The TMN Events Team
Similar to some of the corporate giants of the world, TMN Events started as a very small “garage” business in 1998. The internet and telephone shared the same line! Due to these humble beginnings and “bootstrap” mentality, we have perfected the art of scaling to our clients needs. Pat and Scott’s mantra is to “lead by example”. TMN Events is a full-service corporate event planning company, a destination management company, and a unique high-end incentive creation company.
For large, resource intensive events, TMN has a core employee base capable of managing our consistent, repeat contract staff for seamless delivery. TMN also has the ability to manage most events with our core staff alone. Every client and every event stakeholder is our first priority. You will never feel like a small fish in a large pond when working with us. We have a diversified staff of experienced, dedicated professionals who will work with you from the inception to completion of your event. You will never get the feeling your event is not important enough to merit our full attention and key staff from our team.
For the past 17 years we have prided ourselves on the fact that every event is significant to us and you will nearly always see one of the two owners of TMN events at your event…..not just shaking hands, but working on the nuts and bolts of the event.
By partnering with corporate event stakeholders of many Fortune 500 companies, TMN provides everything from visionary assistance for memorable incentive trips to high touch events where celebrity involvement requires complete discretion, privacy, and confidentiality. We have earned many stripes, taken a few lumps from the school of hard knocks, kept most of these “learning” experiences invisible to event attendees, and always retain a sense of humor throughout the process.
We strive to continue focusing on being the best event partner in the business! We do what we say we will do, on time, and on budget. We over-deliver, are prepared to adjust, and remain transparent to our clients and vendors…..this has proven to be an asset to both our clients and our business growth.
TMN Events President Scott Winegar alongside Founder Pat Moloney.
Meet Our Team
Pat’s first career was as an educator, having taught for 22 years. Pat made the transition to full time event planner in 1996, and founded The Meeting Network two years later. Like many small businesses of our day, TMN started in the “garage”. The first giant leap was the forming of Pat’s partnership with Scott Winegar in 2001.
In 2005, The Meeting Network grew into a new name, TMN Events and has grown into one of the most unique corporate event planning companies in North America. Our clients are diverse and continue to engage TMN Events for a diverse variety of event formats and locations. Pat’s goal with TMN is to build and foster an atmosphere of trust and respect that will permeate all facets of TMN and the events they coordinate.
When Pat is not working a TMN Events program, he loves spending time with his Wife Cheryl and her grandchildren……or on the golf course!
Prior to entering the corporate event planning world, Scott was a sales and marketing executive for several corporations, including General Electric and Marsh, Inc. His focus turned entrepreneurial when he met his current business partner, Pat Moloney. Scott and Pat joined forces in 2001 and have grown TMN Events from a small DMC based company to an international incentive and corporate event company with a reputation that is second to none.
Scott’s goal is to foster a culture at TMN where relationships are the foundation for building toward the future and complete transparency is the avenue to collaborative partnerships with both customers and vendors. Scott is also focused on building a team of consummate professionals and fostering a, “whatever it takes” mentality to enable TMN to over-deliver for their clients.
Regardless of where TMN goes, Scott always rolls up his sleeves and takes a hands-on approach to making sure the clients of TMN get the absolute best service possible.
When not traveling for an event, you can find Scott mountain biking, road biking, river running in a raft or kayak, or traveling with his wife Gina to sporting events his children are involved in.
You can reach Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-385-9510.
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Tom StewardTMN Boise
Tom “Stew” Steward
Prior to joining the TMN Events team, Tom managed technology projects for more than 20 years at large organizations, aligning business goals with client objectives in areas including: Sales and Marketing, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Purchasing. Tom has worked full-time with TMN Events since 2014, but has been working events with TMN since 2002, and if you’ve met him, you probably know him as “Stew”.
We like Tom’s professional detail oriented people approach, along with his practical project experience and business insight. When we needed to grow the TMN Events team, he was the perfect fit. Tom is involved with all aspects of event preparation, logistics, planning and on-site execution. He has a passion for creating successful events that allow clients to focus on their message and relationships.
Boise, Idaho is an active outdoor kind of town and Tom enjoys everything Boise has to offer. When he’s not cycling, golfing, rafting or fishing, you will probably find him on a plane reading a history book.
Noreen GallagherTMN Boise
Noreen has been in the meeting and event planning arena for over 24 years and has experience in meeting management and event planning in the corporate meeting and incentive markets. She has managed and implemented all elements of the pre-planning and on-site logistics involved in event and meeting planning throughout North America. Noreen owned her own meeting planning company for 10 years before officially joining TMN Events full time. Noreen regularly contracted with TMN events for many years, but is thrilled to be on board fulltime with the TMN team.
Noreen has a vast amount of experience on the hotel side of the business after working hundreds of events in different venues in different cities. Noreen is a Full Service Meeting and Event Management Specialist which includes requests for proposals, site inspections, contract negotiation and on site logistics to include food and beverage, audio visual and room sets. Included in her responsibilities is the off-site event that most companies have for large groups or sales meetings. She can act as a DMC working closely with local vendors.
Noreen enjoys cycling and running events. Her dog “Meeko” is the office mascot.
Rich CaballeroTMN Boise
Rich has over 20 years in the corporate event management business. His experience has taken him to events in most large markets in the U.S. working with a variety of groups from 10 to 1000. Rich joined TMN full time in 2007 after working 28 years in the Disaster Mitigation and Response field for the Federal Government. That career of hands on work and training took him throughout the U.S., India, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Canada. Rich and his family of 4 are avid skiers and his wife and daughter are both ski instructors in the winters. Rich does a little of everything in the corporate world for TMN, but if it’s moving people around he is really your man. Transportation is his specialty.
You can often find them on the local ski hill teaching and skiing with friends!
Larkin BrownTMN Boise
Larkin joined the TMN Events Team in 2014 with a diverse professional background, but you could say Larkin’s event planning experience began as a young girl when she organized theme parties, elaborate dinners, and fun outings for her groups of friends and family. She is a natural event planner with a flair for decorating and menu planning.
Whether at TMN World Headquarters researching, organizing, and pre-planning an event or on-site helping manage an event, you will always find Larkin with a smile on her face. While she loves to travel and see new places, her favorite part of working on any event is meeting new people and taking care of customers. Outside of TMN Events, Larkin enjoys cooking, reading, music, hiking, skiing, and soaking in Boise’s great culture.
Jim EmpeyTMN Boise
Jim has been a golf professional since 1984 and has had a number of roles in the golf industry. He was an instructor at two noteworthy facilities in Southern California, Riviera CC and Sherwood CC. In addition, Jim was a member of the Australian PGA Tour and the Asian Tour before becoming the Head Coach of the Men’s Golf Team at USC.
Since moving to Boise in 1997, Jim has taught at his studio at Quail Hollow Golf Club and is a 4-time “Teacher of the Year” in the Rocky Mountain Section of the PGA. He has been awarded multiple times throughout his career both as an instructor and player. He has been ranked the number 1 Teacher in Idaho by Golf Digest Magazine, noted as a Top 10 Teacher in the Northwest by Golf Magazine, and has been a 5-time Rocky Mountain Section Teacher of the Year. As a player Jim has been a 3-time Rocky Mountain Section, PGA “Player of the Year”, a 2-time Rocky Mountain Section Senior Player of the Year, and a 2-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Championship in 2007 and 2011.
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Kathleen ElliottTMN Boise
Kathleen has a long history with TMN Events as one of the first clients of this very small “garage business” – she hired Pat and TMN to mastermind numerous events for her efforts with a local private foundation in 1998. Since then, Kathleen has contracted with TMN Events both onsite and remotely until joining the TMN team full-time in January 2015.
Throughout Kathleen’s diverse professional career in corporate retail management, vendor compliance and operations, she has strengthened her organization and creativity skills and uses these skills in a variety of capacities at TMN. Kathleen enjoys a good challenge and relishes on the continually changing environment and opportunities that arise from ensuring TMN provides the best possible customer experience.
When not using her organizational skills with TMN, Kathleen puts them to good use with her teenage triplets, husband and their numerous adventures.
Ben HedrickTMN Boise
Ben joined the TMN Team in late 2015 and has more than 10 years of experience in event technologies. Ben’s energy and passion for events began as a technician and production manager in the corporate audio visual industry where he worked as a liaison, bridging the communication gap between the client and the technical team. Ben is at his best using his expertise to manage logistical puzzles, audio visual requirements and creative elements for events of all scales. When not manning a sound console or video switcher you can find Ben out on the floor interacting with and taking care of customers.
When Ben isn’t on the road you can find him swimming and hiking with his wife and two children, playing music with friends, or behind the lens of a camera.
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Cali HippTMN Boise
Cali is the most recent face that has been added to the TMN Events Team roster. Cali reigns as the youngest female to win the Idaho Women’s Amateur at the age of 15. A recent graduate from the University of Oregon, Cali competed as a student-athlete on the women’s golf team. Throughout her career as an amateur golfer, Cali has familiarity traveling both domestically as well as internationally. She has competed on turf in Japan, Spain, and Canada.
Cali’s goals while working for TMN Events are to learn the ways of the events business, to grow and foster new relationships, and to be the helpful hand the TMN Events Team needs as they strive to deliver the most well-crafted corporate events around the world.
When Cali is not working one of TMN Events many programs, she ventures in trying culturally eclectic foods, going on golf outings with friends, skiing the mountains of Idaho, and spending time with her family.
Connie ScheerTMN St. Louis
Photography, technology, telling a good story – these are all elements of Connie’s role with TMN Events that she has managed to combine into a model that works. Connie has been working with TMN Events since its inception. As a result, she has been fortunate enough to be a part of some of the most beautiful and high profile events from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City to Indy Sports Car racing in Sonoma, castle tours in Germany, and all kinds of golfing events – her job scope has some mileage.
From event photography to your event registration websites and branding, she takes on new and challenging projects with a vengeance. At times, she even tries to keep her family involved. A proud mom of two teenage daughters, Brooklyn and Madison, the photography and travel bug has seemed to brush off on them as well. Don’t be surprised to see them helping her out when possible!
Despite the location or the clientele, all of these high-end events require a unique team of professionals that understand what it takes to execute a seamless, unforgettable, and flawless event. “I love my TMN Events family, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” -Connie Scheer
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Russell LintnerTMN Sun Valley
Russell wears many hats for TMN, but a chef’s hat fits him best. His formal training was at the Culinary Institute of America and he has coupled his passion for helping people with his love of creating great food to teach, to feed and to amaze parties of 2 or 200 with his culinary skills. When he’s not nordic skiing or cycling, you may see Russell working for TMN… behind the wheel, behind the registration desk or behind the stove. Whichever role he happens to be filling at the time you can bet it will get done with passion and a smile!
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Jared HopkinsonTMN Park City
Jared, the owner of Sawtooth Adventure Company, first worked with TMN in 2005 hosting a large corporate raft trip on the Salmon River during an annual meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. Since 2005 Sawtooth Adventure Company and TMN have collaborated on multiple corporate team building projects and networking adventures each summer.
In 2007 Jared joined the TMN team at the Sundance Film Festival. Ten years, dozens of celebrities, world business leaders, politicians and executives later… Jared is now our VIP team leader and local liaison for TMN Park City.
Jared’s life passion is sharing the magic found out of doors. During the summer he leads hundreds of visitors into Idaho’s largest wilderness on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. During the winter he teaches outdoor education classes at the University of Utah. Jared lives to ski powder with his daughter and travels as much as possible with his wife and new baby boy.
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Monique AbbottTMN Park City
Monique is our go-to in the TMN Events Park City office. Monique has been delivering elite corporate experiences for TMN in the beautiful mountain town for over ten years. Prior to opening her own event business in Park City, Monique earned her corporate stripes at Merrill Lynch and Neiman Marcus. Monique has become a greater part of the TMN team over the past couple of years. When she is not coordinating the many moving parts of an event, she is managing her most important job – taking care of her three young children with the help of her husband John. You may also find them on the slopes of Deer Valley Resort ripping up the corduroy!
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