Wyoming Town Welcomes Industry Veteran to Tourism Board
SHERIDAN, Wyo.— After nearly two months, Sheridan, Wyoming – a town renowned for world-class outdoor adventure and authentic western culture – is excited to announce that it has a new Executive Director. “Our volunteer board constantly strives to improve Travel & Tourism in Sheridan, and our goal was to find a new Executive Director that would help us take that next step,” says Ryan Mulholland, President of Sheridan Travel & Tourism’s board. “With Shawn Parker as our new Executive Director, we believe we have a leader that will help us do just that.”
Parker, a journalist who has worked on assignment in more than 50 countries for more than 35 of the largest magazines and trade publications in the world, made Sheridan his home more than five years ago after moving here from Canada. As Parker says, “I’m thrilled at the prospect of stepping into this role during what I believe is an exciting time for Sheridan. Despite Sheridan’s ever-increasing national profile, our little pocket of the Mountain West remains something of an undiscovered gem, with more to offer visitors than most residents may realize.”
Parker’s pride in the community and his excitement is clear. “Sheridan’s quintessential Western verve and modern vigor place it among the most inspiring places I have ever hung my hat; I was drawn here by the majesty of the Bighorn Mountains, and kept here by the arts, culture and cuisine.” Parker has lived and worked in Toronto, Los Angeles, Seoul, and numerous other cities, “I have never felt at home anyplace else the way I do here in Sheridan.” Parker’s passion for Wyoming and Sheridan runs deep, and he intends to use that passion to promote Sheridan among regional, national and international audiences.
Shawn Parker is an accomplished journalist, author and photographer. His work has been published by Afar, Outside Magazine, Lonely Planet, Celebrated Living, Travel & Leisure, Canadian Living, USA Today, Food & Travel, Reader’s Digest, American Cowboy and many more. He has feasted on rotten shark in Iceland, chewed on camel dust in Dubai, chased sharks into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, and once even raced an old Enfield motorcycle across Nepal because it was safer than riding a yak. “My career has been marked by one great adventure after the next, while none have been as exciting as the opportunity to share my immeasurable passion for Sheridan, Wyoming with the rest of the world.”
Parker officially takes the helm of Sheridan Travel & Tourism on July 22, 2015. For more information, click here.
For Immediate Release