At 82 South, we want to be champions of your cause. Your success is our success. We want to know what that looks, sounds, and feels like to you, then help bring it to life. Whether it’s a meeting or trade show, talent curation or full scale event, our creative team of designers, producers, and content visionaries work closely with you to discover and display the full potential of your project.
82 South has led the way in delivering the kind of turnkey experiences that don’t just make a statement – they leave a lasting impression.
Brian Riha is an established project executive and experiential producer, with a clarity of vision and a proven record of successful projects. With over eighteen years in the industry, Brian orchestrates project teams throughout the entire multi-stage project delivery process. He thrives when creating strong emotional bonds – through fresh, thoughtful design – that strengthen the relationship between the audience and the brand. Driven by creativity and innovation, Brian is genuinely engaged in what’s happening in the world right now in every aspect of art, commerce, culture and communication. His passion is the driving force to create innovative experiences for his clients.
Favorite quote: “The medium is the message.” — Marshall McLuhan
Matt brings over fifteen years in management experience and expertise in employment consulting and business management. His role with 82 South allows him to utilize his broad knowledge within human resources, budgeting, operations management and business development. Prior to 82 South, Matt devoted his career to expanding the growth of his offices through superior service and business development while employed with Robert Half, the leading specialized staffing firm in the US.
Favorite quote: “Dreams can’t come true if you don’t have any.” – Anonymous
The perfect marriage of experience: BRAND DEVELOPMENT and CREATIVE DIRECTING, makes for a dynamic Managing Director. With experience as a Creative Director in the television industry, DeAnna is used to wearing all the hats; director, producer, promoter. She enjoys guiding and motivating the team at 82 South and her passion for creating new strategies for multi-channel marketing growth shows through her relationships with vendors and clients.
Favorite Quote: “Always think of the end result”. -William Novak
With over ten years experience in project management, marketing, event logistics and brand development, Dani brings a diverse background to the table. She is a visionary, and a motivated and self-directed team player who always enjoys a challenge. Her passion lies in developing creative concepts and experiences for clients and their events, while honing in on the details that can really bring their message to life. Dani focuses on staying up to date on the latest and greatest marketing trends, design concepts, and media components. Working with a wide variety of events and campaigns, she most enjoys those with great opportunities to impact attendees and her clients alike.
Terri brings over eighteen years of experience in the tradeshow industry and has project managed a wide variety of exhibits from 10’x10’ – 100’x100’. She is very detail oriented and focuses on customer service. During her career, Terri was nominated and served on the Orange County Convention Center Exhibitor Advisory Board for four years. She takes pride in the many relationships she has built with clients, general contractors and convention center staff.
Favorite quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it!” – Walt Disney
Dominick Corona is a creative-minded, digital marketing whiz with a passion to build brands and drive company growth. Starting his professional career in the real estate industry, he pursued leadership opportunities at Keller Williams Realty. He later transitioned into a creative agency setting where he was responsible for the daily operations of the digital marketing division. Dominick is excited to bring his experiences and innovative approach to 82 South and looks forward to contributing at a high level.
Favorite quote: “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” -Walt Disney