An Unforgettable Journey

More than a PowerPoint or talk, Erica's keynotes are a multi-media celebration of place, and our connection to places. For your next special event, offer an unforgettable journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there through story, song, reflection, humor, and conversation.


Your Attendees Will...

✓ Experience a journey across the American landscape through story and song
✓Uncover personal sense-of-place stories
✓ Gain ideas for connecting people and place today
✓ Explore why sense of place stories fosters stewardship, caring and appreciation




 Keynote Options:

Customized to your site or region, Erica weaves together relevant links and key insights and the theme of your event.

“Her keynote was just the dose of inspiration we needed.”
— Chief of Interpretation, Arkansas State Parks and Tourism
 Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism

Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism

1. Enrich Your
Sense of Place

 This customized program brings to life what is special about your place or region. 

This program evokes an individual and collective sense of place and belonging that is deeply needed in the world today.

Gain a personal and/or professional recharge and see places from a fresh perspective.

“Loved it! Great way to energize the whole community.”
— Attendee, Interpwoods, Acadia National Park
 Wilderness 50th Event, VT

Wilderness 50th Event, VT

2. Sense of Place and Stewardship

Multi-media and customized this program includes Erica's songs, stories and in-the-field examples help to illuminate the diverse ways people connect to place. Erica shares her own stewardship journey, and offers stories from her experience working with groups across the country.

“With her songs, [Erica] captures years of work in minutes of feeling.”
— Kathy Abbot, Former Vice President, Field Operations, Trustees of the Reservation

3. Musical Interludes

Often conferences are full of so many engaging ideas that it's hard to take it all in.

Erica's  skill at weaving themes and ideas together will help attendees transition from one session to the next, offering needed time for reflection, integration and discovery.




Breakout Sessions:
The Perfect Keynote Companion

Breakout sessions are an excellent way to bring home the lessons and inspirations shared in a Keynote! Sessions range from 1 to 3 hours to a full day.

1. Discover your Sense of Place Stories

Discover your own "touchstone" story and experience a powerful approach for evoking sense of place stories in others. Feel a sense of community through sharing stories about the power of place. Gain a creative toolkit to keep yourself inspired and inspire others. 

2. Foster Sense of Place Connections

Explore ways to inspire meaningful connections between people and place today. Hear examples of Erica's work across the country working with all ages and a variety of settings.  Gain ideas to increase caring and connection to places. 


3. Sense of Place and Stewardship Training

This professional development training offers a seven-step path for gaining skills creating sense of place stories, delivering great programs and helping to connect diverse audiences to your place. Learn tools, practice techniques and generate fresh ideas you can apply to your site right away.

4. Sense of Place In-the-Field Journey


More than a guided walk, this reflective journey will give you skills to become a "sense of place sleuth" helping you to connect personally to the nature and history of a place, no matter where you are. Come away with a sense of place and belonging that is deeply needed in the world today.