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CHARLIE FELDBAUM | Chairman | info@apresrental.com

Charlie was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from LaSalle University and became a stockbroker for two years before moving to the Midwest and spending 13 years in the residential real estate business. He moved to Minneapolis over 35 years ago to fulfill a desire to own his own company. Apres just celebrated their 35th Anniversary. He brings an eye for detail, a desire for perfection and has the leadership to have brought Après to the forefront of excellence in upscale rentals and events. Après is a family-owned, family run business and prides itself in having many employees who are related to each other. In 1995, his son Michael started working summers in high school and college, and when he graduated, he joined the sales team as an assistant and advanced into sales over the years. He became President in 2017, after great success in helping build Après sales. He has continued to move Après into the 21st century with his knowledge, expertise, and people skills. He is an invaluable asset to the entire Après organization. The Après family of dedicated and long-standing employees are the reason for their continued success, especially throughout the pandemic.  

Après sincerely thanks all their loyal customers...Après is where they are today because of the community that has supported them for the past 35+ years.

MICHAEL FELDBAUM | President | mfeldbaum@apresparty.com

Michael was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Minnesota at the age of six, when his father, Charlie Feldbaum, started Après. At age 15, he began working at Après and continued as a Sales and Marketing Assistant while attending Augsburg College in Minneapolis. After graduating, Michael became a full-time salesperson and earned the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2010. In 2017, Michael was promoted to President, where he continues to innovate and grow Après.

Michael can often be found on-site or driving an 18-wheeler, side-by-side with the Après team, building all sizes of events. His years of experience in multiple roles within the company give him a complete understanding of Après' product line and daily operations.

Michael lives in Minneapolis with his wife Maggie and their two young sons. When he isn’t busy trying to keep up with his boys, his hobbies include biking, skiing and being outdoors. He has a passion for photography and has shot many of the pictures we use on our website and marketing materials!

STEVE JOHNSON | General Manager | sjohnson@apresparty.com

Steve has been with Après since 1995 when he joined as assistant general manager to Will Decko. After two years, Steve moved into the general manager position and has held that since. Steve enjoys the constant challenges and ever changing variables that go into the day to day at Après. No two days are ever the same! When not at work Steve enjoys spending time golfing, wood working, and giving his dog Luna all the pets she deserves!


CRAIG OLIVER | Director of Operations | coliver@apresparty.com

Craig was born in Michigan and moved to beautiful Northern Wisconsin when he was 7. Craig is proud to be a (the) resident Cheesehead at Après! After graduating from UW La Crosse with a business degree, Craig went straight into food service management. From there, it was 10 years in the crazy world of catering. His relationships in catering led him to AARCEE Party and Tent rental where he stayed for 21 years. After “retiring," and working part-time at FedEx, Craig got restless and explored getting back into the party rental business. Charlie and Mike were brave enough to give him a shot and the rest is yet to be written.

Craig has been happily married for 40 years and has two grown daughters. Craig also became the proud grandparent of Harper Anderson in January of 2022. Craig loves live music, riding his motorcycle, downhill skiing, playing golf and an occasional scuba dive.

JIM BACH | Director of Tenting | jbach@apresparty.com

Jim was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. He graduated from Normandale Community College and wanted to go into Law Enforcement, but ended up in the party rental business {go figure!}. Jim has been an integral part of the Après team and just celebrated his 34th anniversary in June 2023! In that time, he has worn many different hats - from a delivery driver to crew chief, from warehouse manager and to now Director of Tent Operations. He has been in the sales end of the business for the past 29 years. He loves the challenges of the event business, from the smallest of events to the large-scale functions that can attract thousands of people. From deadlines that give you all the time in the world to complete, to the short challenging timeline that keeps him up at night wondering what he got himself into! Working in the event industry gives Jim a lot of satisfaction. He loves working with a wide variety of clients and meeting new people. Executing events and seeing the rewarding accomplishments we can do at Après is the most satisfying. "When" Jim is not at work, he enjoys spending time traveling with his wife. Tries different breweries with his wife and two sons.

KELLY TARMAN | Director of Finance & Accounting | ktarman@apresparty.com

Kelly was born and raised in Hopkins, Minnesota. Shortly after graduation, Kelly moved to Chaska and met her husband, Alan. Both are active within their community and within their church family, as well as having four two legged children and five-four legged children that keep them very busy. Kelly came to Après back in August of 2008 and after almost four years in an assistant capacity, she became the Director of Finance.

Kelly loves all things to do with travel and her favorite way to travel the world is a cruise ship. During her free time, she enjoys a round of golf, reading a great novel, strolls outside when Minnesota graces us with warm weather, and all types of movies and music. Her goal within the next 15 years will be to retire in Florida, home to three of her favorite cruise ports.

KIMBERLY GEISLER | Director of Product Management | kgeisler@apresparty.com

Locally grown, Kimi graduated from Colorado State University with a major in Restaurant and Resort Management and a minor in Business. She has previously worked as a full-time nanny, retail merchandiser, customer service specialist, golf event manager, bartender & server. Now a dedicated Après employee of almost 18 years, Kimi has worked in several different departments within the company. She started in the draping department, moved into the design department, and then transitioned into a sales assistant. She began to take on more company-wide projects and juggle many different roles. In 2017, she became Director of Product Management – she purchases current and new rental items, as well as oversees and analyzes our entire inventory. While running the website, attempting to keep company-wide organization and efficiency, she helped transition Après over to new rental software, Alert, in 2018, and continues to learn and teach her coworkers. In 2021, she took over managing all inventory purchasing.  She dabbles in IT, designs Après apparel, coordinates employee appreciation events, helps to keep the showroom looking beautiful, creates graphics for our trucks, and designs advertising and marketing material. She loves her job and never has a shortage of things to do – and she is still learning how to say no! When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, and loves being a multitasking mom of Finnegan (8), Sullivan (7) and Bellamy (4). In her very little free time, she loves entertaining family and friends, traveling, organizing, wine, home remodeling and trying new restaurants.


ANDREA BACH | Senior Event Specialist | abach@apresparty.com

Born and raised in Bloomington, Andréa has been working at Après for over 27 years. After going to college to get a Nursing degree, Andréa quickly found out nursing was not for her. She started out as a receptionist at Après and worked her way up the ranks to become an enthusiastic Event Specialist. The event world excites her, especially knowing that each event is unique in its own way. She believes that each event deserves her full attention no matter how big or small the event. Andréa doesn’t like the word “no…” her coworkers always say, “If there’s a Drea, there’s a way!

When she is not planning events she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Favorite Motto: Laughter is the best medicine!

BECKY MASSOP | Event Specialist | bmassop@apresparty.com

Becky is an optimistic, hardworking, and dedicated Event Specialist who helps people create customized events tailored to perfection. 

Born in Austin, Minnesota, she later moved to Minneapolis after graduating from Mankato State University. Becky believes that there is no substitute for outstanding customer service and an acute attention to detail. With over 25 years in the event business, she is able to seamlessly combine her client’s vision with personal expertise to create unforgettable memories. It’s her commitment to excellence that has her clients coming back event after event. She is most thankful for her talented, hardworking co-workers that work tirelessly as a team to ensure that every customer is happy and taken care of. Becky is excited to continue to help and guide her customers to create those special life-long memories through the events they plan together.

Becky resides in New Hope with her husband Brad and has three wonderful children that keep her very busy with lots of activities, love, and laughter.

KATIEE WANDMACHER | Senior Event Specialist | kwandmacher@apresparty.com

Born and raised in St. Paul, Katiee honed her skills in the catering and event industry on the East Coast. After returning home to Minnesota, she landed at Après where she has been working since 2005. Her 25+ years of experience in the event industry includes work that has been recognized with the prestigious Star and ICON Awards. Katiee is a dynamic Senior Event Specialist with a keen sense of style, creativity and unparalleled customer service which is reflected in all her work whether it be an event for 15 or 1,500 people.

When not at Après, Katiee enjoys working out, cooking, reading, skiing, golfing, pickleball, going to bed early :) and good times with family and friends.

EMILY PETER | Sales Assistant to Katiee, Design Assistant | epeter@apresparty.com

A Rochester native, Emily moved to the cities for college and graduated with a degree in music business. Soon after graduating, she realized managing artists was not too different than managing events and joined the hospitality industry, over 12 years ago! Beginning with coordinating weddings for the Minneapolis Park Board, she then moved to catering events and venue management. However, the décor side of events is where Emily always hoped to land, and now that she has been here for eight years, she couldn’t be happier! When at Après, Emily is sales assistant to Katiee, manages content and social media for Après, designs and maintains the showroom, stays current with Alert features (our rental software), and is always searching for the latest and greatest linens and rental items. When Emily is not at work, she enjoys decorating her home, being outdoors (especially on a 90 degree day!), spending time with her partner Phillip, and catching up on reality TV. She looks forward to helping create memorable and beautiful events! 

KARLA VITEZ | Sales Assistant to Andrea & Jim | kvitez@apresparty.com

Karla was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. She has worked at Après for the past 25+ years as a Sales Assistant to Andrea & Jim.

Karla resides in Burnsville with her husband and three teenage children. In her spare time, she loves reading, crafting, spending weekends at their cabin, and playing taxi driver for the kids' sporting events.


JENNY OLAFSON | Accounting Administrator | jolafson@apresparty.com

Jenny was born and raised here in Minnesota. She has been with Après for seven years and has the honor of wearing many hats. As accounts receivable, she sends out statements, invoices and collects payments. She also attends as many Alert (our rental software) conferences as Charlie will let her, returning with a wealth of knowledge and ready to share with anyone that will listen. As a problem solver, Jenny likes to dabble in IT and is one of the go-to people to troubleshoot computer, printer, and phone issues.

Jenny has been married 27 years and has three amazing kids (one works here full time and one who is enjoying his first summer here in 2023). They enjoy their annual family fishing trip to Lake Winnie—especially when the girls team wins the yearly fishing challenge. She is planning to go on more cruises to beautiful and warm destinations. In her free time, she enjoys reading, golfing (at least attempting to) and spending time with family and friends.

JORDYN CAMPBELL | Administrative Assistant | jcampbell@apresparty.com

Jordyn was born and raised in Brooklyn Park. After working several different part time jobs, including Target (which she can’t give up) she landed at Après in 2021 as administrative assistant. Her friendly smile will greet you as you walk in. You may hear from her if you have an upcoming will call order or if you forgot to return something. When she’s not at Après (or target) Jordyn enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 


JEFF MOORE | Warehouse Manager | jmoore@apresparty.com

Jeff has worked at Après for 25 years, from delivery helper to driver to now, our warehouse manager. Jeff enjoys his free time and likes to spend time disc golfing, catching up on sleep, and spending time with his pets. Jeff is known for scheduling a time for the team to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children.

BRIAN RELLER | Operations Manager | breller@apresparty.com

Brian has worked at Après for 27 years total, with a small hiatus, but he just couldn’t stay away! Brian has been married for almost 30 years to Jennifer, who also worked at Après for bit back in the day, and they have two wonderful kids; Owen and Natalie. They enjoy spending time together and traveling as a family. Brian enjoys fishing and is a semi- professional angler. Brian enjoys everyday being different when at Après and loves attending the big events and seeing our equipment out on site!

LUIS CASILLAS | Dish Room Manager | luis@apresparty.com

Luis has worked for Apres for 26 years either in our dish room or managing the dish room. Luis and his wife have five boys! He enjoys playing soccer with his kids and watching them play soccer. Luis also enjoys the outdoors and all it has to offer; fishing, hunting, camping, anything outdoors even in the winter!

MEGAN SCHMIDT | Linen and Décor Manager | mschmidt@apresparty.com

Megan was born and raised in Dayton, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2018 with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management with an emphasis in Event Planning. Shortly after graduating Megan landed at Après as a décor assistant. From working in the decor side of the event industry she has discovered she loves the art of draping. Especially being able to transform a venue or one of our tents into an event space of your dreams! Over the past five years working at Après she has worked her way up to be our Linen and Décor Manager.

When not working late nights or weekends Megan enjoys reading, doing puzzles and making book folding art. She has even made a few pieces of art that you can find in our sales staff’s offices. Megan resides in Crystal but always makes time to visit her mother and furry sister, Ellie - a chihuahua mix, at least once a week!


PHILLIP GALVAN | Production Supervisor | pgalvan@apresparty.com

Phillip, a California native, moved to the Midwest to acquire his Music Production degree in St. Paul, Minnesota. After college he moved to Minneapolis where he honed his craft by producing for local artist and managing live sound for corporate events. Transitioning to Après, Phillip started at Will Call where he assisted Adrian with customer pickups and returns. Two eventful summers later Phillip assumed the role of Production Supervisor, overseeing production processes, ensuring quality control, and optimizing workflow efficiency. During his leisure, Phillip frequents Minnesota’s lakes and state parks with his partner Emily, rooting for the Los Angeles Rams on gameday, and cherishes visits to his family back home in California whenever possible.