Grand Connection

The Grand Connection is AOT’s profile series designed to connect Arizona’s tourism industry through the experiences and insights of those who drive it. We’ll include leaders, but these profiles aren’t limited to only those in the executive office. We’re striving to bring you perspectives from all across our amazingly diverse industry. Everyone has something to share and an experience from which we all can learn.

Click each box below to learn more about the great people across Arizona’s tourism industry.

10-31-23 Amber & Carson Eilers - Grand Connection

Amber & Carson Eilers

Amber and Carson Eilers share a love for each other, their daughters, their work as serial entrepreneurs and helping people create amazing memories. That love also extends to the beautiful community of Strawberry in northcentral Arizona rim country, where they’ve owned and operated The Strawberry Inn, a boutique hotel property, since 2016.

With longstanding roots in the area and their careers as real estate developers, it was love-at-first-site when they discovered the property, previously known as the Windmill Corner Inn, was available for sale. They jumped at the chance to buy and completely remodel the property and haven’t looked back since reopening to the public in late 2016.

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Renee Harper

Grand Connection Renee Harper Ghost Host, Old Bisbee Ghost Tour Get to Know Renee! Few...

Tom Ellington

Grand Connection Tom Ellington Train Conductor, Polar Express Get to Know Tom! Every winter, the...

Marisol Vindiola

Grand Connection Marisol Vindiola Mexico Initiatives Director, Visit Tucson Get to Know Marisol! One of...

Matt Caldwell

Grand Connection Matt Caldwell Executive Director, Tread Lightly! Get to Know Matt! Outdoor recreation, whether...

Sherry Henry

Grand Connection Sherry Henry Director of Sales, Grace Hospitality Get to Know Sherry! Whether exploring...

Chad Mokovsky

Grand Connection Chad Mokovsky Director of Aviation Services, City of Phoenix Get to Know Chad!...
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Sachiko “Sachi” Sado

Grand Connection Sachiko "Sachi" Sado Director of Tourism Development, Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism...

Arval McCabe

Grand Connection Arval McCabe Department Manager 1, Navajo Nation, Department of Tourism Get to Know...

Bridget Binsbacher

Grand Connection Bridget Binsbacher Executive Director, Cactus League Association Get to Know Bridget! In her...