ROCKstar of the Month of January: Stephanie Rose

January’s ROCKstar of the Month is Stephanie Rose! Stephanie began her career with RTH as our Director of First Impressions and in a short amount of time, she moved into the Marketing Assistant role, and then into the Marketing Manager role. Her ambitious attitude and can-do personality have taken her far and it’s no wonder why she’s become such an integral part of the team. After all her hard work in this very busy wedding show season, we’re happy to call Stephanie our ROCKstar of the Month!


“My favorite part of being on the RTH team? I will gladly join the bandwagon with my teammates and say that it’s the people. This is truly such a hardworking, hilarious bunch. Never in my life have I had coworkers who make me laugh this hard, push me to always be better, let me be my weird self, teach me when I don’t know what the heck lighting fixture I’m talking about, let me snuggle their office dogs when I’m anxious, and high five me when we succeed together… and that’s just in the events of a single day.”  – Stephanie Rose, ROCKstar of the Month

As Marketing Manager, she primarily works trade shows and non-profit events. But the most memorable event she’s ever worked was a celebration of life with the theme “Love is all there is.” Stephanie says, “It was the most beautiful memorial to a much-beloved woman. Our team had the honor of assisting with audiovisual needs and creating a scrapbook of memories from the night. It was a reminder of just how large a ripple can be created through simple love and kindness.” She feels this impactful event will stay with her forever.


A Few Fun Facts About Stephanie Rose:

  • Favorite song and/or artist? Song: “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie |  Artist: Real Estate
  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
  • Favorite movie? Pride and Prejudice
  • Favorite TV show? Veronica Mars
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Usually Uncrustables and/or microwave burritos from home
  • Favorite post-event snack? Probably the classic RTH answer: Taco Bell. As Marketing Manager, I should probably work on a sponsorship deal with them!
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? When I was young, my family and I went to a bioluminescent day in the Carribean. It reminded me of my favorite movie as a child, FernGully. In the movie, a fairy jumps through puddles that light up when touched. It was just like that on our vacation. That day had my sisters and I convinced that magic was real.
  • What gives you energy? Honestly, whenever I’m with my family playing games, throwing darts, and cracking each other up. Laughing with family and friends is what I find most energizing.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I definitely want to be able to fly – I’ve had reoccurring dreams since I was a kid about flying.
  • Favorite pizza topping? I know this is a very Popeye the Sailor answer, but spinach all the way.
  • Do you have any pets? No, I don’t. I wish. I’m very much a dog person and when Steve brings Frank and Blue into the office I just snuggle them and pretend they’re my dogs.

“January is a very busy time for the Marketing Department as on top of their normal responsibilities, they plan and execute the beginning of Wedding Show season. As Stephanie’s second year with these responsibilities, she has taken what she learned and applied it to provide the best possible experience for our clients. Stephanie continues to innovate and doesn’t rubber stamp any responsibilities. She has taken every effort to not only grow professionally but also personally and I’m very proud of her and her achievements so far!” – Amy Van Duyne, Partner & Vice President of Operations


Stephanie credits Rock The House in helping her grow in courage and build connections throughout the Cleveland community. “When I started, I was working at the front desk, assisting with sales, and not quite sure what the future would hold. The leadership team must have seen something I didn’t and opened the door for me to grow into my current role. As someone who is always “my own worst critic,” it has meant the world to have teammates that believe in and support me through new challenges and growing pains.”

When Stephanie is not at RTH leading the Marketing Department, she can be found exercising, working on her web coding skills, and taking care of her 30 house plants. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially playing board games together. 

Congratulations to Stephanie on being January’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Stephanie 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 December: Roger Davis Jr.

Congratulations to last month’s ROCKstar of the Month, Roger Davis Jr.! If you haven’t met Roger yet, that’s probably because he’s fairly new to RTH. He has now been a part of the team for 5 months as our Accounting Specialist. In this short amount of time, he has positively affected our team in spirit and efficiency. We are proud to call him December’s ROTM for all his hard work!


“My favorite part about being on the RTH team is the energy this team has. There’s always something fun happening in the office and the warehouse at any point and it’s contagious. I work in accounting, which is usually pretty drag, but in this industry, everything is fast in all facets. I love that because it’s helped me to be efficient and push the envelope in a short amount of time. Seeing this growth in myself has been really cool.” – Roger Davis Jr., ROCKstar of the Month

As an avid music lover, Roger was attracted to the live events industry for its entertainment and musical elements. From collecting vinyls, to going to concerts, it’s always been a huge part of his life. Being in an environment where that’s such a big part of the everyday is perfect for him.

A Few Fun Facts About Roger Davis Jr.:

  • Favorite song and/or artist? Song: “Dead Presidents II” |  Artist: Jay-Z
  • Favorite movie? The Departed
  • Favorite TV show? New Girl
  • Favorite snack? Mini Kit Kats and Talenti gelato
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? Savannah, Georgia because it’s such a historic city. I had no idea before I got there, but it’s known for being very haunted. There’s a lot of spiritual stories surrounding the city and you can do ghost tours and all that. It was such a cool place to be!
  • What gives you energy? Podcasts; I’m a big fan and have been for about 5/6 years. Being able to listen to a good story, no matter the subject, really gives me energy for the day.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? The ability to breathe underwater, like Aquaman. Mainly because it would be cool to just have the ability to hang out in the ocean for a long period of time.
  • Favorite pizza topping? Banana peppers
  • Are you a dog or cat person? Cat person; they match my personality very well. They’re low maintenance and chill like me.

“Roger has become a full extension of the Accounting department in ways that have impressed and continue to impress those around him. He’s kept open lines of communication and continues hitting deadlines which has not only created an environment that is efficient, but has also allowed the train to continue moving while his supervisor Steve is spending time with the new addition to their family. And more than anything, he continues to provide efficiencies for us to win the race together! ” – Amy Van Duyne, Partner & Vice President of Operations



Though Roger hasn’t worked any events as of yet, he is excited to change that in this new year. “I’m not really hands-on with our events, but hearing the evaluations from all the happy clients in our Monday morning meeting makes me want to be involved as soon as possible. Being able to really make someone’s day in the way we do is just amazing!”

When Roger isn’t at the office, you can almost always find him running. He will likely be training for the next half or full marathon he’s competing in. You can also find him at a record store collecting vinyl, attending a concert, or at a comedy club. He also spends a great deal of time with his daughter and girlfriend because he values family above all else.

Congratulations to Roger on being December’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Roger 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 November: Josh Wilson

November’s ROCKstar of the Month is Josh Wilson! Josh wears many hats here at RTH, but his main role is that of our awesome Warehouse Manager! He’s been a valuable member of our team for 8 years now and has a lot of experience, expertise, and memories to show for it. During our peak season, the team relies heavily on Josh to keep the warehouse neat, organized, and ready to ROCK every single day. That’s why we’re so happy to call him this month’s ROCKstar of the Month!


“My favorite part of being on the RTH team is the environment and the people. I come to work everyday and I don’t hate my job. At work I build these amazing relationships with my coworkers and it’s the best!” – Josh Wilson, ROCKstar of the Month

When he was in high school, he’d often go to concerts and think, “I would love to do this as a career one day.” Though he took a slightly different path, he ended up in relatively the same place. Today, you can find him chasing that dream by helping produce some of the area’s biggest events that entertain people of all ages. He also added, “And who doesn’t love making brides’ and grooms’ dreams come true?” 


A Few Fun Facts About Josh Wilson:

  • Favorite song and/or artist? Song: “Donald Trump” by Mac Miller  |  Artist: Bowling for Soup
  • Favorite movie? Fast Five
  • Favorite TV show? Big Mouth
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Chipotle
  • Favorite post-event snack? Taco Bell and adult beverages
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? Vegas; the landscaping was awesome! We went hiking in Red Rock Canyon which was incredible, and then at night we went downtown and had a lot of fun!
  • What gives you energy? Coffee and Red Bull
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Flying, because I could go wherever I want. I wouldn’t have to drive anywhere so I could avoid traffic. I’d have more time for things and get more of my life back because I wouldn’t waste it in traffic.
  • Favorite pizza topping? Green peppers and onions, with (of course) crushed red pepper on top
  • Do you have any pets? I have a dog named Khloe and a cat named Cheese

“Josh has continued to push himself and our team towards excellence while helping to maintain a positive culture within our tech team at RTH. He has been thrown new obstacles every day and always looks for ways to improve and streamline our systems. He is always learning and trying to better himself at everything he touches.” – Ryan Durfee, Production Manager


One of the coolest events that he’s been a part of with Rock The House was the release party for Machine Gun Kelly’s album at Red Space. There was a small concert, and he was able to meet MGK as well. Josh and his best friend, Joey, worked it together which made it an even more memorable event for him.

When Josh isn’t at RTH keeping our warehouse in tip-top shape, you can find him racing or working on cars. You can also find him around a campfire, joking around with friends, and enjoying adult beverages. 

Congratulations to Josh on being November’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Josh 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 October: Brandon Pulliam

October’s ROCKstar of the Month is Brandon Pulliam! Brandon started at RTH about a year ago and since then he’s been ROCKing many of our events as one of our incredible dancers. If you don’t see him on the dance floor, you can also find him broadening his skills as an Activity Host and/or DJ Assistant. In whichever role he plays, he’s made strides to be a leader both on and off the dance floor. We are so proud to call him this month’s ROTM!


“I’ve always had a love for dancing ever since I can remember; line dancing, Spanish dancing, you name it. Getting to do that for my job is awesome! When I heard about the job at RTH I knew it was tailor-made for me. Getting to spread the love of dance to people of all ages is super rewarding and one of the best parts of working here.” – Brandon Pulliam, ROCKstar of the Month

His journey at RTH began with auditions just like all of our entertainers, but his story is a little different than most. “I was actually sick on the day of auditions, but I knew I had to go because this role was perfect for me.” So he went, auditioned, and ended up getting a call that he got the job just a few days before his birthday. It was the perfect birthday present for this aspiring entertainer.


A Few Fun Facts About Brandon Pulliam:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC – Nobody wants to admit it, but who doesn’t like that song??
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Chris Brown – I love music I can dance to and you can pretty much dance to any song he makes.
  • Favorite movie? Step Up or The Fast & the Furious
  • Favorite TV show? Shameless or The Walking Dead
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Spicy Nacho Doritos
  • Favorite post-event snack? Burgers or hot dogs back at the Warehouse
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? L.A. – there’s always something to do there no matter the time or the day! Between beaches, clubs, and walking around in general, you’re never bored.
  • What gives you energy? I get my energy from the people I’m on the event with! Especially when I’ve worked with them before or they’re my good friends. We hype each other up and make the event fun for everyone involved! Monster Energy helps too.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? The ability to teleport – I’d never be late to anything ever! 
  • Favorite pizza topping? Jalapeños
  • Do you have any pets? I have a 2-year-old Siberian Husky named Bones and a 5-month-old Pit-Bull/German Shephard mix named Zeus! I’m definitely a dog person.

“Brandon is a greatly talented dancer that quickly grew from a new face on the team to a leader on the dance floor. He continuously shows up with a positive attitude and is always willing to lend an extra hand to help out. He is a great asset to every team, and does a fantastic job interacting with guests and clients!” – Kelly Clymer, Entertainment Manager/Lead Entertainer


Brandon feels that working at Rock The House has helped him gain confidence and improved his communication skills in so many ways. He loves working with all our guests, especially little kids. While entertaining at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for their event, Boo at the Zoo, he’s had the opportunity to show little kids how fun dancing can be no matter your skill level! It’s a part of the job that fuels him in his chosen career path and makes the hard work worth it.

He really loves the comradery between himself and his fellow ROCKstars as well. “I started last August [2018] and everyone has worked with me to bring me up to speed with dancing. Now I’m training to be a DJ! I’ve always thought it was cool, but I never thought I’d get the opportunity to actually be a DJ one day!”

Congratulations to Brandon on being October’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Brandon 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 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.


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.


“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!



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


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 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!


“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.


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


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!

RTH - ROTM of May: Lauren McMichael

“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!

RTH - ROTM of May: Lauren McMichael

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

RTH - ROTM of May: Lauren McMichael

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.