About Us

We are a fun-loving group of event activation experts committed to securing the best marketing talent and event resources for your brand experience. To ensure successful marketing activations, we provide excellent communication throughout the recruitment process and deliver reliable event staffing that meets and exceeds your brand activation goals. 

Our proprietary event staff software offers comprehensive search criteria that allows us to select the best field staff for your brand’s specialized event needs. Uniquely, event staff profiles include personal bios, promotional resumes, photos, and the event industry’s most trusted staff rating system. Additionally, our rating system features an overall rating and performance within specific event categories. 

Moreover, you can rely on a dedicated account team to staff your event activation or marketing tour. Provided that events can be unpredictable, our clients select Encore Nationwide as their event staffing agency to minimize and manage unforeseen circumstances. Since 1998, we’ve seen every possible event catastrophe and have foolproof strategies to mitigate the impossible. Consider our award-winning 24/7 emergency hotline that ensures you have support around the clock for both activating field programs and upcoming marketing activations.

MEET THE TEAM

Larry Hess

CEO

The two things Larry loves to tackle the most: Working with clients to solve those hard to staff experiential campaigns and deep powder days in Mammoth!

Tom Gowrie

CFO

Who knew 3 childhood friends from NJ would make it 20 years with a company based in LA? Tom oversees the day-to-day operations of Encore.

Heather Gowrie

VP of Marketing

A Pilates and Animal enthusiast, Heather leaned on her own experiences as a promo model in the late 90’s to help build our extensive database of Brand Ambassadors.

Jen Clines

VP of Client Strategy

A retired Tour Manager with a passion for all things outdoors, Jen spearheads new business initiatives from the mountains of Colorado.

Chris Hughes

Senior Operations Manager

A wizard behind the curtain for over a decade, Chris manages multiple facets of the company’s daily operations.

Dan Ranjit

Account Executive

You have a problem, Dan will solve it…you have a pug, Dan will pet it. Dan likes pugs.

Diana Alejos

Account Manager

Hello from Texas! A highly experienced staffing expert, Diana will ensure your event runs flawless from start to finish, whether you need 1 or 100 staff.

Tammy Rauh

Talent Relations Manager

Tammy’s dedication to helping others makes her the perfect fit for her role. She recharges her batteries on the golf course and loves worshipping the sun with her daughter.

Joshua Lassman

Account Manager

With over 10 years in the marketing industry, Josh knows what it takes to get the job done no matter what kind of event. When not in the office, he’s enjoying living in The Windy City and taking trips to Disney.

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