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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 premier sporting and cultural events, in addition to specialized events for groups and teams. Founded in 2004, Bucket List Events has helped tens of thousands of individuals, families, and organizations get the most out of experiencing major events across the globe.

Bucket List Events is proud to have helped over a dozen USA and Canadian National Governing Bodies with their travel arrangements, and we are pleased to help the athletes’ coaches, friends, and families make the most of these exciting and memorable events.

Whether you are a family, group of friends, or solo traveler up for an adventure, we are here to help you experience the events you’ve always dreamed of.

Meet the Team

What distinguishes us from the competition? Our people. We have the best team in the world. And we’ve been all over the world.

Our staff and tour guides come from all walks of life and are what makes Bucket List Events so much fun! We provide the warmth and personality you’re looking for in a travel experience provider. But you don’t need to take our word for it: Read what our clients have to say



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!

Connor Maytnier

Manager, Events & Operations
School: Georgetown University
Favorite Event: Oktoberfest

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Connor is equal parts avid sports fan and global traveler. Whether he is hosting clients in Munich for Oktoberfest or en route to his annual college football roadtrip with friends from college, you will likely find Connor exploring new cities, stadiums, and cultural events. When Connor is not attending to official Bucket List Events duties, he is probably busy living and dying with the Chicago Cubs and Georgetown basketball.

Employment Opportunities

Interested in joining the team? Drop us an email. We are always looking for those who share our passion for sports, travel, and events! If you think you might have what it takes, please write us at jobs@mybucketlistevents.com and tell us your story.

Current job postings:

Part-Time 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).

Perfect trip!!! First time to the Kentucky Derby and it was the best!! Bucket List events made the trip easy and fun. If I could rate over 5 stars. I would. Thank you all at Bucket List Events - especially Ben! “I’ll be back.”

Charles Haigler, 2023 Kentucky Derby Client

Brian and Rich are Masters of their craft! Our World Cup trip to Qatar was met with the highest regard to trip details and follow up. This was not my first experience with them and will not be my last! Ryder Cup 2023 Rome, here we come!

David Muto, 2022 World Cup Client

My son and I had an amazing time in Qatar for the World Cup, thanks to Bucket List Events. When I first started looking into options, Brian was helpful answering questions, gave me confidence that Bucket List was the way to go. Throughout our preparation and trip itself, Rich was great to work with, very responsive and made sure our experience in Qatar was outstanding. Given all the different elements of this trip, it was incredibly valuable having Bucket List make it all happen so smoothly, including our match tickets (outstanding seats & hospitality!), hotel, desert excursion, city tour and more! Thanks Rich and Bucket List for a fabulous and memorable experience!

Laurence Lucker, 2022 World Cup Client

This was my first World Cup and It was an amazing experience. Since it was my first time I was very nervous about the transaction but I decided to trust them. Rich delivered everything that he promised and went beyond since we needed an extra night in Doha and he was able to find us a hotel. I recommend BLE 100% to everyone who is looking to get access to this kind of world events.

Mike Salinas, 2022 World Cup Client

Dreams really do come true! Bucket List Events made our Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and NYC experience perfect. Ben was always knowledgeable and helpful and best of all always had a smile on his face. Can’t thank them enough for a wonderful and memorable time. Looking forward to traveling with them again.

Lori Soard, 2022 Macy’s Client

We booked with Bucket List Events for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Trip of a lifetime! They was great to deal with, including accommodating last minute ticket requests! Everything was well organized, communication from booking to departure was excellent - such a great experience!

Brian Gervais, 2022 World Cup Client

It was so well planned out and executed by Ben and his staff. The hardest part in any business/experience is matching the value in ‘dollar cost’ to the value in experience and this team did this perfectly. It was absolutely worth the price tag, and I’d recommend them to anyone, every time.

Kyle Shuman, 2022 Macy’s Client

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

We used Bucket List Events for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and weekend and it was excellent all around. They accommodated every request and every detail was perfect. There is no better way to enjoy New York City for Thanksgiving Day Weekend!

Karen Deschaine, 2022 Macy’s 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