|Mike McAllen joined Grass Shack Events & Mediaafter 8 years helping industry leaders Jack Morton Worldwide, Bill Graham Events (Clear Channel) and InVision Communications where Mike handled all staffing and freelance talent for all creative and production. Mike’s knack for matching talent with clients is unparalleled in the industry. Finding that perfect match so that his clients’ production services were always beyond expectations. Making sure his production and creative staff understood the clients’ message was received by their target audience. Mike understands the importance of melding the creative and production process for his clients. Mike’s relationships with resources and freelance talent all over the world have made him a force in the industry.Mike has staffed, managed, and produced conferences, videos and media projects for clients such as Oracle, Business Objects, Network Appliance, Veritas Corporation, PeopleSoft, Cisco Systems, Network Associates, BiogenIDec Pharmaceuticals, Siemens Medical Solutions, Blackboard, California Healthcare Foundation, Hewlett Packard, PepsiCo, Genzyme Corp, MySql, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and retail giants William Sonoma, GAP Inc., and Restoration Hardware.
Mike brings his hundreds of proven resources to the fresh, creative, fast paced boutique environment that Grass Shack Events & Media has already established. Mike has an eclectic background which leads him to the communications world. Several years of firefighting instilled a hearty work ethic and the importance of teamwork to get a job done right and the love of helping people. He has been an avid glass blower for many years to tap into his creative side.
Mike is also the founder of EventCamp.org and MeetingsPodcast.com which both help the Meetings and events industries learn about event technology and social media in events and meetings.
Mike enjoys BBQs with his family and friends, playing basketball, fly-fishing, hiking, surfing, and running with his dogs, Sam, Alex.