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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Joey Reader on LinkedIn

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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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 – Event Coordinator

As the first employee of A-mazing Events, Kara has moved up the ladder to her current role as event coordinator.  Every day, she demonstrates her gratitude for being part of our team, and that upbeat attitude flows through all her work. A treasured team player, Kara is known for her intuitive thinking and can often get things handled before her co-workers or clients even think to ask!

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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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Jody Giordana – Office Coordinator/Bookkeeper

As our office coordinator and bookkeeper, Jody is the face and voice for all visitors and callers.  Along with crunching numbers, she sees that our talented event partners and employees are taken care of, prepares and tracks all those pesky requisite financial reports, and assists our event coordinators and project managers when they need an extra set of hands.

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