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What We Do:

402 Event Services promises that we will make your dream event a reality! We strive to alleviate any of your event stresses, no matter what they may be. Your experience with our team will be a smooth and stress-free process. Throughout the entire planning process, you will feel secure knowing that we are here to help you reach your event goals.

With over 20 years of combined experience in the wedding and event industry, our team has the expertise and knowledge needed to produce the highest quality events. We have everything you will need at our fingertips, ensuring that your planning and production process feels like a routine and not a headache. From production equipment and rentals to planning and staffing services — we do it all!

Steven Finkle

Steven Finkle

Event Director / CEO

Steven Finkle

Steven’s journey with 402 Events is a true coming of age story. Since high school and college, he has been known to throw crazy parties for some of his closest friends. Steven started 402 Event Services in 2016 and started out in the basement of his dad’s office, where the inventory was small and the employee list even smaller. Since then, he has grown to include a multitude of custom production rentals and 20+ staff. Steven’s genuine love of events came from helping his late uncle with custom holiday lighting for events, grew into wild college parties, and today he owns his own event planning and production company. Outside of work, he is married to his beautiful wife Kati and has two dogs. His favorite work is “Epic” and will use it to describe memorable experiences, or just about anything for that matter. But, Steven’s best characteristics are his passion, drive, and ability to accomplish just about anything he has set for himself.

Colleen Krings

Colleen Krings

Events Manager

Colleen Krings

Colleen wasn’t always an event planner. She actually has a degree in criminal justice but realized she loved planning life events more. Her organizational style (and also love language) is Asana, and if you know her, you know she appreciates good task management software. You can usually find Colleen cheering on Creighton basketball at a local bar, hanging out with friends, or listening to celebrity husband Nial Horan in her car. We at 402 Events love Colleen most for her excitement and her big heart for everyone else.

Kel Ganeku

Kel Ganeku

Production Manager

Kel Ganeku

Kel is the “Ron Swanson” of the company. When he isn’t in his office or on-site at events, he enjoys golfing with friends and bowling. If he had one superpower he would choose cross-species linguistics, which we assume would be to talk to dogs since he loves them so much. Anything else you’d like to know about Kel is, “on a need to know basis.”

Nick Maxson

Nick Maxson

Assistant Production Manager

Nick Maxson

Nick, aka NickyFresh, is the definition of calm, cool, and collected. If Nick isn’t in the office, he is out taking photos of nature or on the golf course. In the past, Nick has managed warehouses and employees, and his favorite aspect of events is seeing bare spaces come to life. If you think a hot dog is considered a sandwich, then you have something in common with Nick.

Jordan Porter

Jordan Porter

Senior Event Planner

Jordan Porter

Jordan is full-time at King of Kings Church and makes dream weddings come true on the side! Some of Jordan’s favorite things include her family of three, her fur babies, Starbucks coffee, and Buffalo print. She loves building relationships with everyone she meets. If you need a best friend while planning your event, Jordan is the perfect person because she will be there for the best moments and will also be truthful and honest when you need it.

Kelsie Novotny

Kelsie Novotny

Office Manager

Kelsie Novotny

Kelsie started out with a degree in Elementary Education. She basically fell into the event industry after college in 2014 and never looked back! She has managed banquet staff, planned weddings, corporate events and has been in charge of events for large convention centers in Omaha and Iowa. Although she enjoys the planning side of events, she now is in charge of all the back end/office management here at 402! You can usually find her at brunch on the weekends or keeping the boss “calm.” She has an Aussie named Zara and a cat named Finn that keep her on her toes when she’s not solving company tasks!

Marley Bredehoeft

Marley Bredehoeft

Event Coordinator

Event coordinator, graduate student, cat mom. When she’s not in the office she’s probably in the lab working on her Master’s degree or at a happy hour somewhere. Her guilty pleasures include trash, reality television and cheesy mystery novels. Her cats, Ripley and Jonesy, would describe her as loud, passionate, and never home because she works so much.

Shayla Bentley

Shayla Bentley

Event Coordinator

Jordan is full-time at King of Kings Church and makes dream weddings come true on the side! Some of Jordan’s favorite things include her family of three, her fur babies, Starbucks coffee, and Buffalo print. She loves building relationships with everyone she meets. If you need a best friend while planning your event, Jordan is the perfect person because she will be there for the best moments and will also be truthful and honest when you need it.

Bailey Kavaliunas

Bailey Kavaliunas

Event Coordinator

Bailey went to school at Iowa State University, originally pursuing a degree in interior design until she discovered her passion for event planning. She recently graduated with a degree in event management and has been enjoying forming close relationships with clients to transform their visions into realities. If you’re looking for someone with a keen eye to detail, Bailey is your girl! When she isn’t with her wonderful clients, you can find her shopping, having drinks with friends, attending concerts, or cheering on the Cyclones.

Paige Miller

Paige Miller

Event Coordinator

Madeline Roth

Madeline Roth

Lead Event Designer and Event Coordinator

Katie Emsick

Katie Emsick

Event Coordinator & Media Manager

Katie is from Omaha, NE and will have a degree in Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Event Planning and Food & Beverage (pending December 2021). She is known for her organization and eye for an aesthetic. If you were to go out with Katie she would probably take you to the newest restaurant in town. She is a foodie and loves trying out new recipes and restaurants. If she’s not eating, she is most likely watching painfully cheesy rom-coms and bawling her eyes out or going on unnecessary, long roadtrips!

German Ramirez

German Ramirez

Production Assistant

Sunday Koung

Sunday Koung

Event Assistant

Sunday was born in South Sudan and raised in the Midwest, primarily in the Lincoln area. She is an Enneagram 5 which means she loves reading, art, and culture. Sunday is a lover of random facts that will do absolutely nothing for her life! Her hobbies include hiking and travel.

Sabrina Steele

Sabrina Steele

Event Assistant

Sabrina recently relocated back to Omaha from Arizona, where she was attending college at the University of Arizona! She is now attending college at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Sabrina entered the event planning industry because she absolutely loves watching event dreams turn into reality. When she is not working or doing homework, Sabrina loves spending time in the gym or trying out new restaurants around town! Being born and raised in Asia, traveling has always been a passion of hers. Sabrina is not the type to ever pass up a good road trip!

Jessica Mancl

Jessica Mancl

Event Coordinator

Haley Halvorson

Haley Halvorson

Event Assistant

Haley is a true Virgo when it comes to planning  and organizing anything, whether it’s a wedding or a lunch date she’s got ideas ready. If Haley isn’t working or thinking about work, she is either attempting to refurbish furniture, reading a book from her extensive “to be read” list or watching New Girl…again.

Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird

Event Coordinator

Sarah has a passion for spreading joy, creating moments, and building relationships. She worked in health care for 21 years where she found her love for planning parties and large events. 

When not busy with her full time job as an insurance agent and a part time job at 402 events, she spends as much time as she can with her family and friends. She is captivated by art, design, and home renovations and always has several projects going on simultaneously. Sarah’s ability to connect with people, her eye for design, and positivity make her the perfect person to plan your event!

Lashae Ludi

Lashae Ludi

Assistant Event Coordinators

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