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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Harvest Haus. Meet the team who brings all the pieces together to help in making what the two week long festival what it is today.

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Jordan Kallman

Jordan has been known to throw a great party. An obsessive problem solver, building solutions through collaboration and co-creation is Jordan’s forté. A Partner in the experiential branding and events agency The Social Concierge, known for executing accessible premium boundary pushing creative programs for guests and clients.

Scott Emslie

Scott founded Wet Ape Productions in 2007 and oversees the sales, marketing, and business development for the company. He has a background in mechanical engineering and used to play professional volleyball. He has a strong passion for sports and music and loves creating exciting event experiences.

Tyson Villeneuve

Tyson Villeneuve is an innovator and a communicator. He has always been at the forefront of social trends yet maintains a strong grasp of the greater perspective. Currently a Partner in the experiential branding and events agency The Social Concierge, who is known for executing accessible premium boundary pushing creative programs for guests and clients.

Tania Richards

Tania is a partner in Wet Ape and brings 15+ years of experience in Event Management, 10+ specifically in hospitality, and has planned and produced hundreds of bar and special event executions. Tania worked for a Sports & Entertainment marketing agency and produced events for well-known brands like Nike, Coca‐Cola, HBC, Calgary Stampede, Bell Canada, Hockey Canada, BMW Canada and the BC Dairy Foundation.

Jens Marquardt

Jens moved from Germany to Vancouver almost 10 years ago. Since then, his passion has been creating European influenced nightlife and entertainment programs for the city.

Laura McIntosh

A self proclaimed style enthusiast & charcuterie connoisseur, Laura has a passion for all things social. As a digital communications producer, Laura manages all social media and copy writing for The Social Concierge events, including Harvest Haus. When she isn't Instagramming, you can find Laura biking the seawall or spending time with her family & friends.

Gizem Aksay

Hailing from the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Gizem's zeal and passion manifest themselves in the dynamic communication strategies she designs for The Social Concierge. Drawing from her personal experiences in more than twenty countries, Gizem can paint a picture in colors never seen before. She now brings her uniquely elegant expertise to the service of Vancouverites, setting the stage for something different every time.

Connor Nechelput

Originally from the UK, Connor is an international student at UBC who spends his summer's working with The Social Concierge to strengthen their online communications and guest relations. Nearing the end of his degree in International Relations, Connor is excited to take an extra term off school to help drive Harvest Haus 2017 from an online standpoint. After university he is eager to contribute even more to The Social Concierge and Vancouver's events scene.

Joel Brink

Originally from southern Ontario, Joel has been a staple figure in Vancouver's premier events and promotions since 2010. Joel has enjoyed working all over the world including stops in NYC, Ireland, Australia and England. Joel loves the everyday interaction he receives with guests at spectacular events, who come from varying backgrounds, professions and cultures.