Travel Stamps is based in Olathe, Kansas but was born in Moab, Utah as a way to inspire new travel experiences and document a lifetime of memories. Our goal is to create the most comprehensive souvenir network that, as you collect, will become a beautiful representation of all the places you visited, the passions that led you there, the people you met and the friends and family who joined you along the way.
As friends and colleagues, we often lamented not being able to find a book that could help us plan our national park travels and remember them years later. In the spring of 2017, we released our first title: Travel Stamps: U.S. National Park Series Album & Guide along with 59 colorfully illustrated Travel Stamp decals, each depicting one of our nation's crown jewels.
Since our launch, our collection of colorfully illustrated destination has continued to grow. We now offer more than 1000 destinations and have commemorated more than 1,000,000 of your memories! Thank you for joining us on this journey, we can't wait to design more of your suggestions! Safe travels and happy stamping!
Meet the Team
Our team brings together decades of award-winning publishing, art, design and product development experience. We all share a deep passion for travel, public lands and our nation's incredible cultural and physical diversity. Over the years, we have had the wonderful opportunity to learn more about you and your travels through our website and social media. If you would like to learn more about us, scroll down!
Product Development Manager
Erika coordinates operations and the production of new Travel Stamps. In addition to boasting a University of Denver business degree, her experience includes over a decade of hospitality and tourism work in the U.S. and abroad. When she is not in the office, on the road, or atop a mountain, you can find her on the dance floor teaching Lindy Hop or West Coast Swing.
Photo: Via Ferrata - Telluride, CO
Artwork & Design
Heidi Michele is Travel Stamps' original artist, illustrator and brand designer. Formally educated in graphic design at the University of Idaho, her artistic career includes photography, mixed-media illustration and souvenir product development for public lands across the nation. Inspiration comes easy living in both the Utah desert and Oregon Cascades with her fiancé and fur babies in their converted school bus.
Photo: Dry Tortugas National Park - Key West, FL
Shane manages the administrative aspects of the business. His career has been split between retail and wholesale management. For 6 years he was the Retail Manager for all of Rocky Mountain National Park’s visitor center stores. He currently owns Eagle River Designs and My Travel Stickers, wholesale souvenir companies dedicated to serving America’s Public Lands. He enjoys travelling with his wife and family, hiking and golfing.
Photo: Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab, UT
Editorial and Production
John Gunn produces Travel Stamps book and stamp text. His career has been spent in newspaper and magazine writing, editing and publishing. He served as publications director for the Rocky Mountain Nature Association in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he authored and edited books and other products. His free-time pursuits include hiking, snowshoeing, bicycling and catch-and-release fishing.
Photo: St. Augustine, FL
Tim Heron is one of our talented Travel Stamp illustrators who received his BFA in Illustration & Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. When he is not drawing he loves to be outside climbing, hiking and exploring.
Photo: Little Wilson Falls, Maine
Elissa Weaver is one of our talented Travel Stamp illustrators who was born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast with an M.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and B.S. from Texas A&M University's Visualization program. When she's not illustrating, she can be found on the tennis court or enjoying live music.
Ray is one of our talented Travel Stamp illustrators, an alum of the Columbus College of Art and Design with 22 years experience in various creative fields and disciplines. When he's not drawing or creating in other forms, Ray enjoys time with his family, traveling, horses and being on the lake.
Patrick is one of our passionate editorial contributors and a high school assistant principal in California. When he's not at school or at home with his tuxedo cat Berlioz, he can be found volunteering at Pinnacles National Park, on a photography expedition, or chipping away at his goal to visit all 400+ National Park Service units.
Mackenzie is one of our talented editorial contributors who received her B.A. in English and M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver. Based in D.C. pursuing a career in public service, Mackenzie's free time is spent trying out hiking trails throughout the region, attending live music, and exploring restaurants in the city.
Photo: The Windows - Arches National Park
Kira is our newest editorial contributor who recently obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health and has a B.A. in Anthropology. When she is not working towards her goal of traveling to all 50 states and all 63 national parks, she can be found singing, instructing indoor cycling classes, trying out local coffee shops, and taking walks with her dog Copper.
Photo: Badlands National Park