JP Fritz | President

JP Fritz

JP grew up in Delphos, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelors degree in accounting. He worked as a CPA and Controller for several companies before becoming involved with Lasting Impressions in 1993. Together with his business partner, Karl Liesinger, Lasting Impressions began to grow, culminating with the purchase of KG Marx in 1998. JP became sole owner and president of Lasting Impressions in late 1998. JP is married to Patty Fritz for over 32 years. They have twin sons who both graduated with Bachelors college degrees and are now part of the LI family. JP’s furry kids currently consist of a chocolate Labrador retriever, a yellow Labrador retriever and a black cat. When JP isn’t busy at work he enjoys riding his bike, reading historical novels, cooking, collecting wine and drinking craft beer.

Kevin Goodrich

Chief Operations Officer
Kevin Goodrich was born and raised in Worthington Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University, he took his first job at a local lending firm. After rising through the ranks, he became the Director of Operations for the entire company in less than a year. Soon after, along with his childhood best friend, they decided to take the risk and branch out on their own. What followed was a successful 8-year run, growing the business into 4 locations and 80 employees. Wanting to venture out again, Kevin left in 2008 to become the COO of Drape Kings, a large event décor rental company based out of NYC. Never living anywhere besides Columbus Ohio, Kevin packed up and moved to the Big Apple which would turn out to be one heck of a ride. It turned out to be another opportunity to grow a business using the proven methods he used prior. In a few short years, he led the operations and built the teams that quadrupled revenue and expanded the company’s offerings and geological footprint. After 13 years, it was time for another challenge. This led Kevin back to his roots in Columbus where he accepted the roll of COO at Lasting Impressions Event Group in March of 2023. Kevin has two kids in college. One at his alma mater and the other at the University of Cincinnati. In his spare time you’ll find him at the gym or on the golf course. He is also an avid collector of vintage telephones and hot sauces. He currently has over 2300 different sauces giving him one of the largest collections in the world.
Patty | Sales Manager

Patty Fritz

IT, HR and Special Projects Coordinator
Patty is from Youngstown, Ohio (Y-town). She graduated from Youngstown State University in 1985 with bachelor degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics. She has lived and worked in Columbus, Ohio since graduating from college. She was a systems analyst and engineer at Chemical Abstracts for over 10 years. Patty then worked as a Senior Computer Consultant for 7 years. She met JP in 1987 and has been married to him for over 32 crazy years. They have twin sons who both graduated with Bachelors college degrees and are now part of the LI family. Empty nester Patty joined the Lasting Impressions staff in the Fall of 2015. She is using her various skills from her IT background to help the company’s Sales staff and now is the coordinator for IT, HR and Special projects. She still spoils her four legged kids - a sweet chocolate lab, a silly yellow lab and a black kitty as much as possible. When Patty isn’t hiking with her dogs, she enjoys reading mystery novels, visiting Columbus Zoo, checking out art and good restaurants with her hubby and planting flowers and veggies in her gardens.
Ryan Harmon | Sales

Ryan Harmon, CERP

Director of Sales
When it comes to understanding and executing one-of-a-kind events, Ryan has a natural talent. With over a decade of experience in the event and hospitality industries – with concentrations in event planning and management, floral design, catering, marketing and sales – he has a passion for everything events. Ryan has orchestrated memorable events – ranging from concerts, city events and automotive events to weddings, private & corporate soirees and fundraisers – with his industry knowledge and eye for detail. He is active in several industry associations to include Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Ohio Chapter, Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, Plexus, Destination Cleveland, Live Events Coalition, and the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Cleveland Chapter where he currently serves as President. When he’s not in event mode, Ryan enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and exploring Cleveland’s flourishing restaurant scene.


Melissa Ellison

Business Services Manager
After starting at Lasting Impressions in June of 1999 as an office assistant, Melissa learned quickly everything she could about event rentals and has been managing the Columbus office since. Overseeing accounts receivable, IT and software development, the Columbus showroom and office staff, as well as liaising with other departments and locations, she can be relied upon to find a solution to almost every problem. When she’s not at work, she would love to spend her time writing, reading, crafting, baking, or gardening, but is generally quite busy renovating her ``forever`` house and taking care of her young family.

Zach Fritz

Account Executive and Tent Specialist
Zach graduated from Miami University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition. He worked for the company part time in the tent department for 7 years and has been full-time for the last four years. Zach's years of experience in tenting have given him the skills to help customers envision their event tenting. In his spare time Zach enjoys crossfit, golfing, snowboarding, hanging out with family and friends and going to sporting events such as Ohio State football and Blue Jackets games. Zach also enjoys trying different foods, new dark rums, various wines and craft beers.

Dayana Garcia Mesa

Event Rental Coordinator
Dayana came to lasting impressions in June of 2022 after graduating high school. She started off in the laundry department where she learned the ins and outs of what goes into processing linen for our orders. She knew she wanted to branch out and get in touch with her creative abilities, that is when she realized she wanted to become part of the sales team at Lasting Impressions. In her spare time she likes to listen to music, try new restaurants and spend time with her family. She one day hopes to visit her home country, Mexico and discover new places around the world.

Katie Trzepacz-Tish

Account Executive
Katie is from Murray, KY. She graduated with a BS in public health from MSU in 2021, and moved to Columbus shortly after. After getting engaged, she realized she has a passion for event planning, and started working for Lasting Impressions in July of 2022. Since then, she has gotten married, completed her MBA, and moved to Powell. In her spare time, Katie enjoys yoga, scrapbooking, walking her dog, trying new restaurants in Columbus, and traveling.

Destiny Root

Event Rental Coordinator
Destiny has been the designated family party planner and she’s developed a love for decor/interior design. She likes to help others when it comes to picking out the right look that they have envisioned for their event. Outside of work, her hobbies include; Planning K-pop (Korean pop music) events at local Boba cafes around Columbus. She likes to dance, read and go to anime conventions whenever she has time aside from taking care of an entire house with her husband and young son.

Mike Barr

Warehouse and Assistant Operations Manager
Mike was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate from Whetstone High School. Mike's attention to detail made him a perfect fit for his Warehouse Manager position at LI. Most recently he has been promoted to Assistant Operations Manager. In his spare time, Mike enjoys golfing and bowling. He's even bowled a perfect 300 game! Mike spends as much quality time as possible with his wonderful wife and furry kids.

Tyler Coleman

Tent Manager
Tyler has been with Lasting Impressions for 8 years. He joined our tent department after he graduated from high school in 2015. Tyler was a seasonal tent crew member for the first 3 years while he was attending college at The Ohio State University studying physics. He has been full time in the tent department for 5 years and Tyler worked his way up to the Tent Manager position. When Tyler's not working, he likes to spend his free time at the gym or taking his German Shepard, Frankie, on walks.

Andrea Garcia

Laundry Supervisor
Andrea was born in Morelia, Mexico. She moved to Chicago at just 16 years old and went to high school there where she learned to speak English. After Chicago she moved to Ohio and started her journey here in Lasting Impressions in 2011. Andrea started off ironing while also learning all the other positions in the linen department. In 2018 she was promoted to the supervisor position. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her 3 kids and her husband. She loves to cook and explore new places. Overall Andrea loves her job and team here in LI.


Veronica Ciraldo

Office Manager
Veronica started in Sales and has worked her way up to Office Manager here at Lasting Impressions in Cleveland. She graduated in Spring of 2023 with her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University as well as her Associate's Degree in Business Management. With over eight years of experience in customer service Veronica is passionate about helping others, and in this case making sure any event big or small is successfully executed. When Veronica isn’t at work, you can find her hiking in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park, kayaking with friends, trying out new restaurants, and playing tennis.

Jacob Ciptak

Account Executive
Jacob has been working in the hospitality industry for ten years now. Starting as a mere host at Outback Steak House, he worked his way to Ohio’s renowned Michael Angelo’s Winery as a Front of House Manager where he began working in events. Along with years of on the job experience he has an education in event planning, marketing, and management. His forward-outgoing personality paired with knowledge of the field makes him a great addition to the team and asset to our clients. Jacob also dabbles in media including, photography, videography, and modeling! He even launched his own fragrance brand in 2022.

Sue Frenchik

Account Executive
Sue is the newest member of the Lasting Impressions sales team based in our Cleveland office! Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Sue has over twenty years of experience in the service industry with experience in restaurant management and catering and now event rental sales. She has an eye for detail which comes in handy when assisting clients to bring their vision to life on a variety of events. Sue has a passion for home remodeling and decorating so she is up on the current design trends. Halloween is her favorite holiday so it's no surprise that she is a huge horror movie fanatic. When not at work, she can be found spending time with her family, traveling, or snuggling with her sweet pup, Maddie!

Jake Fritz

Warehouse Manager
Jake is the Warehouse Manager in Cleveland. Jake is 27 and has worked for Lasting Impressions for 11 years in the tent, delivery and warehouse departments in both the Columbus and Cleveland locations. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management at Capital University in May 2019. When not working, he enjoys playing PS4 video games, smoking cigars, listening to music, snowboarding and going to sporting events. Jake is an avid Ohio State, Cavs and Guardians fan.


Jeanne Prows

Office Manager
Jeanne grew up in West Chester, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. After eight years in the banking industry, Jeanne joined The Alleen Company in 1999. She still lives in West Chester with her husband and their two daughters. In her time away from work, Jeanne enjoys reading, listening to and watching anything True Crime related and spending time with her new puppy, Coco.

Michelle Hampel, CERP

Sales and Event Specialist
Michelle began her career in the event rental business at Daisy Rental in 1997 when she went to help out temporarily and never left. She joined The Alleen team when The Alleen Company purchased Daisy Rental. Michelle spent several years overseeing the china and linen departments before moving into an event specialist position in 2010 and earning her CERP designation. Her excellent organizational skills allow her to manage several responsibilities simultaneously. What Michelle loves most about working at The Alleen Company are the people that she is surrounded with that are always willing to lend a helping hand. Michelle and her husband camp every weekend from the months of April to October and plan to pull their fifth wheel around the United States when they retire.

Elena Prows

Event Rental Coordinator
Elena was born in Guatemala but raised in West Chester, Ohio. She worked in the China and Dish department prior to graduating high school in May of 2023. She soon realized that she loved working with customers and joined the sales team at The Alleen Company. An avid sports fan, she played soccer for 13 years. In her spare time, she likes to watch her local sports teams, loves going to FC Cincinnati games and loves to spend time with her family and her dog Coco.

Robyn Rosenow

Event Rental Coordinator
Robyn grew up and still lives in the Fairfield Township area. She has work experience at an event center, a restaurant, and as an event planning assistant. Her role in sales at The Alleen Company not only offers her another excellent opportunity to gain more experience in the event industry but also to provide great advice and service to The Alleen Customers for their event needs. In her free time, Robyn enjoys all things culinary, especially baking, as well as music and spending time with family.

Ryan Stidham

Sales and Delivery
Ryan grew up in Fairfield Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. Ryan brings past experience in sales and national account management. Ryan came to The Alleen Company in 2013 as a part time employee as a permit specialist and has been full time since 2018. Ryan now helps with permitting, sales staff, and operations. Ryan says, “I enjoy working at The Alleen Company because I like the people I work with and it’s exciting to create great events for our customers”. Ryan has a beautiful wife and 2 teenage boys that he loves watching grow into men and play sports. Ryan also enjoys playing golf, camping, and traveling.

Nick Kaeser

Operations Manager
Nick started working at The Alleen Company back in 2006 when he was just a teenager. He worked in the warehouse and grew into a delivery and tent crew member position. He is now the Operations Manager which allows him to use his vast Alleen experience as well as his degree. Nick graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is an avid soccer fan who has had season tickets to FC Cincinnati since day one. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer as well and has been in a Sunday league for the past few years.

Kenny Kaeser

Warehouse Manager
Kenny has been with The Alleen Company for fifteen years and is now in his eighth year as Warehouse Manager. He brings valuable experience as a crew member to the job which allows him to provide quality and accurate equipment to our customers. Kenny’s familiarity with our inventory and procedures is second to none. Kenny enjoys music, concerts and spending time with his 2 grandchildren.

John Kaeser

Tent Manager
John has been with The Alleen Company since 1999. He is currently the Tent Manager and is a CDL driver for the company. John is a true leader with the company and is a mentor and coach to the new employees. He enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, three children and grandson.