We see life as a series of moments just waiting to be celebrated.
We see life as a series of moments just waiting to be celebrated.
The Bash (formerly GigMasters) was launched in 1997 by two life-long friends, Mike and Kevin, who wanted to combine their love of music and parties with their passion for the web. Today, The Bash still has the same start-up culture, but is a part of The Knot Worldwide’s global family of brands (The Knot, WeddingWire, The Bump and more).
All of these years later, our mission remains the same—we’re here to help you find the perfect vendors to bring your celebration to life. From birthday parties to weddings, corporate events and more, The Bash is the one stop source for all of your event services needs.
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At The Bash, our entire team is committed to helping you celebrate all of life's special moments—no matter how big or small. From looking to booking, our team of Account Specialists are here to help you every step of the way.
Whether you're a first-time party planner or an experienced event professional, we're committed to helping you find the best vendors to fit your event vision and budget. And, when you find the perfect vendor for your event, book with us and you'll be covered by our Guarantee.
We believe that your event is our reputation, and making your event dreams come true is our top priority. We're not satisfied until you're thrilled - that is our promise to you.
From account specialists to web developers and everything in between, The Bash squad is comprised of over thirty team members located in Norwalk, CT and New York, NY. We’re a mix of fresh faces and seasoned vets who have worked together for 5, 8, even 12 years—it’s safe to say we love what we do. Our work-hard play-hard motto fuels our passion for connecting party planners with the perfect entertainers, party vendors, and venues for all of their special events.
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Our General Manager & Director - and the Willie Mays of the GigMasters softball team, Rick was among the company's first hires. Desert Island Album: Tom Petty Full Moon Fever. Musical Instrument: Air guitar.
Give me a B! When she’s not pepping up our Marketing team, you can find Brittany coaching nationally ranked cheerleading squads. Brittany’s positive energy is fueled by wine and cupcakes - her two favorite things in life, besides Disney. Celebrity crush: Aaron Rodgers
If she’s not using her creativity at work as our Marketing Manager, Alyssa is using it to refinish antique furniture and take on various DIY projects. If she were a GigMasters vendor she’d be a sommelier - perhaps she can pick up some tips on her next European vacation.
By day Justin is the Tech Department’s problem solver. By night he fights crime. No, actually he plays the trombone in Steady Habits, one of GigMasters’ all-time favorite ska bands.
Chris is a Senior Developer with a serious love for Buffalo Chicken Dip. When he’s not pumping out lines of code, he spends his time hiking and keeping up on all things space related. Chris’ claim to fame – he once bowled a 300! Power Animal: Philosoraptor
If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya’ gonna’ call? Paul. Not only does he solve our site code mysteries – he’s a paranormal investigator, too. (Beware, ghost bugs!) Paul’s ideal day would include Jennifer Lawrence, tacos, and an Avengers marathon. Desert Island Album: Dark Side of the Moon.
Maurice is a multi-talented member of our Tech team. He can play the piano and alto saxophone, and he’s a sabre fencer (Google it!). He loves Panda Express and video games. Celebrity crush: Natalie Dormer
Representing Guaxupe, MG, Brazil: it’s Cristiano, one of our Software Engineers. He’s so passionate about technology that if he were stranded on a deserted island with only one thing, it’d be the internet. He’s just as passionate about music as he is tech, and can play classical guitar and piano. In his free time, Cristiano is watching The Office or playing with his cat, Menina.
Jared, our Senior Software Engineer is self described as a stubborn-curious-coffee-junkie who spends his free time teaching his cats tricks, learning martial arts, and reading books/articles in all possible mediums. Current TV Show Obsession: The Great British Baking Show and Mindhunter. Hidden Talent: TBD.
Our Pittsburgh native and Associate Software Engineer Matt, loves playing music, reading, writing, going to the movies and building computers. He’s also a huge Arizona Cardinals fan and has a superstitious ritual he does before every game! In his spare time, he’s learning to speak Esperanto, Japanese, and Spanish. Pineapple on pizza? Yes! With bacon and black olives.
Annie is a University of Vermont alumna (Go Catamounts!) and a movie-quoting, customer-assisting machine that runs on caffeine. Don’t be surprised if she slips a few one liners into your call just to keep you on your toes!
Gus is a helpful Senior Account Specialist and budding table tennis star who describes his family as eerily similar to the one in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Desert Island Album: ‘Cast Away’ Soundtrack.
Katie is a karaoke and margarita lovin’ Account Specialist with a secret desire to harness telekinesis to move things across the desks of co-workers when they aren’t looking. She often gets mistaken for actress Laurie Holden (from the Walking Dead). Favorite Video Game: "Borderlands 2" for Xbox 360
Katie has the wits of a city girl and the charm of a southern girl. These traits can be seen in her role as Project Coordinator as she welcomes new members during the onboarding process. She recognizes Rhinebeck, NY and Raleigh, NC as both her homes. If she’s not binging Stranger Things, she’s catching a tan on an island vacation. She is opinionated, but that’s only because she cares!
Our Senior Account Specialist Olivia has a love for mystery and animals. If Olivia isn’t playing with her two rescue dogs, Cody and Denny, you can surely find her listening to a murder mystery podcast. She loves the beach, and her favorite spot to vacation with her husband is South Carolina. She is a proud University of Alabama alumna, which is evident in her love for the south #RollTide
Our Account Specialist Andrea kicks butt in the office and in the gym. She loves to work out (likely with Lady Gaga in her earbuds) and compete in crossfit competitions. Reminiscent of her wedding, she dreams of her next Parisian vacation.
Hailing from Fairfield, CT and a Penn State Alumni (Go Nittany Lions!), Taylor was an Animial Science Major who studied horses. Currently, she’s a proud dog mom (Manu and Hans) and likes to cook, hikr, and take care of her vegetable garden. Vacation Spot: Any beach or Ecuador (where she lived for a year!).
When she’s not helping our users, Amy loves crocheting, thrifting, binging Netflix shows, and seeing live music! If she were stuck on a deserted island, she would bring all of the Harry Potter books. Go-To Karaoke Song: Anything Celine Dion. Pineapple on pizza? #Never.
One of our two Norwalk natives, Haley is passionate about getting better every day - it’s what gets her out of bed every morning! When Haley isn’t helping our users and vendors with their events, you can find her on her yoga mat or in a local brewery. (It's all about balance…)
A natural born party-planner, supremely considerate co-worker and lover of clever copy, Nicole embodies our 'life of the party' spirit. Power Animal: Owl Favorite Board Game: Scattergories
When she's not working on product development and making our site the best it can be, Katie is usually in the kitchen making sinfully good treats for her co-workers, or playing with her doggies Sammy D and Cooper. Desert Island Album: Queen's Greatest Hits
Jeremy is a theater lover who has written, directed, performed in and produced over thirty plays with his own theater company. That’s right, Jeremy has his own theater company. When not getting his acting on, Jeremy spends his time testing new features and updates on the GigMasters site.
An avid Harry Potter fan and acoustic guitar player, Tim spends his days working with the team to improve our product. He appreciates Charlie Chaplin, the Cowboys, and a great user experience. The only thing more impressive than Tim’s work ethic? His golf game. (That, and the number of Big Macs he can consume in a week.)
Meet Uijun, a Seoul native! He is a bonafide foodie, who loves to cook for his friends and family. He's passionate about design, and shows off his skills as our Product Designer. When he needs to unplug from the tech world, he likes to spend his time in nature.
Meet Elayne! Our Product Design Lead who loves travel and travel photography (hello Instagram addiction), and Molly - her super-cuddly Maine Coon cat, and roommate of 11 years. If she were a vendor on The Bash, she’d be a fortune teller who reads gypsy cards (an old family tradition!).
An amateur magician and office mini-golf enthusiast, Jeremy is the man who keeps GigMasters running like a well-oiled machine. He's seen Pulp Fiction about 10,000 times. Power Animal: Honey Badger Superpower: Invincibility
Our Office & Operations Associate loves chocolate-peanut butter flavored anything, trips to London, and her rescue bagel hound Oscar. If she were stranded on a deserted island, she would bring a large notebook and a ton of fun pens. For Veronique, pineapple on pizza is always a yes! (the more the better).
An experienced drummer with a sharp haircut, Rob was recently voted 'Nicest Guy in the Office.' His interests include: Taco Bell Volcano burritos, Zooey Deschanel and planking. Power Animal: Ankylosaurus
Tori's favorite thing about working at GigMasters is getting to talk to people from all different walks of life. That's why she's the perfect person to head up our Sales Team. But it's not all business with Tori. When she hosts a party, expect to enjoy margaritas and fun at the beach. Wedding Song: "Bones" by Michael Kiwanuka
Don't leave clutter near our Sales Rep, Jessica. She is an organized Navy Brat that loves her dog, Hawaiian vacations, and Chick-fil-A. She's always equipped with chapstick, and a proud James Madison alumni (Go Dukes!).
Our Long Island (born + raised!) Account Executive, loves chicken fingers, pizza, a good murder mystery (book or tv show!), and her mini schnauzer Patrick. Pet Peeve: Bad Grammar. Vacation Spot: South of France.
Taylor was a psychology major and environmental studies minor and loves travel, cooking and floral design! Fun fact? She studied 3 languages - Spanish, French, and the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek. Vacation spot: Paris, France. Favorite food: Gnocchi.