Meet Lisa Berry
Your Vice President of Gift & Souvenir!
Lisa has been with Clarion Events for 18 years and has received numerous awards and industry recognition for her dedication and commitment to excellence. For Lisa, teamwork is everything. She works closely with each member of her respective teams to expand and enhance all the Clarion Events Shows! Lisa lives in Acworth with her daughter, Sarah, and two feisty pups, Pepi and Max.
Meet Christina Bell
Your Show Director!
Christina has been with Clarion Events for 15 years and is Group Show Director for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, and the Ocean City Gift Show. When working with Christina you will not feel like a client, you will feel like family! Christina has a passion for animal rescue and loves to volunteer and foster. She even “foster failed” twice with her 2 fur-children Mille & Sophie.
Meet Jeannie Dorchak!
Your Senior Sales Manager!
Jeannie has been with Clarion Events for 14 years! Jeannie has spent the last 12 years working on the Philadelphia Gift Show, and it has become very near and dear to her heart. She loves being in the sun, and her hobbies include traveling, deep sea fishing, boating, biking & baseball. If you have questions about your booth, Jeannie is your girl!
Meet Nadira Ramatally
Your Senior Marketing Manager!
Nadira joined Clarion in 2020 and brings an extensive background in events marketing for the last 10 years. She has won awards including Penton's Choice Award, Folio's 30 under 30 and EXPO Magazine’s Rising Star Award. Nadira has a toddler to keep her very busy and enjoys crafting in her spare time. She is your main Marketing/PR contact person, so feel free to reach out to her with any questions you may have.
Meet Tara Vaspasiano
Your Exhibitor Services Manager!
Tara began working at Clarion in March 2022. She graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2010 with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She's a team player and loves helping others! When Tara is not working, she enjoys going to the beach to soak up some sun, reading, hiking or really anything outdoors. Tara has a dog (german shorthaired pointer) named Indy, she is 50lbs of full energy. When Tara is not in Connecticut you can catch her located in Cape Cod, MA!
Meet Meghan Tooth
Your Marketing Coordinator!
Meghan joined Clarion Events in June 2021 after graduating Cum Laude from CCSU, where she double majored in Marketing and Business Management. She works with the Marketing Department in executing communication efforts for our exhibitors and attendees. Outside of Clarion Events, Meghan has a not so mini (60lbs!), mini labradoodle named Chip. On any given day, you’ll find Meghan training for her next half marathon, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, or re-watching Greys Anatomy for the millionth time!
Meet Michelle Kirkham
Your Marketing Coordinator!
My name is Michelle Kirkham. As a graduate of Quinnipiac University’s School of Business with a degree in Marketing, I enjoy working with others and being creative in my work. When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my horse and dogs as well as going on vacations with my family and friends