Authors of the
Sara founded HOST Management in 2010, providing management services and strategic solutions to associations and events. Throughout her career, Sara has worked closely with countless organizations as a consultant and/or to manage operations. Sara has also been invited to participate in a leadership role for several projects, including international events such as the IAAF World Juniors and the FIFA Women's World Cup. With a passion for helping Associations become more efficient and successful, Sara introduced the concept of an AMC (Association Management Company) in New Brunswick. Sara and her team now play a key role in helping associations with strategic planning and implementing good governance. Sara also sits as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Moncton Hospital and is a member of the Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.
Programs & Digital Manager
Talia joined HOST Management as a Summer Student in 2019. In 2020, upon graduating in with distinction from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, Talia returned to the HOST family. In her previous role as Manager of Virtual Events, Talia was instrumental in HOST’s expansion to offer virtual solutions in 2020. As our event app and platform expert and she is highly skilled at creating engaging and interactive online experiences, customized to meet each event’s specific needs. Recently she has expanded these skills into her role as Program and Digital Manager, and has also spent time in the role of Efficiency Manager. Talia enjoys finding solutions for the team to continue working effectively and at a quick-pace. Talia holds a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a Triple Crown award from Toastmasters International. In her spare time, she enjoys connecting with family, friends and spending time outdoors working in her garden and on her Christmas Tree Farm.
Karen is a graduate from the New Brunswick Community College’s Accounting and Payroll Administration program. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Notary and Registry Law from the University of Uruguay (Montevideo-Uruguay), with eight years of experience in the area, with her international credentials certificated by World Education Services. Here in Canada, she is also a member of the National Payroll Institute and a candidate for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation which she expects to gain by December 2023. Karen lives in Moncton with her husband and her Chow Chow, Gala. She enjoys reading and painting.
Director of Meetings
Sandra’s 30-year meetings management career spans the globe, having planned meetings and exhibitions throughout North America, Europe and Asia. She considers herself to be extremely fortunate in having traveled the world and feels she has lived a privileged life while creating beautiful meeting experiences. Sandra has been a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) for the past 17 years and has a broad understanding of global business and cultural relationship development, meetings, and exhibition management. Having worked for nearly 20 years in Destination marketing and 8 years for a medical non-profit Association, Sandra joined the HOST Family in 2018, bringing with her extensive experience in professional planning. Sandra is an active member of the Atlantic Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and, proudly occupies a Board of Directors seat representing the meetings/event industry in Atlantic Canada. She is a current member of the Events Leadership Institute, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton, and was the recipient of “Successful Meetings’ North American Convention Services Manager of the Year Award in 2006. Sandra and her husband live in Riverview and enjoy celebrations with family and friends, hanging out and throwing dinner parties for no good reason, gardening, listening to Joni Mitchell and fighting for the remote.
Project & Event Manager
Joining the HOST family in 2021, Kaitlin brings to the table a marketing background, having worked with consumer brands on a local, national, and global scale. As Project Manager, Marketing & Digital, Kaitlin strives to deliver high quality work while maintaining seamless client liaisons. Action oriented with an eye for detail and design, Kaitlin’s dependable nature allows her to naturally lead projects from strategy to execution in an efficient manner. Always having a keen interest in the event industry, Kaitlin is a member of Meeting Professional Institute (MPI). Outside of work, you will find Kaitlin visiting with friends and family, with Ruby, her labradoodle in tow. Born and raised in Miramichi, NB, Kaitlin loves the peacefulness of the water and enjoys the beautiful view of the Miramichi River with as often as she can.
Audrey is a graduate of Salon Carousel and has obtained her License in Hairstyling. She is a passionate individual with a range of skills and interests. With a background in customer service, she has honed her communication and problem-solving abilities, making her an exceptional people person. Whether it's resolving complex issues or providing exceptional assistance, Audrey goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction. Driven by her skills in customer service, her dedication as a mother, her love for the outdoors and her role as a dog mom, Audrey embodies a vibrant and multifaceted personality. She continually seeks balance and fulfillment in both her professional and personal endeavors.
Director of Operations
Charline has over 17 years’ experience in administrative roles, including 9 years in management roles. Her experience in organizing events and activities for different sectors stems from working with professional offices, the insurance industry, and property management companies. Joining the HOST Management in 2020 as Association Manager, Charline began her current role as Director of Operations in 2022. Charline is responsible for the operations of our Association clients by monitoring the day-to-day of the associations, ensuring progress while focusing on improving efficiency. In her spare time, Charline enjoys spending time with her family, giving back to her community, singing, and experiencing the outdoors.
Jocelyn graduated from Mount Allison University with a degree in music performance and brings to HOST 18 years of administrative, event management & hospitality experience. For 18 years, Jocelyn was the Creative Arts Director before transitioning into the role of Director of Guest Experience at Hillside Church in Moncton, NB; serving as the on-site event manager for many events and conferences including the Global Leadership Summit and the Teen Challenge Annual Gala. Jocelyn loves to exceed people's expectations and offers the very best in Maritime hospitality to our clients! Jocelyn is an avid runner, and she and her husband have two grown sons.
Lucia is a graduate of the Business Administration Marketing program at NBCC Moncton. She has a background in Commercial Engineering from “Bolivian Catholic University San Pablo” (Cochabamba, Bolivia), and experience in social media management, content creation, and digital marketing campaigns. She is goal-orientated and passionate about learning and developing new skills. She takes challenges as opportunities to grow. Lucia volunteers for the Canadian Cancer Society as the Logistics Director for the “Run for the Cure” in Moncton. And in her spare time, she likes to go workout at the gym, go for a walk, and be with her family.
With her passion for all things branding, marketing, public speaking, and communications, Dominique attended Université de Moncton for a degree in Communications (majoring in public relations) and a minor in Marketing. Throughout her career, Dominique has gained diverse work experiences, showcasing her adaptability and passion for learning. She began her professional journey in medical equipment sales, where she developed her strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the healthcare industry. Driven by her thirst for knowledge, she then ventured into the legal field, further honoring her communications skills and analytical thinking. Eager to explore new avenues, she then transitioned into the realm of sports marketing, leveraging her creativity and strategic mindset to promote athletic events and engage audiences. When she is not immersed in her work, Dominique finds joy in maintaining an active lifestyle. She dedicates her free time to working out and trying out new recipes in order to appreciate their mental and physical benefits.