ROCKIT EVENTS TEAM

 
As the Co-founder and Executive Director of RockIt Events, Heather is our fearless leader and all around rockstar. As a true industry expert, she has the skills and knowledge to bring any vision to life. With an extensive background in event management and corporate communications, her specialties include, but are not limited to: registration solutions, negotiating vendor contracts, and strategic budget planning; while ensuring the highest level of customer service. At RockIt Events, Heather leads a driven team of event managers from beginning-to-end in executing our clients dream event - on time, on budget and on brand!

As the Co-founder and Executive Director of RockIt Events, Heather is our fearless leader and all around rockstar. As a true industry expert, she has the skills and knowledge to bring any vision to life. With an extensive background in event management and corporate communications, her specialties include, but are not limited to: registration solutions, negotiating vendor contracts, and strategic budget planning; while ensuring the highest level of customer service. At RockIt Events, Heather leads a driven team of event managers from beginning-to-end in executing our clients dream event - on time, on budget and on brand!

Heather hite

Co-founder | Executive Director of RockIt Events

Meet our rockstar of all things ancillary! Phaedra is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Corporate Events at RockIt. With over 25 years of domestic and international event management experience, she is our go-to-girl for large-scale, client and employee functions, as well as venue contract negotiations. Working side by side with long time friend, our very own Heather Hite, she leads a talented team of event managers to great success with every project RockIt takes on.

Meet our rockstar of all things ancillary! Phaedra is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Corporate Events at RockIt. With over 25 years of domestic and international event management experience, she is our go-to-girl for large-scale, client and employee functions, as well as venue contract negotiations. Working side by side with long time friend, our very own Heather Hite, she leads a talented team of event managers to great success with every project RockIt takes on.

phaedra sterbenc

Co-founder | Executive Director of RockIt Events

Accomplished, organized and efficient are just a few words often used to describe our rockstar, Catrina. Juggling the management of multiple projects at a time, she doesn't miss a beat when it comes down to the details. As Project Manager, Catrina keeps the RockIt Team on track to ensure the successful execution of all event timelines. Always eager to go the extra mile for our clients and exceed all expectations, Catrina is an invaluable asset to the RockIt team. She runs a tight ship, we would be lost without her!

Accomplished, organized and efficient are just a few words often used to describe our rockstar, Catrina. Juggling the management of multiple projects at a time, she doesn't miss a beat when it comes down to the details. As Project Manager, Catrina keeps the RockIt Team on track to ensure the successful execution of all event timelines. Always eager to go the extra mile for our clients and exceed all expectations, Catrina is an invaluable asset to the RockIt team. She runs a tight ship, we would be lost without her!

Catrina stallings

Project Manager at RockIt Events

Meet Becky, Program Director of exhibit and events services. She’s managed logistics and project development from concept to completion. Her expertise includes exemplary customer service, promotion of sponsorship opportunities, and acting as a liaison with show producers and vendors on behalf of her clients. She has managed installation and dismantle labor at trade shows and corporate events. With 10 years of event industry experience, her attention to detail delivers an exceptional event experience at trade show and user conferences.

Meet Becky, Program Director of exhibit and events services. She’s managed logistics and project development from concept to completion. Her expertise includes exemplary customer service, promotion of sponsorship opportunities, and acting as a liaison with show producers and vendors on behalf of her clients. She has managed installation and dismantle labor at trade shows and corporate events. With 10 years of event industry experience, her attention to detail delivers an exceptional event experience at trade show and user conferences.

Becky lujan

Program Director at RockIt Events

Meet Bethany, our creative rockstar who makes us look pretty. As a true believer in bringing a brand to life through storytelling, personality and a simple display of clean, “on brand” aesthetics, she is able to engage with our clients on a virtual platform. Her background in, not just digital design, but also project management has prepared her to support the RockIt team in other various ways to see our projects through to the finish-line. With a passion for people and creative collaboration, she is our go-to-girl for onsite design needs.

Meet Bethany, our creative rockstar who makes us look pretty. As a true believer in bringing a brand to life through storytelling, personality and a simple display of clean, “on brand” aesthetics, she is able to engage with our clients on a virtual platform. Her background in, not just digital design, but also project management has prepared her to support the RockIt team in other various ways to see our projects through to the finish-line. With a passion for people and creative collaboration, she is our go-to-girl for onsite design needs.

bethany welty

Creative Lead | Design PM at RockIt Events

Amy is our seasoned Food & Beverage and Special Event Manager with over 20 years of hospitality experience. She spent many years on the supplier side and had the privilege of working at some of the country's finest hotels and convention centers including the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio and Caesar's Entertainment. She orchestrated high profile events for a varied clientele from weddings to NFL owners to Fortune 500 companies ranging in size from 50 to 5,000 guests. Recently, she has focused on meeting planning and has worked with some of the top experiential marketing agencies in the industry. Coordinating the many details, plotting the space and attendee journey, developing relationships with her clients, problem solving, and expressing her creative side are all aspects she enjoys about this fast-paced business.

Amy is our seasoned Food & Beverage and Special Event Manager with over 20 years of hospitality experience. She spent many years on the supplier side and had the privilege of working at some of the country's finest hotels and convention centers including the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio and Caesar's Entertainment. She orchestrated high profile events for a varied clientele from weddings to NFL owners to Fortune 500 companies ranging in size from 50 to 5,000 guests. Recently, she has focused on meeting planning and has worked with some of the top experiential marketing agencies in the industry. Coordinating the many details, plotting the space and attendee journey, developing relationships with her clients, problem solving, and expressing her creative side are all aspects she enjoys about this fast-paced business.

AMY DYKE

Food & Beverage | Special Event Manager at RockIt

Nick is one of the newest rockstars on the team, but he's no stranger to bringing unforgettable experiences to life. Cutting his teeth at a couple experiential marketing agencies in Milwaukee and Detroit, he has executed event campaigns for brands including Budweiser, Audi, Crossfit, Jim Beam, philosophy Skin Care, and many others. As a Project Manager, Nick works diligently to ensure our clients' visions come to life exactly as planned.

Nick is one of the newest rockstars on the team, but he's no stranger to bringing unforgettable experiences to life. Cutting his teeth at a couple experiential marketing agencies in Milwaukee and Detroit, he has executed event campaigns for brands including Budweiser, Audi, Crossfit, Jim Beam, philosophy Skin Care, and many others. As a Project Manager, Nick works diligently to ensure our clients' visions come to life exactly as planned.

NICK WIRSCHING

Project Manager at RockIt Events

Kate DeGrasse is one of our Program Directors and a new rockstar on our team. After 10 years at technology companies in the Silicon Valley, she understands how to tailor events and programs to exceed clients’ expectations. She brings a history of leading events, marketing and communications for brands including Apple, Cisco, eBay, StubHub, and more. Kate is creative, detail-oriented and a skilled communicator who can translate difficult concepts into clear communications and strategies.

Kate DeGrasse is one of our Program Directors and a new rockstar on our team. After 10 years at technology companies in the Silicon Valley, she understands how to tailor events and programs to exceed clients’ expectations. She brings a history of leading events, marketing and communications for brands including Apple, Cisco, eBay, StubHub, and more. Kate is creative, detail-oriented and a skilled communicator who can translate difficult concepts into clear communications and strategies.

KATE DEGRASSE

Program Director at RockIt Events

Meet our Director of Operations at RockIt Events, Jodi. Her rockstar leadership skills and methods support and empower all team members to enable our clients to exceed their expectations for their events. She understands the clients’ needs, bringing her long history in the corporate world to RockIt. In addition to her 20 years in the biotech industry, she also has dedicated over 10 years leading teams in fundraising for non-profit groups in her free time and brings aesthetic and financial creativity to produce exceptionally successful events.

Meet our Director of Operations at RockIt Events, Jodi. Her rockstar leadership skills and methods support and empower all team members to enable our clients to exceed their expectations for their events. She understands the clients’ needs, bringing her long history in the corporate world to RockIt. In addition to her 20 years in the biotech industry, she also has dedicated over 10 years leading teams in fundraising for non-profit groups in her free time and brings aesthetic and financial creativity to produce exceptionally successful events.

jodi goldstein

Director of Operations at RockIt Events

Heather Hoehn is one of our Program Directors, with over 15 years of experience. She has managed projects of all sizes, from Sales Kickoffs and Conferences to Road Shows and Incentive Programs, on both domestic and international stages. With precise, systematic organizational skills and a knack for developing concepts and processes, the event world is “home” to Heather. She brings a fresh and renewed energy to meetings and events with her understanding and love for the business, delivering creative, tangible, live experiences.

Heather Hoehn is one of our Program Directors, with over 15 years of experience. She has managed projects of all sizes, from Sales Kickoffs and Conferences to Road Shows and Incentive Programs, on both domestic and international stages. With precise, systematic organizational skills and a knack for developing concepts and processes, the event world is “home” to Heather. She brings a fresh and renewed energy to meetings and events with her understanding and love for the business, delivering creative, tangible, live experiences.

heather hoehn

Program Director at RockIt Events

With 25+ years of experience, Ericka is a skilled Registration and Housing Manager who can jump into any project and help navigate success. She has worked in many different capacities, from the venue side, being in-house corporate and now excels in third party event management. This diverse knowledge gives her unique skills to prioritize and manage projects simultaneously, while meeting critical deadlines. Her expertise includes contract negotiation, budget administration and overall project management.

With 25+ years of experience, Ericka is a skilled Registration and Housing Manager who can jump into any project and help navigate success. She has worked in many different capacities, from the venue side, being in-house corporate and now excels in third party event management. This diverse knowledge gives her unique skills to prioritize and manage projects simultaneously, while meeting critical deadlines. Her expertise includes contract negotiation, budget administration and overall project management.

ericka katZ

Registration & Housing Manager at RockIt Events

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Bio coming soon…

corrin escobar

Registration & Housing Manager at RockIt Events

Tricia has been in the meetings and event industry for fifteen years, and she has wide-ranging experience in pre-event planning and on-site execution of conferences, research symposiums, trade shows, user groups, and sales meetings. Over the last five years Tricia has focused her expertise in event registration and is especially skilled at building registration websites, providing attendee customer service, creating detailed reports to keep clients up to date on event progress, and training & managing onsite registration teams. Her strengths also include hotel room block management, air and ground transportation logistics, and off site events. Tricia is passionate about exceeding expectations and delights in creating out of the box solutions for both clients and event participants.

Tricia has been in the meetings and event industry for fifteen years, and she has wide-ranging experience in pre-event planning and on-site execution of conferences, research symposiums, trade shows, user groups, and sales meetings. Over the last five years Tricia has focused her expertise in event registration and is especially skilled at building registration websites, providing attendee customer service, creating detailed reports to keep clients up to date on event progress, and training & managing onsite registration teams. Her strengths also include hotel room block management, air and ground transportation logistics, and off site events. Tricia is passionate about exceeding expectations and delights in creating out of the box solutions for both clients and event participants.

Tricia Kaady

Senior Event Manager at RockIt Events

With nearly 10 years of experience in the event management industry, Jen has been responsible for managing and producing all aspects of meeting planning, registration and exhibit/sponsorship conference experiences for clients such as Blackboard and NACUBO. She thrives on producing successful events while providing unparalleled customer service to both clients and attendees alike. Jens previous experience acting as a liaison between internal staff, clients, suppliers and participating sponsors has helped develop exceptional communication skills and keen attention to detail. Most recently, Jen has honed in on her registration skills, providing clients with detailed, timely reports and attendees with exceptional customer service.

With nearly 10 years of experience in the event management industry, Jen has been responsible for managing and producing all aspects of meeting planning, registration and exhibit/sponsorship conference experiences for clients such as Blackboard and NACUBO. She thrives on producing successful events while providing unparalleled customer service to both clients and attendees alike. Jens previous experience acting as a liaison between internal staff, clients, suppliers and participating sponsors has helped develop exceptional communication skills and keen attention to detail. Most recently, Jen has honed in on her registration skills, providing clients with detailed, timely reports and attendees with exceptional customer service.

JEN Porter

Senior Event Manager