Meet the Team
After 23 years of planning, Chloe recently made the exciting decision to move downtown to the Windy City! A DePaul University graduate and loyal member to the Beyhivé, Chloe’s curiosity and lust for life can only be compared to that of a baby falcon bird. She enjoys the simple pleasures; flannel shirts, outdoor concerts, Kim Kardashian’s crying face & glamping. You’d be hard-pressed to convince her that any snack would be better enjoyed without Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce, but you can try. When Chloe’s not in the office she’s spending quality time with her friends and family.
Favorite Event: The Hard Cider Run
Co-founder. Courtney is aiming to run 50 marathons before she turns 50. She will also complete the World Marathon Majors (she is halfway there). Courtney works with all of our venues, farmers, and brewers, connecting, networking and forming each relationship. When she isn’t networking, she is shaping our company culture and the culture of our events. Outside of the office/farm/cidery, she loves a good beer, her dog Millie and working out.
My Name is Danny Whalen. I recently graduated from Butler University with a double major in international business and Spanish. I was born and raised around Chicago, but that does not mean I do not love to travel (it’s one of my favorite things). I have been able to work and live in Shanghai, China for a summer, as well as spend 8 months in Valparaiso, Chile studying the language. I also love adventuring outside, cooking, spending time with friends, finding treasures at garage sales, and watching old movies. I am really excited for my time at Sour Fish Events, and look forward to all that is to come!
Favorite Event: The Great Pumpkin Run
Co-founder. Old. Semi-funny. These are the words he uses to describe himself. Beyond making fun of himself, Erik enjoys working out, cooking, dining out when he is feeling lazy, trying new beers, and drinking hot coffee. In the office, Erik heads up marketing, most web-related duties, and purchasing.
Jordan hails from the Cornhusker state and recently made his way to Chicago. He spends a big chunk of his time biking around the city searching for new restaurants and dive bars, meandering to the beach to play volleyball, or going to the movies. At home you can find him attempting over-the-top cake recipes, watching The Bachelor, and barely making a dent in his reading list.
Kathryn hails from the Land of Lincoln (Springfield, IL) and graduated from Endicott College outside of Boston, Massachusetts last year. You might find her attending concerts, taking 7 mile walks along Lake Shore Drive, baking or trying to find the best sugary dessert Chicago has to offer. She loves traveling and hopes to live in Europe one day and eat baguettes and croissants the rest of her life.
Lily just moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Michigan this past spring. She loves being active and exploring new cities; she hopes to one day compete on The Amazing Race. She’s an avid puzzle-doer and loves reading murder mystery books. If she’s not doing one of those, you can find her hanging with my friends, working out, or watching either Silver Linings Playbook or terrible reality TV shows.
Millie the Office Manager
Favorite Event: Sleeping. She’s lazy.
Two eyes. Two ears. A chin. A mouth. Four legs. Four kneecaps. Three hip joints. One bark. A lot of sleep. I just described to you Millie, the office dog. Millie enjoys hanging out at the office with us almost every day. Sun bathing as the light shines in through the windows is a favorite pastime of hers, always working on that tan! Don’t be too surprised if she barks when you visit, she just wants you to know she’s there and needs attention.
Favorite Event: The Hard Cider Run
Morgan is the Event Director. She likes to bake cookies, watch horrible sci-fi movies, and think about cats. In fact, doing all three would be her ideal day. When she’s not doing these things, you can find her out running or reading a book. In the office, Morgan helps with booking vendors, customer service, and volunteer recruitment.
A current grad of Indiana University, I have decided to move back to my home base: Chicago! I love fitness and exploring new, fun ways to stay active. Traveling is a love and a passion. I enjoy exploring new countries and cities, meeting new people, and trying new foods. I’m a firm believer that fries are best served smothered in ranch, English bulldog puppies are the cutest (I mean, look at those fat rolls), and that coffee is truly a hug in a mug. When I’m not traveling or hanging out with friends, you can catch me binge-watching re-run episodes of Seinfeld, hiking, or catching up on my giant list of books-to-read.
Born and raised in Texas, Scott has been a Chicago native for the past 3 years. He enjoys exploring new cities, attempting to cook, and binge watching Game of Thrones even if he doesn’t understand what is going on most of the time. In his free time, he is a part-time runner and a full-time foodie.