ROCKstar of the Month of September: Monica Peck

September’s ROCKstar of the Month is Monica Peck! In just 4 months, Monica has become an integral part of the team. She brings her positive attitude and eagerness to learn to her position as Office Administrator. Her focus is primarily on the ROCKstars that work here. Today though, we’re focusing on Monica and the awesome job she’s done so far with RTH!

“What I find rewarding about working at RTH is getting to know all the team members. I just really like the people here; every time you turn around someone has something funny to say. And I love learning new things! For example, the different programs we use and how RTH functions; I feel more knowledgeable. In the past, at the places I worked, I felt like I stopped learning. Here, I feel like I’ll never stop!” – Monica Peck, ROCKstar of the Month

Monica’s favorite memory so far has been a Monday Morning Meeting in which Matt, our CEO, gave each person lottery tickets. He had everyone scratch them off and gave them this message: “Your attitude affects everything you do. Win or lose, at least you had the chance to play, much like these lottery tickets.” It made a lasting impact on Monica and stays with her through her work.

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A Few Fun Facts About Monica Peck:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Bublé
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Artist: Tom Petty
    Song: “Drops of Jupiter” by Train
  • Favorite movie? What movie can’t I turn off if it’s on? Oh, definitely Titanic!
  • Favorite TV show? This Is Us
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Water
  • Favorite post-event snack? Ice Cream
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Nashville, Tennessee because it’s my favorite place to travel to. I love the atmosphere and the music environment.
  • What gives you energy? Iced coffee
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I really like the idea of flying. Awesome views, getting places fast, and you can go up there to get away and enjoy some comforting solitude. But, you can still come down and be with friends and family!
  • Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni and bacon
  • Do you have any pets? Yes! I have a German Shepherd named Sadie. She’s 10 months old and she’s HUGE. She has to be over 90 pounds I think. She loves to jump and swim in our pool. We had to close it down for the summer and she was sad, so we went and bought her a little plastic pool. I love her, I could go on and on about her but I’ll stop. 

“Monica has been with the company for four months; during that time, she has shown tremendous growth as she continues to learn about RTH and offer solutions to provide our internal clients (ROCKstars) with what they need to be successful. While the tasks take place behind the scenes, it’s the foundation being set that will continue to help us grow and scale as a company.” – Amy Van Duyne, Vice President, Operations

Monica says some of the best things she’s gained working at Rock The House have been knowledge and some friends too! “And most importantly, something to look forward to coming into every day. I’m excited to come to work!”

When Monica isn’t ROCKing her administrative duties, you can often find her performing with her cover band. She’s been drawn to the entertainment business in both her personal and professional life for as long as she can remember, which is why working at Rock The House Entertainment was a no brainer. You can also find this singer/performer spending a lot of time with her pup, Sadie! 

Congratulations to Monica on being September’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Monica to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of August: Nick Alder

August’s ROCKstar of the Month is Nick Alder! You can find Nick’s friendly face at many of our events as a Photo Host! He’s always ready to help our guests celebrate their special days, and we couldn’t be happier to call him this month’s ROCKstar.

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“I know this is a frequent answer amongst my RTH teammates but my favorite part of working at RTH is truly the people. Working with so many awesome people and making events ROCK the way that we do is what I enjoy most. I find it so rewarding making our clients happy. It’s a great feeling, as a photo host, to hand over the scrapbook at the end of the night and see the smiles on their faces as they look at the memories from the night.” – Nick Alder, ROCKstar of the Month

Nick began working at Rock The House about 4 years ago. He had gone to high school with both Sean Tyrrell and Jeremy Guffin, two of our awesome tech ROCKstars. They kept telling Nick that with his theater background he would be a great asset to the team and he’d really love working in the live events industry. It took him about two years, but he finally joined the Rock The House team. And, as he says, the rest is history!

 

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A Few Fun Facts About Nick Alder:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? Not gonna lie, it’s “Baby Shark” or “What Does the Fox Say?”
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Growing up it was always The Hamptons, and now it’s Daft Punk
  • Favorite movie? Depends on my mood; it’s between Fight Club and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Favorite TV show? Agents of Shield
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Apple
  • Favorite post-event snack? A beer
  • Favorite animated character? Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach
  • Biggest fear? Heights
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? New York City – the energy the city has! I haven’t traveled out of Ohio much but after seeing NYC on the TV all the time, finally getting to visit was so surreal!
  • How do you take your coffee? Black with 3 sugars
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Superintelligence, because I could find my way out of any problem.

“Being dubbed ROCKstar of the Month is overdue for Nick. He wants to work, wants to learn more, wants to be here. He’s the ultimate team player. Nick is always ready to help out the team; if he’s available you know he’ll be there. He’s really grown into the role of photo host and gained confidence in it. I know when he’s staffed on an event he will go above and beyond to make sure everything is done right. He is someone we can depend on.” – Kristen Milius, Photo Manager

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Nick recounts the beginning of his journey with RTH. Around the time he first started, he worked a wedding at Grays Armory in downtown Cleveland. After the event, he handed the bride and groom their scrapbook with all the photos from their photo booth. He says they looked at him and said, “It felt like you belonged here, like we invited you to our wedding.” It’s a special memory he’ll always remember.

When he isn’t ROCKing his role as a photo host, Nick can be found working his full-time job. In between balancing both jobs, you can find him playing video games and/or Dungeons and Dragons. 

Congratulations to Nick on being August’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Nick to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of July: Garrett Beck

July’s ROCKstar of the Month is Garrett Beck! Garrett is one of the newest members of the RTHAV production team, but he’s quickly become a driving force of positivity throughout the warehouse and brings that energy to everyone he works with, and every event he works on.

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“My favorite part of being on the Rock The House team is the more social atmosphere added to the corporate atmosphere. It’s so much more than speakers in a room; we get to be the hype men for our events. It’s about making sure the guests have a great time and we put on an awesome event for them.” – Garrett Beck, ROCKstar of the Month

Despite only being with RTH for about 6 months, he’s worked many of our more elaborate events and has done an amazing job on all of them. His favorite? A huge “mega-mitzvah” held at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. He enjoyed that it brought so many of our team members together for one event. Plus, everyone had a chance to go all out with their performances, costumes, and production elements that night.

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A Few Fun Facts About Garrett Beck:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Toxic” by Britney Spears
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Blink-182
  • Favorite movie? The 13th Warrior
  • Favorite TV show? Westworld
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Red Bull
  • Favorite post-event snack? Taco Bell
  • Biggest fear? Being stranded somewhere
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. It’s an island that used to be unreachable during certain times of the year because of the water-level covering the causeway. There’s a fortress on top of it, and back in the day soldiers would get stuck in quicksand trying to storm it. It was a virtually impenetrable fortress, and really awesome to see in person.
  • How do you take your coffee? Straight black
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Telekinesis, because it would make load-ins and load-outs much quicker.

“Garrett has not only taken on his role of Video Specialist but has also found time to work as an audio engineer and stepped up to assist with some internal audio training. Additionally, he’s been training new and existing team members, making suggestions for equipment to help our team improve, and offering his knowledge to problem solve. He’s willing to share his wealth of knowledge and skills with everyone and we are so happy to have him as part of our team.” – Tricia Adams, Production Assistant

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Garrett and his family have had a long history in the event/entertainment industry. His grandfather was in a band and had a recording studio at his home in Texas. His father was a roadie for that very band and always enjoyed music. He made sure to make music and performance a huge part of Garrett’s life as well. For him, it felt like a natural calling to go into the events industry.

Garrett enjoys working with everyone at RTH because they’re all so appreciative of each other and ready to get the job done and get it done right. When he’s not producing incredible events with the team, you can find him at Medieval combat competitions, working with the animals at his in-laws’ farm, or playing video games.

Congratulations to Garrett on being July’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Garrett to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

 

ROCKstar of the Month of June: Anthony Jamison

June’s ROCKstar of the Month is Anthony Jamison! Anthony gives his talents to the Rock The House team in our entertainment division as both a dancer and a DJ. He has worked for the RTH team for about 4 years and always brings energy & passion to his work!

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“I feel like the biggest thing I’ve gained from RTH is confidence. I still have my moments, but my level of confidence is way up. With DJing and dancing, I’ve learned to do it more for the love of it instead of just to impress people. Learning from my teammates at Rock The House has really helped me become more confident as a performer.” – Anthony Jamison, ROCKstar of the Month

Anthony says his favorite thing about being on the RTH team is being able to work with and learn from so many different people with so many unique backgrounds. Every time he works, he learns new dance moves from other dancers. He also learns from DJ Flightz and Nick while they’re DJing by watching them and how they read the crowd. He also loves the friendships and bonds he’s gained at Rock The House.

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A Few Fun Facts About Anthony Jamison:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls
  • Favorite song and/or artist? “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (Jack Wins Remix)
  • Favorite movie? Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse
  • Favorite TV show? Bob’s Burgers
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Fruit snacks – I can eat 5 bags before a show.
  • Favorite post-event snack? Oatmeal cream pies
  • Favorite animated character? Kakashi from Naruto
  • Biggest fear? Water
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Florence, Italy
  • How do you take your coffee? I don’t actually drink coffee; I’m a big apple and orange juice drinker. I’ll always have a couple of those in my bag for shows.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation – I always have something going on last minute that causes me to be slightly on time or slightly late to everything. So, if I could just pop up and be on time that would be better for everyone.

“Anthony has always been an extremely talented individual and the growth he has shown over the last few years is a testament to the hard work and dedication he’s put into his craft to grow not only professionally but personally as well. At events, Anthony simply knows how to entertain. He is always loved by our clients and is one of our most requested dancers. I’m truly proud to have Anthony on our team and always look forward to having him on the events I work. His abilities and skills are a true asset to the overall quality of the entertainment aspect of our events.” – Nick Duvé, General Manager, Entertainment Division

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His love for dance is what attracted him to the live events industry. Anthony said he once did a performance for a Latin community group of kids and the next year they were asked back to perform. When he came back, some of the children came up to him and told him that after they saw him, they were inspired. Many said they realized that they had to change some of their behaviors in order to work on their talents and pursue a dream of dance too. Anthony said that’s when he decided to pursue dance as a career and loves that this industry gives him a platform to reach out to people in a positive way.

When he’s not at RTH, Anthony enjoys walking his dog Tequila, watching anime, and playing competitive video games. In his own words, he says he’s generally a bit of a homebody.

Congratulations to Anthony on being June’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Anthony to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of May: Lauren McMichael

May’s ROCKstar of the Month is Lauren McMichael! Lauren is what we like to call the “brains of the operation.” As Client Coordinator, she works behind the scenes to make sure all our events go smoothly in advance of them being executed. She keeps the office organized and running efficiently to ensure we stay on top of our game at all times!

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“What I find rewarding about working at Rock The House is the fact that everything we do affects someone’s life, and often it’s the biggest day of their lives! Between weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, even some of the end-of-life celebrations we do, we are affecting people in a big way. Our company makes a lasting impression on our clients forever, and I get to be a part of that.” – Lauren McMichael, ROCKstar of the Month

She really loves the live events industry because it’s exciting and there’s never a dull moment. “I’ve worked in many industries, like retail, child-care, and a few others, but this one is always so fresh and different. I’m always learning something new.” She’s actually always been surrounded by this exciting environment as her mother plans weddings. Now, as Client Coordinator for RTH, Lauren gets to make a big impact on clients every single day just like her mother does!

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A Few Fun Facts About Lauren McMichael:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? The Sing soundtrack
  • Favorite song and/or artist? My favorite artist is India.Arie
  • Favorite movie? So many – The Waitress and The Lion King
  • Favorite TV show? Any kind of cooking show – I watch them all! When I retire I think I’m just going to cook and bake a ton.
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Skittles
  • Favorite post-event snack? McDonald’s
  • Favorite cartoon character? Tweety Bird
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Huntington Beach, California
  • How do you take your coffee? Black
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Be invisible – not only could I hide from my children, but then I could disappear and reappear whenever I wanted to.

“Lauren has done a superb job keeping the team on track with event assets and has also been willing to pick up additional responsibilities to be a team player and help us reach our overall goals. Not only does Lauren prep each and every binder and bookbag that goes out for events, during the past couple months Lauren has also assisted in planning the MayZone Saturday fun nights. I am so proud of her growth and can’t wait to see her continue to provide more knowledge and expertise to make our team stronger!” – Amy Van Duyne, Vice President, Operations

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Though she’s normally behind her desk at the office, Lauren also works as one of our on-site photo hosts as well, which has allowed her to get more hands-on experience with our events. Lauren’s favorite event so far has been Metro 2017 because it was the first time she was able to get involved with a large event. She learned a lot, and she was able to see a lot of the work she does during the week get executed on site to make the conference run smoothly.

When not at Rock The House, Lauren has two beautiful children that she says she “actually enjoys hanging out with and taking to the park.” When given the chance, she’s always open to napping or getting ice cream as well.

Congratulations to Lauren on being May’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Lauren to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of April: Kristen Milius

April’s ROCKstar of the Month is Kristen Milius! She began at RTH as a photo host and has worked up to be our awesome Photo Manager! Kristen always brings new ideas to the table and continues to improve the department’s efficiency, technology, and training resources. We are lucky to have her guidance and creativity at the forefront of the RTH Photo Department.

“It’s really awesome getting to be a part of something bigger than myself and watching our events come together. Guests are always so appreciative and I enjoy seeing them have a good time. I especially love working at non-profits events. Knowing the event we’re working hard for is for a good cause makes it twice as worth it.” – Kristen Milius, ROCKstar of the Month

After studying photography at Kent State University, Kristen joined the RTH team as a photo host. Each day and event is different here and she loves that. “I’m able to spread my wings and take risks but know they have my back at the same time.”

A Few Fun Facts About Kristen Milius:

  1. Favorite guilty pleasure song? Anything by Kesha
  2. Favorite song and/or artist? Blink-182
  3. Favorite movie? It depends on my mood, but I’m a big Keira Knightley fan; Pride and Prejudice is probably my favorite
  4. Favorite TV show? Gilmore Girl
  5. Favorite post-event snack? Drinks with friends
  6. Favorite animated character? Ariel from The Little Mermaid
  7. Biggest fear? Falling from extreme heights
  8. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? I studied abroad in Florence, Italy and I loved it, can’t wait to go back
  9. How do you take your coffee? Black
  10. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I would instantly go from one place to another so I can travel all over the world

Kristen’s growth has covered so many facets of her job here. When Kristen started at RTH in May of 2014 as a photo host she instantly found a passion for the job but was still younger and newer to the world of event photography. Over the past 5 years with the company and in the past few years as the Photo Department Manager, it’s been wonderful to see her grow. She’s grown in areas such as staff development, as she has built one of the tightest and best-trained teams within the company, and product development, as a part of the acquisition team and roll out of new products within the department. – Ryan Konikoff, Chief Operating Officer

Kristen has worked at RTH for about 5 years now, so she’s seen some spectacular events. Her recent favorite was the NRP event in which she had the opportunity to visit San Antonio for the first time and create a photo mosaic, which was one of our most technically advanced and customizable photo experiences to date. Getting the chance to travel to new places and be pushed out of her comfort zone are just a couple of the many things that Kristen loves about working at RTH!

When she’s not at Rock The House, you can find her cuddling with her pup, Jax, or wedding planning (she recently got engaged to one of our technicians, Sean!) We are all so excited for Kristen’s upcoming nuptials, and many of us are wondering what photo experience she’ll choose for her own wedding!

Congratulations to Kristen on being April’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like her to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of March: Jeremy Guffin

March’s ROCKstar of the Month is Jeremy Guffin! Jeremy started out with Rock The House as a load-in/load-out team member and, through hard work and dedication, has worked all the way up to being a Project Manager. He’s a creative individual who loves working here because every day is different and he thinks his coworkers are awesome!

“At first, I just needed a job, but I stayed in the event industry because it’s a dynamic environment and it’s always changing. I love that I’m never bored! I find it so rewarding that before, during, and after the events we produce, I get to see the smiles on clients’ and guests’ faces because of what our team has done.” – Jeremy Guffin, ROCKstar of the Month

In Jeremy’s 6.5 years of working at Rock The House, he’s been involved with many different events in a few different roles. Among his favorites are the AAble After Party, S.W.A.P. (Students With A Purpose) event, State Chem event, Industry: The Product Conference, and Zippity Zoo Doo. When asked why these are his favorite events, he said he loves these ones especially because he had the opportunity to be very creative in his design. Any chance to be expressive and technical is his forte!

A Few Fun Facts About Jeremy Guffin:

  1. Favorite guilty pleasure song? Anything by Taylor Swift
  1. Favorite song and/or artist? Foo Fighters
  1. Favorite movie? Christmas Vacation
  1. Favorite TV show? Ozark
  1. Favorite pre-event snack? Chipotle
  1. Favorite post-event snack? Usually, leftovers because nothing else is open that late
  1. Favorite cartoon character? Cartman from South Park
  1. Biggest fear? There’s not much I’m afraid of; I’d go skydiving with snakes on a plane into a volcano right now.
  1. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? I’ve been to a lot of places, but Toronto was probably the coolest. It was so culturally diverse! You can visit 20 different places in one day and bus passes are cheap so it was easy and fun!
  1. How do you take your coffee? With coffee in it
  1. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Turning water into coffee

“Jeremy continues to challenge himself and those around him to do better and learn more. He is always looking for better ways to serve our customers and make our technicians job in the field as easy and efficient as can be.” – Ryan Durfee, Production Manager

When he’s not at Rock The House, he can be found playing with his dog Roxie (ask for pictures if you get the chance) or enjoying the outdoors with his fiancé. If he’s not traveling for work, he’s often traveling to perform with the barbershop chorus he’s a part of, The Men of Independence.

The biggest things Jeremy feels he’s gained from working at Rock The House are confidence and leadership skills. We believe that’s exactly what makes Jeremy such an awesome team member to work with and produce ROCKin’ events with!

Congratulations to Jeremy on being March’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like him to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

March Madness AV Rentals

The recent time change may have thrown us off a tad, but it hasn’t dissuaded our March Madness excitement! In just a couple days, Selection Sunday will signal the start of the tournament. Are you ready for it?

Throwing creative, customized events is our thing here at RTH; we love rocking weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events, non-profits, and many, many more. But did you know that we do audio visual rentals too? Whether you’re planning a phenomenal March Madness viewing party or an exciting basketball-themed mitzvah, the RTHAV team has you covered!

If you’re thinking, “I don’t know anything about audio visual rentals,” don’t panic! Our team of highly-trained professionals can help you choose the right AV rentals for any event. With the increasing amount of people coming into your business for these tournament games, you’ll need to be prepared. If your sports bar or restaurant needs a bit of an upgrade to accommodate this, you can add more monitors and speakers to allow accessible viewing and listening to all your patrons. Wanna go bigger? With LED panels that can be configured to any size, you can give your guests a front row seat to all the on-screen action.

Hosting the party at your house? If that’s more your style, let us help you craft a smaller-scale production with our cutting-edge audio visual rentals. We can install state-of-the-art surround-sound in your home to make your partygoers feel like they’re sitting in the stands watching the game. If you want to be “a part of the action,” Rock Shots, the ultimate basketball pop-a-shot rental, is a fantastic go-to. You can watch your favorite team play as you engage in your own friendly competition with your guests during half-time. It’s a great way to ensure that your guests are entertained even when the action stops on the screen. It’s just another way we do it right and make it ROCK for our clients!           

Need help planning your ROCKin’ get together? Let Rock The House Audio Visual be your guide as we take your party to the next level! Contact us today to secure all your AV rental needs.

ROCKstar of the Month of February: Kyle Kloetzly

Our February ROCKstar of the Month is Kyle Kloetzly! Kyle is a big picture thinker with thorough attention to detail. As Corporate Account Manager, he’s always thinking about each piece of the puzzle and how they all come together to execute a successful event. Though he’s only been on the RTH team for about 5 months, he’s been an ambitious and innovative team member whom others can rely on to make incredible things happen.

“My favorite part about being on the Rock The House team is that I get to be creative. I get to work with some truly imaginative people and we get to put that talent into the work we do for our clients. We partner with some really fantastic organizations that are doing great things in the community, so to help them achieve those goals and their mission is so rewarding. Seeing it all come together is an awesome experience for us.” –Kyle Kloetzly, February ROCKstar of the Month

A Few Fun Facts About Kyle:

  1. Favorite guilty pleasure song? My wife has me listening to The Greatest Showman soundtrack. There isn’t one song from it I could pick, I just find myself randomly listening to it all on occasion.
  2. Favorite song and/or artist? “Hotel California” by The Eagles
  3. Favorite movie? Return of the Jedi
  4. Favorite TV show? The Office
  5. Favorite pre-event snack? Pretzels
  6. Favorite post-event snack? I find myself going to Taco Bell all the time
  7. Favorite cartoon character? Boris Hauntley, he’s the dad character from Vampirina which I watch with my daughter. Very fitting for me!
  8. Biggest fear? Snakes
  9. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? My wife and I went to Grenada, an island in the Caribbean, for our honeymoon and that was really cool and different
  10. How do you take your coffee? Just straight up with some cream
  11. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I would find a way to clone myself to do multiple things. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done, so this would eliminate the problem!

“Kyle’s grown by learning as much as possible, as quickly as possible. He’s a sponge and almost never makes the same mistake twice. He’s crushed every goal we’ve put in front of him. He is truly a ROCKstar. He has an affinity for our clients and takes amazing care of them. He’s responsive, attentive, and most of all, builds solutions with their needs in mind.” – Matt Radicelli, Founder/CEO

When Kyle was younger, he never saw himself going into the live-events field but, now that he’s in this industry he loves it! His favorite event so far has been the Allstate Conference because the team was able to put together unique planning elements and be very creative. It gave him the chance to work with and utilize the full power of the Rock The House team on all sides of the project. In the end, the team put on an amazing event and the client was really happy!

When he’s not here working to produce another spectacular event, Kyle can be found running after his 1-year-old daughter or spending time with his wife. If he isn’t doing that, he’s most likely watching sports (he’s a big Detroit Red Wings fan!) or spending time with his dog.

Congratulations to Kyle on being February’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Kyle to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of January: Kirby Schmieding

January’s ROCKstar of the Month is Kirby Schmieding! Though Kirby is newer to Rock The House, she has already made a big impact on the team and in her role as a Photo Host. Whether she’s spreading positivity to her teammates or stepping up to take on new tasks, she is always putting her best self forward at RTH!

“I like working at RTH because everyone is so nice and it’s such a fun job! My favorite thing is going to new events every week and doing a different thing. You get to broaden your horizons and I really like that.” – Kirby Schmieding, ROCKstar of the Month

While she began working at Rock The House simply because she needed a job, it has now blossomed into much more than that. The ever-changing and exciting world of live events has allowed Kirby to learn new things and use different parts of her brain each and every day – which she loves.

A Few Fun Facts About Kirby Schmieding:

  1. Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Be Alright” by Dean Lewis because I just love Dean Lewis so much
  2. Favorite song and/or artist? Right now it’s one of my friend’s songs, “Lilac” by Joey Liechty
  3. Favorite movie? The Martian
  4. Favorite TV show? Outlander for sure
  5. Favorite post-event snack? If it’s super late, probably Taco Bell because it’s the only thing open. I am a vegetarian, so I can only eat like 3 things there, but it’s still so good.
  6. Biggest fear? Spiders
  7. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Australia for 3 weeks in 8th grade for a leadership program.
  8. How do you take your coffee? I don’t drink coffee. My favorite tea is all of them. Black tea has a little caffeine in that’s perfect for events.
  9. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Oh my gosh, I would be a shapeshifter because I could turn into a polar bear when it’s cold. And I could fly! That’d be so cool.

“Kirby hasn’t been at RTH very long but has immediately stepped up during busy season. She came to the photo department as an assistant, but her willingness to learn allowed her to quickly grow into working solo events. Her ability to take on new tasks and to do what’s necessary to get the job done has made her an asset to the team!– Kristen Milius, Photo Manager

Of all the events that she’s worked on, Kirby says her favorite was a corporate event on New Year’s Eve at Luxe Kitchen and Lounge because everyone was having so much fun! “After I take a photo, everyone is so excited to get their prints and have that fun takeaway from the events. And I like that, I like making everyone happy!”

When she’s not at RTH events, she can usually be found at The Houde School of Acting taking acting lessons and preparing to star in her next short film.

Congratulations to Kirby Schmieding on being January’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with rockstars like Kirby to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.