Eric Derevjanik

Eric was born and raised in southern Maine, before moving to New York in his early teens. After graduating, he joined the events world as an audio/video technician, working in the field for ten years. With an emphasis on white glove service and customer communications, he worked as a staffed technician for Fortune 500 companies…. Read more »

Ron Drews

Ron has been in the Recreation and Special-Event Planning Industry for over five years with a substantial background in Recreational Management. He enjoys the entirety of the event process from planning to facilitating events! As a Project Manager, Ron enjoys designing creative event plans that tailor towards a company’s specific wants and needs. Ron is… Read more »

Mackenzie Smith

Mackenzie’s passion for the event industry started in college when she spent most of her free time working production for music festivals and being an event and community outreach intern. She began with CRE in 2022 as an Event Manager and knew the role of Project Associate was the perfect fit for her to continue… Read more »

Jessica Potash

After joining the Compass Rose team in 2022, Jessica immediately fell in love with all they had to offer. She started out as an event manager and worked her way up to leading Compass Rose’s largest events of up to 10,000 attendees. Beyond CRE, Jessica has extensive experience planning and managing live events. She has… Read more »

Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie started with Compass Rose Events in 2013 as an intern, giving her the opportunity to take on different roles within the company.  Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and desire to work with both sales and operations led her to the Senior Project Associate role.  Day to day you’ll find her helping with client… Read more »

Katy Burkholder

Raised outside of Toledo, Ohio, Katy first started at CRE as one of our hard-working, well-travelled Event Managers back in 2010. She soon joined our sales team as an inside sales representative, eventually earning the title of Senior Project Associate. She balances her time between customer service, sales and behind the scenes assistance, while still… Read more »

Hilary Lorrain

Hilary is an accomplished event planner with more than eighteen 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 her clients. Hilary’s strong sense of professionalism and her ability to craft long-lasting… Read more »

Brett Ernst

Brett has been in the Event Planning and Production Industry for over fifteen years and has an extensive background of designing custom tailored events for groups from 300 to 50,000 guests!  As Regional Director, Brett leads a sales team that services thirteen states across the Mid-West Region of the country.  He truly understands how to provide uncompromised… Read more »

Alexandra Farmer

Alexandra joined the CRE team in 2012 as a Project Manager Trainee while also heading out on event sites as an Event Manager. Today, Alexandra works closely with her sales team as Regional Director and prides herself on mentoring her team. She provides expert knowledge, industry experience, relentless energy and commitment to understanding her client’s… Read more »