Amy Parr

Local Expert, Mountains

With over 15 impactful years in the hospitality and meeting management industry, Amy spent the last decade crisscrossing North America as a Travel Director with companies including East Events, Planning the Globe, Pacific Communications, and BB&T, managing travel logistics and events for high-touch / high profile customers and their guests. Prior, Amy was engaged for years at Charleston Place, an Orient-Express Hotel, as catering and special events manager. Amy specializes in the small details, overcoming challenges and excels at being calm under pressure.

Why did you come to Colorado?

My husband, Jess, and I wanted to raise our children in a small mountain town. It is a little slice of heaven with all of our favorite things: incredible people, gorgeous mountains and the great outdoors.

What is your favorite place and why?

Telluride! It is the small town – big mountain feel. I truly appreciate that my children can have their independence and I feel safe letting them wonder (and wander). It’s in a mountain town where there is something for everyone; the outdoor options for all ages. It’s the feeling that you can ‘get away’ when in Telluride, but still have access to anything you may need.

What do you want our guests to know about our destination that they may not know?

On my last historical pub crawl, I learned that during the Gold Rush the town had over 5,000 residents. Currently, the town is about half of that year round! And hearing about the 1970 bath houses from the locals who lived through it… priceless! But the view from the top of Gold Hill, it touches your soul.

What is your favorite activity in Colorado?

I love the yoga community here! I hike and rock climb in the summer. Snowboard and ski in the winter.

I think of myself of a host and “the welcoming committee”. I just want to show off Telluride and ensure all visitors have an amazing experience!

Why should our clients have their group event in Colorado?

The mountain towns offer the most gorgeous backdrop to any event. Small town feel with historical charm, great food, incredible lodging and spectacular activities. There truly is something for everyone.

Why should they hire Realize Colorado?

Our attention to detail, relationship with local vendors and expert knowledge of the DMC world will ensure our guests create their ultimate vision, whether it is for an incentive program or a corporate board meeting.