meet the team

Chrissy (Devenny) Thompson

Chrissy (Devenny) Thompson

Founder & CEO

Chrissy founded Dynamo Events in 2016, bringing her global event marketing experience from Silicon Valley to Los Angeles. As CEO, she is responsible for growth and strategy for both of Dynamo’s business divisions, venue sourcing and event planning & management, and oversees all client work. She was named to Connect Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list in 2017, is certified in Venue Sourcing by Cvent, and is a PCMA Certified Digital Event Strategist (DES). Chrissy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University where she studied Cultural Anthropology and Markets & Management. She is based in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband Hunter and Yorkshire Terrier Hash Brown.

Mackenzie Strickland

Mackenzie Strickland

Senior Event Manager

As Senior Event Manager, Mackenzie leads all event planning and management work at Dynamo including in-person and virtual events. Mackenzie works closely with our clients to create events that help drive their business objectives – from large multi-day user conferences to intimate bespoke experiences. Bringing her previous hospitality experience to her current role at Dynamo, clients love working with Mackenzie, as they know every detail will be taken care of. She is a PCMA Certified Digital Event Strategist (DES) and has also earned her ON24 Virtualized Certification. A proud graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM (and always ready for a conversation on the Great Books), Mackenzie is based in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband Dom and cats Charlie and Cat Zeta Jones.

Toi Everhart

Toi Everhart

Event Coordinator

Toi joined Dynamo as an Event Coordinator in 2021. She brings over 10+ years of experience to her current role at Dynamo in developing, planning and executing virtual and in-person B2B events that drive business. She specializes in managing large corporate events and building strategic relationships with executives in the Energy, Technology, Healthcare, Entertainment and Finance industries. Toi earned her MBA from California Lutheran University where she studied Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. She is based in the Los Angeles area where she lives with her husband Greg and two kids, Easton and Nola Gray.

April Saliba

April Saliba

Assistant

April joined Dynamo as an Assistant in 2021. A former Athletic Director and Independent Travel Agent, April is a true Jill-of-all-trades and team player. She brings 14+ years of a wide range of experience to help across Dynamo’s business functions but primarily focuses on marketing and administrative support. Her shiny personality and positive spirit always light up the team. A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, April is based in Indiana where she lives with her husband Jimmy, their daughters Lily, Kinsey, and Emmy, and their pets CeCe, Phoebe, Big Bertha, Mochi, and Bear.

future dynamos

Future Dynamos

Giving back is part of our ethos at Dynamo. Through our CSR program Future Dynamos, we give back 1% of profits to organizations that promote youth education in technology. So far we’ve supported Girls Who Code and Mouse and plan to expand our giving to other organizations aligned with our goal of helping make careers in technology accessible to all.

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