ABOUT

Why The Recess Factory?

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Experience creates confidence. We know event operations, it’s what we do, and we love it.

- Our team has a combined total of managing over 3500 participant events, ranging from multi-day, high liability events with attendance over 250,000 to running events with over 10,000 participants.

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We hold great pride in our team’s knowledge and our ability to quickly and conservatively solve problems, in many cases with minimal resources and a tight budget.

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We are honest and transparent in everything we do.

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Our staff is always professional in appearance and manners.

- We mandate a clean and organized personal appearance for all employees.

- We are not simply ‘operations’ for your event. Our staff knows the value of premium customer service with great attitude and integrity towards your participants. By default, your ‘Operations Team’ has numerous interactions with your participants. Our staff is respectful and always aims to make their experience personal and fun.

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Our team knows what hard work means.

- We don’t have hours, we work until the job is completed above standard.

- We are used to working under pressure on strict timelines.

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We treat all of our client events as if they are our own.

- We don’t make exceptions in quality and care.

- We don’t ‘time-save’ or ‘short-cut’. We do it the best and safest way.

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Lastly… We are fun, positive people, and very grateful for the opportunity to work with your team and your event. Nothing is taken for granted.

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HEARD THROUGH THE BUSHES (no, we didn't script this, honestly. we didn't hear it through the bushes either.)

“Thank you for a fantastic event!  By far, you’re my favorite event producer to work with and this was the best event of the season!  Can I clone you? We were so happy with how everything turned out, from the atmosphere of the entire weekend, to our on site brand presence, to your amazing staff! It’s sometimes easy for a brand like ours to be overshadowed by big sponsors, but you helped our brand stand out very well! We received really positive feedback and I can’t tell you how many people thanked us for being there."

Muscle Milk / CytoSport, Inc

THE RECESS FACTORY [CORE TEAM]

DAVID JANOWIEC

President

At a young age, growing up in northern Minnesota, he developed a love for building things through his father Bruce, a cabinet builder, and began using this trait to build his first business at the age of 24. David has held leadership positions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors with companies such as Life Time Fitness, the International Mountain Bike Association, and the University of Colorado Boulder. He serves on the board of directors for Boulder Hockey Club and has served on past boards for Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation and Colorado Youth Hockey Foundation.​ He attended both Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Recreation Management. David, his wife Samantha and 2 kids Avery and Jacek live in Erie, Colorado. His favorite things are hockey, golf, baseball, fly-fishing, design, woodworking, cowboy boots, country music, flip flops and the water. (aka: Ice in the winter)

JENNIFER BURTON

Operations Director

Jenn graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Event Management in 2016. Jenn began her career with an internship here at The Recess Factory and has since worked as an event contractor for multiple companies and travelled the U.S. helping to produce different special events. She also worked the 2017 season with the Colorado Rockies on their Promotions and Special Events team. If she's not at an event, Jenn is most likely climbing a mountain with her dog or finding a great happy hour deal somewhere in Denver. 

NATE WERHANE

Event Manager

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BLAKE WOLLENBERG

Medical Director

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MICHAEL HERING

Video Production

Michael will tell you everything you need to know about yourself and your peers in the first 15 minutes you talk with him. He's a very intellectual and amazingly creative person - a perfect fit here on the Recess Factory team. Our production experience is vast, with work created for corporate marketing campaigns, professional athletes, short films, educational pitches, and commercials.

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SAM LYONS

VP Operations & Business Development

Sam attended Colorado State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance. He grew up in a small town in Colorado. He has held past sales and marketing positions with a few major Beer companies. His favorite things to do out side of work are Golf, wakeboarding, snowboarding and and being around water.

HUNTER SCHOEPFLIN

Director Marketing & Communications

Hunter graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in Mass Communications. Currently, he is completing a Master's Degree through Arizona State University. Hunter grew up in the state of Colorado playing hockey and is passionate about communicating with others. He fines a perfect balance of work and play being at The Recess Factory, where he is able to combine his passions of hockey and communicating as the Director of Marketing and Communication.

MATT KARVONEN

Ice Operations Director

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WES BUTLER

IT & Web Support

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SAMANTHA ALLEN

Event Services Manager

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RYAN CAGNONI

Event Manager

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