Desiree Jones

marketing communications specialist
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Every team has a utility player, somebody who shines no matter what you throw at them. On our team, that’s Desiree. Among many other tasks, she manages our website, newsletters and social media, organizes our internal events, waters the office plants, and continually injects humor and upbeat energy into the proceedings to keep everyone’s morale high. 

Chances are, you’ll get to experience Desiree’s signature sparkle yourself. “If you call the office, there’s about a 77 percent chance you’ll speak with me first,” she explains. “If you visit the office in person, the odds are even higher!” A communications and drama major who specialized in costume design, Desiree fills her downtime with organizing her postcard collection, buying more books than she can read, and planning her next Halloween costume.

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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Kevin Ledbetter

House Manager
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Jack Hilton

Beverage Logistics Manager, Operations Manager Playhouse Theatre
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Ethan Miller

executive sous chef at benaroya hall
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Emily Shiller

business development and Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Kimball Gainor

Lead Event & Venue Manager, The Hall at Fauntleroy & melrose market studios
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Stephanie Lau

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Melissa Sweet

event manager, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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IVY GILLETTE

assistant operations manager, benaroya hall
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TAYLOR HUTSELL

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Sara Boop

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Julia Severance

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Desiree Jones

marketing communications specialist
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Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Angel Alfonso

sous chef, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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Renee Sinclair

bookkeeper assistant
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