109 Kingston Street | 6th Floor
Boston MA 02111

Tel. 617 450 0600

GET TO KNOW US.

Corinthian Events' founding partners share over 50 years of experience. In starting the company their goal was to create a place people were excited to come to every day. You spend too much time at work to not enjoy it. Over 17 years later, the team members at Corinthian Events are not only colleagues, but family.The office mantra that anyone will chant anytime, "Don't worry, I got your back".

"If I could only choose one word to describe Corinthian Events, I think it would be 'thorough.'I can ask them almost any question about an event and I can tell they've already thought about it before I asked.On my drive in to their events I always feel calm and relaxed, confident that it's going to be a good day.You can't put a price on that."
Morris Beverly, Owner, A.V. Presentations Inc.

We instill loyalty in all our relationships — not only with our clients, but with our dedicated vendor partners as well. We love what we do. And so will you.

THE TEAM

COURTNEY CHURCH

Partner

Did you know? Courtney has over 6,500 songs on her iPod but reggae music is her favorite!

With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, Courtney Church has the knowledge and resources to individually tailor every facet of your event – no matter how unusual the request. Her background in food and beverage and wine sales go hand in hand with a palette that is second to none in Boston; she will fine tune your menus to ensure variety over even the lengthiest programs. Combined with diverse experience in special events, destination management, luxury hotel sales and travel, Courtney's meticulous sense of detail allows her to keep her team in step and ensure that every aspect of your event is impeccable. When she has time to get away, Courtney is happiest jetting off to the Caribbean or Bermuda to kick back in the sun.

JILL TATE, DMCP

Partner

Craziest event? 500 water guns, their inventor, and a party in elegant evening attire.

Jill Tate commands a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of conference and event planning, local tours, and transportation. Together with her partners Courtney and Mary she loves the challenges of running one of the largest event and destination management companies in New England. Each day is different, each event is different, each employee is different. Event planning is truly in her blood; even as a teen, her desire to surround herself with good people had her constantly throwing parties (she says her house was THE house) and by high school she was planning full service ski trips for her friends. Jill holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Leisure Management and Tourism from the University of New Hampshire and has the designation of Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP). Outside of the office you can find Jill boating on the Westport River, biking or lounging with friends on Elephant Rock Beach.

MARY DOUGLAS

Partner

If she could be any animal? An Otter of course – floating on the water, basking in the sun and cracking clams on her belly all day!

Mary Douglas knows not only how to make an event look great, but also how to integrate your marketing goals to add value to your brand. She holds a Master's degree in Advertising and Marketing, and was recently nominated as “Producer of the Year" by BizBash Magazine. Backed by 20 years of experience in total event planning, event design and décor, Mary's creative approach will bring fresh and exciting ideas to make your event stand above the rest. In her free time, she loves to sail – Mary has raced extensively over the years, but these days she loves to just cruise from harbor to harbor.

RICH TATE

Book keeper, Accounting Department

Did you know? Rich was the only guy in our office for almost 6 years. God Bless Him.

Following a brief stint working for an airline at Logan Airport, Rich Tate began his hospitality career in 1986 as a Night Audit Manager and afterwards as a Front Office Manager at two local hotels. He hopped across the Atlantic in 1989 to work at a London-based incentive travel firm, where he learned how to create and successfully run incentive travel programs for groups of 10 to 400 guests. After over five years of traveling Europe and the world, Rich returned to Boston in 1995 where he met Jill - his future wife and partner of Corinthian Events - while working at the same destination management company (Jill actually interviewed and hired him!). Rich eventually missed traveling and went back to work for a couple of meeting and incentive travel companies, before being asked to join Corinthian Events in September 2006 as Office/Operations Manager. Rich loves being involved with their two kids' high school activities, and in his remaining time he loves to travel, cook, play golf, and enjoys all sports.

TAMARA O'MALLEY

Director

Afraid of heights? Tamara recently went sky diving at 10,000 feet over Newport - talk about thrilling!

Tamara O'Malley has worked in the event industry since 2006, focusing in event production and design. She initially developed a specialty in floral, but over the years she has grown into a full-service event professional. Tamara joined Corinthian Events in 2010 as a Program Manager and was quickly promoted to Account Manager after learning the ropes. Her favorite part of working at CE is not only event planning, but building relationships with clients and exceeding their expectations. Tamara has strong problem solving skills and is calm, cool and collected under pressure. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends, reading a great book on the beach and placing a bid on the ponies at the Saratoga Race Track!

JAMIE HELLESEN

Director

Need a healthy meal inspiration, Jamie is your girl! She spends every Sunday meal prepping for the entire week and we all like to take inspiration from what she brings in for lunch each day.

Jamie Hellesen joined Corinthian Events in April 2013 with more than ten years' experience in the event planning industry. Her background encompasses wedding planning, restaurant management, and destination management, and she spent over six years as an account manager at a large Florida-based DMC. Jamie is a New Englander at heart – she grew up in Southern New Hampshire – and is excited to be continuing her work in destination management here in Boston. Clients will notice her impeccable organization and detail, and she makes multi-tasking under pressure look like a breeze. When she's taking a break from the logistics of your event, Jamie enjoys working out, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and traveling the globe to visit family and friends.

JENNIFER LOGAN

Director

Did you know? Jennifer spent 8 months living on a dairy farm in 2012 in The Berkshires as a cheese maker – she was in charge of making their bloomy rind and fresh cheeses!

Jennifer Logan joined Corinthian Events in September 2013 with 12 years of industry experience ranging event planning and business management to hotels and catering. She has a deep love for all things gastronomy; Jennifer went to culinary school, loves menu design and planning, and is even working on earning a Master's in Gastronomy from Boston University. While she was raised as a Bengals fan, she's learned to like the Pats ever since moving from the Midwest to Boston for her undergrad – she earned a Bachelor's in Business from Northeastern in 2002, focusing on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. She has been event planning since college, and her knowledge and creativity will make her an invaluable asset to all of our clients here at CE. Outside of work, you might bump into Jennifer on one of her long walks around the city, enjoying oysters and Belgian beers, or skiing and snowshoeing in Killington, VT.

CLAUDIA HANKOWSKI

Senior Event Manager

Fun Fact? Claudia loves fishing and tries to go as often as possible! "Striped bass fishing in Boston is unreal during the summer!"

Claudia's passion for events began when she was just a toddler, watching fashion shows being put together from the ground up in her hometown, Milan, Italy. When she was 18, she decided to leave Italy, and pursue her event planning dreams and attended Boston University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. Claudia began her career as a Wedding Planner and then worked for a Boston-based Destination Management Company. Her upbringing and experience is a valuable asset to Corinthian Events: she is also fluent in 4 languages (French, Spanish, Italian and English)! When she's not wedding pinteresting or fantasizing about her next event's décor, you can find her whipping up a delicious Italian meal for her husband and friends, cardio kick-boxing at the gym, superfan-ing at a Bruins game, or looking up recipes featuring her favorite: Nutella, of course!

DAWN MOGARDO

Senior Event Manager

The one thing she can't live without? Cake. She plans to have at least five kinds at her wedding.

Dawn joined Corinthian Events in September of 2016 with experience planning both large and small scale events. Having started working in events during one of her coops at Northeastern University, she realized her passion for events and has never looked back. Dawn's organizational skills and attention to detail will keep your event on track, and she prides herself on always doing the best she can for her clients. Her favorite parts of events are working with all different people throughout the planning process, and then seeing the final event come to life onsite. She thinks there is no better feeling than when you are at an event and see all of the pieces come together successfully. Outside of work, you can find Dawn trying new restaurants around the city, spending time with family and friends, looking up healthy recipes to make at home, or planning her next vacation!

Hanna Demirjian

Event Manager

Hanna has played slow pitch softball for over 20 years and has been on 4 teams at one time!

Hanna's event planning career was inspired by a college mentor's suggestion to “be a face for problems." After encouragement to leave hometown Nashville, TN and head to Boston for graduate school in communications and PR, Hanna's friends and professors finally convinced her that her love for creating fantastic experiences could be channeled into her profession. She thrives on creativity, challenges and positivity, all important to the success of her events. Hanna developed her event planning foundation for two years managing large-scale public events and intimate corporate events in Greater Boston before joining Corinthian in the fall of 2017. In her free time, Hanna can be found training as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent with workout classes and superhero films, or cheering on the Crimson Tide at the Alabama bar with her southern kin. Roll Tide!

MARJORIE SCARFF

Event Manager

Fun Fact – Marjorie has danced since she was 3! Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are her spirit animals.

Marjorie joined the Corinthian team with over five years of experience in the Boston event industry. A local to the Boston area, Marjorie loves to help clients enjoy all her city has to offer. A fan of logistics and details, her love for planning began on the stage, working backstage for live theater and events around New England. Now in event management, Marjorie believes true collaboration is what helps when developing creative events and building strong relationships. Working with great clients and awesome vendors to create and execute incredible events is what makes it exciting to come into work everyday. Outside of work, you can find Marjorie enjoying a craft brew on a Vermont road trip, or soaking up the sun on a beach or maybe a sailboat.


SHIRA BRANDT

Event Manager

Free time? Shira is a huge Dave Matthews Band fan! She has seen him in concert 18 times (and counting)!


Shira Brandt found her passion in event planning back in 7th grade with her Bat Mitzvah. Since those days, she's graduated from University of Maryland in College Park with a bachelor's Degree in Communications and has jumped into the hospitality industry with both feet. Shira's favorite parts of events are seeing the client's reaction once everything has come together and the excitement behind the planning process. Outside of work, you can find Shira at a country concert or her favorite, Dave Matthews and exploring everything the city (and its outskirts) has to offer, from hiking local waterfalls to a Red Sox game, she's never still for long. Whether its fishing on the Cape or skiing in Upstate New York, Shira is always on the move.


Emmy Lumasag

Event Manager

Emmy knows every word to every song on every Backstreet Boys album. Even the ones that came out after their 1998-2002 reign.

Emyline (Emmy) shipped up to Boston from Connecticut in 2011 where she attended Suffolk University and hasn't left since. With experience working in hospitality, weddings and DMC's, she brings a well-rounded skill-set to the table. Her passion for event planning and production stems from her love for the performing arts. She often compares event planning to choreographing a performance, saying that a performance is like an event – it takes months of practice (or planning) for just 2 minutes on stage (or 4 hours at a venue). Emmy remembers this philosophy through the entire planning process. Her “practice makes perfect" attitude leads her when planning the “perfect" event. During her free time, Emmy enjoys trying new restaurants, attending concerts and binge watching How I Met Your Mother.


Danielle Gabai

Event Manager

Danielle loves to travel! One of her absolute favorite trips was hang-gliding and canyon jumping in Switzerland.

Originally from New Jersey, Danielle joined the Corinthian team with almost a decade of the experience in the hospitality industry. A James Madison University graduate with a degree in Business and Hospitality, Danielle has continued to pursue her passion for event planning and design by working with nonprofit and corporate clients across New England. Danielle's favorite parts of events are the creativity of the design process and getting to know people from all over the world. Outside of the office Danielle likes to go to concerts, explore outdoors, and taste-test as much ice cream as possible.

MAUREEN PETERSON

Castle Venue Manager

Maureen is a true “citizen of the world" and her new favorite word is “fernweh" (n.) wanderlust; a strong or irresistible impulse to travel, a longing for far off places.

Maureen took her undergraduate degree in Sociology and planned on pursuing her MSW and becoming a counselor but a 4 month back packing trip following graduation changed her course. She returned home determined to find a job that would allow her to work and live overseas. She spent the next 10 years doing just that; first working for an international charter company in Ireland, Scotland, Venezuela and Spain, and then with her husband, Mike working for a local Boston Travel Company operating their ground operations in Mexico, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland. After the birth of her daughter they transitioned back to the U.S. and Maureen worked the next 15 years in a consultant capacity splitting her time between operating domestic and international meetings and incentives and working locally in Boston with DMC's. Maureen has worked with Corinthian Events since they first opened their doors and is so excited to now become a part of their full-time team.

THERESA LAMKIN

Registration and Technology

Long before Pitch Perfect, Theresa sang with her college a cappella group, the Mount Holyoke College V-8s. A love that never dies.

Theresa Lamkin has a passion for technology and a background in non-profit fundraising. Her understanding of event needs is combined with a unique ability to leverage technology to meet those needs. She has the capacity to translate concepts into ideal high-tech solutions while explaining them in non-technical terms. From preliminary requirements to post event analytics, Theresa's extensive attention to detail shines through in her client interactions. When free from the computer screen, there is nothing Theresa loves more than exploring the North with her 3 children.

MATTHEW GENTLE

Production Coordinator & Assistant Castle Venue Manager

Matthew has been playing music in one form or another all his life, and has toured with bands across 3 countries!

Matthew Gentle joined Corinthian Events in August 2015. He hails from Philadelphia, PA and holds a Bachelors in Film and Media Arts and a minor in Business and Admin from Temple University. Matt couples strong management skills with a deep sense of creativity - talents he has built while working on major film sets, managing Guitar Center warehouses, touring with bands, and handling inventory for an auction house. Matthew is a pro at handling complicated logistics, and is responsible for sourcing, packing, and delivering event decor along with coordinating vendors and event set-up / breakdown. Beyond his event management skills, Matt also brings a strong background in photography, videography, and graphic design. When he's not at the office, he is currently the lead guitar player in his band 'Wonder City', and he loves both rock climbing and bicycling.

ANGELA JACOB

Graphic Design & Social Media Manager

Fun fact? Angela is bilingual, fluent in Malayalam, a dialect of her South Indian heritage.

It's was clear from a young age Angela's passion was in the arts. Her family would say she started her graphic design career as a toddler making masterpieces on any surface she could. After perfecting her skills at Simmons College, Angela started her design career in trade show design. This is where her passion for event design became evident. Learning as much as she could, she continued her career at two large global media corporations prior to joining the team in March of 2018. Beyond her graphic design skills, Angela thrives on creativity, engagement and strategy, helping her to be a social media expert. Out of the office, Angela's interests range far and wide. You can find her relaxing with a paint brush, hiking a mountain, or zooming down a roller coaster. Angela is always ready to push her limits and take a chance!


VICTORIA PACHE

Event Coordinator

Fun Fact: Victoria is an avid fencer and competed her way to nationals once!


Victoria's love for planning and logistics began at a young age when she planned her own 7th birthday party (with the help of her mother of course). A Boston University graduate with a degree in Political Science and Business Administration, Victoria's interests are vast to say the least. Having lived across the world and learned multiple languages, Victoria has a friendly and warm personality and can strike up a conversation with anyone. When she is not in the office, you can find her DIYing ideas from Pinterest, exploring the city, shopping, or dinning out with friends and her boyfriend Derek.


PERRY BURNHAM

Event Assistant

Fun Fact: Perry loves to travel! Her favorite spot so far is Cinque Terre, Italy


A true New Englander, Perry grew up in a shipyard; constantly around the hustle and bustle right in her backyard, she has always had a drive to set and achieve goals. Her passion for events landed her with six internships throughout her college career—from nonprofit fundraising at Joslin Diabetes Center to cocktail parties in Florence, Italy. Perry is always ready for a new challenge, as long as it allows her to be creative! Outside of the office you can find Perry riding her beach cruiser along the Charles, walking her dog, with her nose in a great book, or all three at once!


KATELYN BELLINA

Event Assistant

For years Katelyn worked as a historical tour guide at the famous Ringwood Manor. Did you know previous resident, Peter Cooper, was the inventor of the American steam locomotive and JELLO?

A native of New Jersey, Katelyn joined the Corinthian Events team in May of 2018 after working as an intern the summer before. Katelyn came to Massachusetts to pursue a degree in event management at Lasell College. Her passion to help others has driven her since a very young age, always striving to provide the best quality of work. In high school Katelyn realized her passion for logistics and running events after planning a three day summer carnival in her hometown. Katelyn has been part of managing over 100 events so far in her college career. The events have ranged from award ceremonies, blood drives, festivals, to a whole learning symposium for which she won the coveted Lasell Bowl Award! In her free time, she loves to go to the gym, hike mountains, and travel.




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