Clay Jackson

Clay Jackson
Corporate Sales Director

Clay has been at the center of the company's success since almost the beginning. A versatile manager with a keen knowledge of event logistics, Clay ensures that each and every event goes off without a hitch and stays running smoothly throughout.

 

Five Questions With Clay:

 

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Executing the event and knowing that it is my job to assist the client behind the scenes. I love seeing my clients shine to their bosses and co-workers.

 

Fictional character you most identify with?

MacGyver

 

In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?

I love spending time with my wife and six adult children. I also love to ride my Harley and Trek bicycle.

 

If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be?

I would throw a “thank you” party for my parents, wife and staff. I would thank them for everything they have done for me over the years. It takes a village to accomplish most things in life.

 

When was the last time you had an amazing meal?

When I was in France biking through the countryside with friends we stopped and had a meal of buttery cheese, fresh baguettes, salumis and a bottle of wine. It was an amazing meal with amazing scenery.

Patty Powers

Allison Bruley
Corporate Event and Office Manager

A veteran of the event industry, Allison has years of experience planning and detailing events. As the catering manager for her last two companies, she possesses a thorough knowledge of what is needed for a successful event. From the initial quote to a final event diagram, Allison is there every step of the way with clients helping them craft an event that exceeds their goals.

 

Five Questions With Allison:

 

What is your favorite thing about your job?

“I love interacting with people. From the initial communication with the client to working with the banquet staff in the execution of the event, my position provides me with multiple opportunities to connect with amazing people on a daily basis.”

 

What is your favorite quote?

When nothing goes right…go left.

 

In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?

I spend every spare second I have with my 18-month-old son, Nolan. This means my spare time is spent running around, playing in the dirt, and kissing "boo-boos."

 

When was the last time you had an amazing meal?

I am beyond lucky to work at two venues with AMAZING food, so I get delicious meals on almost a daily basis. Being behind the scenes with this stellar culinary staff is such a great job perk!

 

What advice would you give to clients?

Ask and you shall receive! If you are as detailed as possible with the expectations for your event, it will help us to ensure those expectations are met.

Patty Powers

Patty Powers
Corporate Sales Representative

Patty has been in various roles within the event industry for over 20 years. She possesses a keen understanding of the client perspective from years of booking venues for charities, not-for-profits, schools and chambers. Thus, she is able to quickly assess a client's needs and assist in helping them envision their perfect event.

 

Five Questions With Patty:

 

Favorite quote?

“Everything will be alright in the end and, if it’s not alright, then it’s not yet the end.”

 

What was your childhood dream?

To perform on Broadway. Alas, my lack of talent put this to rest rather quickly...

 

Why can clients count on you?

I consider it a personal obligation to pay attention and document all the little details for your meeting, ensuring your event goes off without a hitch with nothing left to chance.

 

What do you do in your spare time?

I love spending time with my husband and kids, attending Sharks hockey games, and enjoying the company of friends. When I am alone, I love to read historical fiction or bake.

 

What advice would you give to clients?

Clearly communicate to us what the goal of the event is. We can engineer the event to achieve your objectives by understanding them. Always try to think of a couple of unique details to make your event different and special.