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WHO
WE ARE

Maven is a full service event production and design house in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Taking on a limited number of exclusive events per year allows Maven to provide a boutique event planning experience customized to each of our unique customers.

 

As event planners, coordinators, florists, and custom prop-designers we believe everyone deserves to have an event that leaves a lasting impression. Let us help you make it a reality.

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What makes us different

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We bring our cumulative knowledge of events from corporate, to non-profit, and weddings, always focusing on the guest experience above all else. Creating an unforgettable day starts with the experience above all else.

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With years of experience we know what questions to ask, what vendors to hire and all the little details that are easy to overlook. We offer customizable packages that cover everything from full service planning to day-of coordination.

ELOPEMENTS - WEDDINGS - PROPOSALS - ENGAGEMENT PARTIES - BRIDAL SHOWERS - REHEARSAL DINNERS - BACHELORETTE PARTIES - REHEARSAL DINNERS - ANNIVERSARIES - BIRTHDAY PARTIES - HOLIDAY PARTIES - CORPORATE EVENTS - FUNDRAISING EVENTS - BAR/BAT MITZVAHS - RETIREMENT PARTIES

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MEET THE MAVENS

KELLY BOLLIS

Owner & Creative Director

 

Kelly is the Owner and Creative Director at Maven. She ignited her passion for event planning while working for an international nonprofit – bringing her all around the world to plan events. Her background is in nonprofit fundraising and development, so she understands how to stretch a dollar to make a big impact. She enjoys the event planning process and helping people express themselves through all the details!

Anyone who knows her can tell you that she loves, love. Born on Valentine’s Day, she thought everyone appreciated when people fell in love and how they celebrated big moments as much as she did, but quickly realized she was a hopeless romantic and started planning weddings for those around her.

 

Her personal event planning philosophy is rooted in the guest experience and enjoys seeing the power an event can have on a person by striking that elusive balance between celebration and adrenaline rush. She gets the most joy seeing an entire crowd share an authentic moment that cannot be forgotten. When Kelly is not on the job, she’s eating her way through Minneapolis, traveling with her extremely handsome husband, taking care of her kids Monroe and Gigi, or spending time with family.

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YOUR TEAM //

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CLAIRE COONEY

Operations Manager

Claire is a Jane of all trades, and our unsung hero, helping keep us all organized at MAVEN. As a studio manager, office assistant, assistant production manager, decor manager, operations manager and the list goes on. The most genuine, kindhearted spirit, Claire's passion in life is her love for animals and helping people realize their true potential.

ISELIN DONALDSON

Director of Business Development

Iselin is a marketing strategist and all around good human. She effortlessly promotes positive community and growth in those around her, but she is also a killer cook, and a snappy dresser. Coming from a background in publishing, she approaches events in the scope of branding and innovation.

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RACHAEL BRUSHABER

Director of Floral and Design

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Rachael is our celebrated floral designer at the healm of MAVEN's floral team. She is responsible for building award winning custom installations in the industry and her floral acumen is changing the way we approach sustainable flower work and design.

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Rachel is a strong believer that the best weddings are the ones that wholeheartedly reflect YOU. Intention and authenticity are her favorite in events and everyday life too. You will find her happiest at the lake, with her son Jude or gathered around her beautifully styled dinner table.

RACHEL ROBLE

Senior Lead Coordinator

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STEPHANIE KOEHNE

Senior Lead Coordinator + Event Designer

Stephanie is defined by authenticity, and intentionality. She is hyper focused on client experience and leads with joy. As an active listener, experienced project manager, and quick problem solver, there is nothing she can’t handle when it comes to event planning. Catch her outside in the sunshine, drinking iced coffee, walking the lakes…and you just might get lucky enough to hear her infectious laugh!

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HEATHER TAMBORNINO

Lead Floral Designer

Heather is a naturally talented floral designer who is also a Trader Joes sign artist by day. She has an eye for design and creates meaningful flower arrangements that inspire others. When not being creative she is an avid rock climber, bouldering late into the night!

ABBY HERMAN

Senior Lead Coordinator

When she is not swinging for pars on a sunny day or hosting parties of her own, Abby’s focus is on making her client’s dreams into a reality. Her passion for weddings and seeing people in love has created a go-getter spirit, and she is always committed to making those around her feel taken care of.

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MAGGIE RUFE

Lead Coordinator

As a client-turned-employee, Maggie believes wholeheartedly in the MAVEN experience. She has always had a passion for events and is excited to share that with her Wedding clients.

Erin has worn many hats in event production. Her diverse experience is a gift to our clients, as she understands the nuances of a big event and she believes wholeheartedly in MAVEN's commitment to excellence.

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ERIN OHLAND

Senior Lead Coordinator

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MARY CATHERINE PENNY

Lead Coordinator

Coming from a corporate background in event planning, she knows that the guest experience is the most important part of an event. She loves seeing all of the details come together for each of her client’s unique weddings.

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MADELINE TSCHIDA

Assistant Coordinator

Madeline has a passion for events – from assisting with styling a beautiful tablescape to managing and coordinating a wedding experience. What do we love most about her? She instantly puts you at ease and has a genuinely pleasant nature.

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MATT BOLLIS

Installation Expert

Matt is a multi-talented designer and fabricator and never stops moving. He is the hardest working Maven on the team, often found early in the morning during set ups, and late at night during tear downs. Regardless of how many projects he has going on at once, he always delivers an exceptional product for our clients.

DEMETRE BRUMBY

Assistant Coordinator

You’ll always find Demetre with the biggest smile on his face while at any event. His passion for the event experience shines through in his work. When not at MAVEN designed events, Demetre works tirelessly behind the scenes at our Venue, The Neu Neu, as a Venue Manager. When not working, you can find him exploring the cities restaurant scene!

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MEGAN TICE

Assistant Coordinator

Megan is completely invested in making your special day one of the best days of your life, and we couldn’t be more thankful for her dedication to client joy! When not working, Megan can be found spending time with friends or perfecting the art of hospitality.

JORDAN ELTON FOSTER

Senior Lead Coordinator

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