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What Our Team Brings...

Our talented team reflects confidence + attention to detail, with a thorough work ethic in all the projects we attain. We are experienced + enthusiastic about producing and coordinating events. We live for the excitement for taking on projects + giving the events + clients the utmost care. Each of our team members has extensive knowledge + poise in the industry while individually bringing something unique to the table.

Why We Are Unique

We take pride in being a boutique agency and that is exactly what makes us unique. Through our focus on quality and attention to client satisfaction, our goal is to build longstanding relationships with our customers. We are always looking to improve our customer's overall experience through feedback solicitation and ongoing communication.

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How We Give Back

As an events agency, we also have the capacity to be socially and environmentally responsible. We utilize digital tools such as Adobe Sign, Electronic Web documents and digital file management to eliminate waste. As a team we support local nonprofits and continually give back to our community.

TEAM MEMBERS

Our Team

Carver Wright

Managing Director

Carver Wright

Managing Director

Carver has been passionate about events since running logistics for homecoming in high school. He has over 18 years in the corporate events industry with eleven years on the hotel side two years with an experimental Marketing agency preparing him to open Bryan Allen Events in 2011. So basically, his entire life has been corporate events... and high school dances.

Takes Offense to: Anyone who hasn't watched the entire series of Game Of Thrones. I mean come on...

Stephanie Brightwell

Sr. Events Manager

Stephanie Brightwell

Sr. Events Manager

Stephanie went to San Francisco State with a bachelor’s Degree in history and criminal justice and Master’s in education. After spending 5 years as a high school teacher, Stephanie decided to make the switch to event planning (Carver talked her into it) in 2015. Stephanie has quickly excelled and traveling the world managing events has become one of her new passions.

Favorite Color:

Glitter

Sherice Dean

Sr. Events Manager

Sherice Dean

Sr. Events Manager

Sherice graduated from Oregon State University with a Master of Nutrition and Exercise Science. A college event planning course was her first introduction to the world of events, and her repertoire now expands from hotel sales and corporate events to wedding planning and association conferences. With such diverse experiences, you can imagine her Pinterest boards are filled with unique ideas anxious to be put to use. Fun fact: Sherice's perfect Friday night is playing Legos with her two sons, Gavin and Zander, while watching Avengers and eating popcorn.

Jackie Foust

Sr. Events Manager

Jackie Foust

Sr. Events Manager

Jackie attended UC Davis receiving Bachelors in both Communication Studies and Political Science - Public Policy. She got her first taste of events during her 8 years working in politics. While running many successful campaigns, Jackie got the chance to plan events for her clients and local organizations. After politics, she transitioned into the most rewarding experience she could have ever imagined as the Events Manager for the LGBT Community Center managing all programs from the Annual Gala to Sacramento Pride 2018, the largest pride ever with 18k attendees. After much consideration Jackie decided to venture out of the nonprofit world and join the team at Bryan Allen Events.

Fun Fact: Jackie spent a summer working on Broadway when she was 14 years old and then soon after retired from her acting career.

Benjamin Gamache

Event Manager

Benjamin Gamache

Event Manager

Ben is fascinated by the human experience. He began his exploration as a biologist and earned a master's degree in cancer biology from American University in Washington, D.C. He went on to become a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute and the Spanish National Cancer Research Center before turning to holistic health at a local wellness center in Folsom, CA. It was there that he found himself in operations, balancing the structural needs of the organization while tapping into the brilliance of human individuality  - similarly to event planning.

Greatest sports moment: Ben once bowled a 211. He has not come close since.

Whitney Edwards

Finance Manager

Whitney Edwards

Finance Manager

Whitney is originally from Oceanside, CA (San Diego for those that are not familiar with Oceanside). She moved to Sacramento in pursuit of a degree in Social Work. Through experiencing many different jobs, and her natural love for numbers, Whitney found her calling through account/finance management. Prior to working for Bryan Allen Events, she was an Account Specialist (bookkeeper) for multiple law firms around the Sacramento area. She now uses her skills and knowledge to help Bryan Allen Events continue thriving and expanding. Fun Fact: Whitney spent 3 months living in Japan, as a camp counselor on American military bases. She sported khaki shorts and white shirts for three whole months. Also, anyone who has read all of the Harry Potters books AND has seen all of the movies is automatically her best friend.

Renee Mendrala

Event Coordinator

Renee Mendrala

Event Coordinator

Renee moved from her hometown of Boston to San Francisco when she attended Academy of Art College to obtain a Photography Degree. While in school she worked in restaurants to help pay for school. It was during this time she fell in love with Hospitality and the exciting energy pace of the restaurant industry. She went into management and loved the special events part. Having recently moved to Sacramento from the Bay Area, she is thrilled to be a part of Bryan Allen and expand her knowledge into corporate events.

Fun Fact: Renee taught Yoga in Tulum, MX for 6 months at a "Bikini Boot Camp" resort for some A list celebrities, it was very enlightening.

Heather Martini Blakeborough, CMP

Event Planning Consultant

Heather Martini Blakeborough, CMP

Event Planning Consultant

Heather has over 20 years of corporate meeting and event planning experience. Her events have been held in hundreds of locations in the United States, as well as in all the major cities, and some of the road less travelled locations, of Europe, South America and Asia, ranging in size from several dozen to several thousand attendees. Her core competency stems from defining event strategies, business plans and marketing through the initial site search, contract negotiations and cost analysis, to the logistical management of programs, vendors, contractors and the fiscal management of multi-million-dollar budgets. C-level meetings are her forte.

Fun Fact: Heather was lead cheerleader in high school. RAA!!!

Nikki Gates

Event Planning Consultant

Nikki Gates

Event Planning Consultant

With 5 years of experience in the event industry, Nikki has the ability to connect with others and her positive attitude brings a sincerity to each project she manages. Though her knack for details was what first drew her to the industry, it is the relationship with her clients and partnership with industry colleagues that has solidified her passion for events. She thrives under pressure and has no problem working in a tight deadline-driven environment.

Fun Fact: Nikki went to college to be a police officer.

Dylan Glockler

Manager, Web & Video

Dylan Glockler

Manager, Web & Video

Right-brained or left-brained? Balanced between the creative aspects of film and video production and the analytical elements of programming, Dylan supports both motion imaging and technical web and online application development. A background in business and marketing as well as a masters in cinematography provide foundations for these efforts.

Interesting Fact: His father is a gold miner . . . like the sifting through sand and pulling out gold kind.

Delivering Ideas + Values at Every Turn...

What Counts: Our Mission + Vision + Values

Our Mission

Think Radically.  Create Innovatively.  Plan Perfectly.  Execute Flawlessly.

Our Vision

Our vision keeps us focused on what it takes to never stop improving, growing, and evolving as an organization.

People:

Support and encourage our team to achieve their utmost potential.

Efficiency:

Streamline processes while maintaining effective results.

Environment:

Provide a unique work environment that drives inspiration, passion and laughter.

Growth:

Constantly move forward and evolve expertise.

Partner:

Nourish and develop strong relationships enriching our value.

Services:

Exceed expectations in delivering more than just a service.

Our Values

Our values help define our winning corporate culture.

Accountability

Take ownership; be responsible.

Balance:

Home is just as important to us as the office.

Development:

Strive towards self-actualization.

Empowerment:

Be proactive; take action.

Quality:

We do our best and nothing less.

Respect:

We are all equal.

Transparency:

Be honest and show integrity.

Unity:

There is no "I" in team.