To support the industry we love by providing
expertise and resources for success
in every tourism sector.
The TEN team maintains thousands of business contacts around the world, in all sectors of the industry. Regardless of your project needs, we have the contacts and expertise that will provide results.
More than 250 years of combined expertise in all aspects of the tourism industry means that we have the knowledge and experience to achieve your goals!
Short- or long-term, TEN can hit the ground running and move your project from concept to fruition. With our broad base of real, "in the trenches" experience, TEN can put your plans in action quickly and realize high returns on investment.
The Tourism Expert Network (TEN) is an accomplished group of industry professionals who have united to offer their extensive experience and amassed skill as a valuable resource for travel and tourism colleagues.
TEN is neither an agency nor a representation company, but rather, a band of experts inspired to give back and support the industry we love. Whether collectively or individually, TEN representatives are positioned to assist, advise, and consult with DMOs, CVBs, hotels, attractions, shopping centers, golf courses, etc. in their efforts to navigate the new policies, guidelines, and protocols designed to ensure recovery of the tourism industry. Empowered with a broad range of expertise, TEN offers a multitude of á la carte options, any of which can be tailored to effectively collaborate with your team for a few hours or a few weeks, to achieve your entity’s goals.
TEN’s menu of services also includes exclusive packaged programs appropriate for many different initiatives. Please contact TEN with any questions or inquiries at email@example.com.
Passionate about helping industry partners grow their business, Terry has applied his "matchmaking" skills over nearly two decades of facilitating the CA Cup and American Cup Golf Invitationals, earning him the moniker The Golf Father. Terry's specialty is the international promotion of rural tourism destinations, currently exemplified by his leadership of Visit Yolo, in northern California. Terry loves playing golf in locations near and far, and his favorite day of the week is Friday, when he gathers with his wife and son for a home cooked meal and hotly contested board games.
With three decades of travel industry everything.... from hotels to tour operators, airlines to hospitality government, Alfredo is a passionate international traveler and airline junkie. He loves public speaking, client training and all levels of customer service. Alfredo also loves his girls: Tina, Chelsea, Alex and Jessica, and his Indian motorcycle, and claims to like golf but he's not very good at it.
TEN's support specialist, Faith is an accomplished trainer, speaker, and writer who followed her heart into travel and tourism after a long career with Nordstrom. With experience in both the retail and business-to-business sectors of the industry, she is greatly enjoying her current role of Business Development Manager with American Cruise Lines. When not traveling, Faith has a penchant for collecting both classic cars and rescue animals that her family sometimes finds alarming, but luckily, mostly supports.
Rafael was attracted to tourism, like many, for the travel, and boy, has he traveled! But it wasn’t until he realized how tourism benefits a community, state and even a country, that Rafael realized this was a career with a purpose. Rafael's love of travel is driven by his love of food from around the world... both cooking and consuming it!
Dave is an accomplished travel industry veteran with over 30 years experience in airline, consolidator and tour operator sales. He has long standing industry relationships with hoteliers around the world and extensive destination knowledge. When not traveling the world -whether for business or pleasure- Dave's hobbies of choice include ice hockey,
golf, and skiing.
An experienced, multi-faceted media entrepreneur, Robert’s long career started (and continues) as a freelance photojournalist. Segueing into the golf and tourism industries, Robert founded the award-winning Golf Today Magazine (1987), Northern California’s first monthly golf publication. Fun Robert facts: traveled to all 50 U.S. states; played golf in 26 countries; avid cyclist; enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame with his portrait photo of the legendary Casey Stengel.
Jennifer developed a love for travel at an early age, crossing the globe and spending her formative years between Berlin, Germany and Boulder, Colorado. Kicking off her tourism career with the traditional German Hotel Management program, she has since added experience in Hospitality Sales & Marketing, the Outdoor & Ski Industry, Destination Marketing & PR, and has a deep passion for international tourism marketing. If not traveling, you can typically find her skiing, SUP’ing or simply enjoying the great outdoors with her family and pup Addie.
An accomplished professional with 20+ years experience in leisure travel sales and marketing, Ashlee has worked for three world-class destinations - Los Angeles, Greater Palm Springs, and Scottsdale. Combining her expertise in destination marketing and a passion for lifestyle travel, she launched two companies Ciora Global, LLC to help hospitality businesses with projects and Women on Fairways, LLC, a golf & lifestyle travel company catering to women golfers. At leisure, Ashlee enjoys her morning fitness classes, playing a round of golf, traveling, and spending time with family & friends.
Jennifer has over 20 years of tourism, marketing, and shopping center experience, including positions with America West Airlines, Tempe CVB, The Mills Corporation, Madison Marquette and Macerich. Throughout Jennifer's career she has overseen shopping center tourism programs, redevelopments, ground-up grand openings, and acquisitions. Jennifer struck out on her own eight years ago, assisting shopping centers with strategies, development, and marketing for the tourism industry. Jennifer's greatest loves are her two children, Emma and Max. She enjoys traveling (especially to beach destinations), great food and wine, but is always up for game nights and movies at home with friends and family.
Mike has worked with the travel industry for decades, beginning with a family owned hotel in Maine. With over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Mike has educated a wide range of stakeholders on the importance of travel and tourism to the economy at the local, state and national levels. Mike has been to 49 states, and loves taking ballpark trips with his daughter, who has been to 23 of the 30 Major League Ballparks.