Our Team

Ashley Moss Kurkiewicz

Ashley Moss Kurkiewicz has been in the marketing and events industry for almost 20 years. She has spent the last 15 years growing Hello Productions into a well-recognized brand in the event planning industry. She manages its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and its second office in Raleigh, NC.

Ashley enjoys mentoring others who are interested in events as well as being an entrepreneur. She created AM Konsulting in 2020 to help others who were looking to break into the industry and/or increase their sales.

A native resident of Meadville, PA, Ashley currently resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Justin, and their two daughters. Ashley enjoys all aspects of health and fitness as well as theatre, dance, boating, and of course, planning events!

Colleen Geletko
Director of Marketing

Colleen Geletko joined Hello Production as its Director of Marketing & Events in 2012. She is efficient, extremely organized, creative and driven, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills and editing experience.

Colleen has worked in public relations and event planning since graduating from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. She developed her skills through working on the Public Relations team for former Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, volunteering to provide public relation services for local nonprofits, and is responsible for growing and expanding the public relations efforts at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum while she worked as its Public Relations Coordinator.

Colleen is available for marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns, handling small and large clients and meeting their needs in promotion, public relations, client relationships, client attractions and more.

Colleen lives with her husband and three children in the Brookline neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the city, mentoring students and young professionals, and volunteering her expertise to local nonprofits.

Christina McLachlan
Director of Industry Relations/Event Coordinator

Christina has worked with Hello Productions for a decade! She graduated from Carlow University in 2012 with a degree in Corporate Communication and a double minor in Business Management and History.

While she began planning events at a young age, her love for event coordination flourished when she coordinated various events for Carlow University, including a campus-wide move-in day for the Residence Life department. During her junior year of undergrad, she was the Special Events Intern at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pennsylvania, planning the Fashions for Kid’s Sake Fashion Show and developing a mentoring program for underprivileged youth. After college, she began working in Development at Sojourner House, a Pittsburgh nonprofit for women with children. While working here, Christina found herself planning countless events, including an annual Victorian Tea event that raised funds for the organization. She later moved on to work at WQED as the Donor Engagement and Event Specialist.

Christina has the ability to make your vision a reality and loves seeing a couple's perfect day come to fruition. She has planned events all over the Pittsburgh area and has vast experience in the nonprofit sector.

Christina resides in the North Hills and enjoys volunteering with a number of Pittsburgh organizations, spending time with her family, and decorating for any and all holidays!

Allanah Ebenstein
Director of Events/Event Coordinator

Allanah Ebenstein obtained her Associate Degree in General Studies at Westmoreland County Community College. She did not know event planning was her passion until she was asked to be a part-time coordinator at a venue where was already serving as a banquet bartender. Allanah was then recruited as the Event Sales Supervisor at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, where she planned a multitude of events and weddings.

Allanah has been in the industry for almost a decade now. Her experience ranges from wedding ceremonies and receptions to corporate and nonprofit events. The skills she acquired in the military have given her the competence needed to be successful. Her attention to detail, ability to act fast, creatively problem-solve, and remain highly organized have been key contributors to her success.

Allanah resides in Youngwood, Pennsylvania with her husband, Cody, and their two children. Allanah enjoys health and fitness, as well as training for mud runs, taking her kids to different museums in Pittsburgh, and outdoor activities with her family.

Alyson Huth
Event Coordinator/Social Media Manager

Alyson Huth has worked with Hello Productions for over two years, during which time she has coordinated numerous weddings and events as well as managed the company’s social media. She has a background in both Events and Marketing.

Alyson has worked with many organizations coordinating marketing, event planning, and social media. At Leadership Cumberland in Cumberland County, PA, she served as a Marketing Assistant where she designed new marketing materials, created and implemented a social media marketing strategy, and assisted in planning all of their events. Alyson was then hired as a Day Of Coordinator at Liberty Forge Golf Club where she coordinated rehearsals and weddings to ensure everything ran smoothly day-of. All of these positions led her to discover her true passion: wedding and event planning.

Alyson fell in love with Pittsburgh while attending Duquesne University. There, Alyson served as President of Duquesne’s Chapter of PRSSA where she had the opportunity to plan, organize, and co-host two District Conferences as well as oversee all social media and events for the organization.

When she’s not busy planning weddings, you can find Alyson traveling, spending time with friends and family, reading, or planning her next adventure.

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Shannon Stover
Event Coordinator/Marketing Consultant

Shannon Stover interned with Hello Productions for one year before coming on as a full time team member. During this time, she worked on-site at numerous wedding and nonprofit events along with assisting lead coordinators throughout event preparation processes.

Shannon received a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management with a double minor in Business and Sports Studies and a certification in Meetings & Events Management. Shannon has had a passion for event coordination since her high school career when she worked as a Stage Manager for her school’s musical productions for four years.

This passion continued to develop throughout her coursework and involvement in several student organizations at Penn State. She helped coordinate regular care packaging events with her military appreciation club, Dear Hero Program, during her time as a student. Shannon also interned with the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau where she oversaw the planning process for a three-day statewide travel writer conference hosted in State College, PA.

Shannon will be working as an Event Coordinator with Hello Productions in Pittsburgh, PA and Raleigh, NC. Shannon loves helping couples plan their perfect day and also has a passion for helping nonprofit organizations and corporations bring their events to life.

Outside of planning events, Shannon loves serving at her church, spending time outdoors, and cheering on all Penn State sports teams. She loves all things fitness, paddleboarding, kayaking, and trying new adventures. Her latest favorite thrill is skydiving, and she is eager to add more activities to that list!

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Christina Affinito
Event Coordinator

Christina Affinito graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Management, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Over the last five years, Christina has worked with many groups to demonstrate her love for people and planning. Prior to working on Team Hello, she was a Sales Coordinator for the DoubleTree Hotel in Pittsburgh.

Event planning has been her passion for a very long time! She has been involved in numerous activities that have given her the opportunity to coordinate, plan and bring her creativity to life!
Christina resides in Robinson with her husband, Dominick. She enjoys spending time with her family, hosting parties of her own, and trying different restaurants with her husband.

Kristen Ewing
Event Coordinator

Kristen graduated from Bethany College with her bachelor's degree in Integrated Media Marketing where she focused on public relations, design, and advertising. She also has a master's degree in Education.

Kristen first fell in love with event planning as a child when she and her mom would host local Relay for Life events. From then on, she was always involved in some type of event planning. In college, Kristen was the Recruitment Chair for her sorority, Phi Mu, and she also served as the President of PRSSA.

During graduate school, Kristen supervised the Resident’s Assistants and helped them develop their activities for students. After college, she worked at California University of PA where she assisted in coordinating move-in day and supervised the Community Assistants programs.

Kristen is organized, creative, and has an eye for the little details.

Kristen is originally from West Virginia, but currently resides in Mt. Lebanon. When she’s not working on events, you can find her reading, doing yoga, traveling, or writing her blog.