A transplant from New York City with a background in theater and award show production, Shane has found a new home here in Austin. He loves working on complete build-outs of raw spaces and transforming them into his clients' visions. When he isn't arranging tablescapes or securing fabulous...

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As a native Austinite, Carley started her planning career in the local wedding industry planning and briefly tested the waters of the non-profit events industry before finally finding her home at High Beam Events in the world of festivals and corporate events. With her diverse background, she...

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A Texas-boy born and raised, Jarrod Salaiz has called Austin his home for the past nine years! Having worked for a local catering company throughout college, Jarrod soon realized his passion for the event world. He was able to further explore his love for events by working with non-profits and a...

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Meet Tara, a Senior Event Manager at High Beam Events! Tara is a Bostonian (go Sox!) turned Austinite who enjoys working on logistic-heavy projects, such as complete event build-outs. Tara got her start planning food truck festivals in Boston before making her way down to the great state of...

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This Midwest transplant discovered her passion for events by volunteering for local arts organizations. She began planning outreach events to engage new audiences on behalf of these organizations and increase their visibility within the community. Sara brings that same nonprofit mentality to...

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With a background in hotels, wedding planning, and event logistics, Katelyn developed her planning skills in Austin’s ‘sister city’, Portland OR. She thrives on hunting for the best unique venues and organizing the complex logistics of large events. In her spare time you can find Katelyn finding...

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Ana is our other native Austinite at the High Beam Events office. Before High Beam, she would find a way to plan events at every job. “I love brand activations. Working with different brands brings my passion for event planning and my past experience in retail business development together. I...

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Although a native Austinite, Kara started her career in the dizzying world of NYC Fashion Public Relations. After a short stint in the Big Apple, Kara made her way back to Austin where she dove head first into planning events. After a few stints at local non-profits and festivals, Kara landed at...

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An L.A. native, Bailey recently relocated to Austin to join the High Beam team! Events have always held a special place in her heart, but her love for the industry blossomed when she organized programming for her university. After college, she decided to pursue the events industry and start her...

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Our Office Manager, Jennifer Evans, found her way to Austin from Chicago via a scholarship to UT. “Once I experienced the local music scene and the festival-crazed spirit of Austin, the town could never get rid of me.” More than just the voice that answers our phone, Jennifer is High Beam’s...

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Cass has always had a knack for logistics, but she really developed her creative abilities after moving to Austin and beginning her High Beam career. With a background in destination management and a love for mentoring, Cass has transitioned from a producer to managing High Beam’s operational...

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Although not a native, Sam moved to Austin many years ago after a vagabond life as a military brat. She started her planning career as the seminar and convention manager for a bank consulting company, branching out into live music production, lighting design, and venue management. In 2004, after...

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