Overview

TOAST is a special event and entertainment production company located in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego. We have spent the last two decades working with some of the most iconic brands to produce custom-designed events and unforgettable experiences.

The TOAST team exudes creativity, passion, and technical mastery,  guaranteeing jaw-dropping, exhilarating experiences. Our background in corporate, sports, and entertainment assures attention-grabbing productions for our clients. Almost anything can happen in TOAST’s custom-designed environments and often does. Our events are carefully planned and flawlessly executed. We invite you to take a closer look and see for yourself what TOAST has to offer.

Our Team

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KIMBERLY KROUSEPartner & Director of Talent Relations

In this business, celebrity attendance and strong media relationships can make or break an event. Kimberly Krouse has spent the last decade building a wide network of contacts. As it turns out, her diverse background of internatio nal business, Internet marketing, and high-end fashion were all important building blocks for creating the perfect red carpet quarterback!

A former model herself, she oversees red carpet arrivals and celebrity wrangling efforts and serves as our press agent with the entertainment media. In addition, Kimberly works closely with several of the top public relations agencies in the world, producing electronic press kits that are distributed internationally following the conclusion of our events. KK has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Oprah, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and Yoko Ono. Prior to joining TOAST, she was the senior vice president of business development for About.com. Kimberly graduated from the University of Southern California where she majored in international relations and marketing. She also received her Certificate of Mandarin from the Beijing Language and Culture Institute, Beijing.

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TODD COOPERPartner & Executive Producer

Todd Cooper loves what he does and it shows. It is a pretty cool gig. He produces and directs large scale, interactive events for some of the biggest brands in the world, including MTV, Rolling Stone, MAXIM, Pepsi, Coors Light, ESPN, Oprah, NASCAR, and Vanity Fair. From celebrity product launches to red carpet premieres to live concerts, Todd has the adept ability to design and manage a successful event for 200 or for 20,000. His background in video and film production has influenced many of the interactive special effects experienced at most TOAST events. Todd often integrates live music into events and has worked with artists like Jon Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Steven Tyler, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, Pitbull, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Camp Freddy, Run DMC, Wyclef Jean, L.M.F.A.O, Lupe Fiasco, Gym Class Heroes, Blake Shelton, LoCash Cowboys, Jane’s Addiction, and The Roots. Todd graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV.

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RYAN NOWLYNProduction Manager

Ryan started his career over two decades ago as the Production Manager for an international party themed event company. Ryan joined TOAST in 2005 and quite frankly it was the perfect fit. Ryan is a jack of all trades, there’s not an event he can’t speak intelligently about through years of experience. Whether activating at a music festival, managing a 100 person crew for a convention install or integrating his original, creative and interactive ideas into potential projects through proposals, Ryan is as solid as they come. He’s an integral team member during pre-pro and definitely the guy you want onsite when experience and hard work is imperative.

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ERICA HARTMANProducer

Erica is the straw that stirs the drink for TOAST. She plays a vital role in every project, from working with the creative team on the initial sales pitch to supervising the load-out. Erica coordinates a variety of elements in our programs, including venue selection, stage management, and talent direction.

In her time at TOAST, she has already co-produced events for Rolls Royce, Coors Light, the NCAA, The United States Olympic Committee, SuperDraft, and The Justice Ball. Her multi-faceted background in TV(Dr. Phil and The Doctors) makes her an asset at every TOAST event.

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AMANDA PIERCEProducer & Designer

Amanda Pierce has been involved in the planning industry for the past eight years and brings her unique ideas and passion for creativity to all events. Amanda and her art department understand that every event has a concept that deserves its own personal, one-of-a-kind style. That style has previously gained her rave reviews at a CoverGirl launch event, Inc. Magazine's GROW CO Conference and the InTouch Weekly VMA Bash.

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DANIELLE O’CONNORArt Director

Originally from Germany, Danielle came to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue a degree in visual communication at California State University of Long Beach. Since joining the TOAST team, she has proved herself to be a valuable asset, producing innovative designs and demonstrating an ability to work magically and seamlessly with every brand. She prides herself on her ability to partner with TOAST's clients and fully understands their goals and challenges.

With over 15 years of experience in the design field, Danielle knows how to take a project from concept to final delivery. Her German conscientiousness and organizational skills ensure that budgets and schedules are being kept tightly on track.

Photo Credits

TOAST photo & video credits include, but are not limited to: @samschneider, @jbjakubek, @tampabob@okroque, @youknowme_rp, @photosmith_official, @storicam , @petersvenson1@bikiniteamtv, @fotoho@1012creative

Our Clients

We know exactly what it takes to be successful

Whether we’re creating memorable consumer experiences or producing large-scale events around the world, we can do it all. Our client list proves it.

New York

511 Avenue of the Americas, #34
NY 10011 Ph. 212.688.4040

LOS ANGELES

5870 Melrose Ave, Ste 3, #201
CA 90038 Ph. 310.663.9462

SAN DIEGO

3960 W. Point Loma Blvd, #H241
CA 92110 Ph. 619.350.1856