Kat has had an exceptional career in the meetings and events industry. She has developed a devoted clientele, as a result of her positive attitude, confident management skills, and superb production skills. From clients to vendors to talent everyone who works with Kat feels her commitment and becomes a part of a dedicated team to deliver the best production possible.
As a former stockbroker turned dancer, choreographer and producer, Kat brings a power packed skill set to the table. Kat’s career began in Boston and then Miami, where she became a sought after dancer and choreographer, choreographing for countless industrials for her dance company The Funky Girl Club, choreographing and directing the Miami Heat Dancers and touring the country with Reebok. After moving to Los Angeles, Kat expanded her portfolio, working on television shows and national commercials. Some of her credits include: CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful,” HBO’s “Arli$$,” Tostitos, DiGiornio, and Michelin.
Since she began producing events in 2000, Kat has helped her clients create unforgettable events! Kat has created and produced literally hundreds of events , including The Grammy’s 47th Annual Party, and multiple New Years Eve productions at The Wynn, Bellagio, Mirage and Atlantis, as well as the Superbowl FOX party 2011, countless corporate industrials and large-scale private events.
Kat’s experience has helped her develop exceptional talents in an incredibly wide range of skills in her arena including: technical and AV, decor, talent, contract negotiations, catering, scheduling and logistics, management, budget planning and execution, PR, etc. She utilizes all of these skills to create a unique and truly customized experience for every one of Infiniti’s clients. Kat’s crossover talents provide the perfect balance of creativity and precise planning that make every event seamless and sensational!
A native of Los Angeles, California, Ted’s extensive background in all forms of the entertainment industry and corporate America have made him a uniquely diverse individual, with a flexibility that rivals most others. He began his career in the arts working with the LA OPERA (under great mentors such as Placido Domingo and Maria Ewing), and had many successful years on stage and on Broadway Tours in various top-end productions of musical theater (as a singer and dancer).
Ted continued his studies and expanded his work into film and television. His efforts landed him co-starring roles on popular shows including Arli$$, General Hospital and Mad TV, plus film credits on Rockstar (Mark Wahlberg) and numerous independent genres. Ted also made appearances on the Tyra Banks Show (TYRA), So You Think You Can Dance, Your Big Break and The Singing Office (pilot).
Ted’s corporate work has spanned the past 14 years working as both, Host and Emcee, as well as a Spokesperson and/or Product Specialist for the likes of Shaklee, Sunrider, Quixtar, Cookie Lee, Robert Half International, Acura & Honda Motors, McDonalds’, and for the past 8 years as Host/ Narrator for Mitsubishi Motors throughout their U.S. Auto show Tours. He was invited to host a live televised event in Times Square for Ponds’ Cosmetics on their national contest to promote MAMMA MIA! The movie’s premiere in London, England and has been an integral part of an online publicity campaign for Mitsubishi Motors North America.
Ted has been ‘master of ceremonies’ for both large and small events, has the ability to improvise with grace and can retain large amounts of knowledge to recite back. He is an incredible asset to Infiniti bringing a kind of entertainment knowledge to the corporate world that most do not have access to.
Ariste began her media career 20 years ago, working with notable powerhouses such as the Tribune Co., Times Mirror, and Gannett. Her area of expertise was corporate sales, which involved matching her company’s frequently far-flung assets and capabilities with her clients’ marketing needs.
Ariste attended Loyola University of Chicago where she graduated with a B.A. in Communications. As a former internationally ranked figure skater competing all over the world in major events, she understands the hard work and dedication that it takes to succeed. She takes this drive and dedication with her to every Infiniti event.
Her main goal is to align the client’s brand and message with our services, creating a unique customized experience for each one. It is her desire to identify the right clients that can benefit the most from our capabilities and create strategic partnerships that last not for one event but for many years to come. Ariste is a customer service queen, making sure her clients are thrilled with their experience and get more than what they asked for. Infiniti is a perfect fit for this jack-of-all-trades who loves to make everyone feel special. Throw it at her – she’ll catch it.
Ariste lives in LA with her husband, 2 kids, 3 cats & 2 dogs. She is a big lover of the outdoors and just for fun competes in a marathon or mud run whenever she feels the urge, or chillaxing at the beach with her family.
Joshua Yates, is the Financial Controller at Infiniti Creative and is an expert in small business accounting and finance. Prior to working at Infiniti, Joshua was the owner of JYBooks, a business consulting and bookkeeping firm in Chicago, IL. The firm focused mainly on start-ups and businesses in need of reorganization.
Joshua’s intuitive approach to accounting and his knowledge of US GAAP make him an invaluable asset to the Infiniti organization. In his professional career he has aided several businesses in substantially reducing their overhead costs while increasing productivity and customer satisfaction. Joshua is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with heavy focus in Business Accounting.
A recent LA transplant, Joshua loves the sun and LA lifestyle and is loving the exciting, challenging and creative world of Infiniti!
Brian grew up in Erie Pennsylvania. During his childhood he excelled as a gymnast and understood at a young age the rewards of hard work and persistence. While attending college at Clarion University he discovered his passion for dance and cheerleading was the ultimate combination of his capabilities as a gymnast and this newfound passion. As with anything Brian does- he was ALL IN- choreographing the team and ultimately winning nationals at NCA- one of the top competitions in the world. While keeping a full-time student status with excellent grades, he found time to choreograph for local high schools, all-star cheer teams and dance teams.
After receiving his Bachelor’s in marketing, Brian decided to pursue his ultimate dream of becoming a successful choreographer and made the move to Los Angeles. He began working with top choreographers in the business and honed in on his unique style. His high-energy combination of gymnastics, jazz and hip-hop create an edgy and exciting style that is all his own.
Brian’s ability to look at a production from a “big picture” perspective makes his vision essential to the Infiniti edge. Many choreographers give dancers “steps,” Brian gives them a vision. Taking into account the talent, costumes, overall concept and theme – and most importantly the message and brand of our client – he creates an experience that is perfect for each client’s concept.
Brian is a sought after judge in the dance industry touring with companies like Turn It Up inspiring new talent all over the nation.