CL Events Founder and CEO, Catina Lesavoy, a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She has extensive event production and project management experience that has sharpened her skills in the event world across various industries throughout the United States. She has over 10 years proficiency on both the client and venue sides of the event process. This includes entertainment, while working in Studio Services at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, and the non-profit arena at well-known, highly respected and nationally renowned healthcare institutes on both the East and West coasts. These include the Harvard Medical Teaching School in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Throughout her experience she has been responsible for annual portfolios of $1.5 million, and worked with executive leadership at multiple Fortune 500 companies as partners and sponsors
For the past five years she has managed events and teams across larger regions, encompassing multiple states, acquiring an A list of trusted vendors all over the West Coast. Most recently Catina served as Director of Events at DOPE Media producing the DOPE Industry Awards, DOPE Cup, Budtender Appreciation Day (BAD) Parties, and Golden Ticket Parties along the western region. She managed an $800,000 production budget over the year. Under her management DOPE was nominated for Best Cannabis Event in Portland for the 2017 Oregon DOPE Industry Awards and winner of Best Cannabis Event in Seattle for the 2017 Washington DOPE Cup. Her most recent production includes the applauded Golden Ticket Party at The Venue in Las Vegas during MJBIZCon in November 2017, seeing upwards of 3000 guests.
Along with her husband, Catina has lived all over the country and considers herself an urban nomad, creating friendships and connections in a list of major metropolitan cities. In her spare time she stays active through yoga, sculpt, cycling, hiking and more. She is an avid animal advocate who volunteers with multiple breed specific rescues, considering rescue her passion aside from type A event planning. While she now calls Seattle home base along with her husband Doug, French Bulldog Evey and Pitbull Mancha, she’s back and forth from city to city meeting with clients, helping to produce their visions and spending time with family and friends.
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