We’re CONNECTED: With many years in the travel business, we know industry leaders and the people who make things happen.

We’re PLUGGED IN: We listen.  We ask questions.  We listen some more.  It’s our job to pass along market intel to keep you updated with industry trends if not half-a-step ahead.

Jane Behrend

Founder and President

An expert in adventure and wildlife destinations worldwide, Jane started her own travel marketing company in 1989 after learning the business as an account executive in public relations and advertising sales. She started off as the Southeast USA sales rep for African…

Jessie Bligh

Sales and marketing manager

Joining the team in 2014, Jessie is a Georgia native who has always had a lifelong passion for travel and exploring the world through wanderlust. She handles sales and marketing and also oversees the Emerging Destinations webinar training programs and social media outlets. Before…

Karen Bouchard

Karen feels very fortunate to have been exposed to travel at a very young age. On the heels of her parents as they made their way home time and again, she spent many summers in Europe visiting relatives in England, Scotland and…

Jenna Farber

With parents who own a travel agency and adventure travel business, Jenna was born with the travel bug in her genes. She was very young when she started exploring the world through family adventures. After a gap year spent abroad in Australia…

Ana Kammerer

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana knew from a young age that she wanted to work in something related with travel and tourism. In fact, her passion for traveling and discovering new places comes from her parents, who were always…

Kim Bligh

Kim caught the travel and exploration bug after college and has since become a passionate traveler.  Kim joined Emerging Destinations in 2017 and enjoys providing administrative support for the team. In 2011 Kim and her husband spent 7 months in an RV…

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