CANDY COMMUNITY

Meet the Team

The Candy Team is a select group of industry professionals offering excellence in event management from concept to completion, promotional campaign support for both business and not-for-profit initiatives, and creative communication solutions to strengthen the impact of your brand, product or message. With our years of experience, unstoppable tenacity and sheer enthusiasm for our work, you can be sure that your business event, fundraising effort or new product launch will be a sweet success!
 
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Lisa Gareau
Founder + President
 
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Lisa has created effective connection strategies and provided creative event support for a variety of businesses and community organizations – large and small – all across Canada. Creative, dynamic, tenacious, and quick with her infectious laugh, Lisa brings a level of enthusiasm to her planning, training, and coaching that is second to none. With a strong drive connect people through meaningful events, Lisa is excited to support those planning and promoting events for their businesses, organizations, or groups by offering event planning services, promotional supports, interactive workshops, relevant resources, and access to a growing network of planning peers and local industry experts.
 
 
 
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Jennifer Hadley
Client Experience Manager
 
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 Jennifer joins the Candy team with years of event planning, business marketing consulting and project management experience. Having worked on projects that range from private life-cycle events to gala fundraisers, she has a true understanding of the specific needs of each client. Her personalized touch to each project gives every event a fresh feel. Jennifer brings excellent client relation skills as well as a creative flair that maintains excitement throughout the planning process. No one cares about people more than Jennifer does! She has worked successfully with a wide range of people including community leaders, celebrity clients, business professionals and volunteer groups. Her favourite time is crunch time and she feels the most energy when all of the pieces come together to create the vision that she and clients have designed.
 
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Lawrence Carriere
Designer + Web Specialist
 
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Lawrence has had a passion for the World Wide Web ever since he was able to connect to it using the text based Edmonton FreeNet with an Amiga 500 computer. What started out as a hobby eventually became a career and now with over a decade of industry experience, Lawrence has had the opportunity to be a member of teams that have conceptualized, designed, and implemented web based solutions for organizations in the oil and gas, health, safety and environmental, education, not-for-profit humanitarian aid, and small business sectors. Lawrence makes it his personal mission to ensure that every single client is 100% satisfied with his work. He prides himself of a job well done regardless of that being a front facing website design, or the coding in the back that most visitors never see.

 

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