Our Team

Kalsey Beach

president

The power of events is incredible – – so is the impact of a wonderful team! I have loved being a part of thousands of events that impact our community for the greater good!

I am in my element when on-site at an event juggling all the logistics or coming up with a creative solution to an event curveball. I also love to weave the event goals and mission into the event experience in meaningful ways. Collaborating with our clients is such a joy!
 
Outside of Do Good Events, I love exploring the Twin Cities and new restaurants with my husband, spending time outside with our daughter, Kenley, on the lake or at the park and making memories with friends and family!
 
  • What is your DGE super power: This is tough! I am able to negotiate contracts to create a win-win for our clients and vendor partners…and navigate the waters of a small business with a lot of wonderful personalities under one roof!
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card? Tough choice – maybe a place like Macys so I could purchase something for every room of the house and my closet!
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: I have been lucky to do quite a few – skydive, surf, bungee jump, scuba dive the barrier reef, run the Boston Marathon, eat my way through Italy!
  • One thing still on it: Visit Iguazu Falls in South America!
ABOUT KALSEY

Hannah Hegman

Director of Experience
After many years in the non-profit event space, I have come to know that events are my jam. I have had the opportunity to work with amazing companies and nonprofits to raise funds, strengthen the awareness of their brand, and build community. I am thrilled to be on this power team at Do Good Events  who are leading the way in innovative events that impact our community. I love the way we value partnership at Do Good Events and the passion that our team brings to every project. When I am working on an event, I know the stakes are high and I am determined to bring my best to every aspect of the event in order to elevate it and bring the experience to the next level.

I thrive on the unique challenges that each event presents and doing whatever it takes to strategize, organize, and execute to overcome these challenges. I am energized by the excitement, business, and unique character of events. Living in my strengths is extremely important to me in my everyday life and I am blessed to have found a career that allows me to do this every day.

 When I am not working on the next big event, you will find me spending time with my husband, Dana, and our kids, Titus and Chapel. My happy place is anytime spent on the lake, camping, or biking. When the winter keeps me indoors, I will spend hours putting together puzzles, watching movies, and enjoying copious amounts of apple cider and tea.
 
  • What is your DGE super power: My super power is taking my clients dreams, pinterest boards, and pie in the sky ideas and helping them realize that it CAN be a reality with just a little but of creative thinking.
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card?  Does it have to be an one place?!?! I could easily go wild at a Home Depot or do some major shoe shopping at Opitz – or just let me loose on AMAZON!
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: To run a destination 1/2 marathon before I turn 30 – Honolulu Hapalua 2018
  • One thing still on it: Hike Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon
  • Something you should know: I am chainsaw, jackhammer and forklift certified, so whatever your event throws at me, “I got this”!
ABOUT HANNAH

Lainey Rodgers

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

An internship in college provided my first glimpse into the world of event planning. After that, I was hooked. The thrill of event day is like no other! My background is filled with success in large spectator events, client services and sponsorship activation. It’s been an adventure working with a variety of organizations and wonderful people.

I’m so delighted to be part of the Do Good Events team and contribute to the high standard of event execution we pride ourselves on event after event.

Outside the fast paced world of event planning, I like to slow things down by spending time with my husband and two kids. We like to stay active with our CrossFit gym and various kid activities. I love to be outside (nature is my friend) and if I have some alone time it’s usually spent reading.

  • What is your DGE super power: Organizing and arranging – making sure all the event pieces fit together perfectly.
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card? Lululemon. I’m so happy to live in the time of athleisure.
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: Skydiving, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
  • One thing still on it: Travel to Australia.
  • Something you should know: I can balance a 9 pound bowling ball on my head.
ABOUT LAINEY

Megan Garritty

Event & Marketing Coordinator

I found my passion for event planning early, when in high school I was motivated to plan a community 5k walk in support of children’s cancer research. Ever since then, I’ve taken every opportunity to be a part of events that come my way. I am excited to join the Do Good Events team: to immerse myself in the missions of our clients, and to be a part of an empowering group of women leaders.

I love events because no two days look the same. I am eager to wake up each day to new faces, new experiences, and the opportunity to help create lasting memories for everyone involved.

When I’m not organizing my to-do list or brainstorming ways to exceed our clients’ goals, I enjoy the thrill of airports and the calm of scrolling through Pinterest. The Office, razzles, and my dog are a few of my favorite things.

  • What is your DGE super power: Passion
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card? TJ Maxx/Homegoods
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: Study in another country (Spain!)
  • One thing still on it: Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Something you should know: I think my body is 60% coffee, not water

 

ABOUT MEGAN

Conor Romig

Event Assistant

I got my first taste of the event industry in college, and after that, I was hooked! I enjoy the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the event industry. Every day brings an exciting and new challenge. Nothing beats the thrill of an event day and seeing all of the pieces of the puzzle come together!

When I am not hard at work executing a client’s vision or attending an event in the Twin Cities, I enjoy spending time with friends, going to concerts, and watching the newest reality tv series!

  • What is your DGE super power: Adaptability
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card? Lululemon
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: Traveling to Australia
  • One thing still on it: Visit somewhere in South America
  • Something you should know: I live for coffee. I spend much of my time at various coffee shops around the twin cities.
ABOUT CONOR

Haley Lerner

Event Manager
I fell into the events world by accident, and quickly fell in love with the fast paced, creative and ever-changing nature of the industry. I have worked in many different capacities, including direct service facilitation, program development, management and fundraising, with several Twin Cities Based Non-Profits. My diverse professional background allows me to approach every event holistically, understanding how each part affects the whole. One of my favorite things about the event industry is that I get to help further the mission for each client through a personalized hands-on experience. As a tactile learner myself, I get so much joy from watching people interact with a cause first hand. I am so excited to continue this work as part of the Do Good Events Team! People would describe me as passionate and bold, both of which I like to bring to my events. I like to help people think outside the box and drive their mission in new and unique ways. One of my favorite things about events is watching the creative process unfold from start to finish, revealing new discoveries along the way. When I am not planning or executing an event, you can most likely find me in the kitchen whipping something up for my husband or all of my friends. Summer is my jam and I like to be outside as much as I can. I love running, grilling, walking around the lakes, camping, boating, literally anything that gives me sunshine!
  • What is your DGE super power: Positivity and optimism! I always believe there is a solution to every problem.
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card? TJMAXX or Nordstrom Rack
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia!
  • One thing still on it: Going on a safari through Kruger National Park
  • Something you should know: I grew up doing theater and may randomly breakout in song or talk in an accent 🙂
ABOUT HALEY

Katie Ressie

Event Manager

I got my first taste of the event industry in college, and after that, I was hooked! I enjoy the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the event industry. Every day brings an exciting and new challenge. Nothing beats the thrill of an event day and seeing all of the pieces of the puzzle come together!

When I am not hard at work executing a client’s vision or attending an event in the Twin Cities, I enjoy spending time with friends, going to concerts, and watching the newest reality tv series!

  • What is your DGE super power: Adaptability
  • Which store would you like to max out your credit card? Lululemon
  • One thing I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List: Traveling to Australia
  • One thing still on it: Visit somewhere in South America
  • Something you should know: I live for coffee. I spend much of my time at various coffee shops around the twin cities.
ABOUT CONOR