ABOUT US

Insider Experience provides comprehensive DMC services across a range of cities in the USA.

Our vision is to deliver a truly remarkable and memorable experience on all of our programs and events. We work hard to be the “legs under the water” to support your programs.

With insider access to exclusive products, your guests experience a unique and unforgettable itinerary. With over 20 years of experience, we ensure a seamless 5-star experience with exceptional service delivery.

We pride our business on our high level of customer service and frequently get feedback from clients that they value our quick turnaround of emails, budgets and all operational documents.

OUR LOCATIONS

OUR PEOPLE

Karine Bulger, Founder
Insider Experience was founded in 2012 by Karine Bulger. Karine has over 20 years experience in the travel, destination management, event and incentive industry. Prior to Insider Experience Karine held senior positions in both the USA and Australia.

Karine leads the Insider Experience team and draws from her hands-on experience, knowledge of the US market and proven success in running award-winning events and incentives. Her meticulous attention to detail and “above and beyond” client servicing ethos is a strong theme of Insider Experience and flows down to how all staff interact with Insider Experience clients.

Kim Abrahamson, Hawaii
Kim has operated and executed events for Fortune 500 corporate incentive travel programs, meetings, and events in the Hawaiian Islands, the continental United States and internationally. Kim’s experience comes from senior roles in events, luxury travel and accommodation. Kim is passionate about providing world-class service and value to our clients. Having resided in Hawaii for over 30 years, she is our Hawaii expert and cares deeply for her island home and community.

Kate Chilson, Hawaii
Growing up in New York, Kate always knew she was destined for a fast-paced career that embodies attention to detail, creativity, excitement and management skills; what she didn’t know was where. After arriving in Maui in 2009, Kate hasn’t looked back! She has engulfed herself in the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands developing a deep connection. Kate’s desire for a challenge and thick community ties are what brought her to Event Planning. Kate provides an unparalleled blend of experience, knowledge, personality and creativity to each and every unforgettable event. A “can-do” attitude and a wealth of experience make Kate a major asset to any program.

Carin Martens, Hawaii
For over 15 years Carin has been a noteworthy leader in the hospitalityindustry. Her success in sales & marketing, strategy implementation, and client relationship management has exceled her into senior level positions. Carin has diverse market knowledge with expertise in meetings and incentives. Her passion for hospitality reflects through her integrity, creativity, ingenuity in problem solving, and drive to deliver unparalleled experiences. Throughout her career she has established a strong network and connections with industry partners and clients. Carin has worked within major brands such as Carlson Companies, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Dolce Hotels and Resorts, and most recently with Hilton Worldwide as a Director of National Accounts for Grand Wailea in Hawaii.

Chloe Zent, Melbourne
Chloe has over 10 years experience organizing events throughout the United States having worked in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Hawaii. Prior to joining Insider Experience, Chloe worked for a well-known LA-based PR firm, cementing Chloe’s relationships across the tourism, entertainment and hospitality industry. Chloe’s work experience includes work on many high-profile events including The Oscars, Emmy’s, New York Fashion Week and the Sundance Film Festival and she has worked at some of the most prestigious events and in the most spectacular venues.

Deb Marchetti, San Francisco
Deb has over 10 years experience specializing in corporate and incentive programs throughout San Francisco and she also brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry. She has produced events ranging from intimate winery dinners to large customer appreciation events in a variety of venues in San Francisco and Wine Country. Precise planning skills and creative solutions are her hallmark and have helped her create many memorable experiences for guests.

Erin Shanley, Chicago
Erin has lived in Chicago since graduating from Purdue University in 2005 and is an expert in Chicago’s most amazing experiences. Her event management experience comes from 12 years of corporate event marketing and events, executing a variety of community and philanthropy projects, in addition to fashion shows, culinary demos, product launches and book signings for the likes of Beyonce, Martha Stewart, legendary Chicago Blues musician Buddy Guy, and world-renowned Chicago native Chef’s Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless. Her passion for creativity and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what make Erin such a fabulous member of our team and leader of our Chicago operations.

Di Rohan, New York
A savvy corporate events planner, Manhattan concierge and project manager, Diane’s experience spans large scale and high-profile events, including NBC, Universal and Disney. Since beginning her career as an event-planner in 1993, Diane has established a reputation for unique, flawless and well-organized events within budget. Di has been working with Insider Experience since 2012 and has been instumental in the success of our New York operations and the myriad of incentive programs and corporate events we have hosted in the city.

Fiona Bailey, Los Angeles
With over 25 years experience in the Event Business, Fiona is a well-established Senior Meeting Planner overseeing the creative planning, operation and execution of all areas of event production, conference and AV Management using best practice. Highly innovative, creative and pragmatic; she performs well in challenging and pressured situations taking a holistic approach to problem solving and meticulous attention to detail. Based in Los Angeles, her work with various International corporate clients has enabled extensive travel both throughout the US and globally working on all types of events from conferences to road shows; incentive travel to VIP level/press events

Erin Crea, Boston
Born and raised in Boston, Erin received a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from University of Massachusetts Amherst – Isenberg School of Management. Her love for travel took her to Sydney, Australia where she spent 9 years cultivating her knowledge in special events and tours planning; along with her project management expertise. Upon returning to her hometown of Boston in 2013, Erin brought her international experience to the city she loves as a skilled operations professional. Erin’s knowledge of Boston, strong supplier relationships and her superb client management skills ensures our Boston programs are nothing short of flawless.

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