Recess Events

WHY US ?

We are slightly obsessive compulsive and extremely passionate. We love both the simple and the fabulous, and know that the key is often fabulousness through simplicity. We believe in the power of earned recess, when the bell rings and it's finally time to run wild and play.  And like the best recess sessions, we believe your event should be easy and carefree, fun and memorable.   

With a tireless focus on attention to detail combined with a tenacious knack for getting shit done (beautifully, seamlessly) , we ensure an authentic event that feels uniquely you.  And you get to relax and enjoy your party. 

JEN REIBER WALSH  

CHIEF OF PRODUCTION

 

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Jen is the Global Event Manager for Slack and the former Event Manager for Twitter Inc. Having built both event programs from the ground up, she specializes in logistics, organization and coordination and has managed events ranging from 10 person intimate VIP dinners to 6,000 attendee blowouts. She has a strong pulse on culinary and design trends, creative problem solving and what she likes to call "ballin on a budget".

Jen loves boozy brunches, inappropriate hemlines, laughing until she's crying, telling people when she's exercised and creepily watching her children while they're sleeping. 

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JILLIAN WEST

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Jillian West is an artist and was a wedding photographer for nearly a decade, learning the intricacies of events both huge and tiny.  She's worn almost every career hat, such as Negotiator for the Government in Australia, Global Brand Protection Manager at Twitter, and the Curator and owner of her very own art gallery and vintage shop, Electric Blanket

Jillian loves un-fancy coffee, laying on the grass on sunny days, dancing around her living room to David Bowie, and making elaborate, crazy ideas come to life. 

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MIRANDA DURHAM

EVENT MANAGER

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Mandy has been managing events with the Recess team since 2014, when she took on a role as a gallery curator and creative manager at Jillian's art gallery and vintage shop in San Francisco. With valuable experience planning corporate events in-house under her hat, she can now be found managing on-site events with Recess, and giving creative input for special projects. 

When not helping Recess get things done, Mandy spends her time teaching yoga, crafting, riding her motorcycle and soaking up the sun in faraway places.