Our Incredible Team

 

Candid conversations with our amazing team at cred

"A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other."
- Simon Sinek


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Stephanie Waxman
Managing Director

What song are you guilty of belting out in the shower?
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.

What’s something you could eat every day for the rest of your life?
Wine & cheese.

What’s something you’re really proud of?
I'm proud of the non-profit organization my family started - Future Doctors for South Sudan. Today we are supporting 10 amazing medical students and had our first graduate in 2017! 

What do you like about life at cred?
I love coming to work! How many people can say that? For me, it is all about the people - I feel lucky to work with such a supportive team and amazing clients. We work hard, but also know when it is time to head to Cabo for some fun in the sun.

 

Jenna Smith
Event and Ops Specialist

Tell us a random fact about yourself. 
I made my HS prom dress out of starburst wrappers.

What’s something you’re really proud of?
I spent the past 4 years traveling and living around the world which included two crazy years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar! 

Do you have a spirit animal?
My friends all call me a butterfly because I am really social and I don’t stay put for long.

What is one event you would love to coordinate or be involved with?
I think the Olympics is the coolest event in the world. I have spent a lot of time researching the economical and environmental impacts of the games. I've visited some of the abandoned venues around the world! I would love to be involved in making it more sustainable one day. Plus, Shaun White <3.
 

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Alyx Saupe
junior Associate

What's your favorite song at the moment?        Anything on Jay-Z's 4:44.

 

What’s something you could eat every day for the rest of your life?                                                        Peanut butter.

 

What’s your favorite thing to talk about?Traveling...and dogs.

 

How do you like to spend your weekends?            Yoga, picnicking in the park with friends, and exploring San Francisco!

 

Justine Pallas
Senior Associate

What event are you dying to check out one day?
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, for the content and the location.

Do you have a spirit animal?
Quokka. Google them - they’re amazing.

What’s something you love about your job?
It's hard to pick one! In addition to our team and culture, I like the feeling of success that comes with securing an opportunity a client is particularly excited about. Also, working here gives me the opportunity to learn about so many different industries.

How do you like to spend your weekends?
Exploring the neighborhoods and parks of San Francisco and stopping for food and drinks along the way.


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Laura Hoang
Managing Director

If you could trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would it be?
Michelle Obama.

What is something you’re really proud of?
Spending my college summers in DC and learning more about politics.

Name a random fact about yourself:
I can listen to the same songs for months and still not remember all the words.

If you were a professional speaker, and given the freedom to talk about anything, what would it be?Human Rights.

 

Leah Li
Senior Associate

If you scored free tickets to an event, which would you prefer?
Slush, The Next Web, Leade.rs -- they all seem so interesting with fascinating speakers every year!

What song would you choose to sing at a karaoke bar?
Lucky by Britney Spears.

Where do you enjoy spending your Saturday afternoons?
Hiking in North Bay, or at Golden Gate Park with my dog, Cleo!

What do you love about working at cred?
I LOVE our team. Everyone at cred is hardworking, passionate, driven, scrappy, smart, and fun––and we know how to hustle! What an awesome group to be around every day.


 
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GInA KING
Associate

If you could trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would it be?   
Tracee Ellis Ross or Issa Rae. Both women are so creative, funny, and definite fashion icons! #goals

What is something you’re really proud of? 
Picking up and moving to SF.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.                              I've broken both of my pinkies playing sports. 

If you were a professional speaker, and given the freedom to talk about anything, what would it be?      Positive Body Image

 

ANASTASIA HARDIN
SENIOR Associate

What's your favorite song at the moment?          
Rahh! By Pepa Knight puts an instant smile on my face.

Looking at life to this point, what's something you're really proud of?
Moving to Australia, navigating their political system, and starting a business out there.

Brave enough to share an embarrassing nickname? Not really embarrassing, but my grandpa used to call me Minki and it caught on. For awhile I thought it was a Russian nickname - but - it’s actually from one of the Pink Panther movies.

What do you like about life at cred?
The people + working with fascinating speakers in different industries!


 
     
 
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Asia Camagong
ASSOCIATE

What's your favorite song at the moment?
"Float On" by Modest Mouse. 

What person would you like to switch places with for a day?
Amy Pond from "Doctor Who."

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I choose the Backstreet Boys over NSYNC. Forever.

What do you like abut life at Cred?
The outpouring of support from coworkers! There's a genuine feeling of collaboration and teamwork that makes it even more exciting to tackle projects of all sizes. 

 

Brandi blossom
junior Associate

What song are you guilty of belting out in the shower?
Wake me up - Avicii

Do you have a spirit animal?
Yes - the female squirrel in Sword and the Stone that falls in love with Merlin.

What’s something you love about your job?
The people! Everyone is so genuine, intelligent, hardworking, and supportive it's really motivating!

How do you like to spend your weekends?
Either exploring and chilling outdoors, or sitting on the couch binge watching tv.


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Stephanie Brown
Senior Associate

What’s your favorite thing to talk about?
My dog, Maggie.

It’s karaoke time! What song do you choose? Anything by Nickelback, so people don't realize I have a terrible voice.

What’s something you love about your job?
The team collaboration - whether you're pitching your own client, or someone else's, every win is celebrated!

Never have I ever:
Been on the big screen at a sporting event. A girl can dream. #OneDay

 
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Taylor Belshause
Event Manager

If you could trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would it be?
Oprah. I love that she uses her voice to be a force of good in the world. Her generosity and compassion for others is so inspiring!

How do you like to spend your weekends?
Yoga, trying new restaurants, and hiking around the beautiful Bay Area.

What event are you dying to check out one day?
The Met Gala. I'm fascinated by all the planning behind the creative and dramatic annual themes, iconic guest list, and of course, fashion!

What do you like about life at cred?
The supportive team culture and the opportunity to learn about so many innovative people and industries.


 

Caitlin Bartley
CEO/Executive Director

What's one of your favorite things about cred?
THE PEOPLE. Hands down. 

Looking at life to this point, what's something you're really proud of?
The amount of individuals we've impacted by working with hundreds of Speakers and giving them a platform to share their passions and expertise.

Care to share a random fact about yourself?
I can say the alphabet backwards.

Let's talk about snacks... what's your guilty pleasure?
"Um, is there SUGAR in maple syrup?! Then Yes!" Oh, and Peanut M&Ms (preferably in holiday colors).


and, the dogs of cred...

CLEO

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LUCY

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MAGGIE

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GUNNAR