Emily Carman, Director of Marketing, joined IGS in January of 2018. Here she is at the Fairmont Banff Springs last summer.
How did you get started in the industry?
After ten years in the legal marketing industry, I joined IGS in January of 2018. Traveling has always been a hobby and I’m excited to now call it a career too. After I attended my first unofficial fam trip with Norma to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in 2017, I knew IGS and the industry would be a perfect fit.
Norma is a friend that is more like family and also someone that I look up to. I was ecstatic when she called and said she and Jose were ready to hire a full-time marketing director for IGS. I feel so lucky to be working in an industry I am so passionate about and to be learning from the best mentor I could ask for!
Emily and Norma on an excursion to the Marietas Islands, a National Park in Nayarit, Mexico
Norma, Jen (Emily's older sister), and Emily dining at Velas 10 at Grand Velas Los Cabos
What’s your favorite part about working at IGS?
Work doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing what you love! I’m excited to be part of a team that genuinely likes to help each other succeed and that is so willing to share their knowledge. I love learning new things each day and look forward to all of the adventures in store in the years ahead.
Emily on the beach at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in 2009
Members of the Dallas team enjoying lunch with our industry friends, Alynne and Jonathan
What are your favorite travel destinations?
Cabo San Lucas is my favorite destination in Mexico – I love the combination of desert, beaches, sea, and mountains! And of course, a trip to Flora Farms for beet pasta and a carrot margarita!
During the summer months, I enjoy escaping the Texas heat and spending time in the mountains with my older sister, Jen – Vail and Banff are always at the top of our list!
One of my all-time favorite trips was traveling through India for two weeks after my younger sister, Michelle, was married in Delhi. It was the experience of a life time and I love looking back at the photos and sharing stories with anyone that will listen!
Emily hiking around Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies; Summer of 2017
Emily canoeing at Piney Lake in the Colorado Rockies; Summer of 2016
Emily and her family attending her sister Michelle's wedding in Delhi, India; December 2015
What’s next on your bucket list?
Such a hard question! There aren’t many places I don’t want to visit at least once in my life. Greece and Italy are very high on my list of places to travel next!
Here are a few I've already checked off my bucket list:
Emily visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, India
Emily visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Emily's first time snorkeling at the Marietas Islands in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
What inspires you?
I love exploring our world, learning about other cultures, and all of the people you meet along the way. I’m inspired by how each travel adventure educates, humbles, and brings all walks of life together.
Emily ringing in the new year in Jaipur, India in 2016
Emily became an aunt in 2017 and adores her nephew, Aidan!