Making her customer service debut over 12 years ago, Nicci has no intentions of deviating from the event planning industry. This ASU alumna has found her home in Phoenix and will only leave on the scorching hot weekends to go to the beach. Earning her BA in Art History and Design Studies, Nicci has a keen eye for detail and provides world-class client service to everyone she meets.
With Nicci leading the charge at because, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands no matter what (or when) you’re planning!
With a past life as a dancer and musician and over 15 years of customer service experience, Dominique is a kind of because renaissance-woman performer/musician/logistics genie. Known to friends as Dee, she is as inimitable as they come! Born in Germany, and raised in Beantown, this Southie has been all over the map—Chicago, Houston, and Missoula each hold a spot in her heart, but more recently Dominique calls Phoenix home. No stranger to the spotlight, Dee is not afraid to bust a move when the mood strikes her, reliving her stint dancing with the prestigious Boston Ballet, no doubt. Whether ballet to breakdance to coordinating the fine details of an event, Dominique has got all the right moves!
Born with a servant’s heart, Dee has spent most of her life giving back, volunteering for many charities, and organizations. From balancing several events into perfect harmony, to finding the perfect florist, Dee has a lock on all things logistics. She’s here at because to help make your vision become a reality! Taking charge behind the scenes, and serving as a “human arrow” from time to time, has opened her eyes to a career that fits her creative, eclectic personality to a “T”. Through all the chaos that comes with event support, Dominique still finds time to relax and enjoy her family. With two amazing kids, plus all things because, there is never a dull moment in her life—and she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Hailing from the verdant northwest, Brie was born in Coos Bay Oregon, as a late Christmas present to her Mother. Soon after, Brie’s family traded life in the clouds for the Valley of the Sun, landing in beautiful South Scottsdale.
After graduation, Brie pursued her love for fashion at the prestigious Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. Brie’s servant heart led her to a new path in the event industry.
Working in events, Brie has contributed greatly, participating in the production of several high-profile events, where she has earned major props for her can-do attitude and work ethic.
Brie has always had a gift for helping others, and a love for children. She volunteers her time at her church, serving in Children’s Ministry, teaching the next generation. When she’s not jumping into another project at work, Brie likes to spend her time being outdoors, such as hiking, camping, and riding quads. Brie currently resides in San Tan Valley, AZ with her teacup Yorkie, Bentley.
Originally from the Northwest, Melanie recently decided to extend her roots and make downtown Phoenix, AZ her new home away from home.
Melanie brings substantial customer service background to because. With a keen eye for detail, she considers every element from start to finish. From steaming linens to making sure every candle is lit, Melanie loves to assist with the finishing touches and enjoys helping clients achieve their event dreams.
When she’s not at work, you’ll likely find Melanie at a local thrift shop searching for the perfect vintage items. One could say her eclectic taste spills into many areas of her life. As a former barista, Melanie also enjoys scoping out the newest coffee shops around the area.
While the warm climate of the desert isn’t typically where you’d find someone born and raised in Alaska, Dylan’s passion for audio and high-quality show production drove her more than 3,000+ miles straight to Phoenix to study and work in a town of non-stop entertainment.
Since earning her degree in Audio Engineering in 2013 from the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Dylan has been working in such music venues as the Granada Theater and Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas; Glenn Massay Auditorium in Palmer, Alaska; and Livewire Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loves interacting with artists of all genres and skill levels.
In addition to her in-house work for these venues, Dylan has a strong background in corporate show production, which she uses on a daily basis in her current role working with because. Whether it’s setting up live music on a hotel lawn or installing audio equipment inside of a waterfall, Dylan can handle it!
Dylan also boasts skills outside of her audio work, as she was a full-time newspaper journalist throughout high school in addition to serving as a cater waiter, nanny, and swim team captain. When she is away from work, Dylan spends much of her time cooking and reading about the latest and greatest trends in technology and social sciences. Ask her what her next passion project will be – but beware! It might just involve joining a co-ed soccer team, participating in a Bio-Sciences study, another desert adventure or simply scoping out the best interior design scheme for her 1960s bungalow. Only time will tell!