stephanie kaufman / founder, managing director
While finishing school, Stephanie worked at the law firm Cooley Godward Kronish, San Diego as an attorney recruiter. In this role, she helped plan the summer associate events, through which she realized that her current path of going to law school was wrong…that she’d rather plan the events the lawyers attended! She has been doing corporate event planning since then.
Stephanie’s thirteen years of event management experience includes a wide variety of gatherings, from board meetings in Fiji to city-wide conferences in Jackson, MS. She’s had the privilege to work with everything from non-profits to start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. She enjoys making each event special and ensuring each guest feels like a VIP. Stephanie loves a challenge and thrives at finding unique solutions to make each program shine. She has planned domestic and international events for clients in the technology, arts, retail, pharmaceutical, agriculture, travel, non-profit, and hospitality industries.
Stephanie graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Political Science and a concentration in International Studies. She resides in San Francisco with her husband, Alex, and their two dogs, Mowgli and Blue.
Favorite Place to Travel: Africa
Favorite Method of Travel: Golf carts and horseback riding are equally fun
Favorite Cocktail: Pimm's Cup - my grandmother's favorite!
thomas young / creative director
Thomas Young is a Partner of Flannel & Blade, the Director of Artistic Planning for ReThink Theatrical, and a Co-Founder of Vital Little Plans.
He has a background that includes theater production, program design, event planning, project management, curriculum development, teaching artist work, landscape architecture, graphic and web design, and creative community development. His formal education spans ecological science, music theory and composition, landscape architecture, and creative placemaking. Thomas's professional career includes helping to design and execute dozens of regional and national events around the field of creative placemaking.