For over 20 years, Niki has been a dynamic, noteworthy leader in the event production space creating moving, emotional experiences for audiences and clients alike. In 2007, she founded the award-winning Blue Danube Productions and has been an entrepreneur and business owner ever since.
With 35+ years of experience in the hospitality, sales, and event management industry, 9 of which was spent at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition and Space Needle; Kathy’s knowledge of unique spaces and strong negotiation and relationship-building skills are what make her leadership at galoo a key asset.
Brad‘s 17-year career in AV production in which he created outstanding client service and experience for Compass Group at Microsoft and Blue Danube Productions has given him a deep understanding of the technical systems he supports as well as strong relationships with his clients, which makes him invaluable to all who work with him.
Through its partnership with galoo, the Center for Wooden Boats is able to share its local educational programming and maritime history with a global audience. Even the “hands-on learning” mission of the Center is achieved as guests engage with the collection via virtual and hybrid events.
The Center of Wooden Boats
Through the Microsoft Partnership, galoo is part of a community providing the resources, programs and tools to support our customer experience. This partnership offers training and access to a broad range of products, services and expertise which support galoo in building and delivering solutions to address any need.
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.