A native of Colorado, Mary takes great pride in the state she calls home, founding International Tourism Marketing, Inc (ITM) in 1990 – a company that is focused on international destination marketing, meeting and event planning. Under the direction of Ms. Motsenbocker, ITM also owns and produces the Go West Summit and Go China Summit, destination marketing conferences for International travel producers. Ms. Motsenbocker’s knowledge of and unrelenting commitment to resourceful event and meeting planning includes directing multiple conferences that feature both cabinet level and high-ranking officials and internationally-recognized presenters in locations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Mary Motsenbocker, a leader in the international tourism marketing industry.
Born in Taunton Massachusetts, Bob arrived in Colorado in 1992 just 3 days after graduating high school and quickly entered the special events field as Events Manager of the Colorado Springs City Auditorium from 1993-1995. He was then recruited to help open a brand new visitor and nature center showcasing one of Colorado's most beautiful natural landmarks - the Garden of the Gods. After 6 years at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, Bob entered the non-profit sector as Community Relations & Events Director for Southern Colorado AIDS Project where he organized black tie events and multi-day fundraisers throughout southern Colorado until 2007, when the tourism industry called him back into service as Vice President of the Go West Summit. Bob's philosophy in life is simple - "Have as much fun as possible, while doing the most good!"
Julie has been inspired by travel since college where she studied Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality with a double minor in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Most recently, she was the Executive & International Coordinator at the Colorado Tourism Office where her experience with international tourism began. A Colorado native, Julie’s enthusiasm for discovering new and hip destinations across the state constantly grows. She considers herself a lover of sunny patios, a brunch fanatic, and a backpacking enthusiast - most recently having the opportunity to explore parts of Central America. Julie is thrilled to join the ITM team and cannot wait to further develop skills in international tourism.
Born and raised in colorful Colorado, Darien dreamed of a life of travel. She recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where she received degrees in Communication Studies and Acting, and pursued a minor in American Sign Language. Darien was particularly drawn to the travel industry after a summer spent studying abroad in Italy. Most recently she had the pleasure of working as a sales and marketing intern at Denver’s Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. After discovering that travel and marketing are both passions of hers, Darien is thrilled to be a part of the ITM team.