About Us

Krista Slack + Aylett (KS+A) 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, KS+A 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 Krista Slack + Aylett team.
Read their profiles below to find out what they like, what they do, and who they are!
Krista Slack - Strategic Designer, Producer

Likes…

  • coming up with big ideas that make strategic sense
  • knowing that just about anything is possible when it means something to someone
  • the perspective you get on the world and your place in it while sailing

Does…

  • think big all of the time
  • enjoy a challenge
  • turn negatives into positives

Is…

  • creative
  • pragmatic and able to find the humour in all situations
  • a devoted sailor

Carlton Aylett – Partner, Producer

Likes…

  • motivating a great team
  • getting it done both fast and well
  • people and great style

Does…

  • lead the team and engage our clients
  • management to multimedia
  • keep everyone laughing

Is

  • a great team leader and a good friend
  • passionate about being creative
  • multi-talented and very stylish

Julie Donoahue – Manager of Business Operations/Senior Producer

Likes…

  • a good spreadsheet (actually LOVES a good spreadsheet)
  • DOGS! she works with a rescue group fostering dogs
  • calling a show and making sure it’s perfect!

Does…

  • production, stage and talent management
  • relationship building with clients and suppliers
  • expert Keynote presentations

Is…

  • extremely organized
  • cool and calm
  • always inspired & inspiring

Mary Jo Penney – Production Manager

Likes…

  • DIY projects both in the office and at home
  • jetting off into distant lands and hanging at her ‘cottage’, A.K.A. her boat
  • the satisfaction of a job well done

Does…

  • sweat the details to produce a seamless event
  • actively push projects forward to meet timelines and budget
  • continually learn at work, home and on the boat

Is…

  • ever-evolving
  • a new technology lover
  • happy in her family of 2-legged and 4-legged beasts!

Linda Shin – Production Manager

Likes…

  • to be active and competitive, always pushing her limits
  • tourism through bike riding and racing
  • arts & crafts Fridays

Does…

  • research and organize specialty sets, props and all types of cool stuff
  • social connections through Twitter, Facebook, Youtube & KSA website
  • whatever it takes to keep the team thriving!

Is…

  • the loudest laugher
  • a total keener and awesome to have around
  • a positive and forward thinker

Sue Wu – Production Manager

Likes…

  • making lists
  • singing, (just try to stop her from singing along)
  • the satisfaction of a job well done

Does

  • plan, design and produce events while managing all project delivery elements within time limits
  • ensure events meet (and hopefully exceed) the creative vision and requirements of clients
  • research (anything & everything)

Is…

  • a team player
  • a lover of music, hugger of animals, fashionista and foodie
  • doing what she loves

Sherry Vatcher – Bookkeeper, Officer Manager

Likes…

  • keeping the books and balancing the budgets
  • keeping track of ‘everything’!
  • orderly people – her children notwithstanding

Does

  • a great job at keeping us all on track
  • bookkeeping and all office management
  • keep the office supply companies in check

Is…

  • quiet but never unassuming
  • great at getting her bosses to ‘focus’
  • a Newfie that loves numbers [aka a bookkeeper with a sense of humour!}

Emma Maynard – Production Coordinator

Likes…

  • continuous learning
  • decor and event design
  • walks with my bulldog

Does

  • research
  • presentations
  • assisting senior producers both on and off site

Is…

  • motivated to make my dreams become a reality
  • always searching for new ideas and inspiration – obsessed with Pinterest
  • beyond excited to be part of the KSA family!