OUR TEAMThe Entertainment Solutions team is committed to setting the standard for quality, leadership and excellence in the entertainment industry by doing whatever it takes to meet and exceed the expectations of each and every client we serve.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Ken held the position of Director of Concerts for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA), developing events and entertainment programs for McKale Center Arena and Centennial Hall Auditorium.
Upon graduation, Ken was hired as Marketing and Promotions Manager for KNIX Radio in Tempe, AZ. During that time, his promotions staff grew to ten people as he developed the stations sales sponsorship program. In 1992, Ken was nominated for Billboard Magazine’s Station Promotion/Marketing Director of the year.
After six years of coordinating special events, promotions and marketing for KNIX Radio, Ken founded Image Entertainment Productions, Inc. Growing the business nationwide, Image Entertainment produced local and national events for several corporate and civic clients and included an event roster of more than 250 events per year. Ken sold his business to TBA Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TBAE) in 1998 and founded Entertainment Solutions, Inc. in 2001.
Entertainment Solutions has produced many successful events, establishing an excellent reputation that has led to its extensive growth over a short period. Ken’s industry knowledge and relationships in the music industry have propelled him to one of the top national talent buyers in the Southwest. You can contact Ken by emailing him at: Ken@solutionsaz.com.
Kevin officially began his event marketing career in 1991 as Operations Manager for the Tempe Festival of the Arts. He was instrumental in the development of the nationally accredited arts festival, which is one of the top 25 events of its kind in the nation.
In 1992 Kevin joined Image Entertainment Productions as Vice President of Operations. He oversaw the implementation and production of more than 250 events per year including corporate programming and special event production. His resulting extensive production knowledge has allowed him to play a vital role in planning and execution of every Entertainment Solutions event. His resume includes the production of several historic events such as the Arizona Diamondbacks World Championship Parade, the Arizona 9/11 Memorial Dedication and the METRO Light Rail Grand Opening.
Kevin’s broad experience includes event layout, design and implementation along with the development of logistics and stage timelines. He also specializes in the on-site management of a large staff roster including production and operations personnel and event volunteers.
Kevin has been the Executive Producer of Tempe’s Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Partysince 1992. His responsibilities include coordinating all logistics and production for the 16-block New Year’s Eve celebration in Tempe, AZ. USA Today has rated the event as one of the Top 10 New Year’s Eve Events in the United States. In February of 2008, Kevin was the Project Manager for the NFL Super Bowl Saturday Night, a multi-sensory event that featured the Counting Crows and an incredible fireworks show in Tempe Beach Park. Nearly 20,000 people attended the free event the night before Super Bowl XLII took place in Glendale, AZ.
Kevin’s expertise in event production and management has been instrumental in the success and national notoriety of the Entertainment Solutions projects he manages. You can contact Kevin by emailing him at: Kevin@solutionsaz.com
Carolyn Reyes has been working in events for nearly a decade. She began her career by representing and booking local bands around the valley. Her studies in Communications and Special Events at Arizona State University West gave her the foundation and the opportunity to locate talent, organize events and negotiate contracts.
Carolyn has extensive experience in both public and private events. Prior to working at Entertainment Solutions, Inc.she spent much of her time volunteering her services to different organizations, assisting them in acquiring entertainment and managing event timelines. She worked on numerous events throughout the valley including the City of Glendale’s World Port, Glendale Glitters and Chocolate Affair. Carolyn also served as an intern at the 2002 Arizona State Fair where she increased her knowledge of special events.
It was just a year later that Carolyn joined the Entertainment Solutions team, working solely on booking unique entertainment, creating interactive attractions and procuring sponsorships for the 2003 Tempe Music Festival. Her scope has now expanded to coordinating the entertainment for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and the Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party and obtaining new clients for the company. She continues to book local and regional talent for all sizes and varieties of events. Carolyn never fails to bring together customized entertainment, decor and visuals that truly reflect the client’s theme and purpose for each event. You can contact Carolyn by emailing her at: Carolyn@solutionsaz.com
Matthew was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended Gateway Community College for 2 years where he pursued a degree in Business before relocating to Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago, Matthew completed a five-year Journeyman/Apprentice program with Northwest Mechanical in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning) industry.
Although Matthew was based in Chicago, he has played an important role in many major Entertainment Solutions, Inc. events since 2001. Matthew has been a quad manager at the Tempe Fiesta Bowl New Year’s Eve Block Party for over 10 years and Tempe Music Festivalfor 4 years. He also was a lead on-site Operations Manager for the Metro Light Rail Grand Opening, the Super Bowl Saturday Night Celebration Party, and several Rock N' Roll Marathons throughout the country.
Matthew officially joined the Entertainment Solutions Inc. team as a Production Coordinator in February, 2012. His high energy, years of hands-on experience and passion for the event planning industry continue to contribute to the great success of the company. You can contact Matthew by emailing him at: Matt@solutionsaz.com.
Kristina Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University where she developed an interest in Event Planning and Production. While in college, she worked for US Bank and was a part of the Development Network team where she planned weekly conferences at local resorts.
During her senior year she interned with the City of Glendale in the Special Events Department. Kristina assisted the Special Events Department staff with key event planning responsibilities such as entertainment booking, sponsorships, vendor coordinating and permits. Her main projects during her internship were Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend and Glendale Glitters and Glow Block Party, both of which have an attendance of 50,000 plus.
In 2012, Kristina graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Tourism Development and Management and a Certificate in Meeting and Conventions Planning. Kristina joined the ESI team as a Production Coordinator in January of 2013. With her love for traveling, music and organization she is excited to begin this experience. You can contact Kristina by emailing her at: Kristina@solutionsaz.com.
Kristin Busha was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History, though her career path would lead her into the field of bookkeeping.
Starting out at Rhibacom, a low voltage contractor she worked her way up to running the company accounting department. When the company was sold she moved on to Desertwide Properties, a residential property management company working in the accounting department. In November 2012 Kristin joined our team as the Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager where she continues to pursue her passion for the accounting field. Kristin joined the ESI team in November 2012. You can contact her at Kristin@solutionsaz.com
Natalie Cianciola is a Phoenix native and proud Arizona State University alumnus.
She earned a Bachelors of Applied Science degree concentrating in Special Event Management. Since interning with Phoenix Pride her senior year of college, Natalie has been volunteering with the annual Phoenix Pride Festival for the past several years as the Entertainment Manager. It was during her time with Phoenix Pride where she found a passion for the entertainment and production side of the event world.
Natalie comes to ESI with a strong background in promotional marketing and event planning on a local and national level. Formally as Project Manager at SWAY Events she’s planned, promoted and executed thousands of events ranging from product launches, themed parties, media tours, grand openings, trade shows to large-scale fundraising events.
Natalie is extremely grateful for all the experiences that have led her to her current role as Production Coordinator here at Entertainment Solutions. You can contact Natalie by emailing her at Natalie@solutionsaz.com.
Angelica Perez was born and raised in Mission Hills, California. She attended Arizona State University where she got her Bachelor of Science in Communication,minor in Media Analysis, and certificate in Special Event Management. Throughout college she worked at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex in the special events and facilities department.
During her senior year she interned for Live Nation Entertainment, where she developed her passion for special events,entertainment and production. Angelica assisted the Director of Sales with day of show activities, marketing analysis for VIP clients, and extensive projects for prospective and current clients.
Angelica joined ESI as a Production Coordinator in August 2014. She is honored to continue her passion for live entertainment and contribute to the advancement of ESI. You can contact Angelica by emailing her at Angelica@solutionsaz.com.