Over the past 25+ years Mark has worked closely with many business and organizations as a tourism marketing consultant. He has extensive experience in marketing, via the Internet, print, photography, video, and other forms of media. Mark has served on the board of directors for the Grand Circle (four state) tourism association, and for Washington County Utah's office of tourism.
Mark is the former Director of Tourism for Utah's Color Country, a coalition of five counties in southwest Utah, and has subsequently provided consulting services to county tourism offices, cities and towns, resorts, guides and outfitters, restaurants, hotels, and more. In tandem with his clients he has received many tourism awards for excellence in marketing and media development.
Bob’s early career fueled his passion for travel. After 15 years working in the hotel, airline, rental car, outdoor recreation, and hospitality arenas, Bob became an independent consultant specializing in tourism development, public relations, and travel media.
Bob has been featured on the cover of Travel Agent Magazine for bringing diversity to travel by combining auto vacations with traditional travel services. He is a frequent guest on local TV and radio, former co-host of Inside the Outdoors radio show in Salt Lake City and contributor to KSL TV Studio 5 with a segment called “Family Friendly Adventures.”
Bob teamed up with Maverik convenience stores (300 + locations in 11 western states) to promote road trips, adventure, and recreation as Maverik Adventure Getaways.
Bob has served as president of the Utah chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, board and committee positions with the Utah Society of Association Executives, Utah chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and Grand Circle Association, and currently serves as a committee member of the Southern Utah Tourism Summit.