Carrie A Mitchell
Writer, Author, Speaker. Brand & Content Strategist. Travel & Hospitality Entrepreneur.
Carrie A. Mitchell is an award-winning media, marketing and integrated communications executive with 15+ years of global experience in developing brands, campaigns and content for leading travel, hospitality, lifestyle, and media companies. She is also a writer, author, speaker, and podcast host on travel and culture - her favorite subjects - that have brought her to over forty countries along the way. For more visit her Linkedin.
Carrie’s leadership roles have included Head of Communications at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Director of Public Relations & Communications at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Board of Directors at Rodeo Drive, Director of Marketing at Strategic Hospitality Group, and collaborations with Condé Nast, Hearst, Four Seasons Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Airbnb, WeWork, Forbes, Zeno Group, PRCO, Wolfgang Puck, Moët Hennessy, Tiffany & Co, Canadian Tourism Commission and Discover America. Currently she consults through her business Sonder Group.
As a multimedia journalist, she covers culture, travel, hotels, design and entrepreneurism for various lifestyle publications, syndicated news segments, and hosts the Suitcase Sojourn podcast. Her writing, photography and videos have been featured by media outlets across North America and Europe including the LA Times, CN Traveler, Vogue, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Forbes, Refinery 29, Popsugar, BlackBook Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, Sloane Magazine, Medium, Destination Canada, and Discover America. She was the lead content creator for the award-winning ‘Summer Festival Tour’ program in partnership with Destination Canada and The New Yorker, won the Travel + Leisure SMITTY award for best overall use of hotel social media, was selected to join the inaugural Condé Nast Traveler #WomenWhoTravel trip to Bermuda, and wrote a children’s travel book dedicated to her niece & nephew titled “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. She frequently speaks on travel, hospitality, culture, media, as well as moderating panel discussions and interviewing women in leadership which she did most recently at the WeWork Global Summit in Los Angeles.
Carrie is also the co-owner of the brand Wild West Home which features local vacation properties and vendors around the Southwest, with a mission to inspire creativity, collaboration and a sense of community among those interested in connecting with the area.
Raised between Alberta and Colorado, Carrie moved to New York City in 2000 after college graduation for an internship at Seventeen Magazine, and was hooked on her beloved adopted city. Travel, culture and media are the predominant focus of her work and writing, and while she has travelled extensively and spent time residing in NYC, Vancouver, Toronto, London and Paris for various projects, she is currently based in Los Angeles & Palm Springs, California. Carrie holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia.
Press & Appearances
Conde Nast Traveler #WomenWhoTravel Winners
WeWork Global Summit Speakers
The New Yorker Canada Festival Tour