LEAVE IT TO THE PROS
Welcome to our amazing cities, where 30 years of DMC experience, an award-winning leadership team with dedicated staff and unparalleled service awaits you!
Our team of knowledgeable PROS share invaluable local insight to effectuate exciting and thoughtfully planned programs, amplifying your meeting values and assisting you in rewarding your incentive winners with luxurious and unrivaled experiences.
At Destination PROS, we are driven by the details to maneuver all program logistics with efficiency and flair. We serve as the local experts in our destinations, pinning down custom made, iconic experiences from small to large scale corporate meetings and incentive programs.
By putting people first, the PROS priority is to collaborate with our clients on their projects, exceed expectations, and earn trust by demonstrating successful measurable results resulting in an excellent return on investment.
We are here to connect planners with our local destinations to create and execute memorable events in Southern California, Arizona, and beyond. So, what are you waiting for? Send us a note- we can't wait to help you plan like a local!
Being inherently impassioned about our work, we are dedicated to the success of every project. We are committed as a team to make ideas come to life and to drive the details home from start to finish.
The foundation of all our relationships rests in the dedication that we uphold the highest standards of honesty and reliability. We surround ourselves with those who make us better people and we hope to inspire others to do the same.
We are thrilled to share our local knowledge and bring big dreams to life, while having fun at the same time. Our enthusiasm translates into extraordinary experiences and successful outcomes. We can't wait to share our passion with you!
By putting people first, we develop beneficial relationships that create a positive difference in our clients’ lives. With thoughtful sharing and respect, we leverage our collective genius to bring you innovative and memorable programs.
Developing trust in every relationship is the key to success. We understand trust must be earned, and we will do everything in our power to make certain you know you can rely on us to deliver on our commitments.
MEET YOUR PROS
ARIANNA AMBERG | PLANNER, EXPERIENCE + DESIGN
Growing up near the sunny beaches of the South Bay and the hustle & bustle of Los Angeles, I’ve become an expert at all things Southern California. After years of work in the DMC world, I am overjoyed to be working alongside such a fantastic team at Destination PROS. I have always said that one of my favorite hobbies is creating moments where people can experience joy through community. I have had the pleasure of bringing to life multiple events that have fine-tuned my eye for design & logistics. I can’t wait to create joy for you and your guests!
BRITTANY BURZYNSKI| PLANNER, OPERATIONS + LOGISTICS
Being a Western New Yorker my whole life (#GO BILLS), the cold gave me purpose to seek warmer weather so I traded in my snow boots for some flip flops. My unusual background of graduating from the local Sheriff’s academy and working in law-enforcement instilled a work ethic like no other, which opened up doors to my events background. After leaving New York almost 10 years later, the event's life has been nothing short of exhilarating. From producing specific themed events, to operations and everything in between, I thrive in a flexible schedule with a team dynamic that always has my back. I’m overjoyed to be back with the team after blazing my own trail in the hospitality industry and cannot wait to see what more we accomplish here at Destination Pros.
JACKIE FENNELLY | DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Although born and raised in Northern California, I’ve always been a Southern California girl at heart. My craving for sunshine and ocean air brought me to UC Santa Barbara where I earned a degree in Global Studies. Quickly after graduating, I ventured down south to San Diego, which not only became my forever home, but also led me to discover my passion for the DMC industry. With a combined background in sales and operations, an eye for beauty and a knack for spatial design, I bring 10 years of successful DMC experience to Destination PROS.
JASMINE MINOR | DIRECTOR, EXPERIENCE + DESIGN
From the first proposal I wrote back in 2011, I knew the DMC industry was where I was meant to be. As an original team member of Destination PROS, I have been able to grow, perfect and blossom in program development, sharpening both my creative and analytical senses to bring you custom experiences based on your event vision. I have brought to life multimillion dollar experiences, while also creating lasting impressions for guests attending a routine sales meeting. Whether your goal is to showcase the destination you are in or transform a convention center with your branding, my passion, drive and enthusiasm will maximize your program ROI by not only leveraging vendor relationships to strategically allocate your budget, but by crafting a guest experience that will create lasting impressions and attendee retention for years to come!
BRIEANA SASA | DIRECTOR, ACCOUNTING
For nearly two decades, I've enjoyed creating and delivering award-winning meetings and experiences within the Destination Management Industry. As one of the original founding team members of Destination PROS, I have had the opportunity to hold almost every position within the company from single-handedly developing a destination to logistically operating programs. This extensive variety of experience translates into my position now in Accounting/HR, where it’s more than just numbers...it’s capturing a client’s event vision within budget perimeters and the ability to get the most bang for your buck!
LISA BUTLER | PRINCIPAL, LOS ANGELES
Growing up on a farm in Illinois, hard work has always been a core value. That combined with perseverance and a spirit of adventure propelled me to pursue a BA at TCU and later a JD at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. With a home base in Southern California, I was able to express my love for travel at work by creating tour itineraries and implementing them as a tour director leading groups cross country by motorcoach. After settling down, a career in destination management was a natural path allowing me to showcase my local knowledge and operations skills. My first foray into the DMC world started with a bang with an incentive group attending World Cup in 1994. Decades and hundreds of programs later, I am thrilled to be a Principal at Destination PROS!
ROSS PECK | PRINCIPAL, ARIZONA
Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, I ventured off to Southern California after college and enjoyed the sunshine of the west coast for over 20 years. As an Arizona native, I eventually returned to Phoenix in 2017 as Principal of our Arizona office. With over 25 years of experience, I have successfully managed numerous top client programs throughout an array of destinations in and outside of the United States. I believe an attention to detail, passion for perfection, and the innate ability to problem solve are instrumental in my ability to successfully implement and operate a program to fruition.
PETE SAMULEWICZ | PRESIDENT
As a Southern California native, I studied psychology at Long Beach at Marymount College and Cal State. There I was able to foster an interest in how I could help others grow by creating an ideal work environment. After over thirty years in the travel industry, I had the pleasure of starting my own DMC. Destination PROS was where I found I had a knack for creating shared experiences that bring people together- a quality that still runs deep in our values and daily operations today.
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