Amanda Brown – NCA MN Chapter
Amanda began her career in the hospitality industry in a variety of restaurants and catering concepts. She brings over 15 years of extensive hospitality experience, along with business development and sales & marketing management. Her most previous experience was with CRAVE Catering, planning events for groups of 15 to 800 attendees. Prior to that, she led the Catering & Event Sales Department for Pinstripes Catering. Amanda, now a 3-year member of the NCA, currently serves as the Affiliate Liaison for both the Minnesota & National Executive Board of Directors. In 2015, she won the National Concierge Association – Minnesota Chapter Affiliate of the Year, Chapter Board Member of the Year, and chaired on the Ronald McDonald House Cooks for Kids 2015 Fundraiser Gala. Currently Amanda is carrying on her career and philanthropic efforts at StoneRidge Golf Club as the Director of Catering & Events, continuing to provide life-lasting memories for all occasions, ensuring all clients can be a guest at their own event.
Susie Carlson – NCA MN Chapter
Carlson Printing Company has been proudly serving customers for 40 year. Susie is a third generation owner of her family owned business. They specialize in both offset and digital printing as well as full service mailings. Their dedication to their customers and community has and always will be top priority. Susie is so proud to have worked at Carlson Printing for the last 23 years. She has been a member of NCA since 2010 and an Endorsed partner since 2011. She received the Best Affiliate Partner Award in 2012 and Best Chapter Affiliate Partner Award in 2013. “I have been blessed to of done business with many NCA members over the years”, said Susie. “I have worked on several committees, expanding my knowledge and personal relationships within my NCA – MN Chapter community. The NCA has been a wonderful organization to belong to, and I look forward to many more years of service”.
Tracy DeJong – NCA MN Chapter
Director of Tour Guide Services and past board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Concierge Association (NCA) has been a member of the metroConnections team for more than 20 years. DeJong served as NCA parliamentarian during the 2015-2016 year and co-lead the premier NCA fundraiser in 2016-2017. DeJong’s passion for volunteering and assisting others has not gone unnoticed; company owners recently presented her with their Service Excellence Award. In addition to her roles at metroConnections, DeJong is very involved in the Twin Cities community, serving as a spokesperson for various business gatherings and site selection presentations, providing recruiting tours for numerous local corporations that are hiring new employees, and promoting the cities’ histories and attractions to tourists and residents alike.
Pamela Eagan – NCA MN Chapter
Pamela Egan is the owner and lead designer of Pamela Egan Floral Design. She has been a proud member of the Minnesota Chapter of the NCA for the last 7 years. Serving on the Board of Directors for 3 years as Parliamentarian and donating door prizes and volunteering when she can as an affiliate member, Pamela supports her local chapter. Pamela Egan Floral Design (PEFD) will complete its 8th year in business at the end of 2016. The bulk of her business comes from corporate accounts. Whether the needs are weekly floral arrangements, large or small events, sympathy florals, weddings or individual orders, Pamela is passionate about providing creative, textural, extremely fresh floral arrangements that are value driven and meet client’s budget needs. PEFD works to exceed expectations and over deliver with every for both general clients and NCA concierge and affiliate members alike.
Christie Evans – NCA AZ Chapter
For the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of working alongside my mom and dad, Phil & Bernadette Evans, at our family business the Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in Sedona, AZ. I am passionate about the hospitality and tourism industry, and was delighted when I was introduced to the NCA, where I have had the opportunity to continue my education and network with concierge and affiliate members who share the same enthusiasm for the industry that I have. I have served on the AZ Chapter Board as Affiliate Liaison and Special Advisor from 2013-current, and am honored to have received the NCA recognition of VIP & Gold Member status. I appreciate the NCA National Board, Chapter Boards, and membership for continuing to make the NCA a welcoming place to learn, make friends, and grow professionally.
Stephanie Long – NCA AZ Chapter
Watching her family run a successful hot air ballooning business, from a young age Stephanie was always intrigued by both ballooning and the business behind it. She furthered her knowledge of both, working in a variety of capacities at the ballooning business, as well as obtaining a BS in Business Finance from Arizona State University, and certificates in Global Leadership and International Business. Now, Co-Owner of that same business she grew up working in, Hot Air Expeditions, Stephanie is putting her education and hands on experience to work, and enjoys promoting ballooning, tourism and all things Arizona. Stephanie thrives on relationships with both the concierge and other vendors in the tourism industry, and is currently serving as a liaison between the two.
Evelyn Tada – NCA NV Chapter
Evelyn’s career in the hospitality industry began in Hawaii primarily in the hotel segment encompassing experience in management within various departments with direct contact to develop the work force to exemplify the Aloha Spirit. In 2001, after moving to Las Vegas, NV secured a position with a tour and ticket agency, then moved on the aviation segment of the visitor industry with responsibilities targeting weddings and group programs. After the first year with Papillon, was elected to the serve as the Affiliate Liaison, Nevada Chapter and continues to serve for the third year with a passion to be part of the growth of the NCA.