Melanie is a seasoned event planner with over 11 years experience. She joined Best of Boston Events in January 2006. Her diverse background includes positions at several prestigious catering companies and a role managing concerts and events with Sony Music. Melanie also organized non-profit fundraising events at The Marino Center for Progressive Health and planned internal meetings/events and cable promotions with Comcast Spotlight. Melanie's experience, eye for detail, and relationship-building skills have positioned her as a destination-management expert.
Vanessa comes to the destination-management industry after spending 8 years as an Event and Catering Manager with Four Points Sheraton in Boston. Her work there equipped her with a highly developed ability to deliver the best on-site experience for her clients. Vanessa is well-versed in exceeding the expectations of high profile clients, a skill she attributes to her focused attention on getting the details right. At Best of Boston Events, Vanessa is happy to be the liaison between her clients and the best hospitality vendors that Massachusetts has to offer, meaning every client gets to experience the event they dreamed of. Vanessa holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from Salem State College.
Ellen is a creative and detail-oriented event and communications professional with a proven track record of producing innovative programs for a wide range of clients. She is committed to developing dynamic, original projects and brings significant experience in large-scale public events, conference and meeting planning, trade show coordination and private corporate events. Her key strengths include strong organizational skills; flexibility (lots of yoga); being a stickler for timelines and budgets; the ability to manage multiple projects, working efficiently; and given all that, a sense of humor. Ellen holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ellen is celebrating her 1st anniversary with Best of Boston Events, A BostonCoach Company.
Michael J. Kalil is a 1991 graduate from Boston University's Film School, whose entertainment career began in Los Angeles at MTV, before his work at small boutique talent agencies, and at Sony/Columbia-TriStar Pictures. He then joined the William Morris Agency in NYC as a junior talent agent in the Film/TV Department, representing A-List actors/actresses, writers, and directors. After returning back home to Boston, he helped launch a local men's magazine called Boston City Beat, and he oversaw the extravagant launch party for it. Thereafter, he played intricate part of opening two of the most popular hospitality venues in downtown Boston, where he took the lead on planning and executing their grand opening parties, and as their Event Director for the decade that followed. Most recently, Michael has served as Director of Marketing and Philanthropic Partnerships for lifestyle apparel brand, Muze Clothing, and also launched South End Entertainment, LLC, created to manage high-profile events and develop various film, TV, and entertainment projects, as well as various hospitality programs. He is excited to bring his wealth of experience, tireless work ethic, and incomparable commitment to client service to the team at Best of Boston Events.
As the Events & Operations Coordinator for the Best of Boston Events team, Siobhan is the “go to” person team. She is recent graduate of Plymouth State University, with a Communication degree; Siobhan joins the team with 4 years of experience in a hospitality industry. Siobhan oversees many areas including sales administration, transportation manifesting, staffing and whatever the team throws at her.
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