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Board of Directors

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 from local community members across different industries who serve on the board of directors. Visit Durango's Board of Directors represent different sectors from the tourism industry.

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Board Officers

David Moler

Chair | Outdoor Recreation

Owner, Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours

Toni Vicari

Vice Chair | Transportation

Director of Aviation, Durango-La Plata County Airport

Jenn Wheeling

Treasurer | Agritourism

James Ranch

Denise Leslie

Secretary | Arts and Culture

Business Owner and Arts Consultant, Hideaway Ukulele Studio

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

Sector Representatives

Bruce Moss

La Plata County

Owner, Gateway Reservations

Kim Baxter

City of Durango


Dr. Lorraine Taylor

Higher Education

Fort Lewis School of Business

Nigel Peck

Specialty Lodging

Owner, Adventure Inn Durango

Dave Rathbun

Purgatory Resort

General Manager, Purgatory Resort

Phoebe Ogden

Lodging and Hospitality

General Manager, Holiday Inn & Suites

Cristina Grave


Owner, Twilight Toys

Carrie Whitley

Railroad Attractions

Sales, Business Development for Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Tori Ossola


General Manager, The Strater Hotel

Brian Lundstrom

Special Events and Entertainment

Director of Sales, Sky Ute Casino

Board Meetings

Visit Durango is a public organization funded by City and County Lodgers Tax. Therefore, all Board Meetings and Board Retreats are open to the public. Below, you will find the 2021 Board Meeting and Retreat schedule. All meetings are currently held via Zoom.

Board Minutes Available Here

  • January 20: 3-5 PM
  • February 17: 3-5 PM
  • March 17: 3-5 PM
  • April 21: 3-5 PM
  • May 19: 3-5 PM
  • June 16: 3-5 PM
  • July 21: 3-5 PM
  • August 18: 3-5 PM
  • September 15: 3-5 PM
  • October 20: 3-5 PM
  • November 17: 3-5 PM
  • December 15 (TBD): 3-5 PM

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