Fun-Nominal Events Team
Debi Rice, Owner & President
A true festival “junkie,” Debi has been volunteering and working hundreds of events since the age of 14. She worked with movie and radio promotions before becoming the Executive Director of Tourism for Bethlehem, PA. Then, after working in corporate events, she founded Fun-Nominal Events & Marketing. Debi is currently involved in over 300 annual events, provides strategy for dozens of businesses, has spoken at national and international conferences, and contributes expertise to industry and trade publications.
Jon R., SR. V.P. of Logistics
Jon is the organizational whiz and trunk Tetris© champion of the company. He manages inventory, supplies, and oversees company equipment. You’ll find his familiar face on-site at events in a variety of roles, from the start of an event to the final moments.
Allyssa Y., Logistics Coordinator
Allyssa has been withFun-Nominal Events for over 5 years assisting with the event coordination for festivals, dozens of street fair and sports activations, as well as endless Atlantic City,NJ trade show set ups. Allyssa is effective as both promotions and events staff and great at helping behind the scenes. She works with us when not at her full time job or playing with her dog, Cooper.
Shawna Berndecker, Logistics & Promo While the newest to Team Fun-Nominal Shawna is already ready early and with a to-go resource bag. No stranger to events and event logistics as the Front of House Asst at the State Theatre and working events with Cumulus Radio. She has a huge love of dogs and horses and everything Easton.
Ali-Beth S., Characters/Logistic Support
Ali’s enthusiasm and bubbly personality brings our character appearances to life. When not inside a costume, she assists with trade-show set up and breakdown, and supports social media content and strategy.
Mary Jo D., Sponsorship/ Partnerships
Mary Jo is a sponsorship and partnership master who creates and manages clients’ overall vision for their marketing strategy by incorporating traditional marketing with social media, advertising, promotions, and activations to achieve measurable results.
Al N., Logistics Support
Al is a strong member of our team who is always ready to help with street fair and sports activations, as well as trade show logistics. He’s also an excellent U-Haul driver!
Randi K. (Kaplan’s Enterprises), Signage
Randi is the V.P. of Kaplan’s Enterprises – a 3rd generation awning company since 1923 – capable of producing durable event signage for one-time use or multi-use, including yard signs, banners, flags and more!
Barb Neff- Event Logistics & Management
A master of event design, management, networking, and implementation carved out a niche and a stronghold in the New London, CT region. In 2007 she established Neff Productions as a regional event management service She offers a compilation of an established and strong coordination network, a solid history of event planning and the expertise and services to make your event a success.
Will P., Event Medical Personnel
Will is a full time Emergency Doctor who graciously lends a hand for special events to make sure people can safely gather and enjoy.
Ryan F. (Robert Thomas Design), Wood Signs & Crafts
Ryan creates one-of-a-kind wood signs and boxes that can be used as custom gifts, awards, or décor. Additionally, he can create wooden furniture/designs for interior décor.
Sage B. (As If Entertainers), Balloon Twister
Sage is a financial planning guy, who is one of the best, most creative and fastest balloon twisters working events today. Utilizing single and multiple balloons, he can recreate a 3-D version of almost any animal or person!
Alyssa B. (As If Entertainers), Face Painting
Alyssa creates quick and detailed face paintings far beyond those you typically see at events. She creates full faces of popular characters and animals, all painted with safe non-toxic paints.
Walt the Puppy, VP Morale
Walt the Puppy’s prime responsibilities include tail wagging, cat chasing, and greeting clients. Nothing but smiles here!