Eryne Sarabin, DES
Founder & Lead Event Strategist

Eryne is the CEO of Tycoon Events and has been in the events and marketing industry since 2003. Her experience extends into working with numerous local and international organizations, including a year spent in London, England working alongside Gordon Ramsay, as part of the events and culinary industry. Voted one of “Canada’s Top 250 Event Professionals to Know in 2021” by BizBash, she is deeply committed to her industry. She is an educator and advocate, focusing on best practices, sustainability, and accessibility. She has a deep commitment to giving back to her community and volunteering for several local organizations. Being meticulous is not just in her nature, it is deep in the roots of the company. She’s all about the 3 – B’s – bunnies, bubbly and business!

Stephani Harvie
Account & Event Manager

I have been fascinated with events ever since I stepped outside of university and into the real world; the energy, the planning, the innovation! My experience has made me believe that every event can tell a story, from the decor through to the food and drink. As a bonus, I can accompany my clients to all food sampling appointments for no additional charge. I recommend at least 3 sampling appointments for optimal results.

Laryssa Szmihelsky
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

At one point in my career, I was at a crossroads deciding between pursuing communications or event planning. Communications won in the end, but events have always had a special place in my life. Being able to provide communications and marketing support for Tycoon brings my two passions together. I’m creative, think outside the box and analytical, and love helping clients share their narrative in a powerful, authentic way.

Lindsay MacDonald
Social Media Coordinator

Family woman, cheese lover, Early Childhood specialist, and intense creative programmer! I am usually behind the scenes helping the big picture come together and supporting the team with my digital skillset…or dreaming about brie.

Ali Powers
Event Support

Event organizer extraordinaire! My experience ranges from large and small conference management, workshop development, award gala production, through to wedding coordination. I believe that every company has a story that deserves to be told, preferably over a delicious cocktail…or two! 

April Bannerman
Event Support

I am addicted to the energetic movement of events! That, and the memories that are created thanks to the meticulous planning of a great team. I have a lot of experience in the event world, but more importantly, I have a lot of experience kicking butt at Scrabble. Z-E-D-S is so a word!

Madeline Jonah
Event Support

Details coming together for the event is truly the magical part! Being a part of the onsite team, I get to see all the levels of engagement that each event holds. As a post-secondary recruiter, I always like to tell students to find their home community. Here at Tycoon it is definitely a home community with people that will intentionally engage with you and bring all the details together for a beautiful event.

Nikki Fullerton
Event Support

With over 10 years of experience in the events industry, ranging from small intimate gatherings to major festivals, and everything from livestock management to the finer details of floral design, I bring a diverse background and approach to event execution. Onsite in the thick of things, problem solving and helping to bring the vision to life is my favorite part of any event, and I am thrilled to be part of the onsite execution team for Tycoon!