Our Staff

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.