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CASE STUDY: SAN MANUEL

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The founding members of San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino celebrated the 40th Anniversary of their casino with a special night of entertainment. They were greeted by Runway models, and a custom photo experience. The celebration was curated with elevated decor and catering. Guests enjoyed private concerts from Duran Duran and Bruno Mars.

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Bryan Waterman
President

Prior to becoming President of Runway Collective, Bryan spent four years at MKTG, where he was the Director of Production for all Nike business across North America. While at MKTG, Bryan also worked with Brand Jordan, Google, NASCAR, Beats By Dre, and Sonos. As the Senior Producer at On Board Experiential, Bryan worked with Genentech, Nike, Red Bull, and Kellogg’s. He’s also worked on every Super Bowl Halftime Show since 2005, fueling his passion for high intensity, live event production. Bryan is an avid sports fan and reps the Trojans, Dodgers, and Lakers…all day, every day.  

Joey Forster
Vice President

Joey specializes in client service and event execution. Prior to joining Runway, Joey was the Group Account Director at On Board Experiential, working with Genentech, Dow, Nike, Red Bull, FIJI Water, Kellogg’s, MuleSoft, and Beats By Dre. Previously, Joey was the Director of Production at AEG with Lexus, The GRAMMYS, Best Buy, Food Network, The Anti Defamation League, and T-Mobile. Joey started his career in event production with positions at BET, VH1, KABC-7, MTV, and Arista Records. When not at work (and sometimes at work), you can find him on the dance floor, at a concert, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.  

Coral Turner
Sr. Director of Operations

As a hospitality professional with over ten years of food and beverage experience, Coral’s keen ability to anticipate needs makes her the best service person in the house. While in Las Vegas, she worked alongside Master Sommelier Jaimie Smith and celebrity chef Rick Moonen, creating innovative cocktails for the most discerning palates from around the globe. She later served as the Beverage Director at the historic Yamashiro Restaurant in Hollywood before creating and launching the “model staff” division for Party Staff. Coral claims she’s a “performing artist with no artistic talent,” but we all know Coral’s true claim to fame is her art of hospitality.

Stacy Cullington
Producer

Stacy is a highly innovative producer with seven years of experiential marketing experience. Playing an integral role in a wide range of events from conferences and athletic competitions, to large scale tours. Through her diverse experiences, she has worked with brands across many different industries such as Toyota, Honda, MINI, Red Bull, Nike & Salonpas.  In her spare time she is snowboarding, trying new food and travelling.

Earnest Sturm
Founder

Born in Russia, Ernest Sturm developed an entrepreneurial spirit early in life inherited from his father. As a businessman himself, Ernest learned first-hand the mechanics needed for success.

Ernest began his career interning for Daniel Flores who paved the path and became a mentor surrounding the events industry. Daniel Flores worked directly with Brent Bolthouse who then was partnered with SBE Productions. Gaining experience handling staffing for Flores and Bolthouse he quickly saw a void in the market and decided to pursue that opportunity.

At the age of 21 Ernest created Runway Waiters – a unique agency providing runway and high fashion models skilled in bar-tending, serving, hosting and brand ambassadors. His clients began to request not only model staff but the “runway expertise “to produce entire events. Runway Collective was founded to execute special events for the world’s top brands and talent.

Danielle Williams
Sales & Client Relations

Alisha Mohindra
Creative Director

A seasoned senior creative designer and strategist with a diverse background in national integrated marketing campaigns, branding, experiential marketing and sponsorships with a focus in event production, design, technology, and account management. Across several agencies, I’ve worked on award-winning campaigns for brands such as Audi, Google, Samsung, Delta Airlines, Mazda, Samsung, Nickelodeon, Universal Music Group, FOX Network, and CBS.

Rudy Compos
Event Coordinator

 

Alex Kolognomos
Event Producer

Emily Zercher
Assistant Booker

Emily Zercher has a vast amount of experience in working with people of various backgrounds having traveled the world performing and teaching throughout the years. She currently resides in L.A. with a background education in behavioral sciences and communications as well as yoga instructor training. When she’s not working alongside her beloved Runway Waiters team, she’s out exploring and seeking thrills and adventure in every corner of this beautiful world!