About Us

KSA is one of Canada’s premier event production companies with over 20 years of experience and a reputation for creating outstanding customized events and brand installations.

As a full-service event marketing agency, KSA offers expertise in event strategy, design and production, bringing clients innovative, trend-savvy concepts delivered with a high level of technical and logistical know-how.

Learn more about our event expertise here.

Meet the KSA team.
Read their profiles below to find out what they like, what they do, and who they are!
Carlton Aylett – President, Producer

After 20 years at KSA, Carlton is now the owner, having taken over from Krista Slack when she retired in 2015. As well as being a snappy dresser, Carlton is the creative brain that drives the ship. His versatility and eye for detail translates into results-driven events. With capabilities in all aspects of live events and show producing, Carlton is a unique asset on every show.

Julie Donoahue – Manager of Business Operations/Senior Producer

With over 20 years’ experience in live event production, Julie is the Senior Producer and Manager of Business Operations at KSA and oversees the entire event team. She has produced a multitude of projects including Galas, Conferences, Product Launches and National Tours. Julie’s expertise in stage management, lighting, sound, technical direction, logistics and project management make her a trusted client resource and an invaluable member of the KSA team.

Mary Jo Penney – Producer

Mary Jo is an accomplished customer focused, corporate events manager with a proven track record of successfully organizing and managing global events and tradeshows. She has exceptional judgment in coordinating many interdependent activities simultaneously using excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills. At KSA her experience includes development and execution of many types of corporate events including: working with venue banquets teams, audio visual teams, calling shows, supplier negotiation, budget tracking and working with the client event teams. They say to give a busy person a job to do and you can trust that they will get it done!

Linda Shin – Producer

Linda is a creative and strategic event producer and project manager delivering seamless client experiences of varying scale and type, from corporate to consumer to community events. She loves working with clients with ambitious ideas to create cool, memorable experiences that captivate audiences. She is also a passionate cyclist and adventurer, always up for a challenge. With her high energy and fun personality, Linda builds lasting and trusted relationships with clients and suppliers.

Sue Wu – Producer

Sue Wu is a dedicated Event Producer with 6+ years of experience in planning and organizing corporate events. She is a detail-oriented professional with strengths in event creation, planning and execution. She always keeps the clients budget, main objective, vision and strategy on the forefront at all times. Sue joined the Krista Slack + Aylett team in 2013 and has helped clients plan exciting, memorable and successful meetings and events.

Sherry Vatcher – Bookkeeper, Officer Manager

Sherry joined KSA in 2008.  As our Accounting and Office Manager, Sherry manages the books and the staff.  Managing a team of type A event producers is no mean feat and Sherry holds her own with patience and humour.  

Emma Maynard – Producer

The newest member of the KSA team, Emma is no stranger, having worked summers at KSA while attending Queen’s University.  Emma brings enthusiasm, creativity and organization to the table. In the time she has been here, Emma has earned the trust and respect of her clients.  She is always eager to learn new skills and is definitely one to watch!