A gifted visionary and a 38-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Wendy has become one of the most respected members in the field. Working in both the Hospitality and Technology Arenas, she held management positions in: Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Development with successful runs in everything from sports and entertainment facilities to building event empires. Her fierce dedication to client experience and ability to seek out and grow opportunities is the key to her success.
Collaborated in initial build-out and renovation planning of a multi-million dollar venue space, the Armory.
Developed relationships with many Fortune 500 companies (local and national). Events client list includes Target, Samsung, General Mills, AT&T, pre and post Superbowl events, official NFL tailgate parties, NCAA, X-games, American Refugee, Delta, HCMC, Final Four, Children's Cancer, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting and others.
Successfully managed events with budgets ranging from $300K to $30M and guests of up to 12K attendees.
Built a single venue into 9 venues over a six years as COO of Entourage.
Oversaw bidding conventions and events and handled multiple projects. Negotiated contract terms with clients according to adopted policies.
Prepared proposals; evaluated rental and sponsorship value of sales.
Supervised and directed the sales team.
Chris Bock is a financial and technology prodigy. Having graduated high school as Valedictorian of a class of over 600, Chris would forgo scholarships at several Ivy League colleges when he was recruited into Merrill Lynch in the early 2000's. Chris has gone on to lead global companies with significant operating scale and complexity. His extensive hospitality financial systems and platforms has been the key to his success. Chris had principal responsibility for strategy development and M&A integration.
As a tribal member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Wes is guided by the seven Dakota values and traditions: Spirituality, Respect, Compassion, Honesty, Generosity, Humility and Wisdom.
Wes has an innate ability to unravel complex situations which allows his unique perspective to access and overcome obstacles. With this as a foundation Wes is a master strategist who thrives on the challenge.
Minneapolis native, Patina Brooks, co-founder of Cohesion Group Inc. was inspired at a very young age with a passion for the design, development and sales of multiple commercial and residential real estate projects. Her experience and persistent drive gives her the ability to identify and capitalize on numerous business and real estate opportunities. Patina's proven track record over the last 21 years, along with a vivacious personality, she has established herself as an industry force in a male dominated arena.
Stanley ND – Developed Mixed Us Residential, Retail, Office, C-Store
Tioga ND – Developed Mixed Use, Residential, Retail, Hospitality, Office, Multi-Family
Minneapolis MN – Whitney Hotel Tenant Improvements
Minneapolis MN – Lumber Exchange Tenant Improvements
Aurora IL – Bear Paddle Swim School Retail Space
Minneapolis MN – Three Rivers Park District Board Room
Rick is a veteran of all things real estate...having grown up in a family where his mother was a top producing residential agent, and his father was a mortgage banker. Rick began his work in upper bracket new home construction, and turned that experience into leading and managing a team of nearly a dozen producing agents. Seizing an opportunity for growth, Rick now loosely manages a smaller residential team while focusing on Commercial Real Estate and Development.
Director of Commercial Real Estate, KW Commercial – Regional Director of Southwest Twin Cities, Brokerage through Keller Williams Preferred Realty
Exclusive representative of Baywood Hotels for Minnesota expansion
Representative of several land developers and end users in the Twin Cities
Highly respected 27 year real estate veteran
With over 18+ years of experience in municipal infrastructure Matt has created countless contacts within nearly every City around the Twin Cities metro area. His attention to detail and commitment to every job he acquires makes him a valuable member of every team that he is on. During his time working for the City of Burnsville he was a key member and a project manager for the cities complete water meter replacement program. This allowed Matt to become fluent in large data management systems where he developed several new procedures and processes for the meter replacement program, as well his own interactive maps for use on the project.
These skills were also put to use when he joined Davids Hydrovac where he led the company in implementing interactive mapping, fleet, personal, and mobile device management systems. This facilitated the company’s growth to become $10 million dollars within 1 year, more than doubling in size.
Matt’s history as a heavy equipment operator brings a depth of knowledge to any project as he can see so much deeper into needs of a build. His dedication is seen both by employers and customers alike as he continually finds a way to improve operations to benefit all parties involved. His long-term service to companies like Valley Rich Co., Minnesota Limited, and David’s Hydrovac have given him more than just experience but countless connections that can be utilized to benefit any project.