It takes a creative, energetic, patient, tenacious and open-minded all-rounder to deliver a truly unforgettable event. And we’ve handpicked some of the best talent in the business to create our award-winning team. Get to know us, just a little bit.

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Helena

Helena ‘H’ Medhurst

Director

LOUD talent:

Conference whiz with a specialty in working offshore, Helena has over 1,000 events under her belt.

SECRET talent:

Life drawing. Preferably naked life drawing. But all in the name of art of course!

TALENT spotting:

“The best event I’ve ever been to was the very first Cirque show in Vegas, years ago. I’ve seen so many of them now, but the very first one filled me with such excitement and possibility, it was like nothing I’d ever seen. If you can create that sense of wonder for a guest you are doing an incredible job.”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Marianne

Marianne ‘Mez’ Edmonds

Director

LOUD talent:

Killer budgets, security, fencing, moving thousands of people, moving immovable things – logistics are Marianne’s forte. Good job she can talk under wet cement.

SECRET talent:

Mez learned to fire dance in Nicuragua. While it’s not officially on our current menu of services, something could be arranged at a competitive rate.

TALENT spotting:

“One of the most unique events I’ve been to was an international fireworks competition in Malta. At five months pregnant, thrills and excitement were in short supply on that particular holiday, but this event was nothing short of spectacular. It just goes to show there can magic moments around every corner – extra magic if pyrotechnics are involved!”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Darrenn

Darrenn ‘Dazzla’ Medhurst

Director of Business Development

LOUD talent:

Our sales supremo and ultimate connector specialises in the association market, and bringing together sponsors from a range of industries.

SECRET talent:

Darrenn is a trained pilot. The aviation arm of our business is still in the blue sky phase of development but aerobatics could be a great addition to your next event…

TALENT spotting:

“I’m Scottish, so any party’s a great party.”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Martene

Martene ‘Martini’ Hogan

Stylist

LOUD talent:

Floral maestro, details diva and our most stylish of stylists, Martene redefines creativity with each new job.

SECRET talent:

Pointilism – drawings composed of millions of tiny dots. Her meticulousness knows no bounds!

TALENT spotting:

“My wedding was the best event I’ve been to – everything done by me the way I wanted it to be! The best live music, I themed the tables myself. And the best part: this is when it dawned on me that I really wanted to be a stylist. It’s the genuine personal insight and bespoke touches that make all the difference.”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Meredith

Meredith ‘Merri’ Lambert

Account Manager

LOUD talent:

Our resident funster-in-chief, Meredith can pull together a magical family fun day, Christmas party for thousands or at the other end of the spectrum can keep a conference for 800 running to the minute.

SECRET talent:

Jump rope extraordinaire. This woman is always on her toes.

TALENT spotting:

“Splendour in the Grass is one of the great interactive, innovative, creative events in Australia. Unbeatable entertainment, smart layout, diverse theming, creative art installations, clever integration of branding – like a two storey ship bar for Captain Morgan whiskey – not to mention awesome food. This festival delivers so much more than just the music and they raise the bar every year.”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Lucy

Lucy ‘The Goose’ Kelly

Account Coordinator

LOUD talent:

A master multi-tasker with a seriously impressive CV, Lucy is our youngest team member and keeps us all on trend!

SECRET talent:

Hitting a 50 cent piece with a rifle from 50 metres. While she’ll leave the firearm at home, Lucy hits the mark first time, every time.

TALENT spotting:

“I spent an Australia Day in Whistler, Canada, and Australians who’d never met came from all over town to dance and sing along to the Triple J Hottest 100. We took over a huge abandoned house and proved that sometimes an event is only as good as the people who come and the mood they’re in. A likeminded crowd will always make for a great party.”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Katie

Katie ‘KT’ Tomkins

Account Manager

LOUD TALENT:

Give her a hotel, she’ll negotiate you a room block, and with a background in convention centres her venue and catering management expertise are invaluable.

SECRET talent:

Look out CWA, Katie once made a giant lamington birthday cake for Barnaby Joyce.

TALENT spotting:

“We spent one New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires at a Japanese restaurant on the waterfront. After beautiful sushi and gorgeous wines we puffed cigars and immersed ourselves in an amazing festive atmosphere. It was an unlikely fusion of city and venue and cuisine which made it all the more fantastic. Sometimes, what might look a little random on paper is acutally a recipe for perfection.”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Danielle

Danielle 'Dannii' Gadanyi

Registration Extraordinaire / Account Manager

LOUD TALENT:

With a formidable memory and a list for everything, Danielle is precisely who you want managing your list.

SECRET talent:

Danielle is a trivia guru. Put her on speed dial for all future trivia emergencies.

TALENT spotting:

“I once went to a dinner where we arrived at our destination by boat. The event had three distinct areas, with different theming and entertainment in each, concluding with fireworks on the beach – but the focus still remained on the magic location and stunning surrounds. Despite having so many elements the night was relaxed and seemed effortless. Planning is everything. I can only imagine the military precision going on behind the scenes!”

MY style [visit my Pinterest board]
Laura

Laura ‘Loz’ Condon

Account Manager

LOUD talent:

An event wizard with top pedigree, Laura honed her wizardry at Moreton and Caxton Street Catering before joining us at LOUD.

SECRET talent:

Laura can drive a bobcat and excavator, and make pretty convincing dolphin noises. At the same time if required.

TALENT spotting:

“Brisbane Festival is such an impressive event and showpiece for the city. It brings to life so many places around Brisbane – performance venues, bars and restaurants, public spaces – as well as bringing together extraordinary talent from all over the world. They do it so well, and do it better every year. Whether it’s an internationally acclaimed piece of dramatic theatre, or the family favourite Riverfire, the festival always feels diverse, exciting and inclusive. It’s hard to appeal to a truly broad audience, but the Brisbane Festival is a shining example.”

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