Team Member Spotlight | Award Winners

Team Member Spotlight | Award Winners

Kramer Team Member Awards 2018

This month’s team member spotlight is recognizing the team members that received this year’s Awards.  All year long our team works hard, helping others celebrate life.  On our staff, we have a collection of very talented and driven people.  Their work at events and in the office is commendable.  We have some incredible high performing team members.

But what we value and recognize the most are the team members that best represent our core values.  They drive the spirit of what we are wanting to do and who we want to be.  They help shape and define our culture.  

Read more about our core values here.

We have even structured our annual team awards around these values. Starting this year we have created 6 awards to honor hugely impactful team members.  Our entire team voted and here are the recipients:

Authentic: Max Poteete

Inclusive: Vanessa Robbins


Never Satisfied: Chandler Gietzen


Humbly Confident: Nick Malizia


Focused on Impact: Conor McQueen

Team Player: Lathan Ford

Congratulations to our winners.  It speaks very highly of their influence that they were selected by their fellow team members.  Thank you for helping lead our culture and inspiring our team!

Beau Kramer
Team Leader

Team Member Spotlight

Meet Melissa, the Heartbeat of the Kramer Events Team.

If you haven’t met Melissa you are missing out.  Her positive attitude and energy are infectious.  She brightens any room she walks into.  And lucky enough she’s one of the first people you get to talk to when you are calling the office.  

 

 

 
10 years ago she joined the team to run the front office and help our customers find the event services they need.  As an event consultant, she’s a huge part of what you get when you work with our team.  Just read years worth of our wedding wire reviews and count how many times she’s mentioned.  
 
We definitely wouldn’t be where we are today as an organization without her helping deliver amazing experiences in the planning process for our wedding couples and the businesses we work with.  And our office definitely wouldn’t be as much fun without her energy there.  From time to time you’ll see her turn up the music and start an impromptu office dance party.
 
She also wears her heart on her sleeve and would stop everything she’s doing to help a friend or brighten someone’s day.
 
Melissa, you are awesome!  But of course, I’m a little biased.
 
Beau Kramer
Team Leader
(And Melissa’s +1)
 

See some great #Throwback photos of Melissa here

Team Member Spotlight

This month’s team member spotlight is our first group spotlight.  I’d like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our photography and videography team. As you likely know from reading What’s New With Kramer, from this point on, instead of booking these talented artists through Kramer Events, their services will now only be available directly through their own businesses. They will be finishing all their booked events with us through next year and then the sky is the limit! 

Justin Jacobs is a seasoned professional photographer, but more importantly an awesome person and a dear friend.  Event world aside, he’s inspired me to be the best person and best leader for my team that I can be.  He’s an inspiration to everyone he touches and will be opening a Church in Nipomo.  He’ll be finishing out events with us through next year while also be taking new bookings through his long standing business Open Door Wedding Photography.

Nawal is a talented photographer with her own style.  Melissa and I have known her for years on a personal level, but only recently got a chance to see her on a business level.  She blew me away and is very sharp.  We are excited to see her hit her stride in the wedding and event world.  I think she could grow to be a top photographer in our area.  Keep your eye on her.  She will accomplish great things.  She’ll be reachable for new bookings under her business Nawal Kassir Photography and will be finishing all her events with us through next season.  
 
Jack Hutchinson has been in the events industry since I started and has been a huge part of this local community.  I’m very proud of his work career and his ability to adapt and recreate his brand and his style over the years.  I love that someone with so much experience is still able to grow and push themselves in their own craft.  It inspires me to push myself.   It’s been great having him on our team.  He will be taking bookings through his company Jack Hutchinson Videography for both events and corporate media. 
 
Jeremy has been a great videographer and second shooter for us over the last year.  He’s got a very creative style and can go far in the video world if he decides to keep pursuing it.  I’m stoked he came on board the team. 
 
I’d like to thank all of these artists for their time in partnering with us to give our clients an incredible wedding team.  If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan and am excited to see them all pursue and achieve their goals.  You would be lucky to have these talented professionals on your wedding team.

 

Beau Kramer
Team Leader