themusegroup has gathered a unique group of event specialists who understand all facets of an event. We strive to understand our client’s event goals in order to conceptualize, design, plan and oversee all key elements of their event. Our unmatched logistical experience allows for quality control and ensures your vision turns into reality.
Our creative process begins with an open dialogue with our clients. Through effective listening and understanding your goals, we then begin a seamless yet natural flow of energy toward elevating your event beyond expectation. It’s this unprecedented level of workmanship and attention to detail that puts themusegroup's events in a category of it’s own.
Karri is a recognized producer in both the entertainment and event ring. With a career in the corporate and entertainment field that spans over 20 years, she understands the mechanisms required to create shows and events that are recognized as cutting edge. Considered a consummate professional respected by entertainers, suppliers and clients alike, she is known for strategically transforming her client visions into effective event platforms that produce solid ROI results.
In her entertainment portfolio are successful touring productions The Pink Floyd Experience, Bjorn Again, the Abba Experience, and Barrage. As executive producer she has produced shows with William Shatner, Reba McIntyre, Collective Soul, Life House to name a few as well as worked with JAM Theatricals Chicago/New York. Karri has travelled four continents and worked with teams in New York, Los Angeles, London, China, Toronto and Montreal.
Karri’s passion for event production has earned her the mantra reputation of “Don’t tell me how it can’t be done, work with me to find a solution of how it can be done”. For the client this means turning visions into reality.
Karri has also been involved at a board level with numerous Community Non- profit organizations serving programs targeting poverty, young adults with emotional challenges as well as the Youth Singers of Calgary a community based award winning program that is recognized internationally serving 400 youth teaching dance vocals and theatrical training.
Something you may not know about Karri...
Karri was born and raised on a family run tobacco farm in South Western Ontario. She learned early the virtues of hard work including how to drive an old John Deer tractor at eight when her grandfather built wooden extensions on the clutch pedal so she could reach.
Karri loves history, older homes and antiques. She is a seasoned genealogist tracking her family history to the 1600's. She has completed eight home renovations and believes that great masterpieces can be made by recycling and lots of elbow grease.She loves taking something worn and bringing it back to its original luster. An adventurer Karri bought an old cottage in Mexico and totally renovated the property.Single in a foreign country and not knowing the language she became a local legend with contractors creating a new version of Spanglish in sign language (for those that know Karri you are belly laughing)!
Rita is a seasoned and accomplished special event manager & producer who brings an uncompromising standard of excellence to every project. Rita is known for her resourcefulness and meticulous attention to detail in operational planning and event logistics – combining a vision for the possible with sound logic, superior organizational skills and thoughtful execution.
Over her 20 year experience in the special event world Rita has earned the trust and respect of industry colleagues, production managers, suppliers and talent. Her extensive network of personal connections to some of the industry’s best allows her to hand pick a supplier team tailored specifically to suit the unique creative vision and specific objectives for each and every project. She has profound respect for the people she works with – acknowledging and celebrating the skills and particular expertise each individual brings to the mix – and is skilled at motivating and creating the synergies essential in building a strong team that together can accomplish exceptional results.
Balancing out the very practical and logistics side of Rita’s nature is a theatrical, romantic alter ego with a lifelong love for the performing arts – especially the world of musical theatre. As an adult, the opportunity to live, pursue further linguistic and musical studies and work in 3 different European countries served to deepen Rita’s conviction in the power of live theatre, music and dance to transport and transform. Over time the passion has manifested itself in a variety of ways: as a performer, as a vocal coach to young singers, as a talent agent for the corporate market and finally in the world of special events. This combination makes it possible for Rita to understand the overall picture creating leadership synergy between the creative vision and budget ensuring each event is seamless.
Something you may not know about Rita...
She has a passion for global adventure travel- especially when it includes fabulous hiking opportunities. Musical theatre and really good chocolate are her top two "can't resist" indulgences.
Dixi began her training in the theatre department of Arizona State University, where her talents quickly became recognized with her ability to see the overall picture. Her ability to multi task and display multi talent in execution set her on a path to stage management, as well as direct and tour live theatre productions through a number of seasons. Her career path took her on a ten year adventure in the theatre allowing her to experience not only the reality of production but the complexity required to roll out an exceptional product.
With a keen eye on attention to detail and a creative soul, Dixi is able to execute a creative vision to the finest detail as well as lead a team in complete synergy. She displays a strong work ethic, passion and a "get the job" done attitude that is both refreshing and a necessary skill set in the event world.
Highly proficient in team management and logistics, Dixi is a seasoned event team member.
Something you may not know about Dixi...
At every opportunity Dixi jumps on the tractor to avoid women's work. Every summer Dixi helps move 200 head of cattle into the Rocky Mountains from the back of her lovely saddle horse 'Ladybird'...and she makes a lip smacking Saskatoon Mango Jam or so she's told.
A highly skilled professional with a genuine heart for people. Tammy is a valuable team member who brings diverse skill sets to the team.
With a fierce dedication to her clients and a proven track record of superior project management, Tammy has a portfolio of “A” celebrity clients that includes a six-year run with Alberta’s own Paul Brandt.
Exceptionally proficient as a production manager, social media strategist, marketer and one-on-one brand ambassador, Tammy excels in a fast-paced environment. Her valuable insight and perspective from international travel gives her a unique understanding of cultures and values.
With a degree in broadcasting followed by a 16-year career, Tammy has an exceptional ability to grasp the big picture for a project right from the start. Her creative insight shines through from project concept to completion - whether she's producing video presentations or managing large and complex events.
Something you may not know about Tammy...
When she started her career she wanted to be a Sports Reporter and work for TSN because she love sports. When she moved from Ontario to Alberta in 2009 she was told she needed to buy a pickup truck to survive out west. That she says is never going to happen as she's a Mustang girl through and through.