Meet The Amore Team

Meet Cathy Rowland

I am the owner and lead travel designer at Amore Travel Designs. Travel is my passion and that is why I became a luxury travel designer.  Travel creates such exceptional memories and experiences, while connecting us to different cultures.  I have lived in Colorado most of my life. I am a mother of 3 amazing (now) adult children, I have 4 beautiful grandchildren and my love of my life is my best friend, my husband.  Richard has also joined me in business as well, so we are now the “dream team”. 

I’ve always loved to travel. Travel inspires discovery—to incredible destinations, warm and friendly people, to delicious cuisines and breathtaking landscapes. 

But above all, I think travel is about connecting to the ones you travel with, whether it’s your family, your cherished friends, or your spouse. 

Meet Richard Rowland

I am a business partner and husband to my wonderful wife Cathy and together we run Amore Travel Designs.  We share an intense love of travel, that continues to grow with each passing year.  I have been directly involved in the hospitality and travel industry for over 30 years and each trip we design is still as exciting as the first.

For me travel is not just about the sights you see, but the flavors you savor and the memories you create through them.  There is endless inspiration within our diverse, amazing world that constantly calls on us to create new experiences and connections.

Meet Amber Phipps

Born and raised in Colorado with the wonderful mountain scenery in my own backyard, I learned to appreciate the beauty in our world at an early age.  I fell in love with travel when I was a young child and have never looked back. 

Since then, I have lived in three different countries and traveled to six continents and over forty-one unique locations across the globe. 

Immersing myself in many varied cultures, has formed the person I am today. I never come home from a trip without bringing some of that culture with me. It’s more than a souvenir to sit on my shelf, but rather a personal change—a growth in my understanding of myself and others. 

As a travel advisor, my focus is on luxury and high-end wellness travel—adventures that feed not only your body, but your soul. Why not come back from your next vacation feeling recharged and ready to face whatever comes before you? Let me help you find your best adventure yet. I guarantee you’ll come home with more than just a fabulous photo to hang on your wall. You’ll come home with memories of people and places that will last a lifetime. Let’s do this.

Meet Jessica Swanson

I am new to the travel industry and I’m so excited to get busy! I’ve been a hairstylist for 27 years and I love working with people and figuring out how to make them happy. I’ve been passionate about travel my whole life and have made a hobby of finding great vacations for friends. I’ve traveled through Western Europe, I lived in Ireland, and have family in the UK. I also love a great beach vacation when I want to relax. I’ve been on several cruises and found that it’s a great way to see many different areas and I’m  focusing on finding the best cruises around the world!

Meet Marilee Goodrich

For me, traveling is being immersed in a different culture, learning about the history, trying new foods, meeting interesting people, and experiencing beautiful sights.  It’s about having fun and sharing new adventures with my loved ones.

I’ve spent my life in the mountain west and have a passion for outdoor adventures, especially skiing and hiking.  I love traveling in the US, Canada and Europe!  I became a travel designer to share my passion with others.  I am excited to help you create an amazing, memorable trip full of experiences that are important to you.

Meet Rebecca McAfee

Opening myself to the world of travel transformed my life. Raised in the Midwest, I did not experience the world until I moved to Boston in 1990.  There I thrived in the city and in my career.  My passion for travel research, planning, and execution has led me to embark on a new journey as a full-time luxury travel designer with Amore Travel Designs. I excel in high-level anticipation, planning, and execution, well-recognized as an experienced Executive and Personal Assistant based in Seattle, I have dedicated over two decades to providing exceptional service to high-net-worth families in the Pacific Northwest. My specialties include calendar management, meeting and event planning, and business and personal travel arrangements for discerning travel. I am known for my integrity, discretion, diplomacy, and attention to detail, I enjoy building relationships with clients, understanding their preferences, and exceeding their expectations. I derive gratitude and satisfaction from seeing clients delighted with their custom travel experiences and the memories they create.

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