WHAT IS NESS?
THERE IS TRULY NO I IN TEAM IF YOU ARE A PART OF THE NESS FEST FAMILY. WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE AN AMAZING TEAM SURROUNDING US THAT ALL PLAY THEIR PART IN MAKING THE NESS FEST DREAM COME TO LIFE!
TEAMWORK DOES MAKE THE DREAM WORK.
WHO WE ARE
The NESS Fest is more than just a two day health and lifestyle festival. It is a movement that at the forefront highlights the importance of individuals, families, friends, companies, leaders and all those in our community coming together as one with the mission of a happier and healthier Greenville. It is our belief that in order to accomplish this we must first determine what it means to be our best self.
How do we bring this to life? We define everything our festival does by four pillars: wellNESS, goodNESS, fitNESS and wholeNESS. The NESS Fest is the ideal environment to seek out, educate and explore all that is available in our community that falls into one or more of those pillars. Our goal is to provide the ultimate platform where our attendees have access to things they may not have known existed before, thus launching them on their personal wellness journey to becoming the best version of themselves.
THE NESS FEST CORE VALUES
The NESS Fest is more than a two-day health and lifestyle festival. Everything we create originates from our unwavering commitment to help you become the best version of yourself and improve the quality of your life. This mission stems from our core values of:
-A health-centric focus on overall well-being
-A dedication to look inward first before focusing on the outside
-A promise to preach the unselfishness of making self-care a priority
-A passion to help even just one person take a step closer to achieving their personal growth goals
-A commitment to the Upstate that drives us to make impactful decisions benefitting the health and lifestyle of our community
These core values guide our organization every day. This allows us to organically put these beliefs into action throughout our community based on four specific pillars: wellNESS, goodNESS, fitNESS and wholeNESS.
Just like the circle our logo represents, these pillars must work together in unison to bring to fruition a complete and total you, i.e. the absolute best version of you. It is our belief that a better YOU results in a better US.
MEET TEAM NESS
Brenda Luginbill, CEO/Founder
Say hi to Brenda, brenda@theNESSfest.com
favorite wellNESS: Reflexology
favorite goodNESS: Never met a cheese I didn't like.
favorite fitNESS: Dancing
favorite wholeNESS: Singing like I am on a stage.
In 2003, Brenda began her career in the event industry as an Event Coordinator for one of the most premier event companies in Los Angeles, Along Came Mary Events. Brenda has produced events such as the Grammy After Party, Movie Premiers, Fashion Shows, Fortune 500 Corporate Anniversary Extravaganza, Celebrity Weddings, and much more.
In late 2009, Brenda and her husband moved to Greenville, South Carolina to be closer to family and thus cb events was born. Her love and passion for events has never changed and it shows through her commitment to exceed her clients expectations as well as her own. cb events has produced events such as GHS Experience the Dream, Dragonboat, Greenville Polo Classic, Euphoria events and Charleston Wine and Food. All of these experiences have allowed her to gain extensive knowledge in event design, catering, lighting/sound and entertainment, which she brings to the table. The passion for festivals and people's overall well-being is what stemmed the drive to create The NESS Fest.
Allie Maietta, Festival Director/Producer
Say hi to Allie, allie@theNESSfest.com
favorite wellNESS: Hot stone pedicure
favorite goodNESS: Popcorn
favorite fitNESS: Any Kate Termini workout
favorite wholeNESS: Harry Potter marathons
She may be a proud New Yorker, but Allie has happily called the South home for the last eight years. Graduating from Quinnipiac University in 2011, Allie immersed herself in all things foodie after moving to Greenville and ultimately became Event Director to the city’s premier food, wine and music festival, Euphoria.
Staying true to her passion for food, beverage and hospitality, Allie spent some time working for a PR firm specializing in all the above. After realizing her love for the event industry was something she couldn’t ignore, she joined the CB Events team in July of 2017 as an Event Producer.
With a drive to make a true impact on her community, Allie helped launch The NESS Fest and currently serves as the Festival Director/Producer.