2610 S 156th Cir • Omaha, NE 68130

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What We Do:

With over 30 years of combined experience in the wedding and events industry, 402 Events is the premiere event planning and production company in Nebraska. Our team has the expertise and the skills to make your dream a reality. We have the staff, the equipment, and the knowledge to make your entire event planning process stress-free and your event the highest quality.

Whether you are looking for day-of coordination, design elements to enhance your space, or the complete package, we do it all with professionalism and energy. We work diligently with each client’s unique vision and budget to curate an event and experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Schedule your free consultation with us and let’s get started bringing your event to life!

Our Team

Steven Finkle

Steven Finkle

Owner & Principal

Steven Finkle

Owner & Principal with a Mind for Success and Innovation


Finkle is a visionary entrepreneur, renowned for his expertise in the events industry and his commitment to delivering high-impact solutions. As the Owner and Principal of 402 Events, Steven has charted a remarkable journey from humble beginnings to becoming a leading force in the industry.

At the heart of Steven’s success lies his unwavering dedication to innovation and his genuine desire to serve his clients and partners. He continually seeks out new ways to streamline operations, improve upon previous efforts, and enhance the overall customer experience, all while prioritizing the needs and aspirations of those he works with.

Under Steven’s leadership, 402 Events has flourished, expanding its reach and influence in the competitive world of event planning and production. His commitment to integrity, professionalism, and above all, his deep love for his clients and partners, has solidified the company’s reputation as a trusted ally and industry leader.

Kel Ganeku

Production Director with a Dedication to Diligence


Kel is a seasoned Production Director renowned for his problem-solving prowess and innovative approach to challenges. Kel embodies a unique blend of pragmatism and ingenuity in his professional endeavors. Kel has carved a niche for himself as a master of solutions within event production.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Kel is known for his passion for craftsmanship and a good Scotch. Whether he’s optimizing production processes, creating something handcrafted in the shop, or discussing the merit of off the grid living, Kel is continually and consistently himself.

Nick Maxson

Production Manager with an Aptitude for Mentorship


Nick is a Production Manager known for his exceptional mentoring prowess, level-headed demeanor, and adept communication skills with clients and vendors alike. With a passion for fostering talent and facilitating seamless operations, Nick has become a respected figure in the industry. In addition to his mentoring capabilities, Nick possesses a remarkable aptitude for communication. His adeptness in conveying ideas and working alongside clients and vendors has been instrumental in ensuring successful collaborations and maintaining fruitful partnerships.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Nick enjoys a good tee time, live sports, and dabbles in photography. His diverse interests and insatiable curiosity contribute to his well-rounded personality and enrich his interactions with others.

Austin Ehlers

Sales & Production Assistant with a Knack for Collaboration


Austin is a dynamic Sales and Production Assistant known for his unwavering focus, collaborative spirit, and infectious love for life. With a passion for books and a knack for fostering connections, Austin brings a unique blend of professionalism and creativity to every project he undertakes.

Austin embodies the perfect blend of professionalism and personality. His unwavering focus, collaborative nature, and zest for life make him a truly remarkable Sales and Production Assistant, leaving a lasting impression wherever he goes.

Madeline Roth

Creative Director with an Eye for the Details


Madeline is a visionary Creative Director with a passion for event design, renowned for her exceptional attention to detail and unparalleled ability to bring creative visions to life. Her keen eye for emerging trends allows Madeline to stay ahead of the curve, continuously anticipating the next big thing in design. Whether it’s experimenting with new color palettes, incorporating unconventional materials, or reimagining traditional floral arrangements, Madeline’s trend-spotting abilities enable her to infuse her work with a fresh and contemporary aesthetic.

One of Madeline’s most remarkable talents though, is her innate ability to forge meaningful connections with her clients. She approaches each project with a genuine desire to understand their vision, preferences, and aspirations fully. Through attentive listening and thoughtful communication, Madeline establishes a rapport that goes beyond a professional relationship, fostering a sense of trust and collaboration.

Marley Bredehoeft

Logistics Director with a Passion for Precision


Marley is not your typical Logistics Director; she brings a unique blend of a scientific background and infectious energy to every project she tackles. With a keen eye for detail and a love for precision, Marley has carved out a niche in the world of event logistics. Known for her bubbly and approachable demeanor, Marley is a natural connector. She thrives in building strong relationships with vendors and clients alike, adeptly navigating the complexities of business interactions with charm and finesse.

In essence, Marley is not just a Logistics Director; she is a force of nature, blending industry expertise with a contagious enthusiasm that lights up the room. With her boundless energy and unwavering positivity, Marley continues to redefine what it means to excel in the world of event logistics.

Alex Hollmann

Design & Logistics Manager with an Enthusiasm for Stories


Alex is a dedicated Design and Logistics Manager whose passion for events goes beyond the surface. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Alex thrives in creating seamless experiences that leave a lasting impression. Born with an innate curiosity, Alex’s journey into event planning was fueled by a desire to unravel the stories behind every occasion. With meticulous attention to detail, Alex weaves together the intricate elements of design and logistics, transforming ideas into tangible realities.

Always ready to lend a helping hand, Alex’s genuine care and empathy resonate deeply with clients and colleagues alike. Whether orchestrating a grand wedding or coordinating a corporate holiday party, Alex’s dedication to service shines through, ensuring every aspect is executed flawlessly. However, you can’t overlook Alex’s infectious laughter and endless energy, which infuse every project with a sense of joy and enthusiasm. It is this spirit that not only motivates the team but also inspires creativity and innovation.

Lauren Titus

Event Coordinator with a Dynamic Personality


Lauren is an accomplished Event Coordinator known for her boundless energy, unwavering dedication, and vibrant personality. From the outset, Lauren’s enthusiasm is contagious. She approaches each project with an infectious zeal, transforming ideas into meticulously executed events. Her go-getter attitude ensures that no challenge is insurmountable, and her relentless drive propels her forward, even in the face of adversity.

In the dynamic world of event planning, Lauren is a force to be reckoned with. Her blend of charisma, expertise, and unwavering work ethic sets her apart as a true standout in her field. With Lauren at the helm, any event is not just an occasion—it’s an unforgettable journey crafted with passion, precision, and unparalleled dedication.

Makayla Weeks

Event Coordinator who Keeps People at the Forefront


Makayla is a dynamic Event Coordinator with a passion for creating unforgettable experiences. Armed with a degree in Event Management, she has honed her skills in orchestrating seamless events that leave lasting impressions. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, Makayla’s outgoing personality and meticulous attention to detail set her apart. Her innate ability to make people feel special ensures that every guest leaves with cherished memories.

Behind the scenes, Makayla is a diligent worker, meticulously planning every aspect of an event to perfection. Her organizational prowess and unwavering commitment to excellence guarantee flawless execution, regardless of the scale or complexity of the occasion. With Makayla at the helm, clients can rest assured that their vision will be brought to life with creativity, professionalism, and an unmistakable touch of magic.

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