Meet the SRE Team
In an average year, Show Ready Events plans and manages over 75 events in more than 50 cities, locally and internationally.
From an intimate board meeting for 12 attendees to a city-wide competition for over 30,000 participants to exhibitor booth design and everything in between, we have experience planning and operating every type of event imaginable: non-profit, corporate, social, trade show, government, educational…you name it!
How do we get this all done?
At Show Ready Events, our team members are chosen based on their skills, experience, and personality. We look for an impressive resume when it comes to specific skill-sets and industry experience, and we take care to consider the person as a whole. We bring on team members who are vibrant and energetic professionals with a positive attitude and a people-first, solutions-oriented approach to their work.
Our extended family of event professionals spans from coast to coast offering knowledge, resources and site-specific capabilities for our North American events.
This well-rounded group of professionals grants us great flexibility in designing our specialized project teams and allows us to deliver an unparalleled depth of event expertise to you, our client.
We take pride in having designed our hiring practices and work processes around providing you with the time, service, and dedication you need and deserve.
From my beginning in the hotel industry when I was 16, proper table sets and meeting room specifications were my focus. Eventually, I found myself in the middle of an outside event for over 3,000 media representatives in Cocoa Beach, Florida for the “Return to Space” after the Challenger disaster. I realized, in that moment, that you do not need the restraints of buildings to do excellent live events. Many years later I have worked in convention centers, schools, arenas, stadiums, and docks. My creativity is in the form of how space evolves through the planning process. I love working with my team and am most excited by their successes through intellect, experience, and diligence. When I am not running around the world, I am fulfilled by reading, biking, kayaking, and spending time with my family and friends.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & EVENTS
With plans to teach math and science, I stumbled into the events industry right after I graduated college and fell in love! After years of social events and decor design, I branched out to large-scale public events and festivals where I thrive on the energy of the coordinated efforts of awesome vendors and large crowds. I live in Portland, Oregon, and love all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, exploring the beautiful PNW with my husband and gentle giant sheepdog, and frequenting Portland’s rich culinary scene. Let’s connect to make your event stress-free, purposeful, and enjoyable for all!
SENIOR EVENT SPECIALIST
My passion for events is rooted in Midwest Hospitality and creating relationships that last a lifetime. I love creating connections with others and never run out of conversation topics. With a heavy background in hotel conventions and tradeshows, I enjoy getting creative within a venue when planning and orchestrating events. I currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana, with my high-school sweetheart husband and two young boys with hair so blond you could spot them a mile away. I am a light-hearted spirit, I love to laugh, and I believe we are all here to lift one another up. Oh, and Hail Purdue!
PLANNING & EVENT SPECIALIST
I consider myself to be a MacGyver of Events, as I have planned and produced everything from a simple dinner reception with a silent auction to Trade Shows, Conferences, Large Scale Outdoor Festivals and Concerts to Traveling Tours, a Rubber Duck Derby and Olympic Beach Volleyball Trials. My mantra is that nothing is beneath me and I take an owners’ approach to everything that I do. I hail from Long Island, NY, raised my family in Baltimore, MD and I am currently living in Boca Raton, FL and now go by “Boca Lance”.
PLANNING & EVENT SPECIALIST
I’ve been working in the events industry since 2001. Two weeks into my first job at an event planning firm, I was “thrown in the deep end” and helped plan the public celebration for the Stanley-Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche attended by over 250,000 people. I’ve been hooked on events ever since! I’ve worked for a talent agency, audio-visual company and for the last decade plus been concentrating on event management. I grew up in Chicago and, after quite some time in Denver, I now reside in Oakland, California with my husband and two spoiled rotten dogs. My hobbies include gardening, travel, and I’m currently writing a book about the 700+ concerts I’ve attended.
PLANNING & EVENT SPECIALIST
Having lived most of my life in either California or Arizona, I love to live where the sun shines nearly every day! My first foray into the world of events came in the form of working live remotes for radio stations back in the late 90’s. From there, I have held many posts, including the fields of audio-visual production, trade shows, and a heavy emphasis on conference management. My personal motto, borrowed from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is “This Life Is More Than Just a Readthrough”. I am a certified yoga instructor, and currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, with my husband, Damon.
At Show Ready Events, we dedicate time and resources to having a positive impact on the community. We are a proud vendor and supporter of FIRST®. We also support Families in Transition and The Pan-Mass Challenge.