Elizabeth Hogan Principal, Sales Elizabeth is born and bred Southern and that hospitable nature overflows into her programs. But don’t let that fool you, she’s a pistol and will get you what you need. With over fifteen years of extensive experience in destination management Elizabeth is an expert in both the creative process and event logistics. She has worked with companies and associations in every industry with groups ranging in size from 10 to over 4,000 attendees. From an elegant dinner on the diamond at the Braves’ stadium or a fun filled buyout of the world’s largest aquarium; to an intimate experience at one of Atlanta’s private country clubs or active outings to Stone Mountain, Elizabeth has more than enough resources and imagination to consistently exceed client’s wildest dreams. Let her help you make your next program the ultimate attendee experience! While Elizabeth’s passion and commitment to her work runs deep, it doesn’t stop there. Giving back to the community is important. In her spare time she lends her expertise to help organize Emory’s Winship Cancer Center’s annual fashion show fundraiser and in 2015 was Runner up Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year Campaign. Read more
Maureen Brink Principal, Logistics Detail-orientated by nature, Maureen has always been the “planner” in her family. Even as a toddler Maureen was known to ask about the “plan for the day” and her appreciation of the planning process has only grown over the years. Experienced and focused, Maureen simplifies the planning process, doing not what’s easy but what is right. Maureen loves to travel for both business and pleasure. She finds her way to many different parts of the world each year – including outreach trips to countries like Cambodia and Kenya, along with the many cities she visits for client programs. Maureen is definitely passionate about service to others! When she’s not traveling, Maureen can be found making the most of her time at home and teaching her dog new tricks. Read more
Kareena Bakhsh Regional Sales Manager Fascinated by art, culture, and people, Kareena has traveled the world to inspire and enrich her life. Evidence that good things come in small packages, Kareena brings a vast knowledge of audiovisual production, creative design, and event operations to the table. As an attendee of Atlanta’s finest galas and hippest parties, she frequents the hottest venues and never misses a restaurant opening. It is her genuine interest in everyone she meets, along with her sparkling eyes and enviable charm, that is truly captivating: she shines from within.
In Kareena’s five years in the hospitality industry she has found there is more than one way to bake a cake, and having all the best ingredients is just the start! Her connections with the most talented vendors, an impeccable eye for style, and a finger on the pulse of whats trending are the kind of ingredients that will make your next program absolute perfection.
When she’s not planning your perfect event, you can find Kareena atop her yoga mat, squeezing on her pup Zeppelin, or jamming out to the newest My Morning Jacket album. With Kareena on your team, you are destined for success. Read more
Scott MacLellan Principal, Transportation Witty, faithful, charming and handsome, Scott grew up in the hospitality industry. His family moved all around the United States during his formative years. These frequent moves gave him strong a sense of family and the keen ability to get around in any city. Today he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. Scott is a sports enthusiast and coaches his son’s baseball team. During the offseason, he concentrates more on “Motor Coaches”! He has always loved numbers, details, and competition – and being a Cubs fan his entire life has taught him the value of patience. This combination of traits makes Scott the perfect choice to manage your transportation systems. He approaches every program in the spirit of being the best, while protecting the needs of our clients. Read more
Andrea Buchanan Creative Andrea Buchanan, Creative From a family of phenomenal artists, Andrea is the natural, imaginative thinker everyone needs on their destination team. Her unique take on your program goals will shine with grand plans or for the resourceful and thrifty. Andrea is known for her one-of-a-kind event concepts, group outing ideas and special touches that breathe life into your vision. Rest assured Andrea has considered every angle and solution to ensure event perfection!
With experience on the operational side of meeting and event planning as well as technical event production and design, Andrea’s insight is useful to organizations looking for more from their meetings and events. A 2008 graduate of the University of Florida, Andrea continued her studies in fine arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta before joining the Atlanta hospitality industry in 2012. Andrea splits her time between Scout Local DMC and her studies at SCAD where she is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Design & Arts Leadership. When not working or studying, Andrea enjoys playing with her Chihuahua, Chloe, painting, doing yoga and seeing live music. Read more
Doyle Fleming Director, Transportation In the hospitality industry Doyle is the go guy for operations. Doyle is dedicated from start to finish in successfully executing all aspects of a program. His attention to detail and his easy humor make him a client’s dream. Doyle is calm under pressure and has the experience needed to make solid decisions with a steady hand and to put our customers at ease with a hearty laugh. Doyle spent time as an accountant in the Air Force-a government accountant. Talk about patience! When not on assignment you can find Doyle enjoying family time, sports, and traveling. Doyle’s experience and work ethic make him the perfect addition to any type of program. Read more