Kelsey, a graduate of USC, is a passionate entrepreneur and CEO of Quench Staffing. She manages large sales teams in multiple cities collaborating with prestigious event planners/designers and working with the world’s biggest brands.
With 13+ years of experience in the hospitality/service industry and 10+ years in events, her resume scopes all staffing and management positions – She knows this business inside and out. Her talent for staffing lies in recruitment, casting, development of training initiatives, attention to detail, large team management and cultivating a culture of positivity.
Her passion for technology gives Quench a competitive edge allowing our clients to hand pick their perfect teams with our casting software as well as advancing communication amongst the team for reliable, consistent service. Her focus is communicating the marketing initiatives of her clients, executing detailed orientated product strategies, and developing her rapidly expanding business.
Krista serves as Quench Staffing’s General Manager and Head Events Booking Manager. She joined the Quench management team in 2012 after 2 years of working as an onsite event manager/captain for the company. With 12+ years of hospitality and event industry experience, she is the ideal leader to service clients, their demands and manage large scale teams.
Her experience and pursuit of excellence in customer service has contributed to the growth of her responsibilities within Quench – not only does she supervise a team of over 300 + employees, she trains and grooms new members of our administrative team. Krista masterfully takes customers’ needs and turns them into glittering realities by expertly casting staffing teams qualified to surpass client expectations. Her dedication cultivates a committed and trusted relationship that keeps clients coming back year after year.
As Kelsey’s right hand woman, she has been instrumental in the growth of Quench and it’s rapidly expanding roster of events. Krista’s breadth of experience spans collaborations with brands such as Nike, Samsung, Levi’s, AIR BNB, and Rolling Stone as well as managing high end events such as the Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammy’s and MTV awards We are proud of have a woman of her passion, dedication, and experience leading our team.
Brian has been working with Quench Staffing since 2014 and has rose through the ranks quickly to become Head Event Booker. Starting from a humble beginning as an eager brand ambassador, Brian was quickly promoted to Staff Captain and then eventually to Event Manager for Quench’s largest, most complex events. After years as a consistent favorite amongst both clients and staff, Brian’s entry into the Quench admin team seemed only natural.
After a few years of mastering the Event Booker position, he was quickly promoted to our Head Event Booker position managing some of our largest clients, accounts, and complex events. Brian’s natural leadership skills, tech prowess, positive attitude, and ability to adapt and adjust on the fly are just a few of the qualities that have paved his way to his current position in upper management at Quench.
Brian is incredibly passionate about storytelling and believes that, at its core, every event is doing just that, seeking to breathe life into a compelling and exciting story. Brian utilizes this passion along with his creative and organizational skills in order to engage with and fully realize each client’s unique vision and to ensure the staffing element for every event is a complete success!
Katie is a Southern California native, and a graduate summa cum laude with a master’s degree in Public Relations from USC. Katie has had a dedicated career in the entertainment and events industry, representing brands like DC Comics and Ford, as well as coordinating events for Universal Studios Hollywood and ZooTampa at Lowry Park.
As an ambitious and dedicated communications professional with extensive experience in customer service, Katie is driven by her passion to develop productive partnerships founded upon open communication, positivity and good old fashioned teamwork.
Ashley is a South Florida native who has recently relocated to Chicago, IL to deepen her professional event experience with Quench Staffing. With an extensive and varied background in hospitality and marketing, she has found her happy place in events and people management. Ashley operates best in a fast paced work environment where she can exceed expectations and deliver under pressure. Her passion for bringing people together truly shows in her work ethic and streamlined communication. Ashley strongly believes the beauty is in the details and organization is the key to delivering excellence. She is very proud to be a part of the Quench Staffing team!
Nika Blake joins the team with 8+ years of entertainment & media experience focusing on brand partnerships, music licensing, event production artist management & operations. Her focus has been on connecting artists with brands in a meaningful way, specifically identifying and discovering up-and-coming talent. Previously she co-led a national / international artist acquisition search for Glossier Play. She has produced events during Art Basel, New York Fashion Week and has worked with brands such as Glossier, Vogue, Highsnobiety, The Academy New York, Juicy Couture, Unemployed Magazine & Soho House.
Nika has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from DePaul University and a Master’s of Science in Strategic Design & Management from Parsons The New School For Design.
Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Lili’s upbringing and diverse background has built her quite the experience and resume, not to mention speaking fluent English, Spanish and conversational Catalan and Hungarian. With both of her parents working as show directors in the live entertainment industry, Lili traveled the world seeing first hand how to organize and delegate large shows and events.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Lili has worked, managed, and staffed countless promotions and trade shows for several notable brands. Her efficiency, willingness to adapt and attention to detail on projects has only strengthened her relationship with her promotional and trade show clients. Lili's leadership skills and experience in events are a natural fit and she is proud to say she is a Event Booker for Quench Staffing.
Caitlin, a graduate of Boston College, hails from New York City. With a versatile background in casting for major studio and network projects, film production and development, property management, and 5+ years of event and hospitality experience, she brings a unique skill set to the table.
Her talents were quickly recognized. Rising from Brand Ambassador to Captain, she has grown to become the latest new addition of our Quench administrative team. She is proud to warmly welcome, represent, and share the Quench brand and philosophy to all newly recruited talent. It brings her joy to cultivate an environment of positivity and to constantly meet new people.
Her years of administrative experience, attention to detail, quick adaptability, intuitive nature, and honed eye make her a wonderful asset.
John, a graduate of University of Houston, serves as Quench Staffing’s New Hires Assistant Manager. He joined the Quench team in 2015 as a brand ambassador and quickly made himself an indispensable client favorite. His excellent leadership skills, organizational detail and bright personality make him not only a strong event manager but also the perfect person to recruit and hire for Quench Staffing.
John brings more than 15 years experience as an event planner/manager and prides himself on passing along the Quench ethos to all its new hires. He has worked across the country with some of the worlds biggest brands to deliver memorable experiences and world class customer service.
Jessica has been working in the accounting and financial field for over 15 years. She is a Southern
California native and has a bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge in Business
with an option in finance from. She has experience in both personal, government, and business
accounting systems. She also has a background in fine dining and hospitality which leads to a unique
perspective into client events.
Jessica has a strong sense of urgency and operates with her favorite Elvis motto “taking care of business” (which coincidentally so does Kelsey). She is happy to lend a hand equally to both Quench clients, and Quench staff.
A graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management, Julia is additionally pursuing her MBA. She has over 8 years of experience working in customer service and management with an educational background in business and leadership. Julia pulls from her experience as an Audit Intern with Grant Thornton LLP to ensure invoices are created in a timely and accurate manner. She also had the opportunity to lead a team as a manager of Massage Envy in which she learned to provide the highest level of customer service.
Growing up in San Diego, she participated in dance for 13 years, where she learned discipline and creativity. She aims to bring positivity and innovation to her position and is a proud member of the Quench team.