Our Team


Mary C.

Mary spends her time coordinating, planning and hosting exciting events, exploring her local Brooklyn neighborhood, and sleeping on occasion. She loves games, books, cooking and especially the pulse of NYC! If you have any questions about POGO Events, contact mary@pogoevents.com or 718-344-8962.


Senior Event Coordinator

Dawn J.

Dawn is a Jill of all trades who truly enjoys supporting the POGO staff. When she isn’t in the “office”, she can be found scouting out new beer bars, checking books out of the library, or preparing for foreign travel. As a rule, she never leaves home without a deck of cards, as you never know when entertainment might be needed!


Event Coordinator

Amy Z.

Living in New York all her life (apart from studying abroad in London) has given Amy a real love of the city and exploring all it has to offer. While on a short hiatus from full-time work she had the time to focus on her true passion of digital photography with her amazing subject – the city of NY.


Event Coordinator

Amy G.

With a competitive spirit running through her–Amy prides herself on being involved in fun activities that require team spirit and a drive to win. Whether it be working a hunt or running a trivia night-helping others to race to the finish for the highest scores is her goal in life!! Other passions include health/weightloss coaching and helping those in need of life changes to make their new healthier self a reality! In her downtime…whenever possible–you can find Amy at live concerts-such as her favorite band of all time–Air Supply!


Event Coordinator

Rachel B.

Rachel moved to New York to pursue her dance career from Nebraska after graduating from Stephens College. During her time here she has worked for the Brooklyn Cyclones & Mets baseball teams along with bringing Holiday cheer as an Elf at Macy’s. In the past 10 years she has been busy moving and a shaking with many different dance shows and choreographers! She is excited to join the Pogo team! Her first experience with Pogo races she happily kicked and danced her way through the streets to a WIN!!!


Event Coordinator

Greg M.

This self-proclaimed geek and native New Yorker is a recent New Jersey transplant. You can find this foodie, bar crawler, and movie Broadway aficionado frequenting the Big Apple. Drawing from his deep well of general knowledge and current events he loves writing scavenger hunts and coming up with challenging, but enjoyable obstacles for participants. Greg has a Bachelor in Psychology, Master in Information Systems, and a doctorate in fun.


Event Coordinator

Samantha A.

Samantha proudly hails from the Sunshine State and made her way to the concrete jungle 8 years ago in search of fun opportunities and new exciting things to discover. Thankfully NYC has plenty to offer. Everyday Samantha finds new things to get in to and she enjoys sharing her findings with others. When she is not helping others discover NYC, is planning events in NYC for the masses and loving it.


Event Coordinator

Amanda T.

Amanda T. is a recent graduate from Hofstra University, where she fell madly in love with the world of communications. Having received her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism, public relations, and fine arts, Amanda knows how to work a crowd and blend in effortlessly. Born and raised in the city that never sleeps has led her to working numerous events from TV up-fronts to concert guest lists, and she even finds time to write for several online music publications as well as maintain her own music website. To say this girl has got a lot going on would be an understatement, but she wouldn’t want it any other way.


Event Coordinator

Sarose K.

Sarose is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied Psychology and Biology. A lover of all things music and entertainment, she was a member of The Victory Eights, the longest continuing, all female, collegiate a cappella group in the nation. Now that she is back home in the Big Apple for good, she is taking on corporate events by day and is a proud new member of the amazing Pogo team by night. On the off chance she is not creating an exciting event experience you can find her singing, collecting rubber ducks, trying new foods, spending time with her family and enjoying live music with friends.


Event Coordinator

Elizabeth G.

Elizabeth grew up in New York City. During the first 16 years of her life, she found her passion for the arts and event planning. Whenever she had the chance, she would participate in plays, coordinating parties, and write songs/poetry/scripts. She moved upstate at 16 and moved back down to the city 6 years later. After exploring the Social Work Field, she has decided to continue a journey of creative arts, film, advertising, and event planning. She just wrote and produced her first film and looks forward to the future. Outside of work, her favorite sport to play is basketball and favorite sport to watch is football! Hopefully JETS will eventually become a good team!


Event Coordinator

Barbara L.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Barbara is a Rutgers University Graduate where she studied Communications and Art History. Currently a media and event sponsorship sales account executive, Barbara is also the newest member of the Pogo Events team. An occasional runner and full-time Rutgers Football fan, Barbara spends her free time at the Jersey Shore and Tweeting about Game of Thrones as well as all things Garden State!


Event Coordinator

Anna C.

Anna is a Brooklyn native whose motto is “Have MetroCard– will travel”. A graduate of Hofstra University, where she majored in English and studied marketing—Anna enjoys keeping up with NYC’s energetic pulse and events. She enjoys getting together with her tristate area friends, loves coffee (a must!), and going to hear live bands. With a background in book publishing—Anna likes to keep up with current events, meet new people, and hunt for the latest bargain.


Assistant Coordinator

Patrick T.

Patrick is an Upstate NY, farm-country native with a BA in Hospitality Management. His recent move to Brooklyn has opened up a whole new world (cue Disney’s Aladdin soundtrack) and has offered a lot of great opportunities to stay busy. A big fan of adventures, Patrick finds himself in the many parks that the city has to offer or perusing a museum. He loves team sports, bringing people together, and trying new things everyday. With plenty of experience in running and participating in all sorts of events, Patrick is excited to be a part of POGO Events!


Assistant Coordinator

Kelli O.

Hailing from Illinois, Kelli brings her Midwest charm to NYC. With over four years experience in event production, Kelli excels in executing all of the finer details. She’s a proud new member of Team Pogo. When Kelli is not taking over the world, she’s either attending the best music festivals on the East Coast or searching for her next favorite taco spot in one of the five boroughs.


Assistant Coordinator

Elyse K.

Elyse was born and raised in Chicago and studied Chemistry at a small school in Wisconsin. Still using her chemistry knowledge for working as a sales Account Manager for the largest pharmaceutical trade show in the world, Elyse cannot escape events. Elyse loves her two collies, working out, and is a die-hard Greys Anatomy fan.


Assistant Coordinator

Julie H.

Julie was raised in the NYC suburbs, college-educated in upstate New York, and has been living and thriving in NYC since last year. An event planner by profession, Julie is also a singer/songwriter, theater goer and coffee drinker. She love to connect people and passion through events and is so excited to be a part of the POGO team.


Assistant Coordinator

Lily Mae B.

Lily Mae is a proud geek and nerd. She loves books, underground music, art, baking killer cookies, quoting movies, and is a Game of Thrones expert. Known for her ability to “fix” anything she truly lives up to her nickname of McGyver. As the newest member of POGO Events, she looks forward to exploring the city and meeting new people.


Graphic Designer

Iris R.

Originally a Civil Engineer, Iris felt the need to follow more creative pursuits and immersed herself in the worlds of video editing and graphic design. She’s excited to contribute to the POGO Events team and design some amazing posters! When she’s not behind the computer screen, Iris is probably biking, painting, or exploring the city and going to concerts with her friends!



Senior Event Coordinator

Jenna R.

Like Pogo Events, Jenna was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Always looking for an adventure, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida and brought Pogo with her! She's looking forward to exploring her new surroundings, while finding some hidden and non hidden gems. Still a foodie at heart, cooking and trying new places is where you can find her when shes not out discovering the city!



Event Coordinator

Kimberly K.

Kim was likely a game-show host in a former life, as her enthusiasm for competitive group activities has flourished into full-time career as an event host and facilitator. When she’s not leading our public hunts or private events, Kim enjoys supporting local non-profit organizations, or impromptu wine over boardgames with close friends.


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