Karna Leinbach

Staffing Coordinator, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Servers master our warm, attentive “guest first” approach under the nurturing tutelage of Karna, who hires, trains and schedules the members of our service team. “I enjoy mentoring and developing teams,” says Karna. “I love to give people opportunities and see them grow.” 

Karna earned a hospitality degree from Washington State University, but says her 25 years-plus in the industry—including 15 at San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis—have provided the best education. 

During her off hours, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, entertaining family and friends, and getting physical through yoga, swimming, running and skiing—which may explain how she stays so energetic.

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 Coordinator, ACT Theatre concessions manager
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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
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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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