Amanda Sells

Amanda joined KMC Events in 2022 as an events manager, with responsibilities for research, development and execution of events. With a more than 20-year background in the hospitality industry, Amanda brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the team. Originally from Mexico, Missouri, Amanda earned a bachelor of science degree in hotel and restaurant

Rachel Jokerst

Rachel Jokerst started working at KMC Events as a special events coordinator in 2022. Previously, she served as an onsite event coordinator for KMC Events. She enjoys working to create events both large and small. Rachel is a longtime Columbia resident, first arriving in Como in 1993 to study finance at college. She is a

Karen Fender

Karen joined KMC as the marketing communications coordinator in 2022. Karen first started working as an on-site event manager for KMC Events, and is excited to become part of the marketing communications team. Karen works on graphic design and marketing communications strategy for KMC clients. She has a bachelor’s of journalism degree and a bachelor’s

Amanda Erisman

Amanda joined the KMC team in 2022 as office manager. She coordinates administrative duties and finances for KMC and KMC Events, working on everything from information technology to budgets. She loves learning new skills and appreciates KMC’s fun work environment and team spirit! Amanda has a bachelor’s of science degree in parks, recreation and tourism

Katie Harris

Katie first joined KMC in 2008 and has enjoyed watching KMC grow and serve a diverse group of clients. With a graduate degree in creative writing and a background in public relations, Katie is passionate about working with clients to best tell their stories to reach the right audiences. Raised in Columbia, Katie is a

Shelly Rolwing

Shelly enjoys working with clients to create an event and bring it to life, one step at a time. Her job involves thinking outside the box every day to come up with a fresh perspective and ideas for events. She makes sure all events — from a corporate party for thousands to a non-profit fundraiser

Wendy Knorr

Wendy founded KMC in 2004 and crossed a major item off one of her many lists — starting her own company. Her passion for marketing communications and events came from her background in corporate communications, where she saw firsthand what clients needed — someone who is on the same page with them and is always