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310-C Colorado St. Austin, TX 78701, USA              +1.5124772789

Jessie Lawson

Event Coordinator & Talent Manager

​Jessie has her ear to the ground when it comes to Austin's local music scene.  She has extensive experience in event coordination and management. Her versatility, keen attention to detail, and flair for hospitality make her a fantastic addition to the team. 

Our Team

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Our Vision

Carly Willaford

Event Supervisor

Carly began her career in the event industry in 2014 after graduating from UT Austin. She has editorial, vendor, and now venue event management experience in the ever electric city of Austin. Her warm southern background, passion for detail, and creativity combined make her a positive force for the GDI team. ​

Karen Lasher 

Director of Sales and Events

Bringing calm to the chaotic world of events, Karen's background includes experience in sales, events, and restaurant management.  Karen holds a Bachelors degree in Public Administration from Texas State University. A lover of books, wine and traveling, she can be found chasing after her 3 dogs, spending time with family and friends, or checking out Austin's best new restaurants. She looks forward to making your event planning process fun and seamless!