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About Us

Our passion for event planning, production, and destination management services derives from the qualities of our founder and president, Diane Hamilton. Her determination, focus, and fortitude are the qualities that won her a coveted “Top 10” ranking in the demanding sport of the Triathlon. Those same qualities provided the foundation from which Diane built her own “soft adventure” company, Pathfinder Tours.

In the early 1990’s, Pathfinder Tours provided leisure and corporate groups with bicycling and hiking tour experiences throughout Santa Barbara wine country, evolving in 1995 into a full-service destination management company (DMC): Business Executives Travel Association, Inc. – BETA, for short.

As BETA grew and delivered exceptional Santa Barbara corporate and incentive events for dozens of Fortune 500 clients, we were asked by those same companies to provide full-service site selection, event planning, production, and destination management services across the globe.

In 2005, Diane led her BETA team through a company restructure and rebranding to become Relevé Unlimited, offering the ultimate in one-stop event planning and production services, in addition to our core destination management and event design offerings.

“Relevé” is the French ballet term for “on your toes” or “reach higher” – and exemplifies the elevated sense of excitement, and dedication to excellence, that the entire Relevé Unlimited team embrace.

Elevate Your Events with Relevé Unlimited to REACH HIGHER success.

Our Values

We strive everyday to live up to our vision of Relevé Unlimited as The Finest Independent Destination Management Company in California. Our dynamic team of creative individuals is dedicated to the common purpose of working hard to achieve excellence for their clients while embracing an exceptional joie de vivre – or “joy of life.” Relevé Unlimited operates in fulfillment of our mission to:

  1. Live by our Relevé team’s values of putting our clients first, ascertaining their needs and how to meet them.
  2. Endeavor to exceed our client’s desired outcome, constantly evaluating our own performance.
  3. Have a zest for life and enjoy our work.
We Work By Our Relevé Unlimited Motto: Our Reputation Builds On The Results We Secure For Our Clients.

Our Process

While it is essential that you collaborate with an experienced event producer, Relevé Unlimited does not believe in cookie-cutter event design. From the proposal stage through event execution and post-event evaluation, the Relevé Unlimited team listens to our clients and crafts complete one-of-a-kind designs that deliver kudos for you and your event. While we are fully invested and proud of our work, we always remember that it is your event, your company, and your reputation that relies on our successful delivery of your event vision.


Why Relevé Event Professionals
  1. 25+ years of premium event production and destination management experience.
  2. Independent, woman-owned and owner-operated; never franchised and no “cookie-cutter” programs.
  3. Inspired, Inventive, Innovative, Imaginative.
  4. Professional, reliable, efficient – and always mindful of your project budget and goals.
  5. We listen to you and we never forget that our reputation builds on your results.

The meetings and special events industry has been our passion for the past quarter century. We are constantly growing, staying abreast of current and emerging trends, technology, legal and ethical issues. As leading event professionals, Relevé Unlimited supports industry standards and adheres to our profession’s codes of ethics, standards, and conduct.

Meetings Professional International (MPI) Principles of Professionalism

As members of Meeting Professionals International, we are responsible for ensuring that the meeting industry is held in the highest public regard throughout the world. Our conduct directly impacts this result. Maintaining Professional Integrity:

  • Honestly represent and act within one’s areas of professional competency and authority without exaggeration, misrepresentation or concealment.
  • Avoiding actions which are or could be perceived as a conflict of interest or for individual gain.
  • Offer or accept only appropriate incentives, goods and services in business transactions.
Utilizing Professional Business Practices:
  • Honor written and oral contracts, striving for clarity and mutual understanding through complete, accurate and timely communications, while respecting legal and contractual rights of others.
  • Ensure rights to privacy and protect confidentiality of privileged information received verbally, in writing, or electronically.
  • Refrain from misusing solicited information, proposals or concepts.
  • Commit to the protection of the environment by responsible use of resources in the production of meetings.
  • Actively pursue educational growth through training, sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills, to advance the meeting industry.
Respecting Diversity:
  • Embrace and foster an inclusive business climate of respect for all peoples regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental impairment.

Why Use a DMC?

According to ADME International (ADME International – Association of Destination Management Executives International), a Destination Management Company is “a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.

“A Destination Management Company represents YOU, your goals and objectives to the vendors in the region where you are holding your program. You benefit from the DMC’s knowledge of local products, service quality and reliability. A DMC will negotiate on your behalf, always keeping your best interest and budget in mind.”

Relevé Unlimited leverages our long-term relationships and purchasing power to provide the highest quality of service in a cost-effective manner.

When you work with Relevé Unlimited, you enjoy the benefits of:

  • SIMPLICITY: One point of contact and payment keeps all destination details in line and on time.
  • DESTINATION EXPERTISE: We work with the finest California hotels and resorts; event venues and caterers; décor, transportation and group services.
  • TIME and COST SAVINGS On-going relationships with vendors to obtain the best quality, service and negotiations.
  • CREATIVITY: Led by our President and Creative Director Diane Hamilton, Relevé Unlimited prides ourselves on developing uniquely original concepts for events, teambuilding and group activities.