelier and love’s traveling. Claudia has 20+ years experience in tourism marketing and hospitality. For 14 years she was Senior Sales, MICE & PR Manager at South Tyrol Marketing (SMG) and IDM, before she was General Manager in a Relais & Chateaux Hotel and a Mountain Lodge. Claudia has a Master’s degree in management & corporate governance at SMBS – University of Salzburg Business School and a Certificate in Management, Psychology & Leadership at MCI – The Entrepreneurial School.
Wolf Johnson

Wolf Johnson

Intern

Wolf is from Lander, WY and attends the University of Wyoming with a major in Marketing. He’s grown up traveling all over the world and has a deep appreciation for what it means to experience and explore the world.

Wolf is excited to bring his skills and past industry experience to his internship with the Herrmann Global team. In his free time, he enjoys writing and performing poetry, producing music, backpacking and exploring the wilderness.