Team Member Spotlight

Lathan Ford

Meet Lathan, Operations Leader at Kramer Events.  Currently living in Paso he’s married to his wonderful wife, Jackie, he’s a self-admitted beer snob and loves photography.  In fact, he’s a professional wedding photographer in addition to being a trained EMT.  But more importantly, he’s now a critical part of our Kramer Team.

 
Part of the magic behind Kramer Events is how our different departments work together on events to bring out the best in each other’s craft.  Lathan is the organizer of that magic.  As Operations Leader he ensures our team works well together and helps push us to raise the bar.  Even though he’s only been with us a short time, he is already pushing us to step up our game in all departments.
 

I have a ton of respect for his calm and thoughtful leadership style.  We’re lucky to have a person like him help lead our team.

Beau Kramer
Team Leader

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Vanessa Robbins

Long overdue, Meet Vanessa, the head of our marketing efforts and the editor of our monthly newsletter.  

Vanessa, or as we call her, V, came to us less than a year ago but has been a huge part of our office team.  She’s brought a new sense of style and fashion to the upstairs Kramer Office.  Born and raised locally she now lives in Grover Beach and is engaged to her Fiancé Shonda.  So she understands the wedding industry.
 
You’ll mostly only see her if you visit the office.  She’s the one helping showcase our partner venues on our find a venue page.  She’s also creating all of our social media content and managing our media from our photography and video divisions. Probably the most organized person in the building she helps the rest of us stay on track.  She often helps me by taking things off my plate!
 
But, from time to time on busy weekends, you’ll also see her in the field helping run a photo booth or assisting one of our coordinators.
 
We knew from the minute we hired her that we were lucky to have her.  We’re excited to have her on our Kramer Team to help tell our story.
 
Beau Kramer
Team Leader

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Amy Hinrichs

Meet Amy Hinrichs, one of our 2 event consultants here at Kramer.

Most people know Melissa (co-owner and other event consultant), but not everybody’s had the chance to meet her main counterpart… Amy Hinrichs.

From left to right: Beau Kramer, Melissa Kramer, Amy Hinrichs, Vanessa Robbins

Joining us a little over 2 years ago, she’s now a huge part of our office team. When you call the office, Amy’s one of the main people you’ll talk to. And she’s awesome at helping you plan an event and explain all of our Kramer services.

Recently back from Maternity leave, she’s energizing the office once again with her upbeat and fun personality. With her husband and now 2 kids, she calls the central coast home. We’re glad she also calls Kramer Events her home. We are lucky to have her spirit, attitude, and her dance moves onboard the team.

Thanks for being awesome Amy,

Beau Kramer
Team Leader

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Paul Escalera

Meet Paul, one of the most positive people you’ll ever meet, and an example for our team to follow.  He constantly showcases the values that drive us here at Kramer: Positivity, Quality, Team, Accountability, Honesty, and Integrity.

After working at Disney, Paul started off as an event assistant and worked his way up to become one of our main lead lighting techs.  You’ll see him help lead all of our big lighting events, in addition to teaching our lighting techniques to our new team members.  He’s also innovating new lighting services for us to bring to the industry!

As our warehouse and equipment manager, Paul now ensures our event teams have all the equipment they need to have incredible events.  He’s the reason why our gear always works well and our team knows how to use it.  He even makes sure we have backup gear available.  Just ask him about our worst case scenario, pressure cooker trainings we do with our team if our equipment were to fail in the field.

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to.  Come in during the week and you’ll hear him playing upbeat Jazz music throughout the warehouse — keeping you calm, focused, and ready —  it’ll even put a smile on your face.  He’s a great guy who’s positive and calm outlook I admire and hope to emulate.

Thanks for being an incredible and valuable member of the Kramer Team!

Beau Kramer
Team Leader
Kramer Events, Inc.

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Team Member of the Month: Justin Jacobs, November 2017

Meet Justin

An amazing photographer but more importantly one of the most amazing people I’ve ever me in my life..

Anyone who’s met Justin for more than 30 seconds knows  what an incredible person and leader he is.  His infectiously positive outlook and genuine love for people makes him a person you just want to be around.

Spend more than 30 mins with him, and you will literally have a different week and a refreshed outlook on life. Call him friend, and you will walk a different life. Yes, he’s that awesome!

We are incredibly lucky to have a man of his character and talent on our team.  When he came to me as a seasoned successful photographer 3 years ago and wanted to start our photography division it was a no brainier.

Since then, he has done amazing work and produced incredible photos for our couples and clients.  He has inspired & navigated our photography team toward excellence.  And he has worked with our DJ, coordination, lighting, and video teams to integrate our services together so that all of our team works together with precision and unity of purpose.

But more than that he’s left an impact on everyone he touches.

Melissa and I are grateful to have him lead our photography team and be a cherished friend.

– Beau Kramer
Team leader

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Team Member of the Month: Lou Mars, September 2017


Meet Lou

Not only is Lou one of our top Host MCs here at Kramer Events, he’s also in charge of talent development.  Lou’s interactive MC style was a welcome addition to our DJ lineup and helps round out your options with our DJs.  you’ll see him out on the floor getting grandma out there dancing and getting the party started.  His background as a touring drummer and on stage performer has allowed him to develop his own following here at Kramer Events.  Very musically talented, he now also teaches drumming to children throughout the Central Coast.  He has also been a great mentor for both our MCs and event staff.  We are lucky to have a man of his skill and attitude on our team.  And very happy to have him in a leadership role here.  He has pushed us to step up our performance and I know good things will continue to come from Lou.

And in a few weeks he’ll be going for a drumming marathon world record in Portugal.

Local news station KSBY 6 met up with Lou to hear first hand about the amazing event he’s about to partake in. 

Congratulations to our September 2017 team member of the month, Lou Mars!

-Beau Kramer, Team Leader

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