The Team

Sure you can plan an event yourself, but is that the best use of your time when so much is on the line? Qualified professionals make the difference between an event that is remembered because of the slip-ups and an event that is simply memorable. Meet the people who put the “amazing” in A-mazing Events.

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Joey Reader – President & Founder

Joey began her career in human resources management and discovered her skills at teambuilding, planning, and record-keeping were ideally suited to a career in creative professional event planning. Joey is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and the Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) Venture Center entrepreneur program.  Joey is highly skilled at planning and managing complex events down to the minute details. Her clients benefit from her expertise in identifying event goals, listening to their vision, tracking details and managing changes. She has a clairvoyant knowledge of resources and vendors, which makes A-mazing Events a true leader in the event planning industry. She invests in the future of professional event planning as a board member in service to the FVTC Meeting and Event Planning Associates Degree Program. In addition to managing several key accounts, Joey enjoys coaching each member of her team to new levels of success and professional satisfaction.

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Nancy Biesterveld – Office Assistant

Every company needs a Nancy. You might find her matching napkins and balloons in the store aisle, or smoothing crisp linens and rolling out the red carpet (for real!). As our office assistant with a generous and helpful spirit, Nancy is the agency’s lead shopper, event set-up staffer, and part-time warehouse manager.

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Autumn Grimm – Marketing and Event Designer

Autumn is an amazing artist, graphic designer, and a super-sketcher who can help clients literally visualize their A-mazing event. From the design on an electronic registration page, through the invitations, signage, room drops and programs, Autumn is gifted at applying both creativity and consistency. From written ideas to the final product, Autumn’s creative abilities and expert knowledge of current trends makes her a strong member of the A-mazing Event’s team. She supervises the details of all décor-focused projects and serves as a project manager for social and non-profit fundraising events.

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Patty Hoffman – Project Manager

Patty is our most senior project manager and a consummate professional. She thrives when working with corporate clients and interacting with executive-level leaders. She is focused, precise and accurate in her planning, budgeting and scheduling.  She has extensive experience working with printing companies, photographers and video production companies on a wide variety of events.  Patty’s clients return again and again because she lifts the weight and worry from their shoulders and ensures smoothly running and memorable events.

Patty Hoffman on LinkedIn.

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Kara Lendved – Office Manager

A funky conversationalist and self-described “office mother,” Kara was the first employee to join A-mazing Events.  Kara’s responsibilities are at the core of the business, ensuring the office is running smoothly and efficiently.  Kara is our lead administrative and accounting guru; rental coordinator for all linen, props and chocolate fountains; and manager of our valuable part-time team members.

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Hannah Pickett – Event Coordinator

While still in college at UW-Oshkosh, Hannah immersed herself in event planning strategies and tactics during her internship, where she grew to love the pressure and passion of pulling off flawless corporate conferences. Along with helping our event designers and project managers plan, execute, and evaluate a-mazing events, Hannah is our agency’s in-house website, social media, and digital presentations expert. Her specialized skills help generate interest, enthusiasm, and word-of-mouth about our clients’ special events and unique brands.

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Megan Vande Hey – Event Coordinator

As our most senior event coordinator, Megan is the queen of the planning spreadsheet. If there is an important detail, Megan deals with it. If something appears forgotten, she follows up well before it falls by the wayside. Megan manages data for complete trade shows of 180 exhibitors to intimate events where the smallest touches make the biggest impact.   Her enthusiasm with event planning isn’t a surprise, as she completed her degree in the Meeting and Event Planning program through Fox Valley Technical College.

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Julie Johnson – Business Development & Project Manager

Julie Johnson comes to A-mazing Events with oodles of corporate experience in special events and project management. She specializes in wrangling writers, photographers, video producers, and media socialites in support of client projects. Ask her to produce an engaging video or stage a Broadway-style variety show, and she may just pull a rabbit out of her hat. A mighty petite person with big energy and an eye for style and detail,  Julie develops relationships with our new clients, oversees our marketing and serves as a project manager.

Julie Johnson on LinkedIn. 

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