The Evolution of the Company
In the span of the last 12 years, Utah Luxury Tours has undergone a remarkable evolution. Presently, we curate exclusive one- to ten-day odysseys through the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Circle, and, significantly, the Mighty 5 Utah national parks, attracting discerning travelers from every corner of the globe.
Our commitment to excellence led us to introduce small group tours, specifically tailored for solo travelers and couples. This addition is designed for those who seek optimal value while immersing themselves in the enchantment of the Southwest, all while focusing on the national park touring experiences that define our distinctive brand.
Meet the Visionaries
CEO & Founder
CEO & Founder
BRIAN MURPHY CEO & Founder Growing up as an army brat, I had the privilege of experiencing a diverse and travel-filled childhood due to my father’s role in the U.S. Army’s Transportation Corps. Born in the renowned city of Bordeaux, France, I’ve lived in various European countries, including Holland, France, and Germany, as well Virginia, North & South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, California and of course last but not least Utah.
The majority of my adult life has been dedicated to the medical device sales market, specializing in cardiovascular and endovascular sales. Notably, I played a pivotal role in the introduction of the Palmaz-Schatz stent to the U.S. Cardiology market. Throughout my career, I received numerous accolades such as Sales Representative of the Month/Quarter, All-Star Club, Presidents Club, and various contest awards.
Despite my success in the medical field, I always harbored a dream of venturing into entrepreneurship within an industry that resonated with my passion. The perfect convergence emerged when I discovered my calling in the Travel and Hospitality sector. Leveraging my extensive personal travels and a track record of award-winning customer service, honed in the medical device sales market, my vision is to establish a tour company that redefines luxury and personalized tours in the southwest. Additionally, I aim to create a workplace that not only excites employees but also offers ample opportunities for professional growth.
Dr. Taylor Halverson
CXO & Co-owner
As Minnesota native I was raised on family vacation exploring the stunning vistas of the American west. I’ve now full-heartedly embraced the unbounded and unexpected beauties of Utah and the West.
After completing PhDs in Instructional Technology and Biblical Studies, I’ve pursued a career in experience design, professional development, and entrepreneurship. I teach university level entrepreneurship courses, train professors how to teach, and I design and provide professional development experiences for executives across a range of industries. But designing and leading transformative travel experiences is a calling I cannot ignore.
I have an infectious passion for the world, its people, and history, and I help bring the world alive for travelers that is both personal and transformative. I’ve led acclaimed travel tours to incredible destinations around the world (highlights include India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Jordan, and Israel). Travelers have loved my irresistible enthusiasm, encyclopedic knowledge, spirit of adventure, and sense of fun.
Of all the places I’ve traveled and led tours to, the American West holds an alluring grandeur and mystery like nowhere else. My passion is to unfold the unmatched canvas of the West in such a way that travelers more fully discover themselves while lost in the wilds of this amazing earth.
I am writing this review for my recent trip through Utah Luxury Tours; specifically, I took the Wonders of the West tour in September and it truly was one of...
Our guide, Matthew Durrant, brought a whole new level to our experience. He won over our kids in the first 5 min when they saw he brought ALL their favorite...
Utah Luxury Tour exceeded our family's expectations! Brian has grown a company that is excellent at every level. We felt well prepared for our trip...
We took the 3-park 4 day tour with Jameson and it was great! We consider Jameson a friend now and are blown away by his knowledge, energy and passion...
I am writing this review for my recent trip through Utah Luxury Tours; specifically, I took the Wonders of the West tour in September and it truly was one of the greatest experiences of my life...