In early 2020, Kathy was the Director of Sales at the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle. As venues were closing and events were canceling due to the pandemic, she asked an important question: “How are we, as a venue, going to stay relevant in the virtual and hybrid worlds?”
In search of a platform that would represent a venue as it looks and feels in person, not gamified or animated, and with networking opportunities for the guests, Kathy reached out to trusted partner, Niki McKay, during one of their working lunches together.
Niki, CEO and Founder of Blue Danube Productions and a veteran leader in the event planning industry, and her team, did some research and were surprised to find there was a gap in the industry that represented a real opportunity to create something people truly needed: a platform that would provide the venue itself with opportunities for digital engagement.
galoo was created to bridge that space.