The founder and owner of Kennedy Creative Events, Natalie is our fearless leader. With over 20 years of experience in the event industry, she uses foresight, hindsight, and x-ray vision to give clients the experiences of their dreams. A fitness fanatic, sailing enthusiast, and world traveler, Natalie never met a challenge she couldn’t summit. Natalie and her husband are parents to two boys, and one adorable dog.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Create joy!”
From financials to client/partner relations. corporate events to collective office sanity, Heather keeps our whole operation on track. Her chameleon ways make her a remarkable team player and excellent resource. With a personable nature, unyielding vitality, and an infectious laugh, Heather facilitates and maintains the relationships we value most.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “The sky is the limit.”
Whether she’s planning a VIP dinner or a pop-art theme party, clients turn to Heatherly for her know-how and professionalism. Thirsty for variety, Heatherly loves that every day has something new to offer. Keeping a balanced life is crucial to this yoga-centric lady, so don’t be alarmed if you find her cross-legged on the office floor.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Faith lies within.”
Jenny is our liaison between Kennedy and our strategic partners, making sure every event is smooth sailin’. Like any good diplomat, she’s always jetting back and forth, greeting our partners with a ready grin and inventive ideas. On any given Sunday, she can be found seeking out a fabulous brunch, or shamelessly consuming cheesy romance novels.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Live with love.”
Always ready with a smile and a handshake, Whitney takes Kennedy’s mission out into the world. Whether it’s developing strategic partnerships or working with the media, she charms everyone she meets, and grows Kennedy’s relationships and offerings in the industry and community. Whitney is a girl-about-town with an endless supply of fun and vigor, and her adventurous spirit keeps her exploring all that Austin has to offer.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Never lose your sense of humor.”
Amy may have a formal degree in interior design, but a lifetime of creative living. Her passion for design and new ideas keep her work current, fresh, and original, helping her craft events for clients tailored just for them. Amy loves to travel, be outside, and try new things – and she’s pretty darn crafty, too.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Jennifer Reese Walker
A seasoned globe trotter, Jenn has helped produce events all over the world. Her ability to plan and execute events cross-culturally makes her a multiplicity master, from high-touch VIP events to trade shows and exhibits. And while she typically unwinds with tunes and sunshine, on the job, her zip and drive rivals the Energizer Bunny.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Our brides’ best friend and event expert. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or dancing to 80’s tunes in neon spandex, Cristin pays obsessive attention to detail to keep your party on point. Her ability to understand each client’s unique style makes all of her events one-of-a-kind. Cristin has a love for the elements, and on the weekend, can be found lounging on the water or under the sun.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “I’ve got this!”
If Kennedy were a circus, Reese would be our trick juggler. Handling an out-of-state corporate event, running airport pick-ups, and organizing social affairs – simultaneously – is what this girl does best. She is a people person who facilitates and maintains close relationships with clients, vendors, and partners, putting on stellar events and exceeding client expectations. She also has a not-so-secret penchant for volleyball and stand-up paddle boarding.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Do small things with great love!”
Helen creates fantastic events guaranteed not only to brings smiles – but blow minds. Her background in theater led her to pursue a career in a creative field, and now, she does everything from event production to creating high-level proposals. She’s also a total foodie, and during her free time, can usually be found at a food truck near you.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Do what you love, the rest will follow.”
With a strong DMC background that began in Washington, DC, Grace is a master at developing solid relationships. From events at The Smithsonian to galas honoring a former US president, this go-getter learned first-hand how to create high profile productions with, well, grace! Now an Austin girl, Grace works with clients from conception to production, start to finish. Outside of the office, she is both a yoga enthusiast and a seasoned Mexican Martini connoisseur.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Natalie’s right-hand woman, Wren wears a ton of hats – and wears them well. Besides being the fetching voice you’ll first hear on our company phone, Wren assists with event production and helps craft whipsmart proposals. This girl has a refined taste for beer, and after-hours, can be found sipping them like a lady or hanging out at sunny Barton Springs with her boyfriend.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Spread some love!”