608-755-4123 ext. 350
As we all know, Rod is a hardworking, fast talking man who always has a brainstorm ready. He is extremely passionate about his work, and equally passionate about KANDU and Best Events Catering. He refers to the company as “the family business” because that is how important his coworkers and the company is to him. He holds it all close to his heart, and it shows in his daily commitment and to anyone lucky enough to work with him for their event. He constantly pushes his employees to climb higher, think bigger and always find a way to overcome. He pushes these ideas at the workplace and also instills them in their character for lifelong lessons. I know it’s hard to believe, but there are moments when Rod is not in ‘work mode’. He has built an ever evolving garden in his backyard. He is also a creative welder, and an avid traveler.
608-755-4123 ext. 354
Kelly attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, with a focus in Art History, and moved back to Janesville to be closer to family. Best Events was a perfect fit for her creative nature. She enjoys the fun of her job and working with great people; both in her office and her customers. Plus, who doesn’t love playing on Pinterest and get paid for it? When she is not at work keeping Rodney in-line, you will find her with her husband and two children, traveling, cheering on the Packers or Antiquing.
Business Development Manager
608-755-4123 ext. 366
608-436-1246 (cell phone)
Ramos came in like a wrecking ball. Chris has been involved with non-profits and business planning since 1999. After graduating from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design he started working at The Janesville Gazette. Chris immediately found himself attached to the city and the business community.
As the Business Development Manager, Chris is always up for a challenge and brings a wide range of problem solving and forward thinking for BEST Events and their customers. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (JACVB) and is involved with various non-profits and fundraiser developments.
In his free time he tries to keep his wife out of Target and is always entertained by his children. Chris enjoys reading comic books, eating anything rolled in sugar and writing science-fiction. He also has no problem with shameless plugs (www.readchrisramos.com)
608-755-4123 ext. 361
Kimberly has worked in the service industry for 14 years and has been with Best Events since February of 2015. She completed her generals at UW-Parkside and UW-Milwaukee before graduating with a certificate in Floral Design and associates degree in Meeting & Event Management from Madison College in 2012. After graduation she moved back to Milton to pursue her career at Best Events and has finally settled in Fort Atkinson with her boyfriend, Justin. In her free time you’ll often find her at the beach, on a road trip with friends or cheering on the Badgers and Packers every weekend.
Floral and Décor Manager
608-755-4123 ext. 351
Amanda is a botanical enthusiast, and studied horticulture and landscape design. She started her career in event design and fresh floral for the thrill of something new every day. She is intrigued by nature, and has a passionate sense of adventure. Her partner in crime is her 4 year old daughter, Zoey, whose fresh view of life keeps Amanda inspired.