Kristin Beman

Director of Sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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“Planning events should be fun,” declares Kristin, and she makes sure that spirit translates to our clients via our events managers—detail-oriented, festivity-loving pros who Kristin describes as “super-smart, thoughtful, and passionate about throwing a good party.” 

An industry veteran who has worked with us since 2004, Kristin got her start as a restaurant manager, a job she says delivered a “crash course” in the tough-but-rewarding culinary business. (When you learn that Kristin is a former rower who didn’t pick up the oars until college and managed to score a scholarship anyway, you understand something about her work ethic.) 

When she’s not overseeing the creation of memorable events, Kristin loves hanging out with her husband and their three boys. She’s fond of cozy nights at home, photography, paper crafts, and knitting.

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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