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Scott Hirsch

Owner
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Scott is one of the three partners that founded and own Your Event Source. Scott graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Business Finance. After a few years in the manufacturing and banking industries, Scott began a successful career in commercial real estate. A few years later, with YES experiencing tremendous growth, it became necessary for Scott to begin full time employment with the company. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two sons and wife Dori, playing basketball and golf, and attending sporting events. One of Scott’s favorite quotes is “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe.” – Anatole France

 

 

 

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Keith Kaplan

Owner
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Keith is one of the three partners that created and own Your Event Source. Keith graduated from the University of Delaware in 1987 with a BS in Finance. After spending several years as a Senior Financial Analyst with a Fortune 500 apparel company in New York, Keith moved to Charlotte in 1994 and became an Executive Recruiter, focusing on the accounting and financial field. After a successful start to his career with Romac International, Keith was recruited to establish and grow a finance & accounting practice for Signature Consultants, an IT staffing firm named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the US in 2001. Since starting YES, Keith has helped to create hundreds of fantastic events for the corporate sector, colleges, schools, churches and any other organization that wants their members to have a FUN time. Keith lives in Charlotte with his wife Karen and their three boys who are often “employed” for quality control and equipment testing!

 

 

 

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Dianna Dodd

Office Manager
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Dianna Dodd is a native Charlottean and alumnus of UNC-Charlotte. She began her position of Office Manager at YES in 2012 and brings a variety of experience, including management, accounting, and sales, to her role at YES. In addition to possessing a strong commitment to excellence, Dianna seeks to find solutions that provide increased efficiency for the company. Her outside interests include the arts, travel, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

David Lowenstein

Logistics and Staffing Coordinator
david@youreventsource.com

 

 

 

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Beata Wanczyk

Senior Account Manager & Events Specialist
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Beata joined the YES team in December 2012, shortly after moving to North Carolina from New Jersey. Prior to moving, Beata worked for an established event and entertainment company in the New Jersey / New York area – Total Entertainment. Her position as Senior Production Manager gave her the experience and qualifications necessary to work with Scott Hirsch as his right hand and Event Coordinator. Beata attended Monmouth University, where she graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications – Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. Being a “Jersey girl”, Beata enjoys the sun, beach and spending her free time with family and friends. She also loves to travel and stay active by trying new adventurous activities!

 

 

Mally Gent

Event & Marketing Coordinator
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Mally joined the YES teams in January 2015 as Event Coordinator. Mally is originally from Virginia but in 2005 she moved to Charlotte to attend The Art Institute of Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. Mally is no stranger to the event world as she served as Logistics Manager for all mass-market events for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

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Kevin Outen

Warehouse Manager
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Kevin started his career at YES as an event operator just over four years ago and has steadily moved his way up to the current position of Assistant Warehouse Manager. He was born and raised in Monroe, NC where he now resides with his wife and two dogs. Kevin studied two years of Mechanical Engineering at NC State University, and then attended My Computer Career and received four certifications in Information Technology. Kevin is an avid outdoorsman. In his spare time, he works on cars and firearms, and spends the majority of his time with friends and family.

 

 

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Brandon Beyke

Event Manager
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Brandon “Beyke” comes to us all the way from Dublin Ohio (too cold). Brandon has worked a multitude of capacities in the event management and coordination field since graduating from Ohio University back in 2008. The Bobcat alum joined YES in February 2012 as a part-time employee and worked his way to the big-time as a full-timer in 2013. In his free time he likes to travel and visit his family and friends which are spread out all over the east coast. He is an avid sports enthusiast, both participating and spectating. Volleyball, Broomball, Football and Disc Golf are at the top of the list. His quote to live by “I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” – Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Have an amazing day!

 

Jayneen Larson

Accounting Clerk
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Jayneen Larsen is a native Californian, and relocated to Charlotte after living several years in Missouri. Her working career has included managing small retail stores, a real estate office, and a construction supply office. Jayneen joined the YES team in 2013 and has employed her eye for detail and process improvement in her role as Accounting Clerk. As a devoted wife and mother, she brings her natural talents for detail and hard work to create a wonderful home for her husband and son. Jayneen loves to spend time at church, with family and friends, and hopes to someday have time again for trout fishing. Her favorite place in the world is the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

 

James Confroy

Event Manager
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James Confroy is a former North Carolina Raleighite, who in the fall of 2009 decided to relocate to Charlotte, NC in order to enroll at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. During his tenure at UNC- Charlotte he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a minor in Political Science. James joined the YES team in February 2012 as a part-time employee. After completing his degree at UNC-Charlotte, Scott and Keith extended him an offer to become a full-time employee; he accepted, making him the newest addition to the YES Company. Outside of managing events for Your Event Source, James has an array of interests including entrepreneurship, classic cars/automotives, water sports/boating, BBQ grilling, weekly viewings of Jeopardy, Etc. James is also a sports enthusiast, both participant and spectator. Year-round you can find him cheering on the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Charlotte Hornets. A favorite quote, “When you cease to dream, you cease to live…” – Malcolm Forbes

 

Grey Edwards

Event Manager
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Grey Edwards is a native Charlottean that joined the YES team in August of 2016. He graduated from UNC Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. After graduation and shortly working part time for YES, he accepted a full time position as an Event Manager. When he’s not working for YES, you can find him on his motorcycle, on the golf course, or on the couch watching sports. He also loves the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.