OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 1, 2022  |  Roland E. Powell Convention Center | OCEAN CITY, MD


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.

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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.

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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!

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Meet Ashley Cope
Your Senior Marketing Manager!

Ashley is the Senior Marketing Manager for the Ocean City Resort Gift Expo, Philadelphia Gift Show and Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Show. She works out of our Tulsa office and has been at Clarion for 6 years. Ashley loves working across different industry sectors and delivering the best experience for our attendees and exhibitors. In her spare time outside of work, you can find her outside enjoying a long walk, reading, poolside (when weather permits) and spending time with family and friends.

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Kara Halewood
Meet Kara Halewood
Your Event Operations Manager!

Kara joined Clarion Events in May 2022. She brings over nine years of experience in Event Management and has planned a variety of events including trade shows, corporate retreats, product launches, fundraising events and more. She is enthusiastic to create meaningful experiences within each industry at Clarion Events. Kara lives in Clearwater, Florida with her six-year-old son, Rowan and dog, Ollie. On the side, Kara is a CrossFit Coach and Part-Time Photographer. With her time off, you'll find her working on digital design, playing the piano, enjoying the outdoors or working on learning German. 


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 Patty SanFanAndre
Your Key Accounts Manager!

Patty joined Clarion Events in September 2019 based out of the Connecticut office. She has over 10 years experience in the Trade Show industry and aims to bring a successful trade show experience to all attendees. Outside of Clarion, she tries to keep up with her 3 young kids (Jack, Audrey & Emmy), and her 2 year old mutt rescue, Jasper.


Meet Tristan Lueck
Your Marketing Coordinator!

Tristan joined Clarion Events in June 2022. She graduated from Savannah College of Arts and Design in 2015 before crossing the pond for a Masters of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews in 2019. She is very excited to expand her marketing knowledge and attend all the events that Clarion has to offer. Outside of work she likes to watercolor, attempt to write the next great American romance novel, daydream about her new travel adventure, and cuddle with her three cats (Moriarty, Dr. Watson, and Irene Adler).

For general questions/inquiries, contact us at oceancitygiftshow@clarionevents.com.