When Ron and I founded Mercury Events we knew it would only be a success if we could recruit a diverse team of experienced event professionals to work with us and we are proud to tell you below about the men and women who will play key roles in making your event a success


In addition to this accomplished team, we also have a list of long time event staffers we regularly use in key roles at your event.


We know your events are incredibly important to you and your organization and would be proud to have you place your trust in Mercury Events to insure they are fun, memorable and profitable.


-Gavin


Who We Are

Gavin L. Mc Kiernan

Director


Gavin has led a variety of events from concept, to follow through and everything in between.


His past work includes a variety of roles for other events and event management companies. He oversaw a 40% increase in sign ups for the Inland Empire's largest endurance event, worked on auctions and golf tournaments that grossed over $400,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs, and conducted fundraising dinners in cities across the country for non-profits and political campaigns.


Gavin specializes in marketing, branding and event design as well as working with non-profits with limited resources and helping them create events that are fun, memorable and profitable.


Complete Event Services

Course Design &                 

Permitting

 

We will design a course that participants love. We will get your course and event permitted through your city and can also provide USATF course measurement and certification.


 

Sponsor

Recruitment

We leverage our reach through multiple events to get you bigger sponsors.
 


Marketing

Planning,

Consulting &

Implementation



Our team has built events from nothing and renewed growth for plateaued events. We are available for marketing consultation or we can design and implement your entire marketing campaign for you.
 


Volunteer

Coordination



Registration &

Timing





Event Day

Management

Allow us to recruit your volunteers for you as well as manage their placement and training on event day.



We can set up your registration and pricing and manage registration seamlessly with your timing company.  We can work with any timing and registration company but we have had our best results with and highly recommend Pacific Coast Race Timing.



We will set up, manage, break down and clean up your course, festival, golf tournament or any other kind of event you can imagine.



Rufus Fuller

Pacing & Elite Athletes


A veteran pacer of many endurance events Rufus will make sure your participants don't go off course.


Rufus can also leverage his connections among elite athletes to bring top running talent to your race.

Patrick Tabora

Vendors & Sponsorships


Before coming to Mercury Patrick worked for the Long Beach Grand Prix, on NCAA football games at the Rose Bowl and with several non-profits doing fundraising and marketing for their events.


His contacts with sponsors and vendors will bring new money into your event.


This spring Patrick will be finishing up a Masters in Sports Management at CSULB.

Charlie Hart

Volunteer Coordinator


After helping you create a large work force to help put on your event, she will schedule and train your volunteers.


With Charlie in charge of your volunteers, you won't need to be involved in and of the headaches that arise while training, organizing and placing dozens if not hundreds of volunteers from all ages and walks of life across a large area.

Kurtis Ishikawa

Technology Consultant


Over 20 years of experience supporting multiple levels of IT infrastructure and associated devices.  Proficient in Microsoft Server, Client, and Office software, Microsoft Hyper-V and

VMWare virtualization and cloud technology, Microsoft SQL Server, Adobe Photoshop,

Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Visual Basic, Visual C++, HTML 5,  Linux, Android, and iOS.

Currently ChronoTrack Administrator for Pacific Coast Race Timing and Senior Project Designer on an Enterprise level, cross-platform relational database for a major Pacific Southwest Landscape contractor.

Jason Vong

Visual Production Specialist


Jason has several years of experience in event coverage which was largely gained from his passion in digital media.


Jason can provide your event with comprehensive coverage as videographer, video editor, photographer, or even as a P.A. system operator. 

Ron Gee

Event Specialist


A world class marathon runner, Ron placed 20th overall in the 1988 US Olympic Marathon Trials.


Ron is a veteran of over 20 years of events in Southern California. Ron has been a part of events as varied in size and scope as small kids runs to the largest marathons in the area. Ron understands what people want from your event be they elite athletes, age group contenders, couch to 5K walkers and everyone in between.


Ron's specialties are logistics, audio production, and race day and event management.

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