Monday, June 24, 2013

Please Meet Our New EventWorks Team Members!

Dear Friends,

We are interrupting Monday Music for a Special Message: please meet Kristen Rensch and learn more about the new roles of Michael Alvarado and Brynne Price.
We are very pleased to present our newly formed, full-time team. Account Executive Kristen Rensch joined EventWorks a few weeks ago in our sales department. Michael Alvarado moved from Design Production Manager to Account Executive and Brynne Price is now a full-time Event Manager. All are joining our office team members of many years. Please meet Kristen, Michael and Brynne on our website and hopefully in person soon!

 Kristen Rensch
With nearly 15 years of experience in a variety of roles within the larger events industry, Kristen brings to the Eventworks team a background in Customer Relations, Marketing & Communications, and Event Management. Her perspective as both an event planner and supplier across a range of industries and platforms – from tradeshows and special events to private aviation - couples with her passion for customer satisfaction and producing superior-quality events. In her new role, she focuses on business development and collaborations, and is thrilled to be back in the creative side of the business.
A native of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Kristen also lived in Las Vegas and San Francisco before landing in Los Angeles and at Eventworks in 2012.
Whether traveling for work or pleasure, Kristen has a serious case of wanderlust. In her spare time, she is most at home outdoors or exploring her culinary passions.

Michael Alvarado
Michael moved from Design Production Manager in our floral and design departments to the position of Account Executive in 2012.  This multi-talented designer's experience ranges from designing events and florals to costumes for the San Francisco Opera to working in the wardrobe department for several television shows, magazines, print ads and commercials. He maintains his positive outlook and upbeat attitude by practicing a daily Buddhist chant and taking care of his beloved cat Gus whom he rescued. His hobbies don't stray far from work: Michael loves photography and collecting vinyl.

Brynne Price
Brynne joined EventWorks in 2011 and she has quickly become a valuable asset to the Sales Team. She assists with everything from proposal writing to research to project management.  Her addiction to planning and love for details are much appreciated and we are most grateful for her commitment to social responsibility and giving back. She combines her professional experience in the non-profit field with her knack for research to find good causes for post event donation and other fringe benefits wherever the events take her.

We all very much look forward to working with you!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Music: Meet DJ Matt Cornwall!

Dear Friends,

We started to put a little musical pep into your Mondays in September 2011 but we have never formally introduced DJ Matt Cornwall - we are really lacking in manners! Very late but better than never: please meet DJ Matt Cornwall! We love him because he is like a walking Wikipedia of Music and he has a wonderful knack for the mood and the moment, getting it just right. While he works with us a lot, he also has some other small companies amongst his clients, like Apple, the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Toyota, Starwood Hotels and the list goes on.

Contact him and book him:   Phone: 323.547.2705

"Music is the breath of life and is a vital ingredient to any successful event. Similar to great d├ęcor, location and great food, music is an integral part of the overall design, keeping it fluid, fun, interesting, creating ambience and overall seeing the event - and whatever theme it may have - through. Having a DJ vs an iPod or programmed music is also critical, in that unlike an iPod, a DJ (a good one that is ; ) can intuit any crowd and quickly provide entertainment for everyone, in addition to keeping the event moving along by MC'ing.  I have been fortunate enough to be a DJ for over 16 years now, delving into and deepening my knowledge of every kind of music imaginable.
I look forward to the possibility of making anyone's event, party, gathering, celebration, one of excitement and full of vibrant fun !"  ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Let us know what kind of music YOU like and we will play it!

Happy Monday and thank you, Matt, for your musical genius and passion!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Music: Watch Out for Robert Delong - NEW ARTIST.

Dear Friends,

Matt predicted the phenomenal success of Daft Punk's return so listen up! He just unearthed a new "Artist to Know": Robert DeLong.

"I would not be where I am today as a DJ were it not for the phenomenal world-renowned hand picked musical programming on Los Angeles based public radio station KCRW. Jason Kramer is one of those music selector/dj's whom I met many years ago whilst calling the station one night screaming their praises and we have been great friends ever since. Jason is also a music supervisor at Elias Arts in Los Angeles and has a weekly music showcase for up and coming talent. The electronic one-man band Robert Delong - hailing from the suburbs of Seattle - stopped by The Elias Arts studios for an intimate recording and conversation with Jason.
With a background in drums, DeLong’s music culls from indie rock, house, electronica, EDM and moombahton. He was recently tapped as the ‘2013 Artist to Watch’ by MTV, Billboard and VIBE. With booming buzz around his latest single “Global Concepts” from JUST MOVEMENT, it seems the sky’s the limit for this fresh-sounding and thought-provoking singer-songwriter. Check out the wildly inventive electronic instruments he uses in this song "happy."  See you on the dance floor! ; ) ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

"happy" Monday!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Grateful to See Our Amway China Event Featured in Special Events Magazine

Dear Friends,

We are happy to share Page 9 of the May issue of Special Events:

EventWorks Creates a Big Show for Amway China

Thank you. Lisa Hurley, for covering the story of our event!

We could not have done it without the help of many collaborators, especially Todd Roberts/Visions Lighting, Greg Russell/Tandem Digital, Doug Johnson/E-Plus Productions and Rick Jobson/Technical Show Management.

All together we managed to create the illusion of a spaceship launch, transporting the dinner gala guests into the stratosphere for the evening as just one segment of an event filled with entertainment and special effects.

Mahalo for viewing and Aloha!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Music: We Are Letting The Good Times Roll!

Dear Friends,

"What I'm gonna do to you - I betcha like it" - Troy "Shorty Trombone" Andrews will get you going this morning!
 DJ Matt caught the bug in New Orleans where our team just let the good times roll in the French Quarter.

"Eventworks and I just wrapped up a great week in my favorite of all music meccas, New Orleans. As if that doesn't get any better for yours truly, I was also the opening act for "Nola's" new reigning King of jazz/funk/rock/hiphop… or simply, the "New Orleans Sound" as I like to call it ! Troy Andrews, aka "Shorty Trombone", began his musical career at the tender age of 6, playing trombone, and he hasn't stopped since, playing for the past 25 years with the Neville Brothers and performing as the featured member of Lenny Kravitz's horn section.  He has been touted as one of New Orleans' greatest music stars ! As I always like to say: "keep it funky and nobody gets bored." See you on the dance floor!  ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Wishing you an energized week!