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About Outside DMC

Outside DMC is built on our local knowledge and connections and a deep desire to deliver exceptional experiences.

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Born in the Lowcountry.

Outside DMC, a division of Outside Brands, is a full-service Destination Management Company specializing in program development custom designed for groups. Client services include event planning and management, transportation services, VIP assistance, coordination of guest activities, entertainment, meals, custom group adventures and many other professional services. Primary service area is the Southeast coastal region with focus on Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Bluff, and Savannah, GA.

Our People

Mike Overton

Outside Brands Founder and CEO

Mike Overton is a prominent figure in the outdoor recreation and business community, known for his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to environmental preservation. As the founder, owner, and CEO of Outside Brands, he has been at the forefront of developing innovative and comprehensive outdoor recreation and leadership programs for over four decades.

Throughout his career, Mike has designed and led experiential team and leadership development programs for a diverse range of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, and professional sports teams. He is also a sought-after consultant in developing nature-based recreation programs, leveraging his deep expertise and passion for the outdoors to help others create transformative experiences for communities and businesses.

Beyond his professional achievements, Mike is a former world top 10 windsurfer and was a course captain for the 1996 Olympic yachting events.

Carol Kavanaugh-Arrington

Director of Group Sales

Carol became an event producer in 1986 when she moved from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!) to Hilton Head Island.

For over 25 years, she owned and operated Click Event Production, where she focused on fund raising events. Her acclaimed work was highlighted with many celebrity and televised events. She proudly was part of raising more than $9.5 million for children’s charities and local and international nonprofit groups.

Carol thrives when collaborating with clients to create a vision and deliver exceptional experiences.  Her experienced perspective allows her to quickly connect from discovery phase through program activation with both high-level clientele and groups with cost effective price points.

Carol stays busy with her husband, Todd and 2 rescue dogs, Allie and River while restoring their new Lowcountry bungalow.

Jennifer Freeman

Director of Operations

Jennifer is a Lowcountry native. Raised in Savannah, she has called Bluffton home since before the first fast food restaurant was built on the mainland of Hwy 278.  After attending college in Georgia, she started a career in hospitality at the Jacksonville Marriott. She traveled internationally as part of a task force, team training and opening new resorts. When the opportunity to start a new role at a resort on Hilton Head was presented in 2008, she returned to the area for good. 

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing in her garden with a good book.  

Michele Chastanet

DMC Group Administrator

For most of her career, Michele has combined her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting/marketing with human resource and administrative management roles. Michele has owned and operated a consulting business and worked in multiple startups, retail, and design industries.

Michele values trust, integrity, kindness, courage, leadership, family, and personal growth. These are the driving forces behind her decisions to align with a company.

Michele enjoys walking, biking, cooking for others, spending time with family, and being on or near the ocean.

Anne Kelley

Savannah Business Development Manager

Escaping the cold and snow was one of the main reasons Anne left her native New England for Savannah. 

After many years in media sales creating multi-market, cross platform ad campaigns for her clients,  Anne is thrilled to be a part of the Outside team and show off her newly adopted city to visitors. Her main goal is to simply let guests take in the magic and history of Savannah, create memorable experiences and, well, just make people happy. 

In her spare time, she can be found on the golf course, tennis court or completing the NYT daily crossword puzzle.

Anne graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio with a B.A. in French.

Meghan Traylor

Program Manager

Meghan Traylor is originally from Moultrie, Georgia, but she’s been on Hilton Head for over a decade. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Sociology and planned to get her master’s in social work. After spending the summer of 2012 guiding kayak tours for Outside Brands, she fell in love with the Lowcountry and the company. She spent 8 years in the Retail division before making the move across the office to Outside DMC.

Her favorite part of being a Program Manager is creative problem-solving. Her goal is for clients to relax and enjoy the program they spent months planning.

When she’s not working, Meghan spends time with her family and friends – especially if that means playing tennis or riding bikes together. A day spent Outside is a day well spent!

Megan Riland

Group Sales Coordinator

Megan started her hospitality career working for Marriott International where she learned the “above and beyond” nature of the business. Her passion for people brought her to the south, where she worked for the Culinary Institute of Charleston coordinating a variety of events. Before joining us at Outside, Megan planned luxury vacations for clients visiting the Lowcountry.

When Megan is not helping people create memorable experiences, she is swimming in the ocean, taking in the coastal sunsets, or cuddling up with her fluffball of a cat, Milo. Megan currently resides in Savannah, GA where she has fully embraced the southern belle attitude.

To enrich lives by connecting people to exceptional places, products and experiences.

Since 1979, Outside Brands has built a reputation for exceeding expectations. Outside DMC is an unparalleled local resource that consistently delivers service, quality, and experiences.

Protecting Nature

We believe in the moral commitment of The Outside Foundation and support its mission through our environmentally sustainable footprints at every moment.

The Outside Foundation, founded in 2014, has a mission to get kids outside and preserve and protect our local environment. With the goal of fostering environmental stewardship, our focus is threefold, education, environment, and empowerment. We have three programs that achieve this: Kids in Kayaks, Oyster Recycling and Reef rebuilding and Environmental Education and Outreach.
To learn more, visit www.outsidefoundation.org

Connecting people to exceptional products, places and experiences.