About Equinox Creative

Video production for any budget

Video production for any budget

Equinox Creative is more than just an event planning company. We are strategic event planners that achieve the highest return on investment for our clients. We are business people concerned with your bottom line. We are marketers and communicators, always cognizant that live meetings and events are your best opportunity for effective communication. We are professionals with decades of experience making sure that you meetings, events and trade shows run smoothly and provide the maximum business value for your investment.

Call or contact Equinox Creative today and experience the difference of working with a creative, dedicated, experienced team of strategic meeting professionals.

Meet the Equinox Creative Leadership Team

Trade show management for private or public events

Trade show management for private or public events

Equinox Creative’s leadership team has decades of combined experience in meeting and event planning. That experience ensures that your event will operate smoothly and generate the business impact you need.

President – Michael Vennerstrom

Mike Vennerstrom

“I love helping define the client’s outcomes and key messages. I don’t believe you can develop solutions until you have consensus on what you are trying to accomplish and the barriers to achieving it. It can be like a complex three-dimensional puzzle, but when you figure it out it’s a really great feeling.”

Michael Vennerstrom is the leader of Equinox Creative and many of our project teams. He is one of our customer’s primary contacts from proposal to on-site operation.

His role is decision-maker, coach, and facilitator. It’s Mike’s responsibility to define customer needs, formulate a plan to meet them, and properly communicate those solutions to the appropriate team members. He also manages content development, creative design and technical support for many of our client projects.

His clients have included Daikin McQuay, Philips, CNH, Smiths Medical, Roche Diagnostics, Lotus, Retek, Anderson Consulting, Regis, Yamaha, Mead Johnson Nutritional, Intel, AT&T, GTE, Dr Pepper, Exxon, John Deere, 3M, Lawson Software, Pillsbury, Sanofi Diagnostics, Caterpillar, Zurich Kemper, Allegiance Healthcare, Stratasys, and American Express.

Vice President, Operations – Kathy Felber

Kathy Felber, Equinox Creative

“I like the challenge of new clients, new venues … the need to find a solution immediately when I’m on site because the show or program is happening RIGHT NOW! I love seeing the outcome of all the hard work we’ve put in, the attendees really engaged in the meeting or truly enjoying themselves at an event. I’ve worked in this industry for a long time and can’t imagine doing anything else”

Kathy Felber leads our Trade Show Design and Management efforts as well as providing leadership to the Equinox administrative and project management teams.

In addition to designing and managing our trade shows, Kathy’s responsibilities include organization of all production elements of our projects, including scheduling, budgets, contracts, presentation development, speaker graphic production, and on-site logistics. Kathy ensures that all creative elements adhere to timelines and that we obtain proper approvals throughout the production process.

Kathy has over 20 years of Trade Show Management experience, including floor design, exhibitor relations, decorator selection and negotiations, labor supervision, and vendor management.

A founder and principal of Equinox Creative, Kathy has coordinated shows all over the world, including Germany, Australia, France, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Mexico, Hong Kong, the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. Her clients have included Daikin McQuay, Medica, CNH, General Tire, Bristol Meyer Squibb, Lotus, Burger King, Pontiac, First Union Securities, Quest Diagnostics, Retek, Pillsbury, Valspar, Roche Diagnostics, Smiths Medical and Compaq among others.

Director of Meeting Services – Jane Kooiman

Jane Kooiman, Equinox Creative

“My experience with meetings and incentive travel has really run the gamut – from a small group of executives meeting in an intimate lodge setting to thousands of attendees coming together for large announcement shows and sales meetings. From Atlanta to Zanzibar and all points in between, I’ve booked it, negotiated it, managed it and ran it! I feel like I’ve been in the industry long enough that nothing can surprise me, and yet every day and every project brings new and fascinating ideas to consider and implement. That’s exactly why I love my job so much.”

Jane is the leader of the Equinox Creative travel and logistics team focusing primarily on the attendee experience. Her responsibilities include site selection, contract negotiation, food and beverage design, registration, attendee communication, transportation and on-site operations.

Jane has spent her entire career in the meeting and incentive travel industry. In her 20 plus years, she has gained a perfect combination of industry experience, destination knowledge, and a curiosity to explore what the latest and greatest options are for her clients. She exhibits a real passion for managing a project as flawlessly and seamlessly as possible.