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.

Board Officers

Bruce Moss

Board Chair

Owner, Gateway Reservations

Dr. Lorraine Taylor

Vice Chair

Fort Lewis School of Business

Nigel Peck


Owner, Adventure Inn Durango

Jenn Wheeling


James Ranch

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

Phoebe Ogden

Hospitality Industry

General Manager, Holiday Inn & Suites

Matt Arias

Restaurant Industry

Owner, Gazpachos

Toni Vicari


Director of Aviation, Durango-La Plata County Airport

Denise Leslie

Arts & Culture

Director, Durango Art Gallery Collective

David Moler

Outdoor Recreation

Owner, Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours

Angie Beach

Special Events

Executive Director, Music in the Mountains

Carrie Whitley

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Sales, Business Development for American Heritage Railways

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 2020 Board Meeting and Retreat schedule. All meetings are currently held at the Holiday Inn.

Board Minutes Available Here

January 8: 3-5 PM
March 11: 3-5 PM
April 8: 3-5 PM
May 13: 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: 3-5 PM

Board Retreat 
February 25: 9-5 
Blue Lake Ranch