While in college I worked for a company that sincerely put their staff first. Their belief was, “A happy staff makes for happy clients.” It showed. I have done my best to stay true to this in every decision I’ve made in building this business. I hope you are as happy with our staff as I am, because without them, this business would just be an idea. I’m grateful for our amazing team and I hope you are too!
Born and raised in Austin (Austin High alum Loyal Forever!). He enjoys making music, he’s the lead singer in the Austin band Light the Sun, helping others, especially those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, cultivating facial hair, and hanging out with his son Jack. Chris has been in the service industry since 2004, with several years spent in fine dining, where his attention to detail was allowed to flourish. This attention to detail is a keystone in the training of all staff members who join the Austin Wedding Helpers team, and an integral part of what sets our staff apart from the others.
Austin Wedding Helpers was built out of a need Chris saw while helping to bring a wedding venue into fruition. Once it was up and running, it was clear the couples needed some extra hands on deck. So, Chris recruited some friends and with his background in service, he was able to lead them to success. Since then, the business has grown quite a bit, but that same willingness to help is the backbone of what we do.
Emily joined the team back in October, 2013, just a year after Austin Wedding Helpers got started. Before us she attended Texas State, where she received her BA in Family and Consumer Science, and minored in Business Administration. She immediately got started working in staffing, helping out with Events at Circuit of Americas, getting involved in F1, MotoGP, and the concert scene. With her self-motivated and determined attitude she has helped grow the fabulous reputation and service of Austin Wedding Helpers across Austin and the hill country. Most recently, she spearheaded our newest service, Day-of-Coordination in Fall 2015. When Emily is not at work she is out on the greenbelt hiking with her dog Lily and getting involved with Austin Pets Alive.
Dylan moved to Austin from east Texas in 2006, where he attended ACC and The University of Texas. He has been in the service industry for 10 years, and has been bartending for 9. He has been with Austin Wedding Helpers since August of 2015. Dylan is in charge of recruiting new staff members and teaching them how to do things the Austin Wedding Helpers way. He is hardworking but also strongly believes that work should be fun. You will often see him smiling even when there is a lot of work to be done. Like many Austinites he enjoys being outside with his two dogs, Charlie and Lady Ruffington, and is always up for an adventure.
Kyle joined Austin Wedding Helpers in July of 2015 as an effort to get out of his “normal desk job.”. Before Austin Wedding Helpers, Kyle attended Texas A&M where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Music. Wanting to apply this unique skill set, he teamed up with Chris Sabanos to create and develop a DJ service for the company. In addition to DJing, Kyle also handles General Operations for the company and works closely with staff and clients to ensure that the highest quality standards are being held. In his free time, Kyle enjoys watching documentaries and playing the guitar in his band, Light the Sun.