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 leading to 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
KEEGAN WEISS | ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
I grew up in Oregon and obtained a degree in Business Management from Linfield University. After concluding my five-year football career, I relocated to Austin, Texas, where I established Boardroom Gaming, an online video game company that I managed and ran for two years with great success. In parallel, I devoted three years to learning about financial markets, stock options, and cryptocurrencies. In early 2023, I accepted an opportunity at Destination Pros and a chance to relocate to my favorite city, San Diego. I have a keen aptitude for problem-solving and an insatiable appetite for success. I am eager to use my experience and knowledge from running a first-year six-figure company and my background in sales and marketing to help grow and develop Destination PROS.
CHLOE SWIERCZEK | MANAGER, EXPERIENCE + DESIGN
Born and raised in Corona, California, I always had a love for sunshine and knew I wanted to make my way closer to the beach and city. I finally got my chance back in 2018 when I was admitted to San Diego State University and absolutely fell in love! I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management with an emphasis in Meetings & Events from the Payne School of Hospitality. Events have always sparked my interest from my involvement in my high school's ASB to working in the restaurant industry throughout college. Ultimately, connecting with people and providing them the best possible experience has always been a top priority. I’ve always known I was destined for the events industry, and this job at Destination PROS has granted me the opportunity to showcase my skills and bring new cards to the table.
GRACE PIZZINAT | MANAGER, EXPERIENCE + DESIGN
I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and later attended UC Santa Barbara where I focused my love of nature and majored in Environmental Studies. Upon graduating I moved to sunny San Diego and worked in the bio laboratory field for a few years before realizing I had an interest in planning. I am thrilled to begin my career with Destination PROS and bring my knowledge and love of Southern California to the team.
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!
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.