Hilary Lorrain, Senior Project Manager

Hilary is an accomplished event planner with more than ten years of experience in both coordinating and managing the deliveries of top-notch events. A perfectionist at heart, Hilary takes great satisfaction in providing nothing but the highest standards in customer service to our clients. Hilary’s strong sense of professionalism and her ability to craft long-lasting relationships with the people she works with are just two of the many qualities that make her an invaluable part of the Compass Rose team; she truly understands our clients and their needs.

Hilary is a graduate of Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and information systems. In her free time, Hilary enjoys traveling, spending time with her son Charlie, her niece and nephew and watching her favorite MLB team, the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Send Hilary an email: hboland@compassroseevents.com
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Brett Ernst, Senior Project Manager

Brett has been in the Event Planning and Production industry since 2008 and has an extensive background of designing custom tailored events for groups from 300 all the way up to 26,000 guests! His main focus is the Mid-West Region and he truly understands how to provide uncompromised client care, taking time to clearly understand his clients vision for their event and custom tailoring Compass Rose Events capabilities to meet and exceed the client’s expectations for every event, every time!

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, Brett has always stayed close to his Mid-Western roots. He graduated from the University of Missouri and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and currently lives in Maryville, Illinois with his wife, Erin and sons Jude and Andrew. When he does have free time, Brett enjoys playing golf and rooting on his Mizzou Tigers and Saint Louis Cardinals, Rams and Blues!

Send Brett an email: bernst@compassroseevents.com
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Alexandra Curatolo, Senior Project Manager

Alexandra is a client favorite! Her professional nature and commitment to understand and produce her client’s vision has made her one of our most successful Project Managers.  She has organized and managed all types of events including corporate events, triathlons, marathons and volleyball tournaments. Her goal is to make each of her events a huge success that is unique to her client’s corporate culture and tailored to fit their individual needs.

Alexandra was a scholarship college volleyball player at St. Leo University in Tampa.  She relocated to Nashville to work for Compass Rose Events and in her free time she enjoys traveling, family time and movies at home with her husband.

Send Alexandra an email:  acuratolo@compassroseevents.com
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Andrew Brooks, Project Manager

What do you get when you combine the best qualities of Texas and Maine…our Project Manager, Andrew Brooks! Andrew is dedicated to building relationships that foster successful and meaningful events for the client. He knows that hard work and industry experience lead to impressive execution. As a project manager, his main objective is to ensure that everybody involved in the planning process enjoys the event and is thrilled with the outcome. Andrew looks forward to each event opportunity and to start working on the details of the next great day.

Andrew was born and raised in Austin, TX before attending high school in Newcastle, ME. He then earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and subsequently moved back to Maine. As a result of living in such different states, Andrew is able to understand the regional needs of events and will utilize his experience to custom tailor each event. In his personal time, he likes to stay active by playing basketball and golf and can always be found rooting for Texas Longhorn sports.

Send Andrew an email: abrooks@compassroseevents.com
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Mike McBride, Project Manager

Mike joined the Compass Rose Events team in February 2015 and has over 7 years of experience in the event industry. From his experience while working as an Event Manager to help pay for college, Mike learned every critical step of making each unique event’s vision come to life.  Since his introduction to Event Sales in 2012, Mike has taken great pride in delivering first class customer service and paying close attention to every detail for all of his clients. Mike has an extremely high success rate when it comes to partnerships with returning clients due to his proven methods and trustworthy approach.  He is committed to ensuring that all of his clients receive a consistent and custom tailored experience that ties all  of the strings together for their special celebration. He looks forward to building long lasting relationships with some of the best companies in the country and making great friends along the way.

Mike is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. When he is not planning the next big event, Mike enjoys spending time with his son Clark, wife Kelly, fishing, fishing some more, and cheering on his St. Louis Blues and Cardinals!

Send Mike an email: mmcbride@compassroseevents.com
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Adria Brown King, Project Manager

Adria began her career at Compass Rose in 2007 and since that time, she has held positions in both Sales and Operations. She has finally found her niche as a Project Manager where she can focus on providing Customer Service and Care.

Adria attended the University of Maine where she majored in Psychology and served as treasurer in her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. She currently lives in Bath, ME with her husband and their two cats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Send Adria an email: abrown@compassroseevents.com
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James Aschenbrenner, Project Manager

James, who has been in the industry for over 10 years, began his career at the Event Management level and successfully transitioned into the Project Manager role.   He has had the unique experience of forging great relationships and producing highly successful events across the country from New Mexico to Tennessee and Wisconsin down to Texas.   His career has taken him to residences in St. Louis, Missouri, Dallas, Texas and, most recently, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

A competitor at heart, James graduated from Southern Illinois University, which he attended on a wrestling scholarship.  His favorite part of the corporate event world is all of the terrific people he gets to meet, as well as being able to travel and experience local cultures and cuisines.  He prides himself on forming friendships and long-lasting relationships with his clients.  

In his spare time, James can be found spending time with his wife on the patio with the grill fired up. He is always up for trying the best local eateries in any town.  He is a life-long fan of Chicago sports, including the Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears.  

Send James an email: jaschenbrenner@compassroseevents.com
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Patricia Ernst, Project Manager

Patricia is proud to be part of Compass Rose Events family and currently has over four years of experience in the event planning and production industry. She strives to provide excellent customer service and support for the various Project Managers across the company.

Patricia has held various positions within an event sales team from a Project Associate to a Regional Project Manager to the Director of Support Services. She graduated from University of Missouri with a BS in Business Administration focusing on Finance and Banking and is more than excited that her current role focuses on costing, budgeting, and using numbers on a daily basis. In college, she was overly involved in philanthropy through her sorority and assisting with planning various events and functions they held as an organization.

Patricia currently lives in the St. Louis, MO area and spends her free time with her two dogs, reading, enjoying time with family, and watching the Mizzou Tigers play. Also, she loves to cook so you will most likely find her in the kitchen preparing the next family feast.

Send Patricia an email: pernst@compassroseevents.com
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