We are professional merrymakers Hannah Kane, Tara Dawkins, and Chris Machuca!

Hannah Kane (Event Producer and Fun Scientist)

If Hannah could go back to college, she’d major in Theme Parties and Scavenger Hunts with a minor in Board Games, since those are the things she likes best. Hannah has 12 years of theme party and scavenger hunt planning experience, and plays a mean game of Bananagrams. She is the winner of the 2010 Pietopia: Life in a Pie essay and recipe contest, has released a record of songs about running away, and can solve a standard Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes. Most importantly, she is a Space Camp graduate. (Hannah loves pen-pals! Feel free to email her at hannah@everybodysinvited.in.)

Tara Dawkins (Event Designer and Style Maven)

You never know when the intrinsic need to dance will seize your bones. That’s why Tara thinks everyone should have a disco ball as a permanent fixture in their home. When she’s not dancing around to records or vintage dress shopping, she is playing the ukulele for her baby, cooking with quinoa, and mentally redecorating her home. Tara has professional experience organizing and executing special events, and realized her true love for event design while planning her own wedding. As a new mom, she is finding ways to organize and streamline her time, like by buying screw top wine. Speaking of wine, she is also the inventor of the Winosaur. (Tara loves to stay on top of her correspondence! Feel free to email her at tara@everybodysinvited.in.)

Chris Machuca (Event Manager and Chief Moment Maker)

If it were up to Chris, he’d fill the world with moments – the kind that would make people stop in their tracks and take their breath away.  He has produced over 100 events, and is our go-to guy for all things logistics. He coordinates 1000-person events and two-person moments with equal ease and enthusiasm.  While friends describe him as the nicest guy they know, Chris has been known to hog the mic at karaoke nights. (Chris loves to check his email! Feel free to email him at chris@everybodysinvited.in.)

Sometimes we're extra lucky, and we get to work with other rad people. 

Julia Smith (Scrum Your Wedding co-author and coach)

Julia is a Chicago-based writer, editor, photographer, and community-builder. She blogs infrequently at juliacsmith.com, tweets at @juliacsmith, and coined the hashtag #cheverlyforeverly to celebrate her beloved hometown. Ask her about Fake Space Camp (or just read this).