Meet the CSU Events Team!

Alejandro Albanez

Title: Guest Relations Specialist
Communication | Restorative | Competition | Significance | Focus
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Most exotic vacation:
 Marrakech, Morocco
Favorite book: A Tale of Two Cities
Favorite quote: “‘You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. - Wayne Gretzky -Michael Scott'”


Melissa Bokovitz

Title: Assistant Director
Clients: College of Business
Strengths: Empathy | Responsibility | Harmony | Adaptor | Consistency
Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Most Exotic Vacation: I studied abroad while in college. I went to France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I can’t wait to get back to Europe.
Favorite Musician: Josh Kelly
When not working, I enjoy: Hanging out with my husband and son, being around friends and just having a good time!

Amanda Clayton

Title: Engagement and Event Manager
Campus Partners: I collaborate with all the colleges across campus.
Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Favorite Place to Travel: Munich for Oktoberfest
Favorite Quote: “Less is more.”
When not working, I enjoy: Traveling to new places and countries. Enjoying food, movies, and music. Practicing photography. Attending events to learn new ideas. Spending time with family and friends.

Marissa Dienstag

Title: Associate Director
Campus Partners: President’s Office, CSU System, External Relations, Provost, University Ceremonies
Strengths: Strategic | Responsibility | Relator | Analytical | Command
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Favorite book: Sherlock Holmes
Favorite quote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – J.M. Barrie
When not working, I enjoy: Theater, various outdoor activities, and hanging out with my puppy

Marketa Jancar

Title: Engagement & Events Manager
Strengths: Restorative| Achiever| Focus| Discipline | Consistency
Hometown: La Junta, Colo.
Most Exotic Vacation: Traveling to Brazil for Carnival
Favorite Book: All the Harry Potter Books
When not working, I enjoy: Camping with my partner Brandon and our dog Tucker

Tanara Landor

Title: Assistant Director
Campus Partners: Athletics, Alumni Relations, Principal Gifts, Enrollment Access & Student Affairs, Office of Gift Planning, Donor Relations & Stewardship
Strengths: Activator | Woo | Significance | Positivity | Communication
Hometown: Slidell, Louisiana
Role Model: Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Quote: Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam - “I will either find a way or shall make one.”
When not working, I enjoy:  Being on a beach, in a pool, or on a boat…drinking champagne

Kelly Liggett

Title: Managing Director, Strategic Engagement
Strategic | Input | Activator | Learner | Intellection
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Favorite Books: Pride and Prejudice, The Grapes of Wrath, The River Why
Favorite Musicians: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen
When not working, I enjoy: Spending time with my family, hiking, camping, fishing skiing and running

Ashley Ovesen

Title: Engagement & Events Manager
Strengths: Responsibility | Harmony | Relator | Consistency | Restorative
Hometown: Greensburg, PA
Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
When not working, I enjoy: Spending time with my husband and two golden retrievers.

Liloni Ramos

Title: Engagement and Operations Coordinator
Strengths: Deliberative| Restorative| Achiever| Learner | Input
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Favorite Book: Richard Scarry’s Biggest Storybook Ever
Reason for choosing this career/profession: I chose to pursue my career at Colorado State University because I believe in equity to access education. The land-grant mission that CSU pursues is a different reflection of that. Students are working to write their stories, and I get to be a part of that.
Favorite Quote: “Que Sera, Sera” (Whatever will be, will be)

Marisa Reginaldo

Title: Engagement and Events Manager
Strengths: Includer | Empathy | Responsibility | Arranger | Discipline
Hometown: St. Clair Shores, MI
Favorite Quote: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. Do what you can.” – Sydney Smith
When not working, I enjoy: Spending time with friends and family and a fun day on the mountain either hiking or snowboarding.

Casey Thomas

Title: Guest Outreach Manager
Strengths: Achiever | Discipline | Communication | Belief | Positivity
Hometown: Murray, Kentucky
Favorite Quote: “Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.” ~Unknown
“What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.” ~Unknown
When not working, I enjoy: Hanging out with my husband and our 4 daughters…usually at the soccer fields.

Sarah Urich

Title: Engagement Coordinator
Strengths: Empathy | Restorative | Consistency | Connectiveness | Developer
Hometown: Loveland, Colo.
Favorite Quote: “Don’t compare your backstage to someone else’s highlight reel.” – Unknown
When not working, I enjoy: Being with my husband and our two daughters and enjoying life with family and friends!