Board Members

Part of what makes Visit Durango unique is the direct connection it has to local stakeholders. The organization is fortunate to have input and guidance by local community members across different industries who serve on the board of directors.

The Durango Area Tourism Office (DATO) board of directors is now accepting applications to fill one vacant seat. The board is looking for an individual interested in representing the Outdoor Recreation industry. Click here to learn more about the requirements and to download an application! Completed applications should be emailed to

Board Officers

Carrie Whitley, Board Chair

Director of Travel Trade Sales, D&SNGRR

Angie Beach, Vice Chair 

Executive Director, Music in the Mountains

Bruce Moss, Treasurer

Owner, Gateway Reservations

Jenn Wheeling, Secretary

James Ranch

Antonia Clark, Past Board Chair

Toh-Atin Gallery


In addition to the board officers, the Visit Durango board includes members with expertise across key tourism industries.




Keith Guyett, Winter Recreation

Chief Marketing Officer, Mountain Capital Partners

Ron LeBlanc, City of Durango

Dr. Lorraine Taylor, Higher Education

Fort Lewis School of Business

Phoebe Ogden, Hospitality Industry

General Manager, Holiday Inn & Suites

Matt Arias, Restraurant Industry

Owner, Gazpachos

Toni Vicari, Transportation

Director of Aviation, Durango-La Plata County Airport

Nigel Peck, Specialty Lodging

Owner, Adventure Inn Durango

Denise Leslie, Arts & Culture

Director, Durango Art Gallery Collective

David Moler, Outdoor Recreation

Owner, Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours