Kane County Office of Tourism hired Erica Elmer of Salt Lake City to fill the Kanab Center Coordinator position.

“We had a lot of great applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds apply for the position,” said Camille Johnson Taylor, Director of Tourism for Kane County. “While we had a lot of great candidates, we feel that Erica is the right one for this position. She has a lot of intense coordinating experience to draw on as she meets the challenges of the position.”

Elmer is familiar with Kanab and Kane County and has spent a lot of time visiting and recreating in the area. She will be moving to Kanab in the upcoming weeks and begins officially on June 1.

Elmer has a varied work history based primarily in the film industry, coordinating numerous films and television shows, including working for Hess Films (known for Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre), as well as a stint in renewable energy for a Norwegian solar company and helped build the first utility scale solar power plant in the state of Utah. She is well traveled and has spent extensive time in the UK, Honduras and Japan.

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Elmer moved to Utah for college and graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts Studies. She has over 10 years of experience in event planning, coordinating, and marketing. “We are excited to have Erica join the team. She’ll fit right in and be a great addition,” said Taylor.

Elmer said about her new position, “I am excited to join the office of tourism and know that my diverse background can bring a fresh and different perspective to existing and upcoming projects.”

Getting to know Erica:

What is your favorite hike in Kane County? I don’t have a favorite. They are all great!

What are your hobbies? Reading, hiking, cooking and cleaning. (No joke, I love to clean!)

What is your favorite food? Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

What is the most exciting place you’ve ever been? The bottom of the ocean.

What is your “claim to fame?” My hands and my sweet dance moves have landed a few background roles in some movies.