He’s been called a rainmaker, a reveller and a storyteller but it’s Ryan’s ability to walk into a blank space and, with his client’s script in mind, paint a vivid vision no one else expects that’s built a tribe of loyal clients. For over a decade Ryan’s been dreaming up and making happen some incredible events. Not to mention he’s won over a dozen International Awards for Event Design, Corporate Event Planning and Event Marketing, secured his own column in an industry publication and has been a sought-after speaker for industry events around the planet.
Jack of all trades
When you’ve got many moving parts and need to get stuff done, you find a Jack-of-all-trades. And finding Jack is pretty easy…just visit your local State Fair. There he’ll be, map in hand – which he’s populated with the year’s list of ‘can’t miss’ food vendors. Corn dogs, BLTs on a stick, fried chocolate bars; he’s tried and loved them all. Former server, live product demonstrator for “As Seen On TV” gizmos and gadgets, graphic designer and savvy online treasure hunter, cross-stitcher and craft cocktail mixologist, Jack can and has done everything. That’s what makes him our, never-say-never, I’m-on-it, get-er-done Project Coordinator.
For Alissa, music is embedded in her DNA. From when she was a little girl, playing Frosty the Snowman repetitively on her mini vinyl record player, to 12 years of piano lessons to making it one half of her double major in University, music has always been close to her. It’s the emotional connection and significance behind the lyrics and notes that resonate with her the most. That’s why events have been her chosen career path. The parallels between music and events allow her to create a heart-stirring experience, full of meaning, for our clients and their guests.
We’re also very proud of her for being awarded Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner for Minnesota Meetings + Events’ Hall of Fame. What a rockstar!
Bits ’n Bobs Manager
Many years ago, as a part of her degree in Global Business, Libby had the chance to study abroad in London. And it’s there that she fell in love – with the languages, the diversity of foods and the people. She’s re-visited four times, including interning at an Event Planning company, and each time she brings back some very important lessons that have greatly influenced her role as Project Coordinator. Her taste of British work and life culture have opened her eyes to fresh, new concepts that we don’t see here in America, encouraging her to try new things. Tip ‘o the hat to our dear, Libby. It’s those very ideas that allow us to push the boundaries of design and strategy.
As an Executive Administrator, Ashli’s mission is to make everyone’s lives run as smooth as butter. Perhaps that’s why she’s been in an administrative role for over 10 years. But back to butter. Did you know that Ashli’s favorite past-time is camping? And her favorite thing to cook over an open fire is buttery popcorn? Besides being outdoors, being one with bugs (not) and hearing the sounds of nature, Ashli loves all of the prep work that goes into packing for a weekend in the woods. It’s that finely-tuned craft of staying on budget, never packing too much and thinking through every detail before you arrive that makes her the perfect fit for her role.