Connecting People. Creating Change.

The ConnectSeven Team

Alexis Kereluk

Partner

As an innovative sustainable destination strategist, Alexis overseas tourism research, destination sales, sustainable development and special projects within ConnectSeven. She is a leader, speaker and innovator within regenerative tourism including community development and environmental sustainability. She works with various regenerative framework’s including ConnectSeven's Event Benefits Framework and Economic and Socio-Cultural Impact Model, Global Destination Sustainability Movement’s Destination Sustainability Index and #Meet4Impact's Legacy Framework. Alexis excels at managing complex tourism projects and implementing new and unique regenerative tourism initiatives.

Alexis has worked with global destinations to develop and promote their destination including Destination Canada, Destinations International, Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership, Visit Copenhagen, Visit Monaco, Helsinki Tourism, Destination DC, Tourism Sun Peaks, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism, Travel Alberta, Explore Edmonton, and many more.

Prior to starting ConnectSeven, Alexis was the Manager of Tourism Development for Intervistas Consulting and previous to that was the top Sales Manager for MCI Group Canada. She has managed monumental programs including DestinationNEXT's Best Practices and the Atlantic Canada Travel Trade Readiness Toolkit. Alexis is an advisor with MeetingsMeanBusiness, and is also a founding member of the BC Meetings & Events Industry Working Group developed to help the industry recover from COVID-19.

Emma C Parston

Partner

A logistics and project management expert with close to 2 decades of experience in project management and event execution including multiple tourism stakeholder events. Emma is a leader in creating innovative, activating and ground-breaking events and engaging platforms to sell destinations, , while implementing sustainable event strategies – reducing event footprints while enhancing social impacts.

At ConnectSeven Emma is responsible for overseeing precise event execution and delivery. Considered a specialist at project managing multi-faceted event teams, comprised of clients, suppliers and contractors, She has an unrivaled ability to understand what a specific project requires, curating tried and true project management principles to make sure targets are met and exceeded.

Prior to starting ConnectSeven, Emma was the Director of Operation, for MCI Group Canada. Emma has worked with world-renowned events and companies including TED Conferences, the United Nations and Destination Canada His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Public Address.

Pascale Daigneault

Senior Project Manager

Pascale is a Senior Project Manager at ConnectSeven Group. She is a purpose-driven event and project management professional with over 7 years of diverse experience specializing in conferences, tradeshows, galas, and special events. Pascale has delivered high-caliber events in a wide range of industries within the public and private sectors across Canada.

Pascale works with clients and partners to help implement innovative, sustainable, and creative solutions to elevate their events and projects. She excels at logistics and operations, and her attention to detail means that events and meetings go smoothly from concept to completion.

Pascale is a true collaborator and brings diverse experience leading interdisciplinary teams and cultivating relationships with key industry partners. With a focus on intentional programming and a commitment to excellence, Pascale designs and executes impactful events that people remember, for the right reasons.

Danielle Snow

Project Manager

Danielle is a Project Manager at ConnectSeven Group with an extensive background in high volume event management and over 10 years experience in entertainment and venue management. Danielle is a creative events professional with a diverse skillset who provides exceptional communication skills to liaise with management, clients, staff, suppliers and stakeholders to build strong relationships, while clearly relaying information and providing direction.

With a background in the entertainment industry, Danielle has worked with some of the top corporate talent in BC and beyond. She managed a portfolio of accounts consisting of luxury hotels, such as the Fairmont and Pan Pacific to provide consultation and design each space through the client vision for their daily events.

Danielle is also a skilled virtual event platform builder, and helps ConnectSeven’s clients navigate the digital event world, making sure their events are both intuitive and engaging for attendees.

Melissa Manywounds

Project Manager

Melissa is a highly driven, detail oriented Project Manager at ConnectSeven Group. With a background in entertainment and production management, Melissa excels at collaborating with clients to create their ideal event while respecting budget limitations. She is passionate about building and maintaining relationships with clients, stakeholders and suppliers.

With a background working in production within the entertainment sector, Melissa has worked with some of the biggest artists and talent agencies, is AV savvy, and is adept at managing large load in’s and creating stage & AV show flows. She has helped build, execute, and manage a multitude of events ranging from corporate conferences, to jam-packed concerts. Melissa’s positive attitude and goal driven work ethic, bring creativity and direction to every project she works on.

Alexis Cooper

Strategic Partnerships, Project Manager

With over 15 years of experience in the event planning, sponsorship and hospitality industries, Alexis Cooper is passionate about well planned, and seamlessly executed events and partnerships.

At ConnectSeven Alexis is responsible for crafting creative sponsorship strategies as well as working with the team on building tourism strategies and planning events that are engaging and innovative.

Tristan Bassett

Director of Events & Creative Director

A highly motivated, results oriented Creative Director with 10 years of experience specializing in seamless execution of revenue generating, large scale event experiences both domestic and abroad. Tristan has managed many high profile international events ranging from event logistics, sponsor activations to stage production; gala award dinners; and conference management for notable clients such as TED Conferences, Nike, McDonalds and the 2012 London Olympics.

At ConnectSeven Tristan is responsible for creating award winning creative solutions and event concepts for our clients.