Carl comes to us as a twenty-year veteran of the Syracuse wedding market. possessing a strong grasp on the needs and concerns of couples seeking Upstate New York as a wedding destination.
He began his career as a commercial artist, where he put his personal stamp on the advertising of over 100 area businesses. Meanwhile he moonlighted as a DJ at a chic, underground lounge, brushing with renown local musicians like the great Roosevelt Dean and "Just Joe" Altier. This gave way to his pursuit and interest in becoming a mobile disc jockey.
Studying under the entertainment icon of his day, Joe Trionfero, he acquired the poise needed for public speaking and was soon working as a master of ceremonies for weddings. Over the next decade, he grew troubled by the widespread carelessness and poor conduct he observed on the part of several wedding vendors. He sought to bring change and refine the industry from within by encouraging the booking fewer clients with an emphasis on personal attention, good conduct and accountability, which he attained by switching his focus to coordination & event planning.
The reputation he garnered quickly drew other professionals to him who worked together on a platform that would educate both couples and fellow vendors on the need for a new standard. He created Syracuse Weddings to do just that. With a no-nonsense approach to sales and the development of client relationships throughout the planning process, he attracted one bride in particular, who begged him up to Pulaski to put eyes on the Kallet!
After touring the theater, the owners recognized the potential for greatness the Kallet could have in the hands of someone wholeheartedly devoted to its success by elevating the quality of its events. After just two meetings, arrangements were made for Carl to bring all his talent and experience to bear on turning the Kallet Theater into a truly unique destination venue.
You can schedule a meeting with Carl one on one to discuss your ideas for an event or merely to shake hands! He loves meeting people and getting their take on the Kallet from before his coming aboard. Even more, he'd love to show you the exciting changes that have come about with the Kallet under his direction! Why not make an appointment to come see for yourself?