The Dream Team

 
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CASSANDRA COSTELLO

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

CASSANDRA COSTELLO

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Wisconsin native Cassandra Costello moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue her dreams in the fields of fashion and event production. A 2010 graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Cassandra brings with her eight dedicated years of both domestic and international event production experience.

Mentored and recognized by leading industry professionals, Cassandra holds unparalleled knowledge related to concept design, production scheduling, custom fabrication & installation, AV & lighting, talent & crew management, graphic production and logistics coordination.

Cassandra’s positive and calm demeanor is the key to successfully directing projects. Her experience includes trade-show exhibits, live broadcasted events, corporate events, V.I.P. lounges, corporate training tours, award-season parties and personalized celebrations, including productions at E3, CES, Gamescom, MTV Spring Break and The Golden Globes.

 

PATTY  PANKOSKY

PRODUCER

PATTY PANKOSKY

PRODUCER

Patty's years of study and work in human development combined with over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry laid the groundwork for her eventual foray into the Events industry.

Patty has proudly worked with the events teams at the Hollywood Film Awards and Dick Clark Productions. She has enjoyed working closely with clients such as Prada, Dior, Visa, Univision, NBC/Telemundo and Netflix to customize and produce memorable events. Her experience includes corporate events, product launches, film premieres and hospitality lounges.

 
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BRANDEN STRONG

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

PETER COSTELLO

OWNER & OPERATOR

PETER COSTELLO

OWNER & OPERATOR

Peter Costello brings an eclectic set of knowledge and skills to the MoonLab team. Born and raised on his family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin, Peter moved to Los Angeles and worked as the Operations Coordinator for an event production and furniture company. Peter’s experience in component fabrication, logistics, procurement and production coordination, coupled with his solutions-driven attitude, will ensure a streamlined experience from concept to execution.

With a keen eye for detail and your best interest in mind, Peter works closely with clients and vendors through the production process to ensure the ultimate vision becomes reality.

 
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MEGAN HARRIS

DESIGNER

OCTAVIA THOMPSON

PRODUCTION & OFFICE ASSISTANT

Recently completed a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design accompanied with her years of experience as an Events Assistant, Octavia brings with her an arsenal of production skills to the MoonLab team. As a Culinary arts student many moons ago, Octavia decided to trade in her apron for event credentials and voyage into the events industry, working backstage at fashion shows in Los Angeles and New York. Octavia has worked with event teams at the CFDA, Stella McCartney, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The Grammys. Octavia’s experience includes film premieres, charity events, event check-in, product launches, talent lounges, and fashion shows.

 
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ALLIE IDZIK HEIFETZ

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

KELSIE BRUNICK

OPERATIONS MANAGER

KELSIE BRUNICK

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Before joining the MoonLab team, Kelsie worked with clients as an advocate and litigator within nonprofits and gained experience in startup operations in Venice, CA. Kelsie realized she could help create an environment and culture where staff and clients felt informed, engaged, and supported through their work. With a genuine passion for creating client-focused systems, supported by strong communication and a creative approach to problem-solving, Kelsie strives to produce an exemplary customer experience from start to finish.

 

GRADY NORTHROP

PRODUCTION  COORDINATOR

GRADY NORTHROP

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Versatility and adaptability are the two main components Grady adds to the MoonLab team. Growing up in both Los Angeles and on a cattle ranch in the foothills of Central California, gave him the ability to be thrown into any scenario and still produce exceptional results. His experience within the events industry began during his time at the University of Southern California where he facilitated various builds and gatherings, during his involvement with both his fraternity and the Ski & Snowboard Team. Grady’s attention to detail and his client-first mentality (developed over his past three years in hospitality) ensures that no request or detail be overlooked from concept to completion.