Darren Nicholas

General Manager, Benaroya Hall
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As our man at Benaroya, Darren makes the elements of every event come together in perfect harmony. He brings two decades of experience to the task, as well as an approach that epitomizes the DSquared creed of “guests” first.” “The heart of hospitality is feelings and emotions,” he says. “ I enjoy the fact that our job is to make others feel great.” 

What makes Darren feel great? Doting on his baby daughter—plus pursuing his interests in golf, football, baseball and music. He also plays four instruments, sings and tap dances.

Meet the DSquared Team

Meg Haggerty

Co-Owner
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Maureen "Mo" Shaw

Chief Operating Officer
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Reed Haggerty

associate chief operating officer
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Darren Nicholas

General Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Kristin Beman

Director of Sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Chris Johnston

Executive Chef
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Carol Madaio

Office Manager
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Karna Leinbach

Staffing Coordinator, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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RYAN SCHILLER

operations manager, benaroya hall
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Adam Reece

Executive Sous Chef
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Kevin Ledbetter

House Manager
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Jack Hilton

Beverage Logistics Coordinator, ACT Theatre concessions manager
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Emily Shiller

business development and Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Natalie Soules

Catering and Events Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Stephanie Lau

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Hanna Dillard

Catering and Events Manager, Melrose Market Studios
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Kimball Gainor

Catering and Events Manager, The Hall at Fauntleroy
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IVY GILLETTE

assistant operations manager, benaroya hall
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Desiree Jones

Assistant Office Manager
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Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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TAYLOR HUTSELL

event assistant, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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