MEET OUR TEAM
Robyn Davis, CITP
Owner, CEO and Lead Incentives, Meetings, and Travel Professional
From Florida to Bangkok and TONS in between . . . Robyn Davis has planned countless meetings and incentive trips for various corporate industries since 2002. With 23 countries visited (so far) and with a Certified Incentive Travel Professional certification, she has the knowledge, experience and expertise to design and execute flawless and memorable incentive trips for your valued trip winners. Her past incentive programs have earned such prestigious awards as the SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) Crystal Award and the IMA (Incentive Marketing Association) Circle of Excellence.
Owning Global Eventures is a dream come true for Robyn, following two decades working in various areas of the industry. She is known for her tireless work ethic, drive to exceed her customers’ expectations and attention to all of the details. Her philosophy is that there is always a solution and the easy way is not always the best way.
Travel is more than a job for Robyn. It is her passion! She takes every opportunity to share that passion with her family, taking worldwide vacations whenever possible.
Dena Loadwick, PMP, CBAP
Dena Loadwick joins Global Eventures as Office Manager. Among a multitude of other duties, Dena is responsible for ensuring that details of our clients' trips are taken care of, including payments, travel insurance coverage, processing of travel documents and more.
Dena is a results-oriented problem solver with a proven history of successfully leading multiple complex projects and initiatives. With over twelve years of experience in program/project management within the telecommunications, banking, and automotive retail industries, she brings a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to our agency.
Dena holds a BS in Business Management from Winthrop University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University.
She enjoys planning events and volunteering at her children's schools and for local charities.
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Matt's career in Information Technology spans almost three decades. Having held high profile roles at companies such as AT&T and Cox Communications, he brings to the team expertise in technology and analytics at the highest level. When not at his computer, Matt enjoys watching football (Georgia Tech and the Falcons), baseball (The Atlanta Braves), TRAVEL and spending time with his family.
Business Development Manager
Matt Adkins, a veteran of the United States Army, is a tenured sales, HR and recruiting professional. With over 2 decades of corporate experience, Matt provides his clients with a detailed and personal approach to planning worldwide corporate incentive trips and meetings. Matt brings a wealth of travel experience to Global Eventures, having visited 20 countries in 4 continents. He is an avid football and soccer fan who loves to cheer on Notre Dame and the Tottenham Hotspurs. He is the proud dad to 2 beautiful teenage girls and an adult son.
Pamela Shepherd, CITP, CTA, CIS, CHSC
Shepherd has had more than 30 years of experience in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events) arena. She was most recently the National Director for Hotel Sales for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. She has also been a Director of National Accounts for the award-winning incentive house USMotivation and is the CEO and Founder of a multi – destination representation firm, Distinctive Destinations Inc. Her career has also included a vast variety of destination-specific experience with Omni Hotels, Wyndham Hotels, Amway Hotel Corporation (AHC+ Hospitality), Peter Island Resort & Yacht Harbor, and the Aruba Convention Bureau.
Among many prestigious industry affiliations, associations, licenses and certifications, Shepherd recently completed her tenure on the SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) Southeast Board of Directors as the President as well as a three-year term on the SITE International Board of Directors. Ms. Shepherd has been involved with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) since 2002 and was President of the Southeast Chapter in 2006. She is also Past President (two-year term) for the Georgia Chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI – GA). She has been an active member and board leader in the Georgia Meeting Professionals International (MPI- GA) organization since 1997 (overall member since 1988).
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising, a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and was a proud Big 10 Cheerleader while on campus. She lives with her husband Mark in Seneca, SC and has 2 sons who are proud Ole Miss Rebel graduates. In her spare time, she enjoys college sports, DIY crafts and her Orangetheory gym workouts.
Travel Advisor & Coordinator
Jill's cheerful disposition and wonderful sense of humor bring joy to all of Global Eventures' valued clients. Always eager to assist, Jill makes sure that no detail is missed. Working side by side with Robyn Davis for several years has enabled Jill to gain a tremendous amount of industry knowledge and expertise that she now passes on to her own travel clients
Jill's career in travel and meetings goes back almost 2 decades as she began her career as a meetings and events planner for a very large non-profit organization in New York City.
When she is not booking travel, Jill spends time with her two beautiful daughters and her wonderful husband. Summers, you can find her serving as "Camp Mom" for local and sleep-away camps.
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience planning group travel programs, incentive trips and corporate meetings. Having worked with groups ranging from 10 to 800, there is no task too big or request too small. She loves to share her vast knowledge of destinations and travel tips with everyone! Jennifer has been passionate about travel most of her life. She loves exploring new destinations and finding local hang outs. While she loves being an American, she believes that you get a much better view of the world and all it has to offer when looking at it from outside of the United States. Some of her favorite destinations are Europe, Mexico, South Africa, Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean. But she's always interested in learning about a new location and attempts to visit somewhere new every year. She loves to pair people with a destination that matches their personality and travel goals, and believes there is definitely a difference between a vacation and a trip. Let Jennifer take away all the stress of planning your next getaway! Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of LaVerne, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Reinhardt University. She is married with a son in college. One of her proudest moments is realizing that she passed along the travel bug to her husband and son.
Maren (Lindsay) Fraley
With over 13 years in the consulting services industry, Lindsay Fraley understands a customer’s needs and how to exceed expectations. As a full-service Travel Agent, she specializes in all-inclusive resorts, cruises, group vacations, and customizable life experiences.
Lindsay is a mother of twins, and therefore understands the need for organized and fun family vacations. So, she made it a priority to become a certified Disney travel specialist. As a Disney planner, she tailors accommodations, tickets, dining options/reservations and special occasions for her clients to enjoy memorable Disney moments.
In addition to Disney vacations, Lindsay prioritizes staying up to date on the industry’s most popular resorts, destinations and trends, allowing her to advise and guide her clients.
Lindsay has trained and become certified in multiple cruise lines and is currently working on her Certified Cruise Counselor certification. In addition, she received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Georgia and her Masters Degree from Kennesaw State University.