JEREMY BRONSON PRESIDENT/OWNER

JEREMY BRONSON

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PRESIDENT/OWNER

After two decades working for elected officials and technology companies, Jeremy pursued his lifelong passion for food in 2008 — with a nudge from his wife to take the entrepreneurial plunge. A natural people person, Jeremy loves planning events, developing business partnerships, and managing a growing team. Jeremy dedicates a big portion of his time to supporting our community, serving on nonprofit boards, volunteering for industry associations, and lecturing in business and hospitality courses. A father of two grown daughters, he cooks for friends and family and explores the Denver restaurant scene in his spare time.

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KAM DAGLI

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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Kam the man. This professional through and through, Kam has earned his reputation as one of the best service industry leaders Denver has to offer with his 15+ year career. Having worked the ins and outs at several Denver hot spots, his extensive experience and multi-tasking skills are obvious at every event. If he’s not working out the logistics for our most events, he can be found skiing, woodworking, reading, or wise cracking. To cut to the chase – Kam truly always knows what to do, and does it while making others smile along the way, too. Plus, he’s a certified sommelier… so that means even more smiles!

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BECKY JENSEN EVENT DESIGNER

BECKY JENSEN

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EVENT DESIGNER

Oh, how we love our Becky! Occasions was lucky to have Becky join us in 2016 as an event captain. She kept busy while successfully juggling another full-time retail position, before joining the O. Team full time. Becky will naturally feel like one of your best friends the first time you meet her. If she’s not rooting for the Chicago Cubs or at a concert, she’s off somewhere making memories with her friends.

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WALTER MICHEL

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PASTRY CHEF

Born and raised in Glarus, Switzerland, Walter has been baking since the age of 15 and has never really slept since. Catch him early, because he’s usually completed a full day of baking around the time we break for lunch. We feel fortunate to have his talents in house, along with his sense of humor. Walter applies traditional Swiss methods to produce timeless, authentic desserts – while also creating contemporary, trending sweets. Oh, and be sure to ask about his breads. They’re nothing short of homemade, melt-in-your-mouth bliss… to say the least.

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WALTER MICHEL PASTRY CHEF
MEGAN MYERS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MEGAN MYERS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

If you’ve called Occasions, chances are, you’ve talked to Megan. As the Administrative Assistant, Megan has a hand in many tasks behind the scenes, ranging anywhere from creating menu cards for events, to assisting with billing information. Megan comes to us from Vermont, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in hospitality. In her down time, Megan can be found downtown, watching a play or showing off photos of her cat, Molly.

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LEANNE NICHOLS

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OFFICE MANAGER

Leanne handles our human resources department, while also managing many accounting tasks. Leanne’s got your back when it’s time to refer you to one of our event designers or get you quick answers to your event questions. She is originally from Maine and decided it was time to trade the ocean for the mountains back in 2004, and we’re so glad she did. Outside Occasions, she and her husband are raising two young children.

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LEANNE NICHOLS OFFICE MANAGER.
ELRI NIEUWENHUIZEN SALES DIRECTOR

ELRI NIEWENHUIZEN

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SALES DIRECTOR

“Elri” isn’t pronounced “energy,” but don’t tell [EL-ree] that. The South African native, Coloradan by way of Australia and New York City, is always honing her craft and leading our event design team by her excellent example. Elri spent a decade producing signature events in the unique Manhattan market before joining Occasions. She is a marathon runner and dedicated food adventurer with a penchant for craft coffee (perhaps the source of her boundless energy).

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HOLLY PAGE

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SENIOR EVENT DESIGNER

A New Yorker through and through, Holly has the hustle and skill to produce many of our largest events, year after year. She spent many years working in the fast-paced restaurant industry and Manhattan event scene before settling as a newlywed in Colorado in 2011. She soon after joined the Occasions team, where she quickly became one of our go-to Event Designers, and was promoted to Senior Event Designer in 2016. She loves that each day at her job is different – just like every event – and clients rave about her ability to guide them to unique, successful occasions.

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EVENT DESIGNER

KATIE QUINN

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EVENT DESIGNER

When Katie’s in your corner, you know you have a partner who’s going to make you laugh the whole way toward making your event a huge success. Her celebrated humor complements a strong work ethic and attention to detail – the winning combination for this industry. Even though she’s relatively new to Occasions, Katie is no event rookie: she’s been in event planning for over a decade and has a network of fans to prove it. We’re lucky to have her as part of the Occasions family, as both a work colleague and as an expert on the local live music scene.

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CALVIN REYNOLDS

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EXECUTIVE CHEF

Truth is, Calvin’s degree in Fire Science Technology from Colorado State University is about preventing wildfires, not food pyrotechnics. But caterers can dream, right? Calvin took the helm of Occasions’ kitchen during a historic lull in events due to the pandemic. That’s given him the opportunity to put his own delicious stamp on our menus, adding artful presentation touches and new cooking techniques. Having cooked for James Beard House guests and regulars at many iconic Denver restaurants, Calvin knows how to dress it up or dress it down to match the occasion.

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SHEILA SACKETT

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KITCHEN MANAGER

Born and raised in New England, Sheila specializes in natural foods and fluidly leads her team with her upbeat energy. She has over 30 years of training and experience creating healthy dishes for guests with specific dietary needs, and she’s also an expert in client favorites like bacon, butter, and artisan cheese. A true professional who can’t imagine doing anything else, Sheila thrives off of the rush and magic that happens behind the scenes in the kitchen – it takes her back to her musical theater roots and gives her that adrenaline rush she loves. Come into Occasions for a tasting, and you’re likely to meet Sheila while you sample her delicious food.

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ANDREA TENENBAUM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ANDREA TENENBAUM

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The socialite and laugh factory’s most valuable team player – clients and coworkers all love Andrea’s fun take on anything life throws at her. A third generation “Denverite,” she loves everything about this city and helps plan its memorable events by speaking with clients and learning about their tastes. Being married to David and front-and-center in the industry for years, she is still always so excited to see events “in full swing,” knowing the ins and outs that went behind every detail.

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DAVID TENENBAUM

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OWNER

David truly grew up with a front-row seat in catering watching his mom and dad, Sandy and Barry
Tenenbaum, run Occasions by Sandy for 38 years. Then in 2008 over a drink and a golf game, longtime friends Jeremy and David decided they’d be great business partners and bought the company, eventually changing the name to Occasions Catering. Coming from a strong background in public accounting, David handles a lot of the finances and business end of the company, while he also oversees his other venture – Rocky Mountain Spice Company. He loves Colorado, skiing, concerts, his two daughters, and his wife, Andrea… to name a few.

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DAVID TENENBAUM OWNER
LETTY ZUNIGA DIRECTOR OF GUEST EXPERIENCE

LETTY ZUNIGA

GUEST EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR

You can take the girl out of Los Angeles, but you don’t have to excuse Letty for being a Dodgers fan. You won’t hold it against her, though; Letty makes a natural connection with everyone she meets. She’s spent nearly half her life as a manager in catering and restaurants, always seeking free time to travel the world or cook and craft with good friends. She keeps her clients and colleagues smiling with her non-stop positivity and love for people.

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