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Who We Are

Bucket List Events specializes in making bucket list dreams come true. We provide complete travel, tour and hospitality packages to the world’s premiere sporting and cultural events all over the world in addition to specialized events for groups and teams. Founded in 2003, Bucket List Events has helped tens of thousands of individuals, families and organizations get the most out of experiencing major events.

Bucket List Events are proud to have helped over a dozen USA and Canadian National Governing Bodies with their travel arrangements, and are please to help the Athletes Coaches, Friends and Families make the most of these exciting and memorable events.

Meet the Team

What distinguishes us from the competition? Our people. There’s not a question in our minds that we have the best team in the world. And we’ve been all over the world.

Our unique and diverse staff and tour guides are part of what makes Bucket List Events so much fun! We provide the warmth and personality you’re looking for in a travel experience provider.

Interested in joining the team? Check out jobs page as we’re always looking for folks who love life and that resonate with our core values!



Brian Peters

Managing Director
School: University of Texas
Favorite Event: Masters

Brian is the Managing Director of Bucket List Events, overseeing all sales, operations, and partnerships. He has been with Bucket List Events since 2013 and has introduced innovative event concepts since then. Brian wouldn’t miss the Masters for anything.


Toby Atkins

Managing Director
School: Southern Methodist University
Favorite Event: The Running of the Bulls

Toby oversees our annual international events, including the Running of the Bulls and Oktoberfest. An encyclopedia of completely useless information, Toby has found a profession where he can actually apply such knowledge. Raised in the Southeast, educated in the Northeast, and now residing in the Southwest, this well traveled Tennessean probably knows your high school mascot.

Rich Beard

Director of Operations
School: Texas Tech University
Favorite Event: The Olympics

Rich has been providing travel experiences to large international sporting events and festivals since 2004.  You’re more likely to find Rich working as he travels around the world than you are at his home in Texas.  If he is not at one of our events, he is probably researching a new experience, discovering a new place or traveling somewhere fun.  He never passes up the opportunity to experience new things and he loves making it possible for others to check items off their bucket lists!

Nataliya Doneva

Event Manager
School: Stenden University (The Netherlands)
Favorite Event: Oktoberfest

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Nataliya has been traveling and living around the world for the past decade. She loves traveling, meeting new people and sharing her experiences. With a degree in tourism, she has found the balance between her profession and her passion. If she is not at a Bucket List Event, you can find her diving, conquering mountains or trying exotic street foods.

Bucket List Events Employment Opportunities

If you think you might have what it takes, please write us at jobs@mybucketlistevents.com and tell us what your story is.

Current job postings:

Tour Guides
We’re always looking for energetic, outgoing and self-starting guides to join us on our adventures! Guides should have a valid passport (or visa depending on country)

Tour Guide Application – please fill out the contact form.

Just wanted to thank you for your help in making such a memorable trip for my dad, uncle, and myself this week.   We had an absolute blast.  Everything from housing, hospitality, and transportation was top-notch.  Know how hard everyone was working to take care of people and can not imagine the logistics of pulling that off, but you all did it, and it was superb.

Thank you for making this happen for us.  Trip of a lifetime with special memories.

Ryan Hurley, 2022 Masters Client

They set up things I couldn't have even dreamed of doing, or planned myself. The team was extremely friendly and helpful, you can tell they LOVE what they do. Thanksgiving 2021 in NYC, check that off the bucket list in the most special way ever! Thank You Bucket List!!

Jamie Allen, 2021 Macy’s Client

Very grateful to the Bucket List Events team for helping us craft a wonderful itinerary for the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Despite the ever-changing status of the event given the pandemic, Ben and the team ensured a wonderful and memorable weekend for our group. Looking forward to partnering again on a future event!

Graham Hearns, 2021 Kentucky Derby Client

Extremely happy traveling to the June 2021 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Toby was an awesome knowledgeable, personable guide. The tickets to the events and hotel accommodations were superb. This was my first time traveling with Bucket List, but it won’t be my last.

Karen Redway, 2021 Client

A big shout out to Bucket List Events. Thank you for guiding us through the ticketing process and securing us fantastic seats [at Churchill Downs]. We also appreciated all of the wonderful suggestions of things to do while in the area. You definitely went above and beyond. We had an amazing weekend!"

Carolyn Vegas, 2021 Kentucky Derby Client

We really enjoyed our trip to New York to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Ben, Brian and Rich did an amazing job to make sure we all of our needs were taken care of. Looking forward to doing it again next year! Thanks, guys!

Joan Williams, 2021 Macy’s Client

My daughters and I enjoyed the trip of a life time to New York City with Bucket List Events. Their attention to details was amazing! The parade experience could not have been better! We loved every minute of our time in the city. They truly made this experience a dream come true! Thank you so much. I recommend them 100%.

Sheila Wolfe, 2021 Macy’s Client

We could not have been more impressed with Bucket List Events during the Running of the Bulls this past summer. Toby and his staff were exceptional. They were knowledgeable, accommodating, fun, and very inclusive. It was an unforgettable experience, with great memories and great people to share it with. I will look forward to checking more items off my Bucket List with this company!!

Brian Forsythe , 2019 Pamplona Client

Traveled with my parents, wife, and two oldest boys this year and Bucket List Events did not disappoint. First class service! The Hospitality area and base camp were fantastic. Shuttle to and from the course made it stress free. Wednesday practice round allowed my sons to high five the vast majority of current players and legends of the game. The North Augusta home that was secured for us was nothing short of amazing. I would not hesitate to use Bucket List again and quite certain my family will on other future events.

Dr. Gaspard, 2018 Masters Client

We had a 15 person trip to Oktoberfest this September and the whole trip, end to end was brilliant. All of our party was more than pleased with all aspects - Bucket List Events exceeded our expectations and we are thankful for such a fun and smooth trip!!

Trent Krause, 2018 Oktoberfest Client