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Dan Leaphart

Events and Promotions Director

As Event Manager, Dan oversees the logistical side of our events. These include sponsorship contracting and activation, permitting, vendor and partner relationships and on-site management. A huge sports junkie who dies for Miami football, Atlanta Braves baseball and Orlando Magic basketball, he equally enjoys listening and talking politics, and watches 60 Minutes and Vice News. Absolutely loving what he does, Dan fully values his professional relationships that have lasted for over a decade long and feels honored to be a part of this amazing team. He is a proud first-time homeowner where he and his wife reside with their beloved morkie pup, Sady. Long flights are preferred, and so far Asia is his favorite continent. He plans on traveling to all seven before setting aside his bucket list.

Natasha Christman

Event Manager

Natasha comes to the Cox team with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida. As Event & Sales Specialist, she sees her role as the “director of all things chaotic.” With a specific attention to detail and awesome grammar skills, she also assists as Dan’s communication specialist and temporary memory. Consistently creative, cheerful, confident and competitive, she is constantly learning new facets of the business to better serve her team. Obsessed with her long-haired Chihuahua Tila, TV shows and goat cheese, she’s known for her loud laugh and oftentimes can be seen at music concerts and cooking competitively with her co-workers. Her dream is to be Ellen DeGeneres for a day so she could give just as much as she does. And also, world peace.

Jillian Ryan

Production Assistant

Born in Greenville, North Carolina and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, Jillian is an only child with two amazing parents. During free time she plays with her new puppy Cali, binge watches Netflix, likes to go for a hike, reads here and there, is an amateurish photographer and even paints canvases (whew!). Her main goal in life is to have a happy little family and be able to give back to the people who helped her throughout life (so far). Her first day on the job with us was a 12-hour shift with the band Train for a private concert in an airport hangar. Not too shabby.

Brie Gosselin

Production Assistant

Brie comes from Tampa, Florida. She loves the beach, traveling anytime and anywhere, fashion, and being creative pretty much any way, anyhow. Another dog lover of the bunch, Brie has a 3-year-old boxer mix she absolutely adores. A goal of hers is to own and run a small boutique shop with handmade jewelry. It takes all kinds in the world of events, and Brie has found a temporary home with us here at Cox Events Group until she branches out on her own after college ends. Brie has worked in multiple markets with us on several different events.

Preeti Rana

Digital Promotions Assistant

Hailing from the heartland of India in Dilli (New Delhi), Preeti studied Mass Communication & TV Production while working in several production houses in India. After moving to the United States in 2014, she’s been jostling with American culture ever since. Her passions include digital marketing and creating and maintaining social media campaigns. A lover of Bollywood movies, Ed Sheeran and Adele, Preeti also enjoys eating all types of spicy food, and practices herbalism on weekends at the Florida School of Holistic Living. One day she’ll travel to Europe and her life mantra is A Happy Soul is a Wealthy Soul =)

Katlyn Habig

Production Assistant

Katlyn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in South Florida. Growing up, she spent most of her time at the dance studio and on the sidelines cheering on her football team. She decided to move up to Orlando after receiving her Associates Degree from Florida Atlantic University to find out how much she loves the Event and Hospitality industry. Later, she graduated with her degree in Event Management from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality and Event Management and has been trying to find her niche in the industry. She loves everything to do with music and is eager to plan all sorts of concerts and festivals in the future. Other than her love for wanting to travel and experience the world (especially after traveling 30 hours across the world to explore Bali), her goal is to be able to wake up each morning and love what she does for a living knowing she is helping others as well with a smile on her face!

Olivia Kurecki

Production Assistant

Olivia was born and raised in Sarasota, FLA. and moved to Orlando in 2015 to attend the University of Central Florida (go Knights!). She’s currently a junior studying Entertainment Management at the Rosen College for Hospitality Management. Her dream job is to live in Nashville as a tour manager for a big-time country artist. In her free time, Olivia loves to spend time with her family, listen to Taylor Swift and cook with friends. She’s also affectionately known as the “candy monster.”

Samantha Cruz

Production Assistant

Samantha was born and raised in Miami, FL and is proud of it, too (305 till she dies). She made her way to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Management and Operations, and since then has been loving the city more and more. Samantha has a funky personality with a hint of sass, and will accept any good challenge that comes her way. She loves rollerblading, creating “freaking cool birthday cards,” making Cuban coffee for her coworkers, and dreaming about the day she’ll finally get a dog. Something she really values are the relationships she gets to make and the people she gets to work alongside with.