Anthony Dittmann graduated from San Diego State University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Following graduation, Anthony worked for the San Diego Chargers until 1998. After the NFL, he worked for ESPN in several capacities, all involving the design, construction and management of ESPN-owned events including the ESPY Awards and culminating as the Director of Operations and Event Director for X Games in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Aspen and Tignes, France. Since the X Games, Dittmann has produced events for NBC Sports and The Enthusiast Network before ultimately starting Kilowatt Events with several colleagues.
Anthony also spent several years as an adjunct professor in the Sport Business Graduate Program at California State University, Long Beach and the University of San Francisco.
Jenn Marks | Director of Business + Event Operations
Jenn Marks graduated from University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Following graduation, Jenn followed her lifelong dream to move to California and relocated to San Diego where she worked for 7 years at Destination Concepts, Inc. as an Operations Manager. She soon transitioned to leading the organization's operations department as Account Director and successfully executed millions of dollars of events annually.
In 2013, Jenn moved to Los Angeles and freelanced until joining the Kilowatt Team in 2016. Her client list includes: Victoria’s Secret, H-P, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Red Bull Air Race, Chrysler, ESPN, Pac-12 Football and Basketball Championships, the BNP Paribas Open, & the LA Clippers. Jenn joined the Kilowatt Events team in 2016 as the Director of Business and Event Operations. She is dedicated to building a strong, service-oriented team that is driven to creating the best client and guest experience possible.
Brett Blumberg | Sales + Sustainability Manager
A San Diego native, Brett Blumberg graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in environmental engineering and a passion to help communities around the world transition to a more resilient future. He has worked with ESPN's event sustainability division, traveling the country to events such as the ESPY Awards Show and X Games to decrease the events' negative environmental impacts and educating attendees on social and environmental activism. He holds certificates in LEED and Permaculture Design and holds his MBA in Sustainable Business.
Brett now runs Kilowatt One, KWE's event sustainability branch. Through diligent research and relationship building, Brett ensures that KWE's events are successful for our clients, attendees, and partners while maximizing the positive social and environmental possibilities of live experiences.
Laura Furney-Howe | Operations Manager
Originally from Northern California, Laura relocated to Los Angeles and began a career in event management that is incredibly diversified. She worked for the Wide Angle Group producing events for the Ball Up basketball league and many others all over the world. Howe has also worked with the Deutsch Agency creating and executing brand events for Target and Taco Bell. Her childhood was spent traveling and growing up in international destinations, an experience that has made her an excellent communicator both as an employee and a representative for Fortune 500 Brands.
Brian Kappel | Creative Services
Brian Kappel graduated from Penn State University in 1998 with a degree in Visual Arts, specializing in drawing and painting. After graduating, Brian worked as an apparel graphic designer for NIKE, and during that time he began refining his work as a conceptual designer. Over the next 15 years, Brian worked in the agency world as a Creative Director and Design Lead. From retail design to customization and event ideation, Brian has brought his passion for design and his drive for unique experiences to each project he works on.
Brian is also an active artist, exhibiting at galleries across the country as well as constantly tinkering with new materials and new ideas. Brian also has several shops in Portland, Oregon that carry his graphic tees and paintings.